Wareside Entertainers was founded in 1978 by Derek and Marion Hirschle with people from the village and a few friends and relations. WE have expanded over the years to include members from surrounding villages and towns.
Our first production was a variety show “What a Performance”. This included two one act plays, The Devil among the Skins by Ernest Goodwin and Four Queens Wait for Henry by L. Du Garde Peach interspersed with songs from “Calamity Jane”, Bambi and the Music Hall.
Over the years our repertoire has ranged from Shakespeare to Alan Ayckbourn, Oscar Wilde to Ray Cooney; from serious drama like Steel Magnolias and Shadowlands to the Farndale farces and ‘Allo, ‘Allo. Probably our most ambitious productions to date were Michael Frayn’s Noises Off and in the summer of 2012, Under Milk Wood.
Our first pantomime, The Sleeping Cutie in 1980 was a spoof, potted pantomime, part of a Christmas Variety show. Since then WE have presented a new pantomime every year. The early ones written by Derek Hirschle and after he moved from the village, by Judith King.
Other members have recently taken up the challenge, with Beauty & the Beast by Ruth King, Old King Cole by Anne Phipps, Rose Red and Snow White by Rebecca Andrews, Hansel & Gretel by Alex Young, Once Upon a Time by Shirley Mead and Snow White by Alex Young.
For a full list of our past productions and to view some photos, go to our archive page here.
If you would like to join us for any of these productions, WE are very happy to welcome new members, minimum age 10. We rehearse in the village hall on Wednesdays and sometimes Thursdays. Back stage help is always needed too.
Phone Judy King for more details. 01920 467223 or us the contact page.
JOINING WARESIDE ENTERTAINERS
WE are a fully inclusive society and operate an open door policy. No audition is required and everyone is welcome no matter how inexperienced.
WE also welcomes backstage & front of house members.
WE is about ...
... enjoying ourselves whilst performing to a high standard.
... helping each other whilst entertaining our audience.
WE aim to produce a pantomime, plays and a variety show eachyear.
If you would like to join us for any of these productions, WE are very happy to welcome new members, minimum age 10. We rehearse in the village hall on Wednesdays and sometimes Thursdays. Back stage help is always needed too, phone Judy King for more details. 01920 467223
Existing members can now renew their membership online here.