13 / 05 / 2021
Baker P Support
It is with great sadness we announce the passing
of James Dandridge ………
He was a joy to know and appeared in “Going Postal” as the very
senior junior postman Groat, he certainly made the part his own ..
the facial expressions were wonderful , “ A Bunch of Amateurs “ as
the insufferable Nigel .. a part he relished and so different to his own
He played Paul the murder suspect in “The Perfect Murder”
challenging him to play nasty, and finally the inimitable Toad in
“Wind in the Willows” A part he was thrilled to play alongside his
children Grace and Joe who played stoats.
He was such a larger than life character, funny, a brilliant actor and
more than that our friend.
He was to have directed “Canterbury Tales” and also play the Miller,
but the wicked brain tumour that he had battled for more than 12 years
returned ,and though he tried so hard to carry on he could not. After
surgery and chemo we thought he was winning the battle but sadly
he finally succumbed.
We are all devastated. We will miss your smiling face James.
R.I.P and keep entertaining wherever you may be xx
Hazel Latcham (Chairman)
Like all other theatre companies both Professional and Amateur, we have been in a state of limbo with theatres closed and have been unable to rehearse because of the rules of 6
From May 17th we will back in our hall rehearsing again….
As the Palace theatre will not be opening again until the autumn, we
have decided to present a very funny double bill :-
“Last Tango in Little Grimley & Lockdown in Little Grimley”
These will be performed in our rehearsal hall which luckily is very big
and has a stage and curtains.
We will be following all government guidelines and sanitising seating
before and after shows.
“Searching For Dr Branovic” has now been postponed to July 2022.
so “The Fulstow Boys” a true story of World war 1, is booked for November 2021 and then “Guards Guards” by Terry Pratchett is pencilled in for November 2022.
Please watch this space for new updates…….
We are looking to gain new members ..so now is a good time to pop along ( after June 21st when the rule of 6 inside no longer applies) plenty of opportunities to audition !