Welcome to the Nannerch Players
The Nannerch Players are a dedicated group of enthusiastic amateur actors all living in and around the beautiful North Wales village of Nannerch.
We perform at least two shows a year. One full-length play performed in the summer months (usually May– June) and a pantomime, just before Christmas.
The full-length play is very popular with actors and audiences alike and its inspiration is usually drawn from the cast. We all have our favourites and this is our chance to indulge ourselves. These plays could be a short murder/mystery or a gritty and intense love story, a light-hearted comedy or a classic Shakespearean masterpiece.
Our annual pantomime is our chance to let off steam. In classic pantomime style, we always opt for colourful costumes, over-the-top characters, fabulous sets and hilarious scripts. We frequently involve the village children in the production and for those who just like to watch, engage them in the performance. Our pantomimes are always a sell-out.
Current and recent productions include;
In 2019 we performed a farce called Don't get you vicars in a twist and Dick Whittington panto. In 2018 we performed a murder mystery, Death at the Island View Hotel and a play about war veterans in a care home trying to escape to Normandy for D Day celebrations in 1994 called, The Magnificent Seven. Our 2108 pantomime was Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. In 2017 our pantomime was Caesar, The Pantomime, The Wizard of Oz was perfromed in 2016. Also in 2016, we performed three one act plays, A Dog's Life, The Waiting Room & The End of the Pier. Cinderella (2015), Agatha Crusty & The Murder Mystery Dinner (2015), Panto Goes West (2015), Dad's Army (2013) & Stepping Out (2013).
In July 2014 we performed Shakespeare's 'The Merry Wives Of Windsor' and in June 2017 we performed the Canterbury Tales, both took place in the stunning grounds of the Penbedw Estate close to Nannerch.
Our 2011 production of Wind in the Willows (performed in the open-air in the village) received wide acclaim and attracted over 400 visitors.
We rehearse every Wednesday evening in the village hall and we would very much welcome you to join us either in an acting role or to help with technical or backstage.
Recently played the part of the Fitzwarren twins in panto
Recently played the part of The Empress of Morocco in panto
Recently played the part of Sarah the Cook in panto
Recently played the part of Caroline in Vicars
Recently played the part of Dickie in Vicars
The Nannerch Players Amateur Dramatic Society was formed in 1984 and we have performed at least two plays a year since then come rain or shine .... mostly rain!
Our aim is simple : to enjoy putting on plays that are in turn enjoyed by a wide range of audiences.
We are both self-funding and not-for-profit. We do not rely on grants but exist through ticket sales, some fundraising and the support of the local community.
The cast of The Waiting Room, Liz and Paul holding their Awards.
Erica as Best Villain and Monique accepting Best Production Award
In 2019 we entered the Welsh Region of One Act Plays with a play written by one of our group, David Grieve. The play called The Waiting Room was performed at Theatr Clwyd along with other groups from North Wales. We were fortunate to be selected to represent North Wales in the Welsh Finals at Theatr Clwyd. In addition two of our actors won individual awards at the heats, Paul Harrison was awarded Best Actor and Liz Grieve was awarded Best Supporting Actress.
We also, entered the local panto competition organised by Clwyd Community Theatre Association (CCTA) for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs performed Christmas 2018. Again we gained two awards, Erica Burney won Best Villian and our performance was judged as Best Production, Monique Duffy-Brogan accepted the award on our behalf. The CCTA also awarded Tim Clisby best actor for his role of King Rat in our 2019 panto, Dick Whittington. Marilyn Jones was awarded for her role as the cat and our performance of Dick Whittington won best panto, that year.
Our Famous Annual Internal Awards - Golden Lemon & Ieuan Watkins
Nominations for the Golden Lemon Award are for the person who has provided the most noteable and memorable contribution to the Nannerch Players throughout the year. This could be due to their outstanding acting ability, their unsurpassed devotion and commitment to the Players or to their unsurpassed attention to detail.
On the other hand, it could be because they committed the most horrendous and hilarious cock-up whilst on stage..... a true and worthy winner every time!
Tim Clisby was awarded the Golden Lemon for 2019 for two great performances, as the drunken vicar in Don't get your vicars in a twist and as King Rat in Dick Whittington in this years panto. Truly deserved award. Tim also was awarded best actor in panto by the CCTA, Marilyn Jones was got an award for her role as the cat and the production of Dick Whittington won best panto.
We introduced a new Award in 2018 in honour of one of our longest serving members, Ieuan Watkins, who sadly passed away that year. The Ieuan Watkins Award is for outstanding contribution throughout the year. The winner of the Award in 2019 was Peter Lewis whose tirelessly work on specify, installing and learning how to work our new lighting system was beyond the call of duty. He also manages to act and help with sound, a worthy winner.
Both Awards are voted for by members of the Nannerch Players.