These are the questions that we would like to be asked the most
Who are we?
The Paulerspury Players is a Paulerspury based community group which runs pantomimes, plays, musical events and entertainment, and in doing so raises funds for local causes with an emphasis on enjoyment by all involved.
Our motto is: ‘having fun raising funds’.
How do I Join?
Music to our ears this one, especially from any budding male actors! If you have a little time to spare and especially if you are creative, or enjoy working with creative people to benefit the community, we want you! Actors, non-actors, musicians, backstage and front of house – all are welcome. Simply follow the contact us link, or mail your details to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll do the rest. If you’re in the Paulerspury or Towcester area, you’ll even be able to come to our rehearsals.
What are the benefits of Membership?
Members receive newsletters advising what’s on and planned. They qualify to perform in any of our events if auditioned or requested and are thereby covered by our insurance. Being a member can be fulfilling: we share similar views on entertainment; we like working together as well as working with young people and helping to develop presentation and acting skills. We also have a wide range of assets, equipment and skills to enable new members to perform or present new material or entertainment.
How often do you perform?
Several times a year if possible. Our pantomime is an annual event held every February half term, and is extremely popular. People have come from miles around to see it including Northampton and even sunny Milton Keynes! We also try to present other shows in the summer – a musical event or murder mystery, and often a play around October half term week.
Do I have to act to be a member?
Not really. There are a host of supporting roles to staging and event, including direction, stage management, lighting, sound, music, publicity selling advertising and so much more. Acting is the thing we do most of course, but we socialise as well. We also do Murder Mystery events and get the occasional quiz team together.How much you get involved is up to you.
Where can I find you?
We are located in Paulerspury in South Northamptonshire, near the Towcester racecourse. Performances are usually held in the village hall on the main road through Paulerspury, which is right next to the village pub!
Have you been going long?
That’s an easy one – Yes. We ran our first pantomime in 1988 at Paulerspury School and have presented one in Paulerspury each year since then except 2000, when we presented a ‘grand’ millennium variety show. Our 25th Panto was presented in 2014. We have been a key community group in Paulerspury for many years, during which our donations to local causes have exceeded £65,000. Have a look here to find out what we’ve done!