Welcome to the Wayland Players web site. We hope you find all the information you need to join the group, come and see us perform or simply learn more about the Wayland Players.
The Wayland Players, Watton, Norfolk are an amateur dramatics group who have been successfully entertaining audiences at the Queens Hall, Watton since 1949. It’s not all about productions, the Players enjoy a range of social events including trips to the theatre, meals in local restaurants, summer BBQ’s or just getting together for a drink & a chat.
Spring production: Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward, an improbable farce!
Directed by Jenny Mann
The Wayland Players performed the classic British farce Blithe Spirit, by Noel Coward for their spring production, 14, 15 & 16 May. Thank you to the many people who sent messages via our Facebook page and website to say how much they enjoyed the performances. It was great to have such positive feedback.
Researching for his new novel, Charles Condomine invites the implausible medium Madame Arcati to his house for a séance. After a “spirited” séance goes decidedly wrong, the cantankerous novelist Charles suddenly finds himself face to face with the ghost of his deceased wife, Elvira…much to the chagrin of his current spouse, Ruth. Love and marriage devolve into laughter and mayhem when Ruth is accidentally killed and united with Elvira on the “other side.” Together the paranormal pair of blithe spirits haunt their hapless husband with hilarious consequences.
One husband, two feuding wives and a whisper of mischief in the air – who will win in Coward’s unworldly comedy?
Photo: From left to right: Sharon (Ruth), Mel (Madam Arcarti)
Graham (Charles) Liz (Edith) & Corinna (Elvira) rehearsing.