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PUSS IN BOOTS

Hello to all you lovely people out there! Well, here we are again, pantomime time is upon us and I can’t believe it! (Oh yes I can)! It certainly doesn’t feel like a year ago that Boxford Drama Group were getting ready to entertain you, but it was – and now all our actors have […]

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THE GOOD OLD DAYS

THE GOOD OLD DAYS! Here is your chance to be taken back to the good old days of Music Hall! In a collaboration between Ward Baker and Boxford Drama Group, we invite you to come and join us for an evening of songs, new and old, melodrama, sketches, comedy and fun! All compèred with flawless […]

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A MATTER OF WIFE AND DEATH

By Elaine Horne. BOX RIVER NEWS REVIEW   A MATTER OF WIFE AND DEATH Fans of Agatha-Christie-type murder-mystery whodunnits eagerly awaited the Boxford Drama Group’s March 2023 production of A Matter of Wife and Death and were left guessing right up to the very end as to who the murderer was! Written and directed by […]

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THE CHRISTMAS SOLDIER

THE CHRISTMAS SOLDIER Our panto this year is The Christmas Soldier, directed by Joe Barrett!   BOX RIVER NEWS REVIEW THE CHRISTMAS SOLDIER The annual Boxford Drama Group pantomime is always widely anticipated in and around the benefice. This year’s production of Joe Barrett’s “The Christmas Soldier” was no exception. Last performed by the drama […]

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THE BURGHERS OF BOXFORD

Boxford’s Pantomime is back! …a romp through Boxford’s Medieval past!   BOX RIVER NEWS REVIEW “I really have no idea what happens in the panto,” writes the author of Boxford Drama Groups 2021 Pantomime, Gareth Price. “I wrote it 18 months ago and have drunk a lot of wine since then. I’m looking forward to […]

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7 DWARFS DO PANTO

Seven mischievous and very tuneful dwarfs guide us through the timeless story of SnowWhite. But this is not the Snow White you would imagine. The Prince has his work cut out to release her from the evil spell of the Wicked Queen. The tale is played out against an ever-moving backdrop, a tapestry of music, […]

Who Killed The Farmer?

WHO KILLED THE FARMER?

Set in the kitchen of Crows Skull Farm in 1954 there are more suspects and more motives than you could shake a stick at – but who actually did it? Outrageous over acting throughout, everyone seems to have been involved. Come along, for one night only and try your luck in this classic Murder Mystery! […]

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PREPARE TO MEET THY TOMB

The family who plays together, slays together! The Tombs family, who can trace their heritage back to the Borgias, are a family of professional assassins. However, as darkness descends can they survive the sudden arrival of uninvited visitors at the family lair of Monument House Hotel and Health Farm? As the evening passes, it appears […]

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SLEEPING BEAUTY

28th November to 1st December 2018 This years fabulous pantomime! Tickets only £15. (Available from the post office.) Licensed bar. Raffle Christmas supper served in the interval. BOX RIVER NEWS REVIEW This years Drama Group Panto ‘Sleeping Beauty’, was without doubt one of Joe Barrett’s best, but then he could not go far wrong when supported by […]

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WHO KILLED THE HOTEL MANAGER?

SEPTEMBER 15th 2018 For one night only! An exciting murder mystery event in Boxford Village Hall. Tickets only £10. (Available from the post office.) Licensed bar. Ploughmans served in the interval. Prize for the best detective! Box River News Review When hotel manager Rex Wilts (Jeremy Morgan) is found dead on the crazy-paving outside his […]

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AN ENGLISHMAN’S HOME IS HIS HASSLE

By Elaine Horne Thursday April 26th to  Saturday 28th 2018 A madcap musical comedy! Boxford Drama Group present An Englishman’s home is his Hassle written by Elaine Horne. This tale of dysfunctional family life, mistaken identity, bizarre behaviour and comings and goings. A comedy, a farce and a musical with a twist all rolled into one. Tickets £13.00 for each night include […]

Cinderella

CINDERELLA

The 2017 Boxford Panto! This year it’s the classic tale of Cinderella. With everything you would expect from Cinders herself, the handsome Prince Charming, Cinderella’s father the bumbling Baron Hardup and not forgetting the outrageous ugly sisters, the Fairy Godmother and the long suffering Buttons plus all the usual suspects, but with a local slant! […]

Chase Me Up Farndale Avaenue S'il Vous Plait

CHASE ME UP FARNDALE AVENUE, S’IL VOUS PLAIT

Thursday 30th March – Saturday 1st April 2017 Long before The Play That Goes Wrong and Peter Pan Goes Wrong in which an amateur dramatic society experiences the horrors of what can go wrong right in front of a live audience, the fictional Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society have been resolutely presenting plays in which […]

Robin Hood

ROBIN HOOD

A Very Merry Panto For Christmas! Written & Directed By David Phillips Robin and his merry band, the delightful but penniless Maid Marion and her faithful Nurse, Nora, the evil Sheriff of Nottingham and even a surprising appearance from an unexpected historical character at the end, combine to make a memorable panto for Boxford. Full […]

Oh La La!

OH LA LA!

Box River News Review: Oh La La was the latest production of our very own Boxford Drama Group and despite Derek (I can’t remember my lines) Butler who was to have been a mainstay of the show suffering a fall when climbing up the steps onto the Village Hall stage at the dress rehearsal putting […]

Quartet

QUARTET

Boxford Drama Group are staging Ronald Harwood’s wonderfully poignant and very funny play Quartet. We may not have the services of Maggie Smith and the other stars of 2012’s film but our actors are all of an age to be residents of the retirement home, in which the play is set! Performances are on Friday […]

Aladdin

ALADDIN

A traditional panto with almost all the Drama Group in the cast. Below is a picture of the colourful set.   Box River News Review: Allegedly this Aladdin was a traditional take on the original Aladdin story and featured all of the usual Characters from the Gene to the Princess but of course this had […]

Reading Between The Wines

READING BETWEEN THE WINES

Something very different for us. A play with songs… …Elaine Horne created a story of 6 couples, the women on a girls night out and the men at a wine tasting. Mike Keith wrote some beautiful songs and the whole thing was performed with great skill. ‘Reading Between the Wines’, a musical written by our […]

Haunted

HAUNTED

What would you do if your dinner party had an uninvited guest – a guest who died two hundred years ago and had chosen this night to unleash hell? What if you tried to escape but discovered the house would not let you leave? That is the horror let loose on Mark and his wife […]

King Arthur and the Philosopher's Stone

KING ARTHUR & THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE

Few, if any of us understood the convoluted script but had great fun doing it! Written and directed by Bill Horne and full of music and laughter.   Box River News Review: Bill Horne, our local Bard, was probably influenced by Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone when He wrote this panto. Elements of the […]

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DUETS

A middle aged couple on a first date, a warring couple drunkenly trying to settle their divorce, see a boss and his secretary striking up the unlikeliest of friendships and see a brother almost NOT getting his sister to the church in time. 4 very funny and poignant one act plays, which we delighted our […]

Captain Hook

CAPTAIN HOOK

Box River News Review Joe Barrett proved to be a barrel of laughs as the villainous Hook’s shipmate, ‘Sweetheart’ whilst trying to keep everyone ship-shape and sea worthy! Camping it up as only Joe can do, he set the scene that was going to prove to be one of the best panto’s yet. David Phillips […]

WEEKENDERS & THE LAST FLIGHT HOME

The World Premier of ‘The Last Flight Home’ and ‘Weekenders’ will be performed on 10th, 11th, 12th May at Boxford Village hall. Elaine Horne has written these two one act plays and rehearsals are taking place as we very speak under her direction. Be prepared to be enthralled by the intrigue, tension and drama of […]

The Murder Room

THE MURDER ROOM

Shortly after her marriage, Mavis Hollister, a villainess if ever there was one, and her lover put into motion their cunning plot to kill her wealthy new husband, Edgar. Meanwhile Edgar catches his new bride telling obvious lies about where she has spent the evening and Mavis is forced to think quickly to concoct a […]

Relatively Speaking

RELATIVELY SPEAKING

The set for Relatively Speaking used the full stage rather than a traditional box set. These drawings are all that exists of Act 1 – A bedsit with a bathroom (behind the pink striped wall and Act 2 The terrace outside the conservatory of a Country House. ACT 1 ACT 2 Greg & Sheila Philip […]

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THE SWINGING SIXTIES

Janice MacMillan doing Puppet on a String Elaine, Denise and Annie doing the Supremes   Will and Denise in Till Death do us Part Elaine Horne in I don’t know what   Jeremy, Jim, Joe and David doing Sgt Pepper!

CINDERELLA

At Polstead. All I can find for this year is this picture of a very stressed looking Sue Beven. Sue directed Cinderella at Polstead and probably had every reason to look worried.

THE BOXFORD BELLS

This black and white picture was taken before an ill judged evening we staged in Boxford Village Hall. A Medieval Banquet complete with a giant hog roast and a script written by Joe Barrett and Will Carpenter. The evening degenerated into farce as none of the cast could remember their lines and everybody, including the […]

The Christmas Belles

THE CHRISTMAS BELLES

The black and white picture was taken before an ill judged evening we staged in Boxford Village Hall. A Medieval Banquet complete with a giant hog roast and a script written by Joe Barrett and Will Carpenter. The evening degenerated into farce as none of the cast could remember their lines and everybody, including the […]

A Bit of a D-Day Do

A BIT OF A D-DAY DO

‘A Bit of a D Day Do’ was actually staged by The Community Council. Bill and Elaine Horne looking very young Joe Barrett and John Kirby (those were real moustaches)   Looking baby faced is Andrew and Janice Macmillan!

TROUBLE IN THE WORKS

All that survives is the original script belonging to Herbert Beven. Trouble in the works (written by Harold Pinter) was part of an evening of sketches and general silliness, but where or indeed when? click for pdf  

JEWELS ETC.

In 1977 a production referred to in the accounts as ‘Jewels etc’ it is shown with takings of £107.00. There is an item named as ‘Kilt Cleaning’ for this show but no information seems to exist. Nothing exists of the 1978 Production.

MIXED SALAD

The production in 1976 was MIXED SALAD in March. Takings were £24.25 and Boxford Village charged us £10.00. AND WHAT ELSE? I can find no further information – lots of conjecture but no cast iron proof of which productions took place in this year.

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