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Programme for Outside Edge, performed by Woodford Players in April 2013

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greater manchester drama federation the greater manchester drama federation gmdf is recognised as one of the leading associations representing amateur theatre in the north west of england the gmdf s affiliated network alone makes it one of the largest regional organisations of its type and it s full length festival is probably the largest drama festival to be held in europe entries into this festival are adjudicated by four adjudicators throughout the season and their awards across various categories of drama are announced at our prestigious awards evening during the summer we also hold a long established annual high quality week long one act festival which this year will be held at the hyde festival theatre corporation st hyde details are on our website www.gmdf.org serving amateur theatre since 1899 national operatic and dramatic association headquarters noda house 58-60 lincoln road peterborough pe1 2rz tel 0870 770 2480 fax 0870 770 2490 email everyone@noda.org.uk www.noda.org.uk the national operatic and dramatic association noda was founded in 1899 and has a membership of some 2,300 amateur societies and 3,000 individual enthusiasts throughout the uk staging musicals operas plays concerts and pantomimes in a wide variety of performing venues ranging from the country s leading professional theatres to village halls noda is divided into eleven areas each headed by an area councillor who sits on the national council the ruling body of the association supported by a network of regional representatives these 180 volunteers are the vital link to the grass roots of the association the amateur theatre companies the association is administered from its headquarters with a knowledgeable and friendly staff able to deal with virtually any enquiry relating to amateur theatre there is a broad spectrum of ages involved in amateur theatre nationwide from a burgeoning number of youth groups to adult companies which meet the needs of all levels of both performers whether dramatic or musical and enthusiasts involved backstage front of house or in administration each production created is a genuine community event noda aims to give a shared voice to the amateur theatre sector to help amateur societies and individuals achieve the highest standards of best practice and performance to provide leadership and advice to enable amateur theatre to tackle the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century benefits of membership include access to noda s advice service at national and area level representation to government funding agencies rights-holders and the media and access to conferences workshops and seminars to help share information on best practice noda also holds an annual residential summer school with bursaries available offering training from professional tutors in drama performance music directing musical theatre stage management and other courses for performers directors and technicians it publishes regular area magazines and its quarterly noda national news and holds annual national and area programme and poster competitions to encourage the highest standards in design the noda library and meeting room provides access to a comprehensive research archive of scores libretti and reference books as well as an attractive room for meetings.

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chairman s address as the evenings lighten and the temperatures rise a young man s fancy naturally turns to cricket there s something about donning your whites fitting your box putting on your helmet and strapping on your pads whilst waiting for that extremely hard ball to be flung at you at speeds of up to 90 mph that makes you feel like a knight of old riding into battle in his suit of armour to face imminent danger this production however is not about the idyllic vision or the heavenly sound of leather meeting willow that melts the heart of every english gentleman this is about real cricket red in tooth and claw and the men and women who week after week turn out on uneven pitches with tatty equipment and do their best to emerge unscathed from the maelstrom of the pavilion and all the emotion created as teatime approaches like the team in our play we are all amateurs but we always aspire and definitely perspire to produce plays of a professional standard we hope that you enjoy the show as always we look forward to your feedback even if you bowl us a googly or two when the curtain falls and we say howzat your applause will be the highest score we could possibly hope for i know john lomax our director will be thanking all his cast stage crew and front of house team but on this occasion we have another thank you and that is to carol ackers for the delicious cricket teas we are always looking for new players so if you are interested in taking part in productions on stage or behind the scenes please approach one of the cast or crew after the show and have a chat about the possibilities if you can t manage to accost such a person please email us on admin@woodfordplayers.co.uk or telephone our secretary on 0161 292 2420 i look forward to seeing you all after the show best wishes tom dawson www.woodfordplayers.co.uk woodford community players are members of greater manchester drama federation www.gmdf.org and national operatic and dramatic association noda serving amateur theatre since 1899 www.woodfordplayers.co.uk woodford community players registered charity no 1110155

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free estimates family run independent and local excel in customers service from selection to fitting wealth of product knowledge fully employed qualified fitters turners carpets wish woodford players every success with their production of outside edge turners co carpets ltd 224 moss lane bramhall stockport cheshire sk7 1bd tel 0161 439 5623 www.turnersflooring.co.uk sales@turnersflooring.co.uk

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director s notes knowing very little about cricket it came as a bit of surprise to me to find myself directing this play that said the last three months spent working on the production has at least given me an idea of what spinning fingers off flight breaks wides and of course outside edges are the last play i directed was dick barton which like outside edge was a comedy but in terms of humour that s where any similarity ends the two plays are entirely different types of comic humour unlike dick barton outside edge is a more structured so i ve not had to use too many wild flights of fancy not too sure the backstage team would agree with that one as ever i owe an enormous debt to the whole production team and house staff for bringing the play to woodford centre my thanks particularly go to pat and derek snowdon for managing the whole production process and sourcing all the many props trevor matthew and graham for lighting and sound heather and malcolm braddock for continuity and tickets sales and of course our mistress of the robes jude craig whose ingenuity and skills with a needle and thread never cease to amaze me many thanks also to derek carolyn and vicky for reading in during rehearsals and to woodford s very own cricket club for their invaluable support finally my thanks to a brilliant cast who took everything i threw at them and who made our rehearsals such an enjoyable experience so please sit back in your deckchairs with your glass of pimms or g and t watch the match and thank you for coming to see the mayhem of outside edge best wishes john lomax director cricket as explained to a foreigner you have two sides one out in the field and one in each man that s in the side that s in goes out and when he s out he comes in and the next man goes in until he s out when they are all out the side that s out comes in and the side that s been in goes out and tries to get those coming in out sometimes you get men still in and not out woodford community players gratefully acknowledges the vital support of the following christ church woodford for rehearsal facilities mark wilkinson for help erecting the raked seating woodford cricket club for the loan of lots of cricketing equipment all our advertisers and those who have assisted with our publicity.

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outside edge production team technical director and lighting design stage manager production manager continuity set design set construction team and stage crew trevor mckelvey derek snowdon assisted by hazel dove pat snowdon heather braddock john lomax derek snowdon trevor mckelvey matthew mascarenhas tom dawson derek carolyn manton david trevor graham ackers wilson young john lomax jude craig pat snowdon graham scurfield matt mascarenhas pat and derek snowdon derek carolyn manton jude craig pat snowdon the committee jude craig ian m butterfield angela rezzano rosalie griffin paul brook melloney lenk graham ackers tom helicon teresa dawson barbara bennet tracey seville heather and malcolm braddock carol ackers sound engineer properties wardrobe publicity programme design photography front of house team ticket secretaries refreshments and cricket teas outside edge the action takes place in a cricket pavilion in present time act i act ii a summer s day at about 1pm later the same day at about 5.30pm storm clouds over woodford cricket club photograph courtesy of robin berriman director john lomax

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photograph courtesy of robin berriman catherine young-southward miriam this is catherine s first speaking part with the woodford players having dipped a toe in woodford s water so to speak as a convict maid dancing girl in dick barton catherine is really enjoying playing mim as she is such an interesting character poor mim struggles to maintain the illusion of her perfect marriage to roger in real life catherine is a psychology lecturer and a feminist who would have given roger the heave -ho long ago ian m butterfield roger this will be ian s eighth appearance on woodford s stage and he is very much looking forward to his role of the somewhat stressed cricket team captain roger in real life ian is a professional photographer ian will be directing again this summer for woodford players the play will be agnes of god a compelling drama about a young nun accused of killing her baby a must see sylvia arnold ginnie sylvia has performed with woodford players several times with most recent performances as marta heartburn and daphne fritters in dick barton special agent and as cora in calendar girls in november rehearsals for outside edge have been lots of fun and actually quite relaxing for sylvia as you will see sylvia hopes that you enjoy the play and have a great evening with us despite the weather david wilkinson bob after many years of playing panto and revue shows for dance at the smithy and footlights players david joined woodford players in 2005 to do a bit of `serious acting the male lead in unexpected guest was followed by bertie in crown matrimonial for which david won a `noda award myers in witness for the prosecution was followed by sir robert morton in the winslow boy david performed further supporting roles before the male lead in this happy breed last year david won best actor at the national ovation awards for margaret holbrook s short play `soup for starters when not treading the boards and winning awards david enjoys the great outdoors

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samantha oakes maggie this is the first performance in which sam will have trodden the woodford players boards sam is really looking forward to playing the inimitable maggie what a woman and what a dress sense in real life sam is an english teacher and loves reading watching films and socialising with friends bill cross kevin this is bill s tenth year with woodford players and his thirteenth appearance bill has played a variety of roles over the years but he has never had a wife quite like maggie or his chicken soup ruined in such an awful way bill is very hopeful that his spinning finger will make a full recovery tom dawson dennis tom plays the role of the sleazy dennis typecast again but has had to brush up his chat up lines especially when flirting with his daughter catherine playing miriam fortunately for the ladies of the cricket club but unluckily for tom dennis fails to bowl a maiden over and is invariably out for a duck art reflecting life perhaps will dawson alex this is will s first appearance with the woodford players and first appearance anywhere since playing an astronomer in a primary school production he is very much looking forward to playing the role of the arrogant young batsman alex a part which was obviously a huge leap from his everyday persona his day job is a politics teacher at aquinas college and in his spare time he enjoys reading listening to and attempting to play music playing sport and travelling sarah stewart sharon has been with woodford players for a number of years and finds herself once again playing the dumb blonde sarah played the beautician elaine in our november production of calendar girls and this time she plays the poor hapless sharon sarah says that there is at least one consolation this time and that is at least sharon doesn t get told in undeniably certain terms where to go by her lover s wife sarah hopes you all enjoy outside edge.

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woodford cricket club fixtures 2013 wednesday 03-apr 18.00 u18/senior training 10-apr 18.00 u18/senior training 17-apr 18.00 u18/senior training 24-apr 18.00 u18/senior training 01-may 18.00 u18/senior training 08-may 18.00 u18/senior training 15-may 18.00 u18/senior training 22-may 18.00 u18/senior training 16-may 18.30 junior night u7-u13 23-may 18.30 junior night u7-u13 24-may 18.30 junior night u7-u13 17-may 09-may 18.30 junior night u7-u13 10-may 02-may 03-may 18.30 junior night u7-u13 25-apr 26-apr 18.30 junior night u7-u13 18-apr 19-apr 20-apr 9.15am u12s v poynton 1.30pm 1st xi v kingsley 27-apr 1.30pm 2nd xi v ashton upon mersey 04-may 9.30 u11s v stockport georg 1.30pm 1st xi v bunbury 11-may 1.30pm 2nd xi v cholmondeley 18-may 1.30pm 1st xi v mere 25-may 1.30pm 2nd xi v oakmere 28-apr 9.30am u13 v stockport 05-may 9.30am u13 v cheadle 12-may 9.30 u15 v ashton on mersey cup u13s v bramhall 19-may 1pm 3rd xi v woodfley 3rd xi 26-may 9.30am u15 v a-on-m 1pm 3rd xi v hyde 4th xi registration evening 21-apr 11-apr 12-apr 13-apr 14-apr 04-apr 05-apr 06-apr monday tuesday thursday friday saturday sunday 07-apr 01-apr 02-apr 08-apr 09-apr 15-apr 16-apr april 2013 6-9pm first aid course 6-9pm safeguarding course 22-apr 23-apr 29-apr 30-apr 6pm u18 v stockport 06-may 07-may bank holiday 13-may 14-may may 2013 u9s v macclesfield 20-may 21-may u9s v bramhall monday 29-may 18.00 u18/senior training 05-jun 18.00 u18/senior training 12-jun 18.00 u18/senior training tuesday wednesday thursday 30-may 18.30 junior night u7-u13 06-jun 1st xi v pott shrigley cup 13-jun 18.30 junior night u7-u13 friday 31-may u12s v cheadle cup 07-jun u13s v alderley edge cup 14-jun saturday 01-jun 9.30am u11s v macclesfield 1.30pm 1st xi v barnton 08-jun 9.30am u11s v marple 1.30pm 2nd xi v ashley 15-jun 1.30pm 2nd xi v upton sunday 02-jun u9s tournament 09-jun 9.30am u15 v ashley 1pm 3rd xi v romiley 4th xi 16-jun 9.30am u15 v wythenshawe 27-may 28-may bank holiday 6pm moss hey hire 03-jun 04-jun u9s v prestbury 6pm moss hey v woodford 10-jun 11-jun june 2013 2nd xi v prestbury cup

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17-jun 18.00 u18/senior training 26-jun 18.00 u18/senior training 03-jul 18.00 u18/senior training 10-jul 18.30 junior night u7-u13 18-jul 18.30 junior night u7-u13 25-jul moss hey hire 18.30 junior night u7-u13 26-jul 19-jul 20-jul 1.30pm 2nd xiv hale barns 27-jul 1.30pm 1st xi v cholmondeley 28-jul 1.30pm 1st xi v lindow 11-jul 12-jul 13-jul 18.30 junior night u7-u13 1.30pm 2nd xi v malpas 04-jul 05-jul 06-jul 07-jul u9s reserve date u7s tournament 14-jul 1pm 3rd xi v bredbury st marks 4th xi 21-jul 18.30 junior night u7-u13 6.00pm u11s v heaton mersey 1.30pm 2nd xi v lymm o ton park 9.30am u15 v lindow 27-jun 28-jun 29-jun 30-jun 18.30 junior night u7-u13 1.30pm 1st xi v langley 9.30 u15 v whalley range 1pm 3rd xi v prestbury 3rd xi 18-jun 19-jun 20-jun 21-jun 22-jun 23-jun 6pm moss hey hire 24-jun 25-jun u9s v alderley edge 6pm u18 v romiley 01-jul 02-jul poss u18 match 08-jul 09-jul u11s v prestbury 17-jul 18.00 u18/senior training 24-jul 2nd xi v cup 3rd round possible 18.00 u18/senior training 6pm poss u18 match july 2013 15-jul 16-jul poss u18 match 22-jul 23-jul semi final 2nd xi cup possible 18.00 u18/senior training also u18 cup monday 31-jul 18.00 u18/senior training 07-aug 18.00 u18/senior training 14-aug 18.00 u18/senior training 21-aug 18.00 u18/senior training 28-aug 18.00 u18/senior training 04-sep 18.00 u18/senior training 11-sep 18.00 u18/senior training 12-sep 13-sep 15-aug 18.30 junior night u7-u13 22-aug 29-aug 18.30 junior night u7-u13 05-sep 06-sep 30-aug 23-aug 18.30 junior night u7-u13 16-aug 08-aug moss hey hire 09-aug 01-aug 02-aug tuesday wednesday thursday friday saturday 03-aug 1.30pm 2nd xi v romiley 10-aug 1.30pm 1st xi v chelford 17-aug 1.30pm 2nd xi v northwich 24-aug 1.30pm 1st xi v ashley 31-aug 1pm 1st xi v aston 07-sep 1pm 2nd xi v runcorn 14-sep 12.30pm 1st xi v lymm o ton park sunday 04-aug 1pm 3rd xi v a-on-m 3rd xi 11-aug 29-jul 30-jul 6pm poss u18 game 05-aug 06-aug 12-aug 13-aug 18-aug 1pm 3rd xi v cheadle hulme 4th xi 25-aug august 2013 19-aug 20-aug 26-aug 27-aug 01-sep 1pm 3rd xi v bramhall 4th xi 08-sep bots 15-sep bank holiday moss hey hire 02-sep 03-sep september 2013 09-sep 10-sep

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woodford players would like to acknowledge the following private patrons chris fryer graham ackers robert cowan an ugly duckling like this george and jessica bray dorothy corware paul brook mcsd concept creative design wilmslow please contact us for a no obligation quote tel 01625 526 mob 07837 658 672 graham and emma rivers terry and margaret simms stephen mills sue scurfield paul brook bill waters richard garner michael and sarah trotman can become a beautiful swan if you would like to become a patron of woodford players or receive our newsletters please email us at admin@woodfordplayers.co.uk or speak to any of our front of house stewards www.woodfordplayers.co.uk

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our nominations and awards for clendar girls a our noda nominations were carol ackers for best actress nikki lees for best supporting actress sue mooney for best director we have also received nominations for best production and best programme carol won the best actress award for her portrayal of annie this award will now go forward to the regional finals in may good luck to carol!

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budgens in woodford we are a family friendly club established back in 1893 and are based on moor lane in woodford we run 4 adult teams and several junior teams and we also have a thriving social calendar including an annual u9 tournament that has become firmly established on the cheshire cricket calendar together with the highly popular bands on the square music festival held on the first weekend in september in 2012 the 1st xi played their 2nd successive season in meller braggins division 2 following 2 successive promotions in 2009 and 2010 better luck with the weather would have given a great opportunity for promotion to division 1 the 2nd xi finished 2012 in 2nd place in meller braggins division b which will see them promoted to division a for 2013 the 3rd promotion in four seasons the young 3rd xi were also promoted in 2012 and in 2013 will play in division 3 east of the cheshire county league on a sunday we run junior teams at u9 u11 u13 u15 and u18 age groups playing in the cheshire county and south manchester leagues in 2010 woodford won both the under 14 and under 15 cups in the south manchester junior cricket league we also provide specialist coaching for the under 7 age group and try to provide as many friendly matches as we can for them the general public are welcome and free to attend any of our games junior and senior please google woodford cricket club for times dates and details of all matches new members of any standard will be welcome at the club seniors wishing to join the club should contact mark walker club secretary on markwalker@ntlworld.com and juniors wishing to join the club should either contact mark or alternatively karen meese junior coordinator on karenmeese@hotmail.com if you would like more background information about woodford cricket club­ please visit http woodford.play-cricket.com/home/home.asp and try the links on the left-hand menu your local quality supermarket in woodford lotto retailer cash machines chester road woodford tel 0161 439 4793 all the best from budgens for outside edge cast cv boarding kennels cattery 438 chester road woodford sk7 1qs tel 0161 439 3233

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in house bars the complete licensed mobile bar service for all your special events we can provide staff glasses fine wines champagne spirits liqueurs beer by the barrel ashtrays champagne buckets ice and a sense of humour in short everything you need to run an outside bar whether your event is a wedding in a marquee a party in your home or a corporate bash in your office we can cope all relevant licences can be obtained by ourselves tel 07889 199046

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