St Mary’s Players donate over £2,000 to charity
Published on: 03 Feb 2016
THE musical theatre group St Mary’s Players, who rehearse at Page Hall in Staple Hill, have handed over £2,000 to charity.
The money came from their successful 2015 productions of South Pacific and When I Grow Up.
The group gave £500 to Winston’s Wish, the leading childhood bereavement charity in the UK, and £1500 to The Grand Appeal for Bristol Children’s Hospital .
The cheque was handed over to to Suzanne Maverick, the appeal’s community and events manager, at a recent rehearsal.
For 2016, SMP are presenting Kiss Me, Kate, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. The story is based on the book by Bella & Samuel Spewack, about a touring company performing a musical version of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. The plot revolves around the leading actors, ex husband and wife, who duplicate backstage the squabbles of the main characters of the play.
This is one of Cole Porter’s finest scores and his most successful Broadway show. With such unforgettable numbers as Another Op’ning, Another Show, I Hate Men, Too Darn Hot and Brush Up Your Shakespeare, it will be a great way to get a small taste of Shakespeare, in the 400th anniversary celebrations of the year of his death.
The musical will be performed at the Redgrave Theatre in Clifton on Tuesday March 29 – Saturday April 2, nightly at 7.30pm with a Saturday matinee at 2,30pm. All tickets are £12.50 and can be obtained direct from the Box Office: 0845 5199048 or online via www.ticketsource.co.uk/smpmusicaltheatrecompany (online booking fees apply).