The Cheriton Players

25 March 2015 - 28 March 2015

The Great Cheriton Variety Show

Playwright Various Director Paul Hellard


A fundraiser in aid of Cheriton Village Hall, this was a bit of a throw-back to the days of our Old Time Music Halls, and proved to be as popular as ever.

An evening of fun, music and drama, with songs from shows such as Les Miserables and Half a Sixpence, sketches, monologues, some irreverent poems from ‘Pam Ayres’, an hilarious Victorian melodrama, chorus songs to sing along to and a compere to keep the whole programme linked. On the theme of the Old Tyme Music Halls from the 70s and 80s, which Cheriton Players became famous for, the audience sat café-style at tables and enjoyed a licensed bar and a ploughman’s supper in the interval.

The show was a joint fundraiser for the Village Hall and the Players and involved a cast of well over 20 – many from other groups such as ACTS, TOADS, WOMS, Chesil Theatre and Maskers.

Director: Paul Hellard
Musical Director: Sue Alexander
Dramatic Director: Helena Gomm
Producer: Jenny Gridland
Choreographer: Maureen Cheong

 Photography by Craig Robertson