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Over the last year we have continued to work hard behind the scenes, and we have some very exciting shows planned for the not too distant future, so do keep an eye on our website and social media channels for news.
This lockdown period has been our longest break in face-to-face rehearsals since World War Two, but luckily we've been able to keep in touch and keep the society running virtually instead! Many thanks to all of the team who have helped put together the Weekly Quizzes, socially distanced driveway performances, montage videos, Social Singing rehearsals, Play readings and Singers rehearsals via Zoom, and the weekly YouTube rehearsals too. Although it's not been quite the same, there's been a fantastic sense of camaraderie and community over this time and we'd like to thank our members too for being so involved with all we've tried to offer.
As soon as we can we will take our first steps back to in-person rehearsals for all sections at our fantastic 'Covid-Secure' rehearsal venue, The Spire. Initially, because our numbers will be limited by social distancing measures, we will unable to take on new members. However, if you are interested in joining us, please contact our membership secretary who will add you to the waiting list and will be in touch as soon as we are able to hold auditions again. You can also join our mailing list to be the first to hear about updates here.
Stay safe everybody, and hope to be welcoming you back to rehearsals and performances again before too long.
The shows WILL go on!
The P&P Committee
Established as Parkstone Vocal and Instrumental Society in 1919, P&P’s Musical Theatre Society has grown
to become one of the best known
musical theatre companies in the
Bournemouth and Poole area.
They have performed a variety of shows from Oliver, to 42nd Street, Sweeney Todd, to Jesus Christ Superstar as well
as their famous November Concerts
and smaller cabaret performances
across the region.
The Players was set up in 2005 for members who enjoy performing (and audiences who enjoy watching) straight plays.
They have had huge success with
plays such as Rebecca, Steel Magnolias and A Bunch of Amateurs as well as our regular Summer Cocktails and Evening of One Act Plays, and even performing a show penned by one of their own members; Changing Fortunes.
P&P’s resident choir The Singers was founded in 1998, originally for members of the Musicals section who wanted to sing but not to dance.
They have since become well-renowned for their precision, close harmonies and eclectic programmes.
Now under the musical direction of Jane McDouall, The Singers perform at a variety of venues and events across Dorset, and boasts a membership of more than 25 regular performers.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"When it comes to song and dance spectaculars there is no-one to beat this company... The staging, costumes and performance
really were as good as it gets..."
— Linda Kirkman, Bournemouth Echo