The Fairlight Players Archive
Not surprisingly, after some 60 years spent entertaining the
local community (as well as themselves) the Fairlight Players have
amassed a fairly substantial quantity of paper. Old scripts,
posters, flyers, programmes, pictures and newspaper cuttings -
former officers and members have been very diligent in collecting
all sorts of stuff, and we thought it was about time that we sorted
through it so that other people could enjoy it.
Ok, I admit it ... the picture
isn't actually our archive cupboard (it wasn't quite that bad), but,
thankfully, the colossal task of sorting through it and preparing it
for publication is now just about complete.
For convenience, the archive
is divided into sections.
this link is rather like opening the door to C.S.
Lewis's wardrobe, as you step through it into a wonderful and magical
world. For some, it will be a world of
memories and nostalgia. For others, a social history and an insight
into how community works. The key to this door is a
complete list of every production* staged by the Fairlight Players since
the formation of the group in 1950. In each case, just
click on the title to find more information, including cast lists, posters, pictures, reviews,
and intelligent(?) commentary.|
In this section we aim
to list all* those who have been
named in past programmes, whether as
cast members, producers/directors or behind the scenes. Apart from giving
these people the recognition that they deserve, we hope that,
through this medium, we might in due course be able to
re-establish contact with some former members and/or their
* Inevitably, there is
the odd glitch in the records - a missing programme, an
unexplained gap or unresolved mystery - and we would value your
help to remedy these shortfalls. While we will always be happy
to receive any additonal information, this page lists a number of items that we
would be especially interested in. There are also one or
two pictures that we have, as yet, been unable to identify. Please
take a look and see if you can help
If you have any information,
pictures, old programmes etc., relating to the Fairlight Players
that we could use in the archive, please do contact us. We would be
equally interested in your reminiscences, news of former members, or
simply your comments about the site.
Have fun as you explore this
treasure trove of our history, and as you do so, spare a thought for
the many, many people whose hard work and dedication are represented
here, and consider just how many thousands of lives must have been
enriched through their efforts.