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Socially Speaking

Holt Players is not just about acting in plays. We enjoy ourselves off the stage too.




The first Holt Players informal play reading, held in January in the upstairs room at The Tollgate, was a great success. A large crowd of Members and Friends gathered to enjoy one of Alan Ayckbourn’s  highly amusing farces Table Manners, part of the Norman Conquests trilogy.  With more than twenty willing readers, the performing baton was passed swiftly round the room. And a very jolly evening was had by all.













More than thirty Members and Friends got together for a jolly skittles and fish ‘n chips evening in February. The response bowled us over.  Everyone joined in the individual tournament, and then settled down to enjoy a glass or two together with freshly caught fish and chips – laid out on sheets of newspaper, naturally. The competition was fierce, but in the end our star bowler was David Anderson, closely followed by Pete Haggett, with Joyce Alcock in third place. Our thanks to Sue Bolden for organising the event, John Barker for keeping the scores – not an easy task as the evening wore on! – and to the two young ‘sticker uppers’ who spent the evening replacing the bowled-over skittles.







Holding a Summer BBQ for Members and Friends (formerly Patrons) in the Old Vicarage is something of a Holt Players tradition. And this year was no exception -  John and Kate Palmer opened their lovely garden, and the field beyond for the footballers, for a happy ‘family’ evening of mind-stretching quizzes, competitive games of boules, and delightful and original music from local duo Jaquie and Felix.  And of course the food, which took centre stage, and was ably grilled by our chefs Ian Bolden, John Palmer and Paul Barton.

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More details on all these activities will be posted in due course on the website, and in the Holt Magazine and Holt Players newsletters.

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