POULTON PRODUCTIONS PAST EVENTS

produced or sponsored by Tom and Sally Boyd

1995
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2012
2013
2014

2015

1993

EVENT
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PROCEEDS BENEFITTED
An Evening in Kiev

Ukrainian dinner with cabaret featuring the Ukrainian bass, Vasily Savenko

Poulton Village Hall

January, 1993

Children's hospital in Kiev

Medicines for the victims of Chernobyl

Vasily Savenko


1995  
EVENT
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PROCEEDS BENEFITTED

1st Burns Night Gala

Dinner with cabaret and Scottish dancing

(Jan 1995)

 

Poulton Village Hall
Poulton Village Hall New Piano Fund
An Evening in New Orleans

Dinner dance with live jazz band

(March 1995)

Poulton Village Hall

Poulton Village Hall New Piano Fund
A Midsummer Evening in Vienna

Viennese dinner with symphony orchestra, conducted by William Bell

Soloists: Susan Black and Patrick Briddon

June 24, 1995

Sue Black sings Lehar

Poulton House Gardens

 

The Sunday Times columnist GODFREY SMITH and his Viennese wife at the Poulton House dinner and concert

Poulton Village Hall New Piano Fund

GODFREY SMITH in THE SUNDAY TIMES

"Last weekend some friends in the country - Tom and Sally Boyd - laid on a scrumptious Viennese evening in the gemütlich gardens of their Gloucestershire house. Neither hails from the city of song, but no detail was spared to get the authentic Viennese atmosphere. Even the loos were marked Damen and Herren. We had a supper of frankfurters with sauerkraut, followed by an authentic Sachertorte. Then the 50 semi-professional musicians (many teachers), who were giving their services in aid of the village-hall fund, regaled us with a concert of Johann Strauss and Franz Lehar - all the way from Die Fledermaus to the Radetzky March. We ended with Vienna, City of My Dreams, and were supplied with words for this most celebrated of Richard Tauber’s showstoppers. Though Vienna for my family has been a city of bittersweet dreams, it seemed curmudgeonly not to join in. So we did: "Wien, Wien, nur du allein". The years rolled away."

The Winter’s Tale

Open Air Shakespeare (June 1995)

The Festival Players

Poulton House Gardens

 

Poulton Village Hall Stage Fund

"Exit, pursued by a bear"(Stage direction from The Winter's Tale)

Party Pieces

Local Talent Musical Variety Show,

devised and directed by Tom Boyd

Poulton Village Hall

November, 1995

The Diddymen

Poulton Village Hall Stage Fund  

Watch the highlights on Youtube:

http://youtu.be/Mr1z5uIi9D0: xxxx

 

1996
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PROCEEDS BENEFITTED
2nd Burns Night Gala

Dinner with cabaret and Scottish dancing (Jan)

Poulton Village Hall

Clan Boyd tartan

Bel Canto Opera

Clan Boyd coat of ams

Operatic double bill

Dr. Miracle by Bizet &

Trouble in Tahiti by Bernstein (Feb 1996)

Poulton Village Hall

Poulton Village Hall Stage Fund

Trouble in Tahiti - Joan Self and Martin Rutter

The Last Night of the Raj

Indian dinner & cabaret concert

with Anup Kumar Biswas

to raise fees for outstanding Mathieson pupil to attend Cheetham’s Music School, Manchester

Poulton Village Hall

 

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Mathieson Music School, Calcutta

Star pupil Nirupam Halder

Drama/Concert double bill

The Browning Version &

The Three Sopranos

June 1, 1996

Poulton Village Hall

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The three sopranos: Joan Self, Josephine Williamson and Maria Lancaster

Bel Canto Opera
The Merchant of Venice

Open Air Shakespeare (June 1996)

The Festival Players

Poulton House Gardens

Bel Canto Opera
Music East & West

Concert with Anup Kumar Biswas and the children of the Mathieson Music School, Calcutta (June 1996)

Poulton House Gardens
Mathieson Music School, Calcutta

Scents of the Irish

Three one-act plays by Shaw and Yeats

2 November, 1996

The Festival Players

Poulton Village Hall

Cathleen ni Houlihan by W. B. Yeats

Bel Canto Opera

O’Flaherty V.C. by G.B. Shaw

The Poulton Music Hall

Victorian-theme village show

devised and directed by Tom Boyd

December 1996 

Poulton Village Hall

Poulton Village Hall
Watch the highlights on Youtube

http://youtu.be/19ROwE0h4Bc

 

 

1997
EVENT
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PROCEEDS BENEFITTED

Operatic double bill

The Impresario by Mozart & Amelia Goes to the Ball by Menotti (Jan 1997)

Poulton Village Hall

The Impresario

Bel Canto Opera

Amelia Goes to the Ball

St. Valentine’s Gala Evening

Dinner with cabaret concert (Feb 1997)

Poulton Village Hall

Tom and Sally Boyd host the evening

Mathieson Music School, Calcutta

The supreme valentines: Kathy, Cathy and Irene

The Rolling Stock Theatre Company presents

Old Friends

An evening of songs by Stephen Sondheim

April 1997

Poulton Village Hall

Poulton Village Hall
As You Like It

Open Air Shakespeare (June 1997)

The Festival Players

Poulton House Gardens

Bel Canto Opera

Poulton Mediaeval Banquet

Fancy dress dinner & entertainment

November, 1997

A marquee on the playing fields in Poulton
Mathieson Music School, Calcutta
The Shakespeare Review

Evening of comic songs & sketches

(Nov 1997)

Poulton Village Hall
Bel Canto Opera
1998
EVENT
VENUE
PROCEEDS BENEFITTED
3rd Burns Night Gala

Dinner with cabaret and Scottish dancing (Jan 1988)

Poulton Village Hall

Bel Canto Opera

Soirée Musicale

Dinner with concert by Anup Kumar Biswas (cello), Cristina Anghelescu (violin), Julian Gallant (piano) and Olga Balakleets (piano)

May 1998

Poulton House

Cristina Anghelescu, Anup Biswas, Julian Gallant, and Olga Balakleets

Mathieson Music School, Calcutta

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Open Air Shakespeare (June 1998)

The Festival Players

Poulton House Gardens

Bel Canto Opera

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Open Air Shakespeare (July 1998)

Rain or ShineTheatre Company

Poulton House Gardens

Bel Canto Opera
1998 Christmas Festive Evening

Dinner with entertainment by the stars of Bel Canto Opera: Sue Black, Joan Self, William Bell, Michael Powell and David Purcell, plus the Bel Canto Wind Quintet

Poulton Village Hall

Sue Black, Joan Self, William Bell, Michael Powell, David Purcell

Bel Canto Opera

William Bell and the Bel Canto Wind Quintet

1999

EVENT
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PROCEEDS BENEFITTED
Londoner’s Taste

Baroque concert by Musica Alta Ripa from Hanover, Germany

May, 1999

The Long Gallery, Thirlestaine House, Cheltenham

Musica Alta Ripa

Benefit Concert

Anup Kumar Biswas (cello) & Cristina Anghelescu (violin) play the Brahms Double Concerto with the Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra

May, 1999

Cirencester Parish Church

Mathieson Music School, Calcutta

The Taming of the Shrew
Open-air Shakespeare, June 1999

The Festival Players

Poulton House Gardens

Bel Canto Opera
The Comedy of Errors

Open-air Shakespeare, July 1999

Rain or Shine Theatre Company

Poulton House Gardens

Bel Canto Opera

2000

EVENT
VENUE
PROCEEDS BENEFITTED
Children’s Tea Party

15 pupils from the Mathieson Music School, Calcutta, entertained local children with Bengali songs and dances, and joined them for tea and games.

(May 2000)

Poulton House Gardens

Mathieson Music School, Calcutta

 

An Evening in Bengal

Indian buffet and concert with orchestra, featuring the cellist Anup Kumar Biswas and the pupils of the Mathieson Music School. (May 2000)

Poulton Village Hall

Mathieson Music School, Calcutta

The Tempest

Open-air Shakespeare, June 2000

The Festival Players

Poulton House Gardens
Bel Canto Opera

The Rivals

by Sheridan, Open air theatre -July 2000

Rain or Shine Theatre Company

Poulton House Gardens

Bel Canto Opera
Festive Supper and Concert

Dinner with entertainment by the stars of Bel Canto Opera (Susan Black, Maria Moll, Joan Self) & Bel Canto Wind Quintet + Jemima Phillps (harp) - December, 2000

Poulton Village Hall

Bel Canto Opera

Sue Black Maria Moll Joan Self

2001
EVENT
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PROCEEDS BENEFITTED
Henry V

Open Air Shakespeare (June 2001)

The Festival Players

Poulton House Gardens

Bel Canto Opera
 

Charity Concert & Buffet Supper

with Anup Kumar Biswas (cello), Nicola-Jane kemp (soprano), Lynton Atkinson (Tenor), Richard Black (piano)

June, 2001

The Bingham Hall, Cirencester
Mathieson Music School, Calcutta

Anup Kumar Biswas (cello)

Nicola-Jane Kemp (soprano)

Lynton Atkinson (tenor)

The School for Scandal

by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Rain or Shine Theatre company

July 2001

Poulton House Gardens

Bel Canto Opera
The Importance of Being Earnest

by Oscar Wilde

The Festival Players Company

October 2001

Poulton Village Hall
Poulton Village Hall
2002
EVENT
VENUE
PROCEEDS BENEFITTED
4th Burns Night Gala, 20 Jan. 2002

Dinner with cabaret and Scottish dancing

Poulton Village Hall

Bel Canto Opera
Golden Jubilee Dinner Dance

3 June, 2002

Poulton Village Hall,

The Fairford Cottage Hospital
 

  1952

 

2002

Romeo and Juliet

Open Air Shakespeare (June 2002)

The Festival Players

Poulton House Gardens

Bel Canto Opera
She Stoops to Conquer

by Oliver Goldsmith

Rain or Shine Theatre company

July 2002

Poulton House Gardens

Bel Canto Opera
Lettice and Lovage

by Peter Shaffer

The Festival Players Company

October 2002

Poulton Village Hall
Poulton Village Hall
2002 Christmas Festive Evening

20 December

Dinner with entertainment by the stars of Bel Canto Opera & Bel Canto Wind Quintet

 

Poulton Village Hall 

Bel Canto Opera

Sue Black, soprano


2003

EVENT
VENUE
PROCEEDS BENEFITTED
The Comedy of Errors

by William Shakespeare (June 2003)

The Festival Players

Poulton House Garden

Bel Canto Opera

The Provoked Wife

by Sir John Vanbrugh (July2003)

Rain or Shine Theatre company

Poulton House Gardens

Bel Canto Opera

An Evening with Anup Kumar Biswas and Friends

4 October, 2003

Buffet dinner and concert of classical Indian music and dance.

Anup Kumar Biswas (cello),Pirashanna Thevarajah (tabla), and Amet Biswas, (dancer).

 

Poulton Village Hall

Anup Kumar Biswas and friends

Mathieson Music School, Calcutta

Percussionist Pirashanna Thevarajah

The Canterbury Tales

adapated from Chaucer

9 November, 2003

The Festival Players Company

Poulton Village Hall
Poulton Village Hall

2004

EVENT
VENUE
PROCEEDS BENEFITTED
5th Burns Night Gala

23 January, 2004

Dinner with concert and Scottish dancing

Poulton Village Hall

Bel Canto Opera

Twelfth Night

by William Shakespeare

28 May, 2004

The Festival Players

Poulton House Gardens

Bel Canto Opera
Where There’s a Will

19 June, 2004

The Rambing RosesTheatre Company

Poulton Village Hall
Poulton Village Hall
Love’s Labour’s Lost

by William Shakespeare

16 & 17 July 2004

Rain or Shine Theatre company

Poulton House Gardens

Bel Canto Opera
2004 Christmas Festive Evening

Friday, 17th December

Dinner with entertainment by the stars of Bel Canto Opera: Susan Black, Paul Carey Jones, Deryck Hamon and Joan Self, plus the Bel Canto Wind Quintet, and featuring harpist Jemima Phillips.

Poulton Village Hall

Jemima Phillips, Royal Harpist to H.R.H. The Prince of Wales

Bel Canto Opera
2005
EVENT
VENUE
PROCEEDS BENEFITTED
A Midsummer Night's Dream

by William Shakespeare

4 June, 2005

The Festival Players

Poulton House Gardens

Bel Canto Opera
Garden buffet supper and soirée musicale

17 June, 2005

artistes: Anup Kumar Biswas (cello); Donald Boothman (baritone); Patrick Bashford (guitar); Susan Black (soprano); Chris Thompson (piano);

Poulton House Gardens

Biswasx Boothmanx Bashfordx Black xThompson

Mathieson Music School, Calcutta

The Merry Wives of Windsor

by William Shakespeare

9 July, 2005

Rain or Shine Theatre company

Poulton House Gardens

Bel Canto Opera
 

Trafalgar Bicentenary Celebration

Friday 21 October. 2005

Dinner with entertainment by the Stikkeybass JazzTrio and stars of Bel Canto Opera: Deryck Hamon, Robert Bateman, David Bennett, Frances Hamon and Kate Bennett, performing selections from H.M.S. PINAFORE (Gilbert & Sullivan)

 

Poulton Village Hall

Vice-Admiral Lord Horation Nelson 1758-1805

Poulton village children's playground and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution

Deryck Hamon, Kate Bennett and Frances Hamon

Deryck Hamon and Robert Bateman

 

David Bennett

Robert Bateman and Frances Hamon

2006
EVENT
VENUE
PROCEEDS BENEFITTED
6th Burns Night Gala

20 January, 2006

Traditional supper with concert and Scottish dancing

with George Buchanan and his band

William Bell recites The Tay Bridge Disaster by William McGonagall

Poulton Village Hall

Burns Night reeling

Bel Canto Opera

Michael Powell sings O my Luv is Like a Red Red Rose by Robert Burns
 

 

Hamlet

by William Shakespeare

21 June. 2006

The Festival Players

Poulton House Gardens

Bel Canto Opera

Garden Buffet Supper and Soirée Musicale

24 June. 2006

artistes: Anup Kumar Biswas (cello); Donald Boothman (baritone), Jerry Noble (piano) and Samantha Noble (soprano)

Poulton House Gardens

Mathieson Music School, Calcutta

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

by William Shakespeare

8 July, 2006

Rain or Shine Theatre company

Poulton House Gardens

Bel Canto Opera

2006 Christmas Festive Evening

Sunday, 17th December

Dinner with entertainment by the stars of Bel Canto Opera: Susan Black, Joan Self, Michael Powell and Bob Bateman, plus the Bel Canto Wind Quintet, conductor, William Bell, and featuring Jemima Phillips, the Royal Harpist to the Prince of Wales.

Poulton Village Hall

Music director William Bell, and Royal Harpist Jemima Phillips

Bel Canto Opera

I Am Easily Assimilated from Candide by Bernstein

Sue Black, Joan Self, Michael Powell and Robert Bateman

 

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VENUE

 

PROCEEDS BENEFITTED

As You Like It

by William Shakespeare

20 June, 2007

The Festival Players

Poulton House Gardens

Bel Canto Opera

Twelfth Night

by William Shakespeare

14 July, 2007

 Rain or Shine Theatre company

Poulton House Gardens

Bel Canto Opera

Loves Luggage Lost

(a musical comedy with music by Rossini)

and a load of Luscious Lollipops

(popular operatic gems performed by the stars of Bel Canto Opera)

Sunday 25 Novmber. 2007

Poulton Village Hall

Sue Black, Robert Bateman and Kate Bennett sing the trio from Cosí fan tutte

Bel Canto Opera and Mathieson Music School, Calcutta

Final bows from the troup which also included Tim and Claire Johnson and Joan Self

2008
EVENT
VENUE
PROCEEDS BENEFITTED

Saturday, 16 February, 2008

Poulton Village Hall

Poulton Village Hall

Garden Buffet Supper and Soirée Musicale

8 June, 2008

artistes: Anup Kumar Biswas (cello); Donald Boothman (baritone), Maria Jagusz (mezzo soprano) Chris Thompson (piano), Kaye Boothman (tanpoora), Dawn Thompson (cello)

Poulton House and Gardens

Mathieson Music School, Calcutta

Much Ado About Nothing

by William Shakespeare

18 June, 2008

The Festival Players

Poulton House Gardens

Mathieson Music School, Calcutta

The Winter's Tale

by William Shakespeare

12 July, 2008

Rain or Shine Theatre company

Poulton House Gardens

Cotswold Care Hospice

"Exit, pursued by a bear"(Stage direction from The Winter's Tale)

Home Service - A wartime musical revue

Friday, October 10, 2008

Poulton Village Hall

 

Poulton Village Hall

 

2009

EVENT

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PROCEEDS BENEFITTED
 
The Rolling Stock Theatre Company presents

Numbers from Tony award-winning musicals from Kiss Me Kate to Hairspray

Saturday 7 February

Poulton Village Hall

above: Phantom of the Opera - below: Les Miserable and Send in the Clowns

Sue Ryder Cancer Care Hospices

above: Chicago - below: Hairspray

14 June 2009

A musical farce based on the play The Clandestine Marriage by David Garrick and George Coleman, and the opera The Secret Marriage (Il matrimonio segreto) by Domenico Cimarosa

Adaptation and new lyrics by Tim Johnson

Poulton Village Hall

 

Joan Self,Vivien Tomlinson and Claire Johnson

David Garrick and Domenico Cimarosa

Mathieson Music School, Calcutta 

 

Joan Self and Vivien Tomlinson

The Merchant of Venice

by William Shakespeare

17 June, 2009

The Festival Players

Poulton Village Hall

 

  

Mathieson Music School, Calcutta

 

 

The Taming of the Shrew

by William Shakespeare

11 July, 2009

Rain or Shine Theatre company

Poulton House Gardens (Act I) / Poulton Village Hall (Act II))

Cotswold Care Hospice

By George!

Dinner and cabaret by Michael Lunts

a light-hearted look at 'Englishness' using comedy songs from Gilbert and Sullivan to Noel Coward, and including, of course, a liberal dose of Flanders and Swann!

Saturday, 7th November

 

Poulton Village Hall

MJ/UK Youth Theatre

 

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

adapted and directed by James Reynard

19 December, 2009

Rain or Shine Theatre company

 

Poulton Village Hall

MJ/UK Youth Theatre
2010

TOM SAWYER by Tom Boyd

23/24 April 2010

Poulton Village Hall

MJ/UK Youth Theatre

 

 

Garden Buffet Supper and Soirée Musicale

5 June, 2010

Poulton House and Gardens

artistes: Anup Kumar Biswas (cello); Donald Boothman (baritone), Dipak Sapoui (cello) Soumita Roy (classical Indian dancer) Kaye Boothman (tanpoora),

Mathieson Music School, Calcutta

Maria Jagusz (mezzo soprano) Chris Thompson (piano), Paul Bradley (baritone)

The Tempest

by William Shakespeare

23 June, 2010

The Festival Players

Poulton House Gardens

 

Mathieson Music School, Calcutta

The Importance of Being Earnest

by Oscar Wilde

Saturday 10, July

Rain or Shine Theatre company

Poulton House Gardens

to fund student gap year voluntary work in India

 

Barbecue and concert by the Gloucestershire Youth Orchestra

Sunday, 11 July

with guest cellist

Anup Kumar Biswas

 

Poulton House Gardens

Mathieson Music School, Calcutta

The Canterville Ghost

by Oscar Wilde

Friday, 17th December

Rain or Shine Theatre company

Poulton Village Hall

to fund Gloucester school Rugby tour to Australia

2011
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THE ROYAL WEDDING CELEBRATIONS

29 April, 2011

with nibbles and bubbly

BBC TV shown on the BIG cinema screen at Poulton Village Hall

Poulton Village Hall and Liz Russell's African Well Appeal
Garden Buffet Supper and Soirée Musicale

19 June, 2011

Poulton House and Gardens
Pupils fom the Mathiesin Music School, Calcutta, entertain in Poulton House gardens to raise funds for the school

singing Bengali songs by Rabindranath Tagore

Mathieson Music School, Calcutta

Much Ado About Nothing

by William Shakespeare

9 July, 2011

 

 

Poulton Village Hall

 

funding for Gloucester school Rugby tour to Australia

The Taming of the Shrew

by William Shakespeare

22 July, 2011

The Festival Players

Poulton House Gardens

 

African water-well appeal in memory of Liz Russell

Top Hats and Tinsel

Friday 16th DecemberRain or Shine Theatre company

Poulton Village Hall

Rain or Shine Theatre company

The Cheltenham Hospital Oncology Unit

in memory of Dr Guy Knights

2012
 

THE QUEEN'S DIAMOND JUBILEE

celebrated in Poulton June 2-5

A Cavalcade of 1952

Every day at 12 noon, the village hall became a photo gallery of icons of the age and Tom Boyd's 30 minute film was shown.

Poulton Village Hall

Admission free

Monday, 4 June

Jubilee buffet dinner with Cabaret

COWARD A SEA

a musical by Noël Coward performed by Michael Lunts

Poulton Village Hall

Fairford Cottage Hospital

Buffet Supper and Soirée Musicale

Sunday 1 July, 2012

Poulton House and Garden

The Mathieson Music School, Calcutta

with Anup Kumar Biswas, cello, Don Boothman, baritone (USA), Maria Jagusz, mezzo soprano and Rosemary Robinson,piano

As You Like It

by William Shakespeare

7 July, 2012

Poulton Village Hall

(dry weather venue)

Mathieson Music School, Calcutta

Richard III

 

 

by William Shakespeare

20 July, 2012

The Festival Players

 

Poulton House Gardens

 

 

 

Cotswold Care Hospice

 

 

 

 

 

8 December 2012

The Rain or Shine Theatre Company

 

 

 

 

Poulton Village Hall   

 

 

 

Fairford Cottage Hospital 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013
Buffet Supper and Soirée Musicale

Sunday 23 June, 2013nb mbn

 

Host Tom Boyd with the founder of the Mathieson Music School, Anup Kumar Biswas

Poulton House

Maria Jagusz and Don Boothman sing for everyone's supper

Mathieson Music School, Calcutta

Jessica Palmer and hostess Sally Boyd with Anup

A Midsummer Night's Dream

by William Shakespeare

Friday 28 June

The Festival Players Theatre Company

Poulton House Gardens

Mathieson Music School, Calcutta

The Comedy of Errors

by William Shakespeare

Saturday 13 July

Poulton House Gardens

Student bursury, Bengali institute, Calcutta

Sunday 15 December

The Rain or Shine Theatre Company

The Snow Queen

by Hans Christian Aderson

(adapted by James Reynard)

Poulton Village Hall   

Poulton Village Hall

2014

Charity Concert

8 June, 2014

ANUP BISWAS

The Poulton Parish Church

JULIA LIANG

Mathieson Music School, Calcutta

MARIA JAGUSZ

Mezzo soprano

The Merchant of Venice

by William Shakespeare

19 July, 2014

Poulton House Gardens

Fairford Cottage Hospital 

2015

Sunday 4 JANUARY

The Rain or Shine Theatre Company

by Charles Dickens

Poulton Village Hall   

Poulton Village Hall   

 

 

 

Saturday 19 December

The Rain or Shine Theatre Company

A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens

Poulton Village Hall   

Poulton Village Hall   

 

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