Some memorable events under the auspices of Poulton Productions* in the

Poulton Village Hall

* Poulton Productions is a not-for-profit organisation formed in 1993 by Tom and Sally Boyd, designed to create, sponsor and promote live entertainment in and around the community of Poulton in the form of shows, concerts, banquets, dances and other events to raise funds for charities and worthy projects and institutions in England and abroad.
 

In celebration

Christmas

Four Festive Galas

Decembers 1998/2000/2004/2006

Dinner with entertainment by the stars of Bel Canto Opera, the Bel Canto Wind Quintet and the royal harpist to the Prince of Wales

Burns Night

Six Traditional Suppers

Januaries 1995/1996/2002/2004/2006/2008

Traditional Burns Night Suppers with cabaret and Scottish reeling to a live band.

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St. Valentine's Day

Romantic candlelight dinner with cabaret

Feb 1997

 

 

The Queen's Golden Jubilee

Dinner Dance with live band

June 2002

 

Dinner dance

Trafalgar Bicentenary

Dinner with entertainment by a jazz band and stars of Bel Canto Opera performing selections from HMS PINAFORE by Gilbert & Sullivan.

Friday 21 October. 2005

The Royal Wedding

Villagers gathered in the village hall to watch the wedding screened live with nibbles and bubbly

29 April, 2011

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee

buffet dinner with stage show

COWARD AT SEA

a musical by Noël Coward

June 2012


Fundraising

An Evening in Kiev

Ukrainian dinner with cabaret to raise funds to buy medicines for the children's hospital in Kiev for the victims of Chernobyl

January, 1993

An Evening in New Orleans

Dinner dance with live jazz band to raise money to buy a piano for the village hall

March 1995)

The Last Night of the Raj

Indian dinner & concert cabaret

to raise fees for outstandingly gifted violinist schoolboy from Calcutta to attend Cheetham's Music School, Manchester

1996

PS The boy, Raja Holder, graduated from Cheetham's and became a professional violinist with a major London Symphomny Orchestra.

An Evening in Bengal
Indian buffet and concert with orchestra, to benefit the Mathieson Music School, Calcutta.
May 2000

An Evening with Anup Kumar Biswas and Friends

Buffet dinner and concert of classical Indian music and dance to benefit the Mathieson Music School, Calcutta

4 October, 2003

 

 


Musical Entertainments

Party Pieces

Musical Variety Show with a cast of talent from Poulton and environs

1995

Operatic double bill

Dr. Miracle by Bizet

Trouble in Tahiti by Leonard Bernstein

Bel Canto Opera

Feb 1996

The Three Sopranos

concert of songs from opera and musicals

June 1, 1996

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The Poulton Music Hall

Victorian-theme village show with cast of talent from Poulton and environs

1996 

 

Operatic double bill

The Impresario by Mozart

Amelia Goes to the Ball by Menotti

Bel Canto Opera

Jan 1997

Old Friends

An evening of songs by Stephen Sondheim

The Rolling Stock Theatre Company

April 1997

Loves Luggage Lost

a musical comedy with music by Rossini

2007

Chess

The West End musical by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus with lyrics by Tim Rice

The Rolling Stock Theatre Company

2008

Home Service

A wartime musical revue with Jean Flannery and Michael Lunts

October 10, 2008

The Best of Broadway
Hit songs from award-winning musicals
The Rolling Stock Theatre Company

2009

Whose Wife is it Anyway?

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

2009

By George!

Dinner and musical cabaret by Michael Lunts

2009

Top Hats and Tinsel

A musical revue

the Rain or Shine Theatre company

16th December 2011

Tom Sawyer

A musical by Tom Boyd

23/24 April 2010

Drama
Scents of the Irish

Three one-act plays by George Bernard Shaw and William Butler Yeats

2 November, 1996

The Festival Players

The Browning Version

by Terence Rattigan

1996

The Rolling Stock Theatre Company

The Shakespeare Review

Nov 1997

Evening of comic songs & sketches

 

The Rolling Stock Theatre Company

The Importance of Being Earnest

by Oscar Wilde

October 2001

 

The Festival Players Company

Lettice and Lovage

by Peter Shaffer

October 2002

The Festival Players Company

The Canterbury Tales

adapated from Chaucer

9 November, 2003

 

 

The Festival Players Company

 

The Merchant of Venice

by William Shakespeare

17 June, 2009

The Festival Players

The Taming of the Shrew

by William Shakespeare

11 July, 2009

The Rain or Shine Theatre company

A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens

19 December, 2009

The Rain or Shine Theatre company

The Canterville Ghost

by Oscar Wilde

December 2010

The Rain or Shine Theatre company

Much Ado About Nothing

by William Shakespeare

9 July, 2011

The Rain or Shine Theatre company

As You Like It

by William Shakespeare

7 July, 2012

The Rain or Shine Theatre company

The Wind in the Willows

by Kenneth Grahame

8 December 2012

The Rain or Shine Theatre Company

The Snow Queen

by Hans Christian Anderson

15 December 2010

The Rain or Shine Theatre Company

Great Expectations

by Charles Dickens

4 January 2015

The Rain or Shine Theatre Company

A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens

19 December 2015

The Rain or Shine Theatre Company

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