© Redlynch Players 2017
'Redlynch Players truly are a fantastic, if small, group in the SceneOne area, and the range and quality of their productions is astonishing!'
Steve Young, Scene One on 'Kes' - November 2015
A huge thank you to our audiences for coming to celebrate our 60th Anniversary with this very special production!
Over 510 seats were sold, a new Redlynch Players record!
Please see below some quotes from the fantastic reviews we have had for Thrush Green
John Newth - Scene One Plus:
'These characteristics have been skilfully reproduced by Ron Perry in his adaptation of the books for the stage, Thrush Green, whose world premiere the Redlynch Players are giving as their 60th anniversary production. On both counts, the first night felt like a pretty special theatrical event, and the performance lived up to the occasion'.
Rebecca Case - Daily Echo:
'As the day progressed, so did the lives of the villagers, with their own dramas unfolding like the flowers of spring and an acceptance that what grows must also die to make way for what is to come. The marquee in a field of buttercups, with wonderfully conceived set and props, provided the perfect backdrop to this bucolic play'.
'You can't fault the Redlynch Players for the ambition of their productions over the last 60 years.
I've seen them turn Redlynch Village Hall into railway platforms, gardens with working fountains, riverbanks and much more, all to great effect.
But they pulled out all the stops for Thrush Green, a world premiere, no less, adapted by long-standing member Ron Perry from the much-loved best-seller by Miss Read, "staged" in a large marquee in Manor Farm Meadow at Hamptworth.
I use the word staged advisedly. What we were treated to - apart from weather-proofing, which, in one of the finest weeks of the year so far, proved happily superfluous - was a visit to rural Thrush Green itself on May Day in 1960. Mrs Curdle's travelling fair had arrived for its annual visit, a fairground organ played as we stepped back in time, a coconut shy invited five throws for a shilling and the Two Pheasants pub was open for business'.