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Bringing Pantomime to Bishopthorpe since 1994
13 June, 2010Posted by on
The Ebor Players were born in Bishopthorpe, near York, in October 1994 by Gordon Watkins, Mick Mills, Tim Bruce and the late Denis Ambler, one wintery night in the Ebor Inn, with the intention of providing the village with its’ own annual Pantomime for the first time in at least 25 years (we’re really not sure!!). It is from this establishment that the Players take their name.
Our Spiritual home is, of course, the Ebor Inn. You can always find at least one of us in there at some stage during the day! Just ask behind the bar!!!! However, we accept that may not be your cup of tea (or pint of beer for that matter!), so the best way to contact us is to send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a look around our site and feel free to comment on any of the posts on here. Additionally, you can follow us on Twitter; search for ‘ebor_players’.
8 January, 2010Posted by on
In the attempt to allow as many people as possible to find out what’s going on with the Ebor Players, we’ve added ourselves to Twitter. If you’ve never tried Twitter before, you should – it’s great fun and you can follow your favourite celebs, sports personalities, politicians, etc. Go to www.twitter.com/ebor_players to find out what it’s all about and sign up. We’re on there as ‘ebor_players’ (no quotes), but you can also search for us as ‘The Ebor Players’ as well.
If you have a suitable mobile phone, you can also access Twitter via the web or an app – so see you hopefully in Twitter-land soon!
16 February, 2013Posted by on
Following last year’s heartbreak, the Ebor Players secured revenge with a convincing 6-3 victory over a Parish Council Select team in the annual Darts Match.
17 January, 2013Posted by on
16 January, 2013Posted by on
A new year and the Ebor Players are doing their bit to maintain the sporting legacy created in a glorious 2012 with our annual darts match against the Parish Council. As can be seen from the above photo our finely tuned athletes will be up for the keenly fought contest which takes place in the Ebor Inn on Wednesday 13th February starting at 8pm.
31 October, 2012Posted by on
If you’re going to climb up to a cloud to take on a wicked giant and rescue a princess and a cow, you need a beanstalk.
But where do you get one from?
Well, you might think it’s as simple as getting your angry mother to throw some magic beans out of the window into the garden, leaving them overnight and admiring the resulting beanstalk the next morning.
Ah, that’s where you’re wrong. The Ebor Players’ beanstalk for this year’s panto (no prizes for guessing which panto we’re doing) is growing rather slowly and is an intricate work of great complexity and artistry.
It started to take shape on Tuesday night, when a gang of us gathered upstairs in Bishopthorpe village hall, and got to work on cutting, sticking and sewing. Some of us were camped out in the corridor, some were in our traditional changing room, others occasionally found themselves squatting in the lift and four of us were hidden away in the toilet.
We don’t want to give too much away, because you’ll be seeing the end result in the show (10th to 15th December), but our magnificent creation is made of green UV cloth, some curtain-like material and – strangest of all – ‘sausages’.
3 October, 2012Posted by on
The Ebor Players Present “Jack and the Beanstalk”
Sunday 21st October
That’s right folks. Tickets for the Ebor Players’ eagerly anticipated 2012 pantomime will be on sale in the Ebor Inn from 11.00am onwards.
Tickest are priced £8.00 for adults, £5.50 for children with tickets for the special Saturday caberet-style final performance priced £12.50.
Did you know… a family of four can see the Ebor Players for only £1 more than the cost of a single ticket to see a fat geordie prancing around stage at the Theatre Royal? How’s that for value for money?!
3 July, 2012Posted by on
Much fun was had when the Ebor Players took on the combined might of the Parish Council in the annual ‘Bishopthorpe Ashes’ cricket match. This was the seventh meeting between the two sides and with the overall score poised at three all, everything was to play for. Captain Liam Godfrey led out the Parish Council to bat first under threatening skies, which was to limit the match to 10 overs per side. At the end of their allotted overs, the Parish Council had amassed 46 runs. With the rain falling gently, it was the Ebor Players turn to bat and on an increasingly greasy surface and captain Tom Davis nervously pacing the perimeter, they batted steadily if unspectacularly. The match was on a knife edge to the very last. A wide of the second to last ball of the innings was enough to see the Ebor Players home and take the trophy. The Ebor Players are now looking excitedly towards beginning rehearsal for this years pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk which will run from Monday 10 to Saturday 15 December. With a break from tradition, tickets this year will go on sale much earlier.
4 June, 2012Posted by on
A once in a lifetime event, The Ebor Players celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in style after receiving a personal invitation from the Archbishop of York to take part in a Party at The Palace. The Ebor Players opened the show to an audience of over 1500 in the gardens of Bishopthorpe Palace with a reworked rendition of “Be Our Guest” – a number first performed in our production of “The Three Musketeers” – before other local performers, including York Riding Lights Theatre, Cara Jemison, The Goosehorns and our very own Principle Girl, Rachel Skelton, entertained the masses. The Party was expertly compered by David Rose (in a dinner jacket rather than a dress) before an address by the Archbishop of York, rousing choruses of Land of Hope and Glory and spectacular firework display closed the show. Thankfully the weather stayed fine and a good time was had by all. Roll on the Olympics in this event-packed summer of 2012!
4 June, 2012Posted by on
Once again at Bishopthorpe Gala, the Ebor Players erected their stocks and pillories and invited members of the general public to give us a darn good soaking. Probably for crimes against acting (Paul Brook and Tom Davis being the biggest culprits). £140 was raised on the day. That’s another dress for David! So huge thanks to all those who gave their time to help and to everyone who supported us. Special kudos to Alastair Dunn for taking a bucket of ice-cold water for the team, and to his ‘friends’ for paying the grand sum of £10 for the privilege of administering said bucket. Same time next year? I think so.
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19 February, 2012Posted by on
Everyone will no doubt know that 2012 is of course a big year for sport in our nation. Not wishing to miss out, the Ebor Players commence their sporting season this Wednesday 22nd with our annual Darts Match against a Parish Council/Village Select team. Although there will be a distinct lack of athletic talent on show, both teams are taking it very seriously with the added spice of a husband and wife rivalry as they captain the opposing teams. The Players will be looking to avenge last years 5.2 drubbing. The match commences 8pm at the Ebor Inn.