Welcome to the home page of Fylde Coast Players, rarely amateur, always dramatic. The award winning group is based in Lytham St Annes (near Blackpool) in Lancashire. This site will tell you about our productions (past current, and future), how and where to see us (usually Lowther Pavilion), how to contact us and a members area.
And our next production Equally Divided by Ronald Harwood
Do you believe in Justice?
Can Justice be achieved by breaking the law?
These two questions are at the heart of Ronald Hardwood’s play ‘Equally Divided. A play with plenty of laughs yet a powerful moral tale for our time.
Fylde Coast Players won ‘Best Play’ and Best Overall Production’ for their performance last October of Ronald Harwood’s ‘Quartet’ at the North West Area NODA awards (the amateur theatre’s Oscars) and hope that everyone who enjoyed Quartet will find this play just as entertaining and thought provoking.
And our March 2018 production will be "All My Sons" by Arthur Miller. The production will be directed by Poppy Flanagan who also directed the multi award winning 'Quartet'.
Readings and casting will take place in autumn 2017 with rehearsals commencing after 'Equally Divided'. If you're interested in taking part please contact the society
Performance dates are 21st to 24th March 2018.
Fylde Coast Players…simply the best!
The Mercure Piccadilly Hotel in Manchester was the glittering setting on Sunday night for the North West NODA annual dinner and awards ceremony – the amateur theatre’s very own Oscar event- where Fylde Coast Players scooped the top acting award ‘Best Play 2016’ for their production of ‘Quartet’ at Lowther Theatre in October last year.
This followed on from Fylde Coast Players success at the District level NODA Awards in February, where they won Best Play; Best Actor – Ian Edmundson for Reg in Quartet; and Best Supporting Actress – Helen Barrow for Frosine in ‘The Miser’. This was after receiving nine nominations spread over three plays, more than any other society. The final triumph was winning ‘Best Overall Production of 2016’ against all comers, including the musicals category.
‘Buoyed by this success we were hopeful of winning the big prize at the North West NODA’s said Chairman, Rosemary Roe, ‘but we knew we were up against stiff competition with the 10 best plays over the whole of the North West nominated for ‘Best Play’. But we did it!’
‘Quartet’, by Ronald Harwood is set in a care home for retired opera singers and musicians. The NODA representative, Eddie Regan, was wowed by the performance and wrote “Ian Edmundson as Reg, Teresa Mallabone as Cecily, Jeff Redfern as Wilfred and Rosemary Roe as Jean would grace any professional theatre but I am certain the people of the Fylde Coast will be so glad that these actors have decided to show their talents in Lytham. Poppy Flanagan, the director, ensured she harnessed all the finesse that the cast has in abundance.”
Chairman, Rosemary Roe added ‘Fylde Coast Players has a wonderful group of talented actors and directors but we also have so many gifted members who help backstage. This was a just reward for a great team effort.’