What a great night of murder!

The cast photo of Cruise of Carnage

There were oooohs, aahs, laughs and gasps as Bispham CastAways performed their interactive murder mystery, Cruise of Carnage by Belladonna Mysteries, across two nights on April 8th and 9th 2022. Everyone had a great time helped by a lovely hot pot supper. There were winners and lots of ”I told you so’s” going around as the killer was revealed. We can’t wait for the next one!

Pantomime Success

The Cast of Cinderella

Bispham CastAways performances of Cinderella by Ben Crocker went down an absolute treat with two very appreciative audiences! The acting was superb and included onstage debuts from Tara Stott as Cinderella, Emma Jelley as Prince Charming, Jennifer Maycock as Snatch and Adam Smithson as Bispham Bronco. The set and a lot of props had been lovingly hand produced through hours of hard work by the extremely talented Gary Tunnicliffe. An amazing amount of sound, lighting and special effects had taken further hours of dedicated searching, sourcing, building and creating by the fabulous Ian Fleetwood. This was a true group effort for the CastAways who are all extremely proud of the fairytale pantomime they created!

CastAways does Pride

Some CastAways brave the storm!

Some hardy members of Bispham CastAways braved the rain and winds on the promenade to walk in the Blackpool Pride 2019 parade. Armed with rainbow face paint, jingle sticks, rattling hula hoops, bubble guns and huge smiles, they carried the banner for the group in support of the LGBT community from South Pier to The Metropole.

Seaside Success

Bispham CastAways Cast Of Beside The Seaside by Leslie Sands

It was such fun at the “Seaview”, two minutes from the sea, under the hard gaze of Mrs Austin. This play was the first by Bispham CastAways and played to two very appreciative audiences on the 26th and 27th of April. There were laughs galore at the antics of the Blackpool boarding house residents during a typically English week in August in the 1950s. A financial success as well with a great NODA review put the cherry on top of the cake!

We’ve Done It!

Yes, we have had email confirmation from The Charity Commission that all of our hard work has paid off. We have become a registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) and our Registered Charity Number is 1182404. We would like to thank our case worker for his help during the process and all the trustees and members who have supported this bid. Now the hard work starts!

Website Launches

www.castaways.org.uk officially launches today!

Our tickets for “Beside The Seaside” by Leslie Sands, a comedy set in Blackpool in the 1960s, are on sale online under “Next Production”.

We have just welcomed more new members into our group and are always on the look out for new members. If you are looking for a pastime that can enrich your life, improve your mental and physical health or just want to become a part of a group who are supportive of everyone, do come and meet us any Sunday evening from 6pm to 9pm at Bispham United Reform Church Hall on Cavendish Road FY2 9JR.

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