We’re nominated!!

The first adult nominations for the NODA North West District 2 awards for 2020-22 were released over the festive period and, even though we are still waiting for pantomime nominations, Bispham CastAways’ members have already been nominated for awards in a number of categories!

  • Andrew Marsh – Best Leading Male in a Drama – Devon in Missing The Mark
  • Ian Dodd – Best Leading Male in a Drama – Ethan in Missing The Mark
  • Linda McKenzie – Best Leading Female in a Drama – Charlene in Missing The Mark
  • Debbie Flavell – Best Director of a Drama – Cruise of Carnage
  • Best Drama – Cruise of Carnage
  • Best Drama – Missing The Mark

We wish all our nominees the best of luck!

Hart’s Amusements and Witches on the Prom!

The strange sight of a green witch with a broomstick on a mobility scooter on the promenade in Bispham on Saturday the 20th of November, inevitably raised some eyebrows and caused some honking horns!  However, it was all for a good cause… at this year’s family pantomime at Bispham CastAways, “The Wicked Witches of Oz” by Peter Nuttall, in order to improve and extend their work with care homes next year, they are trying to raise money for a wireless mic system and licence, so are holding some games and stalls during the hour before curtain at each of the three performances.  The problem was, they didn’t have access to prizes for some of these stalls, until they found a friend in the owner of Hart’s Amusements!  Hart’s Amusements on Red Bank Road donated a whole box and bagful of prizes, plus some sweets, to help with Bispham CastAways stalls and raffles at their upcoming pantomime and they couldn’t be happier.  Cuddly toys, boxing finger robots and crazy bouncy balls are just a few of the donations.  Sue Hope, a trustee at the CastAways said, “The generosity of Hart’s Amusements was truly amazing!  I’ve been coming to this arcade since I was 5 and I still love it in my 40s, but for them to have given so much to our group, especially in the current climate, well, it’s blown us away.  We cannot say thank you enough!”  To find out more about Hart’s amusements visit hartsamusements.co.uk

Photo courtesy of Abbie’s Photography

Jubilee and a 101st Birthday!

On the Saturday of the Queen’s Jubilee weekend, Bispham CastAways, were performing at Glen Tanar care home in Bispham for the residents, staff, friends and family. It was a special occasion for the care home as Maggie, one of the residents, was celebrating her 101st birthday too! The afternoon started with singing by Hayley Price and assisted by Sue Hope, featuring “We’ll Meet Again” and “Is This The Way To Amarillo?”. After a short break, where guests helped themselves to barbecue and took a lucky dip on the tombola, the CastAways performed their short pantomime, ”The Princess and The Mouse” by Belladonna Mysteries. Great Fun was had by all and Bispham CastAways look forward to performing for Glen Tanar again.

Cast (in order of appearance)

  • Sue Hope – Prince Mickey, turned into the Mouse by the evil Wizard Wazam – Principle Boy
  • Ian Dodd – Nana Noodle, Mickey’s old nanny and friend – The Dame
  • Suzanne McEachran – Whirly the henchman with constant vertigo – One part of the Comedy Duo
  • Hayley Price – Windy the henchman with a serious flatulence issue – One part of the Comedy Duo
  • Helen Findlay – The Evil Wizard Wazam who has stolen the kingdom from Mickey and is taxing the subjects out of home and clothing – The Bad Guy
  • Miley – Princess Poppy who has been sent out to marry a rich man after being sacked from advertising Perfect Princess Lipstick – Principle Girl

Thanks also to the crew that helped!

  • Martin Thompson on sound
  • Harry Chambers and Dave Austin on set
  • Tracy Johnson as prompt

Tickets On Sale!

Murder Mystery – Friday 9th August 2019

The annual murder mystery tickets have now gone on sale!!

Set on the remotest island in the world, Palmyra Atoll, which is only open to research scientists and the odd tourist that has been fully vetted, the small number of inhabitants find themselves cutoff and at the mercy of a despicable murderer. Can you discover who it is in time to save yourselves?!?

Tickets are limited so please order them as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!

To order tickets buy online, contact us, email bispham.castaways@gmail.com, like our Facebook page and send us a message, or phone Sue on 07515856264.

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