award winning amateur theatre in cheshire
It is with enormous sadness that we have to annouce the death of our President Emeritus, Derek Blunt. Derek passed away yesterday (10th April 2021) having reached the grand old age of 94 years.
Derek was a founder member in 1950 of Woodford Players and he appeared in over 50 plays and directed over 25.
Derek received in 2007 the prestigious Laurence Roberts Trophy for Lifetime Achievement to Amateur Theatre from GMDF (Greater Manchester Drama Federation). This was a richly deserved award and one of which he was rightly very proud.
Derek was made Life President of Woodford Players in 2004 and President Emeritus in 2013 when he left Woodford to live on the South Coast with his daughter Carolyn.
We shall all remember Derek for many things but none more so that his wonderful post-production poems. Derek composed approximately 99 witty poetic masterpieces in his own inimitable style. The Players published a “complete works” version of all Derek’s poems in 2013. It was always a precious thing to have and now even more so. The end of an era.
We send our most sincere condolences to Derek’s family, he will be greatly missed by many. Goodnight Derek.
Welcome to Woodford Players, we are an award winning amateur dramatic society and we perform all our plays at Woodford Community Centre on Chester Road, Woodford and have been doing so since 1950!
We look forward to seeing you at our productions and hope that you enjoy looking round this site. If you require any further information at all please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Have you always fancied treading the boards? Or maybe you are a techie type and would love to have a go with a lighting deck or sound board?
None of the above? Well how about the challenge of helping to build a stage set or choosing costumes and props for a play?
An amateur theatre group could be just the thing for you. It’s all great fun and we are friendly and never shy about putting the kettle on! If it takes your fancy – drop us an email.
Woodford Players. C/o Woodford Community Centre, Chester Road. Woodford. Stockport. SK7 1PS
Tel: 0161 123 4567