Cider With Rosie, 2014

The Blewbury Players’ summer production in 2014 was an adaptation by Nick Darke of Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee on the 100th anniversary of the author’s birth. Our Director was Christopher Staines, who directed A Servant to Two Masters for us in 2010.

Thanks to all involved and all who came to see the show.

We have had the most wonderful feedback…

“Huge congratulations to all the cast and crew of Cider with Rosie! I can’t even begin to imagine the amount of hard work the whole ensemble must have put in to create such a fantastic show – we all loved it.”

“Yes, mesmerising and enthralling. Just brilliant, thank you”

“Fabulous show. Thank you”

“Brilliant show! Huge round of applause to all cast, front of house and back stage crew”

“That was absolutely brilliant! We have just seen the last night, and it was the best Blewbury Players production we’ve seen. Moved to tears of laughter and sadness – I’m blown away!”

“Three generations of us had a wonderful evening last night. It was absolutely mesmerising with amazing performances from every actor. We were blown away, to say the least. Thank you for all your hard work”.



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This atmospheric, autobiographical evocation of growing up in rural Gloucestershire during and just after World War 1, whose 100th anniversary this also was, featured funny, tragic and vulnerable characters with whom we could readily sympathise.

The play took us back to a way of life which was coming to an end as the Lee family grew up and as the war and its aftermath changed the order of things.  The play had echoes of our previous productions Larkrise and Under Milk Wood, which worked wonderfully in the Garden Theatre at Orchard Dene.