The Bart Players

An Amateur Drama Group


The Christmas show for this season was a reprise of an old favourite Percy by Stewart Love, directed by Ken Powles. This was the story of the life of William Percy French, editor, songwriter, entertainer and painter, told through dramatic scenes and songs. It played in the Canon Lindsay Hall on 3-6 December 2008.

The programme from this production can be viewed here – Percy Programme





Our festival entry for 2009 was Born in the Garden by Peter Nichols, once again directed by Gillian Porter. It was first performed in the Canon Lindsay Hall in March 2009. It was entered in Ballymoney, Newtownabbey, Larne and Newry festivals and came runner up in the Ballymoney festival.

Maud – Barbara Jeffers
Maurice – Kevin Murray
Hedley – Barney Gadd
Queen – Lynne Taylor

Director – Gillian Porter
Setting and Décor – Alan Marshall
Stage Manager – Caroline Mercer
Set Building – Ian Hastings
Set Painting – James Burns
Props – Lorna-Jayne Fletcher, Jean Watts
Costumes – Carmen O’Hagan
Lights – Ivor Agnew, John Little
Sound – Michael Patterson
Make-up – David Sloan
Front of House – June Silcock, Emma Townsend
Publicity – James Burns
Poster Design – Michael Fee

Pictures from this show are posted on our Facebook page here

The programme from this production can be seen here – Born In the Gardens Programme

Following the fun which we had in November 2007, we reprised Running Riot by Derek Benfield as our summer show with a slightly different line up. Taking the reins this time was first time director Brendan Fegan, who had played Felix in our previous production. Once again, we took the show to the Courtyard Theatre, Ballyearl and Portrush Town Hall in August 2009 for their summer season.

The cast for this production were:
Felix – Andrew Devonshire
Nicolette – Emma Townsend
Basil Trent – Michael Fee
Humphrey Podmore – Norman Turkington
Agnes Podmore – Pat Rennix
Pauline Maryot – LJ Fletcher
Joe Smith – Daniel Hunt
Bruchik – Barney Gadd
Miss Hacket – Jean Watt

Pictures from this show can be viewed here.