Kingfisher Players of Tempsford plan 50th celebration to showcase achievements and inspire youngsters

Kingfisher Players, who are based at Tempsford, celebrate their 50th anniversary. PNL-150723-111134001
Kingfisher Players, who are based at Tempsford, celebrate their 50th anniversary. PNL-150723-111134001

A theatre group based in Tempsford are making plans to celebrate 50 years on the stage.

The Kingfisher Players are set to celebrate their golden jubilee next year and want to showcase their achievements and inspire younger people to join them.

The players started up in 1966 when a small group of people gathered in what was then the Sandy Scouts hut in Windsor Way, marking the humble beginnings of the Sandy Theatre Group.

Over the years the group occupied a variety of premises in Sandy and in 1994 renamed themselves the Kingfisher Players and now operate from Tempsford village hall.

A players spokesman said: “Many talented people have come together during the last 50 years to put on a variety of performances such as concerts, plays and of course our now very traditional and award-winning pantomime.

“As we approach our golden jubilee year we plan to celebrate in style. Next summer we have planned a spectacular event which will bring together cast members past present and future to showcase what we have done over the years, and inspire young people to join us for future events.”

The first event of the year will be the pantomime, with the players performing Ali Baba. Some casting evenings have already taken place, but more are planned for September.

If you are interested in getting involved, or would like to help in other areas such as backstage, make-up, costumes, lighting, front of house, prop-making or any other aspect of performing or running a show please contact the players. Details can be found on the website www.kingfisherplayers.co.uk or email info@kingfisherplayers.co.uk