We're the New Kinver Players: a group of award-winning, dedicated dramatists who put on plays for the pure love of it, both in our home venue in Staffordshire, and across the country.
Where are we based?
In Kinver, Staffordshire, and our members come from far-and-wide to join in with our activities. We rehearse at the Edward Marsh Centre (formerly the KSCA) in Kinver twice a week, and perform our twice-yearly productions there too.
We also write plays, and take productions to festivals and other venues: we enter festivals, and hold workshops and one-off performances through the year throughout the country: this year we performed our abridged version of Vita & Virginia at the Edinburgh Fringe. Read the reviews and see where we're going next.
Plus, we've performed - for two years running - a play in the National Trust's Rock Houses. The Spirits of the Rock was written by Martin Ward from NKP, and commissioned by the National Trust.
What's the main aim of the group?
Actually, there are two: to produce varied drama to a high standard for audiences to enjoy, and to enjoy ourselves while we're doing it!
"NKP have succeeded again with a play that was memorable and impressive. Carefully designed, with a strong team, talent and a strong love for theatre, it was indeed a great night."
WHO RUNS THE GROUP?
We're run by a committee consisting of a Chairman, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and committee members. They're responsible for running the group as well as organising social events, publicity, the website, box office, mailing list and members' newsletter.
DO WE RUN A PATRONS' SCHEME?
Yes we do. For an annual fee of £24, NKP Patrons receive a free ticket and programme for each of our productions, plus reserved seating, a priority booking service and VIP treatment for you and your guests.
WHO CHOOSES THE PLAYS?
The Director submits several plays to the committee. They're all read and then one play is chosen over the others. There are several criteria for choosing a play: availability of casting and backstage help, cost of and complication of set, costumes and props,. popularity with audiences etc
HOW ARE THE PLAYS CAST?
All interested members are invited to come along to a reading of the chosen play. This is then followed by an informal casting evening, where small sections of the play are read by those interested in taking a part. The director then chooses their cast and production team, and rehearsals begin.