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Play Postponed Due to Flooding (Your News)

Play Postponed Due to Flooding (Your News)


Oxfordshire society forced to reschedule November production of Amanda Whittington’s Ruth Ellis story after theatre closed by flood waters.

In a slight case of deja vu (though not quite as deep as 1998, 2007 or 2012) Cherwell-based Banbury Cross Players have been forced to cancel – at short-notice – their November production, Amanda Whittington’s The Thrill of Love which had been due to take place at The Mill Arts Centre in Banbury.

Following a meeting of BCP’s equivalent of the COBRA committee, it was decided to try again next year by putting the production back twelve months to 25-28 Nov 2020.

Speaking at the end of November, BCP Chair, Liz Riley, said, “Our thanks go to all who have come forward with offers of help during this week and to The Mill staff for their on-going clean-up work.”

The society is now looking to store items of staging and props relating to the production until they are needed next year.

Liz Riley added: “We are still on the lookout for a place to store two large items of scenery for the show so please get in touch if you think you may be able to assist.”

Banbury Cross Players’ next production will be held at The Mill Arts Centre from 12th to 15th February, and will be Jessica Swale’s popular Nell Gwynn. | F: BanburyCrossPlayers | T: @bcptheatre