Last production

Bartholomew Players' last production, 
performed at Eynsham Village Hall from Wed 17th May to Sat 20th May 2016, 
was Humble Boy  by Charlotte Jones. 

Pictures from the production can be seen in the Archives.

What the critics said

The set designed by Steve Ashcroft — was very good ...There were some wonderful moments in the production – notably the very funny opening scene of Act Two ...Nick Smith as Felix Humble must be congratulated on learning the very demanding script for this mammoth part….a fine performance!...Liz Hutchinson captured the character of Mercy very well indeed. She portrayed the much put upon family friend with humour and pathos. ...Lesley Robinson…projected well and her dialogue was clear...Jim the gardener was played with quiet reserve by the ever dependable Steve Ashcroft. This gentle portrayal was delightful and his interactions with Felix were most affecting. ...Richard Buss was very convincing as Flora’s loud, big band music loving suitor George. He really got into the character and used the stage well....Rosie was played convincingly by Martha Gray. This was a beautifully under-stated performance
Rob Bertwistle, National Operatic & Dramatic Association 

...a stunning set of an English county garden and superb attention to detail ...brilliant performances; George Pye (Richard Buss) who played Flora’s suitor, with gusto and Mercy Lott (Liz Hutchinson) whose twittery portrayal of the neighbour was a delight...The lighting and sound effects of the bees were very convincing. ...A difficult play, well-acted.

Nigel James, Oxfordshire Drama Network
...George Pye- a tour de force by Richard Buss,...Jim the gardener (Steve Ashcroft) provides a reassuring, wise presence...dithering spinster Mercy Lott (the ever-enjoyable Liz Hutchinson) steals the limelight

Paul Stammers, Eynsham Online

Cast in order of appearance

 Felix Humble Nick Smith 
 Mercy Lott Liz Hutchinson
Flora Humble Lesley Robinson
Jim, the gardener
Steve Ashcroft
George Pye 
Richard Buss 
Rosie PyeMartha Grey
 Directed byDeborah Lisburne Diacon