Joint production of ‘The Miser’ come to the Lowther Pavilion

The cast of The Miser

The cast of The Miser - Credit: Archant

Two of Lytham’s well known amateur dramatics societies join forces to perform a play with a difference.

The Lytham Anonymous Players (previously just the Anonymous Players) and Fylde Coast Players are no strangers to acting or indeed to each other. Over the years, members from each society have appeared in plays for both and both groups have displayed great support for each other whenever their play is performed at the Lowther Pavilion in Lytham.

The summertime is generally the key time of the year to put on a show of great magnitude as it is when they are able to attract more people into the theatre. However, due to the potential repairs to the roof at the Lowther Pavilion, it would have meant that both groups would have missed out on the opportunity to perform their shows. So, what better way than to join forces and put on a show together? Outside! And so, the “Lytham Players” were born.

Teresa Mallabone is the chair of the Fylde Coast Players and also a trustee of the Lowther Pavilion. She had the idea of performing a show in the beautiful gardens surrounding the Lowther Pavilion and approached the Lytham Anonymous Players in making this a joint production which fitted both parties perfectly. It is the first time that both groups have collaborated on a play together. Heather Cartmell has taken the directorial reigns on the performance and suggested putting on “The Miser”, a five act comedy written by the French playwright, Molière. The play is written in French which could prove to be a test for the actors, so they are taking the English translation from the 1950’s.

Teresa states: “It is a wonderful play with a big cast which can accommodate members of both groups, but there is also a lot of interaction with the audience which, considering the location of the performance, suits it perfectly.” She continues: “The performances will start at 7pm (weather permitting) and we encourage people to come along and bring a chair and even a picnic and really enjoy the performance.”

The performances are showing from Wednesday 13th – Saturday 16th July at 7pm.

For more information and to book tickets please visit the Lowther Pavilion’s website –