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Willersey Footlights Society
We produce regular stage plays in the Village Hall and are run by a committee with David McAteer as the current Chairman 852011 and Bob Topp as the current Secretary 858635.


A Christmas Cracker

Footlights Presents “A Christmas Cracker”. Footlights performers are busy rehearsing for “A Christmas Cracker”, a pre-Christmas Spectacular to be performed on
Saturday 25th (7.30pm) and Sunday 26th (3.00pm) November 2017 in the Village Hall.

Tickets are available from the Village Stores priced at £7 for adults and £5 for children.
However tickets for children for Sunday's matinee performance, which will be geared more towards a ‘family entertainment’, are priced at £3.00.

Willersey Footlights Rehersal 2017


The Story of Footlights......So Far!
In the summer of 1985 an appeal was put in the Parish Magazine inviting local organisations to “do a turn at the” forthcoming Harvest Supper. The school Parents and Teachers Association immediately took up the challenge and got busy organising a sketch, and after much ‘we could do better’ the Football Club committee decided to have a go too. The PTA's version of ‘We plough the fields and scatter’ was very entertaining if somewhat risqué for a Harvest Supper, the Football Club's rather pathetic attempt at Barbershop Singing was, at best awful but nevertheless extremely funny. Both attempts at entertaining were to leave the audience in tears, thankfully from laughter.

In the audience were the new postmaster Philip Simpson and his wife Trish, who thought as newcomers to the village they should be seen to support the local event. Well, after going along to what they thought was going to be a rather typical grin and bear it evening, they left having had a jolly good time and still chuckling at what they has seen. A few weeks later Phil met the ‘would be’ Barbershop boys in the Bell Inn and expressed his enjoyment at their performance; he also expressed his desire to join in on any future performances. The truth was that no one would ever ask them to perform again, so it was decided to form Willersey Footlights to put on their own show. Three months later our society was officially formed.

Phil's influence was enormous. As a former professional musician he had been there and done that, but loved the easy go attitude of the local enthusiasts. His bizarre scouse humour was at the root of most of the early Footlights shows. As you can see by our list of shows, we have had a go at most topics all of which have one thing in common; all have been a mixed bag of humorous sketches sprinkled with the odd attempts at trying to be serious. Our audiences who have supported our shows over the years do not come to witness artistically great performances. If so, they would go away disappointed but they do however come to see the cock-ups, the ad-libbing and people totally prepared to be made fools of.

The 19 shows put on by the Footlights have sold well over 5000 tickets and donated more than £16,000 to various charities.


The Shows... 1986 - 2016

    Date           
    2016          FootLights Through the Ages     
    2014          FootLights at the Movies     
    2013          Anything Goes     
    2011          The Best of 25 Years     
    2010          The Four Seasons     
    2008          London     
    2006          The Lost Secret     
    2005          Footlight Follies     
    2004          The Next Generation     
    2001          The Best of Footlights     
    1999          2000 A Real Oddity     
    1997          The Wafta Awards     
    1995          A Very Rough Guide to Britain     
    1993          As Time Goes By 5000BC to 1993     
    1992          End of the Pier Show     
    1991          Around the World in 80 Minutes     
    1990          Cinderalla 2     
    1989          Hooray for Hollywood     
    1987          39/45 War Show     
    1986          Old Time Music Hall     

Willersey Footlights has a facebook page and also various videos on youtube The Movie (Parody Movie Trailer)
Behind The Scenes of A Movie Trailer - Blend That Film     Before and after: The Movie Trailer - Blend That Film
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A few members of Footlights and others, being Happy!


Here are some pictures from the Footlights through the Ages at Willersey's Queen's 90th birthday celebration.
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Here are some pictures from previous Footlights productions.
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