The Hospital Players' 70th Anniversary Year
In 2013, The Hospital Players celebrated their 70th anniversary. We marked this milestone with a Platinum Ball. You can find treasured mementos from the Ball below.
THE HOSPITAL PLAYERS' 70th ANNIVERSARY SONG
(Tune - All Things Bright and Beautiful)
Written and performed by Graham Wells
HPs are so wonderful, There is no doubting that,
HPs are so brilliant, We know where it's at.
On stage in plays in church halls to shows at the Plowright,
Late entrances, missed sentences.
You can't win every night.
HPs are so wonderful, that's just what we all say.
HPs are so brilliant, the next play's on its way.
The scenery goes crashing, the smoke machine goes spare
You know you're born, when tabs are drawn
Does this bed go over there?
HPs are so wonderful, of that you can be sure.
HPs are so brilliant, listen up I'll tell you more.
We natter on in dressing rooms, when we should be on stage
With a cry, 'Oh s**t! This is my bit,'
Our brains we then engage.
HPs are so wonderful, up for any wheeze.
HPs are quite brilliant, everyone agrees.
And on that theme of memory, the lines that we forgot.
But if in doubt you can always shout,
A Micky Metcalfe ‘What!’
HPs are so wonderful, we sometimes get it right.
HPs are so brilliant, let's break a leg tonight.
The final scene in act two, everything tense and tight
A loud guffaw comes from row four,
Ann Brown is in tonight.
HPs are so wonderful, credit where it's due.
HPs are so brilliant, that includes the back-stage crew.
And now that we are seventy, on times we can reflect
To HPs past, who gave it a blast
Our thoughts we can direct.
HPs are so wonderful, we can sing with glee.
HPs have been brilliant