The West Horsley Independent Players (Whips)
The Whips offer a wide selection of productions and social events for our members and the general public. Each year we have productions in Spring and Autumn plus a Whippets production in March. Every two years we have a pantomime. Most of our productions are staged at the West Horsley Village Hall and we occasionally stage shows at the Electric Theatre in Guildford. Periodically we take our productions on tour and have visited South Wales and Yorkshire in the past.
Due to the Covid restrictions we haven’t had a production since Party Piece in April 2019 and after several false starts with Close to the Wind by Richard Everett, we hope to be able to perform it in late 2021. The Whippets production of The Little Mermaid got to the dress rehearsal stage in March 2020 before it was closed due to Covid and hopes to be performed again in 2021. We completed our fairly recent production, Ayckbourn’s Role Play and our Whippets production Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat, which ran with huge success. Our Spring Production Hand Over Fist, a comedy by Richard Everett, completed its run in April and our director for the Autumn 2013 production, Jack Griffith delivered Cheshire Cats by Gail Young at the Electric Theatre Guildford.
In May our Young Whips presented a very successful evening of two one act plays Phantom Thief and “Poodle Doodle” and offer a similiar treat in March 2014 with The Hound of the Baskervilles and Zoo.
On the Social side we held a very successful Quiz Night on in February at the Clandon Regis Golf Club and a Supper evening at West Horsley Village Hall with live band Icicle Tree.
For 2014 our Spring productions will be Biting the Bullet by Frank Vickery and the Whippets will perform the Wizard of Oz in March.