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The Girls

KATE MUNRO- CAST AND GROUP SECRETARY

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After reaching 40 I decided I needed a new challenge in my life.  After seeing a couple of shows I thought 'I can do that'! My first show was Hollywood Greats in July 2004. There are so many favorite bits it is hard to chose one, but in terms of singing it must be my first solo singing 'Mama' from Chicago. Whilst I love to sing, I also love to do comedy, some of the most memorable have to include Robin Hood, the picture gallery with June Curtis and the monologues 'The dentist' and  'Albert and the Condom'. If there is one thing you have to be able to do when doing comedy with the players is to be able to ad lib, especially if any sketches include the men!

BECKI BRUNETTI - CAST

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I have been in the Players since I was 17 after watching my Nan on stage for many years. I have always  wanted to join and     now 6 years later I am still here. My first show was Rhythm of Life and Ihave also produced a show with Kelly and Sheryl called Saturday Night att he Movies. I have massively grown in confidence since I have joined and love to help with the Choreography. My least favourite thing with the LGP was dressing up in a green unitard to be a frog. Luckily I was much skinnier then! My favourite thing was the feeling I got after completing opening night on Saturday Night at the Movies.

JESSI BRUNETTI - CAST
 

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I have been wanting to join the group ever since I came to watch my Dad many years ago in the group and with my Mum and sister also in the group it's great to be a part of it.  I have really enjoyed my first couple of shows.  In my spare time I like to play backgammon.  I don't play any musical instruments, but did have a nasty incident involving an alpine horn during a school skiing trip. 

JUNE CURTIS - CAST

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June is the mother of longtime Player (in more than one sense of the word) Ian (you wouldn't think it to look at them) and joined the show several years ago after spending many years helping out in the kitchen back in our Ploughman's days.  Not many people know this but June holds the UK record for the longest time to say "goodbyes" after initially saying she was going to leave a party, at a stagerring 2 hours and 34 minutes.  

MANDI BRUNETTI - CAST & GROUP TREASURER
  









I’d been sitting in the audience for many years, as I have a strong family connection with LGP and was eventually persuaded to join up.  My mum was a longstanding ‘player’ (in more ways than one) and both my girls are current members of the group.  When I was 21 I attempted the 3 Peaks challenge dressed as a Leprachaun, but failed when I tripped in the oversized Leprachaun shoes I was wearing and knocked myself out at the foot of Mount Snowdon.  
 
KATH REEVE - HONORARY PRESIDENT

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My first show with the Players was in 1979. I've enjoyed all the shows, my favourite was one of many I have prduced "Anything Goes" in 1990.  I love singing and belong to a choir in Hemel Hempstead where we meet once a week and perform locally for charitable events.  Over the years I've been Chairman & Secretary for the group and at the moment look after the costumes, but enjoy being on stage performing, especially comedy sketches.  I have seven delightful grandchildren, plus two great grandchilren.  I play the piano after having lessons and lay claim to performing Bulington Bertie on the QE2 crossing to New York in 1992 in front of the Captain and passengers.  Roll on the forthcoming show, which incidentally will be my sixty sixth!  Along with husband Mick, Kath was made joint Honorary President of the group in 2018 for her years of dedication to the group.  Kath is also responsible for the lovely flower arrangements that are found on the tables on show nights.


LARINA PAYNE - CAST
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Larina is the daughter of Players stalwart Ian Payne.  She made a brief appearance in Westenders before making her full debut in July 2014 in Smash and Fab.   She has been dancing since she was about 2 years old. Larina rejoined the group for "A Night On The Town" after taking her A Levels.  Following lockdown Larina has taken on the main choreography responsibilities for the group, making good use of her dance training.

KERRY HALL

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Kerry joined the group in September 2014 and has a lifelong ambition to appear on a TV Quiz Show, which as yet is to come to fruition.

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Kayleigh joined the group in September 2021 for our show Back With A Bang and says she is here for life now, being part of the Players has been beyond her wildest dreams.

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Sofia joined the group in 2022 and will be performing for the first time with us in "A Burst Of Colour".