St George’s Players community theatre group was formed in 1934. Over 80 years later we still produce two full length plays a year, plus readings, showcases and more. And our new playwriting group has started writing short plays for us to produce.
How it works
Every member of the Players is a volunteer, everyone is welcome – no experience necessary! – and all proceeds are invested in future productions.
Where it happens
Our work is overseen by our committee. Like every member of the Players, they are volunteers.
- Chair: Stephen Gaskell
- Vice chair: Ian Cooper
- Secretary: Felicity Nelson
- Treasurer: Paul Buckenham
- Communications: Uli Wilfer & Marcus Ware
- Performances: Shelley Brownlee
- Playwriting: Rob Smith
- Readings: Katrina McLeay
A bit of history
Our first production was Nothing But the Truth. Since then we have staged hundreds of performances, from Charles Dickens’ much loved A Christmas Carol to Daphne De Maurier’s haunting Rebecca and Mike Leigh’s excruciating Abigail’s Party.
In 1952 we were the first amateur group to produce The Holly and the Ivy, fresh from the West End. We have even tried our hand at pantomime, marking our Diamond Jubilee with Cinderella in 1994.
Recent productions include The Hound of the Baskervilles in 2013, Arsenic and Old Lace in 2014, Rope and Stepping Out in 2015, and Oh What a Lovely War in 2016.