St George’s Players is a community theatre group formed in 1934. We produce two full-length plays a year plus readings, showcases and scratch nights. 

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. If you want to hear about upcoming opportunities to audition for productions, attend play readings or scratch nights and more, sign up to our newsletter and follow us on social media. 

Where it happens

Rehearsals and plays usually take place at St George’s church, Vancouver Road SE23 2AG. We have also made use of other local spaces, including The Honor Oak and the Blythe Hill Tavern.

The committee

Our work is overseen by our committee. Like every member of the Players, they are volunteers. You can read about our current committee members here.

  • Mark Harrington – Chair
  • Ben Sutherland – Vice Chair
  • Tara Frost – Secretary and Social Secretary
  • Paul Buckenham – Treasurer
  • Kate McLeay – Playwriting Group
  • Fifi Batchelor – Props Manager
  • Marina Nenadic – Website Manager
  • Ian Cooper – Honary Lifetime Committeeship

A short history

Our first production was Nothing But the Truth by James Montgomery. 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 And Then There Were None in 2019, Death by Design and Dracula in 2022 and Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Nile in 2023.