The Amateur Killer.

David Swinton is directing our March production of The Amateur Killer. It is a play full of intrigue and mistrust that will keep you on your toes until the end.27C4BA60-6193-4FA7-8901-F41CBB8B1229

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Is there anyone out there interested in performing in our next play?

David Swinton, who is directing the next Player’s performance which is being staged on 21st to 23rd March, is looking for someone preferably aged 18-35 to join the cast. If you think this may be you then please contact David directly at

Or, if you know someone who may be interested then please forward them the details and ask them to contact David. Thanks.

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Whitley Bay Panto

A group of us went to the matinee performance of the Whitley Bay Panto Society at the Playhouse on Saturday, January 19th. We settled down into the comfy seats and enjoyed the show. It was a great way to spend a chilly Saturday afternoon.

After the show we walked to Davanti’s Italian Restaurant to enjoy a meal together. It was a wonderful place and the food was excellent. A perfect ending to a perfect day. Oh yes it was!

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The Players Xmas Meal.

The Players met at The Beresford Arms, Whalton on Friday December 7th for our Xmas Meal. We had a huge table tastefully decorated with Xmas trimmings which created a lovely atmosphere among us all. It was a throughly enjoyable evening and the conversations never ceased around the table. The food was good, as was the drink for those fortunate enough not to be driving. However, the non- alcoholic beer was tasty too, something not always the case!

Breaking News…. we have a Facebook page now, created by Grace Winpenny after discussion around the table. Its up and running if you want to check it out and post comments and photos, in fact, anything to do with The Players.

Here are a few random photos from last night’s merriment.



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Another fantastic show from The Players.

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September newsletter

The September 2018 newsletter can be viewed by clicking on the link below. Thank you to Eileen for putting this together and keeping us up to date with all the news!

September 2018 newsletter

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Our next performance: 22nd to 24th November

Message from Anne Marie Cairns – Director

Our next performance is ENTERTAINING ANGELS By Richard Everett

‘ I’ve made four thousand six hundred medium-sized quiches and personally baked two tons of light crust pastry. And for what?’
As a clergy wife, Grace has spent a lifetime on her best behaviour. Now following the death of her husband Bardolph, she is enjoying the new found freedom to do and say exactly as she pleases. Wanting her own space she does not hold back at telling her daughter to stop fussing and stop being over protective. She is not happy that she will soon have to move out of her home that she shared with her beloved husband as the new vicar arrives to take over. The return of her eccentric missionary sister Ruth, adds more fuel to the fire with some disturbing revelations forcing Grace to confront the truth of her marriage.
Grace’s daughter Jo, battling to support her mother whilst coping with her own grief, befriends the new vicar who worries that something in her past maybe renders her unsuitable for the position of Vicar

With a mixture of sharp-edged comedy and probing wit, this play asks whether God can be trusted to do anything right at all. ‘Or is the whole thing a divine exercise in trial and error?’

Main Characters:
Grace…….. Sharon Lamont .
Bardolph…… David Kiely.
Jo ……. ( Grace’s daughter)……Grace Winpenny
Ruth…… Bridget Rowbottom Grace’s long lost sister of over 30 years.
Sarah (New Vicar) ……..Leah Ashton
( Understudy to vicar……. Sarah Johnson)

Tickets available at the Chantry. Adults £6.50 Concessions 5.50 (includes drink and a programme)

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