Silchester Players

Silchester Players

Performing since 1976



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“Mourning, Nun and Night”

Three Short Comedies

Keith Graham is directing three short comedies in the autumn

Performances will be Friday 22nd September 2017 at 7.30pm

Saturday 23 September 2017 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm

Tickets £8 – Adults / £6 – Concessions

Tel: 0118 9815600 to book tickets

“Here Endeth the First Lesson” – a satire by Stewart Auty

Ever served on a committee where one person continually dominates proceedings by being critical, opinionated or distracting? This is the theme of the play.
The Parish Council of Saint Orphs has suffered Councillor Cooper’s strange sense of humour, carping criticisms and outbursts of fury at regulations for quite long enough. The time has come to take revenge!

“None the Wiser” – a comedy by Anthony Booth

Set in a living room of the Stonegate Convent. A group of nuns talk quietly about life, the community, etc. until Sister Vera asks a very important question, and suddenly we realise these nuns are not what they at first seem. Further complications ensue when two nuns from another order come to stay, thus muddying the (cosy) setup.

“Properly Processed” – a comedy by Lynn Brittney

A biting satire on modern bureaucracy that takes place in the waiting room for the Afterlife. Here dead local government personnel are processed (after they have taken a number, waited for eternity and filled in some incomprehensible forms). Enter the recently deceased Carol Benson-Brown – a Chief Planning Officer when alive – and someone who knows a thing or two about frustrating the public.

Properly Processed written by Lynn Brittney and Here Endeth the First Lesson by Stewart Auty performed by kind permission of Playstage Senior.

None the Wiser by Anthony Booth performed by kind permission of Samuel French Ltd.

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Silchester Players is a vibrant, active amateur dramatics group in north Hampshire. This award-winning group perform a variety of productions every year from comedies and pantomimes, to thrillers and whodunnits, and revues and Old Tyme Music Halls. We have a varied membership from the local community and all sorts of backgrounds, and welcome anyone from 10 years upwards.

Amateur dramatics isn’t just about performing – a whole team of people with different skills come together to make a successful production. If you can act, paint, dance, do DIY, sing, sew, design or have technical skills then we have a place for you.













1 comment

  1. I would like to say how much i enjoyed “The Sleeping Beauty ” Pantomime which i saw on Friday 30 th January 2015 i thought the Cast and overall Production was indeed Professional and First Class, Thank you.