Silchester Players

Silchester Players

Performing since 1976




 by Noel Coward

Charles Condomine, a successful writer, has an idea for his next novel that involves dabbling in the occult. Thus it is that he, along with his second wife Ruth and their guests Doctor and Mrs Bradman, take part in a séance led by the flamboyant and eccentric medium Madame Arcati, mainly, as sceptic Charles says, ‘to learn a few tricks of the trade and to pick up some of the jargon’.

Things however do not go according to plan and somehow Charles finds himself haunted by the ghost of his first wife Elvira, who feels that Charles has called her back to be with him. At first Charles is immensely pleased to have his wife Ruth, and the shade of his younger and glamorous first wife around but he is not aware that Elvira, and later Ruth have their own agenda and events take several amusing and unlikely twists before matters can be resolved.

This is amongst Noel Coward’s wittiest writings and takes place in the 1930’s in Charles’ comfortable Kent home, to provide as Coward said the plot for: ‘an improbable comedy’.

Performances for Blithe Spirit will take place at Silchester Village Hall on the 14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd September at 7.30 pm.

For tickets call – 0118 9815600

Adults – £9.00
Concessions – £8.00
Children (under 18) – £7.00




Silchester Players at Tadley Library

The Fun Palace at Tadley Library took place on Saturday 7th October 2017.

Tadley Library staff dressed up in some of our costumes!


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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.