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Who are we?
Ashtead Players have a long and successful history with a distinguished artistic record equalled by few dramatic societies. Established for over 70 years, we have successfully presented a whole range of popular theatrical productions.
We welcome anyone who wishes to join our society and believe in equal opportunities for all our members who are of all ages, from all walks of life and get together for social and fund raising activities too.
Membership: £20 per year
Performance Fees: £25 per production
What do we do?
Provide popular theatre and entertainment to the local community and beyond. We also believe in contributing to the community that supports us, and have staged charity performances to help rebuild Ashtead Cricket Club and extend St Giles’ Infant School.
Ashtead Players stage two productions per year at Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall. Rehearsals are on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and are held in Ashtead.
Some of our awards and accolades
2019 - ‘For Services Rendered’ - I wanted to say that we enjoyed the performance, and several of us have had discussions on the play in the subsequent weeks.
It is so nice that Ashtead is blessed by your dramatic
presentations and with your professionalism in our modest community!
So Ashtead Players, keep up the good work, roll on April!!
2019 - ‘Woman in Mind (December Bee)’ -
Alan Ayckbourn at his best: intrigue, drama, comedy, pathos and his ubiquitous twists make for a splendid evening of entertainment from the talented Ashtead Players (yet again). The marathon performance by Debbie Green as the “Woman” yielded a standing ovation for her portrayal of a mixed up mother who
knows love, confusion, anger and sadness. A truly moving production, not to be missed! (Click to see a full critique)
2018 - ‘Out of Order’ - "We went to see 'Out of Order' last night and really enjoyed it! Very funny and certainly a good nights entertainment.”
“Really must congratulate you on such a fantastic evening last night. We both really enjoyed it and felt it was at least equal to the one we saw at the Arnaud which Ray Cooney attended . Praise indeed. Great set on that wide stage. The pace, which is so important to a farce was maintained throughout.”
2017 - ‘Deadly Nightcap’ - “I enjoyed Deadly Nightcap last night. It was extremely professionally performed and was excellent. No need to go to London Theatres when you have Ashtead Players on your door step!”
2017 - ‘Hay Fever’ - “We thought the play was great.
Well done everyone. We thought the set was good
and the acting was excellent.
“Hope you’re all pleased with Hay Fever.
We thought it was really brilliant and not amateur at all!”
2016 - ‘Seasons Greetings’ - “We just wanted to tell
you all how much we enjoyed your performance last
Friday and what great fun it was with great acting
2015 - ‘Don’t Dress for Dinner’ - “What a fantastic
production. The pace, the dialogue, the action and the
comedy. A brilliant evening, we think better than the
West End version. (We’ve seen both!)”
2013 - ‘Out of Sight..Out of Murder’ - “Great production with some brilliant performances. Hugely enjoyable. Well done everyone”.
2012 - ‘The Unexpected Guest’ - “The spirit and tension were there all evening. Well done!”
2012 - Ashtead Rotary Club -
Award for Services to the Community
2011 - ‘It Runs in the Family’ - “What a Fantastic show. It was truly professional performance. I hadn’t laughed so much for ages. Well done to everyone”
2009 - ‘Footprints in the Sand’ -
Richard Houghton Award, Leatherhead Drama Festival
2005 - ‘Agnes of God’ - Adult winners,
Leatherhead Drama Festival