Summer Play 2018
Our next performance will be When We Are Married by J B Priestly, directed by Jules Sawyer and Mike Ainsworth. The play has now been cast, but please come along to see it!
Gerald, the young organist of the village church is courting Nancy, the niece of Alderman Helliwell who doesn't think very much of the companionship. With two other leading citizens and churchgoers, he calls Gerald to his home to warn him that playing the organ is all that is required of him. It is with some glee that the organist informs them that he has discovered the parson was not qualified to marry couples and consequently the village's three staunchest and most respected couples are not married at all. The effect of the announcement is cataclysmic. Before things are settled, lives have been jarred amusingly and smugness has given way to hilarious adventure.
|29-30th Jun 2018||Performances|
|Jules Sawyer||Mike Ainsworth|
|Mike Ainsworth as Joseph Helliwell||Charlotte Thornton as Maria Helliwell|
|Dan Lipscombe as Albert Parker||Catherine Heffernan as Annie Parker|
|Laurence Bogle as Herbert Soppitt||Jane Cairns as Clara Soppitt|
|Craig Lawrence as Gerald Forbes||Kim Stratton as Nancy Holmes|
|Sarah Mitchell as Mrs Northrop||Elizabeth Bogle as Ruby Birtle|
|Jules Sawyer as Freda Dyson||Bob Barton as Henry Ormonroyd|
|Claire Smith as Lottie Grady||Dickie Sawyer as Reverend Mercer|
We will be performing at the Cecil Hepworth Playhouse in Walton on Thames, as usual. Tickets are £12 for adults. Bulk discounts are available for groups of 20 or more - please contact us directly for groups of this size! Bookings can be made through the box office.
2018's pantomime was Snow White, directed by Jane Cairns. Once again, we set new records for audience numbers, this time at just over 600! With the pantos going from strength to strength, we may have to put on additional performances for 2019! Book your tickets early!
Our summer play for 2017 was Holiday Snaps - a series of mini-plays with a holiday theme. They took us from an airport terminal to a tent, a cruise ship, back home and then to a Greek mountain village. The two night run went well, with lots of thoroughly entertained audience members!
Our January pantomime for 2017 was Robinson Crusoe, directed by Jane Cairns. It went extremely well, with many audience members describing it as the best one yet! It also set a new record for largest total audience, with over 500 tickets booked. We would like to congratulate the cast and crew on another spectacular pantomime, and look forward to many more to come. Some pictures are available on the Past Productions page.
70th birthday celebrations
The Desborough Players turned 70 in 2016 and we celebrated with a masked dinner at the Swan in Walton-on-Thames. It was a great evening and everyone had far too much food!