Our pantomime for 2019 will be Dick Whittington, written by Alan Frayn and directed by Jane Cairns. We are planning a couple of play readings during the summer, followed by auditions in September, for the performance in January. If you would like to book tickets or get more information on auditioning, please see the Box Office page.
|18th July 2018 at 20:00||Play reading at the WI Hall|
|6th August 2018 at 20:00||Panto reading at the WI Hall|
|10th September 2018 at 20:00||Second panto reading at the WI Hall|
|12th September 2018 at 20:00||Panto auditions at the WI Hall|
|From 17th September 2018||Rehearsals at the WI Hall|
|11th January 2019 at 19:30||Friday evening performance|
|12th January 2019 at 14:00||Sat early matinee|
|12th January 2019 at 19:30||Sat late matinee|
|13th January 2019 at 19:30||Sun matinee|
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.
When We Are Married
Our summer play for 2018 was When We Are Married by J B Priestly, directed by Jules Sawyer and Mike Ainsworth. The play revolved around a group of couples finding out that the vicar who they thought had married them 25 years earlier was in fact not qualified to do so! We had a record breaking 14 cast members in this show (including parts for both directors!) which allowed us to put on another fantastic show, and just beat the previous record for ticket sales. Roll on 2019!
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!