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The Importance of Being Earnest - March 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, April 1, the Theatre at Chatsworth House

Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest: a Trivial Comedy for Serious People, will be the Players' Spring production, directed by Chris Heery. Chris joined us during Lettice and Lovage as part of the backstage team and was Assistant Director for Dandy Dick. Chris comes to us after a lengthy career in the arts. She holds a degree in Drama from the University of London and Central School of Speech and Drama, and has taught Drama at various schools around the UK, finishing as Head of Drama at Sheffield Girls. She appeared onstage in numerous roles with SUDS (Sheffield University Drama Society), including Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest. Her directing credits are varied and numerous, including: Anything Goes, Calamity Jane, The Pirates of Penzance, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Daisy Pulls it Off, and The Wind in the Willows.

A Midsummer Night's Dream - open air performances in July (6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15)

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Our summer show will be an open-air performance of Shakespeare's classic comedy about young lovers, mischievous fairies, and general mayhem. We will be performing at various venues around Sheffield and Derbyshire including Whirlowbrook Hall, Cromford Mills, the Whitworth Centre and Carsington Water. Directed by Lindsay, A Midsummer Night's Dream will be sure to set your summer off on the right note.

If you'd like to be involved, there's a reading on January 6 and auditions on January 20 and 23 (Over Haddon Village Hall, 7-10pm). If you'd like to be involved but can't make those January dates, contact Lindsay. Check our audition page for more details.

Steel Magnolias - October 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, the Theatre at Chatsworth House

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In October we will be heading back to Chatsworth House, this time under the direction of the lovely Alicia Bloundele. Many of you know Alicia already from her roles in Blithe Spirit, Charley’s Aunt, and Dandy Dick. Alicia is also an active member of High Torr players where she has directed Out of the Cage. Her Assistant Director credits include shows at the National Theatre, Park Theatre (Finsbury Park), Zoo Venue (Edinburgh Fringe), Rose Theatre Studio (Kingston Upon Thames), and the Lyric Theatre (Hammersmith).

There will be a reading and auditions for the play in February. Make sure you follow us on social media or join our mailing list for up-to-date information.

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