The Players Drama Group

A taste for drama

In 2020, The Carrs Lane Players are celebrating their GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY!

The drama group is offering you an evening of entertainment beginning with a sumptuous meal, followed by a performance of ‘Out of Sight – Out of Mind’, a trio of one-act plays guaranteed to be full of fun!

Thursday 20 February, meal at 6pm; performance at 7.30pm
Friday 21 February, meal at 6pm; performance at 7.30pm
Saturday 22 February, meal at 5.30pm; performance at 7pm

Tickets for the whole evening:    £14
or for the performance only:        £8

For more information, call 0121 643 6151, Tuesday -Thursday, 8am-4pm. Ask for the Clerk to the Trustees.

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The story of Carrs Lane Players…

The Drama Group, Carrs Lane Players, was formed shortly after the new church building at Carrs Lane opened in 1970. As enthusiasm for stage performance blossomed, six one act plays were performed in 1971 and the first full play in November 1973, followed by some pantomimes. Two of the original members of Carrs Lane Players, Bob Cross and Geoff Jones, are still regular actors with us today.  Peter Cummings, who is a keen theatregoer, has been our producer since 1985, and brings a wealth of knowledge to performances.

From a modest beginning, ‘Players’ attracted a regular and loyal following, mainly drawn from the congregation at Carrs Lane plus their friends and relatives. In recent times we have given wider publicity to plays and have provided suppers or teas before each performance to enhance the theatrical experience. The cast has expanded by the welcome introduction of younger talent which has led us to attempt a wider repertoire. As a result, audience numbers have more than doubled which has given us real encouragement.

Friday evenings

Planning and rehearsals take place on Friday evenings and there is good fellowship and tremendous enthusiasm in the group. We welcome newcomers with open arms, be they budding actors or willing to help in ‘back stage’ roles.

The main drama production takes place in February of each year when three performances are usually given. We aim to make a donation to a charity from any surplus arising.

Recent productions have been well established plays, The 39 Steps by John Buchan, Hobson’s Choice by Harold Brighouse, When we are married by J B Priestley, ‘Ten Times Table’ by Alan Ayckbourn and “Pools Paradise by Philip King. They presented a good challenge for Carrs Lane Players and were received with acclaim by our audiences.

All of the performances noted above are under licence from Samuel French Ltd.

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Drama Group at Carrs Lane - The Carrs Lane Players
Drama Group at The Church at Carrs Lane - The Carrs Lane Players
Drama Group at Carrs Lane - The Carrs Lane Players