About The Players

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Peacehaven Players, more than performing

At The Peacehaven Players we like to put on a show and we do this twice a year. In between, as well as quite a bit of rehearsing involving learning the lines, the stage directions, the songs and the dance moves, there's quite a bit of socialising as well.
We take performing well and entertaining our audiences very seriously while having a good laugh ouselves.
This is our hobby and we love it.

The group was founded in 1998 when we presented our first show The Boyfriend. Since then we have presented at least two shows every year, except during the pandemic. These include some of the greats of musical theatre such as Oliver!, Oklahoma and Fiddler on the Roof. Much loved pantomimes such as Aladdin, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella have been seen on our stage several times over the years. Our wide range of pantos have proved ever popular with the local community and beyond.

In recent years we have been pleased to present shows written and directed by some of our talented members. In summer 2022, we performed "Lights Out Over London" by Michelle Roman. In June 2019, it was "The Perfect Wedding" by Judith Foot. This was the fourth show from Judith. Some of her earlier pieces have been taken up by other companies.

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We are an open company and new members are always welcome.
And, our members don't just come from Peacehaven!
Not an actor? We still want to hear from you. The Players offers something for everyone, from working backstage to front of house, painting scenery, props, making costumes or even just general help. There's always something for you to get involved in.

For the budding actors among us, everyone is welcome to get up on stage. We have a policy that all new acting members appear in the chorus for their first show, unless there is a part we cannot fill. After that, you can audition for any part you are interested in. If you are happier staying in the chorus, that's completely fine too.

At The Players we aim to have fun. It's really important that we all enjoy what we are doing. It's not just about the acting! There's a social side to being a member as well. The Whats App group keeps us in touch and chat isn't always about the show. We go to see other companies perform, see musicans, listen to comedy and eat out.
We promote the Players locally as well such as at the Peacehaven or Telscombe Summer Fairs.

This is a great way to get to know everyone and meet lots of members of the community.

Christmas party

We are a friendly group and love seeing new faces. If you'd like to join us, please come along to a rehearsal or if you would like to talk first, give us a call. We'd love to meet you

We meet twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30pm until 10pm while we are rehearsing a show. All our rehearsals are in the main hall of Community House in the Meridian Centre, Peacehaven. This is also where we perform.

Rehearsals for the panto start at the end of August. We perform at the beginning of December.

For the summer show we start towards the end of January and perform in June.

We all try to make every rehearsal but we do understand that actors may miss a few due to holidays, family or work commitments or even illness.

You will find links to our Constitution and other important documents at the foot of the page.

Supporting The Players

We are grateful for the financial suport we receive. Thanks to people's generosity we can keeping entertaining.
Here's how you can help.


You will have a complimentary seat at every Players’ show. You will be invited to “meet the cast” in rehearsals during the month before curtain up. You will be invited to Players social events and, we will thank you publicly in each show programme. Plus, you will know that you are helping Peacehaven Players to provide the best in local musical theatre.
Cost just £30 per year.
See Contact page to phone Georgie or email ThePlayers@peacehavenplayers.co.uk


Advertise in the show programme

If you run a business, consider advertising your products or services in our show programmes. Our programmes are professionally printed on quality glossy paper. Prices start at £5 for a single line entry of support.
Ads of a quarter to whole page, in colour or black and white, are also avaiable. Advertisers in these categories also receive two free tickets for the show.
For a price list and copy dates please contact us by
EMAIL: promote@peacehavenplayers.co.uk or see Contact page to phone Georgie.


Become a Supporter

For just £5 a year Supporters get their name in the prorgamme for both shows.
You are invited to a "Meet the cast" event prior to each show.
And best of all, you're helping The Players to provide the best in local musical theatre. See Contact page to phone Georgie or email ThePlayers@peacehavenplayers.co.uk


Become a full member

Membership of The Players cost £25 a year (£12.50 if you join after Christmas). There are reduced rates for students and for under-16 year olds. If you are in a show, there is also a Performance Fee to pay. This varies according to the show but usually works out at £5 per week during rehearsals. All full and student members can take part in decision making and can attend the AGM.
We also have members who do not act. They are also invited to our social events and roped in to help with fund raising and Front of House. It's one way to fully belong n without going on stage.

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The Christmas Fairy

Our Sponsors.

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Our thanks to Meridian Vets and Arlettes Florist.