About The Players

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Hello, The Players welcome you

Peacehaven Players are a musical theatre group who aim to stage two shows a year, a major summer production and a pantomime before Christmas. Our show choices range from international standards to newly written material. 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. 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 one of our talented members, Judith Foot. Her most recent show, The Perfect Wedding (June 2019) played to a full house. This was the fourth show from Judith; and some of her earlier pieces have been performed by other companies. This summer our chosen show is written by Michelle Roman, another of our members.

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We are an open company and new members are always welcome. 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 run regular fund-raising events such as coffee mornings at the Peacehaven Saturday Mini-Market. We promote the Players locally as well such as at the Peacehaven Summer Fair. This is a great way to get to know everyone and meet lots of members of the community. We also try to socialise outside of rehearsals with nights out and going for meals.

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

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We meet twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 pm until 10 pm 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 start of December.

For the summer show we start in the middle of February 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.

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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 progrmme. Plus, you will know that you are helping Peacehaven Players to provide the best in local musical theatre.
Cost just £20 per year. See Contact page to phone Georgie.

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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 Tony.

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Players membership

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 often 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 do 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.

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Fund Raising Activities

We run the Saturday Mini-Market 3 or 4 times a year.
We also run the cafe and a Tombola on those Saturdays.
Tickets for the shows are on sale with no booking fee.
For a stall, see Contact page to phone Lynne.

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The Christmas Fairy

Our Sponsors.

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Our thanks to Meridian Vets, Arlettes Florist and Lawson Lewes Blakers - Solicitors.