Past Productions

Browse our previous shows or check out our past production photos in the gallery

The Lion in Winter

November 2019

A 1966 play depicting the personal and political conflicts of Henry II of England, his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine Christmas 1183 as the two parents vie to envegle thir preferred son onto the throne.

"David Ward and Lottie Shepherd must, and should, be very pleased with the presented play. The discipline of all actors during their quiet moments on stage were excellent, never letting their characterisation or concentration drop for one second."


Lucky Numbers


September 2019

Review: "Directed by Val Middleton- Egan, the assembled group was very reminiscent of the Caroline Ahern’s sitcom, “The Royale Family”. Nana is losing control – of her mind and her life. Forced to live with her daughter, Janice, and her feckless family, Nana is frustrated with how they live.

When her winning numbers come up on the Lotto, the family are ecstatic – until it becomes clear that Nana won’t disclose the ticket’s whereabouts – if she even knows herself, or even bought it in the first place..."


NWE Review

Summer End


May 2019

A murder mystery and entertaining character study of two women in the winter of their lives

Directed by Val Middleton-Egan

Read a review here

Hindle Wakes


March 2019

A bit of fun in wakes week turns up some surprises for the families in a northern mill town.

Directed by David Burns

Read a review here



November 2018

A dramatic comedy which had audiences laughing and crying at the scenes over one night in a northern pub. All characters played by just two actors in a display of diverse abilities.

Directed by David Ward

"Tonight we witnessed two performances, so wide in scope, yet full of belief, integrity and commitment.  Well played indeed, Mary and Chris." Read full review here

Come Blow Your Horn


September 2018

The play tells the story of two brothers. Buddy, a 21-year-old, who has yet to have a relationship with a woman, and his older brother , Alan, who lives on his own in a bachelor pad in New York and leading a carefree lifestyle.

Dir. David Burns and Barbara Harris

Read full review here

The Hound of the Baskervilles


May 2018

A comedy interpretation of the famous Conan Doyle story directed by David Ward.

"This was a feelgood play of suspense and laughs. Aspects of slap stick added to the fun throughout." Read review here

There Goes the Bride


March 2018

This play written by Ray Cooney and John Chapman tells the story of bride, Judy Westerby (Emily Williams) and her wedding day.

Directed by Barbara Harris

Review here

Stone Cold Murder


November 2017

"This difficult, complicated play was directed by Val Middleton-Egan and she had drawn from her cast the essence of what this story needed – interest, surprises, excitement and belief. The physically aggressive moments saw an originality, illustrating the ideas of a director who cared and who produced a murder story with a compelling difference."

Full review here

Much Ado About Nothing


September 2017

Shakespeare's most popular comedy adapted and directed by David Burns saw adult and youth players team up to create a formidable cast in the first Shakespear the theatre has presented in many years. A resounding and hilarious success with a particularly memorable performance form Ian Wilkinson as Dogberry.

Read review here

2021-22 Season

  • The Actress by Peter Quilter
    Mon, 16 May
    Players Theatre
    16 May, 19:45 – 21 May, 22:25
    Players Theatre, Anfield Rd, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle SK8, UK
    A funny and poignant comedy, dramatising the events backstage as a colourful, complicated actress makes her farewell performance. Performed every evening for a week (excluding Sunday) with curtain up at 19:45. Shows on 16th & 17th will be socially distanced - call 01614857704 to book these dates
  • Uncle Vanya, Anton Chekhov
    Sat, 05 Mar
    Players Theatre
    05 Mar, 19:45 – 12 Mar, 22:25
    Players Theatre, Anfield Rd, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle SK8, UK
    Secret loves and long-held resentments threaten to tear a family apart in a tender exploration of human frailty. Performed every evening for a week (excl Sunday) with curtain up at 19:45. The 7th & 8th will be special socially distanced performances - please call 0161 485 7704 to book these dates
  • Stones in His Pockets by Marie Jones
    Sat, 20 Nov
    Players Theatre
    20 Nov 2021, 19:45 – 27 Nov 2021, 22:45
    Players Theatre, Anfield Rd, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle SK8 5EX, UK
    Stones in His Pockets is a tragicomic two-hander about a small town in Ireland turned upside down by a visiting Hollywood film crew. Curtain up at 19:45, Saturday to Saturday (excl Sunday). 22nd and 23rd will be special socially distanced performances, only available to book by phone - 0161 485 7704
  • Time of My Life by Alan Ayckbourn
    Sat, 25 Sept
    Players Theatre
    25 Sept 2021, 19:45 – 02 Oct 2021, 19:45
    Players Theatre, Anfield Rd, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle SK8, UK
    A family celebration in the local Italian brings up all kinds of issues... Directed by Anne Wint. Performances at 19:45 every night for a week (excluding Sunday). Shows on 27th & 28th will be special socially distanced performances and only be available to book by phone - call 0161 485 7704