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The Lion in Winter

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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."

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Lucky Numbers

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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..."

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Summer End

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May 2019

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

Directed by Val Middleton-Egan

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Hindle Wakes

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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

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Two

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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

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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

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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2021-22 Season

  • Wife After Death by Eric Chappell
    Wife After Death by Eric Chappell
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, 18 May
    18 May 2024, 19:45 – 22:00
    Cheadle Hulme, Anfield Rd, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle SK8 5EX, UK
    18 May 2024, 19:45 – 22:00
    Cheadle Hulme, Anfield Rd, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle SK8 5EX, UK
    Comedian and national treasure Dave Thursby has died, and on the day of his funeral, friends and colleagues gather beside his coffin to pay their last respects.
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  • A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller
    A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, 16 Mar
    16 Mar 2024, 19:45 – 22:00
    Cheadle Hulme, Anfield Rd, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle SK8 5EX, UK
    16 Mar 2024, 19:45 – 22:00
    Cheadle Hulme, Anfield Rd, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle SK8 5EX, UK
    Set in an Italian-American neighbourhood near the Brooklyn Bridge, this modern classic examines the boundaries between love and obsession; the conflicts of immigration and the American Dream; and the relationship between reputation and respect, through the lens of 1950s masculinity.
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  • Players’ Christmas Cabaret
    Players’ Christmas Cabaret
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, 07 Dec
    07 Dec 2023, 19:45 – 22:00
    Cheadle Hulme, Anfield Rd, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle SK8 5EX, UK
    07 Dec 2023, 19:45 – 22:00
    Cheadle Hulme, Anfield Rd, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle SK8 5EX, UK
    A showcase of Players’ talents with music, comedy, dance and festive cheer. Tickets include a glass of fizz and mince pie.
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  • God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza
    God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, 02 Dec
    02 Dec 2023, 19:45 – 22:00
    Cheadle Hulme, Anfield Rd, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle SK8 5EX, UK
    02 Dec 2023, 19:45 – 22:00
    Cheadle Hulme, Anfield Rd, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle SK8 5EX, UK
    God of Carnage concerns two sets of parents; the son of one couple has hurt the son of the other couple at a public park. The parents meet to discuss the matter in a civilized manner, but the meeting quickly devolves into chaos...
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  • The Odd Couple by Neil Simon
    The Odd Couple by Neil Simon
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, 07 Oct
    07 Oct 2023, 19:45 – 22:00
    Cheadle Hulme, Anfield Rd, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle SK8 5EX, UK
    07 Oct 2023, 19:45 – 22:00
    Cheadle Hulme, Anfield Rd, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle SK8 5EX, UK
    Two suddenly single pals — a sloppy sportswriter and a fastidious news writer — strain their friendship by turning roommates and unconsciously repeating the same mistakes they made in the marriages they just left.
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  • Private Lives by Noel Coward
    Private Lives by Noel Coward
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, 22 May
    22 May 2023, 19:45 – 27 May 2023, 22:30
    Players Theatre, Anfield Rd, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle SK8, UK
    22 May 2023, 19:45 – 27 May 2023, 22:30
    Players Theatre, Anfield Rd, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle SK8, UK
    This 1930s comedy of manners concerns a divorced couple who, while honeymooning with their new spouses, discover that they are staying in adjacent rooms at the same hotel. Performed for a week, Monday to Saturday, with curtain up at 19:45.
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  • One Man, Two Guvnors
    One Man, Two Guvnors
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, 25 Mar
    25 Mar 2023, 19:45 – 22:30
    Players Theatre, Anfield Rd, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle SK8, UK
    25 Mar 2023, 19:45 – 22:30
    Players Theatre, Anfield Rd, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle SK8, UK
    a fast-paced, hilarious farce that follows the mixed fortunes of Francis Henshall. Down on his luck and eternally hungry, Francis suddenly finds himself employed by two bosses. Performed for a week, Monday to Saturday, with curtain up at 19:45.
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  • Men Are Dogs, by Joe Simonelli
    Men Are Dogs, by Joe Simonelli
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, 28 Nov
    28 Nov 2022, 19:45 – 03 Dec 2022, 22:30
    Players Theatre, Anfield Rd, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle SK8, UK
    28 Nov 2022, 19:45 – 03 Dec 2022, 22:30
    Players Theatre, Anfield Rd, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle SK8, UK
    Cecilia is a successful psychologist who, among many sessions, runs a support group for single and divorced women. She’s got troubles of her own, but it’s her ensemble of neurotic patients who provide the action... Performed Monday to Saturday, curtain up at 19:45.
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  • The Day After the Fair by Frank Harvey
    The Day After the Fair by Frank Harvey
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, 26 Sept
    26 Sept 2022, 19:45 – 01 Oct 2022, 22:30
    Cheadle Hulme, Anfield Rd, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle SK8 5EX, UK
    26 Sept 2022, 19:45 – 01 Oct 2022, 22:30
    Cheadle Hulme, Anfield Rd, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle SK8 5EX, UK
    Edith is stuck in a loveless marriage to a brewery owner. Looking to fill the void in her life, she begins meddling in the romantic affairs of her quite lonely maid, Anna May. Performed for a week, Monday 26th Sept to Saturday 1st Oct, with curtain up at 19:45.
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  • The Actress by Peter Quilter
    The Actress by Peter Quilter
    Mon, 16 May
    16 May 2022, 19:45 – 21 May 2022, 22:25
    Players Theatre, Anfield Rd, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle SK8, UK
    16 May 2022, 19:45 – 21 May 2022, 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
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  • Uncle Vanya, Anton Chekhov
    Uncle Vanya, Anton Chekhov
    Sat, 05 Mar
    05 Mar 2022, 19:45 – 12 Mar 2022, 22:25
    Players Theatre, Anfield Rd, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle SK8, UK
    05 Mar 2022, 19:45 – 12 Mar 2022, 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
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  • Stones in His Pockets by Marie Jones
    Stones in His Pockets by Marie Jones
    Sat, 20 Nov
    20 Nov 2021, 19:45 – 27 Nov 2021, 22:45
    Players Theatre, Anfield Rd, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle SK8 5EX, UK
    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
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  • Time of My Life by Alan Ayckbourn
    Time of My Life by Alan Ayckbourn
    Sat, 25 Sept
    25 Sept 2021, 19:45 – 02 Oct 2021, 19:45
    Players Theatre, Anfield Rd, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle SK8, UK
    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
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  • Private Lives
    Private Lives
    Sat, 09 May
    09 May 2020, 19:30 – 16 May 2020, 22:00
    Players Theatre, Anfield Rd, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle SK8 5EX, UK
    09 May 2020, 19:30 – 16 May 2020, 22:00
    Players Theatre, Anfield Rd, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle SK8 5EX, UK
    The sparkling and witty comedy of Noel Coward is revitalised in this classic pplay directed by Barbara Harris
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  • Social Event
    Social Event
    Sun, 19 Apr
    19 Apr 2020, 19:00
    Players Theatre, Anfield Rd, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle SK8 5EX, UK
    19 Apr 2020, 19:00
    Players Theatre, Anfield Rd, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle SK8 5EX, UK
    Socialise with fellow members and raise money for a good cause
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  • Kindertransport
    Kindertransport
    Sat, 07 Mar
    07 Mar 2020, 19:30 – 14 Mar 2020, 23:00
    Players Theatre, Anfield Rd, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle SK8 5EX, UK
    07 Mar 2020, 19:30 – 14 Mar 2020, 23:00
    Players Theatre, Anfield Rd, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle SK8 5EX, UK
    by Diane Samuels This moving and fast-paced play examines the life of a Jewish child rescued from Nazi Germany as part of the incredible "Kindertransport" or childrens transport of 1938-9.
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  • Players Christmas Party
    Players Christmas Party
    Sat, 14 Dec
    14 Dec 2019, 19:00
    Players Theatre, Players Theatre, Anfield Road, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle, UK
    14 Dec 2019, 19:00
    Players Theatre, Players Theatre, Anfield Road, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle, UK
    Great fun is sure to be had at our festive shindig
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  • Aladdin!
    Aladdin!
    Fri, 13 Dec
    13 Dec 2019, 19:00 – 14 Dec 2019, 21:00
    Players Theatre, Players Theatre, Anfield Road, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle, UK
    13 Dec 2019, 19:00 – 14 Dec 2019, 21:00
    Players Theatre, Players Theatre, Anfield Road, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle, UK
    Players Youth pantomime directed by Barbara Harris. Tickets imited, buy now to avoid disappointment!
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