2021 Aladdin Pantomime by Alan Frayn. Directed by Sharon Wayland.
2020 "Village Life" Inspired by the zoom contributions made by members we spent our COVID year delving into the world of filming and editing by creating a series of sketches, all filmed around the village of Lympstone. Take a look!
"Looking For Rex"
"Dropping Them On Dover"
2019 Summer Madness two one-act plays, Gosforth Fete by Alan Ayckbourn and Score by Lyndon Brook and a musical interlude with Lympstone's own boy band. Directed by Sharon Wayland and David Eaton.
2018 Oh! What a Lovely War revival of the ground-breaking 1963 Joan Littlewood production. Directed by Harland Walshaw.
2017 Dinner with Friends, two one act plays. The Man in the Bowler Hat by AA Milne directed by Sharon Wayland and Another Moon called Earth by Tom Stoppard and directed by Graham Banks. Music by Simon Ellis.
2017 An Evening of One-Act Plays by Alan Ayckbourn, Drinking Companion directed by Claire Lawry, Between Mouthfuls directed by Julia Crockett and A Cut In The Rates directed by Anna Streather.
2016 David Copperfield by Charles Dickens, adapted by Alistair Cording. Directed by Sharon Wayland
2016 The Regina Monologues by Rebecca Russell & Jennifer Wafer.
Directed by Wendy Watson
2015 Separate Tables by Terence Rattigan & Plaster by Richard Harris.
Directed by Wendy Watson
2015 Beauty And The Beast by Ben Crocker.
Directed by Matt Hood & Wendy Watson.
2013 Robin Hood & the Merry Maidens.
Directed by Shirley Wilkes & Chris Barnacle
2013 Macbeth. William Shakespeare.
Directed by Harland Walshaw (Players' 70th Birthday production)
2013 A Very Merry Christmas Ding Dong. Pantomime Review.
Directed by Shirley Wilkes et al.
2012 Jubilee Revels – an entertainment to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee. Directed by Chris Barnacle, Daisy O’Dea, Shirley Wilkes, Clive Wilson, Matt Hood.
2011 Cinderella. pantomime. Directed by Shirley Wilkes
2011 Still Lives. Noel Coward (original stage play on which the film Brief Encounter was based). Directed by Harland Walshaw. Cafe Theatre
2011 The Hollow Crown - anthology arranged by John Barton.
Directed by Harland Walshaw
2011 Robinson Crusoe and the Pirates. Pantomime written by Joel Teague, Bruce Ellis and Chris Barnacle. Directed by Chris Barnacle.
2010 Jack and the Beanstalk. Pantomime
Directed by Shirley Wilkes
2010 Don’t Walk About With Nothing On. Georges Feydeau; translated by Peter Meyer. Directed by Clive Wilson. Cafe Theatre
2009 When We Are Married. JB Priestley.
Directed by Mary Blair
2009 An Evening With Geoffrey Chaucer. Adapted from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales and directed by Harland Walshaw (part of the village celebrations of 600th anniversary of the church tower).
2008 and earlier:
2008 Murder in the Cathedral. TS Eliot; dramatised reading in Lympstone Church. Directed by Jacky Martin
2008 Alice Through The Looking Glass. Lewis Carroll; adapted by V A Pearn. Directed by Peter Nickols-Rawle
2007 Off the Shelf or the Sound of Mujiks. adapted from Chekhov ‘s The Proposal with additional material by John Eaton-Terry. Directed by John Eaton-Terry. Cafe Theatre
2007 Peter Pan; adapted from the JM Barrie story. directed by Peter Nickols- Rawle
2006 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Musical adaptation by Adrian Mitchell from the book by CS Lewis; directed by Clive Wilson
2005 The Owl and The Pussycat Went To Sea. Musical adaptation by Sheila Ruskin and David Wood of Edward Lear poems. Directed by Clive Wilson
2005 The Climbing Boy. Verse play written by Ralph Rochester. Directed by Harland Walshaw
2004 The Imaginary Cuckold. Moliere, translated by Miles Malleson. Directed by Harland Walshaw. Cafe Theatre
2004 A Bump in the Night. Halloween entertainment devised and directed by Harland Walshaw
2003 It Could Be Any One Of Us. Alan Ayckbourn. Directed by Clive Wilson
2003 The Lady Gloriana - A celebration of the life and times of Queen Elizabeth 1 to mark the 400th anniversary of her death. Devised and directed by Harland Walshaw; musical direction by Rodney Dingle.
2003 King Arthur in Lympstone. Written and directed by Thalia Squire
2002 The Winslow Boy. Terence Rattigan. Directed by Mary Blair
2002 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Revisited. Adaptation written and directed by Thalia Squire
2001 Hay Fever. Noel Coward. Directed by Mary Blair
2001 Soiree Nostalgia – a Celebration of the Twenties & Thirties. Directed by Jacky & Jeremy Martin
2000 This Green & Pleasant Land – verses, songs and slides. Directed by Roy Cole & Hope Rosenthal
2000 The Plotters of Cabbage Patch Corner. David Wood. Directed by Barbara Neason
1998 Belles,Bloomers & Boomps-a-Daisy - Dance, Drama, Song & Food. Directed by Jacky & Jeremy Martin
1997 Ladies In Retirement. Edward Percy and Reginald Denham. Directed by Tony Goodwin
1997 Sleeping Beauty & The Time Machine. Written and directed by Robin Lawson
1996 Wot’s Next. A Light Hearted Revue. Directed by Roy Cole & Donald Keene
1995 The Coming of The Kings. Ted Hughes. Directed by Barbara Neason – performed in church
1995 Blithe Spirit. Noel Coward. Directed by Geoff Mountain
1995 The Pied Piper . Written and directed by Robin Lawson
1994 Thriller of the Year. Glyn Jones. Directed by Tony Goodwin
1993 With Great Pleasure – An Evening of Readings and Music. Directed by Rodney Dingle
1993 Them Boots Ain’t Made For Walking. Bill Owen. Directed by Mary Blair
1993 Woman Alive. John Tulley. Directed by Tony Goodwin
1992 Relatively Speaking. Alan Ayckbourn. Directed by Ted de la Mare
1992 Little Red Riding Hood. Trudy West. Directed by A L Cook
1991 Parcel. David Campion. Directed by Mary Blair
1991 Passion, Poison & Petrifaction. G B Shaw. Directed by Pat Vallis
1991 A Christmas Carol. Charles Dickens. Directed by Pat Vallis
1990 I Spy. John Mortimer. Directed by Pat Vallis
1990 Haloes & Fleabites. Written and directed by Robin Lawson
1990 Humpty Dumpty. Trudy West. Directed by Barbara Neason
1989 Eighty in the Shade. A revue.
1988 Dandy Dick. Arthur Pinero. Directed by Pat Vallis
1988 The Spirit of Crazy Paving. Written and directed by Robin Lawson
1988 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Roald Dahl, adapted by Robert George. Directed by Brian & Daphne Ridge.
1987 Midsummer Follies. Directed by Rosemary Bethell and Pat Vallis
1987 The Papertown Paperchase. David Wood. Directed by Barbara Neason
1986 Ring Round The Moon. Jean Anouilh. Directed by Pat Vallis
1986 Withering’s Last Chance. Written and directed by Robin Lawson
1985 Collect Your Hand Baggage. John Mortimer. Directed by John Croxen
1985 Dark Road. Kathleen Palmer. Directed by Mary Blair
1985 Hands Across The Sea. Noel Coward. Directed by Ted de la Mare.
1985 Midsummer Madness – an Entertainment. Directed by Rosemary Bethell
1985 Mother Goose. Trudy West. Directed by John Croxen
1984 Relative Values. Noel Coward. Directed by John Eaton-Terry
1984 The Pied Piper of Hamelin. Madge Miller. Directed by Pat Vallis
1983 Arms and The Man. Bernard Shaw. Directed by Barbara Neason
1983 Last To Go; The Applicant; The Black and White. All Harold Pinter. Directed by Sanpic Fardell. Gosforth Fete.
1982 A Resounding Tinkle. N F Simpson. Directed by Tony Gray
1982 The Gift. Ronald Duncan. Directed by Olive Cook
1982 After Magritte. Tom Stoppard. Directed by John Eaton-Terry
1982 Another Evening of Variety. Directed by Bert Williams & Jean Tarbath
1982 Christmas in the Market Place. Henri Gheon. Directed by Pat Vallis & James Moss (church performance)
1981 You Never Can Tell. Bernard Shaw. Directed by Pat Vallis
1981 An Evening of Variety. Directed by Bert Williams and Jean Tarbath
1981 The Owl and the Pussy Cat Went to Sea. Sheila Ruskin & David Wood. Directed by Barbara Neason
1980 The Irregular Verb to Love. H&M Williams. Directed by James Moss
1980 A Kiss For Cinderella. James Barrie. Directed by Olive Cook
1979 Murder at the Vicarage. Agatha Christie. Directed by Ted de la Mare
1979 Is There Anyone Out There? Music and Sketches. Directed by John Croxen
1979 Peer Gynt. Henrik Ibsen. Directed by David Crawford
1978 Everyman. Adapted by Constance Cox. Directed by James Moss (Church performance)
1978 The Happiest Days of Your Life. John Dighton. Directed by James Moss
1978 Murder in Mind. Rex Hartley. Directed by Olive Cook
1978 Blithe Spirit. Noel Coward. Directed by Basil Cooper
1978 of Toad Hall. A A Milne. Directed by Barbara Neason
1977 Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime. Constance Cox. Directed by Margaret Cooper (guest producer)
1977 She Stoops to Conquer. Oliver Goldsmith. Directed by John Eaton-Terry
1977 Saloon Bar. Frank Harvey. Directed by Olive Cook
1976 Say Who You Are. Keith Waterhouse & Willis Hall. Directed by John Eaton-Terry
1976 Lympstone Revels. Directed by Jill Hearne, Jenny Musgrove and Nelly Squires
1976 Here We Come Gathering. Phillip King & Anthony Armstrong. Directed by Olive Cook
1975 Mystery At Blackwater. Adapted by Dan Sutherland from Wilkie Collins’ The Woman In White. Directed by James Moss
1975 The Insect Play. The Brothers Capek. Directed by David Crawford
1975 Dick Whittington And His Cat. James Moss. Directed by James Moss
1974 An Evening With Chekhov – The Bear, Swan Song, The Anniversary, The Proposal. Directed by David Crawford
1974 We Are Amused – A Victorian Miscellany. Directed by Olive Cook and Mark Aitken
1973 Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp. James Moss. Directed by James Moss
1972 Cranford. Mrs Gaskell adapted by Martyn Cole. Directed by James Moss
1971 Midsummer Mink. Peter Coke. Directed by James Cook
1971 Poor George. Beatrix Carter – Concert Item
1970 The White Sheep Of The Family. L du Garde Peach. & Ian Hay Directed by James Moss
1970 The Hollow. Agatha Christie. Directed by James Moss
1969 Her Grace Will Be Here. Arthur Lovegrove. Directed by Ellen Vinnicombe
1969 A Ghost Of A Chance. L du Garde Peach. Directed by Joyce Perry
1965 The Golden Wedding. Joe Corrie. Directed by Ruth Herbert
1965 The Turn Of The Tide. Ian Halway. Directed by Nellie Squires
1965 The Late John Adams. John James. Directed by Kathleen Sandie
1964 Bell, Book and Candle. John Van Druten.
1963 Mother’s Day. J B Priestley. Directed by Pamela Brightmore-Armour
1963 Celestial Error. Patricia Brooks. Directed by Kathleen Sandie
1963 The Stronger. August Strindberg. Directed by Rose Cumming
1962 Heaven On Earth. Philip Johnson. Exton Drama Club
1962 Dark Road. Kathleen Palmer. Directed by Ruth Herbert & Kathleen Sandie
1962 Temptation Sordid. Winifred Phelps. Directed by Joyce Sampson/Perry & Pamela Brightmore
1962 The Cradle Song. Gregonia & Maria Martinez-Sierra. Directed by Charles Sales
1961 Night Must Fall. Emlyn Williams. Directed by Charles Sales
1960 Villa for Sale. Sacha Guitry. Directed by Barbara Buckley
1960 Grannie’s A Hundred. Ronald Gow. Directed by Kathleen Sandie
1960 That One Talent. Joan and John Ormerod. Directed by Ruth Herbert
1959 Castle in the Air. Alan Melville
1959 As One Women To Another. T B Morris. Directed by Barbara Buckley
1959 Shadow Of The Past. Majorie Halford (Exminster WI)
1959 Little Glass Houses. Philip Johnson & Howard Agg. Directed by Barbara Stevens
1958 Haul For The Shore. Jean McConnell
1956 The Secret Tent. Elizabeth Addyman
1955 Friendly Relations. J Liggat
1955 Kind Cousin. Janet Allen
1954 Lilies of the Field. J H Turner
1952 Recipe For Murder. Arnold Ridley
1952 The Late Christopher Bean. Emlyn Williams
1951 Short/Secret Story. Robert Morley
1951 The Admirable Crichton. J M Barrie
1950 Passing Brompton Road. Gordon David
1950 Golden Harvest. L Michell
1949 Toad of Toad Hall. A A Milne
1949 Richard of Bordeaux. Gordon David
1948 The Distaff Side. John van Druten
1948 Children in Uniform. L Winsloe
1947 Pot Luck. A play plus revue sketches and songs
1945 The Dover Road. A A Milne