The Haslemere Players is an amateur theatre company which has been delighting local audiences for over 110 years.
It is dedicated to staging popular musical theatre productions of the highest possible standard and regularly wins awards of excellence from NODA (the National Operatic and Dramatic Association). Audiences, performers, musicians, technicians, scenery makers and painters, props and production teams come from Haslemere and surrounds, making this a genuine community effort in which ‘there’s a role for everyone’. In addition, the Players support an individual charity – usually a local one – with each musical production.
The Players produce three shows a year; two stage musicals in March and October and a cabaret style production, Showstoppers, in mid June. This is a cornucopia of exciting, smash hit songs from popular musicals, which the audience enjoy with either a delicious two course supper or afternoon tea and homemade cakes at their table. All productions are staged at Haslemere Hall.
This year sees the Players entertaining audiences with the multi-award-winning production, ‘Sister Act’, in mid March and iconic Oscar winner, ‘Singin’ In The Rain’, at the end of October. This year, Showstoppers will be on 11th and 12th June with Memories of the Movies Part III – an affectionate salute to the Silver Screen!
Sister Act runs from Tuesday 15th – Saturday 19th March at Haslemere Hall, with a matinee performance on the Saturday. The Haslemere Players are supporting the Breast Cancer ‘MoonWalk’ with this production.
Haslemere Players Members are part of a fun, warm and friendly team dedicated to creating the best possible musical and stage performances. They actively welcome new members of all ages and stages in life.
There are lots of opportunities to get involved, from treading the boards, being part of the nine-piece plus orchestra to working behind the scenes. This includes opportunities such as stage management, being part of the props team, building and painting scenery and maintaining the extensive costume wardrobe. No previous theatre experience is needed – just energy, enthusiasm and a good sense of humour!