WELCOME TO THE ARUNDEL PLAYERS
Our members present a varied programme of productions throughout the year, including one for the Arundel Festival, all in the unique Priory Playhouse.
For those of you who prefer to come and watch, bring your friends and enjoy, in comfort, the special atmosphere of our intimate little theatre.
The upholstered seats are tiered to give a perfect view from every part of the house. The theatre is centrally heated, fully carpeted and there is even a licensed bar for your interval drink or coffee.
If you would like to join in the productions, there is always something to do. Whatever your interests (from programme selling to directing) you will be very welcome! Acting members will appreciate being able to rehearse on our own stage, having a well-equipped dressing room and excellent technical department.
If you are a beginner, we’ll be pleased to encourage you and give you the opportunity to gain experience and confidence. Join Us!
Arundel Players. The Priory Playhouse, London Road, Arundel.
OUR NEXT PRODUCTIONS
By Martin McDonagh
Directed by GILL LAMBOURN
10th - 15th June 2019
Set in an Oldham pub on the day in 1965 when hanging is abolished in the UK, Harry the landlord and retired hangman nurtures a deep-seated jealousy and resentment for Albert Pierrepoint, famed as the last and most prolific hangman. Throw into the mix a somewhat plain and innocent teenage daughter and an intriguing and slightly scary but strangely attractive stranger and the scene is set for Harry and his drinking pals to endure a day to be remembered for all the wrong reasons. To quote the Telegraph “this play is pitch perfect – perhaps line by line the funniest play London has seen for years” and The Times “Martin McDonagh did not invent black comedy but is certainly perfecting it.”
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WE HAPPY FEW
By Imogen Stubbs
Directed by BARRY JARVIS
17th - 24th August 2019
'We Happy Few' is a fictitious story inspired by the Oriris Players, Britain’s first all-female professional theatre company founded in 1927 and led until the early 1960s by the indomitable, director Nancy Hewins. Touring schools, towns and village halls throughout the country they presented cut down versions of the classic repertoire of plays - the second year of the war being their finest hour during which they put on 1,534 performances of 33 plays, 16 of them Shakespeare. Before and after the war, Oriris travelled in two Rolls Royces, one cream and white and one sheer black, Hewins maintained they were the only vehicles that could carry the scenery and costumes. During the war they battled with a horse and dray. The actual company was never any larger than seven and everybody did everything: acting, props, costumes, cooking and changing tyres! To quote from the script: We Happy Few is an uplifting, touching and often hilarious story of overcoming adversity with dogged determination and a passion for the theatre.