A look back at the productions since 2014.
  • Thursday September 15th
  • Sedgefield Players Youth Section (SPYS)
    The Unravelling by Fin Kennedy
  • Sedgefield Players
    Distracted Globe by N.J.Warburton
  • Friday September 16th
  • Bananadrama of Scarborough
    The Library by Shari Gledhill
  • Sedgefield Players
    The Regina Monologues by Rebecca Russell and Jenny Wafer

Saturday September 17th-Party night with entertainment, bar and buffet. PLEASE NOTE – No official adjudication or awards this year

Sedgefield Players Production-Dirty Dusting
'Dirty Dusting'

The first Sedgefield Players Production of 2016 went off with a resounding clatter thanks to the exploits of three elderly cleaners, who set up a phone sex line when they find out they are being made redundant. ‘Dirty Dusting’ written by Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood was performed at the Parish Hall in Sedgefield to delighted audiences who laughed till the tears rolled down their cheeks as Norma Neal, Jacqui O’Meara and Viv Jacobs took to the stage as Gladys, Elsie and Olive.

The simple office setting designed by Director Walter Howell, added to the overall effect of the production with lighting and sound by Adam White. Geoff Clifford Brown played the villainous Dave to a tee, in this spectacular production by the Sedgefield Players.

Richmond Festival of One Act Plays

On 11th Feb the Sedgefield Players and SPYS took two plays to the preliminary round of the All England Theatre Festival at the Georgian Theatre in Richmond. Performing Celeste Raspanti's 'I never saw another butterfly' and Anthony Nielson's 'The night before Christmas' in this historic venue was a fantastic opportunity for the groups. GODA Adjudicator, and current Chair Paul Fowler gave excellent feedback to both groups, demonstrating a wealth of knowledge and experience in theatre (he'll be adjudicating our own festival in 2017 so watch this space). The Players production won awards for Terry West as the Elf and Sarah Legender as Cherry with a whole host of nominations.

The SPYS swept the board with awards for technical achievement, best youth group and overall winners of the festival. They will be competing in the next round of the All England in Port Sunlight, Liverpool on the 30th April.

Sedgefield Players Production-Aladdin
Xmas 2015

This year’s annual Sedgefield Players pantomime ‘Aladdin’ went off with a massive bang, filling those dark days between Christmas and New Year. The traditional story of a young street urchin falling in love with the beautiful Princess was retold by the Players with songs, dances, comedy sketches, fabulous set and costumes and extraordinary special effects.

Aladdin was portrayed with much skill be Lucy Atkinson while Millie Harris took on the role of the fiery Princess Zadé. Terry West and Brandon Hadwin played Aladdin’s mother and brother Widow Twanky and Wishee Washee, each setting themselves as firm favourites with the audiences. Jean Hewling and Elizabeth Flanagan took on the roles of the Sultan and Empress with great majesty and aplomb; while Sarah Atkinson and Jacqui O’Meara played the two daft Policemen Harun and Rashid, with a little less sophistication, but just as many laughs! The Magic was brought to the stage through the evil Abanazer, played by Alan Holcroft, with Helen Holcroft and Hilary Yeoman playing his aide Abu and Jessica Sadler playing a gorgeous Spirit of the Ring. The cast was rounded off by Sarah Legender as a fantastically musical Genie of the Lamp, singing and dancing alongside a cast of SPYS and Players who took on the roles of Villagers and Dancers.

The technical team comprised of Tom Guest and Gill Rowe as Director and Choreographer; Walter Howell as Set Designer; Chris Blakeborough as Technical Designer; Adam White and Ciaran Lines, who operated the show; David Jasper and Ian Thurgood who stage managed; Helen Holcroft on hair and Makeup; and Viv Jacobs, Jeanney Iveson and Norma Neal, who did a fantastic job on costumes.

The show was, as ever, a great success and we are massively grateful to the support of our audiences, those who worked front of house and as chaperones.

Sedgefield Players Production-The Snow Queen
The Snow Queen

On July 17th and 18th the SPYS performed their first ever, full length, solo play to packed houses. Hans Christian Anderson's 'The Snow Queen' tells the story of Gerda whose friend Kai has been kidnapped by the Snow Queen, in a new adaptation by Ron Nicol. Through treacherous landscapes Gerda meets a variety of different people, some friendly, some not, who help her find her way to Lapland, to where the Snow Queen is keeping her friend Kai.

Set designer Walter Howell created a Winter Wonderland in the middle of July, with the help of lighting and sound by Adam White and Ciaran Lines. Technical adviser Chris Blakeborough helped us to bring real snow into the Hall to create a truly magical experience.

Over 50 SPYS took to the stage in this production which was Directed by Sarah Atkinson and Choreographed by Tom Guest.

Sedgefield Players Production-Neighbourhood Watch
Neighbourhood Watch

The Sedgefield Players June Production of Alan Ayckbourn’s ‘Neighbourhood Watch’, was a resounding success. Telling the story of brother and sister Martin and Hilda Massie, the play takes a comedic look at what can happen when paranoia, self-preservation and a small-minded community begin their own Neighbourhood Watch Scheme, with disastrous consequences.

Martin and Hilda were played admirably by Alan Holcroft and Jacqui O’Meara. Thomas Guest and Norma Neal provided comic relief as Rod and Dorothy with Richard Garfield playing the hapless Gareth. Sarah Legender played Amy, wife of Gareth, who has affairs with half the street, including next door neighbour, and all round bad guy, Luther Bradley, played by newcomer Ian Thurgood. Rebecca Garfield completed the cast as Luther’s wife Magda, who harbours a secret of her own.

Directed by Thomas Guest, with set design by Walter Howell and lighting and sound design by Chris Blakeborough, Adam White and David Jasper, the June production certainly brought the house down.