Welcome to Woodchurch Players

Welcome to the Woodchurch Players’ website. Woodchurch is a picturesque village nestling in the heart of the Kent countryside. The Players present three productions a year ranging from pantomime to comedy and drama. Our productions take place in the Memorial Hall next to the village green.

The Players welcome new members who are interested in not just acting but in all aspects of the theatre. For more information contact our Secretary via our contact page here

Forthcoming Productions

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves - 19th, 20th, 25th & 26th January 2019

Directed By: Emma Priest

Set in Old Baghdad, the plot has Ali Baba, a poor wood cutter, and his son Abba stumble across the cave of One-eyed Maid Earlier and her motley crew of Thieves in the Forest of Foreboding. Ali's brother Cassim finds out about Ali's secret and is discovered by the Thieves in their cave. When Cassim escapes from the cave the Thieves go in search of him to kill him and his family once and for all. It is left to Morgiana, Ali's servant girl, to save the day...

Peter Pan - 16th, 17th & 18th May 2019

Written By: J.M.Barrie
Adaption By: Daisy Fermor
Directed By: Ann Tiplady

Woodchurch Players present the full length play version of Peter Pan!

Forthcoming Events

Out of a Suitcase Theatre: Audition Notice – 18 & 20 December 2018 -

‘The Merchant of Venice’ by William Shakespeare - Lorenzo Founded by James Hanaway and Elizabeth Fenton, Out of a Suitcase Theatre are a brand new amateur touring theatre group sponsored by Woodchurch Players. We are setting up our first production, namely a contemporary interpretation of Shakespeare’s ‘The Merchant of Venice’. We aim to perform in late September and into October 2019 in a number of villages in the Weald.

We have a cast – almost! Guess what…we need a young(ish) mal e actor (age 20-40ish) to play the role of Lorenzo, the younger friend of Antonio who elopes with Jessica. You don’t need to be experienced in playing Shakespeare, but we do want someone with energy and will relish exploring the play with us. We will want to know what you think of Lorenzo as you get to know him better (or you may already do.) Rehearsals will start at the end of June.

Audition Dates: 18 & 20 December 2018
Where and when: Big Cat Sanctuary, Smarden 8pm

No need to prepare anything – the process will be very informal. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Contact Beth at: [email protected]