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Nantwich Players Are Award Winners Once Again

Once again the Nantwich Players have won a handful of awards at the NSDA 2017 awards. As well as winning 4 awards we were also nominated a further 10 times. Well done to all winners and nominees!


Peter Dutton Memorial Junior Trophy Under 21 – Georgina Goodchild as Puck in Midsummer Nights Dream

Betty Bode Memorial Trophy Best Comedy Performance – Don Hirst& Simon Porter as Holmes & Watson in Hound of the Baskervilles

John Fox Memorial Award (Special Adjudicators’ Award) – Simon Porter for stepping in for the role as Watson and in Hound of the Baskervilles and learning the large and frantic script and relentlessly complex ‘business’ in just two weeks notice.

Gordon Alcock for play placed third – Hound of the Baskervilles


Rising Star Award (Under 16) – The young chorus of wolves in Wolves of Willoughby Chase (YT)

Brian Roberts Memorial Trophy Best Supporting Performance – Jonathan Everitt as Kenneth in Cleo, Camping, Emanuel and Dick; Robert Earl as Tommy in Breezeblock Park

Harold Horton Memorial Trophy Best Performance Female – Sian Weedon as Titania in Midsummer Nights Dream

Malcolm Edwards Memorial Trophy Best Performance Male - Don Hirst & Simon Porter as Holmes & Watson in Hound of the Baskervilles

John Goldsmith Memorial Rose Bowl Best Stage Presentation – Hound of the Baskervilles

John Fox Memorial Award (Special Adjudicators’ Award) – The quartet of actors for teamwork and four individually excellent performances in God of Carnage

Irene Gartside Memorial Trophy Best Director – Simon Porter for God of Carnage; Gordon Hamlin for Midsummer Nights Dream; Chris Ridge for Hound of the Baskervilles

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Poet Laureate To Appear At The Players

We are delighted to announce that the Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy is appearing at the Players Theatre on Saturday 14th October at 2pm.  This event is part of the Words and Music Festival taking place around the town between 9th - 15th October. Tickets are sure to sell out very quickly so why not secure yours now before they are all gone?
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Wednesday 7 th June 7.45pm Effie’s Burning by Valerie Windsor

Our entry in two One Act Play Festivals is in Nantwich for one performance only. No tickets. First come, first served. Doors open at 7pm. Bar open.
Don’t miss two actors at the top of their game in a play with a strong social message (not suitable for children).
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Foldable Single Bed Needed

Can someone lend us a single bed (2'6" or 3ft) for our entry into two One Act Play Festivals in June?  Ideally metal framed to look like a hospital bed. Must fold or take apart to transport in  Honda Jazz.   Mattress would be helpful but not essential.  Please ring 01270 620914 for further info or to make an offer.
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2016/17 Plays Announced

The Nantwich Players are delighted to announce our season of plays for 2016/17. This is a fantastic collection of plays with something for everyone! Tickets are available for all of these production on the dates specified below from the usual outlets: Nantwich Tourist Information Center at the Civic Hall, on the phone (01270 600727) or online

The season kicks off in September with 6 of Alan Bennett's Talking Heads plays spread over 2 weeks. There will be three plays between 5th - 10th September followed by a further three between 12th - 17th September. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday 9th August.

Following in October is Cleo, Camping, Emanuelle and Dick by Terry Johnson. Performance dates for this Carry On Comedy are 21st - 29th October. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday 4th October. Auditions are to be held on Tuesday 12th July.

This year's Christmas play will be the hilarious Breezeblock Park by Willy Russell. Performances will be 9th - 17th December. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday 22nd November. Auditions are to be held Tuesday 27th September.

On to 2017 and our first play of the new year will be a comedy take on one of Sherlock Holmes' great stories The Hound of the Baskervilles adapted for stage by Steven Canny and John Nicholson for Peepolykus. Performances will be between 10th - 18th February. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday 24th January. Auditions to be held Tuesday 15th November.

The Youth Theatre will follow with a production yet to be announced between 22nd - 25th March. Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday 28th February.

Our penultimate play of the season is the gritty heart warming play Bold Girlsby Rona Munro. Performance dates are 5th - 13th May. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday 18th April. Auditions will be held on Tuesday 28th February.

The final play of the 2016/17 season will be Alan Aykbourne's time-travelling comedy thriller Communicating Doors. Performances will be between 7th - 15th July. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday 20th June. Auditions will be on Tuesday 11th April.

 Auditions are open to members of the Nantwich Players only, however, new members can join on the night of the auditions. 

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