Over the past 43 years, we have presented 71 full length plays, 50 One Act plays, 7 Musicals, 3 Music Halls, 5 Pantomimes as well as raising over £34,000 for local charities
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Fantastic results from Someplace Warm
Someplace Warm had a fantastic result at the Avon festival with 4 nominations and two awards. Huge congratulations to all involved.
Bristol One Act Festival:
Sue Cox for ‘Best Costume’
Charlie Whitehead for ‘Adjudicator’s Choice’
Paul Mackenzie Smith for ‘Best Supporting Performance’
Kofi Jomoa for ‘Best Supporting Performance’
Gill Cowen for ‘Best Supporting Performance’
Beth Maskall for ‘Best Actress’
See more about the production here.
God of Carnage Cast Released!
The cast list has now been released for our Spring production! Check it out here.
The Spring Production
The cast list is out! Charlie is delighted to have such an enthusiastic and great cast on board with the production and is eager to start in January. See the cast list and more here!
The One Act
No time to rest for St Albans! The One Act play is now announced as Someplace Warm by Peter Macklin which will be directed by Charlie Whitehead and Barbara Crass.
Nell Gwynn success!
Our Autumn production Nell Gwynn has now finished & the curtains have been drawn. A truly fantastic production and a huge congratulations to Matthew and Sandra for their hard work. Both the Rosebowl and NODA adjudications were excellent and the cast are taking a well earned break!
Our Autumn Production
Our Autumn production has been announced as the West End favourite…Nell Gwynn! The cast list has also been released! See more here.
Our AGM was held on the 13th July 2017 and we now have a new committee.
Charity donation -
After a successful financial year, we have decided to donate £1000 to our nominated charity, Unique.
St Alban’s Memorabilia Found!
Whilst packing up the set from our 2017 production Ladies’ Day, we stumbled upon a bit of St Alban’s Players memorabilia! Shown in the photo is a poster that was had been sat under the stage for 18 years for our 1999 production of Aladdin.
Read more here.
Gill, Lilla, Sian & Sally win at the races!
St Alban’s Spring production Ladies’ Day has come to a close. It has been a great journey and it was well received by all who came to watch. A huge congratulations goes out to cast and crew and in particular our directors Rory & Marina.
Read more here.
Tomcat is on the way to the English finals!
After a huge success with adjudicators and the previous rounds, Tom Cat is through to the English Finals of the One Act competition representing the South West. Also a huge congratulations goes out to Sienna for winning the Adjudicator’s Award.
Read more here.
Tomcat is through to the next round!
After winning multiple awards at the Bristol Round we are proud to announce that we are preparing for the next round of the competition!
Sleeping Beauty has Woken as the Curtain Closes!
After more than two months of rehearsals for Sleeping Beauty we have swept up the fairy dust and glitter. Yesterday saw the mammoth take down and after 6 hours of fantastic efforts from various Players the hall was returned to its usual state. Hard to believe it has just seen four great performances of the pantomime!
Now the club looks forward to the next dramatic excursion. Auditions start straight away for the one act entry into the All England One Act Festival 2017, and the Spring Production is just waiting in the wings…
Double win for St Albans at Rosebowl Awards!
On Sunday 23rd October the annual Rosebowl Awards ceremony was held. We were nominated in two categories -
The Box Office is Open!
Rehearsals have started, and Booking has begun-
Fundraising Has Begun!
This year we need to raise funds for a new stage apron for St Alban's Church Hall, which will cost approximately £6,500, so we have lots of work to do!
On Thursday 8th September, St. Alban’s Players gave a final performance of our history-
What an Evening! Not only was the performance fantastic, the reception afterwards was enjoyed by all 92 ticket holders, along with various St. Alban’s Players who helped on the night. In addition to signing up several new Members and Friends, we made over £750 on the night-
Historic Acheivements Abound!
After many successful entries over the years, the Cast and Production team of Interior Designs by the acclaimed playwright Jimmie Chinn have made St. Alban's Players history by winning the All England Final, propelling themselves into the British Final!
The British Final was held at the Sherman Theatre in Cardiff, on Saturday, 2nd July-
There is likely to be a final change for those who have not been able to see their award winning work in its most recent form in the coming months, so watch this space!
NODA SW Awards Success!
An amazing night was had by all who attended the Naitional Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) award ceremony-
Avon Festival Felicitations!
What a night ! New blocking and lighting, but the same high level of energy-
The initial adjudication was incredibly strong, with comments made on the quality of cast, distinction of characterisation and overall production, highlighting the simplicity of approach allowing the complexity of theme to come through to maximum effect.
If that wasn't enough, the production won a multitude of nominations and awards, including a Nomination for Best Actor (Rory Adamson), the Peter English Award for Runner Up, and, in a Festival first, all 3 actresses winning Best Actress (Andrea Pleasant, Rebecca Hazelhurst, Gill Cowen). What a Result-
Bristol One Act Success!
What a performance-
We are thrilled to announce that this year's Spring Production will be none other than Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard, directed by our guest Director, Alex Turasiewicz.
Hitting the New Year Running
2016 has only just arrived, but the St. Alban's Diary is already filling up. From our One Act Preview Evening 6th February and subsequent performances as part of the Bristol and Avon One Act Drama Festivals 13th and 25th February, to preparations for our Spring Production 21st May-
Be sure to check our Calendar regularly for the latest updates on events and sneak peaks behind the scenes of our latest production. Also look out for the latest edition of Greasepaint, sent out monthly to Members and Patrons.
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