The Medstead Players founded 1977


The recent 'Radio Variety Show' was a resounding success, with many complementary comments received. Well done to everyone involved, especially the ‘newbies’, who all put on very credible performances.

Our 2017 'Old Time Music Hall' was a triumph. Packed with traditional songs, dances, monologues and sketches, it included plenty of opportunity for audience participation, which the cast and audience took to with gusto. For a review and pictures, click on the link or watch video highlights from the show.

For details of our regular club meetings, special events and future productions, see 'Dates for your Diary' (below).

For details, reviews and pictures of all our previous shows, see: Past Productions.

If you would like to join the free Medstead Players e-mailing list, to receive advance notice of future productions, please e-mail: . Note your e-mail address will not be used for any other purpose.

The Players are always delighted to welcome new members, whether on or off stage, just get in touch.

Dates for your Diary

Tuesday June 26th at 7.30 pm, Medstead Players' monthly meeting in Medstead Village Hall. Enquiries to - Tel: (01420) 562 342.

Tuesday July 24th at 7.30 pm, Medstead Players' monthly meeting in the Wiltshire Room at Medstead Village Hall. Enquiries to - Tel: (01420) 562 342.

Tuesday September 25th at 7.30 pm, Medstead Players' Annual General Meeting in the Wiltshire Room at Medstead Village Hall.

Friday September 28th - Medstead Players murder mystery dinner in Medstead Village Hall.

November 23rd & 24th - Autumn production in Medstead Village Hall.

Players Past Productions


Chairman: Jenny Overy
Treasurer: Graham Bennell
: Nita Simpson - Tel: (01420) 562 342
Committee Members: Anita Prior, Brian Arrowsmith & Mike Overy & Sue Willson
Medstead Village Hall Representative: Sue Willson
: Mike Overy - Tel: (01420) 562 378

Medstead Players History:

The Players date back to 1977 when a few people got together to put on a variety show on the then new Medstead Village Hall stage. Since then the group, who became the Medstead Players, has met to make friends, have fun and entertain. The productions vary enormously and are well received.

There are many jobs and activities undertaken by the group besides acting. We always need people to design and build sets, paint and decorate, make and find the costumes, operate the sound and lights, hunt out props, direct and prompt. There are other activities such as script writing, musical and choreography participation and stage management. A whole host of people are needed to ensure a successful production.

Over the years, we have raised thousands of pounds for various local and national charities. Members have also taken part in neighbouring societies' productions, as well as taking parts as extras for film and TV.

We meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month. The Players are a friendly group, always keen for new members, so if you feel you would like to get involved, then please contact the Membership Secretary, who would be delighted to tell you all about the Medstead Players and what we do. Click the links for the membership form, club's constitution and safeguarding policy.

Local Theatrical Production Listings:

Alton Events
Hampshire local theatre guide

Local Drama Groups (HantsDram Network)

'Hog the Limelight' entertainment events

Amateur Dramatics web-sites:

Medstead village web-site

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