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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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.


AGM Update

Our AGM was held on the 13th July 2017 and we now have a new committee.


Charity donation - Unique

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.


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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.

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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.

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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…


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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 - an achievement in itself! But on the night the club achieved great, great things and WON both nominated categories! Sarah Simpson-Down won the Quartet Community Foundation Award for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Charlotta in The Cherry Orchard - HUGE congratulations to Sarah! Later in the evening Some Canterbury Tales won the John Coe Award for Best Dramatic Production, bringing its awards tally to two! An amazing, exciting evening, giving the club the opportunity to prove, once again, that it fulfils its aim of providing quality drama—well done to ALL involved to make these achievements possible. The director of Some Canterbury Tales, Wendy Withers, said on the night that it was a “truly collaborative process with all the cast” and she thanked them for their openness to explore, play and have fun.


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The Box Office is Open!

Rehearsals have started, and Booking has begun- contact us now to reserve your tickets for this year's Pantomime, written by local playwright Ben Crocker, adapted for St. Alban's Players by our very own Paul Mackenzie Smith and the Production team (Rosie Jenkins, Gill Cowen, Edwina Lloyd).


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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-making England One Act Finals Winning entry- Jimmie Chinn's 'Interior Designs', which went on to represent England in the British Final in July.  The performance was followed by a reception to meet members and find out more about the club, signing up as Members or Friends of St. Alban’s Players if interested.


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- what a brilliant start to out fundraising plans for the year- well done all who participated in bringing it together, and many thanks to those who supported our efforts on the night!


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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- the cast and crew, along with over 40 supporters were hosted by the Drama Association of Wales. Though we didn't win on the evening, everyone returned with their heads held high and an immense sense of acheivement.


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!


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NODA SW Awards Success!

An amazing night was had by all who attended the Naitional Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) award ceremony- incredibly, to the great surprise and absolute delight of our Chairman and Director Some Canterbury Tales won the South West Award for Best Drama Production!



Avon Festival Felicitations!

What a night ! New blocking and lighting, but the same high level of energy- Well done to the Cast and Crew of INTERIOR DESIGNS for a fantastic performance of the opening session of the Avon One Act Festival!


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- Congratulations again to you all!



Bristol One Act Success!

What a performance- and the results prove it! The Cast and Crew of this year's One Act Play have done St. Alban's Players proud, winning Best Play, Best Director, Best Actor (Rory Adamson- 'Him'), Best Actress (Gill Cowen- Irene) and the Audience Choice Award at this year's Bristol one Act Festival- Congratulations to all involved!  They now progress to the Quarter Finals in April.  If that seems too long to wait to see such award-winning work, fear not!



Spring Production

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.


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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- there is a lot going on; add to this our monthly Play Reading evenings at the Eastville Pub and you could have your next few months' of evenings filled in no time!


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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