Since we started, we have presented over 70 full length plays, 50 One Act plays, 7 Musicals, 3 Music Halls, 5 Pantomimes as well as raising over £35,000 for local charities
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OUR CLUB – WHO ARE WE AND WHAT DO WE DO?
In April 1973, Canon John Smith, vicar of St Alban’s Church, called a meeting of church members to talk about the possibility of forming a drama group. The 26 people who attended all had a great love of drama and the written word and the result of that meeting was the formation of St Alban’s Players. Today there are still five of these founder members who are still active within the group! We are indebted to many people over the years who have helped us on our way, especially co-
The aims of St Alban’s Players were two-
* To produce well written, good quality plays for the community to enjoy
* To donate money from our productions to charity
Since we started, we have endeavoured to uphold these aims; we are proud to have presented good quality drama in its various forms for the community and, alongside this, we have given over £35,000 to numerous charities – local, national and international.
During the past four decades, we can fondly look back on having presented over 70 Three Act plays, 50 One Act plays, 7 Musicals, 3 Music Halls, 5 Pantomimes, as well as enjoying more informal presentations and theatre workshops within the club.
Our high standard of drama has been recognised over the years and we have won an excellent array of awards, including six prestigious “Rose Bowl” awards and the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) (South West) award for Best Production 2015.
Since 1974, we have supported the Bristol One Act Drama Festival most years and have been awarded First Place on four occasions, come 2nd nine times and, in 2016, we won the English Final, going on to represent England in the British Final.
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