Heading North

After our successful toe back in the water with Evil Will Come in November 2021, the critics said: “I find the Compton Players guilty of delivering an extraordinary one act play in a most exceptional manner”; “Well done, Compton Players for a wonderful performance, that kept us all on the edge of our seats”;  “It was, as is usual with Compton Players, a smooth, well-paced production with a sting in the tail”)

So we’re doing it again. But differently. First, we’re taking it to the Abingdon Festival of one-act plays in June, with the original cast. And then it’s going to the Edinburgh Fringe. Helen Saxton has changed it from the cast of seven to a cast of two – herself and Pete Watt. Intriguing. If you want to see how she’s done it, there is a one-night-only preview in Compton Village Hall on 14th July.

Tickets are on sale from 1st June.

Back with a bang!

Well, after a break of two years our latest production is over! We had some fabulous feedback from our audience and also in the press – you can see more details and some of Tony’s photos here. If you want to find out more about the Agatha Christie references from the text, check this out.

A big thank you to everyone for supporting me with my first effort at writing a play – I really appreciate the trust you had in me!

Next step is to attempt to get it published… watch this space!

I’ll leave you with a candid behind the scenes shot of Patrick Ridgeway KC plotting the lights!

We’re back!

We are delighted to be back again in the Compton Village Hall with our production of Evil Will Come by Alexi Stonehouse from 18th to 20th November. Priority booking opens on 13th September and general booking on 27th September.

The Covid Inspector

Compton Players have been itching to perform again and have got down to the serious business of producing a play.

Pete Watt’s play The Covid Inspector is adapted from Nikolai Gogol’s The Government Inspector. Directed by Helen Saxton and filmed using Zoom, the production is now available to view online. There’s no charge to watch this production but please consider making a donation to the theatreartists.fund. So far, thanks to generous donations from our audience, we have raised over £400 for this worthwhile charity.

You can see details of the production along with audience comments and a NODA review here.

For information about viewing, go to the Book Tickets page.