Our Next Production

We’re presenting two one-act plays from Wednesday 14th to Saturday 17th November at 7:30.

The Promise

by H Connolly

A few hours after Stacey Nash’s funeral, her estranged father sits menacingly and uninvited on the sofa in her front room. He is full of cocaine, whisky, remorse, anger and self-pity, but most of all he’s there because he made a promise.
This play contains strong language.

Murdering at the Vicarage

by H Connolly

Godfrey Appleby, or God to his friends, has penned a play for his local amateur drama society. It is a tribute to Agatha Christie and the Players are busy rehearsing it to enter into the local Drama Festival. It is set in the 1920’s. As the group battle against the odds to make sense of the play the result is an unintentional hilarious farce.


The Promise was our entry for the Abingdon (ODN) and Wallingford festivals of one-act plays on 5th June 2018 at the Unicorn Theatre, Abingdon and 14th June at Wallingford Corn Exchange.

This is a new play by H Connolly, our resident playwright, and it had its first performances at the festivals before it becomes part of our Autumn production at Compton.

Murdering at the Vicarage was our entry for the Wallingford Drama Festival in 1991 where it had its first performance and won the “Punters’ Prize” as  best play, voted for by the audience. The play has since been published and performed by other groups; we are delighted to be giving it its second performance by Compton Players (including one of the original cast!).