Author Archives: Paul Shave

Play reading – all welcome

If you’re interested in joining The Compton Players or simply want to find out a bit more about us, please do come along to our informal play reading on the 6th July at 7.30pm in the Welstead Room at Compton Village Hall, RG20 6NP. We’d love to get together, catch up, and have some fun reading scripts we haven’t read before, and to welcome any potential new members who’d like to get involved. No pressure, and we are a very friendly bunch! Choices of play to be confirmed, but we thought it might be fun to read an extract from something classic and something more current for a bit of contrast (and of course any suggestions will be most welcome!) If you have any questions just drop us a message on Facebook, and we look forward to seeing/meeting you!

Happy Acres under our belt

Wow! At times during rehearsal it looke a bit flaky, with the cast beset by illness, but as always it was alright on the night. We had some great audiences (thank you for all the laughter!) and an excellent review from the Newbury Weekly News – see it here.

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.

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.