Denstone Players

The Denstone Players Amateur Dramatic Society evolved from the Village Review held in support of The Denstone Sports Trust in 1987. Since then the Society has staged numerous plays and shows for the enjoyment of members and our audiences in the local community. A Young Players section was established in 2008 for children aged 8 to 16 years. However, due to a variety of reasons the Society ceased functioning but re-launched in May 2014 when a new Committee was elected.

Recent productions:

February 2016 — the pantomime ‘Cinderella’ directed by Gill Brown
July 2016 — ‘Blithe Spirit’ by Noel Coward directed by Marge Stanley
October 2016 — ‘A Variety Show- For Two Nights Only’ directed by Terry Davies and Marge Stanley with choreography by Jess Leake
February 2017 — the pantomime ‘Aladdin’ directed by Gill Brown
July 2017 — ‘Gold Diggers of 2017′ written and directed by Catherine Doel
October 2017 — Another ‘Variety Show for Two Nights Only!’
February 2018 — Our 50th production! — the pantomime ‘The Wizard of Oz’ directed by Gill Brown
June 2018 — ‘Yet another Variety Show for Two Nights Only!
November 2018 — ‘Improbable Fiction’ by Alan Aykbourn directed by Terry Davies
February 2019 — ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ directed by Gill Brown
June 2019 — Two Nights of Variety!
October 2019 – ‘A Case of Mistaken Identity’ written by Les Humphries and directed by Terry Davies.

Our next production:

February 20th, 21st and 22nd 2020 – ‘Cobblers!‘ a pantomime based on the Grimm Brothers’ fairy tales written by Gill and Dave Brown and directed by Gill Brown.

Evening performances will start at 7pm and the Saturday matinee will begin at 2pm

Doors will open 30 minutes before the performance starts.
Tickets will be available from Denstone Hall Farm Shop (01889 590050), online at or tel.07816227191


Well done to Players’ members who performed so well at the British Legion’s ‘Night to Remember‘ in September.

Many thanks to all who constructed and appeared on the Players’ float at the Country Show also in September. Our Barnum’s Circus themed float won best in show!

Future productions for 2020:

26th and 27th June – A Variety Show

1st, 2nd and 3rd October – a play

Social activities include visits to other local drama groups both amateur and professional and group meals.

Further details about the Society can be seen on our website

Annual General Meeting on Sunday 17th May 2020 at 6pm in the Village Hall.

Everyone is invited to find out about acting, directing, lighting, props, costumes, set building, make-up, front of house, advertising and even running a raffle! There are lots to do on and off the stage. A decision about which charities we will be supporting will also made.

We’d love to see lots of people on Sunday 17th May. So please come along and get involved.