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!

Our next production:

‘A Case of Mistaken Identity’ will be performed on 3rd, 4th and 5th October 2019 starting at 7.30pm in Denstone Village Hall.
This comedy specially written by Les Humphries and directed by Terry Davies will include a pie and peas supper plus dessert. Those not wanting a meat pie should call 07816227191.

Doors will open 30 minutes before the performance starts.
Tickets (limited to 60 per performance) will be available from Denstone Hall Farm Shop (01889 590050), online at or tel.07816227191

Other events:

Junior members will be performing at the British Legion Commemorative evening on 3rd September.

A Players float will be entered in the Denstone Country Show on 7th September.

Auditions for the next pantomime in February will be held at 2pm on 22nd September.

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

Further details about the Society can be seen on our website

Annual General Meeting on Sunday 17th May 2020 at 6pm:

Our AGM will start at 6pm in the Village Hall. The main items for discussion will be our next three productions in 2020/21.

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.

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