Radlett Players Background
The Radlett Players was the result of an amalgamation in 1959 of two separate Radlett societies, the St Christopher Players and The Others. Since then the Radlett Players have regularly presented two plays a year, one in the Spring and one in the Autumn. In 1970 the Players presented their first ‘Olde Tyme Music Hall’ as a means of raising funds and also a way for new members to gain experience. The Music Hall was extremely popular from the outset and became something of a Radlett tradition, although we have not put on a Music Hall for the past few years.
Up until 1998 all our productions were performed in the old Radlett Hall, which had formerly been a cinema. Although by no means ideal it had become our ‘home’. However, with the building of the Radlett Centre we now have a purpose-built, state of the art theatre with modern facilities and our Spring and Autumn productions are performed here.
In June 2002 we experimented for the first time with an outdoor production, using the beautiful surroundings of the Walled Garden in Shenley to present a ‘Midsummer Miscellany’. The show was very well received, in spite of the traditional English summer weather, and we successfully repeated the format again in June 2004. We put on a Shakespeare evening in June 2007.
We are always on the look out for people of all ages to join us, whether to perform, work backstage or just support. In addition to our various productions we have regular social events, including quiz evenings, play readings. If you are intrigued by our website and feel that this is the thing for you please don’t hesitate to get in touch (click on the ‘Join Us’ button for details). You never know, you may be just in time to help out backstage or even appear in our next production.
We very much look forward to seeing you.