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Christmas Social

For the Christmas Social this year, Beeston Players, along with friends and partners, hired out Relish on Chilwell Road. A night of fun ensued, with tasty food, a Christmas themed quiz, silly games and most of all – great company.

See you all next year!

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November 2012: The Big Killing

The Big Killing

by Philip Mackie

Wednesday 14th November – Saturday 17th November 2012The Big Killing Poster

What motivates people to murder? Revenge, love, money … a bet?

Former racing driver Peter Ashbury lives for excitement. To him, nothing is worth doing unless it is a gamble, and the higher the odds, the better, but would he really risk the hangman’s noose for a bet? Buckle up for a intriguing game of cat and mouse…


Philip Mackie was a British stage, film and television screenwriter. Along with ‘The Big Killing’, he also wrote the acclaimed 1968 ITV historical drama series ‘The Caesars’ and the television adaptation of ‘The Naked Civil Servant’.

Performing from Wednesday 14th November to Saturday 17th November 2012 at Roundhill School in Beeston. Doors will open from 7.00pm, performances will begin at 7.30pm.

Tickets  £6 (Concessions £5).



May 2014: Murder in Play

Murder in Play

by Simon Brett

Thursday 15th May – Saturday 17th May 2014

Murder in Play, by Simon Brett

Performing from Thursday 15th May to Saturday 17th May at Roundhill School, Foster Avenue, Beeston NG9 1AE.

More details to follow…

Buy tickets now.


Congratulations Roger and Allie

Newly-Weds: Roger and Allie

A massive congratulations to Roger and Allie who got married on Saturday, 8th September at Ashbourne registry office. Roger has been with the players for over a year now, appearing in Ladies Day and Over My Dead Body.

Proceedings kicked off at 4pm on a blistering Saturday afternoon with a lovely ceremony at the registry office, which included some Scottish poetry written especially for the happy couple. Afterwards, they were whisked off to the reception in a stylish camper van, for the evening celebrations.

The day was especially memorable for having what must be one of the oldest Best Men (Roger’s father – 85), and also an eye catching first dance from the newly-weds, which would have earned them at least a 9 on Strictly Come Dancing. The rest of the party got their turn in the ceilidh and disco that followed afterwards, which went on into the early hours.

Something that really came across throughout the day was what an outgoing and fun-loving couple they are, and as Roger said in his speech ‘we have such a good time together!’ They set off for a honeymoon in France (though hopefully they’ll be back soon to start rehearsing for our next play). Once again, we wish them all the best for their life together.



Spring 2012: Over My Dead Body

Over My Dead Body

by Derek Benfield

Wednesday 16th May – Saturday 19th May 2012

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Following the death of his wife Helen, Gerald hopes to spend the rest of his days comfortably alone with his memories; doing his best to avoid the cooking of his daughter Shirley, and patiently endure the awkwardness of his son-in-law Mark. However, unbeknownst to him, Helen had other ideas…

As women start turning up unexpectedly from past and present, it soon becomes clear that his late wife had gone to great lengths to ensure he would not be alone in his retiring years. With the situation spiralling  out of control, and his independance under grave threat, he, Shirley and Mark will have to come up with a plan and quick before things get out of hand!

The Beeston Players’ latest play – in association with Samuel French Limited – is a delightfully amusing comedy by Derek Benfield. He also wrote Bedside Manners; Wild Goose Chase and Look Who’s Talking.

Performing at Roundhill School, Beeston at 7.30pm between Wednesday 16th May – Saturday 19th May.


Photos from Ladies Day

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November 2011: Ladies Day

Beeston Players Present: Ladies' Day, by Amanda Whittington

Performed 7.30pm between Wednesday 16th – Saturday 19th November.

Work, love and life are one hard slog for the fish-filleting foursome Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda. Their luck changes when Linda finds tickets to Ladies’ Day at Royal Ascot in York.

Out go the hairnets, overalls and wellies as the four ditch work, do themselves up to the nines and head off to the races for a drink, a flirt and a flutter. As the day unfolds, the champagne flows, secrets spill out and their horses keep winning. If their luck holds, they could hit the jackpot – and more besides…

See photos from the performance.

About the Writer:Amanda Whittington

Local girl Amanda Whittington was born in Nottingham in 1968. After leaving school, she worked as a freelance journalist for a variety of publications, and was a coulmnist for the Nottingham Evening Post. Her other plays include Be My Baby, Satin ‘n’ Steel, Bollywood Jane and The Wills Girls.




Spring 2011: The Hollow

The Hollow

by Agatha Christie

Wednesday 11th May – Saturday 14th May 2011

The Hollow by Agatha Christie

An unhappy game of romantic ‘Follow my Leader’ explodes into murder one weekend at The Hollow, home of Sir Henry and Lucy Angkatell.

When Inspector Colquhoun and Sergeant Penny arrive on the scene, they discover that nearly everyone has both motive and opportunity, but can they catch the killer before he or she strikes again?’

Performed between Wed 11th and Sat 14th May at Roundhill School.