Our Company

The Marlborough Players were founded by Barbara Clauson, Ian Philpott and Jack Hawkes in 2004 after the huge success of the 'Wheels of Time' play (marking the 800th anniversary of Marlborough's Royal Charter) clearly indicated that there was a healthy appetite for amateur drama in the town once again.

Although we have a healthy membership, we are always looking for aspiring actors and directors to join our happy band, as well as those willing to help backstage. If you are interested and would like further details, please email info@marlboroughplayers.co.uk.

Our first General Meeting on 6th January 2006 established a formal committee and approved our Constitution. Since then, we have successfully staged J B Priestley's classic play 'An Inspector Calls', Alan Bennett's political comedy 'Getting On', Mike Williams' comedy 'Waiting for Panto', Christopher Hampton’s ‘The Philanthropist’, Peter Nichols’ ‘A Day in the Death of Joe Egg', Joe Orton’s comedy ‘Entertaining Mr Sloane’, Nick Hall's one-act comedy 'Pastiche', Andrew Davies' comedy 'Thermal Underwear', Noel Coward's 'Blithe Spirit', Alan Ayckbourn's 'Confusions' and, in November 2012, JB Priestley's 'When We Are Married', which played to packed houses.

In addition to staging public performances of plays, we organise play readings and theatrical skills training, and we meet in Marlborough on a regular basis.

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Theatre and drama for the Kennet Valley. Email: info@marlboroughplayers.co.uk