‘Oh What A Lovely War’: The Alexandra Players return with October half-term show

Alexandra Players Oh What A Lovely War Poster
News in from Charlton’s amateur dramatics group about their upcoming production:
The Alexandra Players are delighted to present “Oh What A Lovely War” in support of The British Legion’s #ThankYou100 campaign. Through the sale of poppies, we hope to raise money for the charity and provide our audiences with 4 nights of acting and entertainment in October.
Oh What A Lovely War
A chronicle of the First World War, told through songs and documents in the form of a seaside pierrot entertainment of the period, was devised and presented by Joan Littlewood’s Theatre Workshop at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East, London, in 1963. It was the result of close co-operation between writer, actors and director, where the whole team participated in detailed research into the period and in the creative task of bringing their material to life in theatrical terms. It won the acclaim of audiences and critics and the Grand Prix of the Theatre des Nations festival in Paris in 1963 and has become a classic of the modern theatre.
8pm, Wednesday 24th – Saturday 27th October 2018 (Doors open at 7.30pm)
Tickets:  Seats £9 Concessions £8
Venue: The Alexandra Hall, Bramshot Avenue, Charlton, SE7 7HY
 To book tickets: 07867 627 987 | alexandraplayers[at]gmail.com | www.alexandraplayers.org.uk
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A Murder Is Announced: The Alexandra Players bring Miss Marple to Charlton

Alexandra Players poster - a murder is announced

The Alexandra Players are back at Bramshot Hall at the end of the month with their latest production, Agatha Christie’s A Murder Is Announced:

“An announcement in the local paper states the time and place of a murder to occur. When the victim falls, Miss Marple is on hand to provide the final solution”. 

8pm, Wednesday 30th May – Saturday 2nd June 2018. Doors open at 7.30pm. 

Seats £9 Concessions £8.

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The Alexandra Players bring Sir Alan Ayckbourn’s ‘Season’s Greetings’ to Charlton

The Alexandra Players return to the Alexandra Hall on Bramshot Avenue at the end of this month with a production of Season’s Greetings, written by Sir Alan Ayckbourn. The play, directed by Juliette Harrison, runs from Wednesday 25th to Saturday 28th October. Tickets will be available on the door, or you can book or reserve tickets online, by email, text or phone on 07867 627987.

‘Black Comedy’ and ‘Who Calls’: The Alexandra Players celebrate 60 years of amateur dramatics in Charlton

News in from Charlton’s Alexandra Players – celebrating their 60th year in 2017 – of a new production of two one-act plays…

Wednesday 31st May – Saturday 3rd June 2017
8pm (Doors open 7.30pm)
Seats £9 Concessions £8

BLACK COMEDY | Written By Peter Shaffer | Directed By Keith Hartley
CAST | Hereward Cruttwell Reade, Lizzy Todd, Janet Sweet, Roy Moore, Mark Higgins, Alex Parker & Andrew Spence

Lovesick and desperate, sculptor Brindlsey Miller has embellished his apartment with furniture and objects d’arte “borrowed” from the absent antique collector next door hoping to impress his fiancee’s pompous father and a wealthy art dealer, Schuppanzigh. The fussy neighbour, Harold Gorringe returns just as a blown fuse plunges the apartment into darkness and Brindsley is revealed, teetering on the verge of very ripe farce. Unexpected guests, aging spinsters, errant phone cords and other snares impede his frantic attempts to return the purloined items before light is restored.

WHO CALLS? | Written By David Campton | Directed By Janet Denne
CAST | Juliette Harrison, Clare Sweetapple, Sue McGeehan, Rose Bayley, Katie Melani & Jackie Hartley

In the kitchen of a large Victorian house, four servants sit solemnly in the evening gloom. Upstairs, a midwife attends to the laying-out of their mistress, who has died suddenly, sitting in front of a mirror, adorned with all her jewellery. Mrs Abernethy, the housekeeper, and Lane, the Mistress’s personal maid, are supposed to have listed and locked away all this jewellery, but when Twilley, the maid of all work, finds a diamond ring on the floor, Cook realises that they have appropriated some of the jewellery for themselves and demands a share. Reluctantly, they agree, but then the bell in the Mistress’s room rings. The servants stare at the line of bells in disbelief and mountain apprehension – the midwife has gone, her duty done, and all the servants are in the kitchen – so who calls?

You can book or reserve your tickets online, by email, text or phone
www.alexandraplayers.org.uk
alexandraplayers@gmail.com
07867 627987

The Alexandra Players: Brand new play by Philip Ayckbourn to premiere in Charlton‏‏‎

‘Timeshare’, a new play by Philip Ayckbourn, will premiere at The Alexandra Hall in Charlton.

An update from The Alexandra Players on their latest production:

Following the success of our performance last Summer of The Essence of Love written by Philip Ayckbourn, The Alexandra Players in Charlton have been given a wonderful opportunity to stage a brand new production by the playwright.

Philip very kindly approached us and asked us to be the first group ever to perform a brand new play he has written called Timeshare – a comedy with farcical elements that plays with time and relationships.

The London and World Premiere will open at The Alexandra Hall, Bramshot Avenue in Charlton on Wednesday 1st June for 4 nights only. The Box Office is open and tickets are on sale now!

The Alexandra Players perform at The Alexandra Hall, Bramshot Avenue, Charlton, SE7 7HY. You can find them online at:

‘Cat’s Cradle’: upcoming production from The Alexandra Players

Cats Cradle

The Alexandra Players, Charlton’s amateur theatre group have a new production coming up in February:

Set in an old coaching-house in a remote English Village, CAT’S CRADLE concerns an almost forgotten kidnapping, and perhaps murder, which was never resolved. As the play opens, the original inspector returns to reopen the investigation. However, his efforts are hindered as it becomes increasingly clear that he is facing a conspiracy of silence from the local townspeople and a past which is shrouded in mystery. The final denouement provides a completely unexpected twist to this intriguing and disturbing mystery.

‘The Wyrd Sisters’: new production from The Alexandra Players

Alexandra Players 'Wyrd Sisters'

Charlton’s amateur theatre group presents Terry Pratchett’s Wyrd Sisters, adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs. The show’s on from the 28th to 30th of October at The Alexandra Hall on Bramshot Avenue;  more info – and booking details – can be found on The Alexander Players website.