‘We Happy Few’ – new production from The Alexandra Players

News of the latest production from SE7’s amateur theatre group:We Happy Few - Alexandra Players

Thursday 30th October to Saturday 1st November
The Alexandra Players present We Happy Few, a comedy about an all-female troupe of strolling players during WWII, at the Alexandra Hall, Bramshot Avenue, Charlton at 7.45pm nightly.

“Inspired by the true wartime history of the Osiris Players, Imogen Stubbs’ comedy follows the adventures of a small group of women who come together to form a ‘girls only’ theatre company to take the plays of Shakespeare around a culture-starved Britain.”

Tickets £9 (£8 Concessions): call 07867 627987 or email alexandraplayers@gmail.com.


17 hours up a tree: Burglary suspect halts Charlton trains

Police are playing a waiting game this evening as they try to coax down a burglary suspect holed up in a tree by the railway line at Barney Close.

The man’s been up there since 2am after fleeing from police following an incident at Stone Lake Retail Park.

One passer-by at the scene said the man was 32, from north London, and had tried to rob Currys.

Police have sealed off the back of Barney Close while they wait for him to come down.

All London-bound trains have been diverted, though some Kent-bound services are inching past the scene.

Here are some photos taken at about 6pm. Paramedics were seen walking to the scene at about 6.50pm and the British Transport Police tweeted that it hoped to “have things back to normal as soon as possible”.

8pm update: The suspect has now been taken down and arrested.




Enchanted April for the Alex Players

16, 17 and 18 February 2012: Doors open at 7.30, curtain up at 8.00

The weather has taken a turn for the Siberian, but you can transport yourself to Tuscany in April with the Alexandra Players’ latest offering. Enchanted April, adapted by Matthew Barber from the book by Elizabeth von Arnim, is a tale of two London housewives in the 1920s who are looking for change and hope to find it in the charm of the wisteria-laden San Salvatore. It’s gentle piece, full of whimsy and wit, but also moments of drama and tension.

The Alexandra Players have been long-established in the Alexandra Church Hall on Bramshot Avenue and present a wide range of plays over the year. Enchanted April is directed by Keith Hartley and the cast and crew are a mixture of familiar faces and newcomers to both the group and SE7. Tickets are £8 (£7 for concessions) and can be booked by emailing alexandraplayers@gmail.com