‘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

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.

‘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 Essence of Love’ – latest production from The Alexandra Players

News of The Alexandra Players’ latest production:


By Philip Ayckbourn; directed by Janet Denne

Thursday 28th, Friday 29th & Saturday 30th May 2015 – 8.00pm. Doors open 30 minutes before curtain up. The Alexandra Hall, Bramshot Avenue, SE7 7HY

A mother and her daughter; a father and his son find themselves on neighbouring hotel terraces in Marrakesh. Add in a local trader with something very potent up his sleeve, all kinds of mayhem ensue! A lively comedy-farce that takes a wry look at the madness of infatuation and what remains when passions have run their course.

Seats cost £9.00 each (£8.00 for concessions) and can be reserved online here, by texting the box office on 07867 627 987 or by sending an email to alexandraplayers@gmail.com.

‘Cinderella: The Untold Story’ & ‘The Flesh Game’ – latest from The Alexandra Players

Alexandra Players

News in from The Alexandra Players:

For our Winter 2015 production, we have chosen two short plays that will see children from the local community joining us, as well as a few of our newest members. The play opens on Thursday 19th February and runs until Saturday 21st February.

Thursday 19th – 8pm | Friday 20th – 8pm | Saturday 21st – 2pm & 6.30pm (Doors open 30 minutes before curtain up)

Seats £9 Conc. £8 Children £5

 ACT I is a play called CINDERELLA: THE UNTOLD STORY by John O’Hara – the pantomime-ish fairytale wedding of the fake Cinderella and Prince Charming comes to a screeching halt when O’Reilly, a fairy tale fixer, breaks it up to reveal the true, untold story.

 ACT  II is a play called THE FLESH GAME by Rae Shirley – a lively comedy that takes a light-hearted look at slimming. Set in a regimented Health Spa, presided over by the humourless and power-loving Nurse Burton, its guests respond to its structure like naughty schoolchildren. They all have their different reasons for being there and there is plenty of fun and games as the different ways of cheating are sought.

 People wishing to book seats can do so by any of the following methods:

 RESERVE BY TEXT: 07867 627 987

EMAIL: alexandraplayers@gmail.com

BOOK ONLINE:www.alexandraplayers.org.uk



‘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.


Local Theatre: The Killing of Sister George

Those of you wishing to patronise the arts in Charlton, in the best possible way of course, may want to make your down to the Alexandra Hall on Bramshot Avenue between 28th and 30th October. There you’ll find one of Charlton’s local theatre groups, The Alexandra Players, putting on a production of Frank Marcus’ comedy, The Killing of Sister George.

The play tells the story of June Buckridge, an actress who stars as the titular (no sniggering at the back, you know what that word means) Sister George in a popular radio serial, who becomes increasingly impossible to live with when she discovers the character is scheduled to be killed off.

At £6 a ticket, this is well worth anybody’s time. I’m a great advocate of amateur theatre for putting on cheap nights of entertainment, often to a surprisingly good standard, and of societies such as The Alexandra Players for being real community hubs.

Performances take place on 28th, 29th and 30th October, all starting at 8pm. To order your tickets just call 020 8858 2769 or email alexandraplayers@gmail.com.

A mild word of warning to you all: the play contains adult themes, and so it is not suitable for young children. That might actually add to the appeal for some of you!

Have you been to any good amateur shows in the area recently? Are you heading to this show? Would you be able to write a review? Do let us know in the comments box…