Feb 19, 2018
Category: News
Posted by: Teresa

Clavering Players present a romantic comedy about the sexual politics of open marriage by DARIO FO and FRANCA RAME. Tickets include a performance by acoustic guitar and vocal duo from REV2, a glass of wine and a light supper.

'THE OPEN COUPLE' explores serious themes but its farcical structure leads to hilarious situations that will amuse, entertain and keep you guessing right up to the end.

Dario Fo won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1997 and his many plays include 'Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay!' and 'Accidental Death of an Anarchist'.

Come along! On the 3rd & 4th March 2018 at 7.30pm in Clavering Village Hall!

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Oct 6, 2017
Category: News
Posted by: Teresa

The spring production of 'Last of the Red Hot Lovers' directed by Sandra King was a great success, thoroughly enjoyed by enthusiastic audiences and received an excellent NODA review. Well done team!

Aug 2, 2016
Category: News
Posted by: Teresa

We are thrilled to announce that our festival production 'The Extraordinary Revelations of Orca the Goldfish' by David Tristram, came a very close runner up with just one point dividing us and the winning team from Woking.

Out of eleven entries, we thought it was a great result. Not only did we get the NDFA Council Trophy for runner up but also the John Scowen Award for Comedy and the Audience Appreciation award when all audience members who bought season tickets get to vote on their favourite production of the week. Thanks to all members and friends who supported us during this festival period.

Clavering Players Website

Dick Whittington and his Cat

King Rat is threatening to take over London. Only the penniless but brave Dick Whittington and his trusty feline sidekick, Neville, can stop the rodent's quest for domination! Aided by the magic of 'Fairy Liquid', Dick's adventure takes him from Clavering, via the East End of London, to distant tropical shores before the final showdown wit the villainous King Rat! Along the way, he attempts to win the hand of the lovely Alice, daughter of the bumbling Doris Fitzwarren and foil the plot of the mysterious, Captain Bluebeard.

Will our hero triumph over these adversities, become Lord Mayor and live happily ever after?


Fairy Liquid                   Jean Schofield

King Rat                       Neil Bird

Nip                              Sue Grant

Tuck                            Teresa Hennessy

Dame Doris Fitzwarren     Dean Kiely

Alice                             Evie Wood

Jackie                           Emma Foster

Dick Whittington            Megan Kiely

Neville, the Cat               Hattie Cooke

Captain Bluebeard           Charlotte Foster

Town Crier and Gorilla     Tommy Downham

Pirates                          Lucy Coston, Tommy Downham, Elliot Wood, William Downham

Rats and Chorus             Maya, Tabatha and Petra Joseph; Isabel, Sophie and Amelia Hartley, Edith Kiely, Lucy                                              Coston, Elliot Wood, William Downham, Tommy Downham


Production Team

Director                      Jennifer Scott-Reid

Stage Managers            Clare Anstead and Ken Kemp

Assistant Stage Manager Keith Nuttall

Sound                        Mark Anstead and Nicholas Turner

Lighting                      Lesley Talbot

Rigging                      Simon Bates and Lesley Talbot

Props                         Jennifer Scott-Reid and Teresa Hennessy

Costumes                   Jennifer Scott-Reid

Poster Design              Douglas Crumpler

Front of House/Refreshments   Members and Supporters