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.

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House (Ayckbourn)

'House and Garden' were written as two interlocking plays with the same cast, played in two different theatres at the same time. What Alan Ayckbourn does, is to display different aspects of the same characters by placing them in two distinct settings. It is a great technical feat to precisely time the speeches and exits and entrances so that the whole operation runs smoothly. Sadly, that was not something we could achieve in the Clavering Village Hall. However, although 'Garden' is filled  with lots of frolicking, 'House' is the superior of the two plays. There are a number of story-lines, with a variety of pairs and pairings – Ayckbourn managing to keep the focus just tight enough to avoid complete confusion.

The story takes place during a day in August and centres around a garden fete being held in the country home of Teddy and Trish Platt. Ayckbourn’s theme is love; how easy it is to fail one’s partner, and how difficult it can be to express love directly, without games of evasion and manipulation. I believe it is about exclusion from relationships, targeting a group of diverse people unsuccessfully weaving their way around an allegorical Maypole.



Trish        Judy Curry

Teddy      Mark Anstead

Sally         Lara Anstead

Jake         Charles Harris

Izzie         Melissa Jones

Giles         Peter Clyne

Pearl         Natascha Scott-Reid

Gavin        Keith Phillips

Joanna      Clare Anstead

Lucille        Rosie Ward

Fran          Rikky Beck

Lindy         Emma James

Amelia       Amelia James-Phillips

Eva           Eva James-Phillips

Liberty       Liberty Anstead

Warn         Ken Kemp


Director      Jennifer Scott-Reid