On November 9th 2017 the planning application for the change of use of the Chapel was approved by West Dorset District Council. The Old Chapel in Marston Rd is therefore now officially a small theatre, which means that APS will be able to stage productions for audiences of up to 60 people.
This new development marks the start of an exciting new era in the history of The Players. A stage area, complete with lighting and sound, was created earlier in 2017, and the next phase is to create a small green room adjoining the stage.
We now have our very own theatre, so watch this space!
For our last production, in April 2017, we presented Lovesong by Abi Morgan, a powerful and moving portrayal of a couple in the later part of their life together looking back at themselves in earlier times.
Since the foundation of The Players in 1934, we have presented over 160 shows, including full length and one-act plays, revues and music halls. APS even kept going during WWII, presenting entertainment in local village halls.
You are very welcome to join us, whether you want to act, work back stage or just enjoy our company. If you would like to become involved in staging a play or just enjoy an entertaining night out, we will be delighted to hear from you.
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