Announcing our September performance – ‘Dirty Dusting’ by Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood.

Dirty Dusting is a hilarious comedy about three pensioners, Gladys, Olive and Elsie, who decide to supplement their income as cleaners by starting a telephone sex chatline… and that’s where the fun (and filth!) really begins!

The ‘Telephone Belles’ are the only chatline girls with dusters, attitude and their very own bus passes! Their bosses don’t know about it, their families would never guess and their very willing customers are none the wiser…

Don’t miss the original old-timers who become good-time girls in this must-see comedy from Bishopstoke Players. It’s pure theatrical Viagra!

Performances are in Durley Memorial Hall from Thurs 28th to Sat 30th September at 7.30 (doors open 7pm). Tickets are £12 (£8 under-18s) and are available online here (no booking fee) or via our ticket line 07871 006551 or email boxoffice@bishopstokeplayers.uk

Please note that this play contains adult themes and is considered unsuitable for anyone aged under 16.

As we are proud to have done every year since 1947, proceeds will be donated to the charity Action for Children.


We regularly take part in one-act drama festivals around the region and are delighted to show the proud award-winners from this Spring’s festival entry, ‘No Easy Road’ by Peter Yates.  Cameron Caws, Best Adult Actor at the Totton Drama Festival, and director Beth Bowers, winner of the Adjudicator’s Award at the Maidenhead Drama Festival.  Congratulations to both and thank you for bringing both trophies back to Bishopstoke Players for the second year running!


We’re collecting copies of all our old programmes since we were founded in 1947.  We’re almost there but are missing only 3 programmes, all from the 1950s.  We’d love to complete the set so if you know of any of these programmes from Bishopstoke YLU Players or Bishopstoke Young Leaguers Union (our old names) – maybe found lurking during a house clearance? – please do get in touch as we’d love to make a copy of them:

  • 1953 ‘Family Drama’
  • 1955 ‘Happy Days’
  • 1957 ‘Half Holiday’

All the programmes we do have, along with a myriad of photos, posters and more, can be found in our Past Productions gallery.  Please do have a browse!


Bishopstoke Players is an amateur drama group based near Eastleigh, Hampshire. We present three full-length plays each year, generally in January, May and September, and perform in one-act drama festivals throughout the south.

We were founded in 1947 to raise money for Action for Children and since then have presented over 200 dramas, comedies and pantomimes, raising thousands of pounds for charity.


Following the closure of Bishopstoke Memorial Hall, pending demolition and replacement with a new community facility, we will be performing in a variety of venues until hopefully we can return to Bishopstoke.

Click on the map above for more details.


Bishopstoke Players are proud to have donated the proceeds from our plays annually to the charity Action for Children (formerly known as the National Children’s Home) since we were founded in 1947. Why not take a look at their work and maybe see if you can support them as well?


Our Patrons are our premier league of supporters! For an annual subscription Patrons receive a reserved seat at each of our productions.

If you would like to become a Patron, please contact us.


Are you just itching to get up on our stage to show us what you can do? Or would you prefer to take a backstage role? Or maybe you simply want to be part of a show but don’t know exactly what?  Just pop along and meet us to find out more.


For information about the best shows in amateur theatre in our local area check out the Hampshire Local Theatre Guide



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