Coming up…

It’s panto time!!!

In a change of venue due to the closure of Bishopstoke Memorial Hall we’ll be travelling just a few miles down the road to Durley Memorial Hall to present:

Robin Hood and the Silver Arrow

by Charles Phillip

28-29 January and 4-5 February 2022
7.30pm (evenings) and 2.30pm (both Saturdays)

Durley Memorial Hall
Durley Brook Road SO32 2AR

Put the dates in your diary now!  Tickets will be on sale from 1st December.

Thank you so much…

…to everybody who supported us with ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’.  After 3 years of planning, 18 months of lockdowns, Zoom rehearsals and social distancing, closely followed by the closure of Bishopstoke Memorial Hall, it was so good to be back on stage and hear the laughter and applause from three appreciative audiences.  We’re back!!!

AN APPEAL

We’re collecting copies of all our old programmes since we were founded in 1947.  We’re almost there but are missing programmes from six plays.  We’d love to complete the set so if you know of any of these old 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:

  • 1948 ‘Lights Out at Eleven’
  • 1953 ‘Family Drama’
  • 1955 ‘Happy Days’
  • 1957 ‘Half Holiday’
  • 1962 ‘A Basinful of the Briny’
  • 1964 ‘Home for Christmas’

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!

ABOUT US

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.

FIND US

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.

ACTION FOR CHILDREN

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 valuable work and maybe see if you can help them as well?

PATRONS

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.

JOIN 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.

HAMPSHIRE LOCAL THEATRE GUIDE

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

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