Much Ado About Panto!

Much Ado About Panto poster
Much Ado About Panto poster

Join young Billy Shakespeare as his journey from Stratford upon Avon to the Globe Theatre becomes a pantomime!

Watch as his own mother turns against him and he is left with only his beloved Annie and a couple of retired highwaymen (one of whom seems to have a cheese fixation!) as his only companions.

Will the final curtain come down on Billy before opening night?

Will the press-gang, or even the Queen herself come to his rescue?

Find out when Bishopstoke Players perform ‘Much Ado About Panto!’ – so good it could have been written by the Bard himself! Oh no, it couldn’t!!!

25 to 28 January 2017 at Bishopstoke Memorial Hall. Tickets available now at

‘The 39 Steps’

The 39 Steps poster
The 39 Steps poster

Bishopstoke Players are delighted to present Alfred Hitchcock’s classic 1935 thriller, “The 39 Steps”, which has been brilliantly and hilariously recreated for the stage by Patrick Barlow, Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon.

Follow the spiffing adventures of our handsome hero Richard Hannay, complete with stiff upper lip, British gung-ho and pencil moustache, as he encounters dastardly murders, double-crossing secret agents, and, of course, devastatingly beautiful women.

Nothing has been cut in this hilarious version of Britain’s most spell-binding thriller, based on John Buchan’s gripping whodunit of the same name. Legendary scenes include the chase on the Flying Scotsman, the escape on the Forth Bridge, the first theatrical bi-plane crash ever staged and the death-defying (or nearly!) finale at the London Palladium!

This wonderfully inventive and gripping comedy thriller recently ended its long run at the Criterion Theatre in London’s West End, where it won the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy in 2007.

October 13 – 15 at Bishopstoke Memorial Hall, Riverside, SO50 6LQ. Please see poster for further details.