Welcome to the Oxted Players
Welcome to the website of The Oxted Players an amdram group performing plays and pantomimes at the Barn Theatre, Oxted since 1946. With three productions a year and four every other year, and also our Festival entries we are a very busy Society. If you are interested in becoming a member, please visit our membership page. For tickets for our productions & pantos, please visit our ticket page and for any more information or to get in touch, contact us.
Our May production (15th to 18th May) is “Pride and Prejudice” an exciting adaptation by Gary Andrews of the classic Jane Austen novel to be directed by Peter Reed.
A cast list can be found here.
Set in the early 1800s, the story follows the fortunes and misfortunes of the Bennet family. Mr. Bennet of the Longbourn Estate has five daughters, but his property is entailed, meaning that none of the girls can inherit it. His wife has no fortune, so it is imperative that at least one of the girls marry well in order to support the others upon his death. The story charts in particular the emotional development of the second eldest daughter, Elizabeth, who learns the error of making hasty judgments and comes to appreciate the difference between the superficial and the essential. It also emphasises the importance of marrying for love, not simply for money, despite the social pressures to make a good (i.e. wealthy) match.
Our Youth Production this year is “I’m Spilling My Heart Out Here” by Stacey Gregg and directed by Fern Simmons to be performed in St Peter’s Hall, High St, Limpsfield on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th March 2019.
The recommended age for the audience is 14 plus as the play contains adult themes and content.
Tickets can be reserved via firstname.lastname@example.org giving your name, address, email and phone number along with the performance date and number of tickets required. Payment is on the door at the performance. Alternatively you can ring 01883 724852. For any other queries, please ring 07768 525778.
Doors open at 8.00 pm and seating is around tables. You are invited to bring your own food and drink.
CIARAN Evan Moynihan
HARLEY Alex MacTavish
OSH Samuel Ford
JODY Anna-Sophia Tull
SWEEP Gemma Ward
DOM Joel Wall
ALEXA Angharad Roberts
SEAN Robert Medhurst
KAREN Sophie Moss
WILSON Anna Rastelli
Drawing from her own life experience, Stacey Gregg wanted to render a truthful portrayal of adolescence – to dramatize the trauma of daily life with its emotional turbulence and physical change, while also expressing the trust and compassion that exists between friends. The play seeks to capture that moment when people still considered as children are navigating very adult situations and feelings alongside intense friendships that will not survive into adulthood. ‘I’m Spilling My Heart Out Here’ follows a group of secondary school students through their need to grow up, rid themselves of their innocence (or at least pretend to) and drink booze and watch fireworks in the park. Twists are thrown in with the arrival of new boy Sean who starts to bear resemblance to an old, dead friend and having to navigate very adult situations regarding the local café owner and their sexualities.
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