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Auditions For Summer Plays

The audition for the summer plays is scheduled for Wednesday 22nd March in the conservatory at the Castle pub from 7.30pm.

We will be reading three plays, see below.

If you can’t make that date but are keen to be involved please let me know asap, I can then decide if a second audition date would be beneficial.

The dates of the shows are Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd July and will follow a similar format to last summer with a buffet supper as part of the evening.

If you have yet to read the chosen plays they are all available to read in full on Lazy Bee Scripts website.

The plays;

Changing Rooms by Jackie Carreira
Maggie – senior shop assistant
Sophia – bride to be
Rosa – mother in law to be, of Greek origin
Jo – a single woman
Gemma – a fashion conscious young lady
Sam – Gemma’s boyfriend

Mum’s the Word by Damian Woods
David Richards
Janet Richards – his wife
Margaret – his annoying mother
Simon Orchard – a cheery next door neighbour
Sandra Orchard – his wife

Fidelity Farce by Gary Diamond
Vincent Donaldson – a middle aged businessman who is having an affair with the other characters
Mandy Phelps – Vincent’s attractive PA
Vanessa Donaldson – Vincent’s posh wife
Cindy – Vanessa’s attractive sister
Emma – a middle aged attractive woman
Richard – the hotel room service

There is plenty of opportunity for doubling however its very much a ‘the more the merrier’ situation. We had a great time last summer and the feedback to the format of the evenings was terrific so do join us and let’s make this summer even more successful.

Claire WA

Farrago 2017 – Tickets on sale!



This year’s effort will be (very, very loosely) based on the 1960’s TV hit show “The Avengers”. It’s a very funny script and should result in a hilarious evening’s entertainment. 60’s dress and Steed and Peel lookalikes very definitely encouraged!

Tickets are £15 to include supper – bring your own drinks and glasses as usual. Doors will open at 7pm.

Tickets are available by email or by ‘phone 01932 841363. Pay at the door with cash or cheque payable to “Ottershaw Players”

Food choices with orders please – fish and chips or chicken and mushroom pie and chips. Vegetarian option cheese and onion pie with chips.



The Naked Truth – Tickets On Sale

Tailor-made for Women, The Naked Truth is the hit comedy Play from Dave Simpson, the writer of the smash-hit comedy “Girls Night Out”. Set in a village hall pole dancing class, ‘The Naked Truth’ is a brilliantly funny bitter-sweet comedy about sisterhood.

It’s a women thing, as five very different women struggle hilariously to conquer pole dancing for an event to raise awareness and money for a breast cancer charity.

The Naked Truth is a poignant and uplifting comedy, a call to all women, and celebrating strength through adversity.

It’s a Show for women, about women, that men absolutely must see (if they dare!).

Performances are Dec 8th – Dec 10th,  7.45pm at Brook Hall, Ottershaw

Tickets are £10, available at

Box Office :  01932 841363 /

There is a licensed bar available.

Please note strobe lighting will be used during the performance and the production is not suitable for those under 16

Tickets for Summer One Act Plays

Tickets are now available for our summer production of One Act plays:

Erica and Me by Alan Robinson, directed by Lianne Dempsey

Up The Garden Path by Barry Blaize, directed by Claire White-Aldworth

Both are comedy farces and there will be a ploughman’s buffet in between the plays and also a licensed bar for your enjoyment!

The show is at Brook Hall, Ottershaw from the 29th – 30th July, curtain up 7.45pm

Tickets £10  (incl supper)
Box Office: 01932 841363  (

click here to buy tickets from our secure, online ticketing service.

Hope to see you all there!

Read through and auditions for summer one act plays

There will be a read-through / audition evening of the Ottershaw Players summer production plays on Sunday 24th April at The Castle pub from 7.30pm
The plays chosen for the ’supper and a show’ evenings are;
Erica and Me by Alan Robinson and Up the Garden Path by Barry Blaize. Below there are plot summaries and character information.
The production dates are;
Get In – Sunday 24th July
Performances – Friday 29th and Saturday 30th July
Both plays are short one-act productions so there is the opportunity for ‘doubling’ from one play to the other.
Erica and Me;
Simon (age non specific)
Mr Collings (Simon’s boss)
Mrs Collings
Erica 1 (a foreigner)
Erica 2 (The girl in the wig)
Erica 3 (The real blonde)
Erica 4 (The minder)
The Plot:
Simon has invited his boss and his wife to dinner to impress him.  However he feels it would be more impressive and put across a better impression if he had a girlfriend and appeared to be in a stable relationship.
His answer to the dilemma is to hire a girlfriend for the night!
As the time for his boss’s arrival draws near, ‘Erica’, the ‘girlfriend’ arrives.  However she doesn’t speak a word of English and doesn’t seem to understand why she is there.
After Mr and Mrs Collings arrive and meet Erica, the evening starts to unravel as yet more ‘Ericas’ arrive.
Up the Garden Path;
Trevor and Susan are married and Natasha is their teenage daughter.  Kenny and Marie, also married, are the neighbours. The four adults are age non-specific so there is flexibility in the casting.
The Plot:
Trevor and Susan are in their bedroom, it is late at night.  At the bedroom window Kenny and Marie appear. Marie has been on a game show and Susan was her ‘phone a friend’ choice.  Unfortunately Susan gave the wrong answer and Marie lost the chance to win £60,000. Kenny wants Trevor to pay up and threatens to call on a couple of ‘friends’ in his line of work as a low level hitman.
To add to the events of the night, Susan finds out that Natasha has been keeping marijuana plants in the airing cupboard and Trevor was party to the idea.
The summer production is to be directed by Lianne Dempsey and Claire White-Aldworth.  If you have any questions or would like to express your interest but are unable to make the readthrough / audition evening please email Lianne: or Claire:
We look forward to seeing you on Sunday 24th April!!

Tickets for Tomb With A View

Tickets are now available for our Christmas production of Tomb With A View:

It is a good old fashioned murder mystery farce. It has some potty characters and a great plot with a lovely twist at the end.

Secret passages, poison, roman emperors and dodgy lawyers. Could you possibly want more? (And what could be more ‘Christmassy’ than a stage littered with dead bodies…!)

The show is at Brook Hall, Ottershaw from the 10th – 12th December, curtain up 7.45pm, with an afternoon matinee at 2.30pm on Saturday 12th

Tickets £10  (£8 concessions)
Box Office: 01932 841363  (

click here to buy tickets from our secure, online ticketing service.

For more information please see our  Tomb With A View page!!


Just a reminder that the 2015 AGM will be held at Brook Hall, Ottershaw on:

Sunday October 18th – 6.30pm

We hope that all our members and friends can attend.  (Only paid members are entitled to vote, but everyone is welcome)

Christmas Production Auditions

Dear Players and Friends

The players will be presenting a production of Norman Robbins –A Tomb With a View‘ as our December Production. I will be directing.

This is a play that I feel you will really enjoy. It is a good old fashioned murder mystery farce. It has some potty characters and a great plot with a lovely twist at the end.

Secret passages, poison, roman emperors and dodgy lawyers. Could you possibly want more. (And what could be more ‘Christmassy’ than a stage littered with dead bodies…!)

A Synopsis and Cast List will be available shortly.


We will be holding a read through and auditions on:

Sunday 6th September – 7.30pm at Brook Hall, Ottershaw

Tuesdays 8th September – 8.00pm Chobham Club


Rehearsals will start on Sunday the 13th September and will be held on Tuesdays and Sundays:

Tuesdays –7.45pm – Chobham Club

Sundays- 7.30pm Brook Hall


The performances will be at Brook Hall in the week of the 7th December

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me and I hope to see you at one of the audition sessions.


Matthew Horton

07540 466828

Play Readings and Social

Dear Players and Friends

Over the summer we have planned a number of play readings. We plan to read a variety of different plays and have a bit of a social as well.

These are not auditions and may not even be a reflection of plays that we are intending to, do but we thought that it would be a good idea to have the chance to meet up and give lots of people the chance to read something different.

We would also like to welcome some new people along and hope that, if you can, you could bring someone with you to the readings.

In addition we would welcome anyone who would like to direct a play for the players, no experience needed as lots of help and support is available.

The first of the readings will be next Sunday the 28th June at 7.30 pm in Brook Hall, and then on the following two Sundays, the 5th and the 12th of July

We hope that you will come along and bring a friend, we look forward to seeing you there.

Play Read Through

There will be a read through of several scripts I am deciding between for the OP summer production, at The Castle pub from 7.30pm on Monday 6th April. The more the merrier please so I can get your feedback and gauge interest.  We will be reading sections of:

Abigail’s Party – Mike Leigh
The Odd Couple (female version) – Neil Simon
Steel Magnolias – Robert Harling

Bring your Easter eggs for sustenance!!

See you there,

Claire WA

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