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Season 2014











12th May 2014


Dear Member


“Keeping you in the Picture”


We cannot believe that this is May already and work is about to start on the Theatre.  For those of you who don’t know where to find us and have been unable to give us a bit of a hand yet, we know where you stay!!


On a serious note, we could do with all the help we can on Tuesdays through the day (10.30am to 3.oopm) and on Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm.  We can be found at Criffel View on the Crichton Campus where we are storing, sorting, archiving years of programmes, posters, photos, costumes, props, furniture etc. etc., recycling (4 skips later ) all with a view to cataloguing at some date in the future.  If any of the above appeals to you, or you just want to be involved in the camaraderie and being part of the new start for the Theatre Royal, please see the slip at the bottom of the letter for contact details.


No experience is necessary to help us in this mammoth task, just a willingness to give of your time, energy and support.


To keep up our strength, lunch is available on Tuesdays at a nominal cost.  Previous menus have included:  lasagne: BLTs; macaroni cheese; baked potatoes; tortillas; savoury choux buns with chicken and ham filling and various sandwiches including sausages and bacon.


While all of this is going on we need to think about keeping up our production skills.  We plan to take the Guild of Players out to the people and we are currently working towards a programme of plays, sketches and variety turns which we hope will start in June after the AGM (17th June 2014 )


As these need to be moved to different venues, we are again appealing for help with transport and the “get ins and the get outs” of a variety of venues.


We are grateful to those of you who have already responded with the giving of your time.  It’s true that many hands make light work.


To start this off, a meeting has been arranged forWednesday 21 May 2014at7.30 pmat Criffel View.  All members, actors and non-actors, backstage crew and any other interested members are welcome to attend.


Kind Regards





The oldest working theatre in Scotland


Theatre Royal, Shakespeare Street, Dumfries, Scotland DG1 2JH

Tel: 01387 254209

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Booking Information

Guild Productions

(excluding Pantomime)


Tickets can also be purchased online at  and over the phone on Tel: 01387 253383 (Credit card booking is also available) or in person through the Box Office Midsteeple , HighStreet , Dumfries

(Open Tuesday to Friday 10am - 4pm ,Saturday 10am - 1:30pm).


Tickets can also be purchased at theatre box office  30 min prior to  performance .(subject to availability)

Ticket Prices

Guild Productions (excluding pantomime)
Members £5.50
Non-members £7.50


All tickets £7.50

Members Pantomime

Members can order and pay for Panto
tickets in advance. Season booking has been reinstated.

Membership £20.00
Junior Membership £10.00

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Guild of Players

The Guild of Players was founded as an amateur dramatic company in 1913. It has put on a season of plays for all but six of the years since then. There were no productions between 1915 and 1919, and none in 1944.

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