2024 Productions

Welcome to the 2024 Guild of Players season! As the curtains rise on a new chapter, we invite you to embark on a journey of captivating performances, spellbinding stories, and unforgettable moments. Our stage is set with an array of productions, showcasing the talent and creativity of our exceptional cast and crew.

THE GUILD OF PLAYERS PRESENTS A BUNCH OF AMATEURS BY NICK NEWMAN AND IAN HISLOP

"A Bunch of Amateurs" is a hilarious theatrical comedy by Nick Newman and Ian Hislop. The play follows the misadventures of Jefferson Steel, a fading Hollywood star who mistakenly arrives in a small English village to play the title role in King Lear, believing it to be a prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company production. However, he quickly discovers that he's landed in an amateur community theatre production instead. As Jefferson grapples with his massive ego and the quirks of the amateur actors, the clash of cultures and personalities creates uproarious situations and unexpected friendships. This uproarious comedy explores the transformative power of the theatre and the universal human desire for recognition and acceptance.

THE GUILD OF PLAYERS PRESENTS SHEILA'S ISLAND BY TIM FIRTH

"Sheila's Island" by Tim Firth is a darkly comedic and suspenseful play that unfolds on a remote island off the coast of Britain. The story centers around two couples who are thrown together by chance when their holiday plans go awry due to a storm. Sheila, an eccentric and charismatic woman, becomes the unexpected hostess, and tensions mount as secrets are revealed, relationships are tested, and survival becomes uncertain. As the storm rages outside, the group must confront their fears, desires, and the consequences of their past decisions. "Sheila's Island" is a thrilling exploration of human nature, with humor and suspense intertwined, making it a gripping and thought-provoking theatrical experience.