History

The St James’s Players were formed in 1966 and launched their first production – Noel Coward’s ‘Blithe Spirit’ – in the following year. Since then there have been over 100 productions in a wide range of styles, including one act plays, revues, pageant, farce and pantomime, as well as “serious” drama.

The Players annually perform two plays, one in May and one in October, and a pantomime or revue in January. Each play usually performs for four nights, but a pantomime could have as many as eight performances, including matinees. There may also be occasional “specials” during the year, which may include performances at other sites, such as the Rose Theatre, Kingston. Each year our total audience is over 1000.

Complete List of Past Productions:

The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s
Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery

Alice’s Adventures in Pantoland

50 Years – A Celebration!

Vivat

Snow Ridinghood and the Three Bears

And Then There Were None

We Happy Few

Sleeping Beauty

Mixed Doubles

Stepping Out

Aladdin

Calendar Girls

How the Other Half Loves

In a Bit of a Flap

Trivial Pursuits

1066 and All That

Dick Whittington

Portrait of Fear

Bone Chiller

Cinderella

Rebecca

Anyone for Breakfast?

Around the World in 18 Musicals

Trouble in Pantoland

Comic Relief

A Murder is Announced

It Runs in the Family

‘Allo ‘Allo

Confusions

Puss in Boots

‘Farndale’ Macbeth

Blithe Spirit

Maybe it’s Because I’m a Londoner

Babes in the Wood

This Happy Breed

All our Yesterdays

Something to Hide

Penny Blue

The Three Musketeers

Bonaventure

Hello, is there Anybody There?

Dead Man’s Hand

Situation Comedy

The Real Inspector Hound

Dreamjobs

Another Opening, Another Show

Kindly Leave the Stage

The Haunting of Hill House

Aladdin

Daisy Pulls it Off

Separate Tables

We’ll Meet Again

Bedroom Farce

The Cat’s Cradle

Dick Whittington

Play On!

When we are Married

The Merry Gentleman

Tiptoe Through the Tombstones

Cranford

Cinderella

A Letter from the General

House Guest

Another Time Another Place

Season’s Greetings

The Ghost Train

Peter Pan

Fools Paradise

Deadly Nightcap

Chip Ahoy

Frankenstein

Crown Matrimonial

Sleeping Beauty

Busybody

An Inspector Calls

Fish and Even More Frolics

Quiet Wedding

Songs, Snips and Snatches

The Importance of Being Earnest

Babes in the Wood

Beyond a Joke

Sunday Costs Five Pesos

Summertime with St James’s Players

Fish and More Frolics

A Murder is Announced

Outside Edge

Pack of Lies

The Magical Voyage of Sinbad

Private Lives

Send on the Crowns

Towards Zero

Fish and Frolics

Charley’s Aunt

The Deep Blue Sea

King Arthur’s Camelot

A Tomb with a View

Suddenly at Home

Jack and the Beanstalk

From Victoria to Elizabeth With Stops Along the Way

Blithe Spirit

Pastiche

Ring Round the Moon

Robinson Crusoe

Saloon Bar

Pools Paradise

Parish Event: Seaside Frolics

Cinderella

Pygmalion

Harlequinade

Night Watch

The One-Eyed Monster

Gods and Goloshes

The Committee Meeting

The Flame

Pillar to post

Aladdin

Flare Path

Spiders Web

Winter Entertainment: Virtue Triumphant

Tons of Money

Edwardian Evening: Streuth & A Collier’s Tuesday Tea

Ten Times Table

Winter Entertainment: Wages of Sin

Dracula

Summer Event Entertainment

See How They Run

This Happy Breed

Edwardian Evening: Maria Marten

And Then There Were None

Christmas in the Market Place

Will any Gentleman?

Separate Tables

Lady Audley’s Secret

Harlequinade

Happiest Days of Your Life

Murder at the Vicarage

Still Life

Maria Marten

Dear Octopus

Relative Values

Murder out of Tune

Four Queens Wait for Henry

Lord Arthur Saville’s Crime

Breath of Spring

Noble Spaniard

House on the Cliff

Frost on the Rose

Christmas in the Market Place

Ladies in Retirement

Letters from the General

Reluctant Peer

Miss Mabel

Business of Good Government

Proof of the Poison

After my Fashion

Blithe Spirit