Our next show will be:

‘Practice To Deceive’

by Ann Gawthorpe & Lesley Bown

A Murder Mystery

Thursday 9 May 7.45pm

Friday 10 May 7.45pm

Saturday 11 Matinee 2.30pm

Saturday 11 May 7.45pm



Set in the mid 1950’s, a group of women are holding a committee meeting to make final arrangements for their Bazaar. When one of them collapses, the women realise all is not as it seems and dark secrets begin to emerge. Is it a straightforward case of death by natural causes, or has something more sinister happened?


More about¬†the St James’s Players

We are a local amateur dramatics group based at St James Church Hall in New Malden, Surrey. Our members range from 16 years old to over 80 years young. The group enjoys not only theatre work but also a variety of other social activities.

The Players usually perform 2 plays a year, in May and October, and a pantomime (or revue) in January. Each play is normally 4 performances but a pantomime could be as many as 6 shows, including matinees.

The group also actively raises funds for charities. In recent years we have raised money for Lymphoma Research, Mencap, Born Too Soon, the Down’s Syndrome Association, Alopecia UK and The Royal Marsden Hospital. Our charity for 2023/24 is The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability.

“The medical charity provides rehab and cares for people with complex disabilities for 160+ years. They support people that live with acquired or traumatic brain injury, neuro-disability or long-term neurological conditions.”

Members can help in a variety of ways, not just acting on the stage. We have a dedicated team of helpers backstage and front of house without whom the shows would not happen. This includes sound, lighting, set building, costumes and refreshments. The applause at the end of each show is also for these valued members of the group.

If you are interested and would like to find out more please contact our Chairperson, Paul Mason for further information:

email: paul.mamomason1@gmail.com
mobile: 07774 281516