Welcome to Buxted Players

We can’t wait to get back to the reading rooms, but as its on pause, we are meeting on the 21st May at 7PM for a Zoom reading. Will be great to catch up with all the wonderful players.

We are having a members reading for fun to get together and keep the spirit alive on the 21st May at 7pm. Please email us at info@buxtedplayers.co.uk and let us know if you want to join and Michelle will forward you the Zoom link.

We are reading Beyond joke a comedy by Derek Benfield:

Jane and Andrew’s pleasant country house is accident prone. Six people have already died there in unfortunate and embarrassing accidents. When daughter Sally’s young man Geoff arrives for the weekend unaware of the house’s reputation, he mistakenly deduces from conversational confusion that the deaths were due to sinister circumstances.4 women, 4 men

We had a lovely committee meeting, a teams meeting and a zoom practice reading that went really well, and helped us move forward with the decision that we can rehearse in the current climate, and then had a fabulous Christmas party through zoom with members dressed up in christmas jumpers and tinsel and antlers for a Christmas Quiz won by Gemma and Phil! Congratulations.

We look forward to more get togethers like this in the new year and more readings. If you wish to join us we would love to welcome you. Please contact us on Facebook or info@buxtedplayers.co.uk

The future may be uncertain but we are in control of how we spend our time. Lets all keep each other going with positivity and hopefulness and a smidgen of Joy and fun to cheer things up!

So heres a lovely picture of our get together pre-nonsense when steak and chips and bowling was simply a night out!

Happy New Year !
Next ProductionHoliday Snap
By Michael Perttee and John Chapman
Published by Samuel French

This comic tale of mistaken identity unfolds with real wit and style. A Portuguese time share villa has been double booked without the company representative, myopic tippler Commander “Chitto” Chittenden knowing. When Mary and Henry arrive shortly after Eve and Leslie, Chitto manages to remain unaware that there is more than one couple on the scene. The confusion is compounded when each couple mistakes the other for the servants. Henry seems to have the upper hand when he discovers that Eve is married, but not to Leslie, when his mother in law arrives and he has to bride the other couple to impersonate his alibi, Sir Piers and Lady Marchbanks. Girlfriend Mary has to play the servant, much to her annoyance, but it looks as though things might work out until the real Sir Piers arrives followed by Henry’s wife. Hilarious disguises donned by Mary, Perky, Eve and Leslie might just save the day!

Acting should be bigger than life. Scripts should be bigger than life. It should all be bigger than life.
– Bette Davis

To be performed in the reading rooms in Buxted In Spring 2021, Buxted Players look forward to seeing you all soon.

Pressing Pause

We are still going behind the scenes and sure to be around as soon as we can all meet again. We are still accepting new members so do feel free to contact us for fun and frolics.

We will be putting on a play in Autumn2021 called Holiday Snap, a hilarious faced pace comedy that we can’t wait to start rehearsals for again soon!

If you want to come along, make friends and take part in our next production contact us on Facebook or email us at info@buxtedplayers.co.uk

What is a reading?

We choose a few plays we think might be awesome to act in and great fun to direct and literally sit in a circle and read a part which the director thinks will suit us. This can be changed at a later date. And thats all there is to it.

No huge audition needed, no singing and dancing in front of a panel, a cup of tea and reading a play.

New members needed, so come along and make your drama dreams come true!

Not Now Darling Rehearsal – Buxted Players

Buxted Players is a lively, friendly amateur dramatic society that has been entertaining audiences in the Buxted and Uckfield area of East Sussex since 1928. We put on twice yearly productions at the Reading Room, Buxted. These range from Shakespeare to pantomime. We have produced a number of thrillers and we are particularly known for our comedies.

Getting Involved

Come and be part of a truly magical team. An enthusiastic, friendly, passionate acting troop, for meals out, quiz nights, rehearsals and backstage laughter.

The society always welcomes new members seeking to act or help behind the scenes. Contact info@buxtedplayers.co.uk


Our recent productions include “Bedside Manners”in February 2019 by Derek Enfield, “Not Now, Darling” by John Chapman & Ray Cooney, “Murder in Play” by Simon Brett, “Nobody’s Perfect” by Simon Williams and “First Things First” by Derek Benfield, all of which played to very appreciative audiences.