THE STANNINGTON PLAYERS
60 years and counting
We started out in the late 1940s as a discussion group and decided to perform a play for the Festival of Britain celebrations in 1951.
From the early days we began to perform plays and children's plays in the Methodist Church at Knowle Top up until 1955.
We moved to the Lomas Hall in 1955 when it opened and have performed there ever since, extending our repertoire to include a
Christmas pantomime which has become an integral part of the Christmas celebrations in Stannington. Our range of productions
has stretched from Shakespearian dramas to Ray Cooney farces and recently performing one act plays and variety shows.
Though we cannot claim to have produced a Laurence Olivier, some of our members have gone on to make their mark in the professional ranks
and have taken their talents to all parts of the UK, America and Canada. By far the majority have enjoyed theatre for theatre's sake.
For over 60 years many people, both young and old, have given their support to the Players either by treading the boards or in a
backstage/front of house capacity so, although you may not think of yourself as an actor, we are always keen to welcome those who would
like to help us paint a backcloth, make scenery or help us with our front of house.
Our policy has always been to provide the people of the Stannington area with quality theatre at an affordable price.
In these difficult times we are determined to continue to do this and to help charities through our productions.
Between September 2010 and April 2012 we raised over £2000 for Sheffield Neurocare
Collections made in our 2012 production of Calendar Girls & a donation from the society, raised £2172.65 for Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity
We're also a member of Sadata
, If you're interested in finding about other groups & their plays in Sheffield, pop over to their pages.