The Upper Lansdowne Players produced their first play in 1983 and are still going well. Producing two seasons a year, usually comedy, we are best known for the Theatre Dinner nights at the Upper Lansdowne Hall. These are organised so that all of the proceeds are returned to the community.
A broadly based group with a strong social flavour, we include High School students, Retirees and everything in between. We have an Actors Committee which generally runs the Players, but we’re pretty informal really.
We have a culture of continuous improvement and use professional acting coaches to help us with this.
We do it because we enjoy it, it’s good fun, if sometimes a little hair-raising and have no intention of stopping yet.
The 2016 autumn season will feature the rollicking ‘Commedia Tonight’ by Jeffrey Smart.
Young lovers, old schemers, mistaken identities, madcap antics, cross-dressing and much kissing (amidst audience interruptions) in this hilarious take on the early Italian street theatre style of Commedia dell’arte. Think John Cleese, pantomime Dames …