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Inspector Drake and the Perfekt Crime


Beauty and the Beast

The Real Inspector Hound

Breakfast with Jonny Wilkinson

Last Panto In Little Grimley

Robin Hood

It Runs In The Family

Our next production is ... 


by John Godber and Jane Thornton

On 28th, 29th, 30th August
In C Block Hall at John Port School, Etwall

Tickets will be available from Devonshire Drive Post Office in Mickleover, The Royal British Legion in Mickleover or from the Spread Eagle in Etwall from 28th July.

Recent productions 

Our recent productions include:

The Fox on the Fairway
April 2014

Robinson Crusoe
December 2013

A Bolt from the Blue
August 2013

Beauty and the Beast
December 2012

Past productions 

You can view photos from our award winning production of Inspector Drake and the Black Widow here.

Our first production of an Inspector Drake mystery was Inspector Drake and the Perfekt Crime, in April 2011.

“The cast showed great comic timing, bringing the excellent script to life as they superbly played a collection of completely mad characters.”

Tracey Chidlow – Derby Telegraph

Read the full Derby Telegraph review of the show

Our pantomime in 2010 was a fantastic production of Cinderella.


Our first production of 2010 was Breakfast with Jonny Wilkinson.

In 2009 we staged Albert Nobbs, It Runs In The Family and Jack and the Beanstalk.

Full list of past productions

Join us 

Each year we stage a full-length play and a pantomime, and sometimes put on a third production, as we are doing this year. If you would like to act, then make a lot of noise until the director asks you to read. Even if you do not get a part, there will be plenty of opportunities for you to read in, or help behind the scenes (this is always greatly appreciated). Don’t take it too seriously (we don’t), join in as much as you can, and above all have a cool and groovy time (as someone once said).

Please ask if there is anything you want to know. With the exception of the director (who is always grumpy and looks more bemused than anyone else), we are a friendly crowd and will be delighted to help.

As well as plays we also have a good social programme of theatre trips, meals and Parties!

If you are interested in joining Mickleover Players, either to perform or help out behind the scenes, please email us and a member of the group will contact you shortly. Include your phone number if you’d prefer us to give you a ring (it’s so much more friendly than this electronic stuff!)

Find us 

Mickleover Players meet and perform at:

John Port School
DE65 6LU

Click here for a map


John Port School is located on the main street through Etwall. From Derby, follow the A516. Add the Seven Wells roundabout, take the first exit, signposted Etwall. Follow the road into the village. John Port School is on the right hand side, just after the church.

At The School

Performances are held in C Block Hall.

John Port School


Coming soon ...

Dick Whittington
by Alan P Frayn

On 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th December
In C Block Hall at John Port School, Etwall

Donations to local charities

Since 2008, Mickleover Players have raised £700 for the Mickleover Live At Home Scheme.

in 2010 we raised £400 for Funabil8y who support young disabled people aged 8-19 years.

Many thanks to our audiences for their donations!

This year we are supporting Treetops Hospice. 50p from each ticket sold for our plays this year will be donated to the fund.

Pantomime scripts

We now have our scripts for Dick Whittington, Aladdin and Cinderella available for performance by other groups.

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Past productions