A comedy by David Tristram
Wouldn’t you want to reverse the ageing process? Wouldn’t it be great to keep your fresh face, mind and body? That’s exactly what Edward Jones thought – at least, until he discovered his bald patch actually shrinking.
Sarah Appleby, long thought by local residents to be a witch, has a secret too. It’s not just that she’s got an unusual pet. It’s not just that she seems to have had a spookily coincidental vision. And it’s not even that she has a bizarre thing for bananas and fruit flies…
Hilarious, surprising and scarcely believable twists ensue as the two seek out their destiny, joined along the way by farmers, firemen, paramedics, nurses, receptionists, news-readers and two rather eccentric doctors…
You can view photos from our recent production of Inspector Drake and the Black Widow here.
An fun-packed, enchanting pantomime by Alan P Frayn
A fast paced tale full of hilarious comedy, “Behind yous” and baddies you can “Boo” at. A sure hit with all the family.
Photos coming soon…
Our first production of 2011 was Inspector Drake and the Perfekt Crime, a madcap comedy by David Tristram.
“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
Our pantomime in 2010 was a fantastic production of Cinderella.
Our first production of 2010 was Breakfast with Jonny Wilkinson.
We meet every Wednesday at 7.30pm in the drama studio at Murray Park School for a spot of rehearsing and a very brief production meeting over coffee. Afterwards, we inevitably end up at the pub.
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!)
Mickleover Players meet and perform at:
Murray Park Community School
Click here for a map
From the centre of Mickleover turn left into Station Road at the mini roundabout, continue down Station Road past Jackson’s Supermarket on the right and take the fifth on the right East Avenue(0.7miles). At the T junction (0.1miles) turn left onto Buxton Drive and follow the road round to the right (Buxton Drive becomes Brisbane Road) after 0.3 miles turn left into Murray Road (Murray Park Community School is signposted off Brisbane Road). Access to the School is left off Murray Road.
At The School
Performances are held in the Main Hall.
We meet most Wednesdays 7.30pm – 9.30pm in the Drama Studio (on the stage of the main hall).
The map below shows the Main Hall and the Drama Studio. (There’s normally tap dancing in the Main Hall on a Wednesday evening. Follow the arrows to get to the Drama Studio.)
Murray Park School
Coming soon ...
A Bolt from the Blue
by David Tristram
More details soon
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 Derbyshire Air Ambulance in memory of Cordell Jackson. 50p from each ticket sold for our plays this year will be donated to the fund.
Print tickets for your production
If you want to print tickets for your production, try our online ticket printing program.
We now have our scripts for Dick Whittington, Aladdin and Cinderella available for performance by other groups.