News & Events
We have two venues:
AGMs, rehearsals, auditions, and performances take place at the West Ashling Village Hall, PO18 8DN.
Under normal circumstances Club nights and play readings are at the smaller Church Rooms in Church Lane, Funtington
LYDIA & GEORGE by Lucy Flannery & Greg Mosse
Sunday 11th July 2.30pm
FUNTINGTON PLAYERS will perform a live rehearsed reading of a new play written by Lucy Flannery and Greg Mosse entitled Lydia & George. This is part of the Chichester Festivities events calendar.
The play is a light-hearted imagining of the further adventures of Elizabeth Bennet’s naughtiest sister Lydia and her husband George Wickham 25 years after the end of ‘Pride & Prejudice’.
Lydia Wickham (née Bennet) Angela Barber
George Wickham Paul Bennett
Minnie Tabitha Clough
Virginia Trubshawe Tiffin Jones
Elizabeth Darcy (née Bennet) Grace Fine
DIRECTED by Tiffin Jones & Barbara MacWhirter
FP AGM Tuesday 13th July at 7.45pm
West Ashling Village Hall
Autumn Production AUDITION
Thursday 22nd July 7.30pm West Ashling Village Hall
For more information Tel: 01243 572150
A Bunch Of Amateurs was first performed at the Watermill Theatre on 22nd May 2014
Keen to boost his flagging career, fading Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steele arrives in England to play King Lear in Stratford – only to find that this is not the birthplace of the Bard, but a sleepy Suffolk village. And instead of Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judi Dench, the cast is a bunch of amateurs trying to save their theatre from developers. Jefferson’s monstrous ego, vanity and insecurity are tested to the limit by the enthusiastic am-dram thespians. As acting worlds collide and Jefferson’s career implodes, he discovers some truths about himself – along with his inner Lear!
The cast calls for 4 women and 3 men.
Tuesday 7th September – 7.45pm. Rehearsals begin for Autumn Production
Tuesday 22nd November – Autumn Production
What our audiences said about our last production - Rumours
"It was just what the doctor ordered in today’s gloomy environment !! Excellent!"
" ...magnificent performance from all concerned. I have been to many of your productions and all have been excellent but last night’s was exceptional! Thank you!"
Photography by Rosey Purchase