Peterborough Playgoers Society

Amateur Dramatic Society
Quality Drama Since 1935

Our next production for 2017 is......

Ladies' Day at the Key Theatre Studio May 17th - 2oth 2017.

Directed by
Michael Cross and written by Amanda Whittington.

It's 2005 and Royal Ascot is being held at York Racecourse. Four local factory girls decide to ditch the hairnets, dontheir best party dresses (and 'designer hats) and go along to experience a taste of the high life.
As the champagne flows, the four ladies discover new things about old friends, meet new friends, uncover secrets
and share an unforgettable experience. You can bet their lives will never be quite the same again.

Peterborough Playgoers Society, generally known as just ‘Playgoers’ is an Amateur Dramatic Society based in Peterborough since 1935. They present two to three main productions a year at the John Clare Theatre on Broadway, above the central library. Occasionally they perform at the Key Theatre and other venues.

They specialise in precise, authentic, well acted and directed popular plays of quality. In 2014, they presented Rattigan’s ‘The Winslow Boy’ to great critical and popular acclaim as well as their ever popular Christmas show. They are renowned for excellent set and costume and a genuinely professional look and feel to their productions.

They aim to produce the canon of, mainly British, popular theatre of the twentieth and twenty first century and re-imagine it for audiences of today. They always aspire towards plays of high quality presented in the best possible way and often put on new works by relatively unknown authors. In 2011,12 and 13 they premiered three plays with great success.

The main play tends to have a small cast whilst the Christmas show can accommodate more members and is an excellent training ground for aspiring performers.

Next year, their 80th anniversary, the society will be presenting a new version of Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ at the John Clare in May 2015 and a stunning interpretation of Arthur Ridley’s ‘The Ghost Train’ at the Key Theatre in September 2015 and a Christmas show at the John Clare in December 2015. Auditions will be held in January 2015. New members are sought for all 2015 productions. 

Dates known so far are 22nd January 2015 for a get together for all those interested in joining the society or current members interested in being in any of next year's productions. This is at 7.30 at the Bluebell Community Centre behind the chippy off Bluebell avenue which is off Welland Road.

the May production is the week of the 14th May and the Key production is in week beginning 14th.September. All our productions conclude with Saturday matinee not evening.