The Ember Players is one of Surrey`s leading amateur theatre groups. We stage two productions a year, always aiming to provide variety for our audiences and fresh challenges for our casts and crews. Since our inception in 1949, Ember Players have notched up over 200 shows ranging from Pinter to panto, Shaffer to Shakespeare, “Amadeus” to “`Allo `Allo!” There have been musicals, one-act play festivals, historical and contemporary drama and many, many comedies. We currently stage our productions at the Cecil Hepworth Theatre in Walton on Thames and for our more intimate offerings at The Ember Sports Club in Esher.
It takes all sorts to make a show – and you don`t have to be a Tony award-winning actor. Of course we`re always delighted to welcome new performers – but contributions are equally valuable backstage, front of house – or supporting our productions in other ways. Perhaps you`re considering learning a new skill – or extending an existing one. How do set or costume design appeal? What about scenery construction, prop-making, make-up, lighting or sound? Maybe there`s a play you`re bursting to direct (we`d give you lots of help and support).
The Ember Players is part of the Ember Sports Club. Our clubhouse has a subsidised bar, ample rehearsal space and storage areas for props and costumes. The sports club also has tennis, bowls and croquet sections. We offer a varied social programme which includes barbecues, play readings, theatre trips, quiz nights, local walks and the occasional murder mystery evening. Our summer barbecue took place indoors this year – but who cares about the weather if you`re having fun? If you`d like to discover a new `you` and make new friends as part of a committed, creative team, then we`d love to hear from you.