Welcome to the Ember Players website!

We are the Ember Players, one of Surrey`s leading amateur theatre groups

We have been putting on entertaining, sometimes groundbreaking stage performances for over 60 years. Click on any of the images below to see some of our past productions.

Who We Are

“The Ember Players”  are a well established, long standing and friendly amateur dramatics group based at the Ember Sports Club in Esher, Surrey. We’ve been putting on entertaining, sometimes groundbreaking stage performances for over 60 years.

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 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.

The Ember Players are a section of the Ember Sports and Social Club, (www.embersportsclub.org.uk), with our own clubhouse that boasts a subsidised bar, ample rehearsal space as well as dedicated storage areas for props, set construction materials and costumes etc. As a member of the club there are additional opportunities to take part in other sporting activities such as tennis, bowls and croquet as well as joining in our thriving social side that offers a range of events during the course of the year that include; play readings, theatre trips, quiz nights, local walks and murder mystery themed evenings.

There are about 50 members of the drama group providing stage crew, actors, directors, sound and lighting and many bon-viveurs!

Get Involved!

We welcome all new members so if you would like to discuss how you could get involved and join an exciting, friendly and vibrant local amateur dramatics group then please contact us at the e-mail address below.
We also maintain an up to date mailing list in order to provide notice to all our friends with details and booking forms for our forthcoming productions.
To contact us regarding membership, inclusion on our mailing list or if you would like any other information regarding The Ember Players then please contact our Membership Secretary, see our Contacts Page for more information: info@emberplayers.co.uk