The Ember Players have been putting on entertaining, sometimes groundbreaking stage performances for over 60 years.
On average the group stages two productions between September and May each year; performing every type of drama from classical to modern, Shakespeare and Noel Coward to Alan Bennett. These are staged at local theatres – the newly named Cecil Hepworth Playhouse, (previously The Walton Playhouse), in Walton-on-Thames, The Barn Theatre in Molesey or in our own Clubhouse 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!
We always welcome new members, so please contact our membership secretary for further details.