Getting Involved

A warm welcome awaits you

Why join us?

Read interviews with members of the Ember Players to find out why they love acting and why the love being a part of this drama group.

Stage Management and Backstage

Sets need to be built and transported, special effects need to be designed, created and operated, scenery needs to be constructed and manipulated on stage as necessary. Actors need to be kept safe! This all falls to the Stage Management team. If you think you would like to work as part of a group but still have the opportunity to demonstrate individual flair, it is certain you would find a niche in the backstage world. Maybe you have an interest in DIY, the creative arts or maybe you are a ‘happy amateur’ either way we would love to hear from you. Experienced or not – all your talents will be put to good use by our friendly group.


Do you have an interest in historic costumes, modern fashion, fabrics, or dressmaking? All or any of these interests can be channelled into costume design and creation. We are always looking for people who are interested to help us with costuming our productions. Sometimes, our directors have a strong vision of how to costume their play and you will help them realise that vision. Other times, they will need help and advice to bring the play alive. Please do get in touch if costuming dramas from contemporary to 16th Century, appeals to you. Your energy and enthusiasm are as important as experience – so please don’t hold back if you haven’t done this before – help is always at hand!

Lighting & Sound

Do you know your capacitor from your diode or your woofer from your tweeter? If you have any working knowledge of electricity, particularly in respect of lighting or sound & music and would like to gain experience in stage work applications, we warmly welcome you. We have teams of experienced technicians who are always pleased to welcome new, enthusiastic people to their ranks.

Set Design

Would you like to turn your hand to designing sets ? You will need to be artistically competent with a lively imagination and a desire to be innovative. We have a number of very talented artists who are always delighted to pass on their experience to up and coming designers.


Do you enjoy going to the theatre? Ever thought “It would have been better if they had…”. Well, why not have a go at putting your interpretation into directing a play or maybe, in the first instance, assisting an experienced Director. An individual possessing the vision, imagination and enthusiasm to bring a play to life and make things happen the way they see it, should have a chance to direct.  We have several very experienced Directors who will be delighted to encourage and bring on new and enthusiastic talent.

Front of House

Every Production needs an audience, (they pay for our fun), and every audience needs to be looked after and cosseted. That’s why we need a team of people to pander to their every whim! We need people to show people to their seats, sell programmes and publicise our activities. Everyone can have a go. These are very important functions. We can’t put on a show without these valuable individuals and it’s a great way to get to know us and become involved.


Sets and costumes may be very beautiful in their own right, but all productions need stage properties to add reality or effect. Again, imagination and resourcefulness is all. The art is to visualise the play and then put this visualisation to work through the scouring of likely sources, (charity shops, theatrical outlets, friends, family and local shops). This is fun so why not give it a go.


And last but not least a variety of roles for all ages – from principals, support, walk-ons and the occasional dead body!  We welcome everyone from the very experienced to the ‘I’d love to give this a go’ to come and join us and audition for our plays. If you get a part that’s great and if you don’t – well there is always next time and, in the meantime, you can get involved in our play readings, back-stage events and social events. We’d love to have you with us.

Get in touch!

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