Welcome to The West Huntspill Players

About us

The West Huntspill Players drama club was formed in 1973 and has produced an average of two plays per year ever since. We currently have around 35 active members, with several others who generously give their time to help out on play nights and behind the scenes.

We are a small drama club with a well established reputation for quality productions. We are members of the Somerset Fellowship of Drama and enter our productions in both the Phoebe Rees Trophy for Somerset productions and The Rose Bowl trophy for the West of England. For a small club, we have done very well in these competitions, having received many nominations and won a number of awards. On our 4 production nights we invariably have a 'full house', with people coming from as far away as Bristol for an evenings entertainment which includes our famous free tea and biscuits.

Our productions have spanned everything from Noel Coward to Charles Dickens, but we like to focus on light-hearted comedies and farces, with plays from the likes of Ray Cooney and Alan Ayckbourn proving popular. Most years we also produce a review which includes guest appearances by people from outside the club.

Our Venue

The Balliol Hall by the church at West Huntspill, Somerset provides the venue for our productions, seating around 110 people, and each production usually runs for four consecutive nights. We normally do 2 plays a year at the end of April and October.

New Members

New members are encouraged and made welcome.

The club meets on the 1st Monday and 3rd Thursday of every month in the Balliol Hall at 8pm. May to July and November to January meetings will mainly be for play reading to decide on the next production. Rehearsals are held Monday and Thursday when a play is in production.

Feel free to come along to any club night We are a small friendly club and would be delighted to see you.

Our E-Mail address is info@westhuntspillplayers.org.uk

What you can do in the club

There are many activities within our club that you may be interested in apart from acting:-

Lighting | Sound | Props | Set Design/Building/Painting | Costume | Make-up/Hair

On production nights we need assistance with:-

Teas in the interval

Raffle

Setting up the hall in advance

Social Events

We have annual events such as:-

Theatre Trips

Skittles Night

Annual Dinner

Quiz and Buffet

Treasure Hunt

Any new ideas welcome

If you are interested in joining our society, please don't hesitate to get in touch.