Welcome to the New Exciting Cardiff Players

Over 80 years of entertaining audiences in Cardiff
the Cardiff Players has changed
We are now a really exciting outward-looking group
that is even more welcoming to new members and new ideas

What's On

Our Next Production

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And then ....



Our Entry into The Glamorgan Festival

Our Hugely Successful First Production of 2016



2015 October's Classic Comedy


Cardiff Players Become Welsh Champions 2015

Director, Geoff Lake with the Welsh Cup

Obituary Cast

Both plays qualified for the Welsh Final

At Ystradgynlais 5th & 6th June

Congratulations to both teams!

Brilliant Production of this Classic Drama
Wows audiences both at our theatre and at Coity Castle




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Another amazing year with Towpath winning both The Best Presentation Award
as well as Helen Power winning The Best Comedy Performance.

An amazing production that was performed not only in our theatre
but at three Outside Venues: Coity Castle, The Norwegian Church
and Mermaid Quay in The Bay

Noises off a very funny comedy but with probably the most challenging set
we have ever attempted, with 7 working doors on 2 Levels.
The whole of which had to be rotated 180 degrees in the first interval and back again in the second. Thankfully the stage crew managed it with no broken bones and no hernias (only just!)

It was what it said on the tin, a great family panto which the kids loved


The Story of (2013)

Last year was great for the Players. At the end of April our production of "Albert" won the Glamorgan Festival with Peter Stickler & Christopher Johnson jointly winning the Best Comedy Performance. We qualified for The Wales Final of One Act Plays in Newton in May and came very close to winning but also receiving the Best Presentation Award. In June at The Glammies Awards Night both our productions, "Hound of the Baskervilles" and "Glorious!" were praised but with "Glorious!" being nominated in every category. Wonderful performances by Bella Kemble and Peter Stickler were rightly rewarded with the Best Actress & Best Actor Awards. Well done to all those who took part in those productions, on and off stage and particularly the directors Peter Stickler for "Hound", Juliet Lake for "Glorious" and Liz Rimmer for "Albert".
Congratulations also to Pete Stickler and his cast and team for a great production of "Much Ado About Nothing" although suffering (and we did), from a heatwave during the run, it was a good second attempt at a Shakespeare for the group.

Cardiff Players stage a World Amateur Premier

"The Thrill of Love" (staged at the beginning of October) was a great success with very appreciative audiences including the author Amanda Whittington. The cast and crew were a little nervous when they knew that she was coming to see them perform her play (It had only just finished it's West End run and we were the first group to perform it). They were delighted, however, by her very positive comments and enjoyed an evening in her company after the Thursday night performance. Director Juliet Lake can be very proud of another quality and innovative production for The Players

Then in December
We staged "A Christmas Carol" adapted and directed by Geoff Lake. This was first staged in a completely new venue, The Garth Olwg Centre in Church Village (just below Pontypridd) and then at our theatre the week after. It was real Christmas Family Show, with a cast and crew of nearly 30 people. There were lot's of difficulties with this show over rehearsal space and we even had to cancel the Saturday Matinee (accidental double booking!). But, in the end everyone pulled through (including 3 young children, who joined us for this production) and produced a great show which the audience loved.
Then after the Sunday Matine, we all went to The Earnest Willows for a great Christmas Dinner and lot's of fun. It was wonderful to see over 50 members gathering together to enjoy each other's company.




Club Nights have returned to Thursday at the YMCA @ 7.30pm
We rehearse Tuesday and Thursday, normally in the theatre

Look out for the latest news on our FB site Cardiff Players (New Group)

2016, and we decided to move "the Christmas production" to January to get us out of the season rush and all the activity at this time. Staging the hit West-End/Broadway show "One Man, Two Guvnors" proved a great success with our audience and we had the best box-office sales for many years. We are planning to continue staging a January show and hope we will continue with this success.

CLUB NIGHTS: We are planning to radically change or club nights in the near future and to have a monthly event that will be outside rehearsal times, which will include workshops (led by professional/experienced specialists), as well as short productions and fun activities. Making it more of a social event that all members can take part in. Watch this space and events on our FB page Cardiff Players (New Group)

We are also looking to encourage people (non-actors) who would like to manage our
marketing as well as our social and organisational activities.
We pride ourselves in welcoming new members
(whatever their ability, age, race or sexual orientation), and try to integrate them
into the group as soon as possible.
We have a mainly younger adult group and can offer a good social side
for 30+ (and more mature) people. So come and join!

We had great start to our 2015 season, both our one-act plays were successful in securing places in The Welsh Final at Ystradgynlais on June 5th & 6th. We were really excited as this was the first time we had ever had two plays through. Meaning, we were adjudicated as being two of the best six plays from all the plays taking part in festivals from all over Wales! Amazingly, we won and were delighted to represent Wales in The British Final of One-Act Plays in Bracknell in July. We had a wonderful reception from the audience but sadly, we didn't win. However, we had no complaints, as the Kirkintilloch Players representing Scotland, with their production of "Her Slightest Touch" were definitely worthy winners and many congratulations to them.

Our second production was the 20th Century Classic "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. Peter Stickler took on the huge challenges that this play represents, and produced a stunning performance. The Players have always tried to attempt plays that take us out of our comfort zone. We were again delighted to be able to the play to Coity Castle for an outside performance that was really appreciated by another lovely audience.

Another huge production for our October play and another Classic but this time an Hilarious one! "The Government Inspector" with it's anarchic swipe at local government corruption has been a favourite of audiences for over 150 years and is still (sadly) very relevant today! Juliet Lake, the director, took on a very new challenge for her. She has adapted, with Helen Powell, the script to suit a modern audience.

As you will see the December play is now in January and is the incredibly successful "One Man, Two Govnors" by Richard Bean for The National Theatre's production starring James Corden. He won a Tony for his performance in the Broadway production and the play has been staged all over the world.


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