Peter and Damian rehearsing 'Settling Accounts' - the first playlet of London Suite.
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About Canterbury Players
We're a mixed age group and always welcome new members, whether onstage or helping with the many activities needed
to stage a show. Don't worry if you don't know what's involved; we'll give you training and support! It's a great way
to get out of the house, learn new skills, and meet new friends. Join us and be part of our next production!
Canterbury Players started out as a parent-teacher group in 1949, presenting plays on stage in the hall at Canterbury
Road Junior School in Davyhulme, and occasionally at other locations in the area for events such as play readings.
Since March 2007 our home has been the stage at the Methodist Church Hall on Brook Road, Flixton, where we have
presented comedies, dramas, farces, thrillers and murder mysteries. We have very much enjoyed our time there,
presenting award winning shows, social evenings and rehearsing.
Sadly, in Summer 2021 the Church closed! We now have all our assets stored at Urmston Musical
Theatre’s home at Pennybridge and we thank them very much for their hospitality.
We will continue to hold play readings and other events in the area and will be presenting plays and ‘Theatre Suppers’ at
Urmston Sports Club. These have always been a huge success!
There will be a new set of portable staging there, donated by the Leigh Trust for the use of our society and the Club.
We look forward to using it!
Thank you to these local businesses who have supported us in our forthcoming or previous
production. Their adverts in our programme are shown here in alphabetical order.
Photos & Archive
Our archive of scrapbooks and albums is packed with photos, press cuttings,
programmes and posters dating dating back to our formation in 1949. If you can,
please contribute by emailing us with digital photos, scanned programmes and cuttings.
Click the radio to listen to a recording of a 1974 broadcast when two Canterbury Players members, the late June Lucas and the late Harold Wilkinson, were
interviewed by a local radio station.