12th - 15th October
Twenty years ago, the Players needed to raise funds for essential roof repairs, and so the idea was born to stage a non-stop reading of the complete works of William Shakespeare - 24 hours a day, without break, until finished! It was a tremendous achievement and was warmly supported by those who watched (whatever the hour) and the celebrities who kindly donated their time to come down and read some of the Bard's works.
Fast forward to the current day and the Players are again raising funds - this time for the building renovations project (see the news page for more details). It was decided to revisit the success of the non-stop Shakespeare readthrough by doing it all again! And so, from 7:30pm on Thursday 12th October until some time on Sunday 15th, we will once again bring the Bard's verse to life, without stopping, until the last line of the last play has been spoken. Keep checking this page where further details will be published as soon as they are known. We hope you are excited as we are!
Saturday 28th October
The well-known Sussex choir has an astonishingly wide range of music, from Baroque to Rock, and any concert is going to contain something to suit all tastes.
Join us for what promises to be an hour of memorable and highly entertaining music. We are grateful to Vivace! who are donating any profits from this concert to the Players Theatre Refurbishment Fund.
Tickets available now from the Players' online ticketing service.
South Downs Magicians
Saturday 11th November
This fantastic evening of brain-fuddling, spell-binding, 'in-your-face' magic from the very accomplished South Downs Magicians promises to be a great night out for all the family. Some of the proceeds will go towards our refurbishment.
FoxiVox plus Mike & Reina Reinstein
Friday 17th and Saturday 18th November
Described as "...an intimate evening of song, story, musical mischief and jazz!" from jazz singers Lou Beckerman, Sarah Carpenter, with Carol Sloman on piano, and singer-songwriters Mike and Reina Reinstein. (Some wonderful background details will follow shortly)
National Theatre Live is the National Theatre’s groundbreaking project to broadcast world-class theatre to cinemas in the UK and internationally. The Players Theatre is proud to be able to show screenings as part of a joint venture between the Hurst Players and the Hurst Village Cinema. Details of upcoming shows can be found on the film club website.
Cuckfield Dramatic Society
We work closely with another local group - the CDS - and believe that reciprocal promotion benefits us all. To that end, the following links will take you to their website, where you can find information on their upcoming activities.