Some 65 years ago a few ladies in the Women's Institute formed a group to put on plays presumably for the entertainment of their fellow members. As more people became interested in taking part, they decided to become a separate society which they named Thornton Dale Players. The society usually performs at least one major production each year, in the Village Hall, during November. We also occasionally provide entertainment for other organisation and charities in the village.
In spring and summer we arrange play readings and we are always very pleased to welcome new faces to these fascinating and often hilarious evenings. We arrange various social events during the year such as theatre outings, or buffet supper with our own brand of entertainment.
An Evening of Gentle Comedy - 7.30pm Friday 7 April 2017 :
We are holding an evening of Gentle Comedy at the old Grammar School staged especially for Patrons and Friends
- Tickets £5 (for non Patrons/Members) - available from Wardill Brothers from the 20 March
- Seating will be cabaret style
- Please bring your own drinks and glasses
- A light supper will be provided.
- See the photographs below or click here for a video
About our 2015 production :
Our 2015 production was on 28/28 November. The production consisted of two, one act, comedies:
'The Radio Play’ by Freddy Blakeley. Director: Jo Myers
'The Fat Lady Sings in Little Grimley' by David Tristram. Director: Jo Myers ('The Fat Lady Sings' is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.)
Interested in getting involved?
If you have even the slightest interest in Amateur Dramatics why not come to one of our play readings? We don't have auditions, we don't have screen tests, we just have fun. Please see our notice board outside Wardill Bros, Newsagents, for future activities including Play Reading Dates.
At present we have approximately 20 members and the very generous support of 45 patrons, but we do need more people to help us with the many jobs involved in putting on a play. lf you think you could help, on stage, back stage, front of house, technical know-how or just lift and carry, please contact the secretary, Mr J Walker on 01751 475001, any member of the committee or send an email using the form at the bottom of this page.
Mr J Walker
Village Hall Thornton Le Dale
Phone: 01751 475001