Bishops Cleeve Players began in 1955 with our very first production in 1956 of “The Hollow” by Agatha Christie and thereafter the Players typically staged two full-length productions each year.
Over the years we have presented a wide variety of productions, ranging from high drama to knock-about farce, from subtle comedy to Victorian Melodrama and a diverse range of one-act plays. Many of these productions won awards over the years and in its 50th anniversary year won Best Play in the Gloucestershire One Act Play Festival.
With the growth in the range and sophistication of home entertainment, the world of live theatre has found it increasingly difficult to persuade audiences to leave the comforts of home to go to the theatre. The modern audience also demands a fresh and dynamic standard and variety of entertainment. So it was that the Players evolved again and developed a formula, which enables us to take an increasingly varied and eclectic programme of entertainment to the audience.