The Hardwicke Players were formed in November 2004 by friends Claire Chapman, Steve Mills, Richard Edwards, Chris Sellars and Chris Paterson.
‘For the community, by the community’.
The group’s aim is two-fold: to perform original productions for the local community and at the same time, raise money for Gloucestershire charities.
The Hardwicke Players performed for the very first time at Quedgeley Village Hall in January 2006 when they took to the stage with their New Year pantomime, The Merchants of Gloucester, for which the group raised £900 for the Gloucester & District Branch of the Alzheimer’s Society.
We have since gone from strength to strength, and to date, have raised over £3,000 for local charities. We now perform twice a year, an annual January pantomime and a summer comedy show and the group have been delighted to find a new home at the Kings Theatre in Gloucester.