Production Archive

Welcome to our achive of shows. Please click this link for Recent Productions and find out details about each performance.

Yearly listings for:   Pantomimes
.                              Plays and Comedies
.                              Musicals

Recent Productions:

Reel Magic 

Wednesday 18 – Saturday 21 October 2017                        Directed by Luke Campbell

Irchester Players retold the story of the Golden Age of Hollywood through the classic movie musicals of the past! The show marked the relaunching of Irchester Players’ musical revue series and was loved by the cast, crew and audiences alike.

 The Vicar of Dibley

Wednesday 24th to Saturday 27 May 2017

Directed by Ali Everitt                                                              Produced by Luke Campbell

Irchester Players brought the British TV classic to the stage, and it was a smash hit. The original script, set design and costumes were loved by audiences. The run saw in excess of 700 people visit Parsons Hall to watch the show.

Alice in Pantoland 

Wednesday 8th to Saturday 11th February 2017

Directed by Luke Campbell and Dan Wainwright
Produced by Luke Campbell, with Kim Hollis

The group’s annual pantomime was a real success. The original script, set design and costumes wowed the biggest audiences Irchester Players has ever had.

The Woman in White


Wednesday 12th October to Saturday 15th October 2016

Directed by Luke Campbell
Produced by Luke Campbell, with Ali Everitt and Emily Spencer

This period play told the story of Wilkie Collins’ world famous novel, the Woman in White. The show was a hit with critiques and audiences.

Tales from the Enchanted Forest

Wednesday 25th May to Saturday 28th May 2016

Directed by Dan Wainwright
Directed and Produced by Luke Campbell

The adult only show told the stories of what happened to our childhood fairytale heroes and villains after the happy-ever-afters.  A show full of laughs for is grown-up audiences.


Wednesday 10th to Saturday 13th February 2016

Directed by Dan Wainwright
Co-Directed by Luke Campbell
Produced by Luke Campbell, with Ali Everitt

The story of the Wizard of Oz retold and reinvented. All your favourite characters and some new ones ease on down the road towards the emerald city. A show full of laughs for all the family.

Final CurtainThe Final Curtain

Wednesday 9th to Saturday 12th September 2015

Written and Directed by Dan Wainwright
Produced by Ali Everitt and Luke Campbell

Some of you faithful followers may remember ‘The Best of British’ introduced by Alberto Poncenby-Smyth in 2011, he returned in 2013 travelling from Irchester to Tiddlybottom in ‘Musical Mayhem’. Now he is on the West End in the final part of The Best of British Trilogy


Wednesday 11th to Saturday 14th February 2015

A magical story base on the traditional plot with many twists and unique characters.

Poster jpgMr Whatnot

Thursday 3rd to Saturday 5th July 2014

Directed by Ali Everitt

The Players performed this comedy which told the story of Mint the piano tuner who gets summoned to the stately home of Lord and Lady Slingsby Craddock.Once there he falls in love with their daughter Amanda and tries to woo her away from her Fiance Cecil.
This Play was heavily reliant on sound and lighting effects.

Harry Panto PosterHarry Panto

Wednesday 12th to Saturday 15th February 2014

Directed by Amy Wainwright

We joined Harry Panto and his friends for a battle against evil powers along with panto mayhem. Spells, invisibility, dragons, zombies, ghosts and an angry spider complicated the path of Harry and his friends. A magical experience with plenty to make you jump out of your seat.

Muiscal Mayhem PosterThe Tiddleybottom Independant Theatrical Society Present (In order to save their theatre) Musical mayhem

Wednesday 4th to Saturday 7th September 2013

Directed by Amy Wainwright & Chris Thirlwell

A selection of classic songs brought together by an amazing script in order to save the theatre from closing down, a West End director is recruited to save the theatre and hunts for a celebrity to appear in the show.                                            .

THE SOUND OF PANTO poster - electronicThe Sound of Panto

Wednesday 6th February to Saturday 9th February 2013

A very large cast performed this pantomime, doing it proud, the panto was a world premiere very loosely based on ‘The Sound of Music’ with additional characters and surprises along the way. Feedback from the audience was they laughed until they cried all the way through.

NODA award – Winner of Best Pantomime 2011

One Night OnlyFor One Night Only

Saturday 26th May 2012

The cast of mixed ages performed a repertoire of songs from musicals and shows, modern and the more mature classics. This was to help celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee along with taking part in the street fair before the performance.


 Best of British

Wednesday 21st September to Saturday 24th September 2011

A hilarious play about local groups using the village hall and producing a show for the village gala, consisting of moris dancing, singing, comedy and even the full monty!

Treasure Island

Wednesday 9th February to Saturday 12th February 2011

A swashbuttling pirate adventure looking for treasure, a battle between the good and evil and ending happily ever after.

NODA award – Winner of Best Pantomime 2011

Now and Then

Wednesday 8th September to Saturday 11th September 2010

A show stopping muscial compilation following a family album expressed in songs.


2017 – Alice in  Pantoland

2016 – Tales from the Enchanted Forest – A Pantomime for Grown-ups

2016 – PantOZmime

2015 – Aladdin

2014 – Harry Panto

2013 – The Sound of Panto

2012 – Robin Hood

2011 – Treasure Island

2010 – Cinderella

2009 – Puss in Boots

2008 – Trouble in Pantoland

2007 – Snow White

2006 – Little Red Riding Hood

2005 – Panto at the OK Corral

2004 – Dick Whittington

2003 – Aladdin

2002 – Jack and the Beanstalk

2001 – Frankenstein, The Pantomime

2000 – Beauty and the Beast

1999 – Cinderella

1998 – Sleeping Beauty

1997 – Robinson Crusoe

1996 – Ali Baba

1995 – Little Red Riding Hood

1994 – Santa in Space

1993 – Babes in the Wood

1992 – Dick Whittington

1991 – Cinderella

1990 – Sinbad the Sailor

1989 – Aladdin

1988 – Mother Goose

1987 – The Grand Old Duke of York

1986 – Queen of Hearts

1985 – Robinson Crusoe

1984 – Pinocchio

1983 – Humpty Dumpty

1982 – Jack and The Beanstalk

1981 – Dick Whittington

1980 – Cinderella

1979 – Sing a Song a Sixpence

1978 – Babes in the Wood

1977 – Aladdin



2017 – The Vicar of Dibley

2016 – The Woman in White

2014 – Mr Whatnot

2008 – Fawlty Towers

2007 – They Came from Mars

2005 – “Allo’,’Allo”

2003 – Murder at Hill House

2000 – Run for your Wife

1999 – Cold Comfort Farm

1998 – Blithe Spirit

1996 – Ten Times Table

1995 – Run for your Wife

1994 – Penfriends

1993 – We Found Love (Farndale Ave)

1992 – Cup Final – 1 act play
– Laugh, I Nearly Went to Miami

1991 – Suddenly at Home

1990 – They Came From Mars

1989 – Love in a Mist

1988 – Absent Friends

1987 – Farndale Avenue Murder Mystery

1986 – Triple Bill – 3 one act plays

1985 – Divorce Me Darling

1984 – No Time for Fig Leaves

1983 – Ten Times Table

1982 – Festival Show Short Play

1982 – The Late Mrs Early

1981 – A Spring Collection

1980 – A Drama Evening

1979 – The More The Merrier

1979 – Paddington on Stage

1978 – Cat Amongst The Pigeons

1978 – Triple Bill

1977 – Triple Bill

1976 – Triple Bill

1976 – Wife Required

1976 – What-Ho Within



2017 – Reel Magic: the Golden Age of Hollywood

2015 – Final Curtain

2013 – Musical Mayhem

2012 – For One Night Only

2010 – Now and Then

2009 – Annie

2008 – Cue the Musicals

2007 – Dracula Spectacular

2006 – South Pacific

2005 – A Night at the Oscars

2004 – Return to the Forbidden Planet

2003 – Musical Heaven

2002 – Me and My Girl

2001 – Anything Goes

2000 – The Millennium Show

1999 – Blitz

1998 – Musical Journey Through Time

1997 – Billy

1997 – Putting on the Ritz

1996 – Oklahoma

1995 – The Sound of Music

1994 – Anne of Green Gables

1993 – Songs From the Shows

1992 – My Fair Lady

1991 – Rave Reviews
– Orpheus in the Underworld-operetta

1990 – The Wizard of Oz

1989 – Old Time Variety Show (Stamford)
– Showstoppers

1988 – Picture This

1987 – Old Time Variety Show

1986 – The Late, Late Holiday Show

1985 – Will it be All Right on the Night?

1984 – Poison Passion and Petrification (festival entry)
– E.N.S.A. Wartime Memories

1983 – Ritual for Dolls – 1 act play festival entry

1982 – Old Time Variety

1981 – Old Time Variety