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Welcome to the Stane Street Players website. 

Stane Street Players are the local drama group for Halstead and Earls Colne. Currently celebrating 40 years of non-professional drama and proud to have put on  around 120 productions in the local area.

We produce around 3 shows a year including our hugely popular pantomimes and are lucky enough to be the resident drama group at the lovely Empire Theatre in Halstead. We also perform at Earls Colne Village Hall.

Find information about our past productions, view and download images from our galleries, meet the cast , contact us about becoming a member or just get in touch.

What’s going on…

Stane Street Players 2017 Pantomime 'Robinson Crusoe and The Pirates' by Paul Reakes

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What they said about Dirty Dusting


The Halstead Gazette and the National Operatic and Dramatic Association came to see our last production and this is what they thought (NB NODA have referred to it in error as Dirty Dancing … a very different show!) and don’t be misled by the Gazette’s headline – it’s meant to be flattering!img20161022_13160674.jpg
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Goodbye Dirty Dusting Bring on Robinson Crusoe and The Pirates

Dirty Dusting has been a very successful show, playing to sell out audiences in three venues, but now the show bows out (see the gallery for more pictures)

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And the group moves on to its next project – our 2017 Pantomime ‘Robinson Crusoe and the Pirates’ by Paul Reakes

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Dirty Dusting is almost upon us - but what is coming up next?

We now know our next three productions (subject to to licensing agreement) In January 2017 our popular pantomime returns with our production of Paul Reakes’  ‘Robinson Crusoe and The Pirates’ robinson-crusoe-a4-poster-final1robinson-crusoe-a4-poster-final2

Our Spring production – dates and venues to be confirmed - will be ‘Our Man in Havana’ by Grahame Greene – adapted by Clive Francis

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And we are hoping to do ‘Funny Money ‘ a farce by Ray Cooney, in the Autumn


So proud...

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Another Accolade for Stane Street Players in their 40th year

Last year’s Stane Street Player’s Pantomime ‘Beauty & The Beast’ has been nominated by the National Operatic and Dramatic Society’s local region in the best pantomime category!! That means we’re in the top 3 at least.

 Well done to all involved and our 1000 strong audience too – you helped us to deliver our best performances! Another fitting tribute for our 40th year! 


See you at Snow White!!


A fitting end to our 40th Year

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Workshop completed!!

Thanks to the amazing success of our production of the Vicar of Dibley we have been able to complete the workshop at the Empire – a real and  tangible way to mark 40 years of the Stane Street Players

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40th anniversary reunion

DSCF7967.JPGSSP Invite 2015 (2).jpg DSCF7974.JPGThe Group marked its’ 40 anniversary with a gathering at the Thatchers Arms in Bures on 27th June. The weather was perfect as was the venue.

It was wonderful to see around 60 of the invited guests, members and friends both past and present, and to catch up and share experiences.

In the 40 years of its’ existence SSP have put on 120 shows including 40 pantomimes and many people have been involved with the group. We are thriving and very much looking forward to marking our anniversary year once more with our production of The Vicar of Dibley in October40 years logo


Our new storage and workshop at the Empire!

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Laying the foundations for the new storage container

Laying the foundations for the new storage container

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