Welcome to the Stane Street Players website. 

Stane Street Players are the local drama group for Halstead and Earls Colne. We celebrated 40 years of non-professional drama in 2015 and are 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…

Gaslight's NODA Best Play Nomination for 2016

Delighted to see we came in the top 3 !


Difficulties on website booking page - NOW RESOLVED!

Have been advised by PayPal that the issue which was stopping bookings for tickets at Earls Colne going through from our website has now been resolved. 
Please go to ‘box office’  to get your ‘Our Man in Havana’ tickets.
Thank you for your patience. Some people are experiencing difficulties booking tickets for Our Man in Havana Online.  We are looking into these problems, but in the meantime if you experience problems please call the Ticket Office Hotline (07423 063007) for the Earls Colne production  and let them know what problem you are having. They will also be able to take your booking. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Publicity for Our Man in Havana

Published in Gazette 7 04 17.jpgthe Halstead Gazette today – 7/4/2017


Our next production - Our Man in Havana

To book at Earls Colne Click Here           To book at the Empire Theatre Click Here OurManinHavanaBANNER.jpg

It's behind us!

Well, that’s another show over! Robinson Crusoe & the Pirates by Paul Reakes has been our most successful show to date, playing to over 1200 local residents, not including the 100+ at our charity preview/dress rehearsal. An excellent script, delivered by an excellent cast and supported by a great crew back stage and front of house. To give you an idea of what is involved in our annual pantomime here are some facts about this show…
We had 30 rehearsals before you got to see it.
There were 13 people in the cast, 17 in the chorus and at least 11 in the production/support team. Plus around another 8 or 10 people involved in front of house and helping in the dressing rooms on show nights.
The 13 members of the cast have to learn (between them) 760 speeches, 12 songs, and at least 9 dances.
There are around 100 different costumes to be hired or made. Almost 50 sound cues and 20 lighting changes 12 changes of scenery And finally over 100 props to find or make!! Our next show, in May,  will be Our Man in Havana by Grahame Greene, adapted by Clive Francis  - see you there, but in the meantime it’s goodbye from the cast and crew of Robinson Crusoe & the Pirates! (more photos in our gallery) 16195941_10154969959867560_2053868014184816649_n588f08c1126c8.jpg OurManinHavanaBANNER.jpg

Successful Dress Rehearsal Robinson Crusoe and The Pirates

We had an amazing dress rehearsal for the show last night in front of an invited audience of Foster Carers and children from Essex and some residents of a local home for the elderly. Pictures in the gallery DSCF9732.JPG DSCF9689.JPG DSCF9701.JPG DSCF9865.JPG

Award Nomination for Stane Street Players

gaslight-programme-coverJust found out that our May 2016 Production of ‘Gaslight’ has been nominated by NODA (National Operatic and Dramatic Association) District 11 in the Best Drama category.

just saying…that’s the kind of Group we are

see you at the Panto?

Honourable mentions for SSP members in the Halstead Gazette's 'Pats on the Back' for 2016

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Well done to all

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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