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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…

SSP nominated for 6 awards by North Essex Theatre Guild

Well done to cast and crew – the nominations reflect the quality of our team effort as much as the work of individuals

JEAN JONES AWARD FOR SET DESIGN/CONSTRUCTION/DRESSING

Stane Street Players:                          Cinderella

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT  

Stane Street Players:                          lighting and the “Transformation” scene in Cinderella

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Stane Street Players:                          Roger Hearne as Baron Hardup in Cinderella

BEST DAME

Stane Street Players:                          Julian Prime and Stuart Williams as Benidormina & Magaloophia in Cinderella (joint nomination)

THE TERRY SADLER MEMORIAL TROPHY FOR FRONT OF HOUSE (nominations based on hospitality, refreshments, posters/programmes, displays etc.)

Stane Street Players:                          Funny Money

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Stane Street Players:                          Jamie McWilliams as Vic Johnson in Funny Money

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Our upcoming Autumn production 'The Titfield Thunderbolt' A play by Philip Goulding. Based on the original Ealing comedy screenplay by T.E.B. Clarke.

The branch line between Mallingford and Titfield is losing money and British Rail is intent on closing it down. In desperation the villagers exploit the 1947 Transport Act and decide to take charge and run it themselves with a train resurrected from a local museum! As well as convincing the railway authorities that they are competent to work the line, they have to face problems from Vernon Crump who is set on providing a competitive bus service. All aboard for a rollicking evening of hilarious nostalgia!
Lady Edna Chesterford, whose grandfather started the railway and her diatribe against the interfering little Hitlers who run England with their clipboards memorably captures the subversive spirit of Ealing comedy. For collectors of cherishable English comedy, this enjoyably chaotic show is First class.
It’s a fun evening and a romp in a very old, very British tradition with some marvellous theatre effects. What more could you want? This wonderful stage version is all dished up with hilarious consequences. Very funny. A good-natured and delightful play
Charming and mischievious. Rattling good fun. The play is full of gentle humour and permeated with affection not only for the railway, but also for the era, with authentic and thoughtful touches of the 50s throughout.
An evening of fun from this cheerful and delightful play.

 

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Cinderella says Goodbye

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Cinderella - Halstead Gazette Reviews

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Stane Street Players in the News

Halstead Gazette 5th Jan 2018

Big well done to Jamie and Paul and our occasional SSP Lewis!

See us next in Cinderella – end of this month at the Empire!

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So Goodbye Funny Money...Hello Cinderella

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The Cast and Crew of Our Man in Havana - Backstage at the Legion

Cosy quarters and a happy crew

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Gaslight's NODA Best Play Nomination for 2016

Delighted to see we came in the top 3 !

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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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