The Winchelsea Players

Committed to producing high-quality drama and galvanising local talent

The Winchelsea Players was founded in May 2006. Its prime objective is to produce a wide variety of quality plays that are long-established favourites. The Company’s inaugural production was Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest in July 2006 which enjoyed rave reviews and sell-out performances. Continue reading The Winchelsea Players

Rebecca Draws Large Audiences

Rebecca Draws Large Audiences

by Playgoer

Judging by the large audiences it attracted “REBECCA” was a popular choice for Rye Players’ May production.

Although it is a long and at times wordy play, it does capture the essence of Daphne du Maurier’s much loved novel and it certainly held the attention of the audience from start to finish. The great problem for any amateur group is how to create even part of a large mansion on a very small stage but the Players solved it very well. Their recent fund raising efforts made it possible for Ian Walker, the stage manager, to extend and improve the stage at the Community Centre before constructing a realistic set which was well designed and painted by June Woolley and Judy Wall, and furnished to look like the reception hall of a country house. Continue reading Rebecca Draws Large Audiences