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THURSDAY 31ST OCTOBER – SATURDAY 2ND NOVEMBER – Production of A Woman of No Importance

Tickets on Sale now and can be found on our tickets page

An illicit youthful liaison between a witty man about town and a woman now known for her charitable works, comes back to bite them both, at a country house weekend party twenty years later, and threatens to create a society scandal. This sparklingly witty play by Oscar Wilde was given added relevance to modern audiences with the emergence of the #metoo campaign in Hollywood and the West End.

Performances will be be held in the Centenary Theatre at the High School (see the Venue page for more details) and will at 19.30 each evening (Thursday, Friday & Saturday) plus Saturday Matinee starting at 2.30.

The play was written by Oscar Wilde and is being directed by Richard Kinder.


They started with the Players....!

We are delighted to report that two young members of Chichester Players have been cast in Chichester Festival Theatre’s next production. Matthew O’Shea and Noah Peirson will be alternating the role of Young Macduff in “Macbeth” which runs from 21 September to 26 October (Press Night 27 September) starring John Simm and Dervla Kirwan.

Both Matthew and Noah are members of CFYT and have appeared in productions for the Players. Matthew recently played Edmund in “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe” and was also in “Twelfth Night”, while Noah took the role of the Boy Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol” and appeared in “All My Sons”. He also appeared in “Forty Years On” at CFT last year.

This continues a long link between CFT and the Players, starting with Leslie Evershed-Martin, who was Chairman of Chichester Players and the driving force behind the foundation of the Festival Theatre in the 1960s.

We wish both Matthew and Noah the very best of luck in this exciting venture and hope that as many friends and Players as possible will get along to support them.

Matthew O’Shea
Noah Peirson

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You can find us at https://www.meetup.com/The-Chichester-Players.


FRIDAY 18th October – Aladdin Read Through - at The Chichester Player’s new room at the High School at 19.30

Note – new date and new venue for the Panto read through. To be held in The Chichester Player’s new room at the High School (Enter the High School road and follow the signs to the Planetarium, you will pass a gym on your right on the bend and we are about three buildings down on the left.). The Panto - Aladdin to be Directed by Barry Jarvis.

More information can be found in the production brief


FRIDAY 25TH October – Play reading of A Blaze of Light at The Chichester Player’s new room at the High School at 19.30

The play was written by Sue Shattock and the evening will be led by Pammi Haylett. All welcome. The new venue can be found by entering the High School road and follow the signs to the Planetarium, you will pass a gym on your right on the bend and we are about three buildings down on the left.


WEDNESDAY 6TH NOVEMBER – AUDITIONS FOR PANTOMIME AT 19.30 venue to be confirmed.


WEDNESDAY 13TH NOVEMBER – AUDITIONS FOR PANTOMIME AT 19.30 venue to be confirmed.


FRIDAY 22ND NOVEMBER – REHEARSED PLAY READING of About Abi at 19.30.

The play was written by Cathy Eva Bennet to be led by Gill Montgomery. The venue is to be confirmed.


FRIDAY 6TH DECEMBER – CHRISTMAS SOCIAL AND QUIZ

The evening will be led by Sarah Tripp at 19.30. Venue tbc.

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