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Welcome to The Over Players, an amateur dramatics group based
in the village of Over in Cambridgeshire - United Kingdom.

Our Summer 2016 production is . . .

Twelfth Night

When a shipwreck separates siblings Viola and Sebastian in a foreign land, each thinks the other is dead, and both embark on a series of romantic misadventures involving deception, cross-dressing, dashing counts, obese alcoholics and a perceptive fool who presides over the entire madcap affair.

This will be an outdoor production, so we are hoping for good weather! 

To purchase tickets please click below, or go to our Booking Office page for further details.

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Recent Productions . . .

Jack and the Beanstalk (December 2015)

Jack & the BeanstalkA traditional pantomime written by award-winning professional writer Peter Denyer and directed by Alex Turpin.  

Congratulations to Alex for a very successful first production, to all involved for their hard work and commitment, and of course to our audience for supporting us!

A good time was had by all!



Murder at Hangman Hall,
  Murder at Hangman Hall

Thank you to all who attended our fundraising event held in September 2015.

The play, written and directed by Sean Baker, provided an engaging and amusing evening of entertainment, which was accompanied by light refreshments organised by Olive Swain.

Well done to Sean, the cast and everyone else involved in the production.


Fiddler on the Roof Fiddler on the Roof

Our 2015 Spring Show, Directed and Produced by Christine Turner and Olive Swain, was staged from Tue 26th to Sat 30th May 2015 at Over Community Centre.

Well done to Christine, Olive and all involved for putting on another successful and enjoyable show!

For further information see our Fiddler on the Roof page.





John Lamoon  

Very Sad News . . .

It is with great sadness that The Over Players had to announce in January the loss of their Chairman and biggest ever contributor to the group, John Lamoon.

John was always the backbone of The Over Players, appearing in 60+ productions, and he will be missed tremendously by everyone who knew him.

Click here to read more about John and his involvement with The Over Players.





Some of our Previous Productions . . .

(click here for a complete list)


Pantomime Adventures of PinocchioThe Pantomime Adventures of Pinocchio

Our Christmas pantomime, written and directed by Phil Norton, was staged from Tue 9th to Sat 13th December 2014 at Over Community Centre.

Well done to Phil and to everyone involved for another great production!




Music Hall at Over Community Centre

Following the success of our Music Hall at Great Stukeley, we staged a follow-up performance at Over Community Centre on 17th October.  Thanks go to all, not least the audience, for making it another great success.  Watch this space to find out how much we raised. 


Music Hall at Great Stukeley Village Hall

Our Music Hall performance at Great Stukeley Village Hall on 20th September was a great success, combining a wide selection of material with an enthusiastic cast and an enthusiastic audience, with the result that a good time was had by all!  Thanks go to Stuart Bell for producing and directing the show and to the Stukeley Hall Committee for making us very welcome and providing some excellent food.


William Shakespeare



Alls Well Banner v2

This production, a Shakespearean comedy, was performed on 10th, 11th & 12th July in ideal surroundings in the Old Vicarage Garden in Over, and was very well received by those who attended.  Despite the looming threat of rain, for which we were fully prepared, we escaped with just a few drops during the Saturday performance only!

Please click here for the 'All's Well' page.












30th Anniversary Celebrations

We had a very enjoyable 30th Anniversary meal at the Meridian Golf Club on 9th March, so thanks go to Olive for organising that, Steve for hosting it and John and Alex for spending many happy hours creating various video compilations of previous shows for us to watch.

Those who attended will have seen the booklets that Olive produced for the occasion, and downloadable versions of these are now available - please refer to Olive's email for details.


Ebenezer - The PantoEbenezer - The Panto

This show, staged in December 2013, was a resounding success and achieved record audience figures! 

Well done to all those involved, and particularly to Phil Norton, who not only wrote the script, but also produced and directed it (. . . oh yes he did!). 

This was Phil's first major production and he should be very proud of his achievement - as we all are!





Very Sad News

The Over Players were sad to announce in 2013 the passing of Graham Ramsden, a loyal member of the group who was our resident lighting expert and also the original creator of this website.  For more information about Graham and his many contributions to the group please click here.


Other News

The Over Players won an award from NODA for their 2012 pantomime, Cinderella.  There are 14 districts covering the whole of East Anglia, and the Players received the best panto of 2012 award for their area, East District 4S.  Well done all those involved.

If you would like further details of our group please see our About Us and our Contacts page.


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