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An amateur dramatics group based in the village of Over in Cambridgeshire

 

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Music Hall 2024Our Spring 2024 Production

Our Spring 2024 production is going to be an Old Time Music Hall, which will be showing from 30th May to 1st June at Over Community Centre.

In Victorian times, before television, comedy clubs and variety shows were invented, Music Halls provided affordable entertainment set in places with bars!

If you have never been to one, it's an unmissable chance to experience a slice of history.  You can expect songs, dances and comedy sketches, all brought together by a Master of Ceremonies introducing the acts and encouraging the audience to participate, all in a relaxed atmosphere but with lots of raucous fun.  Things may even get a little risqué at times!

If you're looking for a delightful blend of entertainment and nostalgia, with plenty of opportunity to join in (should you wish to), then don't miss your chance to buy a ticket and experience the fun of a bygone age.  Period costume is entirely optional!

Tickets will be £10 each and the box office will open on Monday 15th April. 

From that date tickets will be available to purchase from this page by clicking below:

 

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For booking queries please email:  bookings@overplayers.uk

For any other queries please email:  music24@overplayers.uk

 

 


 

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Treasure Island 

Christmas Panto 2023 - Treasure Island
written by Ben Crocker and directed by Jack Stinton.

Performance dates: 12th - 16th December at Over Community Centre.

Join the adventurous Jim Hawkins, who comes across a treasure map and travels the high seas, meeting many characters, including Long John Silver, the most dastardly villain.  But Long John Silver has never before had to deal with the Ladies of the Smugglers Cove Women's Institute!

 

Click below to go to our cast interview page so you can find out more about the production and those who took part:

Treasure Island Cast Interviews

 

Treasure Island Cast Interviews

 


 

Over Players Quiz Night - 3rd Nov at Over Community Centre Buy Tickets

 

The Over Players Quiz night!

Thanks to Candy, Jack and Andy for setting the questions, organising and running this event, and of course to all who supported us, helping to make this a most enjoyable and successful evening!

 

The proceeds will be used to help fund our future productions, including our 2023 Pantomime - Treasure Island (don't forget to book your tickets!).

 

 


 

Charity Fundraiser - Murder at Hangman Hall

HallThank you to all who attended our Murder Mystery Charity Fundraiser 'Murder at Hangman Hall' on 16th September 2023. 

The play, which was performed by kind permission of the author, Sean Baker, was performed to a sellout audience and provided an evening of intrigue, misdirection, and of course Murder!

The event was held in memory of Wendy Lowe and, judging by all the positive comments received, was greatly enjoyed by many.

Thank you also to everyone who was involved, in any way, in making the event such a huge success.

We raised £1000 in total and this enabled us to donate £500 to each of the two charities – Maggie's and the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity. 

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Spring Show 2023

Thursday 1st to Saturday 3rd June 2023 at Over Community Centre

 

Jane Austen's 'Pride & Prejudice'   

  Pride & Prejudice   

The Over Players recreated the world of Mr Darcy and Miss Elizabeth Bennet as they overcame their egos and put aside their animosity for each other in this classic retelling of Pride and Prejudice, based on the beloved novel by Jane Austen and using the dramatised script by Claudia Haas.

We also released a series of cast interviews to give you a flavour of the show and introduce you to those involved in this adaptation of one of the greatest love stories ever written.  Please go to our interview page to take a look.

 

 


 

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Other recent productions . . .

 

Panto 2022 - The Little Mermaid

Tuesday 6th to Saturday 10th December at Over Community Centre MermaidTitle

 

Our 2022 panto The Little Mermaid was written by Kirsty Jackson-Smillie, based on the well-known Hans Christian Andersen tale.

Congratulations to all involved for putting on a great show - a good time was had by all!

 

For more information please take a listen to our Little Mermaid Interviews.

 

 

 

 


 

Spring Show 2022 - Me and My Girl

Thursday 9th to Saturday 11th June at Over Community Centre

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 Me and My Girl

Book and Lyrics by
L. ARTHUR ROSE and DOUGLAS FURBER
Music by NOEL GAY

Contributions to revisions by Mike Ockrent
Book revised by Stephen Fry

Originally Produced at the Adelphi Theatre, London by Richard Armitage.
Subsequently produced at the Marquis Theatre, New York City
by Richard Armitage, Terry Allen Kramer, James M. Nederlander
and Stage Promotions Limited & Co.

 This amateur production of ME AND MY GIRL
is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd.
www.concordtheatricals.co.uk

 

The Over Players have been fortunate to secure the licence to perform Me and My Girl, first presented in this version (re-written by Stephen Fry) at the Adelphi Theatre, London on 12th February 1985.  The musical was subsequently revived at Chichester Festival Theatre from July to August 2018, starring Matt Lucas as Bill and Caroline Quentin as the Duchess of Deane.

Overview:
 
"Bill Snibson, a Lambeth costermonger, is revealed to be the new Earl of Hareford and his newly-discovered aristocratic relations are horrified. Bringing him to Hareford Hall, they attempt to educate Bill into the ways of the gentry and to separate him from his cockney girlfriend Sally.  The result?  Chaos of the most comical kind!  With a host of hilarious characters, witty one-liners and several toe-tapping, uplifting songs (including the famous Lambeth Walk,  The Sun Has Got His Hat On and Leaning On A Lamp Post), Me and My Girl is a sublime and sunny treat for all fans of musical comedy!"

 


 

Concert - Songs from the Shows

Friday 26th November and Saturday 27th November 2021 at Over Community Centre

With all the uncertainty around, we made the tough decision not to produce a pantomime this year. However, not wanting to be beaten, we decided instead to put on a concert of popular songs from some of the big musicals we have performed over the years such as Fiddler on the Roof, My Fair Lady, Me and My Girl and The Sound of Music.

The concert was a great success - thank you to all who joined us on stage and everyone who came to see it!

 


 

Please visit our Shows Page for a full list of productions with links to individual show pages, photo galleries and more.

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

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