Wivenhoe Players Productions

Clive Dykes and Helen Polom

Wivenhoe Players Programme, "All in Good Time" 1984

Below is a list showing many of the plays performed by the Wivenhoe Players. As yet we haven’t been able to establish the dates for some of the productions. There are also years where we know productions took place but we don’t know what play or plays were performed. If you can help us fill in these gaps then please make a comment on this page. We would be very interested to hear from you if you have any copies of the programmes for the missing productions.

Sept 1963                    William Loveless Hall opens. It is known then as The Public Hall


1968                            Start of recruitment for The Wivenhoe Players by Clare Hoskyns Abrahall,

Spring 1969                ‘Great Day’ by Lesley Storm produced by C H Abrahall.

Dec 1969                     ‘Bonaventure’ by Charlotte Hastings, produced by C H Abrahall

April 1970                  ‘The Full Treatment’ by Michael Brett.

26-28 Nov. 1970         ‘The Light Within’ by C H Abrahall & Ron Mackenzie, produced by C H Abrahall.

22-24 April 1971        ‘With Vacant Possession’ by Wilfred Massey, produced by C H Abrahall

Nov./Dec. 1971           ‘Murder at the Vicarage’ by Agatha Christie,

26-29 Apr 1972          ‘Pitchblende’ by C H Abrahall & Justine Glover, produced by C H Abrahall.

22-25 Nov. 1972         ‘Goodnight Mrs. Puffin’ by Arthur Lovegrove, produced by Molly Beeson.


April 1975                  ‘Haul for the Shore’ by Jean McConnell

1976                            ‘Blithe Spirit’ by Noel Coward, Director Sheila Foster

21-23 April 1977        ‘Friends and Neighbours’ by Austin Steele, director Phyl Richardson.


4-5 May 1979             ‘Sailor Beware’ by Philip King & Falkland Cary, director Molly Beeson.


Oct. 1983                    ‘Habeas Corpus’ by Alan Bennett, director Sheila Foster

Apr 1984                     ‘Waters of the Moon’ by N F Hunter, producer Gordon Daisley

30-31 May 1984         ‘It’s the poor that ‘elps the poor’ by Harold Chapin, director Hester Lott

30-31 May 1984         ‘Passion, Poison & Petrifaction’, by G B Shaw, director Gordon Daisley.

30-31 May 1984         ‘Over-ruled’ by G B Shaw, director Gordon Daisley. The Quay, Sudbury. (or 1979 or 1990)

7 July 1984                  ‘The Black and the White’ by Harold Pinter, director Hester Lott.

7 July 1984                  ‘Last to go’ by Harold Pinter, director Hester Lott. (at the Mercury Theatre)

Nov. 1984                   ‘All in Good Time’ by Bill Naughton, director Jimmy James.

24-27 April ‘85           ‘Strike Happy’ by Duncan Greenwood, director Phyllis Richardson

Nov. 1985                   ‘Toad of Toad Hall’ , director Jimmy James

1986                            ‘Rookery Nook’ by Ben Travers, director Sheila Foster


28 Nov-1 Dec 1990    ‘A Murder is Announced’ by Agatha Christie, producer Sue Smith.


1993                            ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ W Shakespeare, director Sheila Foster


1996                            ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ W Shakespeare, director Sheila Foster

2000                            ‘Say Something Happened’ by Alan Bennett, Brantham One Act Play Festival


In early 2000s             Wivenhoe Players folded


Unknown dates for Wivenhoe Players productions

????                             ’The Butler in the Box’ by Lady Clare H Abrahall.

????                             ‘Chilton Hundreds’  by William Douglas Home

????                             ‘Fool’s Paradise’ by Peter Coke

????                             ‘The Winslow Boy’ by Terence Rattigan

????                           ‘The Happiest Days of Your Life’ by John Dighton, director Gordon Daisley

Dec 9 – 12                   ‘A Christmas Carol’

This page was added on 09/02/2024.

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