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Treasure Island

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Our next production:

Little Red Riding – in the Hood

By Marina Magdalena         Adapted by Sandy Newman

Tithe Barn Bishops Cleeve

Friday 14th December 7pm

Saturday 15th December at 2pm and 7pm

Little Red – Riding in the Hood is a light hearted and alternative take on a well loved story. Set in ‘The Hood’ we encounter inept Mafia gangs, wise guys (who are not so wise) and some unruly ‘Chavs’ who are not at all what they seem. A moral tale of “Don’t read a book by its cover,” this has all the usual panto ingredients – oh yes and there is a wolf in it too. Be prepared for an evening of fun and silliness. This is Panto is NOT just for children!

Tickets £8 (children 14 and under), £10 Adults

Available online (click on Book Tickets); from George Lewis Footwear, Bishops Cleeve or contact

Welcome to

Bishops Cleeve Players

Bishops Cleeve Players began in 1955 with our very first production in 1956 of “The Hollow” by Agatha Christie and thereafter the Players typically staged two full-length productions each year.

Over the years we have presented a wide variety of productions, ranging from high drama to knock-about farce, from subtle comedy to Victorian Melodrama and a diverse range of one-act plays.  Many of these productions won awards over the years and in its 50th anniversary year won Best Play in the Gloucestershire One Act Play Festival.

With the growth in the range and sophistication of home entertainment, the world of live theatre has found it increasingly difficult to persuade audiences to leave the comforts of home to go to the theatre.  The modern audience also demands a fresh and dynamic standard and variety of entertainment.  So it was that the Players evolved again and developed a formula, which enables us to take an increasingly varied and eclectic programme of entertainment to the audience.

Following our May 2007 production at the Playhouse we began to take our shows into the local community with shows that are a flexible mixture of Light Entertainment and One Act Plays and our reception from the audiences has confirmed that there is a sound and encouraging future for live entertainment out there for those willing and able to go for it.

We are always pleased to welcome new members. The events we present are ideal for busy people who can afford limited precious time for greater leisure commitments. They are also ideal for developing and nurturing talent.  If you would like to entertain others and enjoy yourself in a friendly group get in touch via our contact form on the membership page.

Otherwise, just sit back and enjoy the show.