Two One Act Plays in April

Two One Act Plays

The Tithe Barn Bishops Cleeve

Friday 13th April & Saturday 14th April at 7:30pm

Doors open 7:00pm

Bar and refreshments available.

Alright on the Night

by Robin Wilson

Directed by Roly Connolly

The Downcot Players are rehearsing for their latest production but will they be ready in time?  Nothing quite seems to be going according to plan but it will be alright on the night – won’t it?

All by Myself

by Robert Scott

Directed by Hannah Galliers

Larry has been alone on an island after his shipwreck and is on the edge of sanity but he is soon shocked to discover he is not and never has been – alone!

These two contrasting plays are sure to intrigue and amuse in equal measure. 

Tickets £8 from this website (follow the Book Tickets tab on the Home page on the top orange bar or use the navigation bar on a mobile), from George Lewis Footwear in Bishops Cleeve or telepone Brian Paterson 01242 673917

Our 10th Scottish Evening!

Bishops Cleeve Players are proud to celebrate their

10th Scottish Evening

After some discussion and a look back through our posts we realise this is the 10th year of this popular event.  Last year saw a new set of members joining us to demonstrate the dances and join in with the fun – and yes they are our younger members with so much energy it makes the rest of us feel tired just watching them.  There will be the usual combination of music from the Ghillies, dancing for all, jokes told by Brian with his own brand of ‘Scottish’ humour along with piping in and addressing the haggis. All of this served up with delicious homemade cakes and sandwiches and choice of tea, coffee or drinks from the bar. Tickets can now be purchased on line – just go to the home page and click on Book Tickets’ or you can still buy them in the usual way from locations detailed on the poster.

Photos from last year below:

Dave and St Andrew

Addressing the haggis

Some other members of the Ghillies – Alistair, Tony and Gillie

The Laird from the Isle of Aaron.

Demonstrating those dances was energetic to say the least…

The Gay Gordons

The pie-eyed Piper – a deserved refreshment!

Leaving Treasure Island

Thanks to everyone who came to see us at the Barn and thanks to the cast, the band and all the crew backstage and front of house who made it such a success.  What a team.

Here are some more memories:

Oo-er Mrs!

Stop blinking for goodness sake – you must be used to this by now.

Oh the concentration.

Busy dressing room.

Ready to go!

Horatia in the Admiral Heyho


The Band are nearly ready. How brilliant were they!









Do you think this is my colour Mr Poopdeck?


Relaxing in the interval.








Well done everyone.




Farewell to Treasure Island me ‘earties.


We’re off to Treasure Island!

Ahoy there me hearties! 

Come aboard the Hispaniola and join us on a voyage to

Treasure Island

Adapted by Tracey Rogers

Follow the unfolding tale of Jim Hawkins and his dear old mum Horatia, landlady of the Admiral Heyho Inn, as they journey aboard the Hispaniola to find Captain Flint’s gold, silver and fabulous jewels on Treasure Island. Meet the villainous pirate Long John Silver and his cutthroat crew. Can Captain Polly Flint and her shipmates stop the dastardly pirates in their tracks? Will the map lead them to the treasure? Come aboard and join us on our voyage of adventure, fun and silliness at

The Tithe Barn Bishops Cleeve.

Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd December at 7pm and Saturday 2nd at 2:30pm.

Tickets £10 adults and £5 for children (14 and under)

Available at George Lewis Footwear, Bishops Cleeve or ring 01242 673729.

Bar available for both evening performances.

Tickets also available by contacting us by email:

Curtains Up!


Comedy Music Dance

Saturday 30th September

7:30pm at the Tithe Barn Bishops Cleeve

The Players are supporting a fundraising event at the Tithe Barn Bishops Cleeve on Saturday 30th September.  Come and join us for an evening of entertainment: music from Salty Dog, A Capella singing from Cleeve Harmony and comedy from the Bishops Cleeve Players.  There will be an opportunity to join in with some dancing too – what’s not to like?

Tickets £10 from George Lewis Footwear or through our email:

Treasure Island Update!

Treasure Island

a pantomime by Tracy Rogers

Directed by Brian Paterson

Friday December 1st at 7:00pm

Saturday December 2nd at 2:30pm and 7:00pm

at the Tithe Barn Bishops Cleeve

Adults: £10 and Children (14 years and under) £5

Tickets £10 from:George Lewis Footwear Bishops Cleeve

or email:

Come and join in the fun me ‘earties!


The Ruby Curse is lifted – Nemesia Moriarty captured!

The Curse of the Rajasthani Ruby is lifted and Fanny Golightly realises who she really is! 

If you didn’t see our play in April 2017 at the Tithe Barn in Bishops Cleeve here are a few  more photographs taken at our dress rehearsal – these ones are in colour too!

I have the Ruby – I have the power!

Cooee ducks!


Come quietly – I have men in the street so you can not escape!

Is there a secret message there?



Out of my way Rozzer or I’ll stick ‘yer! (OK so this one is black and white)

The lads down at The Bell.

What marble is to the Sculptor – education is to the mind!

We want the Ruby of course!

The Cast

They left me on the steps of an orphanage.

My dear Lady – come in and recover your equilibrium.

Now – we don’t want any of those things people speak into – they speak back!




Always got time for the law Inspector!










It’s that turban again!

Oh you don’t know who she is do you?

Where is Holmes when you need him?

Dress rehearsal shots of Rajasthani Ruby

The Curse of the Rajasthani Ruby

Here are just a few of the photos taken at our dress rehearsal.  A bit ‘Film Noir’ these ones so if you want to see the costumes and set in full colour see our latest ‘after the show’ photographs under ‘Latest News’










Original photos by

Steampunk Sherlock at Tesco!

Saturday the 1st April saw some of our intrepid cast of ‘The Curse of the Rajasthani Ruby’ all dressed up (it’s why some of them joined I’m sure) to publicise the play which is on 21st and 22nd April at the Barn.  See our ‘Next Productions’ page for more details.

The play is set in the 1890s but we have added a Steampunk element to the costume and some of the set to give it a twist.  It has been fun and we even went to a Steampunk Spectacular held at the Swindon Steam Museum where we met some fellow Steampunk enthusiasts.

Some photos below can give you just a flavour of what to expect with our costume but we have saved the best for the performance!


Cinderella did go to the Ball

Cleeveton Abbey – The Real Story of Cinderella

Tithe Barn Bishops Cleeve 25th and 26th November 2016

Well the dust has settled on the Tithe Barn stage again and the Players have left Cleeveton Abbey and Hardup Hall for the last time.  Our audiences seemed to enjoy themselves as much as we did. Both on stage and back stage crew have worked very hard to make this an enjoyable performance and we have had many laughs along the way.  It was fantastic to have so many young members with us in this production with their tireless enthusiasm and energy.  Here are a few photographs of us all – backstage and onstage.
Ruby helps Buttons with his make-up

Ruby helps Buttons with his make-up

Mrs. Morepat bakes up a storm

Mrs. Morepat bakes up a storm

Vivat Rex! Vivat Rex!

Vivat Rex! Vivat Rex!




Is it this way round? Cors-et is!

Is it this way round? Cors-et is!

It's magic! We like it - but not a lot.

It’s magic! We like it – but not a lot.

Last minute lines?

Last minute lines?

Which props table is the invitation on?

Which props table is the invitation on?

Come and Buy, Come and Buy!

Come and Buy, Come and Buy!

Ryan Kevin Diablo McBraveheart aka Boris

Ryan Kevin Diablo McBraveheart aka Boris

Prince Charming and Cinders - ahhh

Prince Charming and Cinders – ahhh










Dandini - Gringor - Stop those bells!

Dandini – Gringor – Stop those bells!

The Hardup Hall household.

The Hardup Hall household.

Not sure about those bead Hermione dear.

Not sure about those beads Hermione dear.

Friends forever - Buttons and Daisy

Friends forever – Buttons and Daisy

Agatha Hilda Hardup - out of my way Harold!

Agatha Hilda Hardup – out of my way Harold!










Hello everyone - my name's Buttons!

Hello everyone – my name’s Buttons!

Not long to curtain up!

Not long to curtain up!


Thoughtful Dandini

Thoughtful Dandini


Black Wing the Crow

Black Wing the Crow

Great scenery Tony! I'm not cleaning that cooker.

Great scenery Tony! I’m not cleaning that cooker.