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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!

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!


Monthly Meetings at the Barn

Come and Meet the Players

Why not come along to one of our monthly meetings and find out more about us.  Our meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month. 

No meetings (busy summer!) until October when we will be into rehearsals for our panto but do get in touch if you are interested to join us.

Need more information?  Contact us by e-mail:


Scottish Evening 2017

Scottish Evening at The Barn February 2017

Well our ninth Scottish Evening was a resounding success with our Scottish host Brian on fine form, The Ghillies excellent as ever with some Scottish songs old and new and dancers jigging and reeling round the floor with at times astounding accuracy.  Many of our audience had of course been before and knew the drill being well schooled by now in the dances on offer throughout the evening.  The refreshments again proved popular and the haggis encouraged cries of ‘more please’.  There was nothing ‘dreich’ about the celebration of all things Scottish and our piper did us proud as always and enjoyed toasting the haggis with a ‘wee dram’.  Roll on our tenth Scottish Evening!

The Gay Gordons – just getting warmed up.

The Pride of Erin – the one where you try not to trip over your own feet.


Edinburgh Rock – right hand to your partner!

Alistair the piper

Some of the band – Alistair, Tony and Gillie

Dave strums his stuff.








Toasting the haggis – he likes this bit!

Addressing the haggis

Piping in the haggis.












Popular as ever there seemed to be more bottles in the raffle this year. Hmm

Even a Laird needs to communicate it seems!



More dancing

The Ghillies

Whirling dancers

The Laird from the Isle of Aaron.

Demonstrating those dances was energetic to say the least…

Welcoming the haggis

The pie-eyed Piper – a deserved refreshment!