Welcome to the New Exciting Cardiff Players

Over 80 years of entertaining audiences in Cardiff
the Cardiff Players has changed
We are now a really exciting outward-looking group that is even
more welcoming to
new members and new ideas

We have changed the time and place of our Club Night

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What's On

Our Next Production

Then in October

Readings for The Government Inspector will begin in the middle of June

Have a look at our Facebook page Cardiff Players (New Group) for announcements

In December

Christmas Production TBA


Amazing News both plays qualified for the Welsh Final

At Ystradgynlais 5th & 6th June



The Story of 2014

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Another amazing year with Towpath winning both The Best Presentation Award
as well as Helen Power winning The Best Comedy Performance.

An amazing production that was performed not only in our theatre
but at three Outside Venues: Coity Castle, The Norwegian Church
and Mermaid Quay in The Bay

Noises off a very funny comedy but with probably the most challenging set
we have ever attempted, with 7 working doors on 2 Levels.
The whole of which had to be rotated 180 degrees in the first interval and back again in the second. Thankfully the stage crew managed it with no broken bones and no hernias (only just!)

It was what it said on the tin, a great family panto which the kids loved


The Story of (2013)

Last year was great for the Players. At the end of April our production of "Albert" won the Glamorgan Festival with Peter Stickler & Christopher Johnson jointly winning the Best Comedy Performance. We qualified for The Wales Final of One Act Plays in Newton in May and came very close to winning but also receiving the Best Presentation Award. In June at The Glammies Awards Night both our productions, "Hound of the Baskervilles" and "Glorious!" were praised but with "Glorious!" being nominated in every category. Wonderful performances by Bella Kemble and Peter Stickler were rightly rewarded with the Best Actress & Best Actor Awards. Well done to all those who took part in those productions, on and off stage and particularly the directors Peter Stickler for "Hound", Juliet Lake for "Glorious" and Liz Rimmer for "Albert".
Congratulations also to Pete Stickler and his cast and team for a great production of "Much Ado About Nothing" although suffering (and we did), from a heatwave during the run, it was a good second attempt at a Shakespeare for the group.

Cardiff Players stage a World Amateur Premier

"The Thrill of Love" (staged at the beginning of October) was a great success with very appreciative audiences including the author Amanda Whittington. The cast and crew were a little nervous when they knew that she was coming to see them perform her play (It had only just finished it's West End run and we were the first group to perform it). They were delighted, however, by her very positive comments and enjoyed an evening in her company after the Thursday night performance. Director Juliet Lake can be very proud of another quality and innovative production for The Players

Then in December
We staged "A Christmas Carol" adapted and directed by Geoff Lake. This was first staged in a completely new venue, The Garth Olwg Centre in Church Village (just below Pontypridd) and then at our theatre the week after. It was real Christmas Family Show, with a cast and crew of nearly 30 people. There were lot's of difficulties with this show over rehearsal space and we even had to cancel the Saturday Matinee (accidental double booking!). But, in the end everyone pulled through (including 3 young children, who joined us for this production) and produced a great show which the audience loved.
Then after the Sunday Matine, we all went to The Earnest Willows for a great Christmas Dinner and lot's of fun. It was wonderful to see over 50 members gathering together to enjoy each other's company.




Club Nights are now on Wednesdays at The Plasnewydd Community Centre CF24 3ES @ 7.30pm

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What a great start to our 2015 season, both one-act plays were successful in securing places in The Welsh Final at Ystradgynlais on June 5th & 6th. We are really excited as this the first time we have ever had two plays through. This means we were adjudicated as being two of best six plays from all the plays taking part in festivals from all over Wales! If one of the plays win we will represent Wales in the British Final to be held in Bracknel in July.

The second production already in rehearsal is the 20th Century Classic "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. We are really excited about the huge challenge that this play presents, but The Players have always tried to attempt plays that take us out of our comfort zone. We are hoping that as well as performing at our theatre in the YMCA we will be taking the play to Coity Castle again to do an outside performance.

Another huge production will be our October production and another Classic but this time an Hilarious one! "The Government Inspector" with it's anarchic swipe at local government corruption has been a favourite of audiences for over 150 years and is still (sadly) very relevant today. Reading to cast the play will begin in the middle of June.

We are also looking to encourage people (non-actors) who would like to manage our marketing as well as our social and organisational activities.
We pride ourselves in welcoming new members (whatever their ability, age, race or sexual orientation), and try to integrate them into the group as soon as possible. We have a mainly younger adult group and can offer a good social side for 30+ (and more mature) people. So come and join!

Keep checking back here for further information about our upcoming plays or sign up for an email alert at Contact Us