The Ermington Players were formed in 1991 by Ann Roffe, Jose Boon Margaret Northey and Susan Heard on a whim after a successful venture at the local school.
For our first production, "Wife Required", local farmer Nick Toms was persuaded to join after he had come along to write a piece about us for the local press.
Our membership blossomed from five - for our first pantomime Robin Hood - to 35!
From those humble beginnings in Ermington school hall, we have progressed into one of the leading companies in the South Hams.
We have now moved to the W.I Hall in Yealmpton where we play to sell out audiences.
Our membership had fluctuated over the years, but now has a steady cast of 25 - aged from 11 to 65.
Our performance numbers are only governed by space backstage. If we had a bigger venue we would be overflowing!
|Some of the cast.|
We have tackled all sorts of plays; murder mysteries, comedy farce, revues and pantomime. We are now renowned for our off-the-cuff and wacky pantos which we write ourselves.
Over the years we have put 'Jack Down Under', performed 'Dick Goes West', given Bond new assignments with 'From Flusher with Love', made 'Five Go Vamping' and our latest exciting adventure was 'Louisiana Jones and the Idol of El Sombrero'!
The production for February 2006 will be another fantastic adventure; you never know what’s coming next even if you think you know the story!
All written by the talented team of Ann Roffe, Richard Knightley, Jose Boon and Ken Ousey.
In March 2006 we are taking the Panto to the Devonport Playhouse for our fist big adventure into a 'proper' large theatre. We hope this will become a regular event.
We are always looking for new members, especially for backstage, front of house and in the costume department. We'd also love to hear from you if you are a local writer and have a comedy play for summer 2006. Please give us a call on 01548 830348.