Culcheth Players prepare for a “Bunch of Amateurs!”


CULCHETH Players are currently rehearsing for their new production to be staged over two weekends in September.

Their latest play is entitled A Bunch of Amateurs and was written by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman.
The comedy tells the story of a fading washed up Hollywood action hero, Jefferson Steele, who keen to boost his flagging career comes to England to star in a production of King Lear. However, upon his arrival he quickly finds out that all is not as it first appeared. The play features some adult content and some mild language which some may find offensive.

The dates are Friday and Saturday 15th and 16th September and the following weekend Friday and Saturday 22nd and 23rd September. All performances start at 7.30pm and will finish at approximately 9.45pm. The location is Newchurch Parish Hall in Culcheth (next to Sainsbury’s)
Despite rising costs Culcheth Players are not increasing their ticket price and they are still £7.50 online (booking fee applies) or £8 cash only, on the door of a performance.  They represent good value with complimentary light refreshments served in the interval. Online bookings can be made at

Culcheth Players will again be producing their annual pantomime in January, which for 2024 will be Aladdin. Auditions will be held in early October. So if you fancy taking part whether acting on stage or behind the scenes you will be made most welcome. As ever their production will feature local children from Rosemary Powell’s School of Dance. Rosemary will begin training the children for the dance routines from mid November. If you have a child who would be interested please contact Rosemary on 07840 536333. The children are always a delightful addition to the pantomime.


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