Welcome to Ashdon Players
Welcome to Ashdon Players, a friendly group of people who get together early in October every year to perform a pantomime in the village of Ashdon near Saffron Walden in Essex. The pantomime is usually written by one of the members and is performed at the end of November. The performances take place in the Primary School on Friday and Saturday nights and during the Saturday afternoon.
This year the pantomime is Sherlock Holmes and the Christmas Mystery to be performed at 7.45 on Friday 30 November and at 2.45 and 7.45 pm on Saturday 1 December. Tickets are £8 for adults and £5 for children aged 4 to 17 and senior citizens aged 65 and over.
Tickets for for the pantomime will be on sale at the start of November via Gillian Brooker on 01799 584039 or via email to Gillian. They can also be booked in advance by contacting us. Tickets will also be available from a point near the centre of the village from early November. Please watch this website, posters or the Parish Council website for details.
Please click on the 2017 Production link for information about our last pantomime Sinbad the Sailor.
For information on past pantomimes please click on the 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012 Production links at the left of the page to see details about that year's pantomime,and on the Past Productions link for all other previous ones.
The Ashdon Players have been performing for many years but the history of the group is very incomplete. If you have any additional information please get in touch with one of the current members listed on the Contact page so that we can update the Web site to include as much as possible.
We have included photographs and programmes of past pantomimes and as much information as we have about each one. Click the link at the side of this page to look at these to spot yourself or members of family and friends.
Current members are listed on our Contact page if you want to come along to rehearsals or help in any way and our Links page gives details of other Ashdon clubs and organisations and some local drama groups.
Copies of DVDs of some of the pantomimes are available for purchase at £5. A special DVD of highlights from many fo the pantomimes is available at a special price of £7.50. If you wish to purchase a copy please contact John Brooker.
Copies of some of the scripts are also available at a cost of £110 to include postage. If you are interested in looking at a 3 or 4 page sample please contact Gillian Brooker to arrange mailing details and/or payment to arrange for purchase of a script.