welcome to the grange players
The Playhouse is the home of the Grange Players Ltd, an award winning, non-profit-making organisation registered as a charity, celebrating their 70th season.
Since our formation in 1951 it has been the company’s aim to encourage local interest in drama and put on productions that have entertained and stimulated our audiences for generations.
Read some our reviews from Behind the Arras
Write Me a Murder
Donnelly and Farmer have made an auspicious debut with this murder mystery. The inevitable initial scene setting is enlivened by some first class character acting, The humour in the writing is skilfully exploited, and they have a neat eye for detail.
The opening act sets out the scene introducing characters and adding layers of plot which are shuffled and added to after the break as we drift from thriller to farce with Woods becoming antagonistic heading towards hysteria, his voice louder and higher as panic sets in – so much so he might as well have a neon sign flashing guilty above his head.
THE LONG AND THE SHORT AND THE TALL
Attention to detail is excellent - from costume to set, through to a lighting plot that suggests a very hot and sticky location. This is a play packed with tension and pace. Language may be industrial at times but its never gratuitous and only reflective of how it actually was. Willis Hall should know, he was a soldier after all.
TOM'S MIDNIGHT GARDEN
Both youngsters’ acting is strong and they deliver their lines perfectly, which is so important to the plot. They also receive strong support from Emily Armstrong and Gary Pritchard, playing Tom’s aunt Gwen and Uncle Alan.
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