Drama fans spoilt for choice as Malmesbury and Sherston players give their all

Athelstan Players cast members Sue Poole, Hannah Wood, Amanda Duffin, Marilyn Johnson, Pat Castle, Elizabeth Outlaw, Megan Mills, Hayley Blake and Jackie Morris will take their audience in Swindon tomorrow back to the village of Eyam as plague strikes

Sherston Drama Group perform Fish Out Of Water tonight and will be on stage at the village hall nightly until Saturday

First published in News by

Drama fans are spoilt for choice with two powerful plays put on by Malmesbury and Sherston amateur dramatic groups this week.

The Athlestan Players will tell the true tale of villagers in Eyam, Derbyshire, during the plague, who isolated themselves to protect nearby settlements after a bundle of clothes carrying the disease arrived, killing more than two-thirds of its population.

Sherston Drama Group’s Fish Out Of Water, by Derek Benfield, is staged tonight and will be on stage at the village hall nightly, at 7.30pm, until Saturday.

Tickets are £6.50 from the post office or email sherstondramagroup@gmail.com

The Athelstan Players put on Isolation of Eyam, by Joyce Dennys, at the Arts Theatre, Swindon, tomorrow at 7.15pm, as part of the Harold Joliffe One Act Play Festival. Tickets are £10.50.

Players’ chairman Christine Mace said: “It’s a true story of the different people and how the families were affected and wiped out.

“It has affected some people in the play, but you have to keep the emotion for the performance.”


Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree