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This page is where you can keep up to date with all the latest news about the Tudor Players, including details of all forthcoming productions.

Tudor Season 2017 (Posted 17Nov2016)
February 2017, 14-18th 

May 2017, 16-20th 

October 2017, 17-21st 

Comfort and Joy by Mike Harding

Brief Encounter by Noel Coward

Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian
Next Production (Posted 30Jun2017)
Our next production, Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian
Set during the dark and dangerous build-up during the 2nd world war. Young William Beech is evacuated to the idyllic English countryside and builds a remarkable and moving friendship with elderly recluse Tom Oakley.

A tale of two broken souls at very different ends of the age scale that celebrates the value of love and proves that friendship knows no barriers.


Tickets.

Parking Discount Scheme with the NCP Car Park on Arundel Gate - (either £4.50 or £6.00 depending on the time). It only works for the Arundel Gate CP (under the O2/Odeon), NOT for any of the other NCP Car Parks.

One Act Play Festival (Posted 27Jul2010)
The Sheffield and District One Act Play Festival was held at the Library Theatre in June 2010 and Tudor Players won the competition and The Lillian Hartley Rose Bowl with their presentation of Swan Song by Vanessa Brooks. Tudor also won the SADATA Award for the best performance by a member society and Edwina Gascoyne won the best actress award in the name of Betty Crawford (Appropriate as this fine actress was once a member of Tudor Players).

Edwina played Margaret with Phil Gascoyne as Donald and Pam Bush as Mimi. This humorous but ultimately moving play was directed by Roger Bingham.

FEB2010 - Every year the Sheffield and District Amateur Theatre Association (SADATA) put on a One-act play competition, at the Library Theatre. Last year was a little different! The festival started perfectly normally and Tudor Players were due to appear on the Wednesday night. During the same afternoon the heavens opened; the city centre became gridlocked and the Library Theatre was flooded out. The festival ended up moving to the Mongomery Theatre and our production became a Saturday afternoon matinee.

Our play was And Go To Innisfree by Jean Lenox Toddie. This was a beautiful play set on a beach near Cape Cod featuring an old woman and the same woman in middle age and as a young girl - all three women appearing on the stage at the same time. Edwina Gascoyne, Andrea Howard and Charlotte Gascoyne played the three parts. Tudor came third overall but were the leading SADATA group and will be representing Sheffield in the inter-city competition in 2010 (weather permitting).

The Library Theatre (Posted 27Jul2010)
A meeting was held on the 15th April 2010 at the Library Theatre to discuss future improvements to the structure and equipment at the theatre. Last year, the theatre made a profit - the first in some time - and the intention is to put money back into the building. The starting point is fairly modest but necessary. The toilets are going to be refurbished, which I am sure will be welcomed by all regular patrons.

Then, assuming that the theatre remains in profit or alternative funding can be obtained, more major work will be undertaken. The bar will be moved so that it faces you as you enter the foyer and the cloakroom will be moved to where the bar is now. There are plans to upholster all the seats and further ideas for improving access to the theatre for scenery and props.

The technical side of things has not been ignored and there are plans to improve both lighting and sound equipment and to establish a link to the old projection room for lighting and sound technicians.

Remember, the Library Theatre is fairly unique in Sheffield theatreland. It is the only theatre owned by the Council who therefore hold it on our behalf. In addition it is a theatre whose size is ideal for amateur productions other than musicals. If it can be made more attractive and more accessible then hopefully it will be better attended by audiences and if more people attend, then the theatre will be more profitable and there will be more money to invest. And so it will go on.

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Peter Howard (Posted 25Oct2015)
It is with regret we inform you that Tudor Players' Chairman, Peter Howard, died on the 22nd September 2015 at the age of sixty-six.

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Brian Parker (Posted 14Feb2007)
Many of you will be aware that Tudor Players' president, Brian Parker, died on the 1st of January 2007 at the age of seventy-four.

Read more - a tribute to Brian