Canterbury Players Amateur Dramatic Society, originated in Davyhulme, Greater Manchester, in 1949 and is affiliated to Trafford Arts Association and the National Operatic And Drama Association.
We started out as a parent-teacher group, presenting plays on stage in the hall at Canterbury Road Junior School in Davyhulme, and occasionally at other locations in the area for other events such as play readings.
Since March 2007 our home has been the stage at Davyhulme (Wesley) Methodist Church, which is on Brook Road, Flixton, where we present comedies, straight dramas, farces, thrillers and murder mysteries, on stage in the main hall. Performances normally run for 4 nights ending on a Saturday, and we also hold social events and play readings at various other venues in the area.
We're a mixed age group and welcome new members, whether onstage or doing the many backstage activities needed to stage a show. Don't worry if you don't know what's involved; we'll give you training where necessary and full support. It's a great way to get out of the house, learn new skills, and meet new friends. Join us and be part of our next production.
Thank you to these local businesses who have supported us in our forthcoming or previous production. Their adverts in our programme are shown here in alphabetical order.
Theatre groups nearby and some other links.
A list of all major productions since we formed in 1949.
We have an extensive archive of scrapbooks and albums packed with photos, press cuttings, programmes and posters dating dating back to our formation in 1949. If you can, please contribute to our archive by emailing us with digital photos, scanned programmes and cuttings.
We have a large number of used scripts for sale. Prices vary from £1 to £4 according to age, condition and how much they have been highlighted or annotated. Have a look at our collection and contact us for further information if you're interested.Scripts Catalogue
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