‘Let The Sunshine In’ Tickets NOW ON SALE

Click the indicated button to book tickets for our performances of ‘Let The Sunshine In’ at Haslingfield Little Theatre (1st Oct), Christ the Redeemer (9th Oct), or Cambourne Village College (16th Oct).

‘Kipps’ is back at the ADC in January!

Auditions are now open for “Kipps – The New Half a Sixpence Musical”. The show will be performed at the ADC theatre, Cambridge in January and you can be part of it!

Please note, this is a rescheduled run, so some parts have already been cast.

Auditions will take place on Tuesday 24 August and Tuesday 7 September.

For an updated audition pack, click here. (Those roles that are already cast have been struck through).

‘Let The Sunshine In’ – Cast Announcement

Here is our cast for ‘Let the Sunshine In’! Thank you to everyone who auditioned – the panel we’re hugely impressed by the talent, commitment and preparation on show and it was a tough set of choices in the end. We’re now looking forward to bringing you a show full of uplifting music in a few short weeks. Stay tuned for performance dates, venues and ticket details!

Brian ‘Tommy’ Thomas, 1931-2020

All Festival Players, past and present were deeply saddened at the news that our former Chairman, Musical Director, Life President and friend, Brian ‘Tommy’ Thomas, has passed away aged 89.

In his own inimitable words, earlier in 2020 Tommy had been ‘awarded a certificate by the Bone Marrow Failure Clinic and the prize of regular blood transfusions’. Sadly, during a stay in Addenbrooke’s in early December he contracted COVID, and died peacefully in his sleep on the morning of Wednesday 23rd December 2020.

Tommy conducted the first Festival Players production in 1973 and went on to MD or direct a further 58 society productions. He conducted over 60 symphony concerts, had his orchestral works published and publicly performed and wrote compositions used in television. However, his first love was musical theatre and, although he was Musical Director for countless productions with other societies, he always regarded Festival Players as his ‘home team’.

Tommy was an incredibly special man, with personal connections to so many of us. We will miss him terribly. Our thoughts are with his wife Linda, son Ian and their family.

Apply to Direct or MD ‘KIPPS’

Applications now being sought for a Director and a Musical Director of our summer 2020 show “KIPPS – The New Half a Sixpence Musical”. If you’d like to be considered please contact Warren via secretary@festivalplayers.org by 6th October, including a brief résumé and your availability to meet the committee between 7th – 28th October to discuss your ideas for this amazing show.

Apply to direct our 2020 show "Kipps- The new Half a Sixpence Musical"

The show runs 28th May – 6th June 2020 at the ADC Theatre, Cambridge. We aim to schedule cast auditions during winter 2019-20 and rehearsals would be expected to start in March 2020.