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As a society we pride ourselves on bringing award-winning theatrical productions to our local theatres. Each production involves a huge number of our members. Members get involved as performers or taking on one of the many roles that form the  production team (lights, sound, projection, publicity, set design, stage crew and construction to name but a few). In addition to that we now have members that are part of the Rickmansworth Players orchestra and stage bands.

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When a successful famous writer and actor  allows an elderly, cantankerous, unsanitary, malodorous woman to set up home in her clapped out van, with all her worldly possessions in his front garden as a kind gesture to help her out, little did he know that she would stay parked for 15 years. This delightful play is a summation of this (mostly) true occurrence during the 70’s and 80’s composed using the many notes and memoirs of Alan Bennett. It tells of truth, tolerance and down right belligerence, with patience severely pushed to its limits, which Bennett has portrayed either as brilliantly funny or movingly tragic. But who is Miss Shepherd and how did she end up homeless, residing in an ancient Bedford Van? This delightful play chronicles her various encounters, adventures and touches on how or why she ended up living in a van in the first place.

In March 2022, the ‘greatest undiscovered shipwreck of all times’ was found in Antarctica – the Endurance, the lost vessel of Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton.

A world theatre premiere, the brand new musical ‘Shackleton’ tells the incredible true story of Shackleton and his crew.

Stranded on the ice in the middle of the Southern Ocean for over a year with no way to get a message home, Shackleton and his crew set out on their epic tale of survival against the odds. After the sinking of their ship, their mission becomes to find a way home before they succumb to the fate of many Antarctic explorers before them. This extraordinary journey uses the power of theatre to bring you into the lives, loves and camaraderie of these men as they endure the ultimate test of the human spirit.

Rickmansworth Players are proud to bring this heart-warming and exciting musical to the Brighton Fringe Festival, performing at the St Augustine Arts & Events Centre, BN1 6EA. Tickets are available from Further information on the production can be found at

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Adult Production

Rehearsals take place at

St John's Ambulance Hall

Every Monday -Thursday


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Production & Rehearsal Photographs by Cat Humphries

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