Welcome

We are an amateur dramatic group, now celebrating our 43rd year.

We present a pantomime every Spring and plays every Summer and Autumn.

We raise money for local and distant charitable causes.

We are based in the beautiful Peak District of Derbyshire, United Kingdom as well as on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

Future Productions

The Cherry Orchard

(by Anton Chekhov) Chekhov died aged 44, just a few months after the first performance of this, his last play, at the Moscow Arts Theatre in 1904. He described the play as a comedy but Stanislavski, who directed it, also recognised the powerful stands of tragedy which entwine the plot.

Chekhov uses the goings-on between members of a minor Russian aristocratic family when faced with the possible loss of their beloved cherry orchard to explore a culture on the cusp of disappearance, and of the new Bourgeoisie attempting to find meaning in its new-found materialism after the abolition of Serfdom. Here is a world shuddering with an uncertain sense that something awful was about to happen, yet the characters are seemingly blind to the obvious clues or unwilling to see them.

Ian McKellen recently appeared in a production of the piece at The Theatre Royal, Windsor. He has always regarded it as one of the greatest plays ever written, believing that it resonates now with as much force as it ever did. Come and see whether you might agree with him.

Lest it be thought that this Production seeks to make a wider political statement, The Hathersage Players have, up to now, donated over £700 to support Ukraine refugees in their struggle.

Tickets go on sale at 9:00am on Sunday 16th October 2022 (please book online if possible by clicking on the red box below).

9th - 12th November 2022

The Mountain Ash Rugby Football Club Singers

(Presented by Mike Pullman) Last with us in October 2017, The Mountain Ash Rugby Football Club Singers from the South Wales valleys return to delight and entertain.

Well-known for their connection with Michael Ball, they are proud to follow in the tradition that Wales is the land of song. David Lewis (Musical Director) also brings his anecdotes and wit to raise a smile.

As an added bonus, Hathersage’s own Chris and Andrea Wright bring their own internationally-renowned musical talent with a selection of their favourites.

All proceeds will be split between Médecins Sans Frontières (international humanitarian aid Charity No. 1026 588) and the Cathedral Archer Project (supporting the vulnerable and homeless in Sheffield Charity No. 1064 818).

There will be a fully licensed bar and charity raffle.

This is a rare opportunity in our valley to hear such beautiful music and 2017’s concert sold out in days! Don’t delay.

Tickets go on sale at 9:00am on Sunday 9th October 2022 (please book online if possible by clicking on the red box below).

22nd - 22nd October 2022

Past Productions

Dance Through The Decades

3rd - 3rd June 2022

Two Into One

25th - 28th May 2022

Charlie and The Button Factory

2nd - 5th February 2022

The Scrooge Diaries

3rd - 4th December 2021

The Weir

13th - 13th November 2021

Letters Live

9th - 9th October 2021