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.

9th - 12th November 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