This is the website for Hathersage Players – pleased to see you. Hathersage Players are based in the village of Hathersage in the Hope Valley; part of Derbyshire’s Peak District.  We are an amateur theatrical group committed to presenting three productions each year; we present a variety of plays in May and October, and a pantomime for every February. As well as plays, we host occasional one-off events such as our recent celebration of Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, and a performed reading of Under Milk Wood to mark the centenary of the birth of Dylan Thomas.  We are involved in our community too, giving to local charities and good causes.

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Thrill of Love Poster

Tickets on sale from September 10th

www.ticketsource.co.uk/hathersageplayers or 01433 764064.  £9 (concessions £7)

Ruth Ellis was no fictional character. Her story is true and all the more compelling for it. The bare facts are these: Ruth, a nightclub hostess, shot her lover David Blakely in 1955 when she was aged 28. The public outcry and sense of injustice at her plight were key factors in the abolition of the death penalty in the UK. Ruth’s brief life still resonates 60 years on. In The Thrill of Love we look at Ruth’s story with humour and pathos. Was she hero, villain or victim? This tension lies at the heart of the play.

Our production features live music from the day. We invite you to enter the 1950’s nightclub scene and dress in the style of the era. Bar and refreshments available.

This amateur production is presented with kind permission of Nick Hern Books. It is not suitable for under 16 s

If you’d like to take part and maybe learn some new skills, do get in touch – you’ll be assured a warm welcome. Contact us on 01433 764064 or see the details on our contacts page.