Don’t miss our next production!

The Dorrington Players’ Spring production will be at the Silvester Horne Institute from 26 to 28 March.

It consists of two  one-act plays Come into the Garden, Maud by Noel Coward and Too Long an Autumn by Jimmy Chinn.

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Come into the Garden, Maud

This version of Coward’s view of the haute monde is tempered by having the man and wife Americans this time. She is a social climber, while he is a rich cornhusker who couldn’t care less about society. While the wife is entertaining a high and mighty prince downstairs, the husband is entertaining a threadbare princess upstairs. It doesn’t take long for the husband to realize he has more in common with royalty than his wife does.

Here are a few pictures from Monday’s rehearsal.

Too Long an Autumn

Long Autumn, appropriately named, is a retirement home for theatricals in the autumn of their lives, where euphemism reigns supreme, together with a firm belief that elderly equals senile. Into their midst is flung Maisie May, a former music-hall star, too much of a burden for her strait-laced son and daughter-in-law, who do not find Maisie amusing. Initially the ever-cheerful, irrepressible Maisie copes with the rigours of Long Autumn in her own inimitable style, but she becomes increasingly depressed. Then one day a breezy impresario, Chris, arrives with big plans for Maisie…

More information is on our Next Production page.


Dorrington Players is the local drama group in Church Stretton. Our first production was in 1931. We usually put on two productions each year in May and November. In addition we hold play readings, workshops, theatre visits and social events throughout the year.

 Interested in joining us?

We are always looking for new members who wish to get involved either on or off the stage. We are particularly interested in encouraging younger people to become involved in acting!

 You don’t have to be an expert…Enthusiasm, commitment, time, and ordinary everyday skills are enough to get you started. Everyone has a hidden talent, so come to us to find it! A desire to learn and share knowledge will be useful in any section of the theatre.

Besides acting and production, there are always jobs to do both…
Lighting, sound, set design and building, stage management, props, wardrobe, etc.and

Ticketing, front of house, events, publicity, etc.

Membership costs only £10 per year!

Check out our programme of events and come along to one of them or call Sue Jones on 07880912805 or email dorringtonplayers at If you’d like to join us now, download a membership form here.