Next Production

“Going Green” by David Tristram, directed for Ember by Anne Segall.

Performance dates Thurs 21st to Sat 23rd November at The Cecil Hepworth Playhouse, Walton on Thames


8pm – Wednesday 21st August at the Gillespie Hall, at the ‘Our Lady of Lourdes’, Church, Thames Ditton KT7 0LP.

This is the 1960’s round church on the left on the Hampton Court Way, heading towards Hampton Court from Weston Green, and whose entrance is in Lyndale Road off Elm Tree Avenue.

Going Green by David Tristram is truly a comedy for our times!   Set in the present; the play concerns the would be leader of the Green Party his rise to fame as the party leader and the problems he faces when his health begins to fail.   The play is funny, bitter-sweet and very edgy.

There are six main parts; 3 male and 3 female and a small part for a ‘would be’ BBC reporter.  Anne will also need lots of crew assistance with prompt, props, costumes and backstage help.   We are going to have great fun with this and apart from the excellent script, there will be lots of great effects and some pre-recorded video to add into the mix.

If you would like to a script in advance or wish to talk about the play, then please contact Anne on 07802261904

Please note Anne is away from the 25th July until the 9th August, so if you leave a message, she will contact you as soon as she is back.


Rehearsals commence on Wednesday 28 & Thursday 29th
August and every Monday,  Wednesday and Thursday thereafter.

Who are we?

“The Ember Players”  are a well established, long standing and friendly amateur dramatics group based at the Ember Sports Club in Esher, Surrey. We’ve been putting on entertaining, sometimes groundbreaking stage performances for over 60 years.

What do we do?

On average the group stages three productions between September and May each year, performing every type of drama from classical to modern, Shakespeare and Noel Coward to Ionesco.  These are staged at local theatres such as the Cecil Hepworth Playhouse in Walton-on-Thames, The Barn Theatre in Molesey or in our own Clubhouse in Esher.

Why join the Ember Players?

The Ember Players are part of the Ember Sports and Social Club, with our own clubhouse that boasts a subsidised bar, ample rehearsal space as well as dedicated storage areas for props, set construction materials and costumes etc.

As a member of the club there are additional opportunities to take part in other sporting activities such as tennis, bowls and croquet as well as joining in our thriving social side that offers a range of events during the course of the year that include dinner dances, play readings, theatre trips, quiz nights and murder mystery themed evenings.

There are about 50 members of the drama group providing stage crew, actors, producers, and bon-viveurs!

How do I join?

We welcome all new members so if you would like to discuss how you could get involved and join an exciting, friendly and vibrant local amateur dramatics group then please contact us at the e-mail address below.

We also maintain an up to date mailing list in order to provide notice to all our friends with details and booking forms for our forthcoming productions.

To contact us regarding membership, inclusion on our mailing list or if you would like any other information regarding The Ember Players then please contact our Membership Secretary, see our Contacts Page for more information: Contact Us

Want to find out more? See our dedicated website, www.emberplayers.co.uk

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