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In the Summertime, when the weather is hot…

We had a great open day today at Ember, with record numbers of keen tennis, bowls, croquet and drama enthusiasts coming down to have a go and find out more about the club.
Thanks to all the Ember members who made it such a great day!
If you didn’t make it, but still want to find out more about what we do and how to join, take a look at our membership page.

Tickets now available for "Run For Your Wife!"

The box office is open and tickets are selling well already… book NOW to secure your seat!

tel: 07752 655 087

“Run For Your Wife” is our next production and will be directed by Steve Clunn for performance in April.

Ray Cooney’s much – acclaimed fast moving farce tells of John Smith a London Cabbie with his own taxi, a wife in Streatham, a wife in Wimbledon – and a knife-edge schedule!

By keeping to this schedule he has managed to be a successful if not tired bigamist for the last three years.

One day he gallantly intervenes in a mugging and is taken to hospital with mild concussion. In the ensuing complications, aided by an unwilling Stanley, John tries bravely to cope with a succession of well-meaning but prying policemen, the press and two increasingly irate wives. He eventually manfully confesses the truth – but will anyone believe him!

Cast of the play

  •  Mary Smith – Anne Segall
  • Barbara Smith – Lisa Mills
  • John Smith  – Jonathan Clark
  • Stanley Gardner – Neil Armstrong
  • Detective Sergeant Troughton –  Warren Saunders
  • Detective Sergeant Portherhouse – Richard Lyons
  • Bobby Franklyn – Peter Owen
  • Reporter – Nick Plaut

The Ember Players Present…Ladies Day! Book Now!

Ladies Day”   17th – 19th November inclusive
Our November production at the Cecil Hepworth Playhouse in Walton is Ladies Day.
Elaine Sesemann is doing a fantastic job in her directing debut and rehearsals are going really well.
The play is a delightful heart warming comedy which looks at the lives of 4 Yorkshire women (Pearl, Shelley, Jan and Linda) who work in a fish processing factory in Grimsby. Pearl is about to retire and lets slip that she has always wanted to go to Royal Ascot, Ladies Day which happens to be at York racecourse in 2005 when our play is set.
At the racecourse, chance encounters with lost purses, TV announcers, jockeys and lost loves allows an insight into the regrets, hopes and shattered dreams of the women who are all searching for a better and more fulfilling life than the dull lives they actually lead.  It is a bitter sweet, poignant modern fairy tale which will leave the audience with a smile on their faces and tears in their eyes, and all the better for having met Pearl, Linda Shelley and Jan!
The Box Office will open at 9am on Saturday 15th October. Ticket price is £13 and the performance dates are Thursday 17th, Friday 18th and Saturday 19th November at 8pm.
Venue:  at the Cecil Hepworth Playhouse, Hurst Grove, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12 1AU.
The online booking address is
Or phone the box office on 07752 655087
This is one NOT to be missed, after all who would not want a glamorous time at the races on a November day?

Ember Players Presents: "Fawlty Towers"

Book now for the Ember Players  production of two classic scripts by JOHN CLEESE and CONNIE BOOTH, running from the 9th to 12th December!


Clubhouse bar open from 7.30

Box office phone: 07752-655087 Tickets £10.50 or visit:


A Man For All Seasons

The Ember Players present “A Man For All Seasons” by Robert Bolt, directed by Anne Segall.
Thursday 30th April – Saturday 2nd May, Cecil Hepworth Playhouse, Walton On Thames
7.45pm (bar available from 7.15pm)
Ticket Price £12.50
Box Office: 07752 655087
Tickets available online at:
Box office enquiries:
For more details see the Ember Players Website at:

The Ember Players Present…Christmas Assorted!


Dates: 11th, 12th and 13th December

A selection of Christmas themed pieces including an American one act play called ‘Last stop till Christmas’ and Joseph’s reflections on his son in ‘Jesus My Boy’ with other humorous and entertaining sketches and readings to get you in the mood for Christmas.

Booking Information

Tickets are £10.00 and are available:

  • Online via (pay by credit or debit card)
  • By phone: Call Elaine Sesemann on 07801 943392
  • By post – Complete this downloadable form (Christmas Assorted Booking Form) and send with your cheque (payable to Ember Sports Club drama Section) and an sae to Ember Players Box Office, 48 Ember Lane, Esher KT10 8EP

 Christmas Assorted Poster

Upcoming Event: Call My Ember Bluff

The Ember Players and Social Committee
Call My Ember Bluff
Friday 10 October
7.30 in the clubhouse
£12 for entertainment and a meal
To book contact Pat Cooke 0208 398 8509 or

Spotlight on the Ember Players

The Ember Players upcoming Ladykillers production is featured in “This is Local London”.
Read the full article here:

Ember Players: The LadyKillers

This very funny black comedy by Graham Linehan is giving the cast a great deal of pleasure to rehearse, and they hope to give the audiences a wonderfully entertaining evening on May 1st, 2nd & 3rd. at The Cecil Hepworth Playhouse, Walton. Ember Players not involved in the production are very welcome at rehearsals. It’s good to have a bit of audience reaction!
See the Ember Players website for more details:
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