Our History

The history of theatre, drama groups and actors in Aldermaston

NODA Award for the company

N.O.D.A. (London Region) awarded the Players a trophy to keep for one year. It was very rewarding, after just one year as an independent troupe, to be awarded the Constance Power Trophy for the Society Most Worthy of Encouragement.  It ...
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2011 Logo for Aldermaston Players

The present day Aldermaston Players – 2011 and on

In September 2011, the Aldermaston Players were officially constituted with the remit to provide theatrical entertainment in and around the village of Aldermaston. Originally based around the same group of friends that began the February productions in 1996 but now ...
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1996-2011 Aldermaston Players

The modern Aldermaston Players were born in February 1996 when a collection of villagers decided to put on Dinner/Theatre evenings to raise funds for the Parish Hall.  None of us thought we would still be doing it over 2 decades ...
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Aldermaston York Nativity Play

Under the wonderful direction of Pat Eastop this company has performed every year since 1957. Sadly Pat past away in 2014, after directing annually for 57 years. Pat chose as her successor Chris Boott, of Aldermaston Players, to succeed her ...
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1950s/60s Parish Hall Entertainments

There are photographs of theatricals in the village in the 1950’s and 1960’s. This photograph looks to have been taken in the Parish Hall and reappeared in the Memories Book produced by villagers fro the Millenium in 2000. This group ...
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Aldermaston Court Dramatic Society (1950/60s)

Discovered in recent years on e-Bay are the two programmes from the 1950s     Some enquiries in the village unearthed the facts that A.E.I. (Associated Electrical Industries research laboratories), who in the 1950s took over Aldermaston Court (now Aldermaston Manor ...
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A Troupe of Medieval Players

14th-15th Century In a book called English Parish Drama there is reference to troupes of professional players being paid to deliver entertainments. One of these troupes came from Aldermaston. Click link to see quote The source of this information is ...
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