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Perryway Players


Amateur Dramatic Society 

Brief History

Perryway Players were formed on 16th November 1937 by the amalgamation of several smaller amateur dramatic groups and initially called themselves Frampton and District Amateur Dramatic Society. After a couple of meetings it was decided that the name was too cumbersome and a shorter name would be more appropriate. 

 After several suggestions including the Severn Bores, it was decided the name should be Perryway Players. The first production was performed in February 1938 - Toby Jug, After The Event/Moment Musical & Poison Party.  There were further productions each year until 1941 when meetings stopped because of the war.   From records it appears that the group reformed in 1946 but there are no mention of productions again until 1951. 

The first full length play to be performed was Young Mrs. Barrington in 1954, thereafter two productions of plays each year until 1975 when the annual pantomime was introduced. Since then there has usually been two dramatic productions, one in Spring and the other in Autumn and the pantomime in January. 


At present Livewire, our under 18's section, is not running as we have no adults to lead them. However, we usually have over 20 children in the annual panto, and some plays have included children (such as "Taking Umbridge". We would welcome anyone interested in learning more about our (dormant) youth section


Chris McDonald          Chair                 Tel 01452 741982

Debbie Deacon               Live Wire           Tel 01452 740166

 Perryway players web site  www.perrywayplayers.com