Raising money for charity through theatre


The Tempest 2019 Results

We are pleased to announce that our production of The Tempest has raised £15,455 which is the second highest amount out of our ten productions and brings the total raised in the last ten years to £112,832. The donations to our charities are therefore:

Charity Amount
Child Bereavement UK £15,150
Rotary & Wooden Spoon £295
Total £15,445


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The Garden Players are an amateur acting company formed in late 2008 who perform Shakespeare’s plays in open air garden settings to support selected charities, including Child Bereavement UK and SportsAble. We have also previously supported local Rotary causes and Children with Leukemia.

The company was initially comprised of experienced performers drawn from local societies within the Thames Valley area. We have an exciting programme of events lined up and would be delighted to hear from anyone interested in joining us either on stage or in a variety of other important areas.

Raising money for Child Bereavement UK

The origins of The Garden Players can be traced back to the production of a Variety show at the Beacon Centre, Beaconsfield in February 2005 in support of Cancer Research and Thames Valley Hospice. Most of those taking part subsequently became involved with the Shakespeare productions which commenced in 2009.
The total raised for charities from all productions, including the Variety show, is in excess of £112,000 and so a key target has now been achieved.

For reviews, information and photos of our previous shows please go to the Past Productions section of our website →