The Garden Players are proud to have raised well over £100,000 for charity through open-air theatre since 2005.


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COVID Statement: Whilst planning our July performances, we will continue to monitor the latest recommendations and guidance for outdoor events in respect of the Covid 19 pandemic. When our production begins, we are confident that, by following the latest government and scientific advice, we will be able to provide an environment that is safe and comfortable for both performers and our audiences.

To facilitate social distancing, we will not be using our covered stand this year and seating will be in the open air as it was for our very successful production of As You Like It at Stubbings in 2013 and our four productions prior to that in Beaconsfield & Bath.

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. In 2020 we are performing The Taming of the Shrew at Stubbings Estate from the 9th to the 13th of June.

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

“STARTING in 2008 the Garden Players’ productions have become a much anticipated annual event in the area, so it was with great excitement that I looked forward to their latest performance. While the setting was stunning, and a star in itself, the cast really shone.”
Beaconsfield Advertiser

“THE Garden Players reignited my love for William Shakespeare – it was a real pleasure to see one of his best plays performed by such a competent cast.”
Bucks Free Press

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 →

We are grateful for the continued support of Grundon, Norman & Frances Grundon and Stuart & Trish Fletcher who’s generosity makes it possible for us to continue performing and raising money for charity.

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