The Merry Wives raised £14,138 for CBUK!

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“What an incredible result and a truly amazing amount you have raised for us over the years. (£101,626)

Please pass on my thanks to everyone involved in the production. To have pulled it off this year of all years was no mean feat, and the tremendous funds raised will make such a difference to us in our work.”

​​Ann Chalmers
Chief Executive of ​Child Bereavement UK

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

Our Origins

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 £127,000 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 →

Reviews

Beaconsfield Advertiser
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“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.” 
Bucks Free Press
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 “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.” 
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