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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. 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






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.

We are now on Twitter. Follow us @garden_players for updates.


Book tickets at stubbingsestate.com here →