Hampstead Players

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Hampstead Players
Hampstead Players logo.png
The Hampstead Players logo
Formation 1976
Type Theatre group
Purpose Drama
  • England Hampstead, London, England
Website www.hampsteadplayers.org.uk

The Hampstead Players are a notable amateur theatre group in north London, named after their base in Hampstead. It was founded in 1976. It produces three productions a year - spring, summer (usually Shakespeare) and autumn - in the parish church of St John-at-Hampstead. It also has a youth theatre wing, the Hampstead Players Youth Theatre (HPYT).


Year Winter/Spring Summer Autumn HPYT
1990 Murder in the Cathedral
1991 The Glass Slipper
1992 The Winslow Boy
1993 The Linden Tree
1994 Follow the Star
1995 1745 and All That John Keats Lived Here
1996 Measure for Measure
1997 Racing Demon
1998 Lewis Carroll's Alice (A)
1999 The Tempest
2000 Inherit the Wind
2001 Hamlet The Crucible
2002 Macbeth Oliver! Dreams of Anne Frank
2003 Richard III All My Sons
2004 A Midsummer Night's Dream The Mystery Plays (A)
2005 Shakespeare's Kings Arcadia
2006 The Lark Julius Caesar A Tale of Two Cities (A) Grimm Tales
2007 Paradise Lost (A) Twelfth Night The Caucasian Chalk Circle
2008 We Happy Few Murder in the Cathedral
2009 Musica Sacra[1] The Merchant of Venice The Sacred Flame
2010 Antony and Cleopatra An Ideal Husband
2011 The Winter's Tale Fiddler on the Roof
2012 Under Milk Wood Waiting for Godot A Woman of No Importance
2013 Arsenic and Old Lace As You Like It The Cherry Orchard
2014 The Way of the Cross All's Well That Ends Well The Man Born to be King (A)
2015 Richard II Pride and Prejudice (A)
2016 ”Dangerous Corner” The Alchemist King Lear
2017 Pygmalion Persuasion (A)

(A) = Adaptation


  1. ^ In collaboration with the church's choir, a dramatic and musical presentation of the history of Hampstead, its church and church choir, featuring Samuel Pepys, Henry Vane, Pelham Humfrey and Siegfried Sassoon and music by (among others) Humfrey, Henry Purcell, John Dunstable, and Edward Elgar.

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