Next production at the Kenneth More Theatre, Ilford

A group of three couples, old friends and all married on the same day in the same chapel, gathers at the Helliwells’ home to celebrate their silver anniversary. When they discover that they are not legally married, each couple initially reacts with proper Victorian horror – what will the neighbors think? – and all three couples find themselves reevaluating their marriages; hovering closely over the proceedings is the Yorkshire Argus' alcohol-soaked photographer, keen to record the evening's events for posterity, and a wickedly destructive housekeeper who is hoping to use the couples' mortification to her own advantage.

Directed by Peter Wilson


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Previous productions

Thursday 4th - Saturday 6th October, 2018

Witty and irreverent, compassionate and wise, this award-winning masterpiece gives voice to real women’s deepest fantasies, fears, anger and pleasure, and calls for a world where all women are safe, equal, free and alive in their bodies. The play has been updated for today's issues and contains explicit sexual content and language, some of which contains violence.

This play contains explicit sexual references and language

Directed by Lindsey Sculfor & Peter Wilson


Included one signed performance.


Thursday 24th - Saturday 26th May, 2018

On a bare terrace, perhaps in a small private hotel, stroll two old gentlemen, who greet each other courteously. They discuss the past, the weather, old friends, the war; they are joined by two women they obviously know. All is not what it seems. By the time the day ends, the audience are moved to compassion, sympathy, and respect for these extraordinarily ordinary people.

Directed by Lindsey Sculfor


Thursday 8th - Saturday 10th February, 2018

A trivial play for serious people

Directed by Lindsey Sculfor


Thursday 16th - Saturday 18th November, 2017

On a farmhouse at the edge of Salisbury Plain, a family is falling apart. Stephen can’t afford to put his mother into care; Arthur can’t afford to stop working and look after his wife.  When a young stranger with blue hair moves in to care for Edie as her mind unravels, the family are forced to ask: are we living the way we wanted?  Visitors is a haunting, beautiful look at the way our lives slip past us.

Directed by Spencer Simmons


Thursday 25th - Saturday 27th May, 2017

A thriller by Francis Durbridge

Robert and Stella learn that their son has been kidnapped - not for ransom, but to force them to allow one of the kidnappers to remain in their house. Two other men, supposedly police officers, arrive and reveal that one of the kidnappers has been murdered. Soon, however, it is clear that these two are far from what they seem. A highly exciting thriller, first seen at the Savoy Theatre in 1982 with Gerald Harper and Susan Hampshire.

Directed by Fiona Hinson


Thursday 2nd - Saturday 4th Feb, 2017
'Season's Greetings'

by Alan Ayckbourn

Further to their recent production of Blithe Spirit, Wanstead Players presents a brand new production of Alan Ayckbourn’s hilarious hit comedy Season’s Greetings.

It’s Christmas at Belinda and Neville’s house, a time for family and friends to come together and celebrate the festivities... and celebrate they do! Take one frustrated wife, add a seductive stranger, two eccentric uncles and a mechanical monkey, and watch the hilarity unfold in Ayckbourn’s explosive festive treat. Christmas will never be the same again!

Directed by Bob Hutt


Thursday 3rd - Saturday 5th Nov, 2016

by Noel Coward

Directed by Lindsey Sculfor


Thursday 19th - Saturday 21st May, 2016

Two one-act plays

Directed by Pamela May


Thursday 28th - Saturday 30th January, 2016

Directed by Jenni Allen


Thursday 29th - Saturday 31st October, 2015

Directed by Peter Wilson


Thursday 21st-Saturday 23rd May, 2015

Cast (in order of appearance)
Robert Hanson
Mike May
Mrs Tucket
Helen Greenall
Cherry Davies
Jenni Allen-Clarke
Evan Davies
Phil Clarke
Stella Martyn Pamela May
Jimmy Martyn
Dan Wilson

Directed by Sarah Jones


Thurs 29th - Sat 31st January, 2015

A brand new play written by our own J.R. Allen
Twice winner of 'Best New Writing Award' at the
Waltham Forest Festival of Theatre (2013 and 2014)

WP To The Manor Dead

The Manor, a small country hotel, is at risk of being sold to developers!

In order to find a new business, the manager has decided to run a Murder Mystery Weekend, although she didn't plan for an actual murder.

So... is it that so many of the guests know each other, (intimately, in some cases...)?
...why is it that you just can't get the staff?
...what will happen to the Manor?

Oh, and whodunnit anyway?!

Pictures by Cluny MacPherson

Cast (in character alphabetical order)
Finley Biggers
Brian Seaton
Seraphina Bird
Heather Dalton
Glenn Chance
Mike May
Emma Churchill
Sarah Jones
Laraine Delaney
Nicki Cornwell
Melanie Forester
Janet MacPherson
Hunter Henderson
Paul Robinson
Jacqueline Henderson
Nina Wilson
Johnny Lawson
Edmund Lahiff
Ben Lockwood
Peter Wilson
Grace Pritchard
Sonia Lahiff
Victor Timothy
Phil Clarke
Karen Waite
Pamela May

Directed by Jenni Allen


Wanstead Players' Productions 2007-2013