ABOUT US

PAST SHOWS

The Bovingdon Players is a local amateur theatre group based in the Bovingdon Memorial Hall since 1921.  Take a look at our list of past productions and you will see everything from panto to Shakespeare, via comedy, mystery and the odd musical.  We have competed in festival competitions, winning numerous prizes over the years, and kept our audiences entertained thanks to the dedicated and talented members drawn from the village and the local area.

We usually aim to put on two full length productions a year plus the occasional evening of audience-participation murder mystery and local events. 

At the moment, while COVID restrictions are in place, groups such as ours are unable to get together in person to rehearse or put on live performances, but we are still able to meet up by video and continue to be active socially, including Zoom-based play readings.  Meanwhile we are looking forward to getting back into the Memorial Hall just as soon as it is safe for our members and our audience.

We are always looking out for new members to join the group, so we would love to hear from anyone who fancies trying their hand at anything from acting to creating amazing sets, making costumes or props, devising special effects or just making sure our audiences are well-looked after.  If you are interested in having a go, please drop an e-mail to info@bovingdonplayers.com

Robert Peacock - Chair

 

 

2019

2019

2018

2017

2017

2016

2016

Hangman

Duets

The Final Act

The Lady Killers

The Kitchen Sink

Prepare to Meet Thy Tomb

Wild Goose Chase

2015

Table Manners

2015

Vintage Hitchcock

2014

Touch and Go

2014

Ain't You Got No Holmes To Go To

2014

Jumpy

2013

Ladies Day (Info Page)

2013

An Inspector Calls

2013

Out of Order

2012

Calendar Girls

2012

By Way of Murder (Info Page, NODA Crit)

2011

Cold Comfort Farm (Info PageNODA Crit)

2011

Bumped Off (Info Page)

2010

Good Things (Info PageNODA Crit)

2010

Fête Worse Than Death (Info Page)

2010

Moonshine (Info PageAdjudicator’s summary)

2009

Steaming (Info PagePosterNODA Review)

2009

The Cripple of Inishmaan (Info PagePosterObserver Review)

2008

JB and the Top Secret Parrot (Info PageNODA Crit)

2008

Alarms and Excursions (Info PageNODA Crit)

2007

King Lear (Info PagePosterObserver Review, NODA Crit)

2007

The Mystery of Talbot Manor (Info Page)

2007

Habeas Corpus (Info PagePoster)

2006

Relatively Speaking (Info Page, PosterNODA Review)

2006

Hay Fever (Poster)

2005

Sherlock, Follow That Sleigh! (Info PagePoster)

2005

Lord of the Flies

2005

The Final Act - a Murdernight

2005

Steel Magnolias (Info Page, PosterWatford Observer Review)

2004

Scrooge - the Musical (Info PagePosterProgrammeWatford Observer ReviewPhoto Gallery)

2004

Murder Mystery - The Curse of the Willoughby Diamond (Info PageProgrammePhoto Gallery)

2004

All my Sons (Poster, Programme)

2004

Chorus of Disapproval

2004

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory**

2003

Neville’s Island (NODA reviewPhoto Gallery)

2003

People Like Us *

2003

Me And My Friend *! (Luton News Review)

2002

A Tomb With A View

2002

Fantastic Mr Fox**

2001

Cinderella

2001

Abigail’s Party” #

2001

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

2000

In The Blinking Of An Eye *

2000

The Chinese Pendant

2000

Stepping Out

1999

James And The Giant Peach

1999

Alice In Wonderland

1999

The Imaginary Cuckold

1999

The Man In The Bowler Hat

1999

A Coupla’ White Chicks Sitting Around Talking *!

1999

Oliver!

1998

Toad Of Toad Hall

1998

Ghostwriter ** *!

1998

The Deep Blue Sea #

1998

It’s Now Or Never

1997

The Crucible

1997

The BFG**

1997

Eternal Triangle *!

1997

A Chip In The Sugar *

1997

A Lady Of Letters *

1997

Mrs Cage *

1996

Habeas Corpus

1996

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe**

1996

The Song of Louise in the Morning *!

1996

Confusions

1995

Local Affairs

1995

A Kind Of Alaska *!

1995

Blue Remembered Hills

1995

Goldilocks & The 3 Bears

1994

A Woman's Wartime

1994

Shadow of a Gunman

1994

Save the Human**

1994

Laundry & Bourbon *!

1994

The ‘Big Vic Wouldn’t Have It 

1994

Any Other Way!’ Show

1994

On The Razzle

1993

Outside Edge

1993

The End Of The Picnic *

1993

Curtains

1993

The Lover

1993

Shakers

1993

Season's Greetings

1992

Twelfe Night

1992

An Englishman Abroad *

1992

Shop For Charity

1992

The Sleeping Beauty

1991

Aladdin

1991

Woman In Mind

1991

James And The Giant Peach**

1991

Tickle**

1991

The Browning Version

1991

The Real Inspector Hound

1990

Toad of Toad Hall**

1990

A Midsummer Night's Dream

1990

Birdsong *

1990

Singing In The Wilderness** *

1990

Under Milk Wood

1989

Dandelion Time**

1989

Dick Whittington

1989

The Bear *

1989

The DIY Frankenstein Outfit** *

1989

Queen Elizabeth Slept Here

1989

Animal Farm

1989

Can't Pay! Won't Pay! (Unknown Critique)

1988

The Thwarting Of Baron Bolligrew

1988

The Collection *

1988

Pastiche

1988

The Parcel

1988

Absent Friends

1987

Ali Baba And The Forty Thieves

1987

The Merry Regiment Of Women

1987

The Hole *

1987

The Unexpected Guest

1986

Cinderella

1986

The Rape Of The Belt

1986

My Three Angels

1985

Jack and the Beanstalk

1985

Bonaventure

1985

The Princess And The Pea

1985

The Importance Of Being Earnest

1984

Night Must Fall

1984

Mixed Doubles

1984

Blithe Spirit

1982

Narrow Margins

1982

The Enquiry

1981

The Owl And The Pussycat

1980

Wait Until Dark

1980

One Wild Oat

1979

Lock up Your Daughters

1978

Rookery Nook

1978

She Stoops To Conquer

1977

The Best Of British Jubilee Review

1976

1066 And All That

1976

The Philanthropist

1976

End Of The Pier Show

1975

Victorian Music Hall

1975

Nude With Violin

1974

Victorian Music Hall

1974

Murder In Company

1973

Dear Charles

1973

Goodnight Mrs Puffin

1972

Not Now Darling

1971

The White Liars

1971

Cinderella

1971

One Way Pendulum

1970

Little Red Riding Hood

1970

They Don't Grow On Trees

1970

The Rivals / Loot

1969

Ali Baba

1969

The Rape Of The Belt

1969

Wanted, One Body

1968

Babes In The Wood

1968

Murder Out Of Time

1967

The Amorous Prawn / Easy Money

1966

Billy Liar

1964

Babes In The Wood

1964

Something To Hide

1963

Your Obedient Servant

1961

How Now Hecate

1960

Alice In Wonderland

1959

The Happy Prisoner

1957

Home At Seven

1956

The Secret Tent

1956

Grand National Night

1955

Miranda / Waters of the Moon

1955

Dear Brutus / George & Margaret

1954

Bonaventure

1952

The Happiest Days Of Your Life

1951

The Guinea Pig

1951

On Monday Night Next

1951

Tilly Of Bloomsbury

1950

Blithe Spirit

1950

Suspect

1950

The Girl Who Couldn't Quite

1949

Ladies In Waiting

1949

The Winslow Boy

1948

See How They Run

1948

They Came To A City

1947

Winter Sunshine

1947

This Happy Breed

1940

The Ghost Train

1939

Laburnum Grove

1938

The Midshipman

1937

Fantastic Light / The Little Hen

1937

Joint Owners In Spain

1935

Yellow Sands / Spring Show

1935

The Stepmother

1933

The Farmer's Wife

1933

The Return Of The Prodigal

1933

Outward Bound

1932

The Middle Watch

1932

The Prisoner Of Zenda

1931

The Rivals / The Man At Six

1930

The Master of the House

1927

Nothing But The Truth

1927

The Importance of Being Earnest

1926

Tilly Of Bloomsbury

1921

Scenes from School For Scandal

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The Merchant Of Venice

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Selected scenes from:  

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The Late Christopher Bean

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Bird In Hand

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Dear Brutus

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The Shop At Sly Corner

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The Chiltern Hundreds

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Madame Louise

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