Our Next Show


Friday 14th June & Saturday 15th June 2024

Join the Group

The Desborough Players is a well established group that has been performing to the local community for over 70 years!

Each year we put on a sell- out Pantomime to entertain families at the Walton Playhouse. In addition to this we also put on a second production in the summer months.

We always welcome new members young and old, on and off the stage. The group is made up of a range of ages and talents, all working together to help put on a great show.

Throughout the year we have many social events such as our annual BBQ, Christmas party and regular play readings.

If you are interested in joining please get in touch.

Where We Perform

Our shows are performed at The Cecil Hepworth Playhouse in Walton on Thames. The Playhouse has a car park that is free to use and local street parking is also available.

If you require disabled parking, please get in touch prior to your visit.

Where We Rehearse

We rehearse every Monday and Wednesday evening at Esher Rugby club in Hersham. The venue has free parking and access to a bar! Each actor is required to pay a membership fee which goes towards the cost of hiring the rehearsal venue and the performance space. We also charge each actor for the cost of a script. Fees are usually around £30 per show. If you help out backstage or with front of house there is no fee for being part of the group.

For each show you will be provided with a costume as we are fortunate to have our own costume and prop department.

All money raised from the performances goes straight back into the funds for the next show, although we also like to donate a small proportion to a local charity close to our hearts.

Our Past Productions

Where can I park?

The Walton Playhouse has a free car park located outside the building and there is off road parking nearby. You can also pay to park in the local Sainsbury’s car park.

There is a limited number of disabled parking bays outside the theatre that can be reserved prior to the show.

Can I buy refreshments during the show?

Yes, we have a cashless bar attached to the Playhouse, serving a range of soft and hard drinks! For Pantomimes we also sell ice- creams.

I want to make a large block booking for my group, can I do that?

Yes, we have welcomed lots of Brownies and Beaver groups who like to make a large block booking. this is done easily through our ticket booking page.

For large groups we also accept pre-booking of ice creams to avoid any long waits in the bar area. Please get in touch if you would like to arrange this prior to the show.

Is the venue wheelchair friendly?

Yes, we have a disabled toilet and low ramps throughout the venue. Please get in contact if you would like to reserve a disabled space and if you need additional space within the audience (as our stall seating chairs can be moved to accomadate a larger wheelchair).

My child would like to join, are children able to take part?

Although our group is made up of a range of ages, we are an adult drama group aimed at teenagers to OAPs.

How can I find out about future shows?

We always send out a mailing list that advertises our next show. Please get in contact with us if you would like to be added to our mailing list.