Welcome to High Street Players

High Street Players are delighted to announce that live theatre will be returning to Harpenden!

Our understanding of the new rules announced today, 9th September, are that we can go ahead as we are performing in a Covid-secure venue. Most bookings are for groups of 1, 2 or 3 people so that is below the maximum number of six. Please note that there should be no mixing of groups, so don’t interact with others at the interval. And keep your distance!

But we will continue to monitor the situation and update here as needed.

Alex Bell as Torvald and Rachel Wilmot as Nora

We will be performing a new version by Simon Stephens of Henrik Ibsen’s gripping drama “A Doll’s House” at Katherine Warington School from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th September.  This production has been specially created to follow the Government guidelines for the performing arts.

The plot centres on Nora Helmer, a seemingly happy married housewife who once secretly and illegally borrowed a large amount of money to pay for her husband’s recuperation from a serious illness.  When Krogstad, a money lender, threatens to expose her actions Nora’s world falls apart..  Universal themes of money, power, love and honesty are given fresh relevance in this version which was first performed at the Young Vic in  2012.

Tickets are £10, please go to our “Tickets” page for information.

About us

High Street Players perform twice a year usually in the hall of High Street Methodist Church, Harpenden with a membership drawn from the local area.

We perform comedy and drama, in April and November and rehearse twice a week.  In addition we have regular play readings for fun, which are currently on zoom and organise visits to drama productions. We are always looking for new people to join us either on stage or backstage.

You can view recent productions and find details of upcoming performances on this website, and if you are tempted to join us, click on ‘Be A Part Of It’ for details.

If you have any queries you can email us at info@hsplayers.org.uk

A recording of The Importance of Being Earnest

During the lockdown 16 members of the Players got together to read Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’, part of our weekly series of online play readings. After a really enjoyable evening they began working on collaborating to produce a ‘radio play’ version of this timeless classic. Click the links below to listen to the result.

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