Queen Margaret – Backstage chat


Queen Margaret at The Little Theatre, Letchworth Settlement 13/14 and 20/21 March 2020 – The Wars of the Roses through the eyes of Margaret of Anjou.
Adapted from William Shakespeare by Jeanie O’Hare.

About this production: The author Jeannie O’Hare has performed some cast rebalancing leading to more female roles with epic monologues, brandishing of swords and opportunities to perform iconic roles.
This is a play full of intrigue; murder; battles; blood; and a surprising amount of Humour, and the cast have worked hard to make this show accessible and entertaining. Shakespeare is meant to be performed and enjoyed, and the audience should feel free to get involved and react.
There is no history test at the end. Come long and enjoy.

Private Lives Audition Notice


Private Lives by Noel Coward

Playing Dates 12 – 13 June 2020 and 19-20 June 2020

A comic masterpiece from the master playwright Noel Coward. One of his finest and most loved plays, with the licence this time secured. Thank you Pat.

Elyot & Amanda meet again across an adjoining balcony at a hotel in France. Each on the first night of their honeymoon with their new spouse. Together they run off to Paris and renew an affair with its dangerous and comic consequences.

A very fast paced play, with physical and emotional comedy, a classic of any age.


Wednesday 12th February 2020 7:45pm – 10:00pm (Main Hall)

Sunday 16th February 2020 10:30am – 12:30 pm (Green Room)

The Characters, (gender, and playing ages)

Amanda Prynne– Female, 30’s

Victor Prynne (her huband)Male, 30’s

Sibyl Chase – Female,20’s plus

Elyot Chase  (her huband) Male 30’s plus

Louise – Female, all dialogue is in French,

For a pdf of the audition pieces please email contactplayers@settlement-players.org.uk  or contact Cliff.

NOTE: This is a small cast and except for Louise are on stage for large parts of the play. To be cast we will need everyone to be available for every rehearsal!

The cast will be announced by Friday 21 February 2020 and rehearsals will start on Monday 16 March 2020 with a readthrough. Acting rehearsals will start the following Monday.

Once cast, the scripts will be distributed. Please start learning lines before the rehearsals start. There are a number of physical scenes, where holding a script will be difficult to impossible.

Rehearsals will be on Monday and Wednesday at 7;45 pm and most but not all Sunday’s, mostly in the morning. A full rehearsal schedule will be issued once the play is cast.

If you would like to audition but cannot make the audition dates then please let Cliff know asap on 07547373326

Many thanks

Cliff Francis & Samantha Powell


New Year, New Opportunities

Fancy getting involved with local theatre?

We are always looking for new actors, technical and administration to keep our local theatre energised and interesting. If you would like to get involved, why not get in touch.

But beyond acting, there are many other ways to support the Settlement Players.


As much fun as being onstage without all those “lines” to learn. Want to design a set and guide the set builders through to the creation of your ideas? Design or operate the lighting and sound systems? Different people bring in new ideas giving rise to exciting and refreshing productions. Talk to John if you are interested in trying out any of the backstage jobs. Help will be there to support you. 
email john.baskerville@virginmedia.com


The Stocking of the bar, setting up and dismantling for productions is a task that is a chance to support the front of house team, and make it your own. There is support to help get you up to speed.   email Sjcharles@ntlworld.com

Front of House

There are a variety of roles that support the group such as, door box office, Programme sales, on the Bar, sweet sales, and generally ensuring visitors have a pleasant evening. It would be great to have a bigger FoH team available for show nights.
email jevans@jeremy-evans.co.uk

Theatre Club

The Theatre club is an opportunity for those who like to come and watch multiple Players productions to do so with a discount. Other benefits include advance purchase, preferred seating and a theatre club newsletter. 
For a yearly subscription of £24, paid in September, Theatre Club members receive three tokens for use at any of the four main productions – a saving of £6 over the season. email pat.bask@virginmedia.com

Queen Margaret Cast

We are delighted to announce the cast for our March 2020 production of
Queen Margaret.
The role of Warwick, either male of female is still available. Please contact contactplayers@settlement-players.org.uk if you would like to audition.