NEXT UP: The Wizard of Oz, a British Pantomime
The British Players present The Wizard of Oz, a British Pantomime. Coming December 3, 2021 to January 8, 2022. Emma Houldershaw and Samantha Cartwright have taken L Frank Baum’s classic tale and created a traditional British pantomime that is true to the original, but is fresh, lively, and lots of fun!
The Audience is a glimpse into the woman behind the crown, and the moments that have shaped Britain’s modern monarchy. See it March 18 to April 2, 2022.
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Based on Charles Dickens’ final unfinished novel, this hilarious whodunit invites the audience to solve the mystery by choosing the identity of the murderer. The tale is presented as a show-within-a show, as the Music Hall Royale, a delightfully loony Victorian theatre company, presents Dickens’ brooding mystery. Coming to the stage in Summer of 2022.
Recent Past Productions
Let’s All Go to the Music Hall
The British Players Online Music Hall
In the middle of the pandemic your friends at The British Players have an answer for you. Our title song says it all – “Let’s All Go to the Music Hall” (online). We assembled an amazing array of artists for your amazement and amusement. There are a Cheeky Chappie, a Red Hot Mama, an acrobat, and a full complement of singers and entertainers with new versions of audience favorites from our treasure trove of material from Music Halls past. One thing is guaranteed – you have NEVER seen anything like this before. And here’s hoping we will be off the virtual boards and back to performing for you in-person by the end of the year.
But until then:
REMEMBER as we sing in our opening number “there’s no entertainment like a good old Music Hall.”
POUR yourself a pint or a pitcher or a glass and imagine it has been brought to you by a lovely, saucy barmaid.
This show premiered on March 27, 2021 but you can watch it at any time by clicking on the button below.
HELP us to continue bringing British theater to life in the DC area by making a donation to the Players so we can pay our bills and bring you more plays, pantos, musicals and Music Halls in the future.
HAVE A BANANA!
Online Pandemic Holiday Spectacular!
Were you unable to cross the pond for the holidays? Missed puddings, pies, Panto, and poetry?
The British Players had just the solution — Oh yes we did!
We produced three video recordings of a holiday variety show that were shown in December 2020 on YouTube. They are still available for you to watch.