About Us

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The New Forest Players has its origins in two local amateur groups founded in the late 1920s and early 1930s. In 1946 the groups merged, finally becoming known as the New Forest Players in 1948 – throughout the Second World War the determined thespians still performed, epitomising the theatrical maxim that The Show Must Go On!

We have a thriving & active membership and each year we aim to produce at least three plays, plus a Panto in early January.

The Constitution of The New Forest Players was adopted on the 11th April 1995 and last amended on the 27th August, 2020.

A copy of the Constitution can be downloaded here.

our current committee

  • President
    Sonia Collyer
  • Chairman
    David Luker
  • Vice Chairman
    Wendy Beaumont
  • Secretary
    David Ward
  • Treasurer
    Gordon Baker
  • Contact Editor
    Wendy Beaumont
  • Club Night Organiser
    Mike Walker
  • Committee Member
    Sarah Haberfield
  • Committee Member
    Judy Anders
  • Committee Member
    Christine Battison
  • Committee Member
    Len Reid
  • Committee Member
    John Langridge

non committee members

  • Box Office / Patrons' secretary
    Maureen Beven
    01425 542414
  • Publicity & Web site
    Alan Whitty
  • Membership
    Mrs Kim Walker
  • Chairman production sub committee
    Gillian Pitt
  • Props
  • Front of House
    Mike Beven
  • Welfare
    Jane Sykes