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.

New Forest Players have a code of conduct for all members to follow. This can be downloaded here.

New Forest Players have a Health and Safety Policy for all members to follow. This can be downloaded here.

New Forest Players have a Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy for all members to follow. These can be downloaded here (Policy) and here (Procedure)

A list of all known productions going back to 1928 with links to photos where available can be found here (Excel format) or here (Word format).

our current committee

  • Chairman
    David Luker
  • Vice Chairman
    Len Reid
  • Secretary
    Wendy Beaumont
  • Treasurer
    Ben Sandford
  • Club Night Organiser
    Len Reid
  • Front of House
    Vacancy
  • Publicity
    Vacancy
  • Committee Member
    Colin Bailey
  • Committee Member
    Vacancy
  • Committee Member
    Simon Hanney
  • Committee Member
    Wendy Howard-Allen
  • Committee Member
    Debbie Lucas

non committee members

  • Box Office
    Sue Baker
    01425 542414
  • Web site
    Alan Whitty
  • Membership
    Pauline Hopkins
  • Chairman production sub committee
    Colin Bailey
  • Props
    David Ward
  • Welfare
    Jane Sykes
  • Contact Editor
    Colin Bailey
  • President
    Vacancy
  • Vice President
    Ann Ramm
  • Vice President
    Maureen Beven
  • Vice President
    Terry MacQuaide