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Established in 1936, we are a thriving village theatre group, focussed on bringing exemplary drama to West Sussex and entertainment to our local community and beyond. Please use the navigation links above to browse our website.

Next Production

The excellent production of Rope at the beginning of May was well received by audiences who listened, rapt, as the plot twisted and turned.

JB of Sussex said: ¨...this was probably the best performance I have ever seen. The acting... was breathtakingly good. Some of their speeches in the second half in particular would have graced a professional production without any doubt."

After seeing the challenging and moving The Killing of Sister George in July, DD of Haywards Heath said: A brilliant if not disturbing production!

Our next play is for the Hurst Festival

Glass Menagerie poster

The Glass Menagerie, by Tennassee Williams

Tuesday 17 until Saturday 21 September. Box Office opens 7.15pm. Doors 7:30pm, Curtain Up 8pm

Amanda Wingfield, a faded remnant of St Louis gentility, lives to see her disabled daughter married. The daughter, Laura, is breaking under the pressure and retreats from the world. Her brother, Tom, also cannot tolerate the constant nagging and turns to alcohol as his escape. Then an eligible young man accepts an invitation to dinner...

Tickets on sale from the Hurst Festival Box Office at the Theatre or via the Hurst Festival Online Box Office.

Theatre Refurbishment

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Hurst Players Committee

  • Steve Somers - Chairman
  • Jo Porter - Hon. Treasurer
  • Marilyn Somers - Hon. Secretary
  • Annette Squire
  • Anne Hopper
  • Jo Kearns
  • Chrys Tarr
  • Bob Sampson


  • Michael Squire