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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."

Now we have another strong play with real promise:

Sister George poster

The Killing of Sister George, by Frank Marcus

Tuesday 2 until Saturday 6 July. Box Office opens 7.15pm. Doors 7:30pm, Curtain Up 8pm

A scathing examination of the public and private lives of so-called ´cultural icons'. 'Sister George' is a beloved character on a popular BBC soap opera, a cheerful nurse who rides her scooter about the countryside singing hymns and doing good. In private life, June Buckridge, the actress, is a foul-mouthed, alcoholic lesbian in a long-term relationship with Alice 'Childie' McNaught. Due to low ratings, cut-backs and June's own bad behaviour, the BBC decides to 'kill Sister George' on the series. A visit from Miss Mercy Croft, a no-nonsense network executive bearing the bad news sends George into meltdown, which results in 'Childie's' retreat into the arms of Mercy.

Tickets on general sale from Monday 3 June (Members' Advanced Booking opens Monday 27 May) via the Hurst Players Online Box Office.

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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