In 2015, after 61 years, St Paul's Players (Southville) rebranded as SPP Theatre Company.
We have performed at many venues around the city, taking our reputation and skill with us to any venue.
SPP Theatre Company present PLAYHOUSE CREATURES by April de Angelis
London, 1669: King Charles II is on the throne, the theatres have reopened and puritanism long forgotten.
For the first time, women are permitted to act on a stage.
Playhouse Creatures follow the fortunes of Nell Gwynn and three other aspiring actresses as they fight for recognition and equality in a man's world.
With comedy, pathos and strong language, Playhouse Creatures shines a light on the real-life female pioneers of theatre in England.
"Flesh and blood heroines...a few more female role models stamped firmly on your heart." - Time Out on Playhouse Creatures
"9/10. The performances are excellent."Bristol Post on SPP Theatre Co "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead".
Please note: Contains some strong language and may not be suitable for young children.
This Alan Ayckbourn one-act play was entered at The Bristol One Act Festival 2018 on February 21st
where new member Stephen Jewell gained a nomination as Best Supporting Actor.
It was also entered at the Avon One Act Festival 2018 on March 10th where Peter Irwin gained a nomination for Best Actor,
and we were nominated for the Technical Award for set and props.
It was finally performed on March 15th at the Hen & Chicken, Bedminster,
followed by a social evening on March 19th at the same venue when we welcomed some prospective new members.
Avon One Act Festival, 2017 (Feb 24th/25th)
We entered "And Go to Innisfree" by Jean Lenox Toddie, directed by Christine Sargent.
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Time of My Life
Our most recent full length production, in September 2016, was "Time of my Life", by Alan Ayckbourn.
Click here for further details. Avon One Act Festival 2016
We are delighted to announce that "The Arrangement", by Toby Rome,
won the Geoffrey Whitworth Award for best original script in the 2016 Avon one-act festival, performed at the Backwell Playhouse.
Jo Cross was nominated for the best actress award.
Toby is one of our more prolific writers, and was awarded second place in 2014 with "Twenty Twenty" at the same venue.
See photo at lower left of Toby being presented with the trophy by the Deputy Mayor of Cardiff, where the final was held.
Showcase Evening 2016
This was held on Friday March 18th in St Paul's Church, Coronation Rd, Southville.
The evening opened with a repeat of "The Arrangement" by Toby Rome (see above).
It was followed by the first Bristol appearance of The Second Majors Beer Band, Joe Marsden's new project, playing Bavarian Oompah style covers of modern classics.
The evening ended with a reading of one of Christine Sargent's excellent monologues, followed by a rehearsed reading of "Her Tongue" by Henry Arthur Jones.
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To borrow a copy please contact Steve Andrews, email email@example.com.