In 2015, after 61 years, St Paul's Players (Southville) rebranded as SPP Theatre Company.
We are a nomadic group, having performed at many venues around the city.
We take our reputation and skill with us to any venue, and are moving forward with our dedicated team of actors and crew.
We will next be meeting at 7:30 on Thursday, 21st June at the Golden Guinea,
19 Guinea St, Bristol BS1 6SX (next to what used to be the General Hospital).
We will have a couple of scripts which have been short-listed for a production later this year.
If anyone is a budding (or established) playwright, it would be lovely if we could read some of your work so that you can have a chance to hear the written words.
You can either bring copies along or email them to me and I can print it out.
I'm looking forward to meeting old and new friends. Please let me know if you intend to come, if you have any questions, please let me know and I will get back to you.
Christine (call 0117 977 2882 or email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Our most recent production
The One Act play "Between Mouthfuls", by Alan Ayckbourn,
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.
Click here to download a spreadsheet listing copies of play scripts which are held by the group.
To borrow a copy please contact Steve Andrews, email email@example.com.
A few recent productions
Avon One Act Festival, 2017 (Feb 24th/25th)
We entered "And Go to Innisfree" by Jean Lenox Toddie, directed by Christine Sargent.
Click here for further details.
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.