The nights are drawing in and the village is abuzz with the sound of scenery hammering, paint slopping, music, rehearsals and the creak of stage flooring… at least that is the theory because this autumn we have two big productions to look forward to. Firstly, Copthorne Players’ new adaptation of JB Priestly’s ‘When we are Married’, promises the customary talented Player experience, set this time in the splendour of a plush Edwardian parlour. Don’t miss it!

Then, hot on its heels will be the next production of the nation’s famous Gang Show. The amount of work that goes into this production is awe inspiring and only goes to justify the large audiences it draws from across the country. Nowhere else can you see such home grown talent.

In fact one very talented Copthorne individual has risen through those dizzying heights of the Gang Show days where he once enthralled the audience performing as a policeman. Now, our very own Sam Tutty, only recently graduated, has hit stratospheric heights by being cast as none other than Evan in the upcoming West End season of Dear Evan Hansen. The home of theatre starts in Copthorne!