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News from Copthorne Players

Brace yourselves for two hours of wickedly funny entertainment as the talented team from Copthorne Players returns to Chequer Mead (5th – 7th October) in Little Shop of Horrors, the musical send up of 1950s sci-fi B movies. The show features one hit song after another, with a lot of surprises and some fabulously scary moments as the misadventures of geeky Skid Row florist Seymour Krelborn are revealed. Audrey 2 promises fame, fortune and the girl of his dreams if he will just “Feed Me”, which Seymour does, and the beastly botanical grows into a giant, bad mannered, vulgar carnivore. Tickets are on sale from the box office (01342 302000) so book now to make sure you don’t miss this fantastic show!

Hot on the heels of Little Shop of Horrors comes the Panto – oh yes it does! Although it seems far too early to be thinking about Christmas, in order to secure the cast, get rehearsals underway and enjoy the festivities Copthorne Players will be launching their Pantomime, Dick Whittington, on Wednesday 11th October in the Delmar Morgan Hall, Copthorne Bank. Anyone who is interested in being involved should contact John Barnett ( for more information or just come along at 8pm on 11th to find out what it’s all about.

New members are very welcome and whether you are looking to appear on stage or help behind the scenes there is plenty to do.

For more information please visit the website:

or contact Nicki Barnett



DORIS DAY STORY “It’s Magic” rides into town

It’s almost 2 years since mother and son, Sue and Nick Housley, had the opportunity to perform together, but this time they have pulled out all the stops with this specially created show all about the life of iconic film star and vocalist DORIS DAY. Sue set about creating a storyboard that depicts moments throughout Doris’s life and involved her son Nick James, an equally experienced performer and new resident to Copthorne, who shares the narration and a selection of some of the great recordings we all associate with Doris! Who can forget “Sentimental Journey”, “Move Over Darling”,” Que Sera” and of course the beautiful “Secret Love”, from one of her most famous films “Calamity Jane”. These are just a few of the 25 songs that feature in this feel good nostalgic show.

The show will be on stage at The Village Hall here in Copthorne for two shows, incorporating a matinee at 2.30 and a evening performance at 7.30 on SATURDAY 18th NOVEMBER 2017. Reserve your ticket now, either in person by calling 01342 715307 or online at