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Peterborough Players

In mid-2020, three friends, Peter Hopkins (a singer, teacher, director and conductor), Meg Benbow (an artist and designer), and Russell McQuilty (a sculptor and set builder) got together over dinner and the topic of discussion turned to the possibility of establishing a theatre group in Peterborough. Enlisting the help of established local artists Heather and Des Parker, the Peterborough Players came into being. Many local people came on board to take roles on stage, to help with set building, ticket sales and the many other tasks involved. The Peterborough Festival Committee got behind the concept and in April 2021 we presented our first programme of one-act plays in the Yongala Memorial Hall, as part of the Peterborough Art and Cultural Festival. The support from the people of the area and nearby towns was very enthusiastic. If you would like more information about the Peterborough Players upcoming performances, please visit the Events page.