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In 2015, after 61 years, St Paul's Players (Southville) rebranded as SPP Theatre Company, performing at many venues, mainly in and around Bristol.

Our Next Production, May 4th to 6th 2020

We are currently rehearsing "The Thrill Of Love" by Amanda Whittington

It is a gripping drama about Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain.
A divorcee with a young child to care for, Ruth works in the kind of nightclubs where there's more than just a drink on offer.

Then she meets the wealthy, womanising David, a racing driver with whom she becomes obsessed. But why does their relationship end in murder?

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Cynthia Goldstein won the 2019 ROSE BOWL BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS AWARD for her part as Doll Common in SPP's production of "Playhouse Creatures" (see below).

To the left are the citation which she received, together with her Bristol Blue Glass award.

Very well done, Cynthia! We're all very proud of you!

Recent productions
Playhouse Creatures
was performed 5th-7th March 2019 at the Hen and Chicken, North Street, Bristol.
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One Act Festivals 2018
"Between Mouthfuls", by Alan Ayckbourn, was our entry for 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 for 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
"Time of my Life", by Alan Ayckbourn, was our full-length production in September 2016.
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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.

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.

Play scripts

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 andrewssteve54@gmail.com.