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Name:The South Devon Players community theatre company
Location:Brixham, Devon, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Website:The South Devon Players main website
Membership:Open
Posting Access:All Members
Community description:Award winning theatre company based in the southwest of England
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
~~Mark Twain.
The South Devon Players are an award winning non-profit amateur/community theatre group based in Brixham Devon, founded in 2005.

We rehearse weekly at our local Royal British Legion club, and specialise in newly written plays (by our members) about local history and legends. These plays are performed locally, often in aid of charity, and occasionally outside Torbay as well, in the wider Devon area.

We pride ourselves on being inclusive, and welcoming anyone who wants to participate in the performing arts. Previous experience is not required, we are a mixture of beginners and experienced performers, and with each production, we include FREE relevant workshops or tuition for actors and crew where you can learn new skills and practice old ones!
Benefits of doing theatre with us include gaining increased self confidence, learning basic acting/ performance skills, and public speaking, making new friends, developing literacy and teamwork skills, as well as learning about local history, culture and legends. We have a very good track record with members who are developing their basic skills, as well as their performance skills, through participation with us, which all members are able to list on their CVs when looking for employment, or further education.

Another large part of our ethos is to bring theatre to less traditional venues, and to those who may not experience theatre in a formal setting, hence many of our performances take place in pubs, hotels, nursing homes, social clubs local community festivals, community halls, and even the street, rather than in theatres.

We also have links with some film extra and general casting agencies, who sometimes contact us when there is a film in the area, to invite our members to audition, which of course allows our members, if they so wish and if suitable for the film requirements, to experience further acting work, and develop their skills and possibly their CVs.

Members need to be aged 16 or over, other than that the only restrictions are that they are reliable, prompt for rehearsals and show set-ups, and that they can work within a team, and make an effort with whatever they do. We occasionally accept members younger than 16, but only with the permission and attendance of parents, as we are not a "youth theatre" group, and a lot of shows may be performed in age restricted venues such as pubs, as well as in venues such as function rooms, community centres, etc, and even sometimes as street theatre.


We welcome enquiries from prospective new members ), and from new venues seeking entertainment or shows - we are happy to do projects in aid of charity, as well as for ourselves. Many of our members are also available for other shows castings.

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