Playgoers Society of Dartington Hall
Welcome to Dartington Playgoers
We've been making theatre in and around Dartington (south Devon) for over 70 years. We are committed to creating the best shows we can and presenting our audiences with dynamic, imaginative and engaging productions.
We stage three shows a year in the studio spaces at Dartington Hall, along with a series of rehearsed readings and other theatrical events at venues including the Great Hall, Bogan House and Totnes Library.
We also exist to provide opportunities in acting, directing, technical and front of house management. We are always looking for new people to join us and develop their theatre skills.
Recent / upcoming shows
Live theatre is back!
Excerpts from Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales are now in rehearsal with director Richard Clark. There will be 6 outdoor performances at the following venues:
17th August (7pm) - Staverton Playing Field
18th August (7 pm) - Dartington cricket ground
(note change of venue!)
19th (7 pm) and 22nd August (3 pm) - St Mary's Totnes churchyard
20th and 21st August (7 pm) - Broadhempston Community Orchard
Please note: these are all outdoor shows - bring your own seating, and remember how cold it can get in the evening!
Until we see you again at our next show, keep an eye on the website, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram...
Amateur Theatre in South Devon
John Miles of TOADS keeps up to date with as many theatre events throughout south Devon as he can find. You can download the latest copy of his listings here...
Please note that Playgoers is not responsible for the accuracy of information contained in third party listings.
Some suggestions for theatre at home during lockdown...
BBC iPlayer: Lights Up (BBC4) - new work recorded live in lockdown. Search for Uncle Vanya (BBC4); Performance Live - The Way Out and A Midsummer Night's Dream
Old Vic In Camera: Faith Healer; Lungs; Burn; The Greatest Wealth and more.
National Theatre At Home: subscribe or rent recent NT Live productions.
Digital Theatre: subscribe for All My Sons; As You Like It (RSC) and more.
Marquee TV: subscribe for many RSC and West End productions. Also opera and ballet.
Lots more free streaming shows are listed here by What's On Stage, including Cheek By Jowl's Winter's Tale; Richard II; Frozen and work by Kneehigh, Opera North, etc.