About Us

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The New Forest Players has its origins in two local amateur groups founded in the late 1920s and early 1930s. In 1946 the groups merged, finally becoming known as the New Forest Players in 1948 – throughout the Second World War the determined thespians still performed, epitomising the theatrical maxim that The Show Must Go On!

Now in our 89th year we have a thriving & active membership and each year we aim to produce at least three plays, plus a Panto in early January.

The Constitution of The New Forest Players was adopted on the 11th April 1995 and last amended on the 31st March, 2011.

A copy of the Constitution can be downloaded here

our current committee

  • President
    Sonia Collyer
  • Chairman
    Clive Rigden
  • Vice Chairman
    Ann Ramm
  • Secretary
    Alan Whitty
    01425 511471
  • Treasurer
    Gordon Baker
  • Publicity Manager
    David Luker
  • Contact Editor
    Wendy Beaumont
  • Property/Equipment
    Mike Beven
  • Front of House
    Joy Bacon
  • Membership Secretary
    Mrs Kim Walker
  • Committee Member
    Karen Landa
  • Committee Member
    Mike Walker
  • Committee Member
    Sarah Haberfield

non committee members

  • Box Office
    Maureen Beven
    0845 166 8775
  • Light and Sound
    Terry McQuaide