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Formed back in 1964, the Deben Players are an award-winning amateur theatre group based in Woodbridge, Suffolk.

We generally stage three main productions a year, one in the spring, one in the autumn and also a Christmas pantomime, all at the Seckford Theatre in Woodbridge. We also have an active junior section that usually stages a production in the summer.

If you'd like to join the Deben Players then feel free to find out more by mailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We look forward to welcoming you!

News and What's On

Neighbourhood Watch

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Tickets are now on sale for our May 2018 production, "Neighbourhood Watch", a comedy by Alan Ayckbourn, directed by Richard Daly.

An innocent mistake on an estate leads to an alarming escalation of events as the residents of Bluebell Hill Development takes extreme measures to protect themselves.

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Directors Wanted

directors wanted   We are looking for submissions for our next pantomime, to be performed at the Seckford Theatre, Woodbridge School in December 2018, and for our May 2019 production
If you would like to submit please email the following to

1. At least three scenes or half-an-hour's action from the script
2. Synopsis of the plot
3. List of characters

These can be a script that you will be writing or it can be a purchased one.
(Scripts can be purchased from sites such as or or many more sites. The society will pay the licence fees)
Deadline for submissions is the 28th February 2018 for the May show, and 19th March 2018 for the pantomime. You must be willing to direct or have someone who will direct.
The Deben Players have a reputation for traditional family pantomimes and submissions for the panto must fit this style.
Feel free to submit any questions to

Junior Production



Auditions for our junior production "Rumplestiltskin" are on Monday 19th and Thursday 22nd February 2018 - both 6.00pm at Melton Parish Rooms (view location)

Members and non members welcome. One parent/guardian for each junior cast must either be a licensed chaperone or willing to become a licensed chaperone (if more than one junior per family is cast then one parent/guardian is ok)

Rehearsals will commence on Monday 5th March 2018 and are every Monday and Thursday from 6.00pm to 7.15pm

Juniors cast will be expected to arrive just before 6.00pm and can be collected at 7.15pm. There will also may be some Sunday morning rehearsals nearer the production.

"Rumplestiltskin" will be at the Seckford Theatre, Woodbridge School on Saturday 7th July 2018.

Contact for further details.


Upcoming Events

  22 Feb 2018
  6:00 PM
  Rumpelstiltskin Auditions
  28 Feb 2018
  11:59 PM
  May 2019 Show Submissions
  19 Mar 2018
  11:59 PM
  Panto 2018 Submissions