The Chidham & Hambrook Players
The Chidham & Hambrook Players are a friendly group of people of all ages from the Chichester area of West Sussex, who come together with a common aim of producing high quality plays and musicals as well as encouraging people to join in and develop their performance skills in a fun and supportive environment. As someone once said, “There are no small parts”, so if you would like to join us there is always something to do. Whatever your interests – from singing your heart out or starring in your breakthrough role to programme selling and helping behind the scenes, you will be very welcome! Join Us!
CAUGHT WITH THEIR PANZERS DOWN!
THURSDAY 29th TO 31st OCTOBER 2020
Britain is in the midst of the Second World War and the brave Officers of the RAF are fighting the battle in the air over the south coast of England. In a little corner of Sussex, the officers of RAF Tangmere are playing their part in the Allied Forces' mission to defeat Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany and, ultimately, free Occupied Europe. When one of their own is suspected of being a spy for the Nazis, the rest of the team must come together to defeat their evil foe for the sake of our brave boys in the sky.
In this comedy musical, the Chidham & Hambrook Players pay tribute to the ordinary people who each played their part in Britain’s victory in 1945, as well as shamelessly plagiarising the work of Richard Curtis, writer of the Blackadder series on which this production is based. With daring pilots and plucky intelligence officers, as well as music from the period, this show will bring a bit of wartime Sussex to Chidham in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe.
Comedy Musical Radio Play
SHERLOCK HOLMES IN THE CURSE OF THE HAMBROOK HOUND
THURSDAY 15th to SATURDAY 17th APRIL 2021
Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson investigate the legend of a supernatural hound, a beast that may be stalking a young heir on the fog-shrouded moorland that makes up his estate. On his uncle's death Sir Henry Basketcase returns from abroad and opens up the ancestral hall on the desolate moors of Sussex. Holmes uncovers a plot to have Sir Henry murdered by a terrible trained hound.
OH WHAT A NIGHT!
THURSDAY 11th to SATURDAY 13th NOVEMBER 2021
A massive meteor shower enters the atmosphere and bombarding Southern England. South Downs Planetarium discovers that the meteors were pushed out of the asteroid belt by a London-sized asteroid that will impact the Earth in 18 days, causing an extinction-level event that will wipe out all life on the planet. Backed by West Sussex County Council, Geophysicist Doug Graves and scientist Doctor Carrie Oakey create a plan to save Sussex and the rest of the world.