Welcome to the Lavant Players

We are an active amateur group based in the village of Lavant a mile north of Chichester in the English county of West Sussex.  Our activities are geared to performing an annual all-age community production in January of each year; typically there will 30-40 cast members and a similar number of people supporting behind the scenes.  Recently we have introduced a second production in the autumn in a different format - a "Murder Mystery" supper evening.  We are friendly group and always welcome new members.  Our productions take place in the Lavant Memorial Hall; the location of the hall is shown in the box towards the bottom of this page:

Many people remember the very successful film version of “Grease” which was made in 1978 starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. This version is from the original 1972 Broadway Musical, but it includes the iconic songs from the movie version. In 2003, “Grease” was voted Best Musical of All-Time in a Channel 4 poll.
The show opens at a reunion of the class of ’59, remembering bygone days. Then we are taken back to 1959 and Rydell High is filled with rebellious, thrill-loving students. In the midst of this scene, Sandy Dumbrowski enters as the new girl in school. It turns out that she and the leader of the Burger Palace Boys gang, Danny Zuko, have had a brief love affair the summer before. While Sandy stresses to her new classmates the emotional attachment she and Danny had, Danny stresses the physical aspects of their relationship. As the show goes on, the students at Rydell High have to deal with love, gang violence, teen pregnancy, and friendship. In the end, Sandy and Danny resolve their differences and end up happily together.

Recent Announcements

  • Who Killed The Soap Star? Our next Murder Mystery takes place on Saturday 12 October 2013; here is a synopsis:It’s lights, camera, action… and murder!! Award-winning actor Fred Kellett plans to leave ...
    Posted 25 Jul 2013, 14:22 by Richard Ryder
  • Sausage Sizzle & AGM Our annual Sausage Sizzle and AGM takes place at the Lavant Memorial Hall on Thursday 27 June 2013 starting at 6.30pm.  Come and meet up with old friends and ...
    Posted 15 Jun 2013, 02:24 by Richard Ryder
  • Donation to Friends of Chichester Hospitals Half the proceeds from the opening night were allocated to go to a local Charity. In early April, Fred Barber our Chairman presented a cheque for £400 on behalf of ...
    Posted 15 Jun 2013, 02:22 by Richard Ryder
  • A Midsummer's Night Dream Our friends at Chichester Players are performing A Midsummer's Night Dream from 18 to 22 June at New Park. Several of our members are involved so if you are ...
    Posted 15 Jun 2013, 02:20 by Richard Ryder
  • Sweet Charity We are always happy to advertise shows produced by other local amateur groups and our good friends at CAOS are once again performing another Kathryn Wignall production; this time it ...
    Posted 17 Oct 2012, 12:58 by Richard Ryder
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