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We’re a friendly, community-theatre group, based in the historic Scottish Borders town of Duns, Berwickshire. We’re here to provide excellent local theatre. Since starting in 1954, we've staged more than 70 productions, including classical drama, new works, musicals, cabaret and stage adaptations.  

We welcome new members of all ages and theatrical experience, and appreciate every contribution whether on- or off-stage.

Join us and feel the thrill of local, live theatre at its best!

 SATURDAY 29 APRIL 2pm & 2.30pm  - Duns Players presents the Borderlands Double Bill at DunsPlayFest:

        The Fatal Misjudgement and The King's Pin. Tickets £5/£3.  BUY TICKETS HERE 

Saturday 29 April

2pm Main Stage,

Duns Volunteer Hall 

The Fatal Misjudgement

By Carol Robson

The Fatal Misjudgement follows Mary Queen of Scots as she makes her escape over the English border, across the Solway Firth in 1568, with high hopes of a glorious return at the head of an army raised with the help of her cousin 

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Elizabeth 1. She confides in her lifelong companion, Mary Seaton, as they realise that their refuge is no more than captivity and that her future will lie in the hands of the real power behind the English throne ... her nemesis, William Cecil, Lord Burleigh. 

Saturday 29 April

2.30pm Main Stage

Duns Volunteer Hall

The King's Pin - A Ghost Story

By Craig Knight

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The Battle of Flodden took place on September 9th, 1513.

Among the thousands of Scottish dead was the King himself, except rumours persisted of James IV surviving the carnage, thanks

to an unearthly gift bestowed in Linlithgow Chapel on the eve

of battle.

The sinister power of the King's Pin persists down the centuries, its capacity for magic, murder and revenge undiluted by time ...

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COMING UP in 2023 

For full details, see our Coming Up page. 

All events are at the Volunteer Hall, Duns, Berwickshire TD 11 3AF,

unless otherwise stated.


April 28 - May 6 

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Plays, readings, comedy, music,

poetry, cabaret,

children's events,

workshops, bar,

hot suppers ...




June 7-10

Edinburgh Festival Fringe



August 11 - 19

The Space@ Venue 45

Old St Paul’s Church

Jeffrey Street

Edinburgh EH1 1DH

Bob Noble reveals all in Secret Cabaret

Sunday 26 February, Volunteer Hall, Duns

NEWS Tuesday 28 February, 2023

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Duns Players' President, Bob Noble, was first up ast week in a new Sunday-night series of DP-staged interviews called A Pie And A Pint.

And what an astonishing life he revealed at what was billed A Secret Cabaret! The actor, writer and musician let great names drop in the way most of us shed dust. He met and played beside folk legends such as Ally Bain, The Corries, Rab Noakes, The Fureys. He knew Alan Price of The Animals at college. He'd rubbed shoulders with Barbara Dickson ... And all this disclosed in Bob's matter-of-fact, modest way. Interviewer Peter Lerpiniere navigated his way through the eye-stretching revelations with usual good humour, Bob sang and played guitar, jazz pianist Alan Anderson tickled the ivories, Archie Kirkwood mouthed the harmonica, Carol Robson sang like a bird, the Mamas and Papas resurrected themselves and the large audience at Duns Volunteer Hall was utterly thrilled. 

Next up for the Pie And A Pint interview? Watch this space.

Top: Bob Noble plays guitar to an appreciative audience with interviewer, Peter Lerpiniere, at A Secret Cabaret.

Below left: Bob's son, Gus, helps his father onto the stage with Peter, while, right, his sister, Kirsty, gives Bob a laugh with some childhood memories.

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