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.
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FORTHCOMING PRODUCTIONS - For details see below and our Coming Up page
WANTED - WOMEN'S LAND ARMY MEMORABILIA FROM WORLD WAR II
LILIES ON THE LAND, our next play, is about the Women's Land Army (see below).
We would like to exhibit memorabilia from the period and create a Memory Wall to celebrate this ‘Forgotten Army.’
If one of your family members was a Land Girl, do you have items such as WLA documents, posters, badges, arm bands, photographs and items of clothing that you may wish to contribute? If so, please contact email@example.com to arrange delivery/collection.
We will take photocopies of all documents for display, rather than use originals, and we will take care of the items we receive. We know they are precious.
The exhibition will be on during the play dates: WEDNESDAY 27, THURSDAY 28 & FRIDAY 29 SEPTEMBER. Tickets £8/£5 conc. Online (below) at dunsplayers.org, at Nairns (the post office) in Duns or on the door on the night.
Looking forward to seeing you at the play!
LILIES ON THE LAND
By The Lion’s Part
WEDNESDAY 27, THURSDAY 28 & FRIDAY 29 SEPTEMBER, 7.30pm
DUNS VOLUNTEER HALL, TD11 3AF.
Directed by Eloner Crawford
Performed as a radio play
Based on hundreds of letters and interviews with the original WW2 Land Girls:
When your clothes are full of mice, your boots full of slurry, or you don’t know how to stop the tractor you are driving, just laugh and get on with it.
Such was the philosophy of the ‘unsung’ heroes of Britain’s Women’s Land Army in WW2. This play tells the poignant and often hilarious personal stories of four women who signed up determined to “do their bit” for King and Country.
Licensed bar. Tickets £8/£5 conc. Available online, on the door or fromNairns (The Post Office), Duns Market Square .
ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS
Based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni
WEDNESDAY 8th, THURSDAY 9th, FRIDAY 10th & SATURDAY 11th NOVEMBER, 7.30pm.
DUNS VOLUNTEER HALL, TD11 3AF.
Runtime 2hrs 30mins
Age suitability 14+
Directors: Peter Lerpiniere and Karen Thomas
Set in Brighton in the 1960s, this hilarious comedy is a classic tale of mistaken identity. The main character, Francis Henshall, failed skiffle band member with a penchant for food, women and money, is employed as minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small-time East End hood, but Roscoe is really his sister Rachel, posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.
Greedy Francis also takes on a second job with Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be reunited with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Let the mayhem begin!
Tickets £10/£8 conc.
Interval, Licensed Bar