Mike Long

We were greatly saddened  by the news that Mike passed away on Thursday 15th March – his birthday.

Mike was a long standing member of the CP’s. His first appearance was in 1985 in Pink String and Sealing Wax as Dr O’Shea; this was to be the start of him acting with the Compton Players.  He was involved as an actor, director, or with lights/sound in over 30 productions.

From about 2010 onward Mike pursued a professional career, and he also acted with the Sinodun players. He took part in many Murder Mysteries too for Helen’s group Charaderie.

Our sincere condolences to Dot and family

Rest in Peace Mike.

Rehearsals in full swing…

Our next production will be Perfect Wedding, produced by Tracey Pearce.  Rehearsals started at the beginning of January and are promising a hilarious production in April!  More details here.

Richard III Accolade of Excellence

We’re delighted to announce that our Platinum Jubilee production of Richard III has been awarded an Accolade of Excellence by NODA!  Director Helen Saxton says “This is the result of a year of hard work and dedication by a brilliant cast and crew – I’m so proud and pleased to have been a part of it. Thank you everyone!”

Greenham Trust Funding

2017 was a big year for The Compton Players: it was our Platinum Anniversary. Yes, 70 years since our first production, and we marked it with a big production – Richard III, which was in October.

Our funding bid was successful – thanks to the generosity of our Sponsors, Patrons and Supporters, and particularly to Greenham Trust, we reached our target and were able to install new LED lighting at Compton Village Hall.  You can see the details of the project at our page on The Good Exchange.

Our Platinum Jubilee Sponsors

Carbosynth Limited

Dickins Hopgood Chidley, solicitors

Ellie Dickins, shoes


Newbury Building Society

Visionär (user experience design)

Little Red Riding Hood at Rainbows

1st Compton Rainbows recently asked for our help in entertaining the Rainbows with a little mini panto!  Thanks to Dave Hawkins for coming up with a brilliant Red Riding Hood in Rhyming Couplets, we had great fun on the night and raised £55 to put towards our next production budget.  Thanks Rainbows!