The Victory Players: Balcombe’s Community Theatre

Home grown theatre, made in Balcombe

We are a local drama group, formed in 2004 after a community based production of “Oh! What A Lovely War” at the Victory Hall.

Victory Players’ members share a passion for creating theatre, and we come together when we can to produce plays, musicals, and less-traditional events — for the Balcombe community. We’d love to welcome new members; join us on Facebook and find out what we’re doing next.

With some outstanding talent, creative teams and dedicated people, we’ve been able to perform some truly varied productions, including major musical theatre like “My Fair Lady”, serious drama such as “A Man For All Seasons”, and popular comedies “Noises Off” and “The Importance of Being Earnest.”

The Victory Players also pop up with what we call ‘Small Victories’ such as our Murder Mystery dinner nights, and we have provided entertainment for village events, including a wine tasting night and the Village Fete.

Our most recent productions were Murder at the Manor – a 1920s party and Murder Mystery night in the Victory Hall with characters – and guests – in beautiful costumes, straight from a mystery board game, full story and pictures in Sussex Express, and Shakespear-ience, a fun evening of Shakespeare-themed entertainment, alongside local children’s drama club Funtastic Tales.

Current Production – A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol – 16th December (provisional) and dates tba

Come to a read-through! All welcome.
Weds 6th September – 7.45pm – Balcombe Club Forest Room.

We’ll be having an informal read through of our street-theatre ensemble style ‘A Christmas Carol’ on Weds 6th. Rehearsals will be Wednesdays. Directed by Jane and Helen.

It’s a great time to get involved with the Victory Players if you never have before. There are no auditions, multiple small fun character roles, (as all roles young and old are played by members of the ensemble), and some music if you’re up for it!

We have a possible performance date of Saturday 16th December pencilled in at the Balcombe Club, who are really keen to welcome us.

Contact Jane to find out more.

We’re always looking for new performers, directors, wardrobe designers and more, so come along and say hello! Next year we’ll be celebrating 20 years of the Victory Players, so it’s a great time to get involved.

Past Productions

Please contact Chairs Jane Horrell or Helen Savage-Butcher to find out more.