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Welcome to the official website for Priory Players. We are an amateur dramatics group based in Ossett, West Yorkshire. We put on three shows annually, and are best known for our pantomime productions every January at Ossett Town Hall where we perform to audiences of around 400 people per performance.

You can find more information about our society on our About Us page.

Latest News & Events

Find out what we've been up to recently below.

May Day Procession
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We had a great day at the May Day procession. We hope you gave us a big wave and enjoyed meeting Sandy 🐕 who is getting ready for our next big show- Annie Jr.

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An Evening With Priory Players
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And the total is in! We made a whopping £1000 at our recent charity night. A massive well done and thanks to all involved!
This money will be shared between Andys Man Club and CGCC Covid-19 Volunteer Workforce Food Bank.
Thanks to all who attended and supported.

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Aladdin - Pantomime 2023
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🎭 And that’s a wrap! 🎭
With record breaking audiences, amazing special effects and a cast and crew that can only be beaten in the West End, we have had an absolutely mind-blowing week!

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An excellent Christmas party night
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Our Priory Players Youth section enjoyed a wonderfull party night filled with Pizza, Bowling and laughter @ Xscape J32. A huge thanks to Gill, Sue and James for giving up their evening too!

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Priory Players Are Back!
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We're back after a long break due to the pandemic to bring you a classic Priory Players panto, this time it's Dick Whittington!

For more information, see the Shows page.

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COVID-19 — Official Group Statement
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Following the Government advice around the current COVID-19 pandemic, it is with great sadness and regret that Priory Players are having to postpone their next two productions. The play, 'Kindly Leave the Stage' and the musical 'The Sound of Music' are now on hold and we hope to perform these next year.

We would like to thank everyone for all their hard work on these productions to date and for your continued support. Our priority is to ensure we keep everyone safe and we look forward to seeing everyone safe and well at our Pantomime in January 2021.

Take care and look after each other.

Priory Players

Shake, Ripple & Roll: Tickets Available Online
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Our Summer production of Shake, Ripple & Roll — performed by our talented and enthusiastic Youth cast — is fast approaching. Have you got your tickets yet?

A limited number of tickets have been made available online to purchase. Tickets can be purchased using the link below, and more information can be found on our Shows page.

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Announcing: Happy Families
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Come join us at St Ignatius Parish Centre, Ossett for our latest adult summer show — Happy Families — a play by Jon Godber and directed by Donna Crabtree.

More details and ticket information can be found on the Shows page.

Shake, Ripple & Roll: Tickets on sale now!
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Tickets for our next youth production - a rock and roll musical - Shake Ripple & Roll are on sale now!

Head on over to the Shows page for more information and how to buy tickets.

Jack & the Beanstalk: NODA Review
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We've had yet another fantastic NODA review, this time for our recent pantomime production of Jack & the Beanstalk. Check out a snippet below...

"Priory Players really know how to do pantomime; they should, they’ve been doing them for years. Jack and the Beanstalk, directed by Gillian Shelton, had everything the packed audience wanted: action, laughs, terrific dancing, beautiful singing, more laughs, great costumes, a happy ending, oh – and more laughs."

To read the full NODA review, visit our Past Productions section on the Shows page.

Announcing: Shake, Ripple & Roll
Announcing the Shake, Ripple & Roll Summer show

Announcing our Summer show for 2019 - Shake, Ripple & Roll!

This fun-packed musical performed by our talented youth cast is coming to Ossett Town Hall this Summer. It will be a great night of entertainment for all the family!

Show dates are limited, so head over to our Shows page for more information and how to get your tickets.

Youth Cast Perform on ITV Calendar
The youth cast performing at ITV Calendar over Christmas

We were invited to perform on ITV Calendar over Christmas! We took along some of our youth cast to sing 'White Christmas' live on TV whilst the local news was presented, and we had a great time!

Did you manage to catch us?

Jack and the Beanstalk Tickets Selling Fast
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Our annual pantomime plays to around 2000 people each year. Get your tickets quick for our Jack and the Beanstalk panto in January 2019 as they are selling fast!

Details can be found on our Shows page.

The Ridings Christmas Lights Switch On
Jack and the Beanstalk promotion event at the Christmas Lights Switch on in The Ridings, Wakefield.

Priory Players Youth supporting the 'Christmas Lights Switch On Spectacular' at the Ridings Centre in Wakefield. Introduced by Dixie from Heart Radio who liked our new Priory Players t-shirts!

Announcing: Jack and the Beanstalk
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Exciting news! Tickets are now on sale for our upcoming pantomime in January 2019. We're bringing another firm favourite back to the Town Hall - Jack and the Beanstalk. Tickets sell quick so be sure to grab yours soon!

For more details including tickets and show dates and times, please visit our Shows page.

Stags & Hens: Tickets on sale now!
Stags and Hens tickets on sale now

Stags and Hens is being performed in Ossett Town Hall from Wednesday 31st October to Saturday 3rd November. Directed by Chris Harrison. There is a large table layout for this play and the bar will be open.

Tickets can be purchased online or in Blank Canvas (prev. C&J Armitage) in the Wellgate Centre, Ossett. Book tickets for a whole table and take a crowd for a fun night out with 70s music and a huge laugh. It's a popular play and tickets will go fast so get yours early.

Curtains Closed on The Wizard of Oz
Curtains Closed on The Wizard of Oz

Thank you to everyone who came to watch The Wizard of Oz - it certainly was a warm one! We really appreciate all the feedback you give us on our Facebook page, and strive to get better and better with every production we do.

Next up - something slightly different! Stags and Hens showing at Ossett Town Hall this Autumn. Keep checking back for updates and information on tickets.

Stags & Hens: Open Auditions
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Priory Players are holding open auditions!

The award winning drama group Priory Players are holding auditions for male and female actors aged 18-40 years old for their upcoming October production of Stags & Hens The Remix.

From the awards winning writer Willy Russell (Blood Brothers and Educating Rita). This earthy and hilarious play, set in a Liverpool discos toilets in the 70s will be performed at Ossett Town Hall from 31st October to 3rd November.

A Scouse accent will be required for all parts, except the "roadie". Auditions will be held at St Johns, South Parade, Ossett on Monday 11th June 2018 at 7:30PM. Warning: Not for the faint hearted or U18s as it contains some swearing and adult themes. If you are interested in auditioning, please contact Chris Harrison on 07917 035269 or email ch2112@hotmail.co.uk for full details, cast list, audition pieces etc.

Wakefield Drama Festival 2018
Wakefield Drama Festival

Thank you to everyone who came to watch According to Rumour this week. If you would like to laugh some more, please come to Wakefield Theatre Royal on 31st May to watch us perform it again in the Wakefield Theatre Festival.

Tickets are available for purchase at the Theatre Royal Wakefield website.

Tickets On Sale Now!
Tickets on sale now

Tickets are now on sale for our Spring and Summer shows of 2018 - According to Rumour & The Wizard of Oz. For information on how to get tickets, head over to our Contact Us page.

Tickets will soon be available for our Autumn production of Stags & Hens - The Remix!

Announcing: According to Rumour!
Announcing according to rumour

Priory Players are proud to announce their upcoming production According to Rumour - a comedy farce, that is on in May. Show nights are Wednesday 16th to Friday 18th.

Let the award winning Priory Players entertain you once more!

Announcing: Stags & Hens - The Remix
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Priory Players are excited to announce the addition of an Autumn production coming soon.....

From the writer of "Blood Brothers" and "Educating Rita", the award winning Priory Players proudly present..... Willy Russell’s Stags and Hens - The Remix!

Christmas Lights Switch On - The Ridings
Snow white promotion at The Ridings, Wakefield

We performed in The Ridings for the Christmas lights switch on Saturday 18th November to promote our upcoming pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

The Cast of Snow White Announced
The cast of our upcoming pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Priory Players would like to introduce you to Snow White & our Seven Dwarfs as we start rehearsing for our pantomime in January 2018!

Snow White Catherine Thompson
Brainy Millie Tattersfield
Grumbly Grace Wassell
Smiley Skylar Falconer
Snoozy Francesca Abbott
Dosey Alice Lamb
Blushful Molly Wainwright
Sniffles Sebastian Falconer
Drama Festival Winners!
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After picking up 7 out of a possible 10 awards at the Wakefield Drama Festival, including best set, best actress, best director, best comedy and overall festival winners, we went to Barnsley last Thursday to compete in the 44th National All Winners Festival.

Our performance of Funny Money was once again a winner as we were awarded trophies for best comedy moment and overall full length show winner. Congratulations to Cast and Crew and thank you to everyone who has supported us on this journey.

Congrats, Kids!
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Congratulations to our Youth Section who wowed us all with their production of Carrots the musical, telling the story of Dr Barnardo's Charity.

Not only did they put on an amazing show at Ossett Town Hall but also promoted Barnardo’s and the work they do and raised £100 in the process.