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We normally hold a New Members Night on the first Friday of every month while we are rehearsing a new play.

To come along and meet some of us for a chat and for any more information, please contact our Secretary, Marlene Poole, by email at

You will be sent details of time and location and a short audition piece to learn and then perform when you are with us.

If you would like to book tickets for our next performance please email or call Pauline on 07517 698083.

Some questions we are regularly asked about The Phoenix Players:

Q. Is previous experience necessary?
A. No, just enthusiasm and commitment

Q. How many productions do you present annually?
A. We present three productions throughout the year, in January, April/May and September. Each one runs for a period of one full week, which includes the get-in on the Sunday (please bring hand tools and lunch; tea, coffee and sausage rolls are provided), technical and dress rehearsals.

Q. When and where are the rehearsals?
A. The group meets at the New College on Queens Drive Swindon on Wednesday and Friday evenings. Rehearsals start at 7.30 pm and finish by 10 pm. and run for eight to ten weeks prior to the production.

Q. Is there a membership fee and how much is it?
A. Membership costs £20 per annum. It's another £10 for each show you perform in.

Q. Are there any age restrictions?
A. We would love to have more younger members, and take people aged 16 and over. There is no upper age limit!

Q. I want to be involved, but don't want to go on stage. Can I still join?
A. We always need members to help with Front of House duties and there are opportunities for backstage work.

Q. A. Do you hold social activities?
Yes, we have an active Social Committee who organise summer BBQs, after show suppers, Christmas buffets, trips to other theatres and other events.

The "Who's Who" of The Phoenix Players

Office Member
President Nigel Margetts
General Secretary Marlene Poole
Production Secretary Sandra Gilbert
Treasurer Martin Lawrence
Assistant treasurer Nicholas Gratton
Publicity Officer Gill Brain
General committee Stephanie Trinci
General committee Margaret Price
General committee Sally Lovejoy
General committee Stella Hopkins


The Phoenix Players Constitution 2013 (MS Word Document)