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Enjoy this timelapse video showing how we build our set. This shows us getting our stage ready for Spitfire Girls back in 2015. (Video Credit - Paul Hannawi)





Portishead Players- Past Productions


Portishead Players has been performing since 1923! In that time, we have put on a wide variety of musicals, dramas, comedies, thrillers, pantomimes, traditional Shakespeare, and original scripts written by members of the group!

Over the years, we have scooped various NODA awards and nominations, including our productions of Blood Money in 2004, ‘Allo ‘Allo in 2007 and Fawlty Towers in 2010. Portishead Players received the ‘Achievement Award for 2015’: endorsing the high standard of all Portishead Players’ shows during the year, including 'Spitfire Girls' and 'Funeral Party'. 


Commendation for Portishead Players’ creative skills was acknowledged with the Peter Wheeldon Trophy given “in recognition of societies that stage totally handmade productions”. During 2015, the group staged Spitfire Girls written and directed by long-standing member Colin Astley. The high standards of the society extend to promotional and publicity materials and this was acknowledged with the ‘Standard Programme Award’ for its production of Entertaining Angels. Earlier in the year, the group also gained an award in the Bristol One Act Festival for the ‘Best Moment in Theatre’ for BoggleBox, a satirical comedy written by Wendy Walmsley and directed by Rich MacPherson.

Our Portishead Young Players (PYPs) have also won ‘Best Moment in Theatre’ at the Bristol One Act Festival in 2015 and 2017.

Take a look at all our photos below!


Are you a past or present member of Portishead Players? Send us your old photos to - we would love to see them! 

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