Welcome to the Phoenix Players

Phoenix Players

Stratford-upon-Avon Drama Group

We are a well-established drama group based in Stratford upon Avon.  We’ve been running since 1945 and have performed many plays, pantomimes and musical shows over the years. We like to perform a variety of plays, from whodunits through to farces, comedies and classic dramas.  We have a history of pantomimes and have included the occasional musical in our repertoire too!
Our next show is…

Phoenix Farndale A5 Flier v2

The evening consists of FAHETGDS, under the ruling hand of the Chairman Mrs Reece, doing their play in a well-meaning but bungled fashion, and they apparently feel that a completely irrelevant slide show of dear Mrs Beasley’s recent trip to The Isle of Man, a brief fashion show and a Murder Mystery Quiz to be perfectly acceptable items to include as part of a murder mystery.

She says: “We hope you have a super evening with our Murder Mystery; it’s jolly exciting, and Mildred Braithwaite’s husband did the set, despite that rather uncomfortable problem of his that flared up in the middle of it. We’ve had to double up a bit on the cast, but heigh-ho, it’s all hands to the pumps with us Townswomen. It’s s a smashing script and certainly kept us guessing Whodunnit?”


Gordon Mayhew [Roger Gowland] – Inspector O’Reilly.

Felicity Sandford [Lisa Maxwell] –  Pawn the butler and Colonel King

Audrey Blake [Karen McDonald] – Lady Doreen Bishop, Violet Bishop, Mrs King and Joan Bishop

Mrs Reece [Rosemary Smith] – Clarissa Rook, Regine the French maid, Patricia Bishop, Letitia Bishop, Mr Goodbody – a solicitor

Thelma Greenwood [Fiona Robson] – Daphne Bishop, Rose Bishop

 Agnes Thripp [Lynda Jepson] – Mrs Castle

Mrs Price-Jenkins [Carlyne McHugh] – The Prompt

There is the risk of brief appearances by the stage crew.