New Productions

Tickets for all Thetford Players productions may be purchased online, over the telephone or in-person from our Box Office at:-

The Leaping Hare Tourist Office, Belmont House, 20 King Street, Thetford, IP24

Tel: 01842 751975


Thetford Historical Character Walks, 2014

Come make the pilgrimage and join the Thetford Players as they perform their way through the historic town of Thetford, introducing Thomas Paine - born in Thetford, English-American political activist, author, political theorist, revolutionary and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Paine will guide you to locations where characters that played a part in the town’s remarkable history will come to life and share their stories; some of those who may be met include Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Radcliffe (former owner of the Bell Inn), Father John Brame of St. Mary’s Priory, Susannah Holmes (wife of Henry Cabell, one of the founding families of Australia), Sir Robert Williamson (MP in 1669 and great benefactor of Thetford), Duleep Singh (the last Maharaja of the Sikh Empire and friend of Queen Victoria) and perhaps the most famous of all – Boudica, leader of the British Iceni tribe.

The dates of each of the Walks are as follows:-

Sunday 19 October (Priory Walk)

Each Walk in 2014 will be different but all will commence at 2.00pm from the Thomas Paine Hotel, Whitehart Street, Thetford, with each lasting approximately 90 minutes. The August Walk will be particularly special as it will include characters from the original Walk plus additional characters will feature who participated in last year's one-off Priory Walk, also a stop at the Bell Hotel for light refreshments.

All Walks are wheelchair-friendly and tickets are priced at £6 each or £20 for a group (four people of any age) for the June and October Walks, the August Walk will be £8 each or £28 for a group (which includes refreshments). Come along and learn something new about Thetford!

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Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime, January 2015

Pantomime, January 2015

Exciting news ....... The Thetford Players have announced that their next pantomime in January 2015 is to be 'Jack & the Beanstalk'. We are delighted to be working with a script written by Ben Crocker again who wrote our very successful panto performed earlier in 2014 - The Sleeping Beauty. Caroline Foot will be directing the panto once again and we will be using the formidable team who provided us with such fantastic sound, lighting, live music, costumes, hair and make up for The Sleeping Beauty. We also plan to have a two week run, incorporating two Friday evening performances, two Saturday afternoon matinees and two Saturday evenings, as follows: -

Dates: Friday 9 January
  Saturday 10 January
  Friday 16 January
  Saturday 17 January
Times: 7.30pm (Friday performances)
  1.30pm and 6.30pm (Saturday performances)

Venue: Carnegie Room, Cage Lane, Thetford, IP24 2DS

Ticket prices: To be announced

Note down the dates and times and be sure to purchase your tickets quickly to avoid disappointment!