"Is there any other group, amateur or professional, apart possibly the RSC, which could fill any venue in Teesdale for four nights with any work by the Bard?"
The Castle Players is a community drama group based in Barnard Castle, County Durham. It is a Company Limited by Guarantee and a Registered Charity. Since establishing in the late 1980s, The Castle Players has become one of the region’s leading non-professional theatre companies.
The Hound of the Baskervilles
"Elementary, my dear Watson."
In January 2014, The Castle Players present Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles, adapted by Jill Cole, and directed by Chris Best and Sarah Fells. The show will tour local venues across Teesdale and beyond.
This terrifying tale, set on a remote and desolate moor, sees Sherlock Holmes and his faithful companion Doctor Watson attempt to solve the case of the mysterious hound that has cursed the Baskerville family for generations. As the new Sir Henry Baskerville takes ownership of the family home, Holmes and Watson encounter an array of local characters who are not all they appear to be...
This action-packed and bloodcurdling horror story is not for the faint-hearted! Children under 12 are allowed in of course (no matter what the poster suggests...).
Castle Players Donate £750 to Witham Hall
Monday, October 14
Barnard Castle’s renowned community drama group The Castle Players have generously donated over £750 towards the ongoing fundraising appeal for The Witham, the town’s newly redeveloped arts, community and commercial centre.Read more...
RSC Open Stages 2011-2012
BREAKING NEWS! We have been selected to participate in the next Open Stages project in 2013/2014 with our summer 2014 production of Romeo & Juliet. More information will be available closer to the time.
In 2012, The Castle Players was part of the RSC's UK-wide Open Stages project which involved over 260 amateur theatre companies and an astounding 7,000 amateur performers. Read more...