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                     WCP THEATRE COMPANY

                      Western College Players
 89 years of quality community theatre in Plymouth

Selected memorable Past Productions from our 89 year History 

(Don't forget to visit our photo gallery to see classic shots from many of these plays)


They Came to a City-  by JB Priestley (1951)

Miranda - by Peter Blackmore (1952)

Fresh Fields - by Ivor Novello (1952)

Mr Pim Passes By-  by AA Milne (1953)

And this was odd-  by Kenneth Horne (1953)

Dear Brutus-  by JM Barrie (1955)

Sailor Beware-  by Philip King and Falkland Cary (1959, 67, 80,92)

The Curious Savage-  by John Patrick (1961, 70 )

Watch it Sailor!-  by Phillip King and Falkland Cary (1962, 67)

Ill met by Moonlight-  by Michael MacLiammoir (1962)

Doctor in the House-  by Ted Willis (1963)

Rock a bye Sailor-  by Phillip King and Falkland Cary (1964, 70, 80)

It's a Record-  by Wilfred Massey and Kent Richards (1964)

Jane Eyre-  adapted from Charlotte Bronte (1965)

Separate Tables-   by Terrence Rattigan (1965) 

Busybody-  by Jack Popplewell (1967, 71, 88)

Wuthering Heights-  adapted from Emily Bronte (1967, 2014)

The Woman in White-  adapted by Bill Stone (1969)

Sweeney Todd the Barber-  by Brian J Burton (1970)

The Lion in Winter-  by James Goldman (1970, 93)

Yellow Sands- by Eden and Adelaide Phillpotts (1971, 87)

Not now Darling-  by Ray Cooney and John Chapman (1972)

A Christmas Carol-  adapted from Dickens by Bill Stone and Edward Trott (1972, 87)

The Potting Shed-  by Graham Greene (1976)

The Savage Dilemma - by John Patrick (1978)

When we were married- by J B Priestly (1979,98)

Romanov and Juliet- by Peter Ustinov (1979)

Aurelia- by Robert Thomas (1980)

The Strange Gentleman- Adapted from Dickens by Bill Stone (1980)

Dry Rot- by John Chapman (1980)

Lloyd George Knew my Father- by William Douglas Home (1981)

Ten times table- by Alan Ayckbourn (1981)

The Exorcism- by Don Taylor (1982)

Pardon me Prime Minister- by Edward Taylor and John Graham (1982)

Lord Arthur Saville's Crime- adapted from Oscar Wilde (1983)

Shut your eyes and think of England- by John Chapman and Anthony Marriot (1983)

Cider with Rosie-  by Laurie Lee (1984)

Plaza Suite- by Neil  Simon (1985, 89)

This Happy Breed-  by Noel Coward (1986)

Bedroom Farce- by Alan Ayckbourn (1986)

Arsenic and Old Lace- by Joseph Kesselring (1988)

Sisterly feelings- by Alan Ayckbourn (1988)

My Three Angels-  by Sam and Bella Spewack (1989, 2000)

Ladies in Retirement-  by E Percy and R Denham (1989)

And so to bed - by JB Fagan (1990)

The Farmers wife- by Eden Philpotts (1990, 2000)

Noises Off-  by Michael Frayn (1990, 2007)

Rape of the Belt-  by Ben Levy (1991)

Can't pay, Won't pay-  by Dario Fo (1991)

Pink String and sealing Wax- by Ronald Pertwee (1991)

Beyond Reasonable Doubt- by Jeffery Archer (1992)

Outside Edge- by Richard Harris (1993, 2002)

How the other half loves- by Alan Ayckbourn (1993)

Good Companions-  by JB Priestly, Mercer / Previn (1993)

The Forsyte Saga (1994)-  adapted from John Galsworthy (1994)

Dracula (1994) - adapted by Liz Lochhead from Bram Stoker (1994) 

Seasons Greetings-  by Alan Ayckbourn (1994)

The Small Hours-  by Frances Durbridge (1995)

The Forest - by Alexander Ostrovsky (1995)

Anne of Green Gables-  from LM Montgomery (1995)

Somethings Afoot! - by James MacDonald, David Vos, Robert Gerlach (1996)

Local affairs - by Richard Harris (1996)

Great Expectations - adapted from Charles Dickens (1996)

Hobson's Choice - by Harold Brighouse (1997)

The Darling Buds of May - by HE Bates (1997, 2007)

Absurd Person Singular - by Alan Ayckbourn (1997) 

A Woman of no importance- by Oscar Wilde (1998)

Pride and Prejudice-  adapted from Jane Austen (1998)

Our day out-  by Willy Russell (1999)

Rashomon (1999) 

The Hollow- adapted from Agatha Christie (1999)

The Elephant’s song- by Gareth Roberts (2000)

 The Verdict- by Agatha Christie (2001)

 Jamaica Inn- adapted from Daphne Du Maurier (2001)

An Old Tyme Music Hall (2001) 

 The Hound of the Baskervilles- adapted by Tim Kelly from Arthur Conan Doyle (2001)

Barefoot in the Park- by Neil Simon (2002)

 Frankenstein-  adapted by Tim Kelly from Mary Shelly (2002)

Murder by another name- by Bob Perkins (2003)

 A Murder is Announced-  by Agatha Christie (2003)

Becky’s Birthday- by Gareth Roberts (2004)

Les Miserables- adapted by Tim Kelly from Victor Hugo (2004)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory- adapted from Roald Dahl (2004)

Strangers on a Train - by Patricia Highsmith (2005)

The Scarlet Pimpernell- adapted from Baroness Orczy (2005)

The Twelve Plays of Christmas- by Gareth Roberts (2005)

11a Cadogan Square-  by Bob Perkins (2006)

Brassed Off-  by Paul Allen (2006)

The strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde-  by Bob Perkins from Robert Louis Stevenson (2006)

Little Women- by Gareth Roberts from Louisa May Alcott (2007)

1984-  adapted from George Orwell (2007)

 A Chorus of Disapproval - by Alan Ayckbourn (2008)

Rebecca- adapted from Daphne Du Maurier (2008)

Kes-  by Lawrence Till (2008)

Heidi - adapted by Gareth Roberts from Johanna Swift (2009)

Noises Off

The Lion, The witch and The Wardrobe- adapted from CS Lewis (2010)

The Graduate-  by Terry Johnson (2010)

 The Diary of Anne Frank-  by Kesselman, Goodrich and Hackett (2011)

 Hi-De-Hi-  by Carpenter, Gower, Perry and Croft (2011)

The Hundred and One Dalmatians- adapted from Dodie Smith (2012)

Nursery Crimes: The Curious case of Humpty Dumpty- by Gareth Roberts                                                             with assistance from Mark Reid and WCP members (2012)

Sense and Sensibility- adapted from Jane Austen (2012)

 The Railway Children- adapted from E Nesbitt (2013)

Shakespeare in a Huff or Hamlet the Wizard Pig- by Gareth Roberts (2013)

Appointment with Death-  by Agatha Christie (2013)

Cinderella: the whole story-  by Gareth Roberts (2013)

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 3/4- by Sue Townsend (2014)

Wuthering Heights

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland  - Lewis Carroll adapted by Gareth Roberts (2015)

Carrie's War- adapted by Emma Reeves from Nina Bawden (2015)
A Christmas Carol- adapted from Dickens by Harvey Crane (2002, 2015)
The Phantom of the Opera - adapted from Gaston Le Roux by Gareth Roberts (2016)
Sleeping Beauty & the Beast - written by Gareth Roberts (2016)
The Wonderful Wizard of OZ - adapted from L Frank Baum by Gareth Roberts (2017)
Aladdin and his magic lamp - Written by Gareth Roberts (2018)
Oliver Twist - Adapted from Charles Dickens by Gareth Roberts (2018)