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Jan 2017
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April 2017

Photos from rehearsals of our forthcoming production of Humble Boy:-

We are thrilled to get recognition from the National Operatic and Dramatic Association: Debi Lisburne Diacon has been awarded best actress in a play for her performance in Relative Values in the district NODA awards and now goes forward as the district’s nomination for this year’s regional awards in June. In addition our set for California Suite has been nominated for the Shinfield Players Scenic Award.








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Pictured in the photograph (from L to R) are:

Gareth Hammond,

Tess McCormick.

June 2018
July 2018

The Bartholomew Players have been delivering quality theatre to the Eynsham Community for more than 40 years.

We are always looking for new members to help us produce even more vibrant, professional plays so part of the purpose of entering this year's carnival was to raise awareness that we exist and hopefully to recruit a few new members.



Come and join us – we meet 7.30pm – 10pm every Wednesday (except July & August)

at Eynsham Village Hall, Back Lane, Eynsham

We have been active for over 40 years and stage two productions per year – in May and November.

We welcome new members in a variety of roles – whether it’s acting, stage management, props, costume,

set design and construction, lighting, sound….whatever you wish to turn your hand to!

Open auditions for the May 2019 production will be held in October 2018 – look out for the announcement!

Visit our website:

or our facebookpage: Bartholomew Players

or e-mail us:

or call Denise Santilli, Publicity Officer on 07721 744020


Members enjoyed a summer barbecue in Gareth & Tessa’s garden.

Despite weeks & months of hot dry weather, it was still a relief to end up with a rain-free day.

October 2018

We invite you to share the details of our forthcoming production of JB Priestley's "Dangerous Corner" with your family, friends and colleagues and look forward to seeing you on one of the nights! 

Click here to download the poster and click here to download the press release for you to forward / post on your social media outlets.


In brief:

Robert and Freda Caplan are hosting a lovely dinner at their country home. However, a chance remark by one of the guests sets off a series of devastating discoveries, unveiling a hitherto-undiscovered web of clandestine relationships and dark secrets, the disclosures of which have tragic consequences.

As usual, we are partnering with a local group for our Charity Supper Show. This time Guideposts in Witney will assist us in organising the evening in return for a share of the profits. Guideposts works to make a lasting difference to the lives of those affected by the challenges of caring, ageing, learning disabilities and mental health. 

Venue:Eynsham Village Hall, Back Lane, Eynsham, OX29 4QW

Dates:Wednesday 28hNovember – Saturday 1st December 2018

Tickets – for Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday nights

Doors open: 7.00pm, Performance: 7.30pm

Price: £10.00 (concessions £9.00)



Tickets for FRIDAY 30th November – must be purchased in advance by 26th November

Doors open: 6.10pm, Food served: 6.30pm – 7.30pm, Performance: 7.30pm

Advance Tickets only: £20.00 

Available: in advance from Denise Santilli, 07990 537462, (not available online)


Looking forward to seeing you!

October 2018

Bartholomew Players, Eynsham, are holding open auditions for Agatha Christie’s brilliant murder mystery “And Then There Were None”to be performed at Eynsham Village Hall, Eynsham, OX29 4QW and Directed by Denise Santilli. The production dates are May 15th -18th 2019. Rehearsals will take place in the evening on Wednesdays from January & also Mondays from March.


The open auditions will be held at Eynsham Village Hall on Sunday 21st October from 3.30pm - 6pm with recalls on Sunday 28th October from 3.30pm – 6pm


This is a play with a large cast and we invite all actors to apply (especially male actors)

The parts (and approx playing age range) are:

Rogers (45-65):the dignified butler. 

Fred Narracot (45-70)manservant (very small part)

Philip Lombard (40-55):attractive, mysterious, with the touch of an adventurer about him. 

Antony Marston (25-35):a good looking, rich, spoiled young man

William Blore (50-65):a former police inspector

General MacKenzie (65-80):upright soldierly old man with a gentle, tired face

Sir Lawrence Wargrave (55-70):a recently retired judge

Dr Armstrong (45-65) :a gullible, slightly timid doctor

Vera Claythorne (35-50):a former Governess

Emily Brent (60-75)an old, ruthlessly religious woman

Ethel Rodgers (45-65):Rogers’ wife. A frail woman.


The Production:

Ten guilty strangers are trapped in a house on an island. One by one they are accused of murder: one by one they start to die. In this superlative mystery play, statuettes of little soldier boys on the mantelpiece fall to the floor and break one by one as those in the house succumb to a diabolical avenger.


A sample of the script will be sent in advance to all interested applicants to be read in the auditions. A fuller Plot Summary and full character analysis will also be made available.


If you are interested in auditioning, please contact Denise Santilli on or 07721 744020

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December 2018

Dangerous Corner proved to be very successful production and we received very positive reviews!

Paul Stammers:


“I’m living among illusions,” intones Robert Caplan, solemnly contemplating what might have been, as this brooding tale wends towards its finale."


"The play takes place entirely in a drawing room, decorated in typically attractive Bartholomew Players style".


"There’s plenty to ponder – the cast all do the material justice, putting in plenty of energy".

Read the full review here.

Rob Bertwistle, Regional Representative of NODA:


"This complex and wordy thriller was brought vividly to life by this fine ensemble cast with a very convincing set and period looking props and set dressing".

Read the full review here.

Nigel James of ODN:

"What a tangled web this play presents, although this was a short play, it was fast moving and held the interest".


"Congratulations to all on another splendid production".

Read the full review here.

Apr 2017
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Cheque June 2017
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