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About the Drayton Players     BACK

We are an amateur dramatic group based in the village of Drayton near Norwich in Norfolk, England, founded by the late and great Wally Wyles. Our usual home is Drayton Village Hall in the heart of the community.

Our Constitution

The Drayton Players are a group of enthusiastic amateur entertainers formed in 1949, who stage two productions a year of either, Drama, Comedy, Farce or Music Hall, to entertain and compliment the social fabric of Drayton and surrounding area.

There are four evening performances of each production, and a free Sunday afternoon performance including refreshment, for elderly and infirm people who would not be able to attend an evening performance.  


The group is a non profit organisation, putting  any notional profits into improvements to the venue (Drayton Village Hall), essential equipment for the group and, where possible, other local organisations.


Open to persons, acting or non acting, irrespective of Ethnic origin or disability, upon payment of the annual  subscription current at the time of joining.

General meetings:

There will be a post-production meeting after each production which members will be expected to attend.  Officers will report and members invited to discuss and determine problems and policy


The appointment of a Chair-Person, Secretary and Treasurer shall be determined by nomination and the votes of members attending the post-production general meeting in November each year. These officers become the Management Committee. Sub-Committees required for a specific purpose, will be elected at either General meeting. 


To encourage and promote opportunities for social activities relevant to entertainment.

New and inexperienced members will be given “in house” opportunities to extend themselves both in stage craft and technical areas

In furtherance of these aims members may be enrolled on appropriate external courses.