This page is where you can keep up to date with all the latest news about the Tudor Players, including details of all forthcoming productions.

Tudor Season 2023 ( Posted 01Nov2022 )
February 2023, 14-18th

June 2023, 13-17th

October 2023, 17-21st   
One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean

Carrie's War by Nina Bawden
A Christmas Carol by Patrick Barlow

Next Production (Posted 01Nov2022)

February 2023: One Man, Two Guvnors

Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End criminal, and then takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is on the run from the police. To prevent discovery, Francis must do whatever he can to prevent his two guvnors from meeting. What could possibly go wrong!

June 2023: Carrie's War

When the Second World War air raids threaten their safety in the city, Carrie & her brother Nick are evacuated to a small Welsh village. But the countryside has dangers & adventures of its own. There's mean Mr Evans, kindly Auntie Lou, Albert Sandwich & Hepzibah Green, the witch at Druid's Cove. These wonderfully drawn characters will change Carrie's life for ever.

October 2023: A Christmas Carol

"Picking a man's pocket every twenty-fifth of December! It's not fair, sir, it's just not fair!" In Patrick Barlow's inventive adaptation, a handful of actors create over twenty characters using music, puppetry, quick-fire costume changes and just a hint of pantomime! It wouldn't be Christmas without A Christmas Carol.

..available from 14Nov2022
One Act Play Festival (Posted 27Jul2010)
The Sheffield and District One Act Play Festival was held at the Library Theatre in June 2010 and Tudor Players won the competition and The Lillian Hartley Rose Bowl with their presentation of Swan Song by Vanessa Brooks. Tudor also won the SADATA Award for the best performance by a member society and Edwina Gascoyne won the best actress award in the name of Betty Crawford (Appropriate as this fine actress was once a member of Tudor Players).

Edwina played Margaret with Phil Gascoyne as Donald and Pam Bush as Mimi. This humorous but ultimately moving play was directed by Roger Bingham.

FEB2010 - Every year the Sheffield and District Amateur Theatre Association (SADATA) put on a One-act play competition, at the Library Theatre. Last year was a little different! The festival started perfectly normally and Tudor Players were due to appear on the Wednesday night. During the same afternoon the heavens opened; the city centre became gridlocked and the Library Theatre was flooded out. The festival ended up moving to the Mongomery Theatre and our production became a Saturday afternoon matinee.

Our play was And Go To Innisfree by Jean Lenox Toddie. This was a beautiful play set on a beach near Cape Cod featuring an old woman and the same woman in middle age and as a young girl - all three women appearing on the stage at the same time. Edwina Gascoyne, Andrea Howard and Charlotte Gascoyne played the three parts. Tudor came third overall but were the leading SADATA group and will be representing Sheffield in the inter-city competition in 2010 (weather permitting).

The Library Theatre (Posted 24Feb2018)

Since our last production in October 2017 there have been some developments regarding the future of The Central Library and, as a consequence, The Library Theatre. 

As we understand the situation, the proposed development of the building in to a hotel is now unlikely to happen.

In a recent press release, the Council stated they are still intending to build a new library in the heart of the city, while the ultimate plan for this building is for it to be become a "Cultural Hub," which would see an expanded Graves Art gallery and space for exhibitions, performances and a restaurant.

We would hope that the Library Theatre would be a central part of any future development. Indeed, one would imagine a theatre to be an integral part of any "cultural hub," and this building already has one!

The council have appointed a consultant to investigate the available theatre space in the city. We have had a meeting with the consultant where we expressed our view that the Library Theatre is the only venue which meets the needs of the users, being Central, Suitable, Available and Affordable. We are now waiting to hear what recommendations have been made. When we know we will, of course, let you know!

Nothing is certain at the moment and we feel there may be many months of discussions before anything definite is decided. However, we do hope that Sheffield City Council will realise what a gem they have with this theatre and ensure it remains a central part of the cultural heart of the city.