West Bergholt Village Fete 2021

On Saturday 24th July, between 12 – 4pm, the Orpen Players will be at the West Bergholt Village Fete on the Lorkin Daniell field. We’ll be taking the opportunity to start a recruitment drive so if you fancy being a part of the group, whether that’s acting, back stage or front of house, come and […]

Raising for the WB playground 2020

Our next performance begins in 2020 – therefore we begin raising funds for a new cause/charity for that year. We have decided to support the local community and raise money towards the play equipment for the new park. We raise by patrons donating rather than paying for tea/coffee/biscuits at intervals. We hope you continue to […]

2019 Charity Total – Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

Each year we chose to donate to charity rather than charging for tea/coffee/biscuits during our intervals. Patrons can contribute to the bucket on the counter and this year we are very happy and thankful to announce we raised ¬£175 for Essex & Herts Air Ambulance. Thank you for all your support towards the charities and […]

Autumn is over – Thank you!

Thank you to all our patrons for coming along to support ‘Wife after Death’ we had wonderful audiences and great feedback. If you would like to see some of the photos taken of the play at dress/technical rehearsals please click the amazon photo link below. We hope to see you at the Orps again soon. […]

Set build

Today saw some of our wonderful members constructing/painting the set for the production of ‘Wife after Death’ next week. If you ever feel like you would like to help the Orps backstage we are always looking for willing helpers. You do not need particular skills just a willingness to lend a hand and be part […]

KEVIN played by William Groom

“I am Dave Thursbys agent, well I was until his recent passing. I am the most loyal associate and outside of work I am married to the beautiful¬†Jane, we’re strict obsrvers of the celebrity image portrayed”

JANE played by Lorraine Usher

“I’m married to Kevin the agent who represented poor Dave, I do feel starved of attention and affection but maybe that’s just marriage?”

LAURA played by Anne Sexton

“I’m the grieving widow to David. I’ve organised the most wonderful funeral suitable to fit David’s outstanding showbiz persona”

HARVEY played by Colin Downer

“I’m Dave’s script writer, his oldest friend, I’m deeply upset and hurt by his sudden unexpected passing”

VI played by Debra Hornigold

“I am the wife to Harvey who was the other half of the comedy duo with the poor deceased Dave, such a sad day for us all”