Our Stories : Ben Maytham

“I have been connected to the Orps for years. My grandfather was a member from its formation, he even built the apron on the front of the stage. I joined in 2004 and my first panto was ‘Wind in the Willows’. From then I did various shows with the group from ‘The Ghost Train’ to […]

Our Stories : Mary Weindling

“I am new to the Orpen Players this year (2018), not having acted since junior school.  I had watched many of their productions over the years and became involved with them through my daughter taking part in the last two pantos. I volunteered to help paint scenery, and also went to a couple of their […]

Our Stories : Jackie Grant

“I am a founder member of the Ops, aged 12! A man called Jim Statters called a meeting in the village and the rest they say is history! The first plays were produced’ rather than directed, Pam Rew and Viv Taylor were at the helm of this new venture. My stage debut was as an […]

Our Stories : Millie Hack

“I first joined the Orpen players when I was 9 years old. I have taken part in five of the Orpen Players pantomimes playing various parts from villagers, woodland creatures and  fairies. Last year 2018 I got my first principal role with the part of Princess Briar Rose In Sleeping Beauty.  I love being part of […]

NETG Awards Night

Although the Orps were nominated for 7 awards we only picked up one award on the night; however this went to  Anne Sexton as Fairy Silence in Sleeping Beauty – Best Supporting Actress. Anne has been with us for many years, works tirelessly and creates such amazing characters that inspire other actors. A truly well […]

Our Stories : Anne Sexton

“My first experience of drama was in junior school, I played a Flower Fairy. I decided to join the Orpen Players in 2001, my first role was as a Fairy. I especially love all the Pantomimes, wether I was a good, bad or just funny character, being bad is the best experience of course! I have also […]

Thank you – From Orps to you!

We are sincerely grateful for the communications and offers we have received following our plea for a particular sofa to use in our Autumn production set. We are lucky to have found someone local within the village community who will be lending us their personal property. We love being part of a thriving village; we are […]