Panto Auditions

Covid and casting permitting, our panto will be Cinderella. Auditions are on Monday 4th October at 7:30pm and Friday 8th October at 8:00pm, both in the Orpen Hall. All welcome. Performances will be on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th January 2022 and also on Friday 4th February and Saturday 5th February 2022. Rehearsals are every […]

Workshops 20th Sept & 27th Sept

We’re holding a couple of panto workshops on Monday 20th and Monday 27th September, give us a chance to get back into the swing of things before launching into full panto mode. Everyone is welcome to come along. Monday 20th is in the John Lampon Hall from 7:30pm Monday 27th is in the Orpen Hall […]

Cheese and Wine Evening Friday 17th Sept

Oops, we accidently put this as Saturday in the Village Bulletin. It really is Friday 17th – come and chat to us about the Orps, on stage; backstage; front of house; whatever you fancy getting involved in you’ll be most welcome.

Cheese and Wine Evening 17th September

Our recruitment drive was set in motion at the Village Fete. We engaged with a lot of new faces, many of whom expressed an interest in joining. Our next step is to hold a Wine and Cheese open evening at the Orpen Hall on Friday 17th September between 7:00pm and 9:00pm. We’d look forward to […]

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”