The group has been putting on a wide variety of performances since 1986 from Comedies, Murder Mysteries and Farces through to Variety Shows and our famous annual Pantomime. We are a friendly and welcoming group always looking for new actors, backstage and front of house members. Rehearsals and performances take place at Heckington Village Hall. We meet every Thursday evening, except the first week of the month then it is a Wednesday evening - contact us for more information. Heckington Players also incorporates Heckington Players Youth Theatre (8-16 years) . Contact us now for more information about any of the groups. We hope to see you on the stage, behind the scenes or in the audience sometime soon. Not an actor but would still like to be involved? We are currently looking for future Directors, Stage Managers and Producers to ensure the show will go on! If you're interested in any of these roles, then please head to the downloads page to download a job description.
Heckington Players began as a small village group when a few enthusiastic thespians met in the village hall, with a number of these original members still involved today. Actually, the group was technically Heckington Players part II as for many years before the original ‘Players’ were staging village concerts and pantomimes under the guidance of a talented village shopkeeper named Elsie Hatcliffe. It was decided to build on the past success and carry the name Heckington Players into the future and what a future it became! From very humble beginnings the group started, with no money the Players relied on the support and goodwill of many of the village locals. Each member paid 50p per week and thanks to a friendly village pub landlord who offered an upstairs room to rehearse in Heckington Players embarked on its first production. The first show was two one-act plays called Outpatients and George, followed by a full-length play – Continental Quilt.