About us

We are an amateur dramatics society based, rather unsurprisingly, in Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire. We were formed in 1957.

We try to put on three plays a year for the local community. We also run regular workshops and play readings for actors and directors to discuss concepts and ideas.

Most of our activities take place in the centre of Abbots Langley. Our main performances are in the Henderson Hall on the High Street.

Like a lot of amateur dramatic societies, we found Covid restrictions difficult. An added problem during the pandemic was that we lost our usual rehearsal and storage space when our long term patron and founder member, Sue Tomson, sold her premises and moved away. She and her late husband, Dr Peter Tomson, had allowed us to use their barn for SIX decades at very generous rates. Sixty years’ collection of props and costumes were cleared and sold to provide funds for future productions. This proved challenging both because work had to be undertaken under prevailing Covid rules and because a lot creative activity had been invested in the objects we had to get rid of.

However in November 2021 our production of Last Tango/Panto in Little Grimley was very well received and proved that amateur dramatics are still appreciated in the village!

Rehearsals for our March 2022 show, No Time for Fig Leaves, are going well. More than half our cast and several of the backstage crew are new members which bodes well for the future.

We would love to hear from anyone who would like to find out more, please email Ann on bolithojones@msn.com or abbotsplayers@gmail.com Anyone over the age of 16 is welcome to join.

Find out more about the history of the ALP by having a look at our past productions, from 1957 right up until the present day.

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