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Founded in 1945, Adel Players is an amateur drama group with at present over 40 members. We put on three plays a year in our own theatre space at the Adel Memorial Hall in north Leeds as part of the Adel Sports and Social Club. Find out more at About Us.


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OUR NEXT SHOW: Female of the Species

Directed by Dianne newby, preparations are already well underway for our production showing 20-23  April. Look here for more and click here if you wish to book.


And so the curtain falls on our latest production, Situation Comedy which had its final performance last Saturday, 23 January  Directed by Mike Andrews, this classic romp brought in capacity audiences for the last three performances and we have already had some very kind feedback from those who braved the cold and wet January weather to get along and see the show. As usual, we will aim to post reviews and audience comments as we get them but in the meantime here are early audience reactions and some pictures to give you a taste of what nearly 500 of our loyal patrons enjoyed. Our thanks to  Chris Andrews who took many of these shots.

Audience Reactions:


"My friends and I had a riot at Situation Comedy, it was really brilliant and an ideal tonic for the January blues!"


"Just had to drop you a note to say how much we enjoyed Saturday’s performance.  It’s a while since I have cried with laughter.  The whole thing was superbly done and highly amusing.  Thanks to all concerned."


“Situation Comedy was v good.  David Lancaster and Jane Gorton were excellent.  Great comic timing.”


"Just to say we thought...Situation Comedy... was excellent. A thoroughly professional performance (I'm including the staging, lighting, sound etc as well as the acting) and very enjoyable."


Arthur makes good (L-R, Janet Porter, Gavin Jones and Jane Gorton)
Advice from your friendly agent...(David Lancaster and Alan Foale)
Miss Trotter dishes the dirt (Gavin Jones and Jane Claire)

 Journey's End October 2015

"Journey's End" directed by Bernard Riley, had its final performance on 24 October 2015. Once again we were fortunate to have sell out audiences for the last two nights, so our thanks go as always to our very loyal patrons. We have been extremely gratified by the audience reactions and have already received some glowing reviews and audience comments. To see some of these, along with other details of the production please click here. Meanwhile, just to note and celebrate our production of this moving and powerful play , here are some pictures which we hope capture the spirit of the performances that so many have enjoyed in the last week.


Bumper haul of silver for Adel Players in the Wharfedale Festival of Theatre!

The "A" team bring home the booty...

Following a gala awards evening on the 11th of July, we are thrilled that the Wharfedale Festival of Theatre has once more recognized our work with a brace of awards for our festival play, Rutherford and Son.


The individual awards are:


Best Programme                Shell Peart

Best Supporting Actress     Jane Gorton

Best Cameo                       Dianne Newby


For the production as a whole we were delighted to be awarded the Peter Russell Trophy for Technical Excellence and the Mary Payne Salver as runners-up in the award for best production overall. Congratulations to all our winners and nominees and to all the team who made this possible.


And if you are one of our loyal patrons thank you for all the support that helped us earn this, and we look forward to seeing you next season!

David Pritchard and Will Andrews in Rutherford


Congratulations to all the cast and crew of Point Taken, the latest Murder Mystery performed by Adel Players on 12 June. Directed with forensic precision by Jane Waites and written by our own Andy Sneddon, the event attracted more than 120 audience members and raised around £1300 towards funds for the Adel War Memorial Association. Our pictures below sum up the reactions of all who took part before and then after the event...

...and after!

For more pictures, reviews and notes of recent productions click here

Video clips from 'The Importance of Being Earnest'

Watch highlights of our April 2014 production - click here for more clips and further information.

FOUR Festival of Theatre awards for 'If I Were You'!

Murder mystery evenings raise £2500+ for charity!

Read our recap and see more images from our murder mystery play

'It Went To Sudden Death' - and read a review of the entertainment.