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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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STOP PRESS! Journey's End finishes its run.

Our latest production, "Journey's End" directed by Bernard Riley, had its final performance on 24 October. 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.



SITUATION COMEDY by Johnnie Mortimer and Brian Cooke


Two comedy writers stuck for an idea for a new show, unfortunately enjoy too much home made wine one evening and end up with each other’s wife.
Do opposites attract or is it vice versa? Their experiences lead to several hilarious attempts to create a new show. Fast moving and full of laughs, this is one to blow away the winter blues!


Wednesday 20th to Saturday 23rd January.
Tickets from Anne & Mike Andrews on 0113 2755585 or tickets@adel-players.com 

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.