The Midland Players amateur dramatic society has been active in Sheffield for over 40 years. We  perform two plays each year in the University of Sheffield Drama Studio, and sometimes undertake other project in the summer.  Originally formed from Midland Bank staff,  we have for many years been an open group, welcoming all comers. New members are always welcome both on and off the stage.

Our Next Show - Tea and Tentacles at Zeta Reticuli, by Joe Otten
Tea and Tentacles small promo imageOur next show will be this saucy science fiction play by Sheffield's own Joe Otten. It will run from the 4th to the 7th of April 2018.

After 120 years in deep space, the intelligent starship Hypatia, and her crew of 6 humans and one android near the end of their journey, to establish a diplomatic mission on an alien planet.

As they approach, conflicting agendas, cultural differences and romantic rivalry put crew relations to the test and a terrible decision must be made.

A science fiction comedy with strong language and mature themes.

Previous Show
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Our previous show at the University of Sheffield Drama Studio was the classic Agatha Christie murder mystery 'Go Back For Murder'. It ran from 20th to 23rd September 2017 and attracted larger than usual audiences.

Carla Crale lives with a disturbing secret; her mother, Caroline, died in prison convicted of poisoning Carla’s father. Receiving a letter from beyond the grave in which Caroline proclaims her innocence, Carla becomes obsessed, determined to clear her mother’s name. Enlisting young solicitor, and son of her mother’s defence lawyer, Justin Fogg, she persuades those present on the day of her father’s death to ‘go back’ to the murder to examine memories warped by time, prejudice and, possibly, misdirection. 

A classic Agatha Christie murder mystery, Go Back For Murder takes intrigue, subterfuge, passion and misdirection to a terrible and chilling conclusion. a fantastic show. 

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