The Anonymous Players Dramatic Society was founded in September 1932 with the idea of performing plays of artistic and theatrical merit. Since then we have presented over 240 full-length plays and many one-acts.
In the early days and until the 1970's the actors and actresses were indeed anonymous; no names appearing on any programmes or advertising matter. The inaugural production was The Young Idea by Noel Coward.
Although group membership was reduced between 1939 and 1945, productions continued to be presented throughout the war, usually in the old Jubilee Theatre above the main Co-Op building in Blackpool.
Later productions were presented at the Memorial Hall, Dean Street and the Baptist Church Hall, Station Road, Blackpool. The group then moved down the coast to St Annes Pier Pavillion, Lytham Baths and since 1984, the Lowther Pavilion where four productions per year are now staged.
Many prizes have been won at Drama festivals over the years in a variety of categories, the most recent being for the production of Brighton Beach Memoirs at the 2005 Manx Amateur Drama Federation’s Easter Festival.
We have many active members and others who participate on an less formal basis running the front of house etc.. and are always looking for new members, both acting or non-acting.
If you are interested in joining us, please contact the secretary on 01772 729802 or come to a rehearsal; every Monday and Wednesday at 7.30 p.m. at the Ex-Serviceman’s Club, Chapel Street, Lytham.