Great Hall Theatre Company

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The Great Hall Players started life as a private theatre club, founded in 1961 by Donald Pyle. The name originates from his own home, the medieval Great Hall in Oak Street Norwich. The 'club' first performed in the round using members from the Conesford Players.


As the Players' reputation spread the high standard of their productions drew audiences from a wider public, necessitating greater seating capacity. In 1964 we set up in the Bakers Arms in Heigham Street, originally as a temporary residence, but it took us until 1974 to find a new home in the Friends Meeting House in Upper Goat Lane. Many people have fond memories of coping with such different venues as The Bakers Arms and the Meeting House.


In order to broaden our appeal further, another move was eventually made in 1988 to St Peter's Hall in Park Lane where the Players enjoyed their own suite of rehearsal rooms. 2005 saw us move to The Assembly House, in the heart of Norwich city centre, to become the resident theatre company, maintaining our tradition of arena performance.


Connected mandy members:

Lidia Klimberg
2019, The Edge of Darkness, Emma Cranwell
Norwich Great Hall Assembly House
Marie Cooper
Marie Cooper
Actor
2019, Murder in Neighbourhood Watch, Ann Wingate
The Assembly House, Norwich
Kiera Long
Kiera Long
Actor
2018, The Reunion, Kay Winter
The Assembly House
Marie Cooper
Marie Cooper
Actor
2018, Come into the Garden, Maud, Anna-Mary Conklin
Norwich Assembly House
Neil Auker
Neil Auker
Actor
2017, Don't Look Now, John Baxter
Assembly Rooms, Norwich
Ben Sheridan
Ben Sheridan
Actor
2017, Don't look now, Clerk
Norwich Assembly House
Andy Blithe
Andy Blithe
Actor
2017, Climbing the Wall, Derek
Ben Sheridan
Ben Sheridan
Actor
2016, The Noble Spaniard, Captain Adolphos Chalford
Norwich Assembly house
Gavin Bromley
2016, The Constant Wife, Bernard
Mark Benfield
Mark Benfield
Technical Manager / Director
2016, The Constant Wife, Technical Stage Manager
The Assembly House
Marianne Hayes
2016, Bride Stakes, Marian (The bride)
Ben Sheridan
Ben Sheridan
Actor
2015, The School for wives (Moliere translated), Horace
Norwich Assembly house
Andy Adam
Andy Adam
Actor
2015, Outward Bound, Tom Prior
Assembly Rooms, Norwich
James Crawley
2015, Outward Bound, Henry
Ben Sheridan
Ben Sheridan
Actor
2015, My Three Angels (sam and bella spewack), Alfred 4707
Norwich Assembly house
Matt Rolls
Matt Rolls
Actor
2015, My Three Angels, Paul Cassagon, Lieutenant Espoir
Great Hall Theatre
Marianne Hayes
2015, My Three Angels, Marie-Louise
Kiera Long
Kiera Long
Actor
2015, A Time to Kill, Maggie Parkes
The Assembly House
Ayse Weston
Ayse Weston
Actor
2014, Time and The Conways, Hazel Conway
The Assembly House, Norwich, Norfolk
Carita Drew
Carita Drew
Director
2014, Rumours, Director

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Alternative Company Names

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