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GOING STRONG: Abbots Langley Players planning show despite recent struggles

 Published on: 22nd September 2021   |   By: Jake Levison   |   Category: Uncategorized

The Abbots Langley Players (ALP) have said that they preparing for their next set of shows, despite recently losing their home and being forced to sell all their props and costumes.

The theatre group, who have been entertaining the village for 65 years, was situated at The Barn for a long time thanks to the generosity of an ALP long-term member and Patron, Dr Peter Tomson, and latterly his wife, Mrs Sue Tomson.

But the recent sale of the property left the ALP homeless and resulted in them being forced to auction off all stored possessions, including props and costumes.

However, the group are taking positives from the situation.

An ALP spokesperson said: “This has given us a fighting fund for the future, and together with the last 18 months of COVID-19 restrictions, from which we are now beginning to emerge, we are viewing this situation as an opportunity to regroup, rebuild and renew.

“With that in mind, we are now rehearsing at the Abbots Langley Baptist Church and are about to present our first entertainment back in the Henderson HUB: The Last Panto/Tango in Little Grimley – a comedy by David Tristram.

“With both audience and members alike, in need of some light-hearted humour, we hope that this production will provide just the tonic we all need.

“We would love to hear from anyone interested in joining us in our new future, as we continue to entertain the village. Experienced, inexperienced, young or not so young, onstage, backstage or front of house, there is something for everyone. Please contact our secretary Ann on

For tickets to the upcoming show, which is on November 18, 19 and 20, please go to or call 08448045354.

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