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A Night At Ye Olde Music Hall

Our next show is 'A Night At Ye Olde Music Hall' by . Reserve tickets now by visiting our Box Office.

Barclays Dramatic Society presents, in conjunction with the Galvanisers Union of Smethwick, and with the participation of Dame Fanny Stripperpole by special arrangement with the Dick Van Dork Spoon Bangers Orchestra, A Night at Ye Olde Music Hall

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Auditions will be held on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 6:30:00 PM at Barclays, 1 Churchill Place. If you would like to audition, please register here.

We are currently looking for people to crew this show. There are plenty of ways to get involved, whether that be with lighting, set, props, costume, make-up or something in-between. If you want to get involved, email us at

About Us

Spread Eagle Players

The Spread Eagle Players is a London-based amateur dramatics group which rehearses in Canary Wharf and performs at the Bridewell Theatre in Blackfriars. We do all that we can to maintain an ethos of high quality productions whilst making them accessible to all.

The group was started in 1889 as The Barclays Dramatic Society for members of Barclays Bank; the 'Spread Eagle' is in fact a reference to the spread eagle in Barclays Bank's old logo. These days, membership to the Spread Eagle Players is open to everyone over the age of 18, but the group still enjoys the support of the bank.

You can find out more about how we work and sign up to our mailing list by clicking here.

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The Spread Eagle Players needs you! We are always looking for brand new members to help us out on the stage and off it.

Whether you've never set foot on the stage before, only dabbled in high school or are a professional, you are welcome in our group. We specialise in producing professional-looking shows whilst keeping everything relaxed and friendly. If you'd rather help out backstage, then there is a place for you in the Spreadies! If you love lighting, are sated by stage managing, delighted by directing or would perhaps be pleased with prompting, we have something for you.

Why not join us too if you want to usher for us or be a member of our audience - we will keep you up to date with all our latest news and shows.

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Our Venue

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Since 2006 we have been performing plays at the Bridewell Theatre, near Ludgate Circus. The theatre is a converted Victorian swimming pool and nowadays is host to a number of amateur theatre companies. The Bridewell Theatre is located in the heart of London at:

Bride Lane
Fleet Street

The closest tube station is Blackfriars on the District and Circle Lines and St. Paul's on the Central Line

For more information on how to find the Bridewell Theatre, visit their website.

The Latest


Have you heard the rumour? Tickets for our next show, 'According to Rumour' are on sale now through our box office. The play is a fast-paced, riotous farce centering on Carter Sutton, a recent divorcee who has the hangover to end all hangovers and a surprise or two waiting for him in his wrecked flat. So head over to the box office now and make sure you don't miss out!


With another successful production under our belts, it's time to hold auditions for our next show. According To Rumour is a fantastic farce that will take the Bridewell stage by storm at the end of September. Don't hesitate, sign up for the auditions now by clicking here.



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