Natural Causes

By Eric Chappell
Directed by Chris Manley, Nell Sparrow

When hired euthanasia expert Vincent is hired by Walter Bryce to help end the life of his terminally depressed wife, things are not as they seem. For example, why are all her suicide letters typed? Why does Walter's secretary keep appearing and why is Walter keen to get rid of Vincent?

The mystery is further deepened by the appearance of Celia Bryce, terminally depressed, but unwilling to leave her husband on his own. 

Throw in a colourless, odourless and traceless poison, a rubber plant, a call to a concerned Samaritan and a lot of cases of mistaken identity and you have a funny, black comedy with witty lines and the question of: who will die?

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.



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.

Natural Causes

Natural Causes is well underway and getting ready for show week and the first night of 11th October, so if you haven't got it in your diary and got your tickets yet, get ordering!

We have an amazing cast and crew for the show and we are excited about it!

Check out our facebook page for updates on the show visit the box office to get your tickets! 
Posted 31/08/17

Unoriginal Sin is Over!

Unoriginal Sin closed this weekend to a great reception. The audiences loved the show and the cast enjoyed it just as much! Whilst it was an intense rehearsal period and a short production period, it was a great experience for everyone involved and if you missed it you missed a treat!

Whilst we are so sad to see the show come down, we'll never see Neville's badminton racquet again or experience Father Tomlin's telling Bill where to put his opinion we are onwards and upwards for the next show!
Posted 28/05/17


October 17

Wednesday 11th - 7:30 PM
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Thursday 12th - 7:30 PM
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Friday 13th - 7:30 PM
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Saturday 14th - 4:00 PM
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