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If you would like to join us, simply insert your email address below and we will add you to our email lists to keep you informed about all our latest shows and auditions. If you want to know more about the group, you will find answers to some frequently asked questions below.

Membership

How much do tickets for your shows cost?
Tickets cost £14.00. We offer a concessionary rate of £10.00 for members or £10.00 per ticket for pensioners, the under 18s and students with valid student cards.
I don't work for Barclays can I join the society?
Yes, please do! You don't have to be a Barclays member of staff to be a member of Barclays Dramatic Society (aka Spread Eagle Players).
Do I have to act?
Not if you don't want to. Whatever your skills there is a place for them in a theatre group. We always need help with stage management, lighting and set building in addition to wardrobe, prop management and make-up.
How do you cast your shows?
Casting is carried out after an audition and decisions are typically led by the Director and a Casting Committee.
How do I become a member?
Send us your email address using the form above, we will then let you know when our auditions are. We welcome members and non-members alike to our auditions, but if you are cast, you will have to become a member. If you do not want to act, listen out for requests for people helping out backstage or come to auditions anyway - we always enjoy meeting new people who are enthusiastic about joining the group.
How much does it cost to become a member?
Membership fees are £20 a year taken as one payment every 12 months by direct debit. Performers pay a £15 'script fee' for each show they are cast in. Any extra money goes towards costume hire, set building and props amongst other associated costs.
Where do you rehearse?
In premises kindly offerred to us by Barclays Bank located at 1 Churchill Place in Canary Wharf.
When do you rehearse?
Typically we rehearse Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6.30pm to about 8.30pm. Closer to show time we may require extra rehearsals and these extra rehearsals may take place on weekends.
Where do you stage your shows?
We perform at Bridewell Theatre, Blackfriars.
What types of plays do you usually put on?
Our selection of plays varies from farces, to murder mysteries, to black comedies and dramas. Every two years we also perform a pantomime. For more details check out our archive.
Are you affiliated with any other non-professional theatre groups?
We are not. However, we share performance space at Bridewell Theatre, Blackfriars with The Tower Theatre Company.