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Abbey Players Swansea

Location

Waunarlwydd

Contact Details

Simon Lloyd-Jones - simon.tucker8@btopenworld.com

Bio

Abbey Players were founded in 1960 when 22 singers, actors and dancers from various societies in Swansea met in Cwmdonkin House to answer the call of Swansea University who were raising funds for their Development Appeal. The group decided to perform ‘The Boy Friend’ in the Llewelyn Hall (YMCA) on January 24th to 28th 1961. This was intended as ‘One Off’ performance only but that certainly turned out not to be the case.

From 1963 until 1978, Abbey Players produced a show every year in the Llewelyn Hall until they made the momentous decision to perform in the Grand Theatre with the inaugural show ‘How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’ and they have put on a show there every year since.

Currently the society boasts over 50 members between the ages of 16 and 80 and in recent years have produced NODA winning performances of Singing' in the Rain and Sister Act.