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1990 September The Serpent Club Revue style fund raising evening. It was BYO food, drink and plate,bowl,glass and cutlery. A full evening's entertainment on a small stage provided by members individual "party pieces." The raffle raised a lot of money and got the society up and running.
  DecemberRed Riding Hood Pantomime by Dennis Bryant
1991 August End of the Pier Show Another fund-raising revue evening
  December Mother Goose Pantomime by Trudy West
1992 May Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. A joint production with St. Nicholas Church, Eydon
  December Sindyrella Pantomime with a slightly different slant on the story of Cinderella, written by EP member Mick Hawes.
1993 May Oliver! Musical by Lionel Bart
  October Come to the Cabaret Fund-raising Revue
  December Babes in the Wood, a Case for International Rescue A topical version of the pantomime, featuring the Gerry Andersen characters. Written by EP member Alan Watson
1994 February Love and Marriage A celebration for St Valentine's Day. Compiled by Alan Watson.
  May Breath of Spring Comedy by Peter Coke
The society's first attempt at a play.
  June Junior Revue An entertainment by the junior members of the Eydon Players
  October Thistle Whiskey's Big Night Out Fund-raising evening.
  December Jack and the Beanstalk Pantomime by Mick Hawes
1995 May The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde Centenary production

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  October Before TV Show Fund-raising evening in classic format, mostly featuring material from the heyday of revue, the 1930's.
  December Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Pantomime by John Morley
1996 May Jesus Christ Superstar Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber
  October Cabaret Night Fund raising evening
  December Dick Whittington Pantomime by John Morley
1997 February Victorian Music Hall Traditional music hall evening
  May We Found Love... and an exquisite set of porcelaine figurines Aboard the SS Farndale Avenue A Farndale Avenue farce, by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin jnr
  October End of the Summer Show Revue evening
  December Aladdin The Alan Watson version of the tale from the Arabian Nights.
1998 May My Fair Lady Musical play by Alan J Lerner and Frederick Loewe (based on G B Shaw's "Pygmalion")
  June The Beasty Show Entertainment written and produced by the Junior Players with a cast of around 70 children

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  October The Garden of Earthly Delights (or show us your best bits) Revue evening of members "best bits"
  December Once Upon a Tyme A Dennis Bryant pantomime, traditional but with a difference.
1999 February Music Hall Evening Another Alan Watson production, by popular request
  May Flying Feathers A farce by Derek Benfield
  June Joseph.....again A St Nicholas Church/EP production of this perennial favourite, but this time with a cast of Junior Players and other children.
  December Peter Pan A play, with music, by Dennis Bryant, based on J M Barrie's famous story.
2000 March Around the World with Class Six By request of the Junior Players, their own "proper play." A short one act by Nick Warburton, with added music
  June The Dresser Play by Ronald Harwood
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  December Sleeping Beauty Pantomime by John Morley
2001 May The Shakespeare Revue Compiled by Christopher Luscombe and Malcolm McGee
  September Murder Mystery Evening Since there had been a revue in the spring, a different sort of fund-raising evening was chosen for the autumn. Written by Alan Watson and Peter Unsworth
  December Santa in Space By Paul Reakes. A traditional pantomime, but a new story.
2002 May Blithe Spirit By Noel Coward
  June Fifty Golden Years Part of the Eydon celebration of the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. Compiled by members of the Players and performed by children of the village.
  September Free and Easy Revue and social evening

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  December Goldilocks and the Three Bears Pantomime by John Morley
2003 May Plaza Suite By Neil Simon
  June Over the Rainbow Junior Players production
  September Stars in Your Eyes Revue and social evening
  December Beauty and the Beast Pantomime by Ron Hall

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2004 May Midsummer Mink Comedy by Peter Coke
  December Cinderella Pantomime by Martin Blinkhorn
2005 May Fly in the Ointment Farce by Derek Benfield
  September Flight of the Eydon Pot Boiler
Mark 1
Produced by Mike Jackson
  December Puss in Boots Pantomime by Kenneth Branchette
2006 May The Beggar's Opera by John Gay
  September TOTP Remembered Revue evening
  December Mother Goose Pantomime by Kenneth Branchette
At the NODA East Midlands Area Awards, Eydon Players were nominated for the Pantomime Award for this production.
2007 May Curtain Up on Murder Thriller by Bettine Manktelow
  October Seven Ages of Man Revue evening,
Devised and produced by Mike Jackson
  December Snow White and the 7 Fairies Pantomime
Script courtesy of the Wednesday Players of Essex
2008 May Theft Comedy thriller by Eric Chappell
December Aladdin Pantomime by Kenneth Branchette
2009 May Where There's a Will... Black comedy by Ian Hornby
At the NODA East Midlands Area Awards on May 9th, 2010, Eydon Players were nominated for the Play Award for this production. The play was chosen as the winner of this section, so congratulations to all involved
September Murder Mystery Revue evening
December Jack and the Beanstalk Pantomime by Damian Trasler, Steve Lovesy and David Clark
2010 May Sweeney Todd A dark melodrama by C G Bond
At the NODA East Midlands Area Awards May 2011, this production was nominated for the Play Award.
December Red Riding Hood Pantomime by Tina and Robert Burbidge

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2011 May The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jnr
September Murder Mystery at Byfield by Alan Watsonr

October Murder Mystery at Culworth by Alan Watson

December Calamity Dame by Tracy Canavan - Smith
2012 May Portrait of a Queen Edited by William Francis .
Music by Charles Chilton
July Spiked Written and directed by Mick Hawes
Performed as part of the second South Northants Drama Festival at Lois Weedon Village Hall
July Variations by Peter Appleton
Directed by Mick Hawes
Performed as part of the second South Northants Drama Festival at Lois Weedon Village Hall
December Sinbad the Sailor Pantomime by Damian Trasler, Steve Lovesy and David Clark.
Nominated for a NODA award 2013
2013 May Play It Again, Sam By Woody Allen
September Matron Don't Allow One act play developed from improvisation sessions, performed at the third South Northants Drama Festival. Directed by Mick Hawes
December Figgy Pudding Revue evening. Three part entertainment with two course supper by Tim Williams.
Devised and directed by Mike Jackson
Mini panto by the Junior Players , directed by Richard Oliver and Robin Brown
2014 June Just Desserts? The Terrorist by Graham Jones
The Endowment by Sue Gordon
Mum's the Word by Damian Woods
Three one act plays on the theme of retribution. Directed by Matthew Tasker
September Fetch the Breadknife One act play by Mick Hawes and Peter Keenan, performed at the third South Northants Drama Festival. Directed by Mick Hawes

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2015 February Alice, The Wonderland Years Written and directed by Mick Hawes
2016 February The Silver Jubilee Revue Compiled and written by Alan Watson, assisted by Mike Jackson and Matthew Tasker

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