Frequently Asked Questions

What if it rains?

We’re not afraid of a little drizzle so it’s likely the event will go ahead even if the weather is not perfect.  If however it is too bad to perform we will issue refunds and hope you can catch the show elsewhere.

Can I park nearby?

This depends on each location.  Some places have a small parking area.   Please see individual events for details and consider strolling to the Greenwood.

What are the details for the performance near me?

Details for each location can be found by following this link 

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/common-players

Will I get a full refund in the event of cancellation?

We’ll give you a full refund if the event is cancelled due to bad weather or Coronavirus and you bought tickets online. We will do this online through Ticketmaster and within 7 days of the date. Unfortunately we cannot refund any booking fee.  Local refunds will be dealt with by local promoters.

When will I know if it's cancelled?

In any cases of really bad weather we will make a decision 30 minutes before the start time at the latest and inform online purchased ticketholders by e-mail.

Who are Catch77, doing the food?

Catch 77 is a Bradninch-based Community Interest Company focused on increasing people’s resilience and improving wellbeing by reducing food poverty. 

 

Founded at the start of the pandemic to help local families in financial or social difficulties, over the past year they have provided over 1400 free weekly food boxes to 135 families in 17 towns & villages across mid and east Devon. 

 

Catch 77's 'thing' is providing boxes containing everything needed to cook a set of weekly changing family meal recipes, with a focus on giving people new skills and confidence in providing tasty healthy meals for their families. 

 

They are keen to meet like-minded souls across Devon to explore opportunities to work together to help alleviate food poverty.  Checkout https://catch77.org

What famous Actors will I meet?

Our professional cast has a low carbon footprint!  

 

All are Devon-based and with a rich experience of entertaining audiences in unusual places:

Benjamin Akira Tallamy, a writer, actor and musician with over 15 years’ experience in film and live theatre, has performed in Powderham Castle,  Beer Caves and Exeter Priory with companies such as Four of Swords and Wandering Tiger;  

Richard Feltham, whom has twice toured with The Common Players, has played with Burn the Curtain and Wandering Tiger in Humbug, and is a director of Playing Dead Murder Mystery company.

Sarah White is a founder of Four of Swords who have a fearsome reputation for firey and compelling adaptations of classics such as Macbeth in Exeter Cathedral and she will bring her full-bloodied energy to the role of The Sheriff of Nottingham.  

They will be joined by two Devon based Apprentice performers Sofia Pratt-Reichert and Sebastian Richards

As well as actors doing acting, you'll enjoy the spectacle of a playful set and vivid costumes designed by Mary Elliott and charming puppets made by Sam Pine.

Evered Woodward holds it all together as our touring Stage Manager

What’s this about being an “Extra” in the show?

For every performance we are offering a small part in the play for up to 10 local people.

 

The roles will be a bit Covid-rules dependent, but we hope that it will involve a bit of singing, delivering messages, staff-fighting and other moments of foolery in some costumes we provide.

 

We’ll be running a workshop session for a couple of hours on the day of the show for a small group of adults and older young people of teenage years or above to join in with. The session will cover an introduction into outdoor performance skills and lead to rehearsing small sections with the main cast to fit into the performance later on. 

 

These sessions are being sponsored by The Self Heal Association, http://selfheal.org.uk who recognise that time spent in lockdown might have bred uncertainty, and an opportunity to creatively play will bring great benefits to individual and collective mental health.

 

No experience is necessary, just a sense of fun.  Please follow the booking link here  to find details of workshop times and the opportunity to book up online.   Participation will cost you £6.50 and you get to come to the show for free!

What are the details for the performance near me?

Details for each location can be found by following this link https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/common-players

I thought you had a Lifeboat Theatre?

We do but it’s too dangerous at the moment to be shut onboard in an intimate space with 25 others.  If you’re interested there’s more information here.

https://www.thelifeboattheatre.org.uk