Members Area

This is our members area, which will have information relating to upcoming rehearsals and other important  information.

Dates for your diary:


17th , 26th, 27th and 27th October.  The Withered Arm.

Performance for the Literary Festival in Dorset County Museum on Tuesday October. 3 further dates the following week, in Ashton Farm Barn, Martinstown on 26th, 27th and 28th October. Adapted for the New Hardy Players by Sue Worth.  Directors Andrew Munro and Sue Worth. Music by Alastair Simpson. This will be the first in a series of ‘Hardy Short Stories in Interesting Places’ in collaboration with Dorchester Arts, and we’ll need help with mounting the performances, actors  and help with catering, stage management and car parking.

Rehearsals from Mid-August on Thursday evenings 7.15pm and Sunday afternoons 2.15pm at the Durnovaria Band Hall.

Technical and Dress rehearsal Monday 16th October at 6.30pm at Dorset County Museum

Contact Andrew Munro or Sue Worth.17th 

Going the Rounds on Saturday 9th December.

A costumed promenade performance following the route of the Melstock Carollers in Under the Greenwood Tree. Tremendous fun! A lovely thing to do in the run-up to Christmas. Come and join in, and help to keep the Bockhampton carols alive. Two rehearsals of the carols, venue tbc. The rehearsal dates will be Thursday 30th Nov and Wednesday 6th December at 7.30pm.  Leaders Phil Humphries and Alastair Simpson. Contact Tim Laycock if you want to join in.

Saturdays 16th and 23rd December at 2pm and at 3.30pm.

30 minutes of carols, mummers play, festive poems and dances [rather like Athelhampton in 2016] and Christmas fare. Please let Alastair Simpson or Tim Laycock know if you are available and would like to take part on either or both of these days. We’ll need readers, actors, singers, dancers and mummers.