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Welcome to the website of Nuneaton’s Abbey Players. Founded in 1987 the Players have recently celebrated being 30 years young! The end of 2018 promises to be busy as they rehearse and stage not one, but TWO full length productions. Coming to the stage in September is the comedy farce “No Sex Please - We’re British!” First performed live in London's West End  in 1971 and starring Michael Crawford "No Sex Please - We're British!" played to packed houses until 1987. It was made into a feature film in 1973 with a cast including Ronnie Corbett, Beryl Reid, Arthur Lowe, Ian Ogilvy, and Susan Penhaligon. Peter and Frances could reasonably expect to look forward to a calm, happy start to their married life together. Owing to an unfortunate mistake, however, they find themselves inundated with pornographic material from the "Scandinavian Import Company". Senior bank officials, Peter's snobbish mother, and a prim, respectable bank cashier become inextricably entangled in the rumbustious events that follow. In the time honoured tradition of bawdy "Carry On" style comedy and seaside humour this is British farce at its very best! And hot on the heels of “No Sex..” the Players will be staging their ever popular pantomine which this year is “Jack And The Beanstalk”. In this traditional adaptation of the story, the villagers are being terrorised by Fleshcreep the Giant's henchman, and that Dame Trott faces eviction after falling behind in her rent. In order to raise money, Jack sets off to the market to sell Daisy the Cow but is tricked into selling Daisy to Fleshcreep for a bag of beans. With the help of Fairy Beansprout the beans grow a magic beanstalk into the Giant's kingdom in the clouds, and when Fleshcreep then kidnaps Jack's love, Jill, he climbs up the beanstalk to rescue her Packed full of song, dance, and slapstick comedy this is the perfect start to the Christmas season for children of ALL ages from 5 to 85. This show is always a sell-out so book early to avoid disappointment.