Welcome to the website of Nuneaton’s Abbey Players. Founded in 1987 the Players have just celebrated being 30 years young! They were originally formed with the intention of staging an annual pantomime at the Abbey Theatre, but have diversified over the years and in addition to their ever popular pre-Christmas pantomime now compete at a national level in drama competitions, as well as producing a mid- summer Variety Showcase. In 2015 their production of the one-act play “Recidivists” won the Lighthorne Drama Festival, resulting in an invitation to compete in the National Drama Festivals Association British All Winners Final where they achieved a very creditable fourth place. Over the last six years they have reached the semi final of the All England Theatre Festival on five occasions, winning multiple awards on the way for acting, direction, and production. Rehearsals are well underway for this years pantomime offering, “Dick Whittington”. In this wonderful adaptation of the story, we find that London is being over run with rats under the control of King Rat. Dick Whittington arrives in town and falls in love with Alice, the Alderman’s daughter. When he is falsely accused of stealing he nearly leaves town but decides to turn back. Along with Tommy the Cat, Dick sets out on an adventure taking him to Morocco and back causing mayhem on the way, but returns to London having made his fortune, and able to ask for Alice’s hand in marriage. 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.