Welcome to the Lowestoft Players

The Lowestoft Players - a performance to remember


A brief history


The Lowestoft Players were first formed in 1967 on a tiny bank balance of seven shillings and sixpence (37.5p). Of course, that money was worth a little more back then! Their first musical was ‘The Boyfriend’ and their first pantomime, that all-time favourite ‘Cinderella’, presented at the old Sparrows Nest Theatre set in parkland at the top of the town.

The 2009 pantomime Beauty and the Beast was a magical performance

Since then, in over 40 very successful years the Players have become a much larger company producing two full scale musicals and one pantomime per year. They have moved on from the old Sparrow’s Nest Theatre, since demolished, and now perform in the fine centrally located Marina Theatre in Lowestoft, restored from former Edwardian glory. The Players were proud to be part of the campaign for the local council to buy the theatre 20 years ago, and following a lively opening revue in the autumn of 1988, they presented their first pantomime in the new venue, and it was, of course, ‘Cinderella’!

Following many years at their Pakefield HQ in Stradbroke Road, kindly loaned by  benefactors Mr and Mrs Catchpole, they have recently purchased their own rehearsal studios at ‘The Bethel’ in central Lowestoft, and now look forward with keen anticipation to the next stage in their exciting development.



The Lowestoft Players lighting the lights .
The Lowestoft Players make theatre fun