Magdalene Players News

Below you will find the latest news items from the Magdalene Players.

Can't Pay? Won't Pay! - cast announcement

The cast for our next show, Can't Pay? Won't Pay!, is:

Antonia – Karen Willemsen

Margherita – Nicola Houghton

Giovanni – Rob Scheele

Luigi – David Faraci

Sergeant/Inspector/Undertaker/Old Man – Liz O’Donovan

We can't wait to get started with rehearsals!
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Aladdin transformations!

Check out our snazzy video for our 2022 pantomime Aladdin

Aladdin promo! - YouTube

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Aladdin has been cast

We are very excited to announce our cast for the 2022 pantomime, Aladdin:

Aladdin – Claire Walshe

Widow Twanky – David Ashton

Wishee Washee – Louis Marty

Abanazar – Rob Scheele

Carp Ed – Andrea Williams

Emperor – Humphrey Waterhouse

Emperor sidekick – Cami Marty

Princess Jasmine – Kate Fowlie

So Shi – Ellie Pink

G Knee – Ella Roy

Kohla – Seema Rambarran

Pepsi – Steph Stedman

Silly Blanc – Liz O’Donavon

Announcer (Our Graham) – Ivan Rose

Gaston – Caroline Field

Prince Hans – Caitriona Fenton

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Cast announcement: The Railway Children

We are extremely proud and excited to announce the cast of The Railway Children as follows:


Becky  Lauder-fletcher


Paul Hickey


Lucy Comlay

District Superintendant

Paul Hickey


David Ashton


David Ashton


Stephen O’Connell


Jennifer Yorke

Mr Szezcpansky

Stephen O’Connell

Mrs Perks

Lucy Comlay

Mrs Viney

Lucy Comlay

Old Gentleman

Humphrey Waterhouse


Guy Johnson


Rob Scheele


Amy Faulkner

Other parts played by members of the cast

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Auditions for The Railway Children

Performance Dates: Thursday- Saturday 7th – 9th October 2021 7.30pm

Performance Venue: St Mary Magdalene Hall, Trinity Road, Wandsworth Common, SW17 7HP

Social read through: Monday 28th June 2021 at 7.30pm on Wandsworth Common (opposite the Hope Tavern, Bellevue Road.)

Auditions: Monday 5th July 2021 from 8pm (TIMED SLOTS)

For more details and to book your audition slot, contact Bernard Godwin (director) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please download Audition pack for more details


Nesbit’s much-loved classic The Railway Children has delighted generations since its first publication in 1906, and Mike Kenny’s wonderfully faithful and imaginative adaptation has wowed audiences across the world, breaking box office records when performed at the National Railway Museum in York, and at Waterloo Station.

When Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis move to rural Yorkshire with their mother, following the imprisonment of their father, they leave their comfortable, safe existence to discover a world that is insecure and hard, but one that is filled with love, resilience and humanity. And always running through that world is the railway, in particular the 9.15 to London.

The Railway Children is a story of three children forced to face the anxieties and exhilarations of growing up in order to learn what really matters, a story of an Edwardian England on the brink of change, and, of course, a story of the Golden Age of Steam Railways.

By special arrangement with Nick Hern Books.


The Railway Children: Characters

Leading Roles

Bobbie                                    The oldest of the railway children, and the most sensible one.

Peter                                        A typical young boy who loves trains and is a little bit naughty.

Phyllis                                     Lovable girl.

Mother                                    Mother of the Railway Children. A Victorian gentlewoman, sensible and devoted.

Perks                                       Yorkshire railway porter who befriends the children.     

Old Gent                                 Benevolent, likable, old gentleman.

Supporting Roles (most will double/triple)

Mrs Perks                               Hardworking wife & mother 

Doctor                                     Local Medic

Father                                     Children’s father who is arrested early in the play

Mr Szezcpansky                     Destitute Russian émigré (speaks French)

Mrs Viney                              Local Yorkshire housekeeper

Jim                                          Young student

Cook                                       Domestic

Maid                                       Domestic

Butler                                      Domestic

Child                                       Child

Worker 1 & 2 

District Superintendent

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The Magdalene Players

The Magdalene Players are an Amateur Drama Group based in Wandsworth, London, England. We have been performing at the St Mary Magdalene Church Hall in London, SW17 7HP since 1980.

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St Mary Magdalene Church Hall
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