Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Oh! What a Lovely Dicker Cabaret (2018)


The Dicker Players have been performing the ever-popular annual Dicker Cabaret at different venues for over 40 years. We are delighted to return to the wonderful Hailsham Pavilion for our fourth year.


Oh! What a Lovely Dicker Cabaret

Hailsham Pavilion
Friday 7th & Saturday 8th December
All seats £12
Tickets from Hailsham Pavilion Box Office 01323 841414

We are pleased to announce that this year £2 from every ticket sold will be donated to the Royal British Legion. What are you waiting for? Roll up, roll up, get yer loverly tickets ‘ere! Get your singing voice on and dress up (if you want) it’s going to be Oh What a Lovely Dicker Cabaret

The evening contains sketches, comedy routines and songs but - be warned - some of the material is of an adult nature which might cause offence.

This year, to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, we are including a wartime theme in the show. The first half will be mainly sketch based in our familiar Cabaret style. The second half will be similar but all of the sketches, acts (including a disastrous 10 minute play) and songs will be based around a wartime theme. 

Be prepared to join in the songs and, if you want to enter into the spirit, feel free to dress up appropriately or bring a Union Jack to wave!

This is probably the funniest live show you’re ever likely to see (in Hailsham anyway!).

The perfect pre-Christmas treat for you, your family, friends, office...

For further information call Clive on 07801 720763





Monday, 23 July 2018

Comedy Night - Tickets available now

The Dicker Players have been performing their ever popular Cabaret, and a variety of plays, at different venues for over 40 years. They are delighted to be allowed out into the countryside this summer to perform ‘Comedy Night’ at Summer Trifle Arts festival.

Sunday August 5th and Monday August 6th
7.30 pm (doors 7pm)

Pickhams, Hayreed Lane, Wilmington, BN26 6RR
Tickets £8 from Summer Trifle
Bring your own drinks and nibbles.

An evening of 2 halves - the first half is a short play devoted to the workings and dynamics of a dysfunctional, failing Am Dram Group with hilarious consequences, the other half is a Cabaret of sketches and songs, all delivered with the usual Dicker Players flair.

Summer Trifle is an annual mini arts festival held at Pickhams in Wilmington, Polegate. The festival features art and sculpture exhibitions, workshops, live music, comedy (!), yoga, Edwardian Teas and more all set in the enchanting Open Gardens. The Comedy Night takes place in Marquee 1 in the grounds. 
Find out more about Summer Trifle here

Book your tickets today
www.summertrifle.co.uk
01323 840048

For further information call Clive on 07801 720763

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Thursday, 26 April 2018







Get your tickets now for the latest performances by the Dicker Players



Three hilarious one-act plays in one evening, all for the price of one at just £12 (£10 concessions). Streuth by Michael Green, Last Panto in Little Grimley by David Tristram and A Collier's Tuesday Tea by Michael Green. Expect things to 'go wrong'!!

Friday 8th and Saturday 9th June 2018, 7.30pm at Hailsham Pavilion
Tickets from Hailsham Pavilion Box Office 01323 841414


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to spend the evening in the company of a typically hapless amateur dramatic society?
Well wonder no more!

“A Collier’s Tuesday Tea” and “Streuth”, brilliantly written by Michael Green, are carefully constructed parodies ensuring that anything which could conceivably go wrong in a production does so.

“A Collier’s Tuesday Tea” combines the kitchen sink with the coal mine, together with an irreverent glance towards D. H. Lawrence. It is 1912 when you join the ’epplethwaite family as they gather for ‘igh tea. The weather is awful and yes - you guessed it - there’s trouble at t’pit! Not to mention trouble with the props, scenery - and accents.

“Streuth” is a crime drama which even Agatha Christie would never have dared to write. Set in the drawing room of D’Arcy Manor the mystery unravels - unfortunately so do the cast - and most of the scenery! There is such confusion that this play might just go on… …and on… …and on…

Sandwiched in between these two wonderfully funny plays is David Tristram’s “Last Panto In Little Grimley”. This slightly longer play follows the misfortunes of Little Grimley’s Am Dram Society - down to its last four members - as it plans its next production. Things are getting desperate as they meet to revive the group’s ailing support. Needless to say things are far from harmonious, and chaos - and laughter - ensue! Sound like any group you know?

If you loved “The Play That Goes Wrong” you’ll love these plays - 3 for the price of 1!

More information : 07801 720763.



Wednesday, 11 October 2017


Dicker Cabaret returns to the fabulous Hailsham Pavilion on 1st and 2nd December 2017. 
A hilarious blend of comedy sketches, songs and live music, the Dicker Cabaret 2017 will have you laughing, crying and singing, not necessarily in that order.
With a cast of thousands, it would be a very crowded stage so there will be 12 performers this year of varying heights, some with a very particular set of skills. Expect classic comedy, double entendres, interesting accents, costumes, oh the costumes, lights, action, something familiar and something peculiar. Bring your singing voices and some change for the refreshments in the interval.
Adults only.
Tickets on sale very soon from the Hailsham Pavilion Box Office.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Audition call

WANTED - actors for a production of 'Lend Me A Tenor' in June at Hailsham Pavilion. The roles are:
Tito Merelli - The world's most renowned opera tenor, and notorious ladies man.
Max - Long - suffering assistant, who is forced to take Tito's place in the role of Othello.
Maggie Saunders - Max's girlfriend. She has a great admiration for Tito.
If you are interested in any of these roles please contact Marilyn - 07801 447886 to discuss.

Friday, 7 October 2016

Cabaret Again!!

The Dicker Players have been performing their ever popular annual Cabaret at different venues for over 40 years. We are delighted to return to the Hailsham Pavilion for our second year.
The evening contains sketches, comedy routines and songs but - be warned - much of the material is of an adult nature which might cause offence. The show contains extremely strong language so is unsuitable for children.
This year so many great celebrities have died that we have created a Cabaret style show as a tribute to them - hence the “Legends” tag.
Expect to see and hear material to celebrate the brilliance of Prince, Bowie, Ronnie Corbett, Victoria Wood, Caroline Aherne, Terry Wogan, Gene Wilder… to name but a few. This will be supplemented with material on the shady subject of “Death”… PLUS other stuff that just makes us laugh - we know you will too.
This is probably the funniest live show you’re ever likely to see! (in Hailsham anyway)

For further information call Clive on 07801 720763
POP THE DATE IN YOUR DIARY - TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!!

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Allo Allo Again


26 & 27 Feb 2016
At Hailsham Pavilion
Tickets £10
7.30pm
Read the reviews HERE

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Thank you to everyone who came to see Classic Cabaret. It was great fun and the audiences were wonderful! There are lots of photos on our Facebook page

Allo Allo returns to the Hailsham Pavilion 26 th and 27 th February 2016 and tickets are already selling! Contact the box office 01323 841414 or Order online

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Classic Dicker Cabaret comes to Hailsham

Change of dates, change of venue! This year the annual cabaret will be different, yet strangely familiar. Following our sell-out success with Allo Allo at Hailsham Pavilion in July, the Dicker Players just couldn't resist a return to the Pavilion for our yearly blast of comedy. We'll be rolling out some of the best songs and sketches from past years to make what we consider to be a truly Classic Dicker Cabaret!

Classic Dicker Cabaret
11th & 12th of December, 7.45 start
Hailsham Pavilion, George St, Hailsham
Tickets will be £10 as usual and available NOW from the Pavilion box office
01323 841414

NB. There will not be a Dicker Cabaret at Polegate School this year.

Saturday, 11 July 2015

What they are saying

......about Allo Allo.

"Absolutely brilliant! Well done all!"

"Fantastic show, hilarious! Well done, we really enjoyed it! "

"Well done to everyone last night....I brought along a large group of family & friends, some familiar with the TV show & some not and everyone loved it. Fab performances all round...and the audience loved it"

"Very well done you all did a splendid job we thoroughly enjoyed the evening Thank you"

"Absolutely brilliant. Not laughed so much in a long while."

"Brilliant show! Loved it....sooooo funny!"

"Well done you guys!! HURRAH!!!! We all had a blast mate!! Top job by all the cast but especially our old Dids "

"If you haven't already been this week go and see Allo Allo by The Dicker Players in Hailsham tomorrow matinee. So funny!!! Well done to all involved, I was the one with the dirty laugh in the front row!!!"

"Great work everyone! Such a laugh! Delighted to see it, the best Dicker show yet!" 

"Amazing show guys, absolutely love it"

"It was the first time we'd been to the wonderful Pavilion and the first time we'd seen the Dicker Players - and what a show! Well done everyone involved in this hugely funny play: it was such a fun evening!"

"... fab show!!! Well done guys! Hope your last day goes amazingly!"

"Absolutely brilliant show - six of us went and were doubled up with laughter. What a terrible shame the timing [of the performance dates] is so bad - Wimbledon finals and not really child friendly for a matinee. If any one is not a tennis fan GO this afternoon - you wont regret it and will come out with a smile on your face."

"It isn't hard to be a brilliant audience when you are watching a brilliant show!! Well done to you all "

"Great show, lots of laughs, -- we went Friday night. Well Done all. "

"ditto above comments - went on Friday, well done Dicker Players"

"Just back from Sunday matinee.Well done to all the players.Thoroughly enjoyable.All that hard work for 4 performances.."

Press releases
www.eastbourneherald.co.uk 1
www.eastbourneherald.co.uk 2
www.sussexexpress.co.uk

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Allo Allo!


10th July to 12th July 2015

The Dicker Players present

'ALLO 'ALLO!

by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft

at Hailsham Pavilion

Tickets £10 / £9 concessions
available NOW from from Hailsham Pavilion box office and ONLINE

(see some sneaky shots of rehearsals on the PHOTOS page)

FOUR PERFORMANCES
Evening shows on Friday and Saturday,
matinees on Saturday and Sunday



Wednesday, 15 April 2015

NEW production coming soon....

More information to follow, but the Dicker Players are looking for an old 'junk' piano for a forthcoming production. It need not be playable and can be in any condition, Clive will arrange collection. Let us know if you can help out by letting us help you out by getting rid of your old, unwanted piano. EMAIL US or contact Clive.