The Laleham Players was originally formed in 1943 by a group of theatre enthusiasts. Older village residents tell us they have fond memories of going to the panto in Laleham Village Hall when they were children. The original Laleham Players closed in 1965. Below an excerpt about the origins of Laleham Players from the Laleham Commonplace Book, published in the 1970's.


From 2013, a reformed Laleham Players group produced six successful pantos in association with the LRA. In 2020 Laleham Players became independent, and is now Laleham's own community theatre and drama group.  Although live productions were halted by Covid in 2020, team spirit amongst the Laleham Players flourished, and newly independent the group continued online. Despite the difficulties, in Novemebr 2021 Laleham Players brought live entertainment back to Laleham with a brand new pantomime The Snow Queen and the Abominable Goblin. In March 2023 the Players completed a run of another original show, which was extremely well received by Laleham audiences, The Princess and the Mushy Peas was a huge success.
If you have any memories, photos, or programmes from Laleham Players 20th century productions that you'd like to share we us, we would love to hear from you, please contact us.