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Carole Allen - Artistic Director
It’s been an amazing journey since being asked if I could find a way to bring local history to life through drama, storytelling and song to where we are now. And we have plenty more ideas – watch this space

Bob Rankin - Treasurer
I've been with the Scaplen's Community Players since 2021 and I was really pleased when asked to perform in both 2021 and 2022 productions. Bringing small segments of Poole history to life through drama is not only fascinating but also super enjoyable. I'm really looking forward to our future plays & productions. Being part of this fantastic team, which has created an amazing team spirit has given me many memories which I will treasure. 

Nicola King - Secretary
I have always been interested in history so I jumped at the chance of being a story teller for two 16th century characters from Dorset. I will continue to do this and also hope to act with Scaplen’s Community Players

Dionne Polychronopulos - Fundraising and Safeguarding
I first heard about Scaplen's when I watched "Mayhem at the Inn" in 2019.The play was so much fun and fully immersed the audience, it was at that point I was like how do I get to be part of this!!!

Marie Bushell- Social Secretary

I joined the Scaplen's Community Players in 2022 and have greatly enjoyed working with them ever since. I especially fell in love with the idea of combining history and performing, as they combine two of my favourite things. I am pleased and excited with how the company is growing, and I can't wait to see what the future holds for us. Thanks Carole and all x


Caroline Burr - Publicity and Marketing 
I was very impressed with the quality of the production I saw last year. Woodes Rogers was entertaining, fun and very informative. Everyone involved looked like they were having such a good time!

Barry Gray - Website Manager, Advisor to the Committee 
It is an absolute pleasure to be part of the Scaplen's Community Players and seeing the vision of this dedicated team coming to life. An exciting new horizon for local community theatre.

Katy Nutt - Playwright 
It is a magical thing to me to see my words as scriptwriter being brought to life by the very talented Scaplen’s Court Players - now the Scaplen’s Community players - and I can’t wait to see the next production.

Glanville Noye - Production Manager 
I first became aware of Scaplen's Players when I went to see the very enjoyable Mayhem at the Inn, I was surprised that I knew most of the players. I was very pleased to receive a phone call inviting me to be their production manager for their future productions I have worked with several local groups but this one is rather special, I love the whole concept! So far two productions with this very talented and friendly group, hoping for many more

Helen Rankin - Front of House Manager 
Since 2011,I have been involved in a number of the Brownsea plays.Whilst these have been mainly non speaking parts, I do very much enjoy putting on the costume(s) and just 'meeting and greeting' the audience prior to the start of the production.One of my interests is local history so to be part of the Scaplen's Community Players as someone who can just dress up and 'meet the audience' as they enact our local history, is an opportunity not to be missed.


Helen Armstrong - Website Designer 
I've really enjoyed working alongside Carole and the team to design and build a website that provides useful information and an insight into the activities of the group. I hope you enjoy exploring the site and learning more about Scaplen's Community Players!

Ian Bushell - Promotional Designer 


About Us

Scaplen's Community Players is dedicated to promoting historical theatre in our local community within BCP (Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole) and the surrounding area. We aim to bring together people from diverse communities to better understand our local shared culture and history and to have fun doing so. If you would like to find out more about what we do please don't hesitate to contact us by email ( or via the Contact Us form on the website.

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