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The South Devon Players Theatre & Film Company


Head Office

c/o Chestnut community centre, 1-3 Poplar Close Brixham TQ5 0SA United Kingdom



Music, Theatre, Dance and Visual Arts

About us

An autistic, female-of-colour led theatre company championing inclusion and excellence for marginalised people in the Southwest. 


The power of the final scene was such that the audience sat transfixed in silence, barely able to comprehend the beauty of what they’d just witnessed ” Rick Stone – Audience member, 2019.

“Stunning performances and choreography”
“Dynamic, dramatic, distinctive”
“Seamlessly combining tradition with innovation”
- Show reviewers in 2023

We offer a new approach to theatre-making of world-class standard. Involving people of all demographics & levels of experience, from beginners to seasoned professionals, we create full scale dramatic productions primarily focusing on historical events, literature, and classical texts. 

We perform in our home-town of Brixham then tour around the Devon area, as well as streaming our shows online to global audiences. 

We were founded during the winter of 2005/6 to create inclusive opportunities for people in the Torbay area (and some from the wider Devon area) of all backgrounds and levels of experience, to get involved in creating high-quality theatre and thereby develop / further professional skills, careers and portfolios towards, and as part of, professionally working in the entertainment industry, led by three volunteer company directors/ admins.

We also attract  people of all levels of experience. We have a number of established professional actors seeking to expand and grow their portfolios. People starting out with us have also gone on to work in large scale film & TV productions, to further training inclusive of RADA and Bristol Old Vic, working with us helps them obtain the credits needed for registration with the professional actors Spotlight directory, and Equity (the actors and entertainment creatives trade union) which in turns makes it possible for them to apply to actors agencies.  

Audience feedback is also very positive from our shows and projects, frequently likening the quality of our shows to rival that of the Globe, and other famous theatre production companies. 

Our work, over the past few years, has won several awards including on a national and international scale; we are the All-England winner of the "Epic Award" 2017 (now rebranded as the Creative Lives Award) and the Theatre Partner Award in the Long Island Theatre Awards 2019 (New York), putting theatre from Brixham squarely on a national and international map.

Organization size

Organisation size

1-10 employees

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laura jury


actor, writer, founder of theatre company