Wilmslow Guild Players History

Early Years

The Players started life at the same time as the Wilmslow Guild (then the "Wilmslow Beacon Guild") in 1926. The Guild Players membership was drawn from the Arts Group - a group dedicated to the study and enjoyment of performing arts in general, including classical music.


Wilmslow Beacon Guild
Syllabus 1937-38 Front Cover


Guild Players and costumes wardrobe description from 1937-38 Wilmslow Beacon Guild Syllabus


Wilmslow Beacon Guild Arts Group programme 1937

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Early Photos

The earliest photograph we are aware of dates back to 1936-7, and is of a production entitled A Hundred Years Old. The only thing is - our records don't mention a production of that name!


Photo of A Hundred Years Old 1936-7?


Back of photo of A Hundred Years Old

Do you know any of these people? Can you help explain why we have no record of this production? Drop us an email to info@wgp.org.uk.

(Slightly) More Recent Photos

Here are a selection of photos from Toad of Toad Hall at the Rex Theatre, back in December 1969.

Geoffrey Butterworth as Toad in Toad of Toad Hall George Band as Badger in Toad of Toad Hall

Malcolm Savill as Water Rat in Toad of Toad Hall Peter Simpson as Mole in Toad of Toad Hall