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Gilsland Players

A friendly group of performers presenting plays and comedies

Gilsland Players

About Gilsland Players

We’re a friendly, enthusiastic and inclusive group of performers, presenting plays, comedies, pantomimes and workshops, entertaining the village of Gilsland. The unlikey group were brought together for The Lord Of Misrule, for Festival Of Saturnalia, HW 1900 Festival in 2022 and was a living history play and fine dining experience written by comedian Chris Cantrill.

Last Tango & Lockdown

Written by David Tristram

21th & 21st October 2023

Gilsland Village Hall

Follow the antics of Gordon, Bernard, Joyce and Margaret the hapless members of

Little Gilsland Amateur Dramatic Society in Last Tango & Lockdown two one-act comedies written by David Tristram.

Last Tango In Little Gilsland

The Society is in trouble. Membership has dwindled to four, the audiences aren't much bigger, and if they don't come up with some rent money soon, they're going to be thrown out of the village hall. "There's only one thing that sells tickets these days," argues chairman Gordon, "Sex!"


Chairman Gordon calls an emergency meeting, complete with social distancing, to discuss his idea for their next production when restrictions ease. He proposes a touching love story set in a hospital, with all profits to go to their local hospital. But based on their previous efforts, will the hospital actually end up worse off?

The Creative Team


Gordon - Alex Kinsey

Margaret - Amanda Drago

Bernard - Andi Keen

Joyce - Trudie Newlove

Stage Managers

Daryl Hodgson

Malcolm Redman

Music and Sound Design


Kit Haigh


Tom Gutteridge

Thank You

Last Tango in Little Grimley and Lockdown in Little Grimley has been licensed

by Samual French Ltd.

This project has been financially supported by Alan Sharp, Haltwhistle Town Council, Green Croft Arts, The House Of Meg and Gilsland Village Hall.

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