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Awards & Recognition

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Cobham Players is a regular supporter of local drama festivals including Leatherhead and Woking, and success at these has also led to national competition. We’re proud to have been recognised for many of our productions, not just for those on stage, but for our directors, technicians and amazing back stage teams.


Lilies on the Land

This remarkable piece of theatre celebrating the role of the Women’s Land Army in World War II was recognised as Festival Winner at Leatherhead, along with Best Director, as well as Best Actress, Sound and Stage Management at Woking

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Mike Bartlett


This ink black comedy following a series of increasingly disturbing interviews between an employee and her senior manager won Best Sound Production at Woking Drama Festival and was also nominated for Best Actress.


John Godber

September in the Rain

A charming, semi-autobiographical collection of poignant memories of seaside holidays in Blackpool which was Festival Winner at Leatherhead, also saw the cast win Best Actor and be nominated for Best Actress.


Nicola McCartney


Based on an extraordinary true story, Lifeboat is a tale of courage in the face of overwhelming danger, lifelong friendship and the will to survive. Our original production was awarded at the Elmbridge and Leatherhead Drama Festivals, the latter for Best Actresses.


Richard Harris

Visiting Hour

Short stories of moving tragedy and laugh-out-loud comedy set in a busy National Health hospital during visiting hour. Our cast was awarded Best Actress and overall runner-up in the Leatherhead Drama Festival.

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Noda District 19 Award of Play Excellence

The Graduate


"Victoria [Franklin, Director] had the assurance and comfort of having a richly talented seam of highly experienced actors backed up by some exceptional newcomers to Cobham Players…

Stage Manager Alan Barlow and his team did their work smoothly. Andrew Mair on sound and Stephen Farr on lighting, plus projection operators Paul Finlayson and Cathy Hudson all deserve praise… Cathy was also Assistant Director and I must assume that in a production of this scale and which achieved the top standard it most certainly attained, that Victoria and Cathy would have worked rather like a pair of ducks. That is, paddling furiously, unseen, while all above surface was serene and bright. I might add, brilliant too!”

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