Following a hugely successful production of Oh What a Lovely War in April 2004, a public meeting was held at which it was agreed to form a drama group in Balcombe; the first for 40 years. The group was named The Victory Players after The Victory Hall in which it performs, built in memory of those who fought and died in the First World War.

Paul Scofield reading "Futility", recorded for OWaLW

The logo (as seen above) is taken from one of Neville Lytton's magnificent frescos that adorn the walls of The Victory Hall, depicting scenes of war and peace from 1914-1918.

The objective of the group is to perform drama in Balcombe, and to offer its members a range of drama related activities, including theatre visits, play readings and workshops.

While we are pleased to welcome anyone, with or without previous experience, who is interested in performing on stage, we are always on the look out for people to help with the backstage roles that are vital to our productions. These include directing, stage management, the design & production of sets, stage lighting & sound, costumes, props, poster and banner design, front of house duties etc.

Membership is open to any person who submits a completed application form, duly proposed and seconded by existing members of the Group.

Paul Scofield, a Balcombe resident, was the Victory Players Honorary President from the group's inception in 2004 until he died in 2008.

The Victory Players was featured in the April 2014 edition of Sussex Living Magazine

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