Thame Players Hit the Nail on the Head with their Production of Tom Jones!

Tony Long, Robbie Wratten, Jodie Moorwood, Tim Shepherd and cast

Don’t miss Thame Players’ production of Tom Jones, which OPENS TONIGHT at the Players Theatre and runs until Saturday 15th July.

This is what one reviewer said –

“Billed as a ‘Bawdy Romp’ and ‘Before Bridgerton there was Tom Jones’, this production does not disappoint.  Tom Jones, originally a comic novel by English playwright and novelist Henry Fielding, was first published on 28 February 1749 in London (I wonder what the ‘woke’ brigade of the eighteenth century made of it?), and has recently been dubbed ‘One of the funniest, lustiest novels of all time’.

“Thame Players have a habit of bringing professional productions to their amateur stage and this is their latest effort to comply. Directed by Col Lee with a cast of 21, some with juicy parts that they well and truly live up to, this was a very enjoyable show. No actor lets their colleagues down – all hit the nail on the head.

“Robbie Wratten has the title role.  And boy, does he take it on with enthusiasm! The story reflects Tom’s journey through his sexual encounters in rural Somerset, as he hops from one bedchamber to another – until he finally comes unstuck and has to face the music.

“He is supported throughout by other actors, some with small parts, others with more key roles, all brilliantly fulfilled. It’s worth looking out for Andy Dale’s Constable, Tina Hine’s Mrs Waters and Molly Rogers’ strumpet, Molly Seagrim.

“It’s even worth going along to see this ‘romp’ just for the wigs and costumes.  They are excellent and, not for the first time, Thame Players’ wardrobe department needs to be congratulated.”

Tom Jones is playing nightly at 7.45 pm at the Players Theatre, Thame OX9 2DP until Saturday 15th July. Tickets are £8 – £12, available online from or from the Town Hall Information Centre (check for opening times).

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