The Rococo Players were founded in 2003 to present open-air theatre productions at The Rococo Garden in Painswick, Gloucestershire, UK.
Since then the Players have performed a wide range of classical and historical dramas at some amazing locations around the county of Gloucestershire and beyond, including Gloucester Cathedral, Blackfriars Priory in Gloucester, Berkeley and Warwick Castles and Oriel College Oxford.
In 2015 The Rococo Players’ summer production moved to Hawkwood College in Stroud where the gardens provided a fine setting for Oscar Wilde’s wonderful play, The Importance of Being Earnest. The Lion in Winter was performed in the Chapter House at Gloucester Cathedral and at Postlip Manor in January 2017. Since then we have performed Anne Boleyn at the Cheltenham Playhouse and The Crucible at the Sundial Theatre, Cirencester and the Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham. Recent productions included Twelfth Night and Neil Bartlett’s adaptation of Great Expectations, both performed at St Mary de Crypt in Gloucester.
The Rococo Players extend a warm welcome to anyone who wishes to join the organisation and take part in any of our theatrical productions