As part of our outreach and ministry of fun through the visual and performing arts, our group of churches has formed a new troupe that performs regular Music Hall and Variety shows in our community hall.

Llangollen is famous for hosting the international Eisteddfod every year. But not only does this small Welsh town draw in musicians and performers form all over the globe, it is also home to many local performing groups and societies: The Operatic Society, The Pantomime Group, The Forty One Club, The Fringe Festival, to name a few. And now, we present to you, your own – your very own, The Collen Players!

The Collen Players was the idea of Fr Lee  who has a love of Victorian Music Hall. He is currently pursuing an informal study on the theology of humour and researching the life of Fr Stewart Headlam, a Victorian Anglo-Catholic priest who defended the Music Halls at a time when the clergy regarded this form of entertainment as vulgar and obscene.

Fr Lee takes up the gavel as the Chairman and the performers are mostly from our group of four churches in the Llangollen area. Within this disparate group are professional actors, singers, performing arts students from Wrexham Glyndŵr University, and those who love all things Victorian.

Collen was a welsh saint who established a church in Llangollen in the sixth century. The Welsh word ‘llan’ translates as ‘Church Enclosure’ and the name Llangollen, the ‘Church of Collen’, derives from it. 

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Our shows for 2020 take place at 6.30pm at St Collen's Community Hall:

1st May, 7th August, 2nd October & 27th November (Christmas show).

Tickets: £15 including splendid buffet supper. 

A superior and sparkling series of salubrious scenas and scintillating solos, subtly sequestered into a superlative and stylish symposium!

Box Office: 01978 861768