The Office Party

By John Godber
Directed by Sylvia Finnimore

“Thanks for your time folks. Oh and by the way, the office party this year will be limited to one bottle of red and fifty straws...”

The office can be a minefield of social and sexual politics, and the advertising group of Chapman and Howard is no exception in John Godber’s hilarious look at the office Christmas Party. The bash starts off innocently enough after another hectic day at the office --- but as the drinks begin to flow and the good times roll, the party soon threatens to get out of hand when underlying tensions rise to the surface. As the evening reaches its climax and the party lurches from one disaster to another, the façade of the advertising business is stripped away, together with that of the staff’s private lives…….

We are currently looking for people to crew this show. There are plenty of ways to get involved, whether that be with lighting, set, props, costume, make-up or something in-between. If you want to get involved, email us at

Take advantage of our early bird offer until 11/9/2018 to get your tickets at a discount.
Early Bird Tickets: £14.00 Adults / £10.00 Members / £10.00 Concessions

Tickets: £15.00 Adults / £10.00 Members / £11.00 Concessions

Next Social

Spreadies Pub Quiz

22 Aug 6:30 PM

The Spread Eagle Players' inaugural pub quiz!

Join us as we host our very own pub quiz at The City Pride pub in Clerkenwell (EC1R 3AU). Long-serving members will remember it as the Christmas Party venue from a few years ago. You'll compete in teams through several rounds of general knowledge questions to become the reigning Spreadies Pub Quiz champions. This will be a perfect way for old members to catch up and for new members to become acquainted with the group. We also invite you to bring along your partners and friends for a fun-filled evening.

Doors will open at 6.30pm and the quiz will start at 7.30pm - plenty of time to try the Pride's excellent Italian menu and get in a couple of drinks before the challenge begins!

Click More Info to find out more and to buy your tickets. Tickets must be purchased in advance to attend this event.

About Us

Spread Eagle Players

The Spread Eagle Players is a London-based amateur dramatics group which rehearses in Canary Wharf and performs at the Bridewell Theatre in Blackfriars. We do all that we can to maintain an ethos of high quality productions whilst making them accessible to all.

The group was started in 1889 as The Barclays Dramatic Society for members of Barclays Bank; the 'Spread Eagle' is in fact a reference to the spread eagle in Barclays Bank's old logo. These days, membership to the Spread Eagle Players is open to everyone over the age of 18, but the group still enjoys the support of the bank.



The Spread Eagle Players needs you! We are always looking for brand new members to help us out on the stage and off it.

Whether you've never set foot on the stage before, only dabbled in high school or are a professional, you are welcome in our group. We specialise in producing professional-looking shows whilst keeping everything relaxed and friendly. If you'd rather help out backstage, then there is a place for you in the Spreadies! If you love lighting, are sated by stage managing, delighted by directing or would perhaps be pleased with prompting, we have something for you.

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Spread Eagle Players

The Spread Eagle Players produce around three shows per year at The Bridewell Theatre and we're always looking for directors, old and new, to come forward with proposals to fill the available slots. Each year we ask our members to come forward with proposals for shows and we're very open to different genres - we've previously produced everything from pantomimes and farces to dark comedies, dramas and Shakespeare.

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Much Ado About Rehearsals

Rehearsals for our next production, 'Much Ado About Nothing' are now well under way and we are working with an excellent cast, who are bringing both outstandingly comic and wonderfully dramatic performances to the rehearsal room. This really is a production not to be missed and tickets are on sale now. Book now to take advantage of our early bird offer!
Posted 14/04/18

All About Our Next Production

Rehearsals for our next production, "All About My Mother" are taking a small break over Christmas (C'mon, I'm not a monster!) and this truly exceptional cast have a well earned rest.

Please do support us by coming to see this incredible show in January. A panto of sorts - hundreds of scenes, loads of costume changes, men in dresses, some mildly lewd audience interaction.. Everything you would expect from the visionary mind of Pedro Almodovar and brought wonderfully to the stage by Samuel Adamson.

It's going to be emotional. 

17th - 20th January, Bridewell Theatre.
Posted 22/12/17


August 18

Wednesday 22nd - 6:30 PM
Spreadies Pub Quiz

October 18

Thursday 4th - 7:00 PM
Drinks with the Cast
Thursday 11th - 7:30 PM
The Office Party
Friday 12th - 7:30 PM
The Office Party
Saturday 13th - 5:00 PM
The Office Party

January 19

Sunday 13th
January 2019 Show Week

June 19

Sunday 16th
June 2019 Show Week

October 19

Sunday 6th
October 2019 Show Week

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