The Office Party

By John Godber
Directed by Sylvia Finnimore, Frederica Byron

“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

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

Next Social

West End Social: Chicago

26 Sep 7:30 PM

Join us in visiting the West End's sexiest show - Chicago - at the Phoenix Theatre. It would be criminal to miss it! We have 20 stalls tickets up for grabs, all more than £20 cheaper than standard pricing. We expect tickets to sell fast so make sure to get yours now. 

Chicago is officially back home in London’s West End and  X Factor winner Alexandra Burke (The Bodyguard) stars as Roxie Hart until Saturday 14 October. Winner of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards and a Grammy, the sexiest, sassiest, most sophisticated Broadway musical in history is celebrating 21 years of standing ovations in style. The dazzling tale of jazz slayer Roxie Hart, her cell-block rival Velma Kelly and the smooth-talking lawyer Billy Flynn has thrilled audiences across the world since 1996. With the original Broadway choreography by Ann Reinking in the style of Bob Fosse and a sizzling score featuring the classic songs Razzle DazzleCell Block Tango and All That JazzChicago is so good it should be illegal.

Tickets are £36 for paying members and £38 for non-members

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.



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Pub Quiz Success!

Our first event of the new social calendar was a huge success yesterday evening. Four teams took part in an evening of trivia and pizza eating and the game was hotly contested! Eventually after rounds on the 19th century, colours and of course theatre, The Office Flops beat off the competition by 3 points becoming the inaugural Spreadies Pub Quiz champions.
Posted 23/08/18

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


September 18

Wednesday 26th - 7:30 PM
West End Social: Chicago

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
Monday 29th - 6:30 PM

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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