The Detling Players


About Us

We are a friendly and energetic community theatre group based in the village of Detling, Near Maidstone, Kent, England.

We present a wide range of plays - comedies, murder mysteries and serious dramas. Look at the list of productions in our archive.

Want to be notified about future productions? Contact our secretary (


Ever thought about joining a theatre group?

  • acting
  • directing
  • front of house
  • backstage and technical work (e.g. set construction, stage management, sound, lighting, properties, costumes... the list is endless)
  • just "helping out"


  • Family - £14
  • Individual - £12
  • Junior - £6

Contact our secretary ( for more details.

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Most Recent Production

The Thirty-Nine Steps

The 39 steps

Most people know ‘The 39 Steps’ as an iconic black and white film directed by Hitchcock. The play, however, is fast moving, witty and hilarious – a romp of a spy thriller.

At Detling Village Hall on Thursday 8th November, Friday 9th at 7:30 pm and on Saturday 10th at 2:30pm and 7:30 pm. 

Charity Donation

Some of the proceeds from The 39 Steps will go to the Bluebells Charity, a respite centre for children with special needs.

Forthcoming Events

Victoria & Albert Museum Trip  

Sue McLaggan has just received the latest mailing from the V&A and they are going to have a Residency in Costume for Film by Hayley Nebauer.

Entry is free and drop in. This is a chance to meet a film costume designer and bring your questions.   Would anyone like to join a small group who are going on Saturday 8th December? We will meet in the V and A entrance  at 1pm.

Please let Tikki know so that we can attend as a group. 01622 737471 or