The Little Common and Bexhill Players are an amateur dramatic group located in Little Common, Bexhill, East Sussex. 

Over the years we have performed a variety of shows including pantomimes, plays, reviews, variety shows, music halls and murder mystery evenings.

We typically perform three shows a year; with our most popular performance - our pantomime - finishing the year off with songs, fun and laughter!

The group meets every Tuesday evening at the Little Common Community Centre, Shepherds Close, Little Common, TN39 4SQ 

We will always welcome new members both on stage - singers and non-singers, experienced or complete novices - and off-stage to help with costumes, scenery, props, lighting, sound and front-of-house.

If you are interested in joining us or would like to come along and see what our group is about, please email us at


Our Members

Imogen Beale

Imogen has been with The Little Common and Bexhill Players since she started amateur dramatics as a 'babe' in 'Babes in the Wood' in 2011. Since then she has performed in various pantomimes; including 'Aladdin', 'Cinderella', 'Dick Whittington' and 'The Wizard of Oz.' Imogen has also performed in our Olde Tyme Music Halls and various plays. In her spare time, Imogen also performs with the Hastings Queer Collective as a drag artist.

Dave Bourne

Dave took to the stage with BATS playing parts in Shakespeare and 'An Inspector Calls'. He then joined The Little Common and Bexhill Players, since when he has particularly enjoyed dressing up a dame and playing comedy parts. He has also been master of ceremonies for our Olde Tyme Music Hall. In his spare time, he is a Cub Leader and an archery instructor. When he has a chance to relax, Dave likes to watch films.

Lesley Brown

Lesley joined us this year and has become an enthusiastic and lively member of the pantomime cast. She first took to the stage whilst still at school but it was many years before she returned as a member of BOTMS, mainly taking part in the chorus. Since retiring from teaching, she enjoys visiting NT properties, walking, gardening and reading.

Katie Dickens

Katie has become a regular pantomime character with the Players and she would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for the support she has received since becoming a member. Katie sung a solo part in a variety show. She loves theatre in general and supports the work done for St. Michaels Hospice.

Beatrice Dixon

Beatrice joined us in 2017 and loves being in our productions. She played the dame in one pantomime, which was her first major role. She has made many new friends among her fellow performers. Having a love of singing, Bea, as she likes to be known, is also a member of the Bexhill Choral Society. She is retired and loves to spend time walking and being with her two grandchildren.

Brian Drayson

Brian first donned a frock for his son's cub show in the late 1990's and so caught the panto bug. Since then, he went on to appear or direct performances for the West Wickham Pantomime Society. He moved to Bexhill in 2017 and joining the Players, has created imaginative props as well as appearing regularly in our shows and also doing a bit of directing.

Rona Morton

Rona has been in amateur dramatics since 1994 during which time she has belonged to BLODS, BOTMS, and The Little Common and Bexhill Players. She has featured in productions of Fiddler On The Roof, Kiss Me Kate and South Pacific, and enjoys singing solo parts particularly in our Olde Tyme Music Hall productions. She lists reading, travelling, bowls and Mexican Dominoes among her favourite pastimes.

Lewis Ikin

Lewis joined us in 2016, and has since enjoyed playing a variety of roles that include a rotten rat-king, a gangster rapping ape and an inept local bobby. He enjoys a good pub quiz in his spare time, especially if he is on the winning side.

John Search

Stage struck since the age of seven, when he appeared in a local amateur productions of The Snow Queen as 'Third Penguin', John's acting and fish catching skills have served him well in many other productions over the last 60-odd years. Having been a member of the Players at various times since the 1960's, he is hoping that his current membership survives this startling revelation about his very fishy adolescence. Aside from amateur dramatics, John plays guitar and sings in a local band, Geri and the Attrix.

Jenny Taylor

Jenny has been involved with amateur drama since she was a teenager and joined LCB Players 25 years ago on moving to Bexhill. She has appeared in and directed many plays and pantomimes during this time. She loves going to the professional theatre and spending time in her 'bee and butterfly' friendly garden.

Margaret Punter

Since being an angel in the nativity at school in her reception year she has always loved being on stage. She also has a real love for watching theatre of all kinds. Highlights have been playing the Lion in 'The Wizard of Oz' and the crazy woman who poisoned half her village! She is also in charge of the wardrobe and loves getting everyone dressed for their parts. "Pretending to be someone else is the best fun ever."

Maggie Osgood

Maggie moved to Eastbourne during the summer of 2013 to be near her family. She went along to rehearsals with her sister Maureen and brother-in-law Graham, joining the group in the autumn of 2013 - having never done anything like this before, other than a vague recollection of playing 'Alice' at junior school during the 60's, and being part of the choir with a friend in the Billy Graham Crusade in London, '66. She started off by helping backstage, painting scenery, sorting props etc. After a while she started to appear in the chorus, in pantomime and music revues, taking on a few small roles. She has made some very good friends who have all made her feel very welcome right from day one.

Lyn Ford

Having joined the LCB Players in 1991, Lyn is our longest serving member and current company secretary. She has taken many leading roles including Michelle in 'Allo, Allo', Miriam in 'Outside Edge' and Truvy in 'Steel Magnolias'. She has also appeared in many Murder Mysteries, Revues, and Olde Tyme Music Halls. In pantomime she has taken the role of principal girl twice and principal boy eight times, Robin Hood being her favourite role having played it twice. Lyn has devised and directed two revues, directed a play and two pantomimes, and more recently directed a Murder Mystery. She also sings with a local choir.

Fleur Bailey

Fleur has been with the Little Common Players since 2012. She has enjoyed a variety of different roles, her favourite being Puss from Puss in Boots. She enjoys singing and can always be found in the line-up for our Olde Tyme Music Hall shows. In her spare time, Fleur enjoys scrap booking and spending time with her family.

Imogen Vernon-Gill

Imogen has been with us for several years and loves to take part in pantomimes. She has many interests including singing, music and dance as well as acting.

Jac Young

Jac has been involved in amateur dramatics for more than twenty-five years. She started with BLODS and then BATS. She joined The Little Common and Bexhill Players in 2001 and has taken part in murder mysteries and Olde Tyme Musical Halls. Jac also performs with Christian Voices. Her interests include horse riding, singing, reading, walking and spending time with her family.

Maureen Payne

Maureen joined the Players in 2004 helping backstage. She became a member of the committee around 2008 and in 2013 was elected to the Treasurer's Role. Over the years she has performed in a number of shows, but mainly her role has been backstage and prompt. She has also helped make props for shows and painted backdrops. She enjoys her time spent with everyone and has made lots of lasting friendships.