Valerie Clarke

Valerie Clarke

Member from 1976 to present


I first joined Players in 1976 for two productions, but came back in 1997. My special memories of Players include, having both my sons on stage in The Forsyte Saga, being the wicked witch in The Wizard of Oz and watching It Runs in the Family, which I directed. I love to direct but during the performances usually sit worrying at the back of the hall, but in this production I sat laughing heartily with everyone else! I so enjoy being a member of Players. We never forget why we are there – to entertain, enjoy the performances - and the after show party!

Appearances as cast

Valerie has appeared in these productions.

Year Show Role
2020 The Wind in the Willows Barge woman
2019 Man of the Moment Trudy
2018 It's Behind You! Cast member
2016 Lettice and Lovage Visitors to Fustian House
2015 Mad Bess Dagnall
2014 The Diary of Anne Frank Mrs Van Daan
2013 Trivial Pursuits Joyce
2011 Mystery at Greenfingers Miss Tracey
2010 Cranford Miss Matilda Jenkyns
2009 Miss Kitty (part 3) Player
2009 Miss Kitty (part 2) Player
2009 Miss Kitty (part 1) Player
2009 It's Not the Same Joy
2008 Diana & Sidney Diana
2008 Seventy Five Glorious Years Player
2008 Going Home Mrs. Semple
2007 Resting Place Old Woman
2007 Day of Reckoning Gloria Pitt (Honorary Secretary)
2006 Breath of Spring Miss Nanette Parry (Nan)
2006 Visitor from Mamaroneck Karen Nash
2005 Pack Of Lies Barabara Jackson
2004 The Dancing Years Lilli
2003 Happy Families Dot
2002 Season's Greetings Belinda, his wife
2001 Murdered to Death Margaret Craddock
1999 Steel Magnolias M'Lynn
1998 Man Alive Oakshot
1998 The Wizard Of Oz The Wicked Witch of the West
1997 Wild Goose Chase Ada
1979 When We Are Married Lottie Grady

Behind the scenes

Valerie has worked behind the scenes of these productions.

Year Show Role
2023 Haywire Director
2023 Thriller of the Year Director
2019 The Perfect Murder Director
2018 It's Behind You! Director
2017 Enchanted April Director
2016 Love Bites Director
2015 Prescription for Murder Director
2014 The Odd Couple (female version) Director
2012 Bedroom Farce Director
2012 Before the Party Director
2011 At the Sign of The Crippled Harlequin Director
2009 Deckchairs 1 Director
2009 Jane Eyre Director
2008 Din Dins Director
2007 Resting Place Director
2007 George's Room Director
2007 Proscenophobia Director
2006 After September Director
2005 Murder By Misadventure Director
2004 Hobson's Choice Director
2003 The Odd Couple Director
2002 Rebecca Director
2001 It Runs In The Family Director
1998 Forsyte Saga Director