Congress Players was formed in 1979 to raise money for an amateur performer who was tragically injured and blinded in a car accident. Four good friends got together and wondered what they could do to help him.
They decided to do what they did best……..they put together a show!
The costumes were hired and the production team, band and cast all worked free of charge and rehearsal rooms were also provided free of charge....…and this is how Congress Players was born!
Since then Congress have donated over 150k to various charities in the North West including. Dr Kershaw's, Francis House, Guide Dogs for the Blind, KidsCan, Reubens Retreat, Christies and many others. The productions staged have featured many of the best amateur performers in the North West some of which have gone into the West End.
This years chosen Charity was nominated by one of our Committee Members:
Maggies at The Royal Oldham Hospital who provide free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends.
Congress Players perform one show a year purely to raise money for charity!