Actresses needed

The Lisbon Players is looking to cast three actresses capable of intense physicality and of playing age 25-35 in its season opener premiering in mid-october, Jean Genet’s pyschosexual thriller THE MAIDS. Interested actresses are encouraged to contact Suresh Nampuri at with a CV for audition slots.
We are also looking for stage managers and light operators. You do not need to respond to this casting call if you have already done so.

2017-2018 Season

2017-2018 Season

Update on Estrela Hall

In May the Committee was invited by the Embassy to a meeting with the prospective buyer of the Estrela Site (who signed a promissory contract to buy in March 2016, which is still active).

Continuing our policy of keeping communication open with all parties involved, we accepted the invitation, and the director of Arquimelo, the property development company, explained aspects of their plans and showed us architectural drafts.

Other people and organisations with an interest in the Estrela Site, and influence on its future, will be shown these plans.

You may recall that the Assembleia Municipal and the Junta de Freguesia showed, in their vote early in 2016, that they hope to protect LP in Estrela Hall. There are also plans to create a Centro de Saúde on the site, and other organisations who wish to stay. Parking remains a local concern. With the Embassy, the prospective buyer, Junta de Freguesia, other stakeholders, and the Câmara Municipal (whose approval is indispensable), outcomes are hard to predict, though a slow process of decision making must be anticipated, which might be counted in years rather than months.

While it is a positive development that discussions take place on a possible future for the Estrela Site, and with Lisbon Players included in both the planning and in that future, we must stress that these are early days.

We would like members to know that the Committee continue hopeful of a good resolution, are taking legal advice, keep in touch with as many relevant people as possible, and will keep you informed if at some point major developments or decisions become imminent.

Our new 2017/18 committee and news of forthcoming celebrations

Dear Members and supporters,

First of all, many thanks to everyone who came to the AGM on Sunday 12th March.

The new structure for the 2016/17 committee, elected at the AGM, is as follows:

Cassandra Woolford (treasurer)
Colin Lee-Warden
Eduarda Sousa (secretary)
Elettra Sacchi
Elizabeth Bochmann
Joyce Jones
Katerina Karachaliou
Nicki Bailey
Peter Dawson
Stephen Bull (chairman)
Suresh Nampuri

Following the new organisation by departments created by the committee last year, we have assigned representatives of 4 main areas of interest, who can be contacted by you, as and when applicable, for any queries, suggestions or proposals:

Artistic department
Suresh Nampuri:

Operations department (day-to-day running)
Cassandra Woolford:

Estrela Hall Action department
Stephen Bull:

and a new department:
Press and Communication, will soon be formed. We have assigned people on the new committee for specific functions but will be seeking a person to take on the role of coordinating this area. For now, the contact person is Stephen Bull:

Please do not hesitate to contact us. Of course, if you are not sure of which department to  write to, you can still use and you can visit our website ( or our facebook page (

And, with our 70th birthday today (our first production opened on 29th March, 1947), we are planning our 70th Birthday Celebrations: 70 years! Play on.

More news soon.Elettra Sacchi

2016-2017 Season

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2016 Timeline of Recent Events

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