Breaking from the long tradition of Sam Cree plays for at least one year, this summer we will be performing BARGAIN BASEMENT, a hilarious comedy by Ernie Bennington. Ernie was a principal actor, writer and director within Dunmurry Dramatic Society which sadly is no longer in existence. For more than thirty five years, Ernie’s sons Paul and Ian have been active members of Lambeg Players and in recent years, Ian’s daughter Karen has been heavily involved in our pantomimes and plays in acting on stage, directing and choreographing the productions and most recently writing the pantomime. For this, her grandad’s play, she has been rewriting some aspects, particularly to switch some parts from male to female to suit the current cohort of actors wanting to be in it.

In January 2024, Lambeg Players entered a new era with a Pantomime that was penned, not by regular author Ian Bennington but by his daughter Karen. This was Karen’s first foray into writing a pantomime and it went down extremely well with our regular audience. A lot of people both within the drama club and those attending the show remarked on how obvious it was that a young person had written it and how they had enjoyed the modern theme and style of writing which was very different to what they had been used to. But reactions were universally positive with so many people saying how talented the young people were and what great singers and dancers they were. Continuing our tradition for charitable contributions as a community theatre group, our famous orange buckets yielded £1300 which was split equally between our two chosen charities CARING BREAKS and LISBURN DOWNTOWN CENTRE.

Another sell out run after a long break due to Covid. We had wonderful feedback from so many people and it was remarked upon how good it was to see so many new faces and talented young singers and dancers. We had a great time putting on the show and our legendary ORANGE BUCKET collections on the Friday and Saturday night shows yielded an amazing £1,300 which was divided between CARING BREAKS and LISBURN FOOD BANK.

In January 2018, Lambeg Players will perform another spectacular panto called Sinbad.

Like last year’s sell out Babes in the Wood, this show will have all the hilarious elements you have come to expect from a Lambeg Panto.

Tickets go on sale in October. Book early.


This season we are reviving one of our old favourites WIDOW’S PARADISE which is the hilarious play set in a caravan.

We start in Belvoir in May 26th and 27th.

We will do our normal slot in Portrush Summer Theatre at end of August and hope to also do Ballyearl.

Our Panto in January 2017 was a huge success.
Our traditional exit “orange bucket” collections on the Friday and Saturday night raised £1300 which we divided between our two chosen charities the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice and Alzheimer’s Society.

On Thursday 15th December, Lambeg Players sang carols in Bow Street mall in Lisburn and raised £235 in 90 minutes. The proceeds go to local charity Stepping Stones.

Stepping Stones is an award winning charitable organisation providing a range of services and social enterprises that support people with learning disabilities and learning difficulties to realise their full potential for a better future.

For January 2017 at Lisburn’s Lagan Valley Island Hall theatre, Lambeg Players will be presenting BABES IN THE WOOD.

This will be a hilarious panto following hot on the heels of Jan 2016’s major hit Jack and the Beanstalk which played to full houses and raised several thousand for local charities.

Babes in the Wood features Robin Hood and his Merry Men, Maid Marion, the evil Sheriff of Nottingham and of course the two delightful Babes.

Don’t miss it and remember to book early to get the best seats.

Long time fan of Lambeg Players James Currie went to our show and reviewed it on his blog.

Read it at this link.