The Museum Players were formed over 12 years ago, to bring the history of the village to a modern audience through story, song and poetry. Marauding Vikings, Crusaders, seafaring men, and women patiently knitting for the troops in WWI, have all featured. Originally conceived, written and directed by the Curator Lita Strampp, the Players first performed in the Great Hall to an audience limited to only 21. When the Museum was renovated in 2008, a larger audience could be accommodated in the Solar and in 2016 Christine De Vere Hunt took over role of writer and director. It is a credit to the Players that tickets are much sought after.
2019 A Touch of the Doones
A Touch of the Doones
Two evening performances by the Museum Players which reflected the history behind Lorna Doone and some of the characters who appear in it, including the Duke of Monmouth, Judge Jeffreys, Tom Faggus, highwayman, and Aggie Norman, a witch!
18th & 19th October 2019
2018 Those Who Served
Those Who Served
An evening of inspiring tales of service and sacrifice made by the men and women of Porlock and the Vale during the First World War.
1st November 2018
2018 When I Was a Boy
When I was a Boy.
Two evening performances by the Museum Players which looked at Porlock in the 1920s and 30s through the eyes of Vivian Perkins and the people he encountered from his birth to his marriage early in WW2.
19 & 20 October 2018
2017 All Aboard
Two evening performances by the Museum Players which told tales from Porlock Weir from1914 to 1950.
20 & 21 October 2017
2016 Across the Harbour
Across the Harbour.
Two evening performances by the Museum Players which told stories of life in Porlock Weir from early times until the onset of World War 1.
20 & 21 October 2016
The Culbone Chronicles.
Two evening performances by the Museum Players which told stories of life in Culbone during the time of Tom and Lizzie Cook, the potter Waistel Cooper and his wife Joan.
16 & 17 October 2015
Prevailing Voices. A play in two acts, telling the story of Porlock through the voices and memories of those that played a part in its history, from very early times and throughout the Second World War.