The Chanticleer Players


The Chanticleer Players are a little troupe of actors who create and perform stories to warm the heart. We sprung to life in 2015 and since then we have put on 8 productions including 4 Christmas Pantomimes and 4 Summer Productions! 

We hope to bring some joy and magic to everyone we meet, creating fun and family friendly theatre as often as we can!! 

Louisa Moore

The beautiful Louisa Moore is our resident playwright, director and cake provider! Louisa writes all the scripts The Chanticleer Players have put on, and nobly takes on the role of directing as well! During our Edinburgh Fringe Production 'The Mystery of the Bonnie Sporran and the Loch Ness Monster', not only did Louisa direct and write, she also acted, taking on the role of the glamorous and mystical Aunt Ariadne Hardwick, whose late-husband Lord Stiffy Hardwick had tragically drowned in Loch Ness! 

Louisa trained in classical acting at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and is truly a triple threat when is comes to acting, writing and directing! 

Jennifer Grace

The jolly spiffing Jennifer Grace is the Chanticleer Players in-house producer! Jennifer produced our Edinburgh Fringe Debut, taking charge on all things production and admin, from venue, insurance, accommodation etc.! 

Jennifer also acts in many Chanticleer Players productions, frequently playing Bunty Bungle, head girl of Titty Ho Heights, School for Young Ladies, in our 1950's 'Lady Iris Mystery Diary' shows. This Christmas Jenifer will be playing Maid Marian in Robin Hood and his Merry Crew!

Jennifer graduated from the University of St Andrews with a BA(Hons) in English in 2018 and has found her passion for theatre production while growing up with the Chanticleer Players! 

Keep reading to meet the rest of our 2019 troupe! The Chanticleer Players are an extremely versatile group of actors, many whom not only take to the stage, but also build sets, make costumes, source and make props, run ticket and refreshment sales, stage manage and all other noble tasks that are needed to make a production happen!

Without further adieu, please meet The Chanticleer Players 2019 and find out who they are playing in our upcoming Christmas Pantomime 'Robin Hood and his Merry Crew!'...

Phoebe Rose
Honey Tonic
Matilda Nichols
Ginny Tonic
Clare Esterhuysen
Kelley Taylor
Mistress Ginny
Rosa Rose
Miss Whiskers
Tom Kelsey
Jim Golding
Nursery Nursey
Linda March
Sister Tuck & Roll
David Hennem
Archie Tompkins
Will Scarlett
Jacob Tompkins
Mother Drawers
Elanor Wilde
Photographs by Steve Cowell
Cher Wiff
Little Johnny B. Goode
Robin Hood
Tootsie Twinkle