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The world is under threat, and Cluesby needs you!

Join Cluesby Secret Agents and Cartel Mafia Members at the Franklin Players Mid-year Variety Show where YOU ARE A CHARACTER IN THE STORY. Only together, can we stop the fiendish French Friar!

Meet Agent K and Agent P in the following clip:

Follow @CluesbyHQ on Twitter and Instagram to get clues about the investigation which will help you solve the case at the show.

Over and above the hilarious Cluesby super spy comedy feature which takes place in two parts, the show includes several acts ranging from moving monologues and powerhouse songs to lighthearted and comedic skits.

Bookings are open so don’t miss out on the good seats – you want to be up close and personal for this one! Click on the poster below for the booking details.\

Franklin Players 2019 mid-year variety show


Keep up to speed on WhatsApp

You can also join the Franklin Players WhatsApp group to RECEIVE CLUES about the Cluesby investigation which will help you SOLVE THE CASE at the show! The other benefit of joining is that you will be kept informed about future auditions, events and upcoming shows.

Send us a message on 082 366 9987 to join the community. And don’t worry, commenting is disabled (admin only) so you won’t be spammed with a barrage of messages!

Panto excitement in the air

The title of our funtastic YEAR-END PANTOMIME will be announced in our next flyer so watch this space! 

Information regarding audition preparations will be available soon, meanwhile be sure to diarise the audition dates and we’ll see you there. Auditions take place at our usual venue, Roosevelt Park Recreation Centre (see address and map on our website). All ages are welcome.
Sunday 18 August – 2.30pm
Monday 19 August – 7.30pm
Wednesday 21 August – 7.30pm

Please make sure you are available to perform on:
22, 23, 29, 30 November 2019


Drama Skills Workshop

Please diarise SUNDAY 25 AUGUST for our next workshop which will cover skills such as writing, directing and characterisation, over and above general acting skills. This workshop is free for Franklin members. Non-members may also attend at a cost of R50.

Be sure to join the Franklin community on WhatsApp (details above) and stay informed about upcoming events, auditions and shows.


Events Calendar

Here is a preview of upcoming events and you can find more details on our website calendar – just look for this icon:

  • 26, 27 July, 2, 3 August
    Mid-year show
  • 18, 19, 21 August
    Auditions for our year-end production
  • 22, 23, 29, 30 November
    Year-end show
  • 1 December


RLT Productions

RLT Productions’ recent Winter Souls-Tease season at the Roodepoort Theatre proved to be a most enjoyable and successful collaboration with their special guest groups, EADS, Startime Players, the Merry Wives and Phoenix Rising Drama Studio. Although Franklin themselves couldn’t take part in this year’s show, RLT was delighted to have Solène Asseline in the cast and several Franklinites in the opening night audience. They wish Franklin and all the other groups everything of the best for their respective mid-year shows. (For pics and further feedback on Winter Souls-Teasevisit their Facebook page.) Follow RLT on Facebook


Protea Stage Productions

Protea is bringing an extremely funny comedy to the stage in July, based on  the 1980s UK comedy TV show ‘Allo ‘Allo – don’t miss Protea’s mid-year production ‘Allo ‘Allo Again!  Check out the poster below for all the details, and follow Protea on Facebook

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Don’t miss EADS’ Wild West Revue in July where the audience gets to dress up and join in the fun! Picnic baskets welcome. See the poster below for all the details and follow EADS on Facebook

Click poster for details


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