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Murder on the nile

Murder on the Nile

by Agatha Christie

1 - 6 October 2018
7:30 pm
The Turret Theatre



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Latest News

Aug 24, 2018

Your Big Opportunity Awaits!  A chance to be in Kirkintilloch Players’ Panto - Aladdin.

No experience necessary  - only enthusiasm. 

Primary 6 to S6? Be at Turret Theatre Eastside Kirkintilloch G66 1PY at 6.30 on Tuesday 11th September.

Age 18 and over?  Be there at 7.30.


Aug 2, 2018

You now have the opportunity to book tickets to see our award winning One Act Plays: Chatroom and You. Go to Tickets section of website and follow the link.  Dates are 23rd and 24th August.

Please note that the plays are not suitable for anyone under 12. 

Jul 3, 2018

Details coming soon about our next production scheduled for October.  Auditions are underway and cast will be announced within next few weeks. 

Jun 6, 2018

A warm welcome awaits anyone over 18 who would like to come along to the Reading Night for the autumn play.  This is very informal and will take place in the Turret Theatre on Monday 25th June at 7.30.   Auditions will be held on Tuesday 26th June at 7.30.  Hope to see members old and new. Current members should visit the members section of website for more information. 

May 21, 2018

Go online now to snap up the last few remaining tickets to see our talented Youth members bringing you the spectacular musical - Bugsy.

May 17, 2018

If you are over 18 and are interested in becoming involved in our autumn production then come along to the informal Reading Night on Monday 25th June at 7.30 to find out more.

Auditions will be held on Tuesday 26th June. 

Apr 22, 2018

Tickets are on sale NOW for this action-packed, laugh-a-minute show.  Don't miss out book NOW via this website.   

Apr 5, 2018

Get ready for a fun-filled, action packed show when The 39 Steps takes to the stage on 7th May for a week of laughter.  Tickets will be available soon. 

Apr 5, 2018

In spite of a very creditable performance at the Western Division round of the SCDA Festival our adult entry You did not progress to the Scottish Finals.  Good team effort but just beaten at the post. 

Apr 5, 2018

At the Western Division SCDA Western Division One Act Youth Festival our entry Chatroom was placed first.  This means a trip to Plockton on 16th June for the Scottish Finals.  Well done "the weans"  

Mar 13, 2018

Great news from Glasgow District One Act Festival! 

Our Youth entry Chat Room was placed first and now will progress to Western Division (Youth Festival) in Stewarton on 17th March.

Adult entry YOU was placed second and now moves on to Western Division (Adult) Festival in Castle Douglas on 23rd March.

Well done.  Please go and cheer them on if you possibly can.

Feb 27, 2018

The Glasgow District One Act Festival is taking place in Cumbernauld Theatre from 8th to 10th March.  We have a Youth entry and an Adult entry so why not go along and support them (and all the other teams).  Tickets available from Cumbernauld Theatre.  

Jan 19, 2018

Registration Night for all young people from P6 to S6 who would like the opportunity to audition for our Summer Show will be on Wednesday 14th February at 6pm in The Turret Theatre.

Jan 3, 2018

The Reading Night for the Spring play will be 29th January at 7pm in The Turret TheatreNew members will be very welcome.  Auditions will be on 1st February at 7pm.  The choice of play has still to be finalised.  

Nov 22, 2017

Tickets for our amazing panto CINDERELLA will go on sale on 30th November.  You can book on line from 1pm on that day.  Tickets will also be available from The Sweetie Shop in Kirkintilloch (no phone bookings).

Oct 6, 2017

There are a few tickets available for Monday's performance of A Murder Has Been Arranged so do come along to the opening night.  Just follow the link and choose your seats for the ghostly story of the strange events in the St James's Theatre, London in November 1930. 

Sep 6, 2017

The Registration Night for all young people from P 6 to S 6 who would like the chance to be in panto is Tuesday 26th September. Come along to The Turret Theatre at 6.30 pm to find out more details and secure an audition spot for the weekend.

Anyone over the age of 18 should come along at 7.30 pm that same evening when there will be an informal read through.  New members will be made very welcome. 

Aug 30, 2017

Rehearsals are going well for the next production.  Tickets will be available soon.

Aug 3, 2017

Due to repairs/renovations that are scheduled to take place in the flat directly above the Turret Theatre in the next few weeks it has been necessary to cancel the performances of The Wall that were due to take place on 18th and 19th August.  All ticket money is in the process of being refunded. 

Jun 22, 2017

The reading night for the Autumn play is Monday 26th June in the Turret Theatre.  Anyone over 18 is welcome to attend.

Please note Auditions will now be on TUESDAY 27TH JUNE AT 7.30.

Jun 18, 2017

Delighted to announce that our talented Youth Team became champions of Scotland last night when their production of The Wall was awarded first place at The Scottish Community Drama Youth One Act Final in Birnam.  Great result for a great team effort. Well Done everyone.

Jun 16, 2017

Very best wishes to our talented Youth team as they head off to the Scottish Finals this weekend to perform The Wall. 

Jun 8, 2017

There will be an informal Reading Night on Monday 26th June at 7.30 in the Turret Theatre.  Anyone over the age of 18 is welcome to attend. Auditions for the Autumn play will then take place on Thursday 29th June at 7.30.  

May 25, 2017

You can book your tickets NOW for Oliver which starts on 19th June.  This promises to be a really fantastic show by our talented young people. Don't delay or you will miss out on a musical treat.  Click on the Tickets section and pick where you want to sit. 

May 1, 2017

Tickets for The Wall are now n sale at the bargain price of only £5.  Don't delay because there is no way you will want to miss this production by our talented youth team. Gritty drama with adult content and strong language.  Very true to life. Not suitable for anyone under fourteen.

Apr 26, 2017

We will be staging The Wall ( our Scottish Youth Final entry) in the Turret on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th May. Tickets will go on sale via the website from 4pm on Monday 1st May.  

Remember The Wall contains strong language and adult themes so is not recommended for anyone under 14.


Apr 23, 2017



Apr 1, 2017

We have chosen a great name for what we are sure will be a great show to celebrate the fact that we now own the Turret.  An evening showcasing scenes from productions that have been popular over the years.  Rehearsals are gathering momentum and we can't wait to take to the stage

Jan 18, 2017

We hope everyone is enjoying 'Mother Goose'!

For those who bought tickets for Saturday Evening we've just spotted that the goblins have meddled with the timing printed on tickets sent to the Sweetie Shop!

The performance times on Saturday are 2PM and 6:30PM not 7PM as stated on some tickets.

Dec 31, 2016

Happy New Year to all our members, patrons and supporters! It has been a busy 2016 and we have been fortunate to have your support.

2017 is sure to get off to a bang with our Pantomime - Mother Goose - in January. Tickets are still available for some performances at the Box Office.

Oct 18, 2016

Congratulations to the cast and crew of 'The Amorous Ambassador' who played to full houses for the entire run and the laughter coming from the theatre was a good indicator that they were enjoying themselves! We even had someone asking if there were tickets available so she could see it again...

The carefully choreographed use of the many, many doors clearly needed much practice and suitable reinforcement by the stage crew to ensure they stayed on their hinges!

Aug 9, 2016

We are over moon to have been given 4-stars by in their review of 'Her Slightest Touch' at EdFringe 2016.

"There wasn’t one moment in Her Slightest Touch when my mind wandered. I was constantly gripped.”

You can read the full review at and you can still catch the final few performances at Spotlites, George Street, Edinburgh at 7:10pm every day until the 13th August. For all the details head to KP @ EdFringe

Jun 19, 2016

If you are age 18 or over and are interested in being involved with Kirkintilloch Players’ Autumn Play then come along to the Turret Theatre, 9 Eastside, Kirkintilloch on Monday 27th June at 7.30. There will be an informal reading of the plays under consideration as well as a chance to chat to current members. Auditions will be held on Thursday 30th June. Don’t be shy come along and give it a try!

May 15, 2016

Due to phenomenal early demand we were able to add an extra matinee performance to the show week for 'Abigail's Party'. All of the performances received positive feedback from the sell out audiences and it was great to be able to bring the '70s to life in the Turret - complete with bright orange furniture!

With Robert Benison at the helm in his first full length production as producer audiences were treated to a great night out full of laughs and excitement. Well done to everyone involved!

For those who weren't able to experience it in person the photos from the production will be online soon.

May 15, 2016

We were pleased to hear that our Youth entry in the SCDA One Act Play festival, which was also entered into the original playwriting competition was placed third in that competition.

'Three Men One War' was written by some of our Youth Members enjoyed success in the drama competition as well as receiving positive adjudication in the writing competition. Congratulations to all who were involved in the writing process.

Mar 7, 2016

After all the preparations we're pleased to celebrate success for both our Adult and Youth entries in the Glasgow District round of the SCDA One Act Play Festival.

Both plays received positive adjudications from the Adjudicator and we brought home a number of trophies:

  • 2nd Place Trophy - Kirkintilloch Players - MOT
  • Glasgow Youth Trophy - Kirkintilloch Youth - The Lonely Road to Freedom
  • Hilda Hankin Trophy for Stage Presentation - Kirkintilloch Players - MOT

Both our teams now progress to the second round of their respective competitions. The Youth team will progress to the Western Division Youth Final at Stranraer on 12th March and the Adult Entry progresses to the Western Divisional Open Final in Greenock on 19th March.

Feb 29, 2016

Both the Adult and Youth sections will be performing in the SCDA One Act Play festival on Saturday 5 March at Eastwood Park Theatre.

The Adult Section will present MOT by Mike Tibbets and the Youth Section will present The Lonely Road to Freedom by The Cast

Both plays will have their first public performance at the festival with the Youth entry having been written by the cast and the Adult entry being the winner of the playwriting competition of the SCDA, Play On Words

The teams would value your support on Saturday at Eastwood. Curtain up is at 7pm.

Feb 19, 2016

We are pleased to announce that this years Spring Production will be

by Mike Leigh

This iconic and much loved play presents several challenges, not least of all finding suitably 70's furniture and props for the set!

It will be performed in the The Turret from

2 to 7 May 2016

As the rehearsals get underway we'll be keeping the Productions page up to date with the progress and we'll have ticket information available very soon

Jan 20, 2016

Did you join us in Pantoland last week? We'd love to hear what you thought of your visit to help us improve the show for future years.

We have a short survey which will only take a few minutes to complete

Complete the Survey

Jan 12, 2016

Unfortunately all tickets for 'Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs' are now SOLD OUT.

Thanks for all your support and encouragement as we begin our run in Lenzie Academy. For those of you lucky folks who got your hands on a ticket we'll see you there!

If you booked online here is some handy information about your visit to Lenzie Academy:

Oct 4, 2015

Are you a member of a local community group or know someone who is? If so why not organise a night out at the Kirky Players Panto? With block booking discounts for groups of 10 or more its a great way to have a night out in the local area.

We are currently taking block bookings for our Annual Pantomime, which this year is


and the 7 Dwarfs

12th to 16th January 2016
Lenzie Academy

Whether you are involved in a youth organisation, adult community group or any other type of organsiation and want to know more, why not Contact Us to find out more.

Public Sales will begin in November, why not sign up for our Mailing List and we'll let you know as soon as they go on sale! 

Sep 3, 2015

We are pleased to announce that this years pantomime will be


January 12th-16th 2016

Ticket information will be available in due course but make sure you are first in the queue by signing up to our mailing list using the form above.

If you fancy a chance to appear on stage then we need you! There are opportunities for youths in Primary 6 and above and adults of all ages to audition. Find out all the details on our Panto Auditions page.

Jul 5, 2015

Kirkintilloch Players were last night crowned British Champions at the British Final in Bracknell. We beat of stiff competition from the other 3 home nations to bring the Howard de Walden trophy back to Scotland.

Thanks to everyone who sent messages of congratulations and supported us on our journey, From the first round in Glasgow, 'Her Slightest Touch' has taken us to Kilmarnock, Orkney and now Bracknell.

 The many months of rehearsals have culminated in a first class performance from Keith and Amy, cheered on by Team Kirkie and everyone else at the British Final.

May 18, 2015

We will soon be trialling online booking to test the market. For our next productions we'll be making a limited number of tickets available online.

Keep an eye on the Tickets page for more information...

May 9, 2015

We've had a bit of a spring clean and spruced up the website. We even found time to fix some spelling mistakes.

Is there something you'd like to see on the website, why not Make a Suggestion?