Founder member Lilian Shaw wrote and produced the annual shows until handing over to Cathy Marland in 1980.
Now vice-president, the 91-year-old has never missed a show.
Michael, whose two daughters have also been involved with the Players over the years, said: “It’s quite a big company, there are probably about 70 people involved, both on stage and backstage.
“The majority of them are either long-term members or they’ve gone away and come back again, which is rather nice.
“I’ve been a member since 1977, when I started in the chorus and this will be my 31st show.”
Excitement is building as members count down to the special anniversary.
Michael said: “We join up with the chorus this week and then we have four weeks of rehearsals as a company.
“Once we join up you know you’re counting down to the opening night and everyone’s enjoying it.”
Performances of Aladdin at at 7.30pm, with a matinee on January 8 at 2.30pm. Tickets are £7 for the evening shows and £5 for the matinee.
Call the ticket secretary on 678 7019.
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