Charlton Kings Community Players (CKCP) drama group was set up in March 1992 to “encourage faith, fun and fellowship through ecumenical involvement in a variety of drama and musical activities for all ages.” It is a voluntary unincorporated community organisation with open membership through participation in artistic activities. It is not a ‘club’. It is linked to and supported by the Churches of Charlton Kings, but participation is unrestricted by individual personal beliefs.
Members are drawn from all the churches in the village, but anyone who lives, works, attends school in Charlton Kings, or has strong connections with the village, is welcome to join in any of the activities. All productions have open auditions and encourage participation by people of all ages. The productions offer opportunity for involvement in drama, music, dance, lighting, back stage operations, production design, costume, promotion and other aspects of the performing arts.