Formed in 1948 Mornington Players, formerly known as Mornington CEF Players, the oldest continuous theatre group on the Peninsula celebrates a sixty eight year history of providing entertainment for theatre lovers on the Peninsula.

It started its humble beginning by presenting an aptly titled comedy, ‘The Rising Generation’, in the old Mornington Mechanics Hall (since converted to offices in the Shire’s Queen Street Branch), by teenage members of the Mornington Church of England Fellowship.  Filled with youthful enthusiasm at its two night success, a decision was made at a meeting a week later to form a theatre group. And as most members of the cast and crew were fellowship members, the name “Mornington CEF Players” was born.


In the early years CEF took shows on the road to the Balcombe Army Camp Theatre, Red Hill, Hastings, Frankston and Boronia.  CEF has staged shows at numerous retirement villages on the peninsula, plus Coolart Homestead, The Briars, Peninsula Art Gallery and Peninsula Community Theatre. 


CEF has proved a training ground for many people over the years. Several members have found success overseas, while others have become professional within Australia on stage, films, television and radio.


In the past 12 months CEF has undergone a few changes to update the company with a fresh approach and has been renamed Mornington Players Theatre Company. 

Committee 2018

President - Daniel Jow

Vice President - Nick Rees

Treasurer - Irene Parker

Secretary - Robyn Palling

General Committee 

Joshua Sunderland

Dawn Laity

Peter Amesbury

Jesus Christ Superstar

Daniel Jow - Jesus

Songs For A New World

Lauren Stewart

Return to the

Forbidden Planet 

Carey LeBas - Arial

The Buddy Holly Story

Tim Blencowe - Buddy


Rodger & Mimi

Jackson Peele &

Danielle Medina


© 2018 - Mornington Players Theatre Company

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