Past Shows

past shows

May 2021

Death by Golf

Written by Gregg Kreutz
Directed by Zac Henry

santa's last stand

December 2020

Santa's Last Stand

Written by Judi Billcliff
Directed by Heidi Rixon

cable cars & custard

October 2020

Cable Cars & Custard

A 'work in progress'
Written by Geoff Smith

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February 2020

Nobody Stopped Us

Written by Scripted Banter
Performed by Scripted Banter

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

December 2019

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

Written by Carl Nixon
Directed by Matt Brennan

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October 2019

I Hate That Guy

Written by Loose Connections
Performed by Loose Connections

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August 2019

Vicar of Dibley

by Richard Curtis & Paul Mayhew-Archer
Directed by Gloria Reid and Geoff Smith

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March 2019

Home Invasion

Written by Justin Eade
Directed by David Thomson

christmas is a time

December 2018

Christmas is a time ...

Written and directed by Rosemary Chalmers

an inconvenient christmas

December 2018

An Inconvenient Christmas

Play reading written and directed by

Tabitha Littlejohn & Emerald Ottley

bangers n mash show

August 2018

Bangers 'n' Mash

Written and directed by Geoff Smith

dragon princes

July 2018

The Dragon Princes

Written and directed by Brian McCormack

May 2018

Snip & Bonking James Bond

Written by April Phillips

Directed by David Thomson

December 2017

Badjelly the Witch

by Spike Milligan & play adapted by Tim Bray

Directed by Brian McCormack

June 2017

Central Otago Man

Written by Justin Eade

Directed by David Thomson

November 2016

Charlie & the Chocolate Factory

by Roald Dahl & adapted by Richard R. George

Directed by David Thomson

May 2016

Vicar of Dibley

by Richard Curtis & Paul Mayhew-Archer
Directed by Gloria Reid and Geoff Smith

June 2015

An Evening of Laughter & Tears

featuring Red Hot in Amsterdam

Written by Patricia Robinson

Directed by David Thomson

June 2015

Little Bro Morning, Big Sis Afternoon

Written by Mike Tibbetts

Directed by John McCallum

April 2014

Dad's Army

Directed by Geoff Smith

2011

 

MAY

  Middle Age Spread by Roger Hall | Directed by Dale Neill

2010

 

MAY
  An Evening of Comedy & Chaos featuring 'Chook Chook' by Fiona Farrell | Directed by Megan Gallagher

  Early Blight and Late Frost from the Deckchairs series by Jean McConnell | Directed by David Thomson

JULY
  Whiskers & Co | Directed by Dian Shirley

2009

 

MARCH
  Drama Queen - A Variety Night |  Directed by Various

JULY
  Whatever Happened to Billy Bignall by Les Clarke | Directed by Ruth Wheeler

NOVEMBER
  Christmas Variety Show | Directed by Various

2008

 

MAY
  Memory of Water by Shelagh Stephenson | Directed by John McCallum

 

SEPTEMBER
  Words and Chord - An Evening of Poetry and Music | Directed by Various

 

NOVEMBER
  An Evening of Laughter and Tears featuring Joined at the Hip by Joe Graham | Directed by John McCallum

  Watching the Magpies by Les Clarke | Directed by Denis O'Connor

2007

 

MARCH
  Gosforth's Fete (as part of Festival of Plains Celebrations) by Alan Ayckbourn | Directed by David Thomson

 

JULY
  An Evening of Laughter and Tears featuring Red Hot in Amsterdam by Patricia Robinson | Directed by John McCallum

  Little Bro Morning, Big Sis Afternoon by Mike Tibbetts | Directed by John McCallum

 

NOVEMBER
  Bad Day In Black Frog Creek | Directed by David Thomson

 

2006

MAY
  Ugly Customers by Joe Musaphia | Directed by Dian Shirley

 

NOVEMBER
  A Trio of Melodramas - Chinese Pendant | Directed by David Thomson

  Every Picture Tells a Story | Directed by John McCallum

  Cock Robin | Directed by Dian Shirley


2005

 

MAY
  Loot by Joe Orton | Directed by Nigel Ensor

2004

 

APRIL
  ONE-ACT SHOWCASE -
    Resting Place by David Campton | Directed by Kay Thomspon

    Smell of Burning by David Campton | Directed by Nigel Ensor

    A Pound on Demand by Sean O'Casey | Directed by Pet Coates

 

MAY
  Homespun Yarns - An Evening of Poetry, Dance and Fun | Directed by Various

 

AUGUST
  Country Cops by Robert Lord | Directed by Nigel Ensor

2003

 

MAY
  A POTPOURRI OF ONE-ACT PLAYS -
    Right | 
Directed by Roger Littlejohn

    Norm | Directed by Nigel Ensor 

    Betrothal | Directed by Kay Thompson

 

AUGUST
  Charlie's Aunt by Brandon Thomas | Directed by Nigel Ensor

2002

 

MARCH
  Lady Audley's Secret by Brian Brown | Directed by Nigel Ensor

 

MAY
  A FESTIVAL OF ONE-ACT PLAYS -
    The Willing Horse | 
Directed by Malcolm Turner

    Afterglow | Directed by Suzy O'Brien

    In the Shadow of the Glen | Directed by Roger Littlejohn

 

NOVEMBER
  Gone up in Smoke by Georgina Reid | Directed by Nigel Ensor

2001

 

MAY
  Coarse Acting Strikes Back by Michael Green | Directed by Judith Laube, Nigel Ensor and Denis O'Connor

 

JULY
  Alice and the Magic Mirror by Nigel Ensor | Directed by Nigel Ensor

 

NOVEMBER
  Situation Comedy by Johnnie Mortimer and Brian Cooke | Directed by Kay Thompson

2000

 

APRIL
  There's a Genie in My Lamp by Dian Shirley & Roger Littlejohn | Directed by Dian Shirley | Stage Manager Nick Round-Turner

 

JUNE
  Words and Music Variety Show | Directed by Various

 

SEPTEMBER
  Straight & Narrow by Jimmie Chinn | Directed by Nigel Ensor | Stage Manager Denis O'Connor

 

DECEMBER
  Christmas Frolics Variety Show | Directed by Various

1999
 

MAY
  Time of my Life by Alan Ayckbourn | Directed by Lewis Ablett-Kerr | Stage Manager Nick Round-Turner

AUGUST
  The Gin Game by The Chameleons | Directed by Unknown

NOVEMBER
  Penny Blue by Vanessa Brook | Directed by Nigel Ensor  | Stage Manager Les Smith


1998
 

JULY
  Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Jesse Braham White | Directed by Helen Smith | Stage Manager Nick Round-Turner

OCTOBER
  The Murder Room by Jack Sharkey | Directed by Nigel Ensor | Stage Manager Tony Pearse

 


1997
 

FEBRUARY
  A SUMMERTIME REVUE -

    Couples by William Stoppard | Directed by Dian Shirley   
    Come Again by Alan Cowan | Directed by Dian Shirley   
    Every Picture tells a Story | Directed by Dian Shirley

MAY
  ONE-ACT SHOWCASE -
    The Third Great Coarse Acting Show featuring Stalag 69 by Michael Green | 
Directed by Judith Laube | Stage Manager Ray Williams
    Present Laughter by Noel Coward | Directed by Nigel Ensor 
| Stage Manager Ray Williams

    A Fish in Her Kettle | Directed by Denis O'Connor | Stage Manager Ray Williams

SEPTEMBER
  The Decorator by Donald Churchill | Directed by Roger Littlejohn | Stage Manager Tony Pearse

 


1996
 

MARCH
  Just Cause or Impediment by Nigel Ensor | Directed by Nigel Ensor | Stage Manager Helen Smith

MAY
  Bravo Company Needs You (Musical Revue) | Directed by Various

JULY
  Alice in Wonderland adapted by Nigel Ensor | Directed by Dian Shirley

OCTOBER
  Habeas Corpus by Alan Bennett | Directed by Lewis Ablett-Kerr | Stage Manager Roger Littlejohn

NOVEMBER
  A NIGHT AT THE FIRE STATION SALOON -

    A Trouble Shared | Directed by Dian Shirley   
    The Chinese Pendant | Directed by Dian Shirley   

 


1995
 

FEBRUARY
  Winkie (Repeat) by Nigel Ensor | Directed by Nigel Ensor | Stage Manager Todd Rutherford

MAY
  Rats (Children's Musical) by Jenny & Laughton Patrick | Directed by Helen Smith | Stage Manager Helen Smith

SEPTEMBER
  Whodunnit by Antony Shaffer | Directed by Lewis Ablett-Kerr | Stage Manager Ray Williams

NOVEMBER
  FOUR SHORT COMEDIES - 
    Couples by William Stoppard|
 Directed by Nigel Ensor
    Mother Figure by Alan Ayckbourne | Directed by Roger Littlejohn
    The Problem by A R Gurney Jr | Directed by Nigel Ensor
    King Macbee and the Walking Trees by Bruce Clark | Directed by Denis O'Connor  

 

1994

MARCH
  The Variety Comedy Show | Directed by Various

 

APRIL
  Lend Me a Tenor by Ken Ludwig | Directed by Denis O'Connor | Stage Manager Les Smith

 

MAY
  Whiskers & Co | Directed by Dian Shirley | Stage Manager Tony Pearse

 

JULY
  Winkie by Nigel Ensor | Directed by Nigel Ensor | Stage Manager Roger Littlejohn

 

AUGUST
  An Irish Evening featuring Riders to the Sea by J M Singe | Directed by Roger Littlejohn   

 

NOVEMBER
  Ten Times Table by Alan Ayckbourn | Directed by Louise Petherbridge | Stage Manager Helen Smith

 

DECEMBER
  Rosebud in Danger | Directed by Unknown

 

1993

 

APRIL
  A Variety of Entertainment | Directed by Various

 

MAY
  The Real Inspector Hound (rehearsed reading) by Tom Stoppard | Directed by Roger Littlejohn | Stage Manager Roger Littlejohn    

 

JULY
  Peter Pan by Bruce Kyle | Directed by Dian Shirley | Stage Manager Nigel Ensor

 

SEPTEMBER
  A Variety of Entertainment | Directed by Various

NOVEMBER

  Seasons Greetings by Alan Ayckbourn | Directed by Karen Elliot-Best | Stage Manager Alison Wilson

 

1992

 

MAY
  Taking Steps by Alan Ayckbourn | Directed by Anne Whitaker | Stage Managers Helen Smith & P Nixon

JULY
  The Wizard of Oz | Directed by Dian Shirley | Stage Manager Grant Shackell

 

SEPTEMBER
  Breath of Spring by Peter Coke | Directed by Margaret Laube | Stage Manager Kane Smith

 

NOVEMBER
  A SELECTION OF SHORT PLAYS -
    A Trouble Shared |
Directed by Dian Shirley
    A Load of Old Rubbish | Directed by Nigel Ensor
    George | Directed by Nigel Ensor
    Fifteen Minute Hamlet | Directed by Ian Woodhouse   

 

1991

 

MAY
  All Set for Murder by Beatrix Carter | Directed by Denis O'Connor | Stage Manager Helen Smith

 

OCTOBER
  Bedside Manners by Derek Benfield | Directed by Dian Shirley | Stage Manager Helen Smith

 

1990

MAY
  Key for Two by John Chapman & Dave Freeman | Directed by Denis O'Connor | Stage Manager Roger Littlejohn

OCTOBER

  Tons of Money by Alan Ayckbourn | Directed by Marie Harbott | Stage Managers Ray Williams & Denis O'Connor

1989

MAY
  Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring | Directed by Marie Harbott | Stage Manager Phillipa Smith

 

JULY
  MELODRAMAS -
    A Trouble Shared | Directed by Unknown
    Double Dealing | Directed by Unknown

 

NOVEMBER
  Local Affairs by Richard Harris | Directed by Natalie Ellis | Stage Managers Denis O'Connor & Tony Pearse

 

1988

MAY
  Caravan by Donald MacDonald | Directed by Boyd Craig | Stage Manager Denis O'Connor

 

1987

MAY
  Bedroom Farce by Alan Ayckbourn | Directed by Denis O'Connor | Stage Manager Mary Brinsdon

NOVEMBER

  Noises Off by Michael Frayn | Directed by Denis O'Connor | Stage Manager Malcom McLeod

 

1986

MAY
  Absurd Person Singular by Alan Ayckbourn | Directed by Joy Smith | Stage Manager Mary Brinsdon

 

NOVEMBER
  Outside Edge by Richard Harris | Directed by Boyd Craig | Stage Manager Malcom McLeod

 

1985

 

APRIL
  Sextet by Michael Pertwee | Directed by Denis O'Connor | Stage Manager Mary Brinsdon

 

OCTOBER
  House Guest by Francis Durbridge | Directed by Kay Thompson | Stage Manager Denis O'Connor

 

1984

 

APRIL
  Ring Around the Moon by Jean Anouilh | Directed by Lynne Hewland | Stage Manager Henry Smith

 

OCTOBER
  Shock by Brian Clemens | Directed by Joy Smith | Stage Manager Tony Pearse

 

1983

 

APRIL
  Once in a Blue Moon by John Dole | Directed by Denis O'Connor | Stage Manager Ray Williams

 

NOVEMBER
  Brush with a Body by Maurice McLoughlin | Directed by John Reid | Stage Manager Denis O'Connor

 

1982
 

APRIL
  The Brides of March by John Chapman | Directed by Joy Smith | Stage Manager Henry Smith

 

NOVEMBER
  Cat on the Fiddle by John Dole | Directed by Denis O'Connor & Ray Williams | Stage Manager Ray Williams

 

1981

 

MAY

  A Bird in the Hand by Derek Benfield | Directed by Boyd Craig | Stage Managers Henry & Bruce Smith

 

NOVEMBER
  The Late Mrs Early by Norman Robbins | Directed by Kay Thompson | Stage Manager Paul O'Connor

1980

 

APRIL
  A Tomb with a View by Norman Robbins | Directed by Boyd Craig | Stage Manager Fred Black

1979

 

MAY
  There Goes the Bride by Ray Cooney & John Chapman | Directed by Kay Thompson | Stage Manager Fred Black

NOVEMBER
  Last of the Red Hot Lovers by Neil Simon | Directed by Natalie Ellis | Stage Manager Fred Black

 

1978

 

APRIL
  Running Riot by Derek Benfield | Directed by Marie Harbott | Stage Manager Ray Williams

 

OCTOBER
  My Giddy Aunt by Ray Cooney & John Chapman | Directed by Mona Semke | Stage Manager Fred Black

1977

 

MAY
  Move over Mrs Markham by Ray Cooney & John Chapman | Directed by Grace Douglas | Stage Manager Fred Black 

OCTOBER
  Semi-Detached by David Turner | Directed by Joy Smith | Stage Manager Fred Black

 

1976

 

APRIL
  Every Other Evening by Francois Campaux | Directed by Natalie Ellis | Stage Manager Kevin Wilson

OCTOBER
  Not Now Darling by Ray Cooney & John Chapman | Directed by Effie Cockburn | Stage Manager Fred Black

1975

 

MAY
  Wanted - One Body by Raymond Dyer | Directed by Wendy Walker | Stage Manager Graham Shirley

1974

 

JULY
  Time and Time Again by Alan Ayckbourn | Directed by Grace Douglas | Stage Manager Dan Lyders

NOVEMBER
  The Secretary Bird by William Douglas Home | Directed by Burt Nisbet | Stage Manager Graham Shirley

1973

 

NOVEMBER
  All Things Bright & Beautiful by Keith Waterhouse & Willis Hall | Directed by Shirley La Hood | Stage Manager Ken Lewis

1972

 

APRIL
  Ladies in Retirement by Edward Percy & Reginald Denham | Directed by Natalie Ellis | Stage Manager Ken Lewis

  

OCTOBER
  Say Who You Are by Keith Waterhouse & Willis Hall | Directed by Grace Douglas | Stage Manager Ken Lewis 

 

 

1971

 

APRIL
  Boeing-Boeing by Mare Camoletti & Beverley Cross | Directed by Grace Douglas | Stage Manager Ian Wylie

SEPTEMBER
  Upstairs and Downstairs by Alison McMaster | Directed by Alister Douglas | Stage Manager Gary Offen

1970

 

APRIL
  Dry Rot by John Chapman | Directed by Grace Douglas | Stage Manager Ian Wylie

 

OCTOBER
  I'll Get My Man by Philip King | Directed by Grace Douglas | Stage Manager Gary Offen

1969

 

MAY
  Don't Utter a Note by Anton Delmar | Directed by Grace Douglas | Stage Manager Ian Wylie

OCTOBER
  A Woman in a Dressing Gown by Ted Willis | Directed by Grace Douglas | Stage Manager Ray Williams

1968

 

APRIL
  Post Horn Gallop by Derek Benfield | Directed by Natalie Ellis | Stage Manager Ian Wylie

  

OCTOBER
  Dial 'M' for Murder by Frederick Knott | Directed by Grace Douglas | Stage Manager Ian Wylie

1967

 

APRIL
  When We Are Married by J.B. Priestley | Directed by Natalie Ellis | Stage Manager Ian Wylie

SEPTEMBER
  Goodnight Mrs Puffin by Arthur Lovegrove | Directed by Mervyn Jarvis | Stage Manager Ken Lewis

1966

 

MAY
  Rock-a-bye Sailor by Philip King & Falkland Carey | Directed by Grace Douglas | Stage Manager Ian Wylie

OCTOBER
  Critic's Choice by Ira Levin | Directed by Natalie Ellis | Stage Manager Ian Wylie

 

1965

 

APRIL
Semi-Detached by David Turner | Directed by Bill Taylor | Stage Manager Jim Downes

OCTOBER
By a Hand Unknown by Neilson Gattey & Bramley Moore | Directed by Bill Taylor | Stage Manager Ken Lewis

1964
 

APRIL
  Love's a Luxury by Guy Paxton & Edward V Hoile | Directed by Grace Douglas | Stage Manager Jim Downes

OCTOBER
  Duet for Two Hands by Mary Hayley Bell | Directed by Natalie Ellis | Stage Manager Jim Downes

1963
 

MAY
  Simple Spymen by John Chapman | Directed by Grace Douglas | Stage Manager Ken Lewis

OCTOBER
  An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley | Directed by Mervyn Jarvis | Stage Manager Jim Downes

1962
 

APRIL
  The Gazebo by Alec Coppel | Directed by Grace Douglas | Stage Manager Ken Lewis

OCTOBER
  The Blue Goose by Peter Blackmore | Directed by Grace Douglas | Stage Manager Ken Lewis

1961

 

APRIL
  Thark by Ben Travers | Directed by Grace Douglas | Stage Manager Ken Lewis

AUGUST
  Love from a Stranger by Frank Vosper | Directed by Grace Douglas | Stage Manager Ken Lewis

1960

 

APRIL
  Sailor Beware by Philip King & Falkland Cary | Directed by Grace Douglas | Stage Manager Ken Lewis

SEPTEMBER
  Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier | Directed by Grace Douglas | Stage Manager Ken Lewis

1959
 

MARCH
  Harvey by Mary Chase | Directed by Harry McLeod | Stage Manager Ken Lewis

AUGUST
  Gaslight by Patrick Hamilton | Directed by Grace Douglas | Stage Manager Ken Lewis

 

1958
 

MARCH
  My Three Angels by Samuel and Bella Spewack | Directed by Harry McLeod | Stage Manager Ken Lewis

AUGUST
  Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw | Directed by Harry McLeod | Stage Manager Ken Lewis

 

1957
 

APRIL

  Happiest Days of your Life by J. Dighton | Directed by Harry McLeod | Stage Manager Ken Lewis

 

SEPTEMBER
  Bonaventure by Charlotte Hastings | Directed by Harry McLeod | Stage Manager Ken Lewis

 

1956

 

MAY
  Night Must Fall by Emlyn Williams | Directed by Desmond Greenslade | Stage Manager Bill Borrow

SEPTEMBER
  Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw | Directed by Harry McLeod | Stage Manager Bill Borrow

1955

 

MARCH
  Home and Beauty by W. Somerset Maugham | Directed by Harry McLeod | Stage Manager Bill Borrow

OCTOBER
  Ladies in Retirement by Percy and Denham | Directed by Harry McLeod | Stage Manager Bill Borrow

1954
 

APRIL
  Love in a Mist by Kenneth Horne | Directed by Aubrey Stephens | Stage Manager Bill Borrow

AUGUST
  Great Day by Leslie Storm | Directed by Harry McLeod | Stage Manager Bill Borrow

1953
 

APRIL
  A Lady Mislaid by Kenneth Horne | Directed by Desmond Greenslade | Stage Manager Bill Borrow

SEPTEMBER
  Short Story by Robert Morley | Directed by Allan Sawell | Stage Manager Bill Borrow

 

1952

 

APRIL
  Nine Till Six by Aimee & Philip Stuart | Directed by Allan Sawell | Stage Manager Bill Borrow

JULY
  Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward | Directed by Allan Sawell | Stage Manager Bill Borrow

1951

 

APRIL

  George and Margaret by Gerald Savory | Directed by Ernest Griffin | Stage Manager Bill Borrow

AUGUST
  The Ghost Train by Arnold Ridley | Directed by Desmond Greenslade | Stage Manager Bill Borrow

1950

 

APRIL
  Laburnum Grove by J.B. Priestley | Directed by Allan Sawell | Stage Manager Warrington Taylor

 

OCTOBER
  A SELECTION OF PLAYS -
    Sales Lady | Directed by Robin Smelli | Stage Manager Bill Borrow
    The Boy Comes Home | Directed by Alan Sawell| Stage Manager Bill Borrow
    Uncle Gabriel | Directed by Ernest Griffin| Stage Manager Bill Borrow

1949

 

MAY
  After October by Rodney Ackland | Directed by Rodney Kennedy | Stage Manager Warrington Taylor