Past Shows

December 2019

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

by Carl Nixon
Directed by Matt Brennan

October 2019

I Hate That Guy

by Loose Connections
Performed by Loose Connections

August 2019

Vicar of Dibley

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

March 2019

Home Invasion

by Justin Eade
Directed by David Thomson

December 2018

Christmas is a time ...

Written and directed by Rosemary Chalmers

December 2018

An Inconvenient Christmas

Play reading written and directed by

Tabitha Littlejohn & Emerald Ottley

August 2018

Bangers 'n' Mash

Written and directed by Geoff Smith

July 2018

The Dragon Princes

Written and directed by Brian McCormack

May 2018

Snip & Bonking James Bond

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

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

by Patricia Robinson

Directed by David Thomson

June 2015

Little Bro Morning, Big Sis Afternoon

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 | 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 Di Shirley & Roger Littlejohn | Directed by Di Shirley

 

JUNE
  Words and Music Variety Show | Directed by Various

 

SEPTEMBER
  Straight & Narrow by Jimmie Chinn | Directed by Nigel Ensor

 

DECEMBER
  Christmas Frolics Variety Show | Directed by Various

1999
 

MAY
  Time of my Life by Alan Ayckbourne | Directed by Lewis Ablett-Kerr

AUGUST
  The Gin Game by The Chameleons | Directed by Unknown

NOVEMBER
  Penny Blue by Vanessa Brook | Directed by Nigel Ensor 


1998
 

JULY
  Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Jesse Braham White | Directed by H Smith

OCTOBER
  The Murder Room | Directed by Nigel Ensor 

 


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 Coars Acting Show - featuring Stalag 69 | 
Directed by Judith Laube
    Present Slaughter | Directed by Nigel Ensor

    A Fish in Her Kettle | Directed by Denis O'Connor

SEPTEMBER
  The Decorator by Donald Churchill | Directed by Roger Littlejohn

 


1996
 

MARCH
  Just Cause or Impediment by Nigel Ensor | Directed by Nigel Ensor

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 Bennet | Directed by Lewis Ablett-Kerr

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

MAY
  Rats (Children's Musical) | Directed by Helen Smith

SEPTEMBER
  Whodunnit by Antony Shaffer | Directed by Lewis Ablett-Kerr

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 | 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

 

MAY
  Whiskers & Co | Directed by Dian Shirley

 

JULY
  Winkie by Nigel Ensor | Directed by Nigel Ensor

 

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

 

NOVEMBER
  Ten Times Table by Alan Ayckbourne | Directed by Louise Petherbridge

 

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    

 

JULY
  Peter Pan by Bruce Kyle | Directed by Dian Shirley

 

SEPTEMBER
  A Variety of Entertainment | Directed by Various

NOVEMBER

  Seasons Greetings by Alan Ayckbourne | Directed by Karen Elliot-Best

 

1992

 

MAY
  Taking Steps by Alan Ayckbourne | Directed by Anne Whitaker   

 

JULY
  The Wizard of Oz | Directed by Dian Shirley   

 

SEPTEMBER
  Breath of Spring by Peter Coke | Directed by Margaret Laube   

 

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   

 

OCTOBER
  Bedside Manor by Derek Benfield | Directed by Dian Shirley

 

1990

MAY
  Tea for Two by John Chapman/Dave Freeman | Directed by Denis O'Connor

OCTOBER

  Tons of Money by Alan Ayckbourne | Directed by Marie Harbott

1989

MAY
  Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring | Directed by Marie Harbott

 

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

 

NOVEMBER
  Local Affairs by Richard Harris | Directed by Natalie Ellis

 

1988

MAY
  Caravan by Donald MacDonald | Directed by Boyd Craig

 

1987

MAY
  Bedroom Farce by Alan Ayckbourne | Directed by Denis O'Connor

NOVEMBER

  Noises Off by Michael Frayn | Directed by Denis O'Connor

 

1986

MAY
  Absurd Person Singular by Alan Ayckbourne | Directed by Joy Smith

 

NOVEMBER
  Outside Edge by Richard Harris | Directed by Boyd Craig

 

1985

 

APRIL
  Sextet by Michael Pertwee | Directed by Denis O'Connor

 

OCTOBER
  House Guest by Francis Durbridge | Directed by Kay Thompson

 

1984

 

APRIL
  Ring Around the Moon by Jean Anouith | Directed by Lynne Hewland

 

OCTOBER
  Shock by Brian Clemens | Directed by Joy Smith

 

1983

 

APRIL
  Once in a Blue Moon by John Dole | Directed by Denis O'Connor

 

NOVEMBER
  Brush with a Body by Maurice McLaughlin | Directed by John Reid

 

1982
 

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

 

NOVEMBER
  Cat on the Fiddle by John Dole | Directed by Denis O'Connor

 

1981

 

MAY

  A Bird in the Hand by Derek Benfield | Directed by Boyd Craig

 

NOVEMBER
  The Late Mrs Early by Norman Robbins | Directed by Kay Thompson

1980

 

APRIL
  A Tomb with a View by Norman Robbins | Directed by Boyd Craig

1979

 

MAY
  There Goes the Bride by Ray Cooney/John Chapman | Directed by Kay Thompson

NOVEMBER
  Last of the Red Hot Lovers by Neil Simon | Directed by Natalie Ellis

 

1978

 

APRIL
  Running Riot by Derek Benfield | Directed by Marie Harbott  

 

OCTOBER
  My Giddy Aunt by Unknown | Directed by Mona Semke

1977

 

MAY
  Move over Mrs Markham by Ray Cooney/John Chapman | Directed by Grace Douglas   

OCTOBER
  Semi-Detached by David Turner | Directed by Joy Smith  
 

 

1976

 

APRIL
  Every Other Evening by Francois Campaux | Directed by Natalie Ellis

OCTOBER
  Not Now Darling by Ray Cooney/John Chapman | Directed by Effie Cockburn

1975

 

MAY
  Wanted - One Body! by Raymond Dyer | Directed by Wendy Walker

1974

 

JULY
  Time and Time Again by Alan Ayckbourne | Directed by Grace Douglas

NOVEMBER
  The Secretary Bird by William Douglas Home | Directed by Burt Nisbet

1973

 

NOVEMBER
  All Things Bright & Beautiful by Keith Waterhouse/Willis Hall | Directed by Shirley La Hood

1972

 

APRIL
  Ladies in Retirement by Edward Percy/Reginald Denham | Directed by Natalie Ellis

  

OCTOBER
  Say Who You Are by Keith Waterhouse/Willis Hall | Directed by Grace Douglas  

 

 

1971

 

APRIL
  Boeing-Boeing by Mare Camoletti/Beverley Cross | Directed by Grace Douglas

SEPTEMBER
  Upstairs and Downstairs by Alison McMaster | Directed by Alistair Douglas

1970

 

APRIL
  Dry Rot by John Chapman | Directed by Grace Douglas  

 

OCTOBER
  I'll Get My Man by Philip King | Directed by Unknown

1969

 

MAY
  Don't Utter a Note by Anton Delmar | Directed by Grace Douglas

OCTOBER
  A Woman in a Dressing Gown by Ted Willis | Directed by Grace Douglas

1968

 

APRIL
  Post Horn Gallop by Derek Benfield | Directed by Natalie Ellis

  

OCTOBER
  Dial M for Murder by Frederick Knott | Directed by Grace Douglas 

1967

 

APRIL
  When We Are Married by J.B. Priestley | Directed by Natalie Ellis

SEPTEMBER
  Goodnight Mrs Puffin by Arthur Lovegrove | Directed by Mervyn Jarvis

1966

 

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

OCTOBER
  Critics Choice by Ira Levin | Directed by Natalie Ellis   

 

1965

 

APRIL
Semi-Detached by David Turner | Directed by Bill Taylor

OCTOBER
By a Hand Unknown by Neilson Gattey/Bramley Moore | Directed by Bill Taylor

1964
 

APRIL
  Loves a Luxury by Guy Paxton & Edward V Hale | Directed by Grace Douglas

OCTOBER
  Duet for Two Hands by Mary Hayley Bell | Directed by Natalie Ellis

1963
 

MAY
  Simple Spymen by John Chapman | Directed by Grace Douglas

OCTOBER
  An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley | Directed by Mervyn Jarvis   

1962
 

APRIL
  The Gazebo by Alec Coppel | Directed by Grace Douglas

OCTOBER
  The Blue Goose by Peter Blackmore | Directed by Grace Douglas

1961

 

APRIL
  Thark by Ben Travers | Directed by Grace Douglas

AUGUST
  Love from a Stranger by Frank Vosper | Directed by Grace Douglas

1960

 

APRIL
  Sailor Beware by Philip King & Falkland Cary | Directed by Grace Douglas

SEPTEMBER
  Rebecca by Daphne de Maurier | Directed by Grace Douglas

1959
 

MARCH
Harvey by Mary Chase | Directed by Harry McLeod

AUGUST
Gaslight by Patrick Hamilton | Directed by Grace Douglas

 

1958
 

MARCH
  My Three Angels by Same and Bella Spewack | Directed by Harry McLeod

AUGUST
  Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw | Directed by Harry McLeod

 

1957
 

SEPTEMBER
  Bonaventure by Charlotte Hastings | Directed by Harry McLeod

 

1956

 

MAY
  Night Must Fall by Emlyn Williams | Directed by Desmond Greenslade

SEPTEMBER
  Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw | Directed by Harry McLeod

1955

 

MARCH
  Home and Beauty by W. Somerset Maughan | Directed by Harry McLeod

OCTOBER
  Ladies in Retirement by Percy and Denham | Directed by Harry McLeod

1954
 

APRIL
  Love in a Mist by Kenneth Horne | Directed by Unknown

AUGUST
  Great Day by Lesley Storm | Directed by Harry McLeod

1953
 

APRIL
  A Lady Mislaid by Kenneth Horne | Directed by Desmond Greenslade

SEPTEMBER
  Short Story by Robert Morley | Directed by Allan Sawell

 

1952

 

APRIL
  Nine Till Six by Unknown | Directed by Allan Sawell

JULY
  Blythe Spirit by Noel Coward | Directed by Allan Sawell

1951

 

APRIL

  George and Margaret by Gerald Savory | Directed by Ernest Griffin

AUGUST
  The Ghost Train by Arnold Ridley | Directed by Desmond Greenslade

1950

 

APRIL
  Laburnum Grove by J.B. Priestley | Directed by Allan Sawell

 

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

1949

 

MAY
  After October by Rodney Ackland | Directed by Rodney Ackland

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