29 Jun 2018

gaslight – cast announcement

Director Colleen Batson announces her cast for Gaslight by Patrick Hamilton; Mrs Manningham: Laura Gamble Mr Manningham: Robert Chambers Rough: Stevie Hughes Elizabeth: Karen O’Neill Nancy: Naomi Cunningham For more information about the play, click here.

24 Jun 2018

and the results are in!

What a wonderful celebration of theatre at the Kent Drama Association awards! So many great productions represented. We are incredibly proud of our Wicked Lady team and delighted that their creativity and talent was recognised. We won… Best Actress – Holly Wilson Ensemble Acting Best technical achievement Best Sound And 1st runner up for… Best Lighting Initiative in stage presentation Best Set Design Best Stage Presentation Best New Festival Director And third place for Best Play Congratulations to everyone involved, […]

21 Jun 2018

our 2019 season launch night

Stop (virtual) press! Here’s an important date for your diary: Saturday 1st September. Yes, it’s the season launch for our Main Stage and In The Bar shows for next year! The bar is open from 7.00pm and the launch will be in the theatre, starting at 7-45. Months of reading, planning, horse trading and negotiating performance rights are over, so we want to share the details with all our actors, designers, back stage teams, volunteers and audience members so you […]

20 Jun 2018

Interested in joining our new publicity team? read on…..

We want to put together a small publicity team to promote our theatre in the local community and beyond. We’ve made a good start with our social media marketing and want to do more. But we want this team to concentrate on non-digital publicity. Typical activities might include connecting with local people, groups, schools & colleges, companies, shops, council etc etc….the list goes on, but we will encourage the team to come up with its own ideas, recommend an action plan […]

20 Jun 2018

Wow, look at our nominations for the BTG and Kent drama festivals!

The Wicked Lady, our festival play this year has been nominated for loads of awards – both on stage and back stage, congratulations and best of luck to everyone at the award ceremony. Here are the details; Kent Drama Association – 2018 Full-Length Play Festival Best Actress  – Holly Wilson  Best Lighting – Emma Christmas Best New Festival Director  – Jessica-Ann Jenner  Best Set Design  – Jessica-Ann Jenner and Tony Jenner  Best Sound –  Jessica-Ann Jenner Best Stage Presentation  Best […]

20 Jun 2018

the comedy of errors – cast announcement

Director Hilary Cordery announces her cast for The Comedy of Errors by you know who! Come and be entertained by the master himself in the run up to Christmas 2018 – we guarantee it will make you feel better about any Christmas mayhem of your own! Cast (in order of appearance); Duke of Ephesus – Chris Cullen The Duke’s henchmen – Mike Azzopardi, Allen Sproule, Chris Seamore-Nelson Egeon – Rob Widdicombe Merchant of Ephesus – Chris Seamore-Nelson Antipholus of Syracuse […]

20 Jun 2018

review of the wasp

By Roxana Graves What a treat. It was a bar show extraordinaire. There have been some great two-handers this past year or so, some fabulous performances and great scripts, and the latest bar offering did not disappoint. I hadn’t read the script by Morgan Lloyd Malcom. When I had asked to borrow a copy, it was suggested to me that I’d be better off waiting as surprises would be spoiled. I am very pleased I took that advice. The sheer thrill […]

02 Jun 2018

Our June BLTin

Read our June BLTin newsletter yet? Or perhaps you enjoyed it so much you’d like to read it again? Whatever, you can find it here! …..and if you haven’t signed up for our online BLTin yet, just click here!  

31 May 2018

review of honeymoon suite

by Arthur Rochester When the curtain rose on May’s production of Richard Bean’s Honeymoon Suite, the audience may have been a little bemused, wondering why the young couple enthusing over every detail of their Bridlington hotel room did not seem to notice the elderly man sitting quietly in a corner. The arrival of another couple, this time middle-aged, complicated the picture still further, until it gradually became clear that what we were witnessing was three representations of the same couple […]

09 May 2018

Could you be the new designer of our show programme?

We are looking for someone to take over from Matt Sharp as programme designer for our shows. Ideally, you would need some knowledge of design software, but Matt is happy to provide support whilst you settle into the role. Interested in taking on this important role? Please email Bruce Wallace for more information.