December newsletter

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Previous Productions 

Once again many thanks to everyone for their contribution to such a powerful play: A Night On The Tiles.  See pics on our ‘Plays’ pages on the website. Thanks to Bob for these, taken at the dress rehearsal. A Night On The Tiles (Frank Vickery) – November 2017.

Well done to Jossy and Max for producing the Robin Hood pantomime at West Wycombe. A great show.

Spring Production

We have read a coupe of plays for our spring production. Both are viable, but we selected the play below – a really fun play to do, with a minimal  staging requirement – we might consider moving the stage blocks around to make the stage blocks  as part of the setting itself. Come to the casting to learn more!

Curtain Up on Murder

Bettine Manktelow

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

3m, 5f

A contemporary murder mystery by Bettine Manktelow set in a theatre at the end of a pier. An amateur theatre company is rehearsing in the theatre at the end of the pier. Storms rage overhead and the doors are locked — they are trapped! Then a mysterious, ghostly presence passes across the stage, and when the Assistant Stage Manager falls to certain death through a trapdoor, the remaining…

The spring production will be 22-24 March 2018, Shelley Theatre. Please come along if you are at all interested in acting or backstage next Tuesday 12 December although we won’t actually be rehearsing until the new year, as usual. If cannot make the casting date and want to be involved, please let Andrew know as the director for the next show. email Andrew

Carols night

Don’t forget that we normally meet up around the tree in Marlow in the Causeway for the carols and pub afterwards. Carols are from 6.30 with the town band, choral society and sometimes mulled wine from the George and Dragon with mince pies from Waitrose. Retire to the pub – Two Brewers. Details 


As you know we have made some improvements to the studio over the summer to make it more comfortable and keep the repairs going etc. One issue has been the replacement of the gas heaters to safer heater systems. We have tried a couple of options and hope to try a further option before the rehearsal start in January. So its work in progress.


Coming up to Christmas, we can have some down time and start planning the next production in March.

12 December: Tuesday Casting for Spring production

14 December: Thursday Carols in the Causeway from 6.30 onwards, retire to pub (Two Brewers) afterwards

22 December; Carols at Reading Minster. 6.00pm Andrew will be directing the music.

4 January: Thursday first reading of next production. Studio 8.00pm

9 January : Tuesday regular rehearsals begin

13 January : Saturday New Year Party, Liston Hall, members free, non-members £5. Please bring a bottle

19 March production get-in and week

19 May Les Baladins French visit weekend (they come to us)