January newsletter

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Spring Production

Our next production selected is ….

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.

See poster. Please start getting your social network alerted to the production. Thanks

Note to cast: Scripts will be £10 each, per normal. Money to Brian please. Thanks.


Alex: Justin Clinch

Sylvia: Julia Ashton

Martin: Andy Scott

Harry: Max Sasim

Moppet: Jossy Pearce

Linda: Laura Goodband

Sandra: Katy Emms

Ginny: Sharon Markwood


Director: Andrew stafford

Stage manager: Brian Couling

Backstage: Angie McCaig, Jacy Boxall

Lighting: Raymond Medhurst, Stephan Medhurt

Sound: Mia, Brian Couling

Set: Brian Couling, Max Sasim

Transport: Jerry Bolsover

Front of house: Gloria Kendrick, Hilary Cox, Caroline law

Tickets: Charlotte Holland

Program: Brian Couling, Andrew Stafford

Publicity: Jossy Pearce, Brian Couling, Charlotte Holland,  Andrew Stafford


We will need the French windows, and two  toblerones , a sofa, the large armchair and a few of the other stacking chairs and a couple of tables and the black for the back wall and some legs.

SFX: sea waves, seagulls, thunder and lightning.  Crashes. Door slammer.

Musical opportunity

My name is Tom Everitt and I will be directing a production of the musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in 2018 at the Wycombe Arts Centre (the Arts4Every1 centre located in the centre of High Wycombe formerly St John’s Church). This is a fantastic venue and we hope to make this a successful production and something that involves members from many of the dramatic and operatic group’s local to the High Wycombe area.

We would like this to be a huge collective effort using talents both on stage and off stage from as many groups locally as possible. There are dozens of production roles available including singing, acting, dancing, orchestra members, backstage crew, set design, costume design, make-up, lighting, sound, set painting, prop making…the list goes on. This is a very popular musical that requires a large cast and production team so the more people we can get involved the better. Not only will this showcase the potential of the Arts Centre but also the huge amount of talent that the groups fromthe Wycombe District have to offer.

Dates of auditions will be available soon for those hoping to be involved on stage and for anyone looking to be involved in another capacity please have them contact me to put their name forward for the type of production role they are interested in.
The performance dates will be 13th, 14th and 15th September 2018 with rehearsals running from late Spring and throughout the summer and into early September. So, what I would like to ask is for you to forward this information to all of the members in your group. Let them know what we are doing and what we are looking for. In regards to the lead roles there will be auditions and we will make this information available nearer the time but  for anyone who would like more information then please have them contact me by emailing thomaseveritt@btinternet.com

New year’s party

As with every year we have our party in the new year once all of the festivities have started to die down and we have long nights to look forward to!. We will be in the Garden room once more in Liston hall next to the studio. Food provided, we will put up some decorations, but please bring drinks to share. More reminders to follow, but book the date now. We look forward to see everyone.


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. start at 7.30pm

19 March production get-in and week

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