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'Dad's Army' run by women18th January 2018
In February 2017 Water Lane Theatre Company performed Dad’s Army at the Rhodes Arts Centre in Bishops Stortford. The production was unusual in the fact that the characters in the platoon were played by the ladies of the society. The following article was supplied by Joanna Heath who played Captain...
Much Hadham Drama Group’s 25th Anniversary18th January 2018
Much Hadham Drama Group celebrated its 25th Anniversary in style on Saturday 23rd September with a black tie dinner incorporating a Much Hadham Awards Ceremony Murder Mystery. The Group invited all past and present members and patrons with their guests. They were welcomed by Jem Deans, the current Chair of...
NORFOLK MUSIC MAN - DAVID KETT10th January 2018
Very sadly for all in Norfolk theatrical circles to report the sudden death of David Kett the ‘music man’ much respected and loved by all. He had been working with a group of youngsters at Limelight Studios just a few days earlier, still encouraging and spreading his knowledge and experience...
Wanted - Director & Choreographer for CATS20th October 2017
The youth of Dereham Theatre Company (DOSYTCO) have the licence to perform Cats from 11 to 14th of April 2018 in Dereham Memorial Hall. We are looking for a director and a choreographer to work with the children aged 7 to 18 with rehearsals starting straight after Christmas. The rehearsals...
DAVID KETT20th October 2017
Very sadly for all in Norfolk theatre circles to report the sudden death of David Kett the ‘music man’ much respected and loved by all. Accompanist extraordinaire with empathy in the fingers and encouragement for all, a friend in need at short notice, always pleased to be associated by all...
Richard III SATG19th October 2017
Lynne Livingstone wants a man. "Was ever woman in this humour wooed? Was ever woman in this humour won?" Actually, she still wants lots of men.....to audition. Next year's cast will benefit from a day of vocal coaching from The Royal Shakespeare Company's head vocal coach, Michael Corbidge. In addition...
BRIAN ‘TOMMY’ THOMAS: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION10th October 2017
Festival Players past and present gathered at Ashburton Hall, St Faith’s School, Cambridge, on Saturday 30 September to celebrate the contribution of Brian ‘Tommy’ Thomas as he steps down as the society’s musical director, after more than 40 years. From The Arcadians (1973) to Legally Blonde (2016), Tommy has been...
A Letter from Sir Peter Hall2nd October 2017
A Tribute to Sir Peter Hall2nd October 2017
The eminent director of plays, opera and films died on September 11th 20017 aged 86. Sir Peter was born and lived in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, where his father, Reg. worked for the railway. The family subsequently moved to Cambridge where Peter later attended the University, and started his theatre...
Young NOMADS 24 hour concert27th September 2017
24 Hour Concert When the Young NOMADS decided their Autumn production would be the botanical feast of entertainment that is Little Shop of Horrors, they faced the challenge that many amateur societies putting this on production experience – how exactly to get the money needed to buy/hire the numerous versions...