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Oct 18, 2017
Category: News
Posted by: Teresa

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We are looking forward to welcoming our audiences to our annual pantomime which, this year, is 'Robin Hood & the Babes in the Wood', directed by Jennifer Scott-Reid. Rehearsals are well under way and we can promise you there will be a lot of fun (if rehearsals are anything to go by!)

For more information, please click on the 'Future Productions' tab in the header above. You can book your tickets at: www.eventbrite.co.uk Don't be late and miss out! We look forward to seeing you. Fri 8th Dec at 7pm; Sat 9th Dec at 1.30pm & 5pm; Sun 10th Dec at 2pm.

Oct 6, 2017
Category: News
Posted by: Teresa

The spring production of 'Last of the Red Hot Lovers' directed by Sandra King was a great success, thoroughly enjoyed by enthusiastic audiences and received an excellent NODA review. Well done team!

Aug 2, 2016
Category: News
Posted by: Teresa

We are thrilled to announce that our festival production 'The Extraordinary Revelations of Orca the Goldfish' by David Tristram, came a very close runner up with just one point dividing us and the winning team from Woking.

Out of eleven entries, we thought it was a great result. Not only did we get the NDFA Council Trophy for runner up but also the John Scowen Award for Comedy and the Audience Appreciation award when all audience members who bought season tickets get to vote on their favourite production of the week. Thanks to all members and friends who supported us during this festival period.

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Our Country's Good (Wertenbaker)

On the 18th of January, 1788 the first fleet of British prison ships, under the command of Arthur Phillip, arrive at Botany Bay in New South Wales, Australia and soon settle up the coast at Port Jackson, the site of current-day Sydney.

Many of the prisoners have been convicted of minor theft (stealing a loaf of bread was crime enough to earn deportation) and many of their wardens are military men who fought and lost the war against the American colonies. There is a sense that they have all of them been condemned: to the task of founding a self-sustaining colony in a land where farming is difficult, disease is rampant, the laborers unwilling and the aboriginal population often hostile.

At a time of extremely low supplies and low hopes, with the future of the colony in question, 2nd Lieutenant Ralph Clark decides to stage a production of George Farquhar's comedy "The Recruiting Officer" using convicts, many of them illiterate, as his cast. His intention is not only to raise morale but also make a favorable impression upon his superiors and secure a promotion. The project immediately takes on political dimensions and meets with opposition among the other officers. As his opening night nears Clark struggles to ready the play amidst a storm of questions about the possibility of redemption and the transforming powers of theatre.