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January News Letter


Happy New Year to you all and I hope you all had a fantastic christmas. Time flies by and we are now only a couple of weeks away from panto....Oh yes we are! Good Luck to all performing but mostly to Leonie on her directorial debut. Please don’t forget to come and support your Society and your friends, go online and book your tickets before it’s too late as tickets are going fast. It’s so nice to see another member of the Society putting themselves forward to direct, please make it known to the Committee if you are interested in directing and, if it’s your first time then we will pair you up with a mentor. Kerryx

PANTO - DICK WHITTINGTON 23-26 JAN Director - Leonie Dash

MD - Mathew Rock

Choreographer - Anthony Dexter (Dex)

Not long now before Dick sets out for London town. Tickets are selling very fast so don’t delay otherwise you will be disappointed…... ‘Oh yes you will’. Tickets available from any problems email us on or from Wendy on 01460 74380. Price £10 concession £8.


We are delighted to announce we have received the following nominations in the David Beach Competition (for musicals) run by the Somerset Fellowship of Drama:

Best Set

Best Costumes

Best Leading Male - Ben Woof as ‘Arthur’

Best Supporting Male - Shaun Driver as ‘Patsy’

Best Chorus

Best Direction - Nick Harris

Small Venue Trophy

Best Show

Congratulations to all and we look forward to the Awards Evening in March when we find out if we have been successful.

Congratulations also to Members who have been nominated in other productions:

Mandy Bussell and Shaun Driver in Avenue Q (Beatnik) and Shaun Driver who won the Rose Bowl for his role in Top Hat (YAOS).

WORKSHOP Sunday 24th February 2019

9.30 - 5.30pm

Devising, Stagecraft and Confidence

David Richey of HOUSE OF THEATRE is to hold another workshop for members over 16 years of age. “In this workshop they look beyond the notion of performing and examine the creative process and how we can engage with it on a deeper level”. The cost will be £15 per head, space is limited to 12 on a first come, first serve basis. You will need to bring a packed lunch but hot and cold drinks will be provided. If you would like to take part please contact Kerry to book your place at or on 07557 447078. Payment must be made in advance by 17th February at the latest. The workshop held in 2017 was much enjoyed and found to be beneficial by those who took part.

PLAY 2019

Ann Brolly is to direct AGATHA CRUSTY AND THE VILLAGE HALL MURDERS’ by Derek Webb

Date 8 - 11 May

Workshop Monday 4 February

Auditions Thursday 7 February

Both at 7.30pm in the Victoria Hall


Dendy Harris is to direct THE SOUND OF MUSIC from 11th to 14th September. Matthew Rock is to be Musical Director. Further details will be announced shortly.


The AGM will take place on Thursday 28th March in the Victoria Hall. Voting forms for you new Committee and full details will be sent to members in February. We are always pleased to welcome Patrons to the AGM but they will not be eligible to vote. After the close of Meeting there will be a chance to catch up with everyone over a glass of wine and nibbles.

Congratulations to Diana Hodgson and Jim Stephens on the birth of their daughter Talia Eloise Stephens, born on 27th December, weighing in at 7lb 4oz. A much loved little sister for Eliza (who is being an amazing big sister) and another granddaughter for Polly.

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