Our upcoming Autumn production ‘The Titfield Thunderbolt’ A play by Philip Goulding. Based on the original Ealing comedy screenplay by T.E.B. Clarke.

The branch line between Mallingford and Titfield is losing money and British Rail is intent on closing it down. In desperation the villagers exploit the 1947 Transport Act and decide to take charge and run it themselves with a train resurrected from a local museum! As well as convincing the railway authorities that they are competent to work the line, they have to face problems from Vernon Crump who is set on providing a competitive bus service. All aboard for a rollicking evening of hilarious nostalgia!
Lady Edna Chesterford, whose grandfather started the railway and her diatribe against the interfering little Hitlers who run England with their clipboards memorably captures the subversive spirit of Ealing comedy. For collectors of cherishable English comedy, this enjoyably chaotic show is First class.
It’s a fun evening and a romp in a very old, very British tradition with some marvellous theatre effects. What more could you want? This wonderful stage version is all dished up with hilarious consequences. Very funny. A good-natured and delightful play
Charming and mischievious. Rattling good fun. The play is full of gentle humour and permeated with affection not only for the railway, but also for the era, with authentic and thoughtful touches of the 50s throughout.
An evening of fun from this cheerful and delightful play.

 

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Funny Money all done at Earls Colne… Now for The Empire!

Well that’s it for the first two performances of Funny Money   Thank you to our Earls Colne Audience! And now the set is moving to Halstead for next week’s performance at the Empire Theatre in Halstead. Tickets still available from their box office http://www.empire-theatre.co.uk/funny-money DSCF2137.JPG

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last couple of days to go before Funny Money Debut at Earls Colne!

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Two weeks to go until our Funny Money – This from the Halstead Gazette!

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Some rehearsal shots for Funny Money and a nice piece from the Gazette

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Funny Money! by Ray Cooney – Earls Colne Telephone bookings now available

Happy to let you all now that you can now book your tickets for Funny Money in Earls Colne by telephone and online

Call 07423 063007

 

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Funny Money – Earls Colne On line Box office open!

Rehearsals are in full swing for our October Production of Funny Money by Ray Cooney

Tickets are on sale now at the Halstead Empire Theatre  , and the online website ticket box office for Earls Colne is also now open, with the telephone Box office opening at the end of August. Watch this space for further details!

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A few words about Our Man in Havana courtesy of the Halstead Gazette

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Farewell to Our Man in Havana

Well, farewell to Our Man in Havana. Hardest show I have ever done, at 3 totally different venues, more props, sound cues , lighting changes than most other productions I have ever seen. Fastest costume changes, most drinks consumed, and all done with humour and goodwill as exemplified in taking down set last night. It has also been done at a time of some personal stress and difficulty for a number of us. The final result and audience reaction seemed to be very good. This has been, however, a very personal experience. I could not have wanted more from any of you and I am a happy man. A great few months . Thanks to everyone. – John Sanders – Director DSCF1597.JPG     Coming Next – Ray Cooney’s farce – Funny Money FunnyMoneyNEWApril1.jpg FunnyMoneyNEWApril2.jpg

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Our Man in Havana – First Night

DSCF0779.JPG DSCF0782.JPG DSCF0791.JPG 1 OMIH Programme cover.jpg‘Our Man in Havana’ first night sold out last night and a great show in Earls Colne! Just to tempt any that have yet to get their tickets for Halstead, here are a few pictures from dress rehearsal.
Around 180 tickets already sold at the Empire – don’t forget to get yours!!

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