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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Our spring production…’Sudden Death at Thornbury Manor’

We’ve done Radio Plays before, we’ve done Murder Mystery evenings before…but this combines the very best of both! Online Box office open now for Earls Colne production, telephone box office also now open 07423 063007

 

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A list of our past productions

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year
2018 Cinderella Sudden Death at Thornbury Manor   The Titfield Thunderbolt
2017 Robinson Crusoe & The Pirates Our Man in Havana  Funny Money
2016 Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs  Gaslight  Dirty Dusting
2015 Beauty and the Beast  Radio Active  Vicar of Dibley
2014 Little Red Riding Hood  The 39 Steps  All My Sons 
2013 Old King Cole (click here for a short bio) Animal Farm   (click here for a short bio) Trivial Pursuits Murder Mystery, Robin Hood and his Merry Menace
2012  Ali Baba Cheshire Cats  Murder Mystery Evening – School reunion
2011 Puss in Boots   Coarse Acting 3   Razzle Dazzle
2010 Babes in the Wood Blithe Spirit         Do Your Thing!
2009   Aladdin    Radio Gaga Fawlty Towers
2008  Jack & The Beanstalk   Wife Begins At Forty
2007 Sleeping Beauty      Dad’s Army (click here  for a short bio)
2006 Cinderella  Steel Magnolias  Confusions
2005 Little Tommy Tucker  When We Are Married Edge of Darkness
2004 Arabian Nights  Noises Off
2003 Red Riding Hood Whose Life Is it Anyway  Disco Fever
2002 Robinson Crusoe  Anybody For Murder? Season’s Greetings
2001 Ali Baba    Coarse Acting Strikes Back     Juke Box Journey
2000 Sleeping Beauty The Weekend      ‘Allo, ‘Allo
1999 Sinbad The Sailor Ghost Train Kindly Keep it Covered
1998 Cinderella There Goes the Bride    Suddenly at Home
1997 Educating Rita   Visiting Hour Coarse Acting Show
1996 The Wizard of Oz Will You Still Love me in the Morning?     Beyond Reasonable Doubt
1995  Toad of Toad Hall  Outside Edge   Separate Tables
1994  Puss in Boots  Bedroom Farce Whose Life is It Anyway?
1993 Humpty Dumpty WestEnders  Thriller of the Year
1992 Jack and The Beanstalk  Blithe Spirit   Dangerous Corner
1991  Hickory Dickory Dock  Season’s Greetings  Time To Kill
1990 Babes in the Wood  Lloyd George Knew My Father   Flowering Cherry
1989 Aladdin   Confusions  Deathtrap
1988 Sinbad Ten Times Table Variety Show   House Guest
1987 Santa in Space    Middle-Aged Spread Flare Path
1986 Cinderella    Absent Friends
1985 Goldilocks End of the Pier Show Hay Fever
1984 Humpty Dumpty Loot   A Man For All Seasons
1983 Robinson Crusoe   Donkey’s Years      Roses of Eyam
1982 Old Mother Hubbard  Outside Edge Saturday, Sunday, Monday.
1981 Ali Baba  Bedful of Foreigners  Old Tyme Music Hall  Our Town
1980 Dick Whittington The Golden Pathway Annual     Old Tyme Music Hall  Dark of The Moon
1979 Toad of Toad Hall    Two and Two Makes Sex Romanoff and Juliet
1978 Encore Festival      The Anniversary    Animal farm
1977  Time and Time Again   Beauty and The Beast Arthur’s Friends 
1976 Was He Anyone?   Robin Hood
1975 Snow White and the Seven

 

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