ABOUT US

The Alderney Theatre Group was founded in 1953 but actually initiated in the late 40’s by the Saturday Club which was then producing entertainment for the island. In 2014 the Alderney Theatre Group celebrated its 65th anniversary.

We are a Registered Charity/Non-Profit Organisation (No .CH488)

The Alderney Theatre Group’s Articles of Association specify its objective and raison d’etre, namely “to promote dramatic arts in Alderney” and just about every year since its formation, the Alderney Theatre Group has been true to its promise: producing shows, plays and entertainment, some home-grown, and some imported from the UK or the other islands.

In recent years, these have included performances on board a theatre ship, annual outdoor performances by the Rain or Shine Company during Alderney Week, the OddSocks and cabaret shows such as Shoo Shoo Baby as well as popular entertainers/comedians including John Shuttleworth and Dylan Moran.

Home-grown productions have ranged from pantomimes – “Dick Whittington” (February 2006) to ‘Stars in Their Eyes’, ‘Alderney Pop Idols’, the annual ‘Alderney Week Gala Night’, and two spectacular outdoor performances of ‘Battle of Trafalgar’ (July-August 2005) and number of plays as well as play-reading performances. Our biggest ever production was the musical play ‘An Island Story’ performed in December 2015. Pictures of previous shows are published on our Flickr site. To view or download please click here.

Bringing artists and productions to the island is a costly exercise, involving flights, accommodation, artist fees and venue hire. Over the past few years, there has been substantial investment in upgraded and new lighting, sound and stage equipment and our home-grown productions involve additional costs of costumes, props, Island Hall and storage hire.

Clearly, without sponsorship, volunteers and a full house on the night, the Alderney Theatre Group would be seriously struggling.

We would like to invite you to become a Member (£5 annual Membership) and would also like to take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks to all who have sponsored and assisted us over the years or supported our productions with advertising and donations.

 

The Alderney Theatre Group Committee – Who’s Who

Linda Aldis

Chairman

Barbara Featherstone

Treasurer

Tessa Woodnutt

Secretary

Ilona Soane-Sands

Publicity/Promotion, Production & Publicity Manager and Website Editor

Andrée Gaydon-Smith

Professional Actress

Moira Sleeman

Actress/Singer & BBC Radio Guernsey Correspondent

Charlotte Newton

Production Director

Ronnie Cairnduff

Technical & Stage Director

Lee Flewitt

Producer & Author

Other members of the Alderney Theatre Group are co-opted to the committee as and when appropriate

To contact us please e-mail info@alderneytheatregroup.com