September 9, 2023: PINK FLOYD IN CONCERT IN THE ISLAND HALL
The biggest screen ever built for the Island Hall especially for this film show featuring Pink Floyd concerts across the years.
Below is a listing of all recent productions – most of them “home-made”.
We have set up a YouTube Channel for the Alderney Theatre Group where you will be able to watch many of our performances. Just click on our YouTube Icon on this website and choose the show you’d like to see at your leisure.
We are aware that records of some of the early productions are incomplete and if you are able to provide missing records or photographs or spot any discrepancies, please email email@example.com
Your feedback would be much appreciated.
Many members of the Alderney Theatre Group also took part in many of the Alderney Week Gala Nights, Variety Shows as well “Alderney Week Commercials” and we will upload photographs and videos of these hilarious performances as soon as possible. Meanwhile, please keep visiting this page.
Lee Flewitt: Alderney’s most prolific author!
Many of the pantomimes were written by Lee Flewitt. Since 1995, Lee has written and produced no less than eleven hilarious and highly acclaimed pantomimes, performed here in the Island Hall and many of you will no doubt remember them:
Carry on Camelot (1995), Peter Pan (1998), Aladdin (2000), Gladiator (2003), Dick Whittington (2006), Jack and the Beanjar (2009), Pirates of the Coronation (2011), Alice in Blunderland (2012) and Beauty and the Beasts (2018) and Peter Pandemic (2020) and his latest production Robin Hood ( performed in Dec 2022) All feature on this page.
Lee Flewitt became a published playwright in 1999 with his one-act play “Is There Anybody There?”, which is being performed on stages across the UK. In 2015 Lee published his first novel, “oDd”, now available from Amazon, or directly from Lee. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The biggest screen ever built for the Island Hall especially for this film show featuring Pink Floyd concerts across the years.
A highlight of Alderney Week, as members of the Alderney Theatre Group, directed by Ronnie Cairnduff and Lee Flewitt, took over the stage on the Butes to bring you another great show . More details will be provided soon, but meanwhile, enjoy looking at the photographs and video clips taken at that hilarious performance
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We hope you were able to see one of the two open air performances of “THE TEMPEST – RETOLD” Friday 28th or Saturday 29th July on Braye Bay (Douglas Quay). It was simply outstanding and comments and congratulations from the audience keep pouring in!
Yes,it was Shakespeare – but not as you know it!!
The clever and hilarious script – produced by Charlotte Newton and Richard Matimong and directed by Charlotte Newton – was delivered with great panache and superb acting by the 10-strong cast who really entered into the spirit of the storyline and their respective characters – and verily, Shakespeare hast lost the plot!
Congratulations also to Alex Flewitt, musical director and choreographer, for making this such a toe-tapping hit – and to technical director Ronnie Cairnduff for doing the very best he could with the sound and lighting despite the noisy wind! And a big thank-you to everybody who was involved setting up the stage and working behind the scenes. And many thanks to the sponsors of this production: Polygon, , the Braye Beach Hotel and Linda Aldis.
Tony Prospero: Richard Matimong * Miranda Prospero: Rosie Evans * Caliban: Lee Flewitt* Ariel: Lucie Woodnutt
Don Alonso: Moira Sleeman * Ferdinand Alonso: Ian Corder * Lucky Luciano: Lucie Watson
Frank Gonzalo: Lesley Chapman* Gino Prospero: Beverley Hope-Smith * Vinney: Charlotte Newton
You can now view, download or share over 500 photographs taken by David Nash and Ilona Soane-Sands during the performances.
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And you’ll be delighted to hear that Cameron Cairnduff recorded the whole performance and will publish it on YouTube. We’ll let you know when it has been uploaded.
On 7th and 8th July, Alderney’s music fans were treated to two brilliant and quite different performances of SHOW OF HANDS, one of Britain’s top folk/roots bands.
The band – Steve Knightley and Phil Beer- had recently announced their planned sabbatical and for the Alderney Theatre Group to have brought SHOW OF HANDS over before their break was described by many of the members of the audience as an absolute coup. Their last performance here in Alderney was over 20 years ago.
Whilst the Friday night show was an acoustic concert and a rather more intimate event, taking musicians Steve Knightley and Phil Beer back to their musical roots and folk clubs, their Saturday night performance in the Island Hall was a total sell-out involving plenty of interaction with the audience.
An unexpected highlight of the evening: Alex Flewitt’s all-ladies choir “Wine & Song” were invited to join SHOW OF HANDS on stage and to accompany them for their last three songs – a great finale in total harmony and an absolute thrill and honour for the “Wine & Song” choir.
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TV magician star Mark Shortland had his audience under a spell here in Alderney – an amazing performance and everybody is still wondering “how did he do this”…. “how did he guess this”….. How, how, how??? He also has a terrific sense of humour which made his show so very entertaining, including the innocent members of the public who he invited to take part in his show.
Mark has entertained audiences around the world, from regular performances at The Magic Castle Hollywood, to a starring role on the U.S. TV show holiday special ‘Penn & Teller: Merry Fool Us’; from sell out shows at The London Palladium and Blackpool Opera House, to performing on the top luxury cruise liners as they sail the globe.
Mark’s fun packed performances engage audiences with a mixture of illusion, audience participation and a “unique brand of comedy” that are all blended with an individual style of magic and suggestion, creating an act that the edge of your seat was made for.
Mark Shortland, a Member of the Inner Magic Circle, is a multi-award-winning magician with 12 National awards; including The British Magical Grand Prix Champion, The International Brotherhood of Magicians Stage Magician of the Year and The Magic Circle ‘The Carlton Award’ for comedy magic.
and we hope he’ll be back.
Meanwhile, take a look at the photos of that night. click on this link:
Who says AGM’s are boring? Not ours!!
This year’s AGM – straight after the formalities had been concluded – was followed by a delicious supper & Fun Quiz night at the Georgian and master of ceremonies, Lee Flewitt, made sure it was very entertaining and enjoyed by everybody (some 40 people) who took part.
The title “WHAT THE ACTUAL….?. I’M SORRY, PARDON, WHAT? ….an intriguing message…. was the introduction to a hilarious and slightly chaotic evening (…. and a 2-course dinner!)
A small cast, directed by Sarah Simpkins (who was also the producer of this show) and starring Charlotte Newton, Lee Flewitt and Lucie Woodnutt , read out and performed a series of comedy sketches which had the audience in stitches, presenting them with “scenes of relationships, situationships and containerships” ….
Three performances: Thursday 30th and Friday 31st March 7:00pm for 7:30pm in the Georgian House Orangery, and on Saturday 1st April at the Blonde Hedgehog.
Feedback from the audience: “hilarious…. very clever…. so unusual….really funny…. absolutely great!”
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Written and produced by Lee Flewitt (this is the 11th pantomime Lee has written and produced!!) , directed by Charlotte Newton, and performed by a 30-strong cast including the Panto Choir, directed by Alex Flewitt.
A spectacular performance – full house every night and a long waiting list.
Below is the review written by Mort Birch, Reporter of the Alderney Journal:
THINK England’s most famous outlaw, throw in a thigh slapping Principal Boy, a Time Lord and a Tardis that can mean only one thing – the pantomime season is back!
Robin Hood ends its short run tonight after stealing the hearts of sell-out audiences at the Island Hall since Wednesday and leaving them wanting more.
Another gem by Lee Flewitt, complete with the usual innuendos and in-jokes, again showcases the depth of talent in a tiny Island whose pantos always punch above their weight.
Lucie Woodnutt stands out in the leading role, ably assisted by a hugely rotund and jovial Friar Tuck (Tim Butler) and the Merrie Men, supplemented by a suitably buxom Daphne (Maria Ives) and Caitlin Cotton as Maid Marion .
Edward Hill as a lewd and licentious French aristocrat competing for the affections of Marian and Bev Hope Smith as the scheming Bailiff of Guernsey provide the villany. The colourful costumes and scenery are superb and so are Ronnie Cairnduff’s special effects.
We have been sworn to secrecy about one particular ‘special effect’ which takes the audience by surprise.
Richard Matimong is perfectly cast as the Doctor, along with his assistants Tik Tok (Poppy Bristow) and Sarah (Alexandra Jakubowska) as they travel in time to Alderney in a plot that loosely centres around the Island Games.
One hilarious scene includes the whole cast taking part in a near-the-knuckle song reminiscent of the Two Ronnies.
Director Charlotte Newton and her team have produced another triumph so Young Robin (Poppy Gauvain), Robin’s Dad (Ian Corder), Castle Guards (Dominika Jakubowska and Lucie Watson), Hag Shappy (Tess Woodnutt), Duncan Disorderly (Lesley Chapman), Big John (Isabella Simeone), Clarissa (Andree Gaydon-Smith), Hugo (Duncan Simeone), Bloodaxe (Ian Corder), Deborah (Lucie Watson), The Timelord (Barrie Pimm-Smith), Jack (Hollie Maurice), Jill (Talia Jenkins) and King Richard (Viv Stephens) all take a well deserved bow.
The Greenwood will never be the same again! ENDS
Guernsey Philatelic Bureau have released a special set of Christmas Stamps 2022 featuring Alderney’s panto ROBIN HOOD. Fantastic publicity! Read all about it here
We would like to thank Polygon, the States of Alderney, Leslie & Linda Aldis and the Fort Group for their sponsorship support.
And for anyone not able to get tickets, the good news is: We have just released this panto on our YouTube site for you to watch. Click here
Over 1,100 photographs have been published on our Flickr site for you to view, download or share.
The Gala Spectacular is one of the big highlights of Alderney Week. This year’s theme, in memory of Ray Parkin who transformed Alderney Week into the Channel Islands’ biggest annual community festival – the theme was “THE GREATEST SHOW”. . and Ray was the greatest showman this island has known.
This year’s Gala Spectacular featured numerous one-acts, dance and song performances and hilarious entertainment, and included a guest appearance from the Out-of-space Daleks. The night was a roaring success and lived up to the title of “THE GREATEST SHOW”…
The show was brought to you by Producers Ronnie Cairnduff & Lee Flewitt, Musical Director Alex Flewitt and Choreography by Angela Stanley.
To view, download or share the photos taken that night by David Nash and Ben Taylor, please go to our Flickr album. Click here
AGMs don’t have to be dull affairs – and the Alderney Theatre Group successfully made that point on Friday 29th April immediately after their AGM took place in the Georgian House Orangery :
A 2-course supper marked the start of a a well-attended fun quiz night . Quizmaster Lee Flewitt (our newly-elected Chairman) promised the audience “I will tickle your pink bits with questions and tasks guaranteed to test your knowledge of all things theatrical. “
The challenging quiz also involved audience interaction! Members of the audience were asked to read out scripts from famous TV shows and TV series – but what exactly they were trying to act out, was anybody’s guess!
You can view, download or share photos taken that evening on our Flickr site.
Published Alderney author Lee Flewitt has pulled it off again – this time with two short murder mystery plays which were performed in the Georgian House on 13th and 14th May.
For the first time, the Alderney Theatre Group hosted a murder mystery dinner in the Orangery. Seating 56 diners, it was possible to accommodate a theatre stage and amazing backdrops as well as props.
On Thursday 13th and Friday 14th May, the stage was set for two different murder mystery plays. The stunning backdrops created by Nick Collier and Ronnie Cairnduff’s clever props set the scene.
Both plays were pre-recorded by Alex Flewitt, with special sound effects adding further suspense, and were brilliantly enacted by the cast who had the audience in suspense and stitches.
The first crime “Murder in the Library” claimed just one victim who perished due to extremely intriguing circumstances. But, as this play may well be shown again during Alderney Week, no clues, other than the cast, will be disclosed!
Lord Percival Rogers-Knightley (Nigel Soane-Sands), Caspar the Dog (Aleksandra Jakubowska), Carmel the Maid (Thea Constance), Doctor Cameron (Lee Flewitt) Lady Camilla (Charlotte Newton) and Henrietta Sandwich (Sarah Simpkins)
For photographs of Murder in the Library – to view/download/share from our Flickr site. Click here
The curtains were raised again to reveal another crime scene- this time Alderney’s railway station.
“Murder on the Alderney Express”, first performed during Alderney Week 2020, claimed no less than four casualties. The storyline is hilarious and the mystery was solved by the famous and very clever Belgian detective Hercule Poirot (Ronnie Cairnduff). The cast also featured Lord Albert (Nigel Soane-Sands), Lady Essex (Lesley Cairnduff), Doctor Proctor (Lee Flewitt) and Raz Causeway (Ian Corder).
The curtains came down to thunderous applause and we are pleased to confirm the casualties lived on to survive another day and to star in another show! ENDS
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PETER PAN PULLS IT OFF IN NEVERLAND ALDERNEY:
Three performances, all sold out (we had to open the Dress Rehearsal to over 80 people on the waiting list)
Review by Mort Burch – Alderney Journal (Issue 1210 – 11 Dec 2020)
PANTO PANDEMIC SWEEPS ISLAND HALL
It wasn’t great (Boo). It wasn’t good (Hiss). – It was fabulous!!! (Cheers)…
What a triumph and what talent for such a small Island.
You can cover it with scores of superlatives and envelop it in unstinting praise, but this wasn’t just a pantomime. It was a theatrical experience.
For three memorable nights, Peter Pandemic infected sell-out audiences at the Island Hall with its laughter and the warm glow of its magic. From the overture to the finale, the in-jokes and innuendos: the clever special effects and the superb singing, it was stunning.
Every cast member deserved the highest of praise and none more so than Charlotte Newton, who enthralled the audience as the captivating Mr. Smee and Richard Matimong as the snarling, sinister and stentorian Captain Hook. …Their double act was worth the admission fee alone.
Poppy Bristow excelled as Peter Pan with Caitlin Cotton as Tinkerbell and Isabella Simeone, Lottie Dawber and Aleksandra Jakubowska as the Darling Children, were delightful.
So were Barrie Pimm-Smith, Lesley Chapman, Dominika Jakubowska and Barbara Featherstone as the saucy trees in the Whispering Wood and the Lost Boys, Ilona Soane-Sands, Tim Butler and Helen Martin.
Mermaids Moira Sleeman, Candy Osborne and Jenny Rowley added a further touch of irreverence and Tess Woodnutt as Mary, Maria Ives as Mrs. Darling played their parts to the full as did Matt Aldcroft as the languid and laconic Dream Weaver.
Ronnie Cairnduff and his backroom team of David Stanley, Cameron Cairnduff and Simon Chapman were responsible for the special effects and cinematography.
It was another magnificent achievement for Lee Flewitt, who played John Darling, but was again the wordsmith and inspiration behind it all; writing and producing the panto and directing it alongside Charlotte Newton.
It really was wonderful Darlings.
You can now watch this show on our Alderney Theatre Group YouTube Channel. Click here
Take a look at the photos published on our our Flickr Site
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The only outdoor show being performed in the Channel Islands …. and the UK!……. during the pandemic was the hilarious INSPECTOR POIROT on the Mini Gala Night of Alderney Week 2020.
There were a number of extremely funny sketches, but “MURDER ON THE ALDERNEY EXPRESS” written by Lee Flewitt, was without doubt one of the funniest, starring Ronnie Cairnduff as Hercule Poirot
You can watch this hilarious show on the Alderney Theatre Group YouTube Channel. Click here
The young stars of this famous Broadway Musical, based on Thomas Meehan’s book “Little Orphan Annie”. (Music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin) aged 6 to 16, gave three absolutely brilliant performances of this 1-act musical and their last performance on Saturday 18 July 2020 ended with a standing ovation.
Initially the musical had been scheduled for March, but COVID-19 virus meant it had to be postponed until July.
Starring – many in more than just one role!
Annie finally finds refuge in Alderney!
Whilst theatres and concert halls across the world are deserted and audiences have to rely on digital media for any access to live performance, the people of Alderney, and their visiting Bailiwick friends, have been treated to what may well be one of the first live theatre productions, in front of an audience, in the British Isles – or maybe the world! And what a show it was too…Twenty-two young members of the Alderney Theatre group put on 3 performances of the Broadway hit ‘Annie Jr’ in the Island Hall on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th July to sell-out audiences. The production had been originally scheduled for the end of March but, due to restrictions in place by that time, was postponed indefinitely. Only as phase 5 approached was there a glimmer of hope and, with most of the cast heading off on staycation at different points during the summer holidays, or to college in Guernsey in September, the only possible dates for the production were the first two days of the summer holidays, leaving 3 weeks and 1 day from the first Thursday rehearsal date until the performance, with a huge amount to do. However, the young cast, aged from 9-16, relished the challenge and pulled off 3 truly superb performances.
With Aleks Jakubowska in the title role of Annie and a supporting cast of orphans (Lucia Simeone, Poppy Gauvain, Isabella Simeone, Hollie Maurice, Anna Tangkam, Grace Millan and Amber Shaw) and villains, including Jenny Taylor as the decidedly unpleasant Miss Hannigan, with her equally dastardly co-conspirators Rooster and Lily (Tobin Collier and Courteney Benfield) and Alex Nellist as the hero of the day – the billionaire Oliver Warbucks with his efficient secretary Grace, played by Lottie Dawber, the young thespians expertly sang, danced and dramatically led us through the familiar rags-to-riches story of the little orphan Annie in New York City.
A stunning set design by Nick Collier was complimented by lighting from Ronnie Cairnduff and a wardrobe provided by Liz Sumner. Directors Maxine Simeone and Maria Collier, who provided guidance to the actors and piano accompaniment, were delighted with what their young charges achieved – “We were very unsure as to how this would work, in such a short amount of time, with the threat of a certain virus still looming, but were totally bowled over by the commitment, enthusiasm and tenacity of our young cast, who exceeded not only our expectations but those of their audiences too. We have been privileged to work with these incredible young people again.” The cast now eagerly await the video of the performance to share with their families, many of whom are still living restricted lives in the UK and were unable to come to the performances as they had hoped to do.
A large selection of photographs are now published on our Flickr site. To view or download, click here
To celebrate the 74th anniversary of the Homecoming (15 December) , the Alderney Theatre Group produced a very special Old Time Music Hall “THE GOOD OLD DAYS”
The creators and producers of this amazing home-grown variety show – Ronnie Cairnduff and Lee Flewitt – were determined to bring plenty of sunshine and laughter with an impressive line-up of 16 individual acts performed by a 2o-strong cast. “This will be an evening of sumptuous, plentitudinous ,prestiditatious, epictatious entertainment for your delectatiousness and delight”, promised Compère Extraordinaire Lee Flewitt – and that’s exactly what happened!
During 1.1/2 days, the cast gave 3 performances – Saturday evening 14th December, on Sunday 15th December a matinee show exclusively for the Returnees and guests invited by the President of the States of Alderney, followed by an evening performance.
Many members of the audience had dressed up for the occasion.
To view , share or download any of the many photographs taken during the three performances (over 500!), click here.
You can watch this entertaining show on the Alderney Theatre Group YouTube Channel. Click here
This was the last production of the Alderney Theatre Group’s 70th anniversary year. But there are already plans for 2020.
Sunny, aka Lilian Bellamy. the famous landlady of Britain’s longest-running soap opera “The Archers” , was extremely entertaining. Her rich repertoire of anecdotes, her humorous suggestions of what could have happened and what should have happened behind the scenes, the limericks, jokes … and some serious and some not so serious poetry, received an enthusiastic reception.
Without any difficulty, Sunny established an instant rapport with the audience. You didn’t need to be an Archers listener to enjoy her performance, but after her show Sunny will no doubt have recruited new fans to tune into BBC Radio 4 hoping to hear what this famous vivacious landlady is up to next.
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SHAKESPEARE – WITH A SMILE
“King Lear” by Oddbodies – in this case a one-man show starring Paul Morel who introduced the audience to the funny side of this otherwise rather dark Shakespeare drama, while playing 17 characters!
The highly acclaimed actor engaged with the audience throughout his performance. His clever and highly entertaining interpretation and impersonation of all characters in the play was rewarded with impromptu applause and laughter.
Enthusiastic comments from the audience are testimony to his performance and included “wonderful to have such a talented actor perform here”…. “absolutely brilliant…” “Very clever! We were lucky to get him here!”
Before leaving, he said “It was a lovely few days spent on your island – super audience on Friday!”
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Without doubt one of the Alderney Theatre Group’s most ambitious shows ever produced and performed on a unique stage: Douglas Quay on Braye Beach. This outdoor spectacular was watched by over 800 enthusiastic spectators who gave standing ovations at the end of each performance.
Charlotte Newton came up with this idea as she was walking her little dog along Braye Beach on a wind-swept winter morning. “I looked at Douglas Quay and thought ‘what a fabulous stage this would be to perform a great summer show like “Mamma Mia”…. . A lady of few words but plenty of action, she acquired the 97-page script and managed to condense it to just under 30 pages while adding an Alderney twist to the story. Rehearsals started in April 2019.
Produced and directed by Charlotte Newton, the 1-hour non-stop show, produced and directed by Charlotte Newton, was performed by an all-singing, all-dancing 25-strong cast – which included many new faces.
There were a few technical and logistic challenges to overcome, not to mention tidal issues and stormy weather, but the Alderney Theatre Group pulled it off and thanks to the fabulous musical direction of Alex Flewitt and the hi-tec wizardry of Ronnie Cairnduff and his team, “Mamma Mia”was an absolute hit.
Both performances were professionally filmed and the DVD has just been released. To get a copy (£5 plus postage), please email email@example.com
Meanwhile, please take a look at the many photographs taken during the dress rehearsal and both performances. Click here
You can now watch the entire show on our Alderney Theatre Group YouTube Channel. Click here
We would like to thank our sponsors for their much welcome and highly appreciated support:
Review by Tim Butler, published in the Alderney Journal 26 July 2019
A comedic breeze blew into Alderney recently in the shape of Alison Marshall, an actor who takes on a variety of colourful characters.
Her strongest persona being that of an Eastern European air hostess whose cure for everything involved a bag of pretzels liberally thrown at any problem, including Alison herself. Such was the effect on her, this character has now become central to her act.
With influences from “Smack the Pony”, Eddie Izzard, /Dylan Moran and anything that includes Rik Mayall, her act has taken her around the globe, including even Estonia.
On this night her comedic energy carried her through, despite technical issues, and the talent was self-evident. It is this ability that has seen her cast in the new Four Weddings production to be released later in the year, a talent that is there, but if you see her again with pretzels in hand, duck!
A very funny show. read more about Alice Marshall here
This TV comedian needs no introduction.
Henning Wehn, the German Comedy Ambassador to the United Kingdom, had the audience in stitches. The show was hilarious, the second half provided the audience with a little food for thought…. after Brexit!
His most recent television and radio appearances include “Live At The Apollo” BBC2, “Have I Got News For You” BBC1, “Would I Lie To You” BBC1, “8 Out Of Cats Does Countdown” Channel 4, “Fighting Talk” BBC Radio 5 Live and “The Unbelievable Truth” BBC Radio 4.
This evening was part of the 2019 Alderney Heritage Festival Programme Theatre: A 2-course supper at the Georgian House, where numerous historical events of a scandalous nature were presented by Lee Flewitt, Ronnie Cairnduff, Moira Sleeman, Candy Osborne and Donald Hughes.
Would they lie to you?
It was full house and a highly entertaining evening and many learned some new historical facts or fiction about the island of Alderney which their history teachers seemed to have missed!
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Another hilarious evening of entertainment: our effervescent Quiz Master Lee Flewitt challenged the audience to take to the stage with spontaneous re-enactment, totally unrehearsed (so what’s new!) .
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As part of the Alderney Heritage Festival 2018 ,the Alderney Theatre Group organised an evening of historical entertainment – an interactive theatrical quiz preceded by supper.
Once upon a time.. A kind, slightly mad professor, three mischievous witches busy casting mad spells on an innocent Guernsey princess, a beautiful Alderney girl and a poor little lamb are thrown into the pot. Will the dashing Guernsey prince and his motley crew who sailed in from the bigger island, or the arrogant – but nice – self-styled local hero protect the island and its people from three dangerous prowling beasts? Will Alderney ever be safe again?
This hilarious pantomime, written by Lee Flewitt and directed by Charlotte Newton, was performed by an 18-strong cast which included several new faces with great talent. It also featured the Panto Choir – 9 beautiful voices directed by Alex Flewitt. Special sound and visual effects were introduced to the stage by Ronnie Cairnduff. The set was designed by Charlotte Newton and Trevor Sanders. The cast, in order of appearance: Andrée Gaydon-Smith, Beverley Hope-Smith, Maria Ives, Lucie Easton, Lee Flewitt, Ben Turner, Bobbie Allen McNiven-Young, Phil Hatcher, Jake Woodnutt, Tim Butler, Barbara Featherstone, Lesley Chapman, Jenny Rowley, Barrie Pimm-Smith, Candy Osborne, Sarah Pepper, and Moira Sleeman. To view/download a large selection of photographs, click here
The Alderney Theatre Group would like to thank the States of Alderney, the Guernsey Arts Commission and Geraldine Whittaker for their sponsorship support.
You can watch the entire performance on our Alderney Theatre Group YouTube Channel. Click here
If you’ve seen any of the ShooShooBaby cabaret shows performed here in Alderney, you knew you were in for another big treat guaranteed to brighten up the grey November days: Cautionary Tales for Daughters was performed by Tanya Holt who is part of the hilarious ShooShoo double-act and was accompanied by pianist Jenny Gould.
“Cautionary Tales for Daughters” was hosted by the Alderney Theatre Group and sponsored by The Fort Group and Farm Court Guest House. Photos of the Alderney performance are published on Flickr
As our special contribution towards the 2017 Channel Islands Heritage Festival, the Alderney Theatre Group served diners in the Georgian House with generous helpings from their Potful of Poetry.
Recited by thespians – some of which are also self-confessed secret poets – the audience was treated to a potpourri of serious and not so serious poems, dittis, a rap and two videos – written by local and visiting poets and songwriters. The presenters, in no particular order, were: Linda Aldis, Robin Whicker, Andree Gaydon-Smith, Lee Flewitt, Moira Sleeman, Ronnie Cairnduff, Tess Woodnutt, Nigel Soane-Sands, Barbara Featherstone and last but not least, Roger Featherstone. For more photos click here
Making the Jungle great again! (article by Peter Annereau in the Alderney Press)
Since Rudyard Kipling wrote “The Jungle Book” in the 1890s, the story of Mowgli has taken on many guises. None has been as high octane as that performed by madcap strolling players Odd Socks who paid a return visit to Alderney on Monday 13 February, to delight a receptive island audience of 30 to 80-year olds going on eight and a half!
The strength of the wolf is the pack, they declared, as the audience mimicked being alert and set to pounce, and made suitable animal noises and boos not heard since the last Alderney pantomime. As with the group’s previous shows on Alderney, there was much audience participation and banter, especially with the fiery tiger Shere Khan who relished the thought of eating Ridunians. It was an evening of culture, but not as we know it!” Just take a look at the photos taken that night – Click here
If you’ve seen any of their four previous shows, Shoo Shoo Baby’s Christmas Party was the party you didn’t want to miss. Hilarious and full of surprises, this effortlessly funny musical double act by Tanya Holt and Anna Braithwaite, accompanied by Jenni Gould on the keyboard, entertained the audience with fresh new arrangements of well-known Christmas songs. Some were played with a musical saw, while other tunes required the audience to hum along with the kazoos handed out earlier that evening. To view all photos taken during the show click here
Hilarious – and as ever – they had the audience in stitches.
To view images of this show and their previous show “ROGER RADIO”, click here
A unique musical play written and produced by Ray Parkin to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the evacuation of Alderney and the 70th anniversary of the Homecoming, this was the biggest production ever undertaken by the Alderney Theatre Group. It tells the tragic story of the island’s evacuation in 1940 and the subsequent return of the islanders in 1945/46 to a devastated island.
Featuring: Robert Whicker, Andree Gaydon-Smith, Moira Sleeman, Ben Turner, Daisy Doardo, Tess Woddnutt, James Lancaster, Martin Batt, Jenny Rowley, Candy Osborne, Victoria McAllister, Barry Pimm-Smith, Richard Matimong, Martin Smith, Nic Clarke, Amber Castle, John Russell,Frank Venton, Nick Hogg Gail Gregg and children Heather Syer, Holly Jenkins, Niamh Kelleher, Amelie & Florence Carpenter, Luke & Erin Atkinson and Rebecca & Chloe Faulkner. For photographs of this unique production click here
You can watch the entire show on our Alderney Theatre Group YouTube channel. click here
It was a coup for the Alderney Theatre Group to get this celebrity comedian to the Island Hall. There was standing room only during an extremely entertaining and very funny evening.
Performed in the Island Hall Gardens during Alderney Week 2015, the cast featured former Alderney resident James Reynard. More info
Charles Dickens’ tale of destiny, desire and duplicity -James Reynard’s new adaptation:
Christmas Eve, 1823: a misty churchyard…. young orphan, Philip Pirrip, known as Pip, is about to begin his life of great expectations…. Dickens’ thrilling coming of age tale is one of excitement, amusement, romance and intrigue and is a ‘who is it’, as opposed to a ‘who-dunnit’, regarding the mysterious benefactor funding pip’s growth in to a gentleman. For more information click here
A unique home-made production performed in the Georgian House.
A little bit funny, a little bit tragic: A fictionalised vision of island night life. You’ll see what happens during the course of this night-time circus, where girls dance, and lads prance, hoping for the chance of a quick one round the back. You’ll experience the thrills, the spills, the chills, and throughout it all, the bouncers, with their late night, fatuous philosophies.
Starring Julie Turner, Tess Woodnutt and Bobbie Allen McNiven-Young
performed during Alderney Week 2014 in the Island Hall Gardens.
When their ship is stranded at sea on a windless day, Captain Jim Hawkins and his loyal crew while away the time telling old sailors’ tales. And Captain Jim’s tale is always the most popular…
With a host of wild characters and events, this tale of buccaneers, greed, courage, betrayal and pieces of eight had both humour and brutality.
And so the story goes: Once upon a time, a naughty goblin made a magic mirror that only reflected wickedness and ugliness in people, but it was broken in to billions of pieces, and scattered around the world by the wind.
Many years later, two inseparable friends, Kai and Gerda are happily playing, when Kai gets a splinter from the mirror in his eye; he becomes mean and nasty, attracting the attention of the ice cold Snow Queen. When he disappears without trace, Gerda must go on a long and dangerous quest to find him.
performed in the Island Hall. Extremely funny! More about the Odd Socks here
A very entertaining and delightful performance to a full house in the Island Hall
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…another hilarious Pantomime, written and produced by Lee Flewitt and performed by a 20-strong cast, featuring the first ever Panto Choir under the baton of Alex Flewitt
Amazing special effects!
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Filmed in the Georgian House gardens and screened during Alderney Week 2012.
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Henry Blofield – Raconteur par excellence!
Prickly and earth-shatteringly funny: The pompous and celebrities were unceremoniously kicked into touch and Elf an Safety shaken until the pips squeaked.
Wonderfully entertaining anecdotes of Ian Fleming, Noel Coward, John Arlott and Alec Guinness.
Written and produced especiallly for Alderney by Lee Flewitt
PART 1: THE QUEST FOR ONE EYED JACKS TREASURE
Once upon a time on an island not so far away, there lived an evil pirate admiral.
His vessels – The Belle Vue, The Campania, The Marais and The Coronation were the scourge of the English Channel. No ship was safe from them. If it had sails, then every month was January.
Starring, in alphabetic order: Hilary Bentley, Polly Burke, Tim Butler, Daisy Doardo, Alex Dufour, Andy Dufour, Paul Durston, Barbara Featherstone, Alex Flewitt, Lee Flewitt, Maria Ives, Moira Knight, Sarah Pepper, Isabel Picornell, Edward Rowe, Ilona Soane-Sands, Julie Turner and James Varley
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Extremely funny evening with TV personality and comedian John Shuttleworth
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An incredibly scary play performed utterly convincingly by a splendid cast.
Lee Flewitt, author, producer and director of the play:
starring in order of appearance: Andree Gaydon-Smith, Barbara Featherstone, Alex Flewitt, Phil Hatcher, Robin Whicker, Tess Woodnutt, James Varley, Bonnie Flewitt
Reprised thriller goes with a bang and bumps in the night!
Lee Flewitt, author of the annual pantomimes poking fun at island characters, wrote a one-act thriller that was performed by the group in 2010 and has since been performed around the world and even translated into Danish.
Set in a Whitechapel parlour at the time of the Jack the Ripper murders, IS THERE ANYBODY THERE tells of creepy events surrounding a seance attended by, among others, Dr. Watson, Sherlock Holmes; celebrated side-kick.
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written and produced by Lee Flewitt with an 18-strong cast, plus a bird!
starring, in order of appearance: Alex Rebanks, Piper Collins, Julie Turner, Ilona Soane-Sands, Daisy Doardo, Edward Rowe, Joe Stanley, James Varley, Moira Knight, Hilary Bentley, Tim Butler, Sarah Pepper, Lucy Casado, Sarah Whyte, Tess Woodnutt, Nigel Soane-Sands, Lee Flewitt and Paddy Campbell. Plus musical quartett Eric Pye, David Stanley, Alex Birch and Rea Gregg.
It takes all sorts to make a panto a cow of many parts, a scheming villain, an old hag, a king and queen, a princess, an ugly giant, rollicking songs and props that go bump on the night. They were all there in Alderneys pantomime.
In true Alderney tradition, no pebble was left unturned or local celebrity spared a mention in Lee Flewitt’s script which moved the show along at a good pace interspersed with apt musical numbers, rewritten for the occasion.
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This was Shoo Shoo Babys 4th performance in Alderney and, as everytime, they were a big hit with the audience.
In their latest show, the Shoo Shoos illustrate cabarets scandalous and illustrious past with music from Marilyn Monroe to The Velvet Underground and Eartha Kitt to Elvis. Expertly assisted from the piano by Michael Roulston, they gamely took their audience from the revolutionary ferment of Gay Paree and the smoky subversion of Berlin to the Cockney sing-alongs of the London music hall. The show colourfully climaxed with a tribute to the Rat Pack in cabaret’s glittering jewel in the crown, Las Vegas.
Shoo Shoo Baby performed to a packed Island Hall ,and everybody thoroughly enjoyed this great show. More info
Alderney Theatre Group and Alderney W.I. claimed the stage for a night at the theatre.
In the past, the Alderney Theatre Group and the Alderney W.I. have teamed up to celeberate the 60th anniversary of the Alderney Theatre Group in 2009- a perfect opportunity to bring back this popular Night at the Theatre tradition.
a 1-act comedy by Noel Coward, performed by the Alderney Theatre Group and directed by Robin Whicker
Trapped by convention, a Victorian family mourns the death of Papa, a wealthy ship owner. Gathered together in the drawing room on the evening of the funeral, they face a world without his dominant presence, but through the benign influence of Burrows, the family butler, gradually come to recognize that play (rather than playacting) is the key to happiness. Starring Andree Gaydon-Smith, Donald Hughes, Piper Collins, Alex Rebanks, Mike Gaunt, James Varley , Daisy Doardo and Robin Whicker who directed the play
HOME FROM HOME
a 1-act comedy by Peggy Cannam, performed by the Alderney W.I. and directed by Mary Robertson
HOME FROM HOME is about five women- all in their seventies – who are all residents in the Resthaven Home for the Elderly. They are waited on by Janet, a younger woman. But, as you will soon discover, all is not sweetness and light. One particular lady dominates the lives of the others until Janet threatens to hand in her notice. There follows the distinct possibility that the Home may have to close. How the matter is resolved makes a fascinating thirty minutes of theatre.
Both serious and amusing, this play , directed by Mary Robertson was performed by a 6-strong cast featuring, in alphabetic order: Shirley Goodman, Eileen Kelly, Lin Maurice, Mary Robertson, Jan Walker and Ann Wheeler.
Prompt: Jane Barker. Make-up: Pat Raymond
As every year for the past ten years, the Rain or Shine Theatre Company’s performances was one of the highlights of Alderney Week.
Their unique adaptation of Shakespeare’s play entertained and delighted the audience. Traditionally – each performance was preceded by a pre-theatre picnic.
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Outdoor performance in the Island Hall Gardens
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This year, after a long absence, we had the pleasure of welcoming a Guernsey production company to Alderney.
The Orca Trust, winner of the 2008 Adjudicato’s award at the British All-Winners Play Festival, Gaiety Theatre, Douglas (Isle of Man), performed two plays on both consecutive nights:
One serious play “LAUGHTER IN THE SHADOW OF THE TREES” by James Prideaux, followed by
a light-hearted comedy by David Tristram: THE EXTRAORDINARY REVELATIONS OF ORCA THE GOLDFISH
You could be forgiven for suggesting that performing a Play Reading is for those who can?t remember their lines. Not so!
Imagine somebody reading a book to you and, instead of having to imagine the characters and personalities portrayed, a cast of actors does it for you. For the cast it means just a handful of rehearsals before the actual performance takes place with few props, but possibly a few costumes to set the scene.
On Thursday 16 April 2009, immediately after the AGM, members of the Alderney Theatre Group were treated to a play reading performance the Alderney Theatre Group who chose George Bernard Shaw's comedy ARMS AND THE MAN, a satire about war and love, set during the 4-month-long Serbo-Bulgarian War that occurred between November 1885 and March 1886.
Brilliantly read and enacted by the 7-strong cast: Alex Birch, Lee Flewitt, James Varley, Tess Woodnutt, Rupert Street, Moira Sleeman, Steve Waddicor
Shoo-ing Stars brighten up grey November sky. The Island Hall was absolutely packed on Thursday 22 November, as an appreciative audience was treated to the world premiere of ShooShoo Baby’s latest cabaret show DELICIOUS. For the third consecutive year, Shoo Shoo Baby has brought a brand new show to Alderney.
The terrific duo, Tanya Holt and Anna Braithwaite, this time accompanied by singing and dancing pianist Michael Roulston, gave their slickest and most entertaining performance ever.
The greatest TV play of all time written by Mike Leigh – was performed live on stage at the Alderney Cinema in May 2008, starring Alex Birch, Tess Woodnutt, Steve Waddicor , Julia Turner and Lee Flewitt.
Extracts from the Alderney Journal’s review by editor James Varley: “… and a fine show it was too. Waddicor, who also directed the black comedy, excellently portrayed his character, a workaholic estage agent with an interest in finer things in life, while Birch cleverly portrayed Beverly, a middle-class, middle-minded Tom Jones fan locked in 1970s suburbia.
Angela Beverly’s new friend was played by Tess Woodnutt and her performance stole the show. Lee Flewitt took on the role of Tony, Angela’s husband and his subtle style fitted in well alongside Birch and Woodnutt. Sue, the mother of Abigail, was played by Julie Turner and her performance was also well-received.
The play was aided by an impressive set and numerous props which looked as if they’d been plucked right from 1977.
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Rain or Shine’s adaption of Shakespeare’s TWELFTH NIGHT, performed during Alderney Week in the Island Hall Gardens, was hailed a great success.
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On Thursday 19 April 2007, the Georgian House Orangerie was the scene of an investigation into the tragic death of a young girl and the investigating inspector was quick to point the finger at members of a highly respectable family from Yorkshire.
The play-reading of J.B. Priestley’s AN INSPECTOR CALLS was performed by a 6-strong cast who had the audience spellbound. And an unexpected twist at the very end of the performance took everybody by surprise.
The play, set in 1912 and first performed in 1946, was performed by John Russell, Andree Gaydon-Smith, Alex Harrisson, Gary Marriner, Steve Waddicor and Robin Whicker.
|A comedy written by Jonathan Hall and produced by Steve Waddicor
Miss Grantham doesn’t have long to organise the School nativity play. But Joseph is more interested in kiss catch, they’re down to two wise men, the innkeeper thinks he’s Doctor Who, and the donkey’s head keeps falling off.
They were back for another Channel Islands exclusive here in Alderney with their latest cabaret show “From Berlin to Broadway”. The fantastically glitzy and glamorous singing trio, Shoo Shoo Baby, combine dry humour, rich harmonies and pulse-racing costume changes in their colourful cabaret shows. No theme tune, jazz standard or pop song is safe from their tongue-in-cheek treatment or quirky interpretation.
What made it so special is the reference to local Alderney issues, like the incinerator, and with plenty of audience participation, it was a very lively evening.
Needless to say, the show was a sell-out and they’ve promised to be back in 2007 with their brand new show “DELICIOUS “. More details CLICK HERE
Performed in the Island Hall Gardens during Alderney Week
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Written and directed by Lee Flewitt and performed by a 36-strong cast of the Alderney Theatre Group, this pantomine was an absolute hit with the audience.
The tale of Dick Whittington is loosely based on fact, like most of the stories one hears on Alderney. He did journey to London and become Lord Mayor, and he did establish several charitable institutions which exist to this day.
This was home-grown entertainment at its very best – great music, fantastic dance routines, and a very funny script with insults, innuendos and double-entendres flying, leaving few of Alderney’s politicians and other prominent residents unscathed.
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Full house for one of today’s slickest and sexiest Christmas cabarets at the Island Hall. The trio – Tanya Holt , Anne Braithwaite and Craig Schneider – delighted the crowds with a sparkling performance of a vast repertoire of Christmas songs , as well as unknown gems from the 1940’s, some pop songs, dance even tap dance routines.
|A one-act drama and re-enactment of the Battle of Trafalgar, written by Charlotte Newton to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, directed by Charlotte Newton and Gail Gregg and performed by the Alderney Theatre Group.
Two open air performances of this spectacular drama – on staged in the Inner Harbour and one on The Butes – attracted hundreds of spectators and received enthusiastic reviews.more photos of both performances are on our Flickr Site. Please CLICK HERE
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|directed by Charlotte Newton.
Little was known of the history of Alderney during the days of the Roman Empire’s occupation of this part of Europe, when the Roman’s were at war with nearby Gaul on the French mainland and used our small island as an offshore prison camp where they built a great games arena, akin to the Coliseum in Rome or Beau Sejour in Guernsey. This was where enemies of the Roman state met their bloody ends. Such was the savagery of the local games that word eventually reached the ears of the Roman Emperor, a jaded tyrant named Julian Stentorius, and a Royal visit was secretly planned which prompted the rise of a unifying influence among the queens of Riduna, who began to stir up revolution in the hearts and minds of the local people. The pantomime was based on hysterical facts, and the rest, as they say, is mystery.
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The Wild West comes to Alderney. To view more photos of this hilarious pantomime click here
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performed by the Rain or Shine Theatre Company during Alderney Week 2001
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1999: “Educating Rita” Starring Angela Mason and Stuart Yates. Directed by Maisie Herivel.
August (Alderney Week) : “The Comedy of Errors” performed by the Rain or Shine Theatre Company
1998: “Peter Pan” – Panto written and produced by Lee Flewitt and directed by Maisie Herivel. Sorry, no photos available. If you can assist, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
1997 : “Is There Anybody There”
1996: “Iron Magnolias” – performed by the W.I. written by Barry Hillman
January: “Carry on Camelot” Panto written by Lee Flewitt . Sorry, no photos available. If you can assist, please email email@example.com
December: “Cinderella” – Panto written and produced by The BBC Clothes Show and Alderney’s most extravagant production ever.
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“Princess and the Pirate”
December: “Saturday Swamp Fever” Panto
January: “Scrooge” Panto
December: “Batman” the Panto
1992: “Holiday Snap”
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1990: “Close Encounter of a Panto Kind” Panto – Sorry, no photos available. If you can assist with photographs and information, please email email@example.com
1989: “Snow White and the Six Dwarfs” Panto – Sorry, no photos available. If you can assist with photographs and information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
1988: “The Princess and The Pirate” A musical drama by Elisabeth Beresford – Sorry, no photos available. If you can assist with more photographs and information, please email email@example.com
1987: “Costa del Packet” by Anthony Booth 1986: “Arabian Nights” – Sorry, no photos available. If you can assist with photographs and information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
1985: “There Goes the Bride” – Sorry, no photos available. If you can assist with photographs and information, please email email@example.com
1984: “Robinson Crusoe” performed by the St. Anne’s Church Pantomime Group. To view photos click here
1983: “The Little Mermaid” a musical fantasy by Elisabeth Beresford – Sorry, no photos available. If you can assist with photographs and information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
1983: “Cinderella” Christmas Pantomime performed by the St. Anne’s Church Pantomime Group. To view photos, click here
date/year not confirmed: “It’s Christmas!” a musical by Elizabeth Beresford – Sorry, no photos available. If you can assist with photographs and information, please email email@example.com
1981 Summer: “I’ll Get My Man” by Dorothy Reynolds & Julian Slade, performed by the Jersey Amateur Dramatic Club- Sorry, no photos available. If you can assist with photographs and information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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“Gaslight” by Patrick Hamilton
1979 :“Thriller of the Year”
1978: Silver Jubilee of the Alderney Drama Club (1953-1978)
“The Rats” by Agatha Cristie
1977: “Elementary My Dear”
1976: “Victorian Melodrama”
Spring: “Grande Dame” by Alan Melville
Summer: “Wait until Dark” by Frederick Knott
September: 3 One-act plays
“The Recce” by Falkland L. Cary
“Home is the Hunted” by R..F. Delderfield and
“Green for Danger” Bby Philip Johnson
March: “1-Act Plays and Melodrama” performed by the Jersey Amateur Drama Club
May: The Man Most Likely to”
Summer: “All for Mary”
November: “Nasty Things, Murders” by Arthur Lovegrove
3 One-At Plays “Picture Business” by James Pattinson
“Murder at WI” by S.N.Kay and
“The Laboratory” by David Campton
Jersey Eisteddfod: Alderney Drama Club received 2nd class award for “The Laboratory”
February: Play Reading
March: One-Act Play & Supper
June: “Portrait of a Murder” by Robert Bloomfield
August: “Edwardian Music Hall & The Great Stromboli” – Alderney Week
October: 1-Act Play and Supper
December: “Goldilocks and The Three Lighthouse Keepers”
January: “Double Yolk” by Hugh & Margaret Williams
Spring: “Tea and Trickery” by Maurice McLoughlin
June: “Boeing-Boeing” by Mark Camoleti & Beverley Cross
December: “Toad of Toad Hall”
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January: “Charley’s Aunt” by Brandon Thomas
February : “The Bridegroom Rose Early” by Michael Brett
March: “Sganerelle” by Molière
June: “Make me a Widow” by David Ellis
October:“No Return” by Kathleen Palmer
Christmas: “Double Yolk”
Summer: “Lucky Strike” by Michael Brett
May: “See how they run”
December: “Alice in Wonderland”
March: “Dial ‘M’ for Murder” by Frederick Knott
1-act Play Festival in Guernsey “The Rats” by Agatha Christie
August & September: Son et Lumiere “The Tempest” by William Shakespeare
“Blithe Spirit” by Noel Coward
May: “Plantiff in a Pretty Hat” by Hugh & Margaret Williams
1-act Play Festival in Guernsey “The Inheritance”
March: “Home at Seven” by R.C. Sherriff
April: “Pools Paradise” by Philip King
January: “A Clean Kill” by Michael Gilbert
July: “White Sheep of the Family” by L. du Garde Peach & Ian Hay
February: “Murder at the Festival”
April: “The Grass is Greener” by Hugh & Margaret Williams
December:Christmas Old Tyme Musical Hall
“A Doctor’s Invention”
June: “A Song without Words”
June: “The Cat and the Cream” by William Dinner
August: The Withering Look
December: Variety Show & Concert
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May: “Ladies in Retirement” by Edward Percy and Reginald Denham
December: “The Inheritance”
July: “Widows are Dangerous” by June Garland
May: “Dark Road” (1-act play) by Kathleen Palmer
“Mr. Twemlow is not Himself” (1-act comedy) by Philip Johnson
June: “Dark Road” by Kathleen Palmer – performed in Guernsey
December: Edwardian Evening
February:3-act comedy “Haul for the Shore” by Jean McConnell
August: “It Wont’ be a Stylish Marriage” by A.P. Dearsley
April: Play Night at the Lyceum
“Wife Required” by Falkland Cary and Philip King
“The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W. Jacobs
August: “Crime by Persuasion” by Cyril J. Burton
“All is not Gold” by Frank Vosper December: “Triangle Drama”, “The Park Bench” and “The Perfect Pair”
February: First 3-act play in 30 years! “Fools Rush in” by Kenneth Horne
August: “If this be Error” by Rachel Grieve
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April: Play Night at the Lyceum
“Wow Wow” by Basil Charlton
“Green Grow the Cabbages” by Philip Johnson
“An African Angle” by Garden Peach
March: Play Night at the Lyceum
“Dark Brown” by Philip Johnson
“The Man in the Bowler Hat” by A.A. Milne
“The Bugginses Picnic” by Mabel /Constanduros and Michael Hogan
August: Play Night at the Lyceum “Anticlockwise”
“El Dorado” by Bernard Gilbert
“The Fell Arrest” by Lesbia Scott presented by The Guild Players
“Have a go” evening of entertainment
Entertainment/talent shows – singing, dancing, games and solo performances