We are a very active, happy and friendly group and welcome new members, not only actors and singers, but also back-stage people who can sew, paint, or are handy with a hammer.
|Scout & Guide HQ/Aughton Village Hall|
|Wednesdays at Scout & Guide HQ and Fridays at Aughton Village Hall|
|1.30 pm - 4.00pm|
- Leaders: John and Megan Tomlinson - 01695 578207
- Coordinator: Diane Higgins - 01704 226651
The Drama Group rehearses at the above location and times.
We present two productions a year usually with a one-act play in the first half and a variety of entertainment in the second half although we now include a Murder Mystery play from time to time.
Our next production:
Friday 13th April and Saturday 14th April: ‘A Fate Worse Than Death’ by Kerry Rooney.
Last year the Drama Group were asked for volunteers to take part in a short film being made by Edge Hill University students. The film, “Take Care” is now available to view on youtube and stars Jackie Roscoe and Maureen Bridge. Congratulations to both of them.
Sorry – tickets for Friday and Saturday now sold out.
*If you wish to put your name on a waiting list please contact Jackie Roscoe on 01695 227503 or Megan and John Tomlinson on 01695 578207
In January 2018 we were invited to entertain the Sunday Social Group with “Radio Aughton – Live (well almost)”, so thank you very much to Val Bullen and her team for inviting us. We had a great afternoon.
We had a great time at the Summer Social on 2nd July. After a splendid afternoon tea we performed “On Parade” a sketch by one of our group, Ken Skimming.
We were delighted to be invited by the U3A choir to perform at their “Summer Serenade” on 11th June at Aughton Village Hall.
We presented 2 sketches by Kerry Rooney – “Lost at Sea” and “Everything in Moderation” and a monologue written by Steve Morris, Northern Bye Bye Blues”.
The audience were very appreciative and we all enjoyed the evening.
Lost at Sea
Everything in Moderation
As a change from our usual format we presented a Murder Mystery Night at Aughton Village Hall in November 2014. Thank you to everyone supporting this event. Here is a photo of the cast in rehearsal.
Did you spot the murderer?
Our show on 27th and 28th June 2014 at Aughton Village Hall – “In the Mood” and “A Continental Journey”
We presented the World Premier of “In the Mood”, a one act play by Frank Gibbons who attended the Saturday show. The play was followed by “A Continental Journey”, a variety of music, comedy, sketches and dance.
Some pictures of previous perfomances
‘Camp Confidence’ which was produced in May 2011
|Two scenes from the drama group production in Spring 2010
An Edwardian Music Hall evening which played to packed houses in early May 2008
Last year five of our members attended the first session of a pilot scheme called “Acting Up”. This was run by Kaleidoscope, a Northern Ireland professional theatre company and was held at the Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester. Representatives of several other U3A Drama or Play Reading groups from the North West region also attended. Continue reading
Drama Group – Whodunnit?
It was ‘all aboard’ the S S Persephone when the Drama Group presented ‘The Persephone Affair’ – a murder mystery – in Aughton Village Hall, which was attended on Saturday evening by the play’s author Kevin Green.
The Hall was transformed for the evening into the liner’s first class lounge thus ensuring that the audience felt part of the plot. Continue reading