Drama

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.

For further information ring our Group Leaders or Coordinator.

Drama Group Autumn Shows

There are still tickets available for Friday 20th October.

We have sold out for Saturday but you can put your name on the waiting list in case there are cancellations.  Contact John and Megan on 01695 578207 or Jackie on 01695 227503.

We look forward to seeing you.

Drama Group Spring Shows

28th and 29th April at Aughton Village Hall.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Tickets will be available from Horizons or from any member of the Drama Group early in March

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We look forward to seeing you on 21st or 22nd October at Aughton Village Hall.  

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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.

Summer social-On Parade

Drama group joins the choir

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.

Some previous productions

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.

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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.

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Some pictures of previous perfomances

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‘Camp Confidence’ which was produced in May 2011


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Two scenes from the drama group production in Spring 2010

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An Edwardian Music Hall evening which played to packed houses in early May 2008

Acting Up

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

A review of “The Persephone Affair”

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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