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 for Rehearsals and Aughton Village Hall for Productions
Rehearsals - Wednesdays at Scout & Guide HQ and Fridays at Aughton Village Hall
2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Leaders: John and Megan Tomlinson   01695 578207

The Drama Group meets at the above locations and days / times for rehearsals.

See the Group Posts below for details of the Next Production (and some Past ones).

We normally 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 Murder Mysteries and full length plays from time to time.  All members and friends and family are welcome to attend.

Last Updated on April 5, 2022

Drama Group Production Tickets

There are still a few tickets available for Saturday 14th May for “Old Boilers”  followed by “End of the Pier Show” at Aughton Village Hall.

This is the latest production brought to you by the Drama Group for your entertainment!

Tickets are priced at £8.50 and are available at Horizons or by telephoning 01695 227503 or 01695 578207.

Supper is not included so don’t forget to bring along your own drinks, glasses and nibbles etc.

We look forward to seeing you.

Last Updated on May 16, 2022

Drama Group Next Production – May 2022

The next production for the Drama Group is a comedy play “Old Boilers” by Adrian Cale followed by “End of the Pier Show” at Aughton Village Hall on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th May.

Tickets are priced at £8.50 and are available at Horizons or by telephoning 01695 227503 or 01695 578207.

Supper is not included so don’t forget to bring along your own drinks, glasses and nibbles etc.

We look forward to seeing you.

Last Updated on May 19, 2022

Drama Group – “Death by Paintbrush”

Thank you to everyone who came to see our performances, in spite of the awful weather.  It was lovely to see so many guests had dressed in keeping with the era of the play.

The Drama Group appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you again next year.

Here are a few photos which Bill Soens kindly took for us during rehearsals.

Last Updated on January 27, 2022

Drama Group – update

We’re delighted to tell you that we now have new dates for “Death By “Paintbrush” – 26th and 27th November at Aughton Village Hall.

All tickets have now been sold but if you would like to add your name to the waiting list for cancellations please get in touch with Megan and John Tomlinson on 01695 578207.

Last Updated on September 29, 2021

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We are really disappointed that our planned production for April 2020 – “Death By Paintbrush” has had to be rescheduled.

We still don’t have a definite date when this will go ahead but as soon as we have more information we will let everyone know.

All April 2020 tickets will still be valid for the later performance and anyone unable to attend will be entitled to a refund.

Best wishes

Last Updated on May 7, 2021

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Our next production “Death by Paintbrush” will be on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th April at Aughton Village Hall.  Curtain up at 7.30.

The play is set in the 1920’s so please feel free to come dressed in the style of the time.

Tickets will go on sale on Thursday 5th March..

We look forward to seeing you.

Last Updated on February 28, 2020

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Here we are at the end of our dress rehearsal for “Christmas Pudding”.  We hope you came along and enjoyed the “live”performance.

No time to let the grass grow – we are now in rehearsal for our next performance “Death By Paintbrush”, a whodunnit set in the 1920’s

Looking forward to seeing you on 24th or 25th April at Aughton Village Hall, ready to do some sleuthing.

Last Updated on February 19, 2020

A Taste of Christmas Pudding

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Dates for your diaries – 29th and 30th November.

Come along and “taste” our recipe for A Christmas Pudding.

Don’t forget to bring your own drinks and glasses to celebrate the festive proceedings.

We look forward to seeing you.

If you wish you can pre book tickets by contacting Megan or Jackie on the numbers on the flyer above.

Last Updated on September 19, 2019

Drama Group 12th and 13th April

Tickets for Saturday 13th April are now sold out but some tickets for Friday 12th are still available.

Contact Jackie or Megan (227503 or 578207) or come to Horizons on Thursdays.

Last Updated on March 4, 2019

Busy times for Drama Group

It’s been a busy time for our group recently.

In October we had our Autumn Shows and in November we performed a medley of sketches, poems and songs at the Sunday Social.

We are now rehearsing for our Spring Show – “Two Weddings and a Confereence” which will be at Aughton Village Hall as usual and a supper will be included. So the dates for your diaries for next spring are:

12th and 13th April

Tickets cost £12, including the buffet supper.  We look forward to seeing you.

Last Updated on March 3, 2019

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In October at Aughton Village Hall we performed “Slim Chance” a one act play about a failing slimming club.  Anyone who has ever joined a slimming club would recognise some of the characters! This was followed by “Commemorate and Celebrate” when we paid tribute to the various historic events of 100 years ago and the period which followed.

Here are some photos of the revue:

Last Updated on December 13, 2018

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Thank you to everyone who came to see “A Fate Worse Than Death”.  We hope you enjoyed your evening. Here are a few reminders.

Our next production will be on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th October at Aughton Village Hall and we look forward to seeing you then.

Last Updated on August 24, 2018

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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.

Last Updated on March 25, 2018

Drama Group Summer 2016

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

Last Updated on February 14, 2018

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.

Last Updated on June 16, 2016

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

Last Updated on June 9, 2016

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

Last Updated on June 9, 2016

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

Last Updated on May 11, 2016