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08 Dec

ACT Spotlight Awards 2022

Congratulations to all those nominated this year for the ACT Spotlight Awards. We are delighted to announce the following winners:

Joanne Shepherd – Most Accomplished Actress in a Comedy – Dirty Dusting

Paddy Darnell-Walsh – Most Original Cameo Role Actor in a Comedy – Dirty Dusting

Ryan Coe & Will Gedling – Most Original Comic Duo – Loot

We had a wonderful evening at the awards thank you to all the organisers at ACT.

14 Nov

ACT Spotlight Drama Award Winners!

On Friday night we attended the ACT Spotlight Drama Awards 2021 and we are delighted to announce we came away with 4 awards as follows. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees and thank you to ACT for such a wonderful evening!

Pearce Darnell-Walsh – Society Official of the Year 2021

Joanne Shepherd – Most Challenging Role (Hilary, The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband)

Carolanne Connolly / The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband – Most Accomplished Overall Production for a Comedy

One Man, Two Guv’nors – Gold Award for Outstanding Achievement in Drama

06 May

Our 2021/22 Season Plays!

We are thrilled to release details of our 2021/22 ‘Season of Laughter’…
“Loot” by Joe Orton (Directed by Paddy D-W) 22-25 September, 2021
“The Hound of the Baskervilles” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Adapted by Steven Canny & John Nicholson (Directed by Clive Stack) 17-20 November, 2021
“The Steamie” by Tony Roper (Directed by Joanne Shepherd) 9-12 March, 2022
“Dirty Dusting” by Ed Waugh & Trevor Wood (Directed by Claire St Pierre) 18-21 May, 2022
Play readings will take place in play order on the evenings of 8th, 10th, 15th & 17th June via Zoom.
Save the dates, more info to come. Newcomers very welcome. 🎭
31 Oct


Our next production of Debbie Isitt’s black comedy, ‘The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband’ is on at the Blackburn Empire Theatre on 20th to 23rd November, 2019.

Kenneth and Hilary have been married nearly twenty years, but as middle age approaches, Ken finds himself in the arms of another woman. Laura appears to be everything that is missing from Ken’s life with Hilary – young, slim, attractive and a vibrant free spirit – but his little fling quickly becomes desperately out of hand. Juggling the affections of two women, he is soon forced to confront the truth and leaves Hilary for Laura. Only one problem… Laura can’t cook. As time passes, Kenneth mourns the loss of Sunday roasts and haute cuisine, and the life he once knew. When Hilary invites Ken and Laura over the dinner, he readily accepts, unaware of what delicacies Hilary plans to serve. The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband is a highly entertaining exploration of the old adage, “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”!

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