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2 Oxford Road
Essex CO11 1BP
Tel: 01206 391309

Sadly, we had to cancel our spring production this year. Much of the preparatory work had been done and rehearsals were under way prior to the Covid-19 lockdown. So, health restrictions permitting, we will be staging it as our first planned production of 2021.

The Thrill of Love

By Amanda Whittington

NEW Provisional dates: 28th June to 3rd July 2021

Directed by Ben Maytham

A hostess in the West End ‘gentlemen’s clubs’, Ruth Ellis works hard, plays hard and dreams of a movie-star life. Yet in 1955, the self-styled ‘blonde bombshell’ is convicted of murder and becomes the last woman to be hanged in Great Britain.

Ruth’s crime is re-examined in the light of the society she lived in and the experiences that led to her shooting her lover. Through the eyes of film noir Detective Inspector Gale – and the haunting voice of Billie Holiday – The Thrill of Love explores the enigma of Ruth Ellis: a woman whose short but explosive life still resonates.

Box Office

Once we are able to, we will announce details for the opening of the box office.

Manifest Junior and Youth Groups

We had planned to restart our Junior/Youth Group sessions in September, but we are now looking at November. We’re sure you have all been missing these sessions. We look forward to welcoming you back and will confirm this with you all personally soon.

2021 Memberships

Due to the disruption of our activities this year, all 2020 paid up members will be able to enjoy the benefit of free membership in 2021.

The Rest of This Year

Despite the current restrictions we are doing our best to be optimistic. Dates for your diaries, subject to HM Government guidelines are:


Unfortunately now postponed until 2021

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Movie

Rock Horror

Director: Jim Sharman
Starring: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick

Rating R - Comedy, Musical


Movie Tickets

Tickets are £10 to include various goodies to help the evening swing. Non members will have to join for an additional £2

Doors open 7pm, showing starts 7.30pm