Past Productions

Anybody for Tea?

by G B Gilford

(16 September 2015, Brentwood Theatre)

Staged as part of the 67th Brentwood Catholic Theatre Club's annual one-act Drama Festival.

Directed by Wendi Sheard​

Nominations & Awards

Best Supporting Actress: Paula Harris Brett - Winner

Best Actor: Martin Wilderspin - Nominated​

The Gut Girls

by Sarah Daniels

(28 - 30 May 2015, South Weald Parish Hall)

Directed by Martin Wilderspin​

The women of Deptford Foreign Cattle Market are up to their elbows in the guts of animals, working twelve or thirteen hours a day preparing meat for London's butcher shops. And what thanks do they get for their efforts? Not much, but they are well paid. Which is good, as it means they can afford to buy a decent hat and spend their precious free time having a laugh and drink.

Of course, not everyone thinks this the best way for a woman to earn a living, especially when the conditions are unlikely to breed good manners. So, when one well-to-do lady decides to improve things, the Gut Girls find themselves having to adjust to a new way of life.

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The Hanbury's of Hylands House

by Hayley Joanne Bacon

(4 October 2014, Brentwood Theatre / 18 October 2014, Hylands House)

Enter your text here...Conceived for the St Francis Hospice 30th Anniversary Gala Ball this series of historically inspired monologues introduced the audience to the inhabitants of Hylands in the 1930s.

Bleak Practice - A Murder Mystery

by Michelle Gouldie & Peter Mason

(10 October 2014, Fairkytes Arts Centre)

A busy General Practice can be hard work to manage, but when you have a good team of people, you can be confident that everything will run smoothly.

Neighbourhood Watch

by Alan Ayckbourn

(4, 6 & & June 2014, Brentwood Theatre)

No Sight Worth Seeing

by Hayley Joanne Bacon

(11 March 2014, Chingford Assembly Hall)

A original one-act drama by inspired by "Green Eyes" (or "No Sight Would Be Worth Seeing") by Tennessee Williams.


by Stephen Scheurer-Smith

(20 September 2013, Brentwood Theatre)

A one-act comedy staged as part of the Brentwood Catholic Theatre Club Drama Festival 2013.

Nominations and Awards

Winner: Catherine Babester

Angela Marshall Award for Up & Coming Talent Under 25

Calendar Girls

(Based on the Miramax Motion Picture by Tim Firth & Juliette Towhidi)

by Tim Firth

(19 - 21 June 2013, Brentwood Theatre)

Jump the Broomstick

Dramaturge - Hayley Joanne Bacon

by Ad Hoc Players (a devised piece)

(Saturday 23 March 2013)

A new play devised by the group especially for entry into the 2013 Waltham Forest Festival of Theatre. The production started life with a detailed period of research and development, before members of the group worked on improvisations around two very different marriages to create the play.

Nominated: Best New Writing

Passion & Panto - A Murder Mystery!

by The Murder & Mayhem Group

(Friday 14 September 2012)

This year's production of Cinderella is about to go off with a bang… but not the kind of bang they were expecting!

Only minutes into their performance, the cast and crew of the Locking Stumps Amateur Dramatic Society are shocked to discover that one of the group members has been murdered! Given the location of the crime (backstage), its clear that none of the audience could have done it, so who exactly is the murderer?

This production was staged as a fundraiser for the group and raised just over £400, which will go towards the costs of our next show - thank you to all who attended!

Don't Dress For Dinner

by Marc Camoletti (Adapted by Robin Hawden)(30 May - 2 June & 11 June 2012)

Nominations and Awards

HAC Peripatetic Festival of Full Length Plays 2012

Nominated: Best Supporting Actress - Susie Purkiss

Nominated: Best Supporting Actor - Gary Catlin

Thurrock Drama Festival 2012

Nominated: Best Supporting Actor - Gary Catlin

Nominated: Best Supporting Actress - Adriana Cassali

Kicked Into Touch - A Murder Mystery

by Michelle Gouldie and Peter Mason

(26 November 2011)

When an EGM is called at the Upper Ramsbottom Rugby Club it's clear that the meeting is not going to go smoothly. As the tension builds and the drink flows, hidden secrets are revealed, but surely no one would resort to murder?

A one-off production of an unsporting murder mystery, staged as a fundraiser for the group.

Garlic and Lavender

by Neil Warburton

(23 September 2011)

When Dolly and Clara respond to an advert in 'The Lady' and leave the safety of Tunbridge Wells for a holiday with Count Drackenberg in Upper Kolbenblitz, it seems that nothing will stop them meeting a decidedly unpleasant end.

With a host of strange villagers, the mysterious spirit of a vengeful (French) wench and renowned Vampire expert Dr Lutz also in the area, only the love of a plucky Englishman with a silver spoon can save the day!

A delightfully silly comedy performed by the group in the 2011 Brentwood Catholic Theatre Club Drama Festival of One Act Plays.

Nominations and Awards

Winners: Best Costume

Winners: The Michael Dennis Award (Adjudicator's Choice)

Hayley Joanne Bacon, Jenny Lee and Ian Russell as 'The Three Yokels'

Really Old, Like Forty Five

by Tamsin Oglesby

(8 - 11 June 2011)

This challenging play, first staged at the National Theatre in January 2010 and never before staged by an amateur theatre company, looks at the difficulties we all face as we grow older through various generations of a family.

The warm family drama is neatly counterbalanced by the machinations of government officials, keen to find solutions to the problems of teenagers with no strong parental guidance and too many elderly people on the streets "with no function".

Staged at Brentwood Theatre from 8 - 11 June 2011, this production was also included in the Havering Arts Council peripatetic full length drama festival.

If you missed the show, or saw it and would like a record of it, you can purchase a copy via our Box Office. The two disc package includes the full production as well as audition footage, outtakes, the visuals used in the show, production photos and a number of scenes with BSL sign interpretation.

Nominations and awards

Best actress - Shealagh Dennis as 'Lyn' (nominated)

Best performance in a minor role - Kirsty Stoddart as 'Mimi' (nominated)

Angela Marshall Youth Award - Georgina Hayworth as 'Millie' (nominated) / Andrew Spong as 'Dylan' (nominated)

Angela Marshall Award for Adventurous Endeavour in Drama (nominated)

Turner's Lunch

by Nick Wilkes

(2 April 2011)

A one act comedy performed as part of the 2011 Southend on Sea Drama Festival.

Nominations and awards

'Best Comedy' (nominated)

Hand in Glove

by Eddie Coleman

(September 2010)

A one act comedy performed as part of the 2010 Brentwood Catholic Theatre Club Drama Festival.

Nominations and awards

Best actor - Matt Jones as 'Fraser' (nominated)

Spirit of the Festival - Hayley Joanne Bacon - Director/'Tanya' (Winner)

Indian Summer

by Lucy Maurice

(September 2009)

A one act comedy performed as part of the 2009 Brentwood Catholic Theatre Club Drama Festival.

The Scottish Play

by Graham Holliday

(October 2009/March 2010)

Full length production, originally staged at Brentwood Theatre in October 2009, then re-staged in March 2010 at Fairkytes, Hornchurch as part of the 2010 HAC Peripatetic Full Length Festival.

Nominations and awards

Best performance in a minor role - Hayley Joanne Bacon as 'Fiona' (nominated)


by Michael Frayn

(March 2009)

A one act comedy performed as part of the 2009 Southend on Sea Drama Festival.

Nominations and awards

Best performance in a supporting role - Jim Grant and Mairaide Williams as the American couple (nominated)

Cunning Stunts

by Eddie Coleman

(September 2008)

A one act comedy performed as part of the 2008 Brentwood Catholic Theatre Club Drama Festival.