Welcome to Waterbeach Theatre Company. We put on two plays, a pantomime and a short drama festival entry each year, and have won many awards. Why not become a Friend (it's free!), and receive a regular newsletter and other benefits. Alternatively, why not consider joining the group - we're always delighted to welcome new members!
Welcome to Waterbeach Theatre Company. We put on two plays, a pantomime and a short drama festival entry each year, and have won many awards. Why not become a Friend (it's free!), and receive a regular newsletter and other benefits. Alternatively, why not consider joining the group - we always welcome new members!

Panto

24th-26th January 2019

A fun-filled family pantomine penned by Julie Petrucci and Chris Shinn, telling the story of Jack, the Giant and the magic beans!

Spring

Our 2019 Festival Entry The Taxi Driver's Princess by Michael Husband. Open Auditions will be held on Tuesday 11th December.
Our 2019 Spring Production will be Hi-de-Hi directed by Julie Petrucci. Open Auditions will be held on Monday 4th February.

Autumn

6th-9th November 2019

"In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart"

Our Autumn production is The Diary of Anne Frank. Open Auditions will be held on Monday 3rd June.

 

24th-26th January 2019 at 7:30pm
Matinee Sat 26th January at 2:30pm

Jack and the Beanstalk by Chris Shinn and Julie Petrucci
Directed by Holly Collas

Things are not at all well in Candlerise. As if a spate of robberies in nearby Larkford wasn't bad enough the robbers now seem to have moved closer to home. Constable Dunstable (Simon Closton) has his suspicions about who the culprits are but cannot catch the masters of disguise Grabbit (John Meredith) and Leggit (James Windle) in the act. But help may be at hand in the form of a new Trainee Community Police Officer (Eliza Buchanan).

Meanwhile there is more bad news for the Candlerisers: the new A14 will pass right through the village. The mysterious Laurence Loada-Lolly (Gareth Atkinson) has the plans and it's definitely going ahead, in fact straight through Dame Trott's (Chris Shinn) cottage. Desperate measures are called for and it looks as if Buttercup the cow (Steve Harmer and Michael Husband) will have to go. This leads her son Jack (Kattreya Smith) and the Mayor's (Penny Clay) daughter Annie (Jess Hamill) into an adventure that will change the lives of everyone.

Will they escape the giant's (Roland Beevor) clutches? How can housekeeper Mrs Big (Tina Seeley) help them? Why is an old lady (Vicky Hingley) so insistent on giving Jack a few beans? And where does a talking chicken (Emma Bolton-Luckie) fit into it all?

To find the answers and join in the fun come along to Waterbeach school between January 24 and 26 at 7.30pm with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm

 

Tuesday 11th December at 7:30pm

at The Sun Inn, Waterbeach

Auditions for The Taxi Driver's Princess
our 2019 Festival entry by Michael Husband
directed by Chris Hindley

The Taxi Driver's Princess written by Michael Husband, is a gripping drama which deals with obsession, rejection, a missing daughter and a father under police investigation!
Open auditions will be held at the upstairs room of The Sun Inn on Waterbeach Green.

Characters

Simon Thompsonfather (50yrs)
Trisha Thompsonstepmother to Sarah-Jane (50yrs)
Sarah-Janedaughter (16yrs)
DS CollinsSenior Investigating officer (Any age/gender)
DC AllinsonYounger Investigating officer (Any age/gender)

Interested? Please contact director Chris Hindley for further details cjhh@bas.ac.uk.

15th-18th May at 7:30pm

HI-DE-HI
based on the classic TV series by Jimmy Perry & David Croft
Adapted for the stage by Paul Carpenter & Ian Gower
directed by Julie Petrucci

It's the start of a new season and founder Joe Maplin announces that he is setting up a camp in the Bahamas and needs female Yellowcoats to go and work there. The annual "Miss Yellowcoat" competition will decide who. Imagine the rivalry! Camp cleaner Peggy, meanwhile, is thrilled at the prospect of a vacancy for a new Yellowcoat and convinces Entertainment Manager Jeffrey that she is the ideal candidate for the job. Ted is forced to employ numerous money-making schemes when his ex-wife turns up at the camp with a bailiff in tow and Yvonne and Barry Stuart-Hargreaves send the rumour mill into its usual overdrive when Gladys is overheard escorting Jeffrey into his chalet late one evening. Hi-De-Hi, Campers!

Open Auditions will be held on Monday 4th February at 7:30pm at Waterbeach School Hall.
Characters range in age from 20 to 65 and are as follows:

Gladys Pugh Head Yellowcoat
Sylvia GarnseyYellowcoat - after Glady's job
Betty WhistlerYellowcoat
GaryYellowcoat
DawnYellowcoat
Tracy BrentwoodYellowcoat
Peggy OllerenshawChalet Maid
Jeffrey FairbrotherEntertainment's Officer
Fred Quillyex-Jockey
Yvonne Stuart-Hargreavesex-Ballroom Dancing Champion
Barry Stuart-Hargreavesex-Ballroom Dancing Champion
Ted BovisCamp Comedian
Spike DixonYellowcoat Ted's sidekick
Mr Partridgechild-hating Punch & Judy Man
Hilary Bovis Ted's ex-wife
Bailiff
Mr Pritchardholidaymaker
For more information please contact Julie at julie.petrucci@btinternet.com.

 

6th-9th November 2019 at 7:30pm

The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett

adapted by Wendy Kesselman
Directed by Chris Shinn

An impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic, the play captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence. In this powerful adaptation, Anne Frank emerges from history a living, intensely gifted young girl, who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with honesty, wit and determination.

Open Auditions will be held on Monday 3rd June at 7:30pm at Waterbeach School Hall.

Characters are as follows:

Anne Frankteenage girl
Otto FrankAnne's Father (35-50)
Edith FrankAnne's Mother (35-50)
Margot FrankAnne's older Sister
Miep GiesFemale (35-50)
Peter Van Daanyoung teenage boy
Mr Van DaanPeter's Father (35-50)
Mrs Van DaanPeter's Mother (35-50)
Mr KralerMale (35 - 50)
Mr DusseMale (35 -50)
For more information please contact Chris at chrisjshinn@btinternet.com.
Waterbeach Theatre Company
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