Welcome

We are an amateur dramatic group, now celebrating our 40th year.

We present a pantomime every February and plays every May and October.

We raise money for local and distant charitable causes.

We are based in the beautiful Peak District of Derbyshire, United Kingdom.

Future Productions

Pygmalion

George Bernard Shaw took the title of his play ‘Pygmalion’ from a character in a Greek myth who fell in love with one of his own sculptures. First performed in 1913 the play follows the quest of Professor Henry Higgins after taking on a bet offered by a fellow linguist to pass off Eliza Doolittle as a Duchess within six months. There’s just a small problem – Eliza is a common Covent Garden flower seller whom Higgins describes a ‘squashed cabbage leaf’, and her manner of speech is somewhat far removed from that of genteel. Teaching Eliza to speak properly is one thing, teaching her how to be a lady is quite another.

More generally known from its adaptation into the musical ‘My Fair Lady’ this classic play is a comedy of manners, and a sharp lampoon of the rigid British class system of the day and a commentary on the growing struggle for women’s independence.

16th - 19th October 2019

Past Productions

Brush with a Body

15th - 18th May 2019

The Sword in the Stone

27th - 2nd March 2019

The Thrill of Love

17th - 20th October 2018

Pride and Prejudice

17th - 3rd June 2018

Alice in Wonderland

28th - 2nd March 2018

Nell Gwynn

11th - 14th October 2017