In 1994, Alan Ayckbourn wrote his first supernatural play Haunting Julia, which was a play for three male actors. Alan was asked on number of occasions whether he would ever consider writing a companion piece with an all female cast, hence Snake in the Grass. It's not as overtly supernatural as Haunting Julia, it is essentially a thriller with some black humour. It was described in the Sunday Times as " A creepily, scarily, eerily enjoyable evening." Don't miss it at the Gladstone Theatre ! ... See MoreSee Less
We still have a charity night available for our March play, The Lion in Winter. This is an excellent opportunity to raise some funds, and in the past our charity evenings have made over £1000. If you run a charity and are interested, or you know of one that might be, please get in touch with us right away and we can give you all the details. You can send us a message through this facebook page, or email our secretary at : email@example.com ... See MoreSee Less
It would be great if you considered The Eye Fund as your chosen charity. It is a local charity supporting people of all ages who have failing vision. Check out the website for contact details.
Thanks very much. 👍
Port Sunlight Players are staging Oscar Wilde's classic comedy 'The Importance of Being Earnest ' next week at the Gladstone Theatre from 21st to 23rd June. There are a lot of familiar actors in it from previous BDS shows, so if you have a free evening, (or want to get away from the Football!), go down and support them. ... See MoreSee Less
Following the recent auditions for our coming season of plays, we are pleased to be able to announce the cast lists. Our thanks to everybody who auditioned for us.The cast lists are also now on our website.
Snake in the Grass
Annabel Chester : Caroline Kay Alice Moody : Paula Condliffe-Hughes Miriam Chester : Marie Williams
Director David Oliver
The Lion in Winter
Henry II : Nick Sample Eleanor of Aquitaine : Vicki Totten Richard (The Lionheart) : William O'Neill John (later King John) : Tim Patenall Geoffrey : Conor Anderson Phillip II of France : Mike Jones Alais : Jenny Dewhirst
Director Caroline Kay
Miriam : Mari Hughes-Edwards Roger : David Oliver Bob : Brian Sumner Dennis : David Crosby Maggie : Jane Wing Kevin : Mike Jones Ginnie : Yvonne Bush-Downey Alex : Che Cullen Sharon : Jenny Dewhirst