by Merlin Beedell
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Private Peaceful – tickets now on sale

This moving story of a First World War soldier by Michael Morpurgo is translated into a powerful, thought-provoking drama performed by the Wadhurst Youth Theatre group, WYTKidz, directed by Amanda Dann.

Private Peaceful‘ is the story of a 16 year old, First World War soldier, Tommo Peaceful, who is awaiting the firing squad at dawn.  The night before, he relives his joyful childhood at school, his adventures with Molly, the love of his life, and the injustices of the war that brought him to the front line.


The three performances are on:
·         Friday 16th November at 7.30pm
·         Sunday 18th November 1.30pm and at 6.30pm
Tickets: £8 adult, £5 children, under 5s free.  Family ticket 2 adults 3 children £25.
On sale now at Southern Cross Travel , High Street, Wadhurst
and online via TicketSource

by Merlin Beedell
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Bah Humbug! – the January 2019 show is announced…

Come and join the fun… of Scrooge and his enlightening adventures in thwonderfully scripted Bah Humbug! the Musical show.

Read-through & Open Auditions are on Sunday 22nd and 29th July at 2pm at the Wadhurst Commemoration Hall.

Stop press!!

 We’ve added another date to come along and hear about or audition for our production of Bah Humbug! So, if you can’t make the 22nd or 29th July, we will be in the Orchard Room on
Wednesday 25th July at 7pm

 If you intend to come on this evening, please email the director, Kay, at BahHumbugWadhurst@gmail.com as soon as possible so the necessary arrangements can be made. 

If you can’t make any of these dates but still want to be involved, please let Kay know and we’ll try and sort something out for early September when rehearsals start.

A joyous show for young & old – Please come along to see what it is all about.

by Merlin Beedell
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Allo’ Allo’ Tickets now available

Come along to see this hilarious and slightly naughty show. Book your tickets now!

Thur 24th; Fri 25th and Sat 26th May at 7:45pm
Plus a Matinée show on Sat 26th at 2:30pm

Tickets available via TicketSource (see Box Office link above for details)  or from

Southern Cross Travel
The Old Library, High Street, Wadhurst

by Merlin Beedell
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New Year Social & Fun Quiz

Friday 19 January in The Greyhound at 7.30pm.
Join us to banish the winter blues and welcome in the New Year with our get-together at The Greyhound.  There’ll be a chance to catch-up on all the latest news and then pitch your wits at a vaguely theatrically themed quiz – with a prize of course – over a drink and some nibbles.
Bring your friends and family to join the fun.       Everyone welcome.

by Merlin Beedell
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AGM 2017 – The results

At the end of November we had a good ol’ catch up and not only reviewed 2017 but looked forward to 2018 and beyond. We celebrated our two Accolades of Excellence awarded by NODA South East Region for WYTKidz’ Grease and WDC’s Way Out West In A Dress. John Bush, our president, presented the NODA certificates to the respective directors, Amanda Dann and Kay Sasada. They will hang on our new picture rail in the Orchard Room.
The elected committee are John Bush (President), Jan Lynam (Chair), Marianne Johnson (Treasurer), Catherine Whitehead (Vice Chair), Jill Haskell (Minutes Secretary), Dot Smytherman, Amanda Dann, Anneka Bones, Merlin Beedell, Russ Kirton, James Edwards, Paul Desrosiers and Penny Bones.

by Merlin Beedell
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Annual Review and AGM – 27th Nov

Annual Review/ AGM

Join us in the Commemoration Hall on Monday 27th November at 7.45pm
You are welcome at our annual catch up with drinks and nibbles where we review the last year and look forward to the next.
It’s a chance to offer your opinions and ideas – as well as meet up with everyone else.
If you’d like to join the committee, this is your opportunity to come on board.

by Merlin Beedell
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‘Allo ‘Allo readthrough – Friday 17th November

A sociable read-through on Friday 17th November at The Greyhound.

Join us for a relaxed read-through of ‘Allo ‘Allo with view to a production of this hilarious BBC1 sitcom in 2018.

In WW2 France, Rene Artois runs a small café where Resistance fighters, Gestapo men, German Army officers and escaped Allied POWs interact daily, ignorant of one another’s true identity or presence, exasperating Rene – and creating huge potential for laughter!

We will be in the Upper Room at The Greyhound in Wadhurst from 7.45pm (8pm start), so welcome any budding (or experienced!) actors to join us.

Or just come a long for a good giggle and sociable catch-up.

by Merlin Beedell
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Hairspray the musical – Read the Review!

The Noda review is now in! Photos and NODA Report

A vibrant and talented young cast will be taking to the Commemoration Hall stage at the end of October to bring you the scintillating and funny 60s musical, ‘Hairspray’.

In 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, plump teenager Tracy Turnblad’s dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance programme. When Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight, and meets a colourful array of characters, leading to social change as she campaigns for the show’s integration.
In 2003 the show won eight Tony Awards, including one for Best Musical, out of 13 nominations. It ran for 2,642 performances, and closed on January 4, 2009. Hairspray was adapted in 2007 as a musical film and also had a London West End production nominated for a record-setting eleven Laurence Olivier Awards, winning four including Best New Musical.


Tickets: £8 for adults, £5 for under 18s, £25 family ticket (2 adults & up to 3 children) – available from the beginning of October on TicketSource or from Southern Cross Travel on Wadhurst High St (right next to the Commem).
Special rates for groups of 10 or more – please contact Catherine c.m.whitehead@btinternet.com or on 01892 783384.
Performances start at 7.30pm on Thursday 26th, Friday 27th and Saturday 28th with a matinee at 2.30pm on Saturday 28th October.  Doors and bar open half an hour before curtain up.

We’ll have you dancing in the aisles, you’ll come away singing and wowed by the young talent we have in Wadhurst!

by Merlin Beedell
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Some great events in June..

Wadhurst Youth Theatre group are to present Hairspray this autumn…

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