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The Actors’ Benevolent Fund 2014 Christmas Cards are now on sale. Click here to browse the selection of designs for this year – there are nine to choose from.  Last year’s cards are also available at the bargain price of £2.99 per pack.  Post and packing is free to UK addresses. All profits from [...]

Questors rename Playhouse the Judi Dench Playhouse

“This year marks the 50th anniversary of our main performance space – the Playhouse. As part of the anniversary celebrations your Board of Trustees is honoured and excited to announce that our President, Dame Judi Dench, has agreed to our proposal that the Playhouse be renamed as the Judi Dench Playhouse. Our Playhouse will be [...]

Welcome to the Bear Pit Theatre

The company was founded in 2008 to bring amateur arts, and in particular theatre, together in town and acquired its present premises, a former church hall, in 2012.     The Bear Pit Theatre has an auditorium seating 100 and presents 5 to 7 productions each season, recent plays include “When We Are Married”, “Talking Heads”, “Stepping [...]

Rabbie goes for a “wee dram”

On the 15th of March, 2014, the Theatre Royal Dumfries (home of the Guild of Players) commemorated a new chapter in its history by taking Robbie Burns to the pub for ‘a wee dram.’ The bust of Robert Burns, which has watched over the theatre stage since 1960, was the last artefact removed from the [...]

Conference Time at the LTG

It’s Conference Season again all over the UK and at the LTG it’s no exception. The next conference in the diary is the Northern Conference over the weekend of 10th to 12th October 2014 hosted by the Halifax Thespians at the Halifax Playhouse.  The Conferenec will include a great programme of workshops and a chance to mix with fellow members [...]