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European Youth Drama

EDERED – European Youth Drama Encounter 31 July – 14 August 2016 in Poland and Germany The 2016 EDERED will be held in two countries – Gryfino, Poland ( and Joachimsthal, Germany ( The theme of the Encounter is ‘Fluid Boundaries’ and organisers hope that the participants will overcome old and new boundaries and together [...]

Chipstead Players Receives 5* Review

Chipstead Players’ Autumn production (Arsenic and Old Lace) receives 5* Review from Theo Spring for the Croydon Advertiser…   “Well, Chipstead Players, you certainly excelled yourselves with this production. Right from the moment the curtain opened onto that elaborate set with its long upstairs landing, the die of excellence was cast.   And speaking of [...]

Shakespeare Festival 23 – 31 July 2016, Ardèche-Drôme – France

Shakespeare Festival is a cultural project gathering young people from Théâtre du Sycomore and other young amateurs from different backgrounds and countries for meeting, sharing and cultural exchange. Organisers seek young amateur companies (16 – 30 years old) to participate in the Festival with theatre, dance or music to be performed indoors, outdoors or in [...]

A Celebration of the Life and Career of Roger Rees

On 1 November, The Questors celebrated the life and career of Roger Rees, a Vice-President for over 40 years, who died recently. Roger shot to fame with outstanding performances with the RSC in the 1970s and ’80s, including a memorable Nicholas Nickleby for which he won both an Olivier Award and a Tony Award. He [...]

Love Theatre Day

#LoveTheatreDay – a 24 hour online celebration of all things stage On Wednesday 18 November, theatres, amateur groups, arts companies and audiences from across the UK and beyond will take part in the second #LoveTheatreDay on Twitter, run in partnership by the Guardian Culture Professionals Network, Twitter UK and CultureThemes. As with last year’s event, [...]