Lovelace Theatre Group
The Lovelace Theatre Group puts on three productions a year and has a long history dating back to the late 1960’s. We perform at the John Godber Centre in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire. The building is a converted church hall which has a purpose built stage complete with licenced bar. There’s rumoured to be a ghost wandering about backstage too!
So, how did it all start? Well, in 1968 a teacher called David Henty came to live in Hucknall. When he discovered that there was no drama group in the town he decided to form one to showcase the talent of Hucknall and beyond. The church hall was the promised venue and with borrowed money he staged a grand performance of ‘Cinderella’ and so the Hucknall Dramatic Society was born…
The group has gone from strength to strength and one production to the next. Now each year the holds a pantomime and two other productions. These have ranged from ‘Famous One Morning’ by Isabel Butterfield; a play about the life of Lord Byron, to ‘Our Day Out’ by Willy Russell, and most traditional pantomimes including ‘Hansel and Gretel'(2005).
In 1995, the group attracted a capacity audience for a 1940’s musical production to celebrate the 50th anniversary of VE Day at the Festival Hall, Kirkby in Ashfield and three performances at the Lovelace Theatre.
Following the touring performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Play for the Nation; the professional company will be returning to Stratford-upon-Avon for a series of performances with each amateur group in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
Extra Stratford performances for this group
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