Poulton Drama is an award-winning amateur dramatic society, performing three plays a year in various locations across the Fylde Coast, including Blackpool Grand Theatre and Thornton Little Theatre.
Our past productions include the hilarious and multiple award-winning Vicar of Dibley, the heart-wrenching Blood BrothersI and Arthur Miller’s classic The Crucible.
We are a diverse and friendly group and welcome new members to take on acting roles, or to help out with all aspects of theatre including set design, sound, lighting, costume design, front of house and publicity. We also have a buzzing social calendar which includes regular theatre visits, quiz nights and our infamous after show parties.
Poulton Drama is NODA affiliated and our plays and members have received multiple NODA Awards through the years. Most recently, Michael Holdsworth took home the Best Actor accolade for his role at Leontes in Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale.
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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The Grand Theatre was opened on July 23, 1894, by Thomas Sergenson, Blackpool’s first successful theatrical manager.
Sergenson immediately dubbed the theatre ‘Matcham’s Masterpiece’, a title that is even more merited now that there are few surviving examples of the work of Frank Matcham, the leading Victorian theatre architect.