Time of my Life by Alan Ayckbourn

directed by Linda Connor September 2018

The Railway Children

18th and 19th March 2016

It’s Full Steam Ahead for Centre Stage! Buy your tickets now!

Centre Stage’s first production of 2016 will be the well loved story “The Railway Children”. Based on the original book by E Nesbit, this new stage version by Mike Kenny has been playing to rave reviews at London’s Kings Cross Station, complete with a full sized steam train! We can’t promise a real train, but we will be offering a heart warming family show that will appeal to both adults and children alike. Railway enthusiasts won’t miss out either as there will also be a model train layout for them to admire. We will be performing on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th March and will include a matinee on the Saturday. Tickets will be available in the New Year so keep an eye out for further details on posters and on the website.

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Laying the Ghost

30th and 31st October 2015

LAYING THE GHOST, is a witty and uproarious play written by Simon Williams (Upstairs, Downstairs) and directed by Chris Hunnisset.


The play is set in Yew Tree House, a retirement home for actors and actresses. The plot revolves around an ex-actress, Margot Buchanan (Linda Connor) and a wonderful collection of interesting characters. Sir Leo Buchanan (Mike Downes) is Margot’s ex-husband and is a philanderer and womaniser. Unfortunately he suffers a fatal heart attack, and the scene is set for much chaos and hilarity as his ghost appears, anxious to sort out matters between his three women!

Laying the Ghost

Triple Cross

June 2015

An original piece written for Centre Stage by two members of the group.

Centre Stage proudly presents a musical play in two Acts that spans the history of one family in South London over the past 100 years.

The show has received a hugely positive response from the audience and from critics. See the independent review that said Triple Cross was “thought provoking and enjoyable”.

Triple Cross

Frankenstein The Panto!

January 2015

Our pantomime in January is a hilarious action-packed entertainment suitable for all ages.

Characters ranging from the dotty Professor Crackpot to a toothless vampire who is frightened of his mummy! Add to the mix a party of schoolgirls to whom havoc is second nature, an oversized dog, an orphaned girl and a handsome prince and the stage is set. Far from being scary Frankie becomes the hero .

Look out for our competition to ‘Find Frankie’, more about that later!

Sadly we can only have the Heart of England School for 1 weekend so be sure to BOOK EARLY.

Dates are Friday January 23rd, 7.30, Sat 24th 2.30 and 7.30 and Sun 25th 2.30


The Bodenham Romp

September 2014

This play is exactly what is says on the tin, it’s a fun packed frolic, a story of country folk living in the village of Bodenham, (a village not far from Hereford)

 As the annual May fair approaches the villagers are in high spirits as to what pranks and games might be played upon their neighbours. Poor Simon Skinner and his wife are the target of the frivolities all played out in harmless fun from the pen of Jessica Fraser.

The play won best one act play when it was first published in 1965 and has stood the test of time as great plays often do, and we at Centre Stage are proud to perform it ‘in the round’ as part of the Balsall Common September festivities.

Produced and directed by Julia Newman