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The Argyle Players

Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads featuring three monologues...

A Chip in the Sugar, Soldiering On and Her Big chance

Venue – The Tovey Hall, Central United Reformed Church, Grove Street, Bath BA2 6PJ

Dates – Wednesday, 2nd August to Saturday, 5th August 2017   Doors open 7.00 pm   Curtain up 7.30 pm

Tickets - £10 from Bath Box Office, Visitor Information Centre, Abbey Churchyard, Bath  T (01225) 463362

               E: boxoffice@bathfestivals.org.uk  W: www.bathboxoffice.org.uk

General Enquiries (01225) 423866

Facebook: argyleplayersbath  Twitter: @argyleplayers

W: www.argyleplayersbath.yoursps.com




Following last year’s success when they went to the British Final, The Bristol Festival was won by St Alban’s Players ( who also won Best Director, Best Actor, Best Decor and Best Youth Performance) and go forward to the Wessex Division Quarter Final at Burnham-on-Sea.

Portishead Young Players were the winning youth team with ‘Happily Ever After ...?’ and go forward to the Five Counties Youth Drama Festival at The Olympus Theatre on 29th April.

Full Results

1st Place Trophy -  St Alban’s Players
2nd Place Trophy – Oldland Players
3rd Place Trophy – Sodbury Players
Chris Jaeger Award for Best Director – Wendy Withers (St Alban’s Players)
Best Actor – David Evans (St Alban’s Players)
Best Actress – Lisa Stapleton (Oldland Players)
Best Supporting Actor – Paul MacLeod (UWE Drama Society)
KP Badges & Trophies Best Moment of Theatre award – Portishead Young Players
Les Solomon Décor Award – St Alban’s Players
Jim English Costume Award – Oldland Players
Caroline Phillips Award (Winning Youth Group) – Portishead Young Players
Dawn Barrah Award (Most Promising Youth Performance) – Siena Jackson-Wolfe (St Alban’s Players)
Joan Pickthall Award (Best Original Play) – ‘36’ by Rite Jenkins (UWE Drama Society)
Charles Cash Award Trophy (Adjudicator’s Choice) – Josh Moore (Your Call Theatre Group)



Crystal Girls


A Brand New Musical performed by AliCaT Children and Theatre Seniors

Written by Cassie Brooks & AliCaT Children and Theatre


Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th July 2017 @ 7.30pm

Venue: Backwell Playhouse

Tickets: £9 Adults £7 Children

Box Office: Susie 01275 791275 or susie@alicat .me



‘Crystal Girls’ is a musical adventure that follows 3 rival school girls whose lives are turned upside down after discovering that they alone have the power to save everything we know and much more.

Meeting strange and mysterious characters along their way, they discover more about themselves than they anticipated in their desperate attempt to return to the life they knew before they were whisked away into something that resembled a dream.

With the clock ticking and with all at stake, can they see past their own lives to save the lives of everyone else and all that we know?



AliCaT Children and Theatre Summer Workshops

31 July – 4 August 2017 (Age 7+)

7 – 11 August 2017 (Age 11+)

Backwell Playhouse Theatre Company

28 – 30 September 2017 - A One Act Play ‘The Donoghue Sisters’

By Geraldine Aaron

January 2018 - A Grand Family Pantomime!



Backwell Playhouse

Backwell Playhouse is a charming, intimate theatre in the south of Bristol. It boasts a strong and talented in house theatre company and a thriving film club as well as a stream of visiting companies and classes, all nestled within the heart of Backwell.

The Playhouse is a unique space, with 99 seats raking to an open and flexible performance area. The space has been used for plays, dance recitals, music performances, films and presentations. It's even hosted productions in the round! With full technical facilities, backstage amenities and bar & foyer area, Backwell Playhouse truly is an amazing theatre.

If you are interested in hiring the Playhouse for your event please contact our

Bookings Manager, Alan Johnson (01275 462621).


The Backwell Playhouse Theatre Company produce at least three productions each year, all of which are challenging to both cast and audience and are always of the highest quality and entertainment. The Playhouse Theatre Company is always looking for keen and enthusiastic people to join the group. Whether you would like to help backstage, front of house or perform on stage, anyone is welcome; no experience required. If you would like to join or find out more please contact our Artistic Director, Terry Milton (0117 964 1723 or termol.home@virgin.net)


An entirely voluntary enterprise, the Playhouse is a charity that aims to advance the education of the public in the Arts, in particular the Arts of Drama and Literature. We are only successful in this venture by the hard work and dedication of those involved at the theatre. To become more involved with the Playhouse, please become a member. As a thank you for your membership, you are entitled to a discount on the in house productions.