November 1990 saw the production of Alan Ayckbourn‘s comedy A Chorus of Disapproval
directed by Barbara Hickey. This show is another play within a play being about an amateur operatic company in rehearsal for the Beggar’s Opera.

According to research undertaken by Stephen Cummings for the book The Little Theatre That Roared, news reports stated that “Principals John Hickey and Terry Lay have been attracting much praise for their excellent work… as has female lead Jill Jay, who stepped into the role late in rehearsals and makes a delightful Hannah. Superb supporting performances are given by such fine actors as Alan & Hilda Bird, Sharyn Bailye and Penny Dilworth.”

Other cast members included Kim King, John Hogan, Terry Cowley, Bill Haydon, Duncan Lay, Ilona Horvat and Steve Mason.

The Anniversary

The Anniversary
by Bill Mcilwraith, directed by John Hickey
The black comedy The Anniversary – programmed for October/November 2017 - is probably one of the best... View performance

A Murder is Announced

A Murder is Announced
by Agatha Christie, directed by Christine Vale
Audiences seem to love Agatha Christie plays. So, the August production for WWLT is Christie’s... View performance

Neil Simon's Rumors

The play starts with Ken and Chris Gorman at the 10th anniversary party of Charlie Brock, the Deputy Mayor of New York, and his wife, Myra. Unfortunately, things are not going quite to... View performance

When Dad Married Fury

Septuagenarian Alan Urquhart (Andy Kabanoff) has made millions! Some thought that the investment funds he hawked in widely popular television commercials were dodgy right from the... View performance

Absurd Person Singular

Written by Alan Ayckbourn

Directed by Andrew Thomson

Alan Ayckbourn’s “Absurd Person Singular” is set on three... View performance

Wait Until Dark

Written by Frederick Knott

Directed by Penny Dilworth

A sinister con man, Roat, and two ex-convicts, Mike and Carlino, have traced... View performance

Dinkum Assorted


Written by Linda Aronson

Directed by Fran Kendall

During the winter of 1942, with the world at war and the nation... View performance

Humble Boy

Written by Charlotte Jones

Directed by Annie Bilton

Glorious midsummer in a beautiful corner of England in 1999. The garden is... View performance

Hay Fever

Written by Noel Coward

Directed by Nigel Stanley... View performance

Sherlock Holmes & the Suicide Club

Written by Jeffrey Hatcher

Directed by Jessica Alex... View performance