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.

Lovers at Versailles

Written by Bernard Farrell

Directed by Barbara Hickey... View performance

Yes, Prime Minister

Written by Anthony Jay and Jonathan Lynn

Directed by Christine Vale - Assistant Director: Jessica Alex... View performance

The (Original) Odd Couple

Written by Neil Simon... View performance


Written by Terry Johnson
Directed by Gavin Critchley

Playwright Johnson strips back the veneer of four cultural icons -... View performance

A Streetcar Named Desire

Written by Tennessee Williams

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Straight and Narrow


Written by Jimmie Chinn
Directed by Denise Main... View performance

Competitive Tenderness

Written by Hannie Rayson
Directed by Christine Vale... View performance

Dial M for Murder

Written by Frederick Knott
Directed by Brendon Flynn
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A Season of One Act Plays 2013

The Oldest Profession – by Paula Vogel – directed by Stephen Cummings
The Craft – by Andrew Bliss – directed by Gavin Critchley
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Breaking Legs

Written by Tom Dulack
Directed by Barbara Hickey and Shea Wicks
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