• Patience
  • Silas Marner
  • The Merry Widow
  • Patience
  • Silas Marner
  • The Beggar's Opera
  • The Beggar's Opera
  • Little Grimley presents Strictly Sex Factor (on Ice)
  • Thespis by Gilbert & Sullivan
  • Thespis by Gilbert & Sullivan

The 39 Steps


Performances 17-19th May 2018

Directors: Julie Bickerdike & Diane Mayall
Sound & Lighting: David Ames

A comedy thriller adapted by Patrick Barlow from the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film and original John Buchan novel. All the elements of the film - romance, murder, a manhunt and even the Forth rail bridge are brought to the small stage. Follow fearless Richard Hannay from 1930s London to Scotland and back, on the run from police and German spies

Richard Hannay Julian Warner-Edney
Pamela Tracey Hulf
Annabella Linda Slater
Policeman, Heavy
and other parts
David Longes
Policeman, Heavy
and other parts
Stephen Tickell
Compere, salesman
and other parts
Ian Stone
Mr Memory  David Ames
Professor Jordan
and other parts
Neil Mayall
Mrs Higgins
and other parts
Diane Mayall
 Margaret and other parts  Amy Mager

Rehearsal photos

 

Patience

 

Performances 8-11th November 2017, Betchworth Memorial Hall

Gilbert & Sullivan’s gentle satire on romantic love, military pomposity, and the pretentiousness of the Victorian aesthetic movement - particularly its poets

Director - Alison Cooper

Musical Director - Ian Stone

Cast

Patience Jane Flanders
Lady Angela Jane Seymour
Lady Saphir Linda Slater
Lady Ella Jane Khan
Lady Jane Sarah Esser-Haswell
Colonel Calverley Peter Grove
Major Murgatroyd Peter Thomas
Duke David Brown
Reginald Bunthorne David Longes
Archibald Grosvenor Stuart Finlayson
Solicitor Trevor Allen
Ladies

Julie Bickerdike, Mary Grove, Jane Johnson,
Brenda Judd, Lorraine Lawrence, Margaret Longes,
Pam Patch, Sue Rogerson, Ann Staddon,
Kathy Wilman

Dragoon Guards Trevor Allen, David Clark, John Bryant,
Stephen Tickell, Julian Warner-Edney

Production Team

Lighting & Sound David Ames
Choreographer Margaret Longes
Set Construction Martin Allitt, Brian Cooper, David Longes, Stephen Tickell, Julian Warner-Edney
Set Design Alison and Brian Cooper
Transport Ben Cooper, Martin Allitt
Front of House Diane Mayall
Props Alison, Brian and Nick Cooper, Ann Staddon
Programme/Publicity Stephen Tickell, Alison Cooper
Box Office Sam Stevens

Photos by Mick Mercer

 

A Handful of Plays

Performances 11-13th May at Betchworth Memorial Hall (matinee only on Saturday)

Director: Diane Mayall
Sound and Lighting: David Ames

A selection of short pieces presented as rehearsed and staged readings

Carnival by Nicholas Richards

Two couples meet for a party, but what is the occasion ?

Moby Neil Mayall
Jill Julie Bickerdike
Duval Stephen Tickell
Corinna Linda Slater

Imperfect Speakers by Wally Smith

A political thriller set in the interpreters' room at an international conference

Nigel John Bryant
Andy Ian Stone
 Ingrid  Julie Bickerdike
Gibson David Ames

Hunting Death by Nicholas Richards

A retelling of Chaucer's 'The Pardoner's Tale' in modern verse

Narrators John Bryant and Linda Slater
Gula Neil Mayall
Superbus Tracey Hulf
Cupid Julie Bickerdike

When the Hurly Burly's done by Gill Medway

Three hags on a blasted heath - there to meet with....Macbeth ?

Tracey Hulf, Jane Seymour and Linda Slater

The Tortoise and the Hare by Vikram Seth

A whimsical poetry setting of the classic fable, from the collection Beastly Tales from here and there

Performed by the company

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Postponed events
Friday, 20 March 2020
We now hope to perform The Government Inspector in November, and the Quiz Night will take place when circumstances allow.Regular supporters will be invited to join a phone conference in place of the planned AGM
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Remembering Brenda Judd
Wednesday, 01 January 2020

BODS members past and present will be saddened to hear that Brenda Judd passed away on 27th Dec, after a long illness, and we send our sympathy to her family and friends.

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Remembering Derrick Graham
Saturday, 07 December 2019
Long-serving BODS member and former President Derrick Graham has sadly passed away, at the age of 93. Seen here at a celebration of his 90th birthday, Derrick was involved both backstage and as a performer in many productions from the 1970s onwards
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