Honiton Community Theatre Company is a friendly group who perform a pantomime in February and other plays, musicals and variety shows throughout the year. Our latest show ‘Over the Sledge‘ a Christmas themed incarnation of our ‘End of the Pier‘ Variety Shows recently premiered at The Beehive. We have a membership of around 70 people every year, all of whom are keen to help in all aspects of the productions, be it on the stage or working hard in the wings. We have a great team making scenery, costumes and props, as well as organising sound, lighting, make-up and the front of house.
We have a wide age range of members (some at 9, some at 109!) and we are always looking for new people to join our ranks. Even if you only want to make the tea and some new friends, we’re always keen for fresh faces to get stuck in. In order to ensure everyone has an equal opportunity for a part in the performance, auditions are held for every new show. The chorus in our larger shows is available to everyone and is a great way to get stuck in, especially if your not too confident yet, but really want to try something new. Our directors are usually found from within the members, and all have had fabulous times producing wonderful shows.
When and Where
We usually rehearse on Sundays and Thursdays, and have various performances of shows. In 2015 for the first time our production of ‘Sleeping Beauty‘ was produced at The Beehive in Honiton, a purpose built arts and community centre. We have exciting plans for the future with 3 to 4 productions planned in for the next year alone.
The End of the Pier show has been a successful addition to the groups talents and has been enjoyed massively by the crowds, and most importantly the Honiton Community Theatre Company members! A fresh ploughman’s meal and some light-hearted entertainment keeps everyone’s spirits high throughout the evening. For 2015 we put on a musical production in the summer and instead performed an EOP (as it is fondly know) Christmas Special named ‘The Over the Sledge Variety Show‘ where audiences were treated to a variety show accompanied by Christmas themed food.
You can see a full list of our productions here.
In the Community
As well as our main Pantomime in Honiton each year and our other productions, we like to keep ourselves involved in the community, aiding many of the local charities and staging a few fun nights each year (Pub Quizzes, New Year’s Parties, etc…).
Do you like what you see?
If all of this sounds like your cup of tea, then why not get in touch? We’re always looking for new ways to have fun, and new people to do it with! The best way to get in contact with us is via our Contact Us page, fill in the contact form, and we’ll be right on it.