ABOUT US

 

We are a very friendly and welcoming amateur theatrical group specialising in Musical Theatre Performance.

Based in the wonderful NEW FOREST area and bordering the coastline of East Dorset and West Hampshire, we perform two shows a year, one at the Regent Centre in Christchurch, usually in late April, and a second in the Autumn, in November currently, in our home town of New Milton, at the Forest Arts Centre. 

Now in our 52nd year, we have a proud heritage and enjoy working with and welcoming members from age 8 to over 80. We have a constitution and elect a committee to manage our affairs with an Annual General meeting in November. Annual Membership is available to performers and non-performers alike and all are welcome.

  The collaborators on CHESS are giants of rock music and rock musicals, & here they have created a complex rock opera that has played to full houses and standing ovations around the world. In this musical, the ancient game becomes a metaphor for romantic rivalries, competitive gamesmanship, super-power politics & International intrigues. The pawns in this drama form a love triangle; the loutish American chess star, the earnest Russian champion & a Hungarian born English woman who arrives at the international chess match in Merano,Italy, with the American, but falls for the Russian. From Merano to Bangkok, the players, lovers, politicians and spies manipulate & are manipulated to the pulse of a monumental rock score that includes "One Night in Bangkok" & " I Know him so well", not to mention "Anthem" & "Nobody's Side".
 

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