Author: Marcus Bridger

Theatre Company’s final curtain has left a legacy
11th Aug, 2019

The curtain has come down on Wythall Theatre Company for the final time.  The group, which first tread the boards in 1958, has been forced to close due to dwindling numbers after 157 shows. It’s a sad end to a group of players who have seen some 400 actors and actresses take the stage over ...

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Meet The Cast Part 5
3rd Apr, 2019

Meet the cast of our next production SIDE EFFECTS at the Palace Theatre Studio running Thursday 4th – Saturday 6th April in this wonderfully funny comedy by BAFTA award winning writer of Rising Damp Eric Chappell. RHIANNON DAYE takes on the role of Tracey flighty tarot card reader at the local fair and girlfriend of ...

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What’s On
30th Mar, 2019

Wythall Theatre Company are staging the top comedy Side Effects by the BAFTA-winning creator of Rising Damp, Eric Chappell. Set in the intimate Palace Studio, the story tells of Frank Cook, who, having ben taken ill with a rare complaint, has been booked into a private nursing home by his wife June for a week’s ...

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Meet The Cast Part 4
27th Mar, 2019

Meet the cast of our next production SIDE EFFECTS at the Palace Theatre Studio running Thursday 4th – Saturday 6th April in this wonderfully funny comedy by BAFTA award winning writer of Rising Damp Eric Chappell. DAVID SMITH takes on the role of the Rev Paul Latimer who is recovering after major heart surgery. The ...

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Meet The Cast Part 3
26th Mar, 2019

Meet the cast of our next production SIDE EFFECTS at the Palace Theatre Studio running Thursday 4th – Saturday 6th April in this wonderfully funny comedy by BAFTA award winning writer of Rising Damp Eric Chappell. ALISON TROMBLEY takes on the role of Sarah Latimer trendy wife to the Rev Latimer whose strange behaviour has ...

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Meet The Cast Part 2
24th Mar, 2019

Meet the cast of our next production SIDE EFFECTS at the Palace Theatre Studio running Thursday 4th – Saturday 6th April in this wonderfully funny comedy by BAFTA award winning writer of Rising Damp Eric Chappell. ED PARROTT takes on the role of Frank Cook. Suffering with a rare Illness which has reduced his mobility ...

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Meet The Cast Part 1
23rd Mar, 2019

Meet the cast of our next production SIDE EFFECTS at the Palace Theatre Studio running Thursday 4th – Saturday 6th April in this wonderfully funny comedy by BAFTA award winning writer of Rising Damp Eric Chappell. DENISE WILLIAMS takes on the role of Jane Cook long suffering wife of philandering husband and now invalid Frank ...

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Side Effects
21st Mar, 2019

Meet the cast of our next production SIDE EFFECTS at the Palace Theatre Studio which runs Thurs 4th – Sat 6th April 7.45pm. Over the next few days we’ll be taking a closer look at individual cast members and their characters in this wonderfully funny comedy by BAFTA award winning writer of Rising Damp Eric ...

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Side Effects Rehearsal Photos
22nd Jan, 2019

Wythall Theatre Company’s next production will be the comedy Side Effects. Written by Eric Chappell, the BAFTA – winning creator of “Rising Damp” and “Duty Free.” This is an amateur production by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.  This play is being directed by our very own Anne Cherry.  Rehearsals are going very well with a ...

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The Beginnings of Wythall Theatre Company
8th Dec, 2018

This is the Company’s 60th year and I thought that it would be nice to share a little bit of history.  The Company was formed in 1958 under the name Wythall Dramatic Society (the name changed in 1979 to Wythall Theatre Group and then in 1991 to Wythall Theatre Company). Only seven weeks after the ...

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Wythall Theatre Company 60th Birthday Celebrations
8th Dec, 2018

This award winning and critically acclaimed Company has been performing plays and productions around the Redditch and Birmingham area for 60 years.   To celebrate this diamond jubilee current and past members had a party at Wythall House in December.  To see photos of the event please see the archive section on this website. “Cheers ...

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Cast Announcement
15th Nov, 2018

We are delighted to annonce the cast and some of the crew for our next production of Side Effects.  Please see the productions section of this site for more details.