Anne Cherry

Anne joined the Theatre Company in 1989.

Anne says “Angela Smith had asked me if I would be willing to help the theatre company move all their props and sets from Woodrush High school Wythall to the fantastic new venue, The Palace Theatre Redditch.”

“On helping with the move, everyone in the group was so helpful and friendly, that I immediately felt at home amongst these lovely people that I decided to join.”

“I helped backstage for many years, always stating VERY clearly… Oh you’ll never see me act on stage!… So my involvement on the first few productions was to sell the tickets.”

“I was then asked would I help out and be in the chorus of our next production…Of Course sez I. …Minor little role…In Dennis and the Donkey… but it was too late. I was bitten by the bug………and have acted on stage in numerous productions, crewed for even more…”

“In 2004 I directed my first ever production, Neville’s Island, and without my wonderful cast and excellent support crew…I would never have survived…but I did…and I have to say…I hope to have the chance to direct again soon.”

Anne was last seen in May 2006 playing the part of Audrey in Blue Remembered Hills and has recently directed the critically acclaimed 2007 production of ‘The Dresser’. Anne demonstrated more of her brilliant comic timing as Mitzi in our fantastic production of ‘A Murder is Announced’ (November 2007).

Anne’s performance as Truvy in Steel Magnolias (2009) received critical acclaim:

“Anne Cherry as the Salon’s warm owner, Truvy, moved about the expertly designed and constructed set (John Nolan) with an ease of ownership that made you immediately feel at home and part of the action. She also deserves special recognition for delivering lines whilst producing a gorgeous hair style!”

Anne’s most recent performances for the Company include:  the rather confused Benita in ‘Time of My Life’ (2009), the innocent Jessica in ‘The Flint Street Nativity’ and Geraldine in ‘The Vicar of Dibley (2015).

(Anne was the Company’s Chairperson from 2000 to 2002 and provided much support to the Company during those years).

As Director


2019
Side Effects
Director


2011
Strictly Murder
Director


2007
The Dresser
Director

As Director

2019 Side Effects
Role : Director

2011 Strictly Murder
Role : Director

2007 The Dresser
Role : Director

2004 Neville’s Island (April)
Role : Director

2004 Neville’s Island (March)
Role : Director

As Cast


2017
Dig for Vengeance
Brenda Alnutt (Landlady)


2015
The Vicar of Dibley
Geraldine Granger


2010
The Flint Street Nativity
Wise Gold (Jessica)


2009
Time of My Life
Benita


2009
Steel Magnolias
Truvy


2003
Silly Cow
Peggy


2002
Lucky Sods
Jean


2001
Blood Money
Voice


1999
A Chorus of Disapproval
Hannah Llewellyn


1997
Suddenly At Home
Shelia Wallis


1995
The Maintenance Man
Christine


1994
Rose
Malpass


1994
Steel Magnolias
M Lynn Eatenton


1993
Animal Farm
Mollie/Murial


1993
Alfie
Siddie


1992
Not Now Darling
Miss Tipdale


1992
Sweeney Todd
Flo


1992
84 Charing Cross Road
Cecily Farr

As Cast

2017 Dig for Vengeance
Role : Brenda Alnutt (Landlady)

2015 The Vicar of Dibley
Role : Geraldine Granger

2012 And Then There Were None
Role : Mrs Rogers

2012 A Kiss on the Bottom
Role : Sister

2010 The Flint Street Nativity
Role : Wise Gold (Jessica)

2009 Time of My Life
Role : Benita

2009 Steel Magnolias
Role : Truvy

2008 Golden Jubilee Celebrations
Role : Contributor

2007 A Murder is Announced
Role : Mitzi

2006 Blue Remembered Hills
Role : Audrey

2003 Silly Cow
Role : Peggy

2002 Lucky Sods
Role : Jean

2001 Blood Money
Role : Voice

2000 Straight and Narrow
Role : Lois

1999 A Chorus of Disapproval
Role : Hannah Llewellyn

1997 Suddenly At Home
Role : Shelia Wallis

1995 The Maintenance Man
Role : Christine

1994 Rose
Role : Malpass

1994 Steel Magnolias
Role : M Lynn Eatenton

1993 Animal Farm
Role : Mollie/Murial

1993 Alfie
Role : Siddie

1992 Not Now Darling
Role : Miss Tipdale

1992 Sweeney Todd
Role : Flo

1992 84 Charing Cross Road
Role : Cecily Farr

1991 Seasons Greetings
Role : Pattie

1990 Dennis and the Donkey
Role : Woman

As Crew


2014
Boeing Boeing
Properties and Crew


2014
It Runs in the Family
Front of House


2013
Dad’s Army
Assistant Director Godiva Affair


2013
Nobody’s Perfect
Rehearsal Prompt


2013
Nobody’s Perfect
Front of House


2012
And Then There Were None
Crew/Front of House


2012
A Kiss on the Bottom
Properties


2008
Run For Your Wife
Properties


2008
Journey’s End
Properties


2006
Cemetery Club
Assisted by


2006
Cemetery Club
Photographs


2005
Kindly Keep It Covered
Front of House


2005
Lost in Yonkers
Tickets


2005
Lost in Yonkers
Front of House


2004
Memory of Water
Properties


2003
Don’t Dress For Dinner
Assistant Director


2002
Party Piece
Sound


2001
Blood Money
Stage Crew


2001
Too Long an Autumn
Assistant Stage Manager


2001
Sweet Caroline Sweet
Assistant Stage Manager


2000
Opposite Sex
Assistant Director & Continuity


1999
Cash On Delivery
Stage Manager


1998
Deadly Nightcap
A S M


1996
Two Into One
Properties


1994
Confusions
Properties


1991
Sailor Beware
Properties


1991
Bitter Sanctuary
Properties


1990
House Guest
Assistant Stage Manager

As Crew

2014 Boeing Boeing
Properties and Crew

2014 It Runs in the Family
Front of House

2013 Dad’s Army
Assistant Director Godiva Affair

2013 Nobody’s Perfect
Rehearsal Prompt

2013 Nobody’s Perfect
Front of House

2012 And Then There Were None
Crew/Front of House

2012 A Kiss on the Bottom
Properties

2008 Run For Your Wife
Properties

2008 Journey’s End
Properties

2006 Cemetery Club
Assisted by

2006 Cemetery Club
Photographs

2005 Kindly Keep It Covered
Front of House

2005 Lost in Yonkers
Tickets

2005 Lost in Yonkers
Front of House

2004 Memory of Water
Properties

2003 Don’t Dress For Dinner
Assistant Director

2002 Party Piece
Sound

2001 Blood Money
Stage Crew

2001 Too Long an Autumn
Assistant Stage Manager

2001 Sweet Caroline Sweet
Assistant Stage Manager

2000 Opposite Sex
Assistant Director & Continuity

1999 Cash On Delivery
Stage Manager

1998 Deadly Nightcap
A S M

1996 Two Into One
Properties

1994 Confusions
Properties

1991 Sailor Beware
Properties

1991 Bitter Sanctuary
Properties

1990 House Guest
Assistant Stage Manager

1989 Farndale Murder Mystery
Stage Crew