The Stables prepares to open its doors on December season of shows

The Stables is planning for its re-opening for its December season on Sunday (Dec 6th).  Local artists Steve Scott, Heather Alexander, Claire Bolt, Orion Powell and Mike Keegan take the roles in It’s a Wonderful Life on Sunday, Dec 6th with Natalie Roberts and Helen Ward-Jackson in Leading Ladies, on Tuesday Dec 8th, Thursday 10th […]

The Stables – small steps on the road to reopening

With a grant of £71,187 from the Culture Recovery Fund The Stables Theatre and Art Gallery says the cash recognises the presence it is forging in the local community. Chairman Neil Sellman says: “This grant is a fantastic lifeline and secures not just the future for the theatre but recognises the presence the Stables is […]

The accidental playwright – the ‘nugget of history that deserved a platform’

There’s a very special play coming to The Stables Theatre next month that will be entertaining, amusing and thought provoking all at the same time. It’s particularly poignant too that with International Women’s Day happening on Sunday rehearsals for Blue Stockings, directed by Aisling Tigwell, are ramping up in advance of opening night in a […]

There’s a whole load of ‘Pressure’ at The Stables next month

Pressure by David Haig is coming to The Stables Theatre next month. It’s June 1944, the clock is ticking down, in just 72 hours the biggest invasion the world has ever seen will cross the English Channel – Operation Overlord will be underway. The fate of 350,000 allied troops and the future of Europe rests […]

Classic Irish drama and Little Theatre conference comes to The Stables

Neil Sellman chairman of Stables Theatre says he is delighted The Stables is hosting this year’s Little Theatre Guild South East Region Conference from Friday 20th to Sunday September 22nd coupled with a performance of Conor McPherson’s The Weir.. Conference delegates will be welcomed with a supper at the White Rock Hotel on the Friday […]

Stables showcases talents of local teenagers

Social media and mental health are some of issues that youngsters have been highlighting in a drama project at the Stables Theatre. About 30 young people took part in the Stables 1066 Youth Theatre Summer Workshop Project called Hollow which showcased at the theatre in The Bourne on Friday. The annual project, which involves workshops, […]

Celebrating 20 years of transatlantic theatrical memories

A party of 20 Americans and their hosts stepped back in time to see the site where the Battle of Hastings was fought almost 1,000 years ago. Members of the Chicago Heights Drama Group are coming to the end of their two week visit to Hastings where they have been performing the satire, The Musical […]

The Americans are coming – it’s 20 years since first exchange visit

American visitors are renewing friendships they first made 20 years ago at the Stables Theatre this week. Players from the Chicago Heights Drama Group are staging The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 from this Friday (June 21st) for six performances as part of The Stables’ Diamond Jubilee celebrations this month. Play director MaryEllen Fawk said […]