What have we been up to that made the Newspapers?

4 Nov 2016
Eric Big Axe (Sarah Lepley) and Thor Smallsword (Trudy Ann Britnell) Pose for the District News
25 Aug 2016

 We found ourselves in the news once again...

...and thanks to the generosity of our audiences and the Canvey Island Rotary Club, we were able to donate a total of £600 to the Balmoral Ward at Southend Hospital. They will be using this money to purchase a Doppler Machine for the ward. 

To find out more about the wonderful work the Balmoral Ward do, visit their website at Southend NHS UK 
9 Aug 2016
A very interesting evening with film maker Eelyn Lee
9 Jul 2016

 As usual, Cast & Crew love to be part of community events to help raise funds for good causes and enthusiastically joined the Canvey Carnival Parade on the 9th July 2016 dressed as a motley crew of Pirates. The fabulous Pirate Ship, complete with alligator, shark and mermaid figurehead, was built some of the group's members using cardboard boxes, cable ties, much paint and a hospital bed on wheels! What a grand job they did! To see more photos of this fun day, check out our Facebook photo album 'Canvey Carnival 2016 - We Be Pirates' (link opens in a new window) 

23 Mar 2016

 Rehearsals were brought to an abrupt halt last night as the newest member of the team made his first appearance when his Mum, Cast & Crew member Lynsie Sholaim, popped him in to St Anne's to see us. The gorgeous three week old Luke had most of the females in the room lining up for cuddles. He must have wondered what was going on as face after face cooed and blew kisses at him. Even Rob Simmons, the director of our up and coming production, found a moment to give Luke a cuddle! We were all so pleased to have met him and thank Lynsie for allowing us to tire him out. Congratulations, Lynsie and Steve and welcome to the world, little man! 

22 Mar 2016
Sarah Leply, Cheshire Cats director, presents the cheque
Sarah Leply, Cheshire Cats director, presents the cheque

After our recent hit production of Cheshire Cats, we were not only blown away by the response of our audiences, the reviews that followed and comments from our Facebook followers, we were stunned by the generosity of our audiences who helped us raise an amazing £850.00 for the Lady McAdden Breast Screening Trust. With much pride, we presented the cheque to them on Friday 18th March at their Southend-on-Sea Unit. More images

If you would like further information about this wonderful Trust, visit  The Lady McAdden Breast Screening Trust Website
21 Mar 2016

Cast & Crew were once again part of the Palm Sunday service at St Nicholas Church, Canvey Island, as 'rent-a-crowd' for the Passion Narrative (when Pilate asks the crowd to choose whether Jesus Barrabas or Jesus of Nazareth is to be crucified). This is always a lovely service and the noisy crowd that is Cast and Crew, carefully placed by Father David Tudor in the upper galley at the rear of the church, usually manage to send the congregation flying out of their seats with shock. More Images

If you would like more information on services during holy week and Easter, visit the St. Nicholas website at

3 Nov 2015

After discovering we would not be able to use Cornelius School for our production of Cheshire Cats, director Sarah Lepely (after several stressful weeks) managed to secure a great venue for the play and it was performed at the Canvey War Memorial Hall. We were more than chuffed to be welcomed to this very roomy hall with a great stage and superb catering facilities. If you would like to hire this great venue for your own event, visit their website at:

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