Who we are
We perform four times a year in the main auditorium and intimate studio theatre at the Lichfield Garrick Theatre. We are also very active within our local community and work closely with registered charity ‘Sense’ who provide support for deaf blind adults and children.
Our members come from all walks of life and no experience is required to audition. We are not just a society for actors; we welcome all members interested in backstage, lighting & sound, props, costume, set design and everything in between!
Our Patron Sir Derek Jacobi
Pre-eminent British classical actor of the first post-Olivier generation, Derek Jacobi was knighted in 1994 for his services to the theatre, and, in fact, is only the second to enjoy the honor of holding TWO knighthoods, Danish and English (Olivier was the other).
Modest and unassuming in nature, Jacobi's firm place in theatre history centers around his fearless display of his characters' more unappealing aspects, their great flaws, eccentricities and, more often than not, their primal torment.
A message from Sir Derek:
Wife after Death
By Eric Chappell
"... a terrific evening of love and laughter" ~ The British Theatre Guide
Tuesday 24th September – 28th September 2019
Including Saturday Matinee
Box Office: 01543 412 121 or visit: www.lichfieldgarrick.com
Comedian and national treasure Dave Thursby has died, and on the day of his funeral, friends and colleagues gather beside his coffin to pay their last respects. There's Harvey, who wrote Dave's material; Vi, Harvey's wife; Kevin, Dave's agent, and Kevin's wife Jane. Dave's glamorous widow Laura has arranged a funeral to remember, complete with a horse-drawn hearse and an attendant dog. An unfamiliar woman in flamboyant mourning clothes turns out to be Kay, Dave's ex-wife from before he was famous, and a series of revelations end with Kevin throwing a drink into the coffin and all the guests asking themselves if they ever knew the "real" Dave.