Who we are
We perform four times a year in the intimate studio theatre at the Lichfield Garrick Theatre.
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:
A play written by Steve Gooch, Directed by award-winning Maureen George.
" Relationships between the prisoner's and captors ebb and flow. Efforts to retain their dignity; fighting spirit with dark humour displayed by the prisoners is a real highlight of the piece, not to be missed.”
Tuesday 19th May - Saturday 23rd May 2020
Including Saturday Matinee
Box Office: 01543 412 121 or visit: www.lichfieldgarrick.com
This stark, hard hitting drama is an account of the political education of six women convicted of petty crimes in 19th century London and sentences to be transported to a life of hard labour in Britain's overseas penal colony (present day Australia). During the six month voyage they are kept in a cramped cell below deck where they learn certain truths about society. Foremost amongst these is that they have been condemned due to the bias of a male dominated class system, represented in the play by the crew of the prison ship. Their consciousness raising is powerfully and sympathetically portrayed; at the end of their journey they have grown into a unified bunch of hardened fighters. .