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Welcome!
Hello, thank you for visiting and welcome along to the website of the Lovelace Theatre Group. We are small but dynamic and vibrant group engaged in the production of plays musicals and amateur theatre.

The Lovelace Theatre Group puts on three productions a year and has a long history dating back to the late 60's. We perform at the John Godber Centre in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire. The building is a converted church hall which has a purpose built stage complete with licenced bar and full amenities. There's rumoured to be a ghost wandering about backstage too!
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We hope you enjoy looking around.
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The Will of the People

You might be wondering if this night's for you,
You may know some Shakespeare
You may not have a clue,
But one thing we can promise you,
To our own selves we'll be true.

Join us for an evening of Elizabeathan theatre, showcasing the best of Shakespeare and the best of Lovelace as we explore the funniest moments, the most tragic tragedies and the goriest deaths in the canon.

Friday October 20th at 7:30pm.

More details here.


2018 Panto announced

Our 2018 will be Sleeping Beauty. Tickets will go on sale soon, so make these dates in your diary.

Thursday 18th January
Friday 19th January
Saturday 20th January (evening and matinee)
Sunday 21st January (evening and matinee)







New members welcome
If you'd like to join, then we have an open evening on the 31st August, at 7:30pm. This will be in our usual venue of the John Godber Centre in Hucknall, and is a chance to learn more about the group.

It leads nicely in to the first of our readthroughs for the 2018 Pantomime on Monday 11th September (note the revised date - was on the previous Thursday).

To learn more about joining us.
The Lovelace Theatre Junior Group
The Lovelace Theatre Group is always on the lookout for new talent not only with adults but also children. They are our lifeblood especially for our annual pantomime which takes place in January each year.


We hold Junior Group each Wednesday evening from 7:45pm to 9:30pm and these consist of drama sessions and acting lessons as well as song and dance. A small nominal cost of £1 to cover the cost of hire of our venue is made for this.


I
f you'd like to join the junior group, please call Linda on 0115 9681011 or email us at info@lovelacetheatregroup.co.uk
News Archive here
Our Recent Past Performances
Our May 2017 performance was 'Stags and Hens'. It's 1970s Britain, and Dave and Linda are getting married in the morning, but both the stag and hen parties have wound up in the same run down nightclub.

When Dave collapses in a drunken heap in the toilets, and Linda’s old flame unexpectedly appears, things start to get very complicated in this Willy Russell comedy.

Click here for more information.

This amateur production of 'Stags and Hens (The remix)' is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, Ltd.
Our 2017 pantomime was 'The Three Musketeers' directed by Tom Morley and Chris Stevenson.

Young D’Artagnan has recently arrived in Paris, with dreams of joining the Musketeers and guarding King Louis. But the Musketeers have been disbanded as part of a plot by the villainous Cardinal Richelieu!

Can D’Artagnan save the King and Queen from Richelieu and his cheesy henchman Rochefort? Are the interior decorations be good enough for evil spy Milady de Winter? Is there enough beer for all Three Musketeers?

Click here for more details.
A complete listing of past performances can be found by clicking here.
Our Venue Our History
The natural home of the Lovelace Theatre is the John Godber Centre on Ogle Street in Hucknall.

Placed next to St Mary's church,the final resting place of Lord Byron, this building dates from 1906 and was original a community centre for the church.



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So, how did it all start?

The original Hucknall Drama Club was formed in the 1930's. One of it's members was Robin Bailey who later gained fame as a noted actor; appearing in many films and on television. Robin was a patron of the group for a while and passed away on 14th January 1999.

The Hucknall Drama Group eventually disbanded. Then, in 1968 a teacher called David Henty came to live in Hucknall. When he discovered there was no drama group in the town he decided to form one to showcase the talent of Hucknall and beyond.

The church hall was the ideal venue for this purpose and with borrowed money he staged a grand performance of 'Cinderella' and so the Hucknall Dramatic Society was born..

For the last 40 years or so the group was guided and influenced by Kath and Keith Wiliams who actively participated right up until last year when both sadly passed away.

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Our Committee
The Lovelace Theatre Group is run by a committee made up of 7 members. The present commitee for the year 2016/17 are as follows. Click on the name to send them an email.




President
Viv Turtle-Savage
Vice President
Claire Atkinson
Treasurer
Vacant
Secretary
Becky Morris
Stage Manager
Pete McFarlane
Publicity
Chloe Smith
Junior Group
Linda Mayes
You can find links to the groups policy and procedure documents here.
Links
Here's a selection of our favourite sites and others we have an interest in.

Hucknall
Dispatch
Ashfield District Council Limelight Scripts Hucknall Town FC Am Dram UK John Godber Centre Holgate
School
Ravenshead
Theatre
Hillside
School
St Mary's
Church
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