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Chipperfield Theatre Group – Sweeney Todd

9th of November 2009

Gentlemen attending the local barbers, having their throats slit and their bodies turned into pie filling – Chipperfield has never seen anything like it – well, not since Jack Midgeley retired anyway. This was Sweeney Todd, Chipperfield Theatre Group’s latest expansive production. But what sort of production was it? In the preamble it was billed [...]

Our Village Through The Ages

2nd of September 2009

Over the week-end of June 27/28 a wonderful exhibition took place in the Village Hall to mark its centenary year. Richard Edwards, Chairman of the Village Hall Committee, thanked all those who had helped in the preparation and organisation of the event and then invited the Deputy Mayor of Dacorum, Cllr. Roger Taylor, to declare [...]

Chipperfield Theatre Group

2nd of September 2009

While most of you were away for your summer holidays, Chipperfield Theatre Group were busy rehearsing for ‘Sweeney Todd Shock ‘n’ Roll Show’ by Peter Miller and Randall Lewton. We are really pleased to welcome several new members to this production, so you will see some new faces on stage as well as some ‘old’ [...]

Chipperfield Theatre Group

2nd of July 2009

While most of you will be away for your summer holidays, we will be busy rehearsing for our September production Sweeney Todd Shock ‘n’ Roll Show by Peter Miller and Randal Lewton A light hearted musical 2, 4, 5 September in the Village Hall We are really pleased to welcome several new members to this [...]

Chipperfield Theatre Group – Jack & The Beanstalk

20th of March 2009

In these difficult times it is reassuring that some things can be relied upon to raise peoples spirits – chief amongst them being Chipperfield Theatre Groups New Years panto. Fittingly, given the privation of its principle characters, Jack and the Beanstalk got the treatment this year. With a slight tweak of the plot to include [...]

Pianist Wanted

2nd of December 2008

Chipperfield Theatre Group are looking for a rehearsal pianist for our summer 2009 production of Sweeney Todd.This is our 16th year of performing, and any musicians who would like to join this sociable group should contact james_east10@hotmail.com or call 07732 012372. We meet on a Monday and Thursday, and a cast of 30 people are [...]

Good Moaning

20th of September 2008

Chipperfield Theatre Group proudly presents “Oops There Goes My Knockwurst” a comedy murder mystery. Set in war time France the action takes place in the Café René. With the café constantly in use by German officers, The French resistance, and The Gestapo, as well as René’s several mistresses, there are plenty of motives for murder! [...]

Chipperfield Soldiers Of The First World War

2nd of September 2008

The sacrifice of 37 young men of Chipperfield in the Great War of 1914-18 is to be commemorated in a dramatic production by members of the Chipperfield Theatre Group in two performances only, on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 November, in the Village Hall. The production has been specially written for the 90th anniversary of [...]

A Murder Is Announced – Chipperfield Theatre Group

2nd of September 2008

Thanks to an inspired (or perhaps unduly perilous) piece of scheduling, Chipperfield Theatre Groups latest offering, A Murder Is Announced, was performed, somewhat eerily, on the day it was set – Friday 13th. Maybe this double dose of bad luck was why, at the outset at least, the play seemed unremarkable – bland characters, forced [...]

Sarratt And District U3a

2nd of April 2008

The Sarratt and District U3A has been going for a year now. We have over two hundred members and rising. We have 25 study groups, too numerous to mention all of them, but we cover a wide variety of activities such as Antiques, Art and Craft, Bird Watching, Computers, Engineering, Digital photography, Local and Family [...]

Aladdin By Chipperfield Theatre Group

2nd of April 2008

With Biggins taking a well earned break from panto this year, it seemed the precedent of “out with the old and in with the new” had spread to Chipperfield Theatre Groups production of Aladdin, as some of the younger cast members got their chance to shine in lead roles.Though traditionally a part given to a [...]

Chipperfield Theatre Group Pantomime

2nd of November 2007

The group will be presenting the pantomime Aladdin from Wednesday 23 to Saturday 26 January 2008. More details in our next issue.

Chipperfield Theatre Group – Stepping Out

20th of September 2007

As something of a frustrated playwright, I sometimes scoff at the plays this talented troupe have to perform and wonder what they could do with a really good piece of sharp writing. Richard Harris� critically acclaimed Stepping Out seemed the perfect test. Would they flounder attempting to ape Minelli, Walters and co. or would they [...]

Chipperfield Theatre Group – The Pompeii Panto

2nd of June 2007

No sooner had the likes of Su Pollard taken off her tights and Christopher Biggins stopped rubbing his magic lamp, Chipperfield Theatre Group were donning their togas for the Pompeii Panto. It was a brave attempt to revitalise the genre and even if,
ultimately, it didnt quite hit the heightsof their superlative recent efforts, there was [...]

Chipperfield Theatre Group Pantomime

2nd of December 2006

Chipperfield Village Hall January 25-27 Chipperfield Theatre Group’s 2007 Pantomime will be The Pompeii Panto by Jim Sperink. This is the last Panto written by Jim Sperink who sadly died earlier this year. This hilarious Pantomime is kindly sponsored by Wilsons of Bovingdon and will be directed by Lisa Callcut.The Pompeii Panto is a modern script [...]

Chipperfield Theatre Group

2nd of October 2006

NELL’S BELLESWith 35 speaking parts and nearly as many songs, Chipperfield Theatre Group attempted to raise the bar with their latest production, Nell’s Belles. And, despite an unpromising beginning, they not only succeeded, but triumphed in clearing it with something to spare. Initially, with so many characters and historical reference points, the threads of the [...]

Sleeping Beauty By Chipperfield Theatre Group

2nd of March 2006

If you want authentic opera, they say you should go to the Royal Opera House. For the ultimate Shakespeare experience then The Globe Theatre is a pretty good bet. But if it’s a good old fashioned pantomime you are after then, on the evidence of Chipperfield Theatre Group’s Sleeping Beauty, you need only walk the [...]

Chipperfield Theatre Group

2nd of December 2005

This year Chipperfield Theatre Group are returning to a classic Pantomime tale with Sleeping Beauty. One of the best known fairy tales, Sleeping Beauty has survived generations of story-tellings and has now been brought thoroughly up-to-date in Alan P. Frayn’s version written this year.Under Wendy Marchant’s expert guidance, all of your favourite Pantomime characters come [...]

Chipperfield Theatre Group

2nd of September 2005

“CURTAIN UP ON MURDER” Chipperfield Village Hall, home to the local WI and Bowls Club, isn’t the sort of place you’d expect to see cold blooded murder but, one evening back in June, I was witness to exactly that, albeit only in Curtain up on Murder, Chipperfield Theatre Group’s latest impressive production.The play seemingly revolved [...]

What's On

2nd of June 2005

Odeon Cinema, Jarman Park, HemelMonday 13 June – Finding NeverlandMonday 20 June – A Very Long EngagementMonday 27 June – The AviatorMonday 4 July – Vanity FairAll tickets £2.50Doors open 10.30amFilm begins 11amSeats may be booked in advance by telephoning 0871 22 44 007. Old Town Hall, High Street, HemelBox Office Tel: 01442 228091Friday 3 [...]