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New Owners Of Stanley's Stores

2nd of March 2005

Sarah and Neill Cronin-Stanley, the new owners of Stanley’s Stores, are both local people. Sarah was born in Rickmansworth and has lived in the village for 9 years. Neill’s family moved to Watford when he was two years old and he has lived in Chipperfield for 4 years. They married in 2003.Both have travelled widely. [...]

Pinocchio – Chipperfield Theatre Group

2nd of March 2005

An enjoyable evening is usually assured at Chipperfield Theatre Group’s annual pantomime and this year’s offering Pinocchio was no exception. A relatively faithful interpretation; we sang, cheered, booed and hissed our way through the piece as our hero made the often difficult transition from puppet surrogate to Gepatto’s fully fledged son. And there was not [...]

Chipperfield Theatre Group Auditions

2nd of February 2005

CTG are preparing to audition for parts in their June play which this year we will be the thriller “Curtain up on Murder”. If anyone is interested in auditioning for a part or would like to become involved in any of the numerous backstage and front of house roles please call Lisa (01923 832309) or [...]

Pinocchio Comes To Chipperfield

2nd of December 2004

In January 2005, Chipperfield Theatre Group will be performing a production of the much loved story of Pinocchio written by John Morley. This musical play will delight children and adults alike.Watch out for the rescue of Gepetto from the Whale, the famous nose growing episode and the four baddies, all out to lure Pinocchio into [...]

Beverley Hudson

2nd of December 2004

In St Paul’s Church on 27 October, a Service of Thanksgiving led by the Rev Paul Manuel was held in memory of Beverley Hudson. The church was full of family, friends and neighbours who had come together to celebrate her life. Beverley had been courageously battling against illness for 7 years and passed away peacefully [...]

Chipperfield Theatre Group

2nd of September 2004

Sand CastlesThere are times as a reviewer when you have to do your duty. As the rest of the country settled down to watch England’s quarter final match with Portugal in June, I joined the respectable gathering of hardy souls who spurned the opportunity to watch England’s latest football failure and enjoy an ultimately more [...]

Chipperfield Theatre Group

2nd of April 2004

Given the unhappy nature of current news bulletins from Baghdad, it was refreshing that there was, at last, some good news from the Iraqi capital – albeit courtesy of Ali Baba – The Panto Chipperfield Theatre Group’s latest pantomime. And you’d have thought Saddam himself had a walk on part, judging from the venom that [...]

Review Dick Whittington

19th of March 2003

presented by Chippefield Theatre Group on 15,16 and 17 January 2003 Wow. Where do I start? From the opening bars of the first song and dance number, this production had everything and the audience knew it – their raucous participation more akin to the Hackney Empire than Chipperfield Village Hall and very welcome it was [...]

May Gala

2nd of March 2003

St Pauls School P.T.A. and The Chipperfield Theatre Group are holding a Gala Evening on Saturday 17 May 2003.The event is primarily to raise money for the school but we hope it will also be an opportunity for everyone to get together.I am a relative newcomer to the village but I feel very proud and [...]

Chipperfield Theatre Group

2nd of November 2002

It is perhaps with a sense of mischief that Chipperfield Theatre Group chose Out of Focus for their latest production. One wondered if the opening scene involving several groups being triple booked at a village hall was dear to their hearts. Feeling that for the Badminton club, Brownies and slide show speaker that appeared in [...]

The Village Hall

2nd of April 2002

The Village Hall is run by a voluntary charitable Management Committee formed from representatives of local organisations that use the hall and from locally elected members. The hall provides an excellent venue for regular user groups, which include bowls, mother and toddlers, theatre group, Womens Institute, Yoga, art class, keep fit, extend exercise, choral society, [...]

Chipperfield Theatre Group

2nd of February 2002

The players of Chipperfield Theatre Group are now veterans of nine pantomimes and it shows. This Jack and the Beanstalk was an extremely polished production, full of good performances and evidently well directed by Felicity Cox (no relation!). Sarah Jayne Bottril was rewarded for her outstanding performances in previous productions with the role of Jack, [...]

Competition To Design A Poster

2nd of November 2000

1st prize – Free tickets to the Panto for 2 adults and 2 childrenIn January, the Chipperfield Theatre Group will be performing their annual pantomime, Beauty and the Beast – The Panto, by David Swan. To help us advertise this production, we are running a competition for local children below the age of 12 years [...]

Au Revoir – Susan And Andrew Smith

19th of October 2000

Chipperfield said a sad goodbye last month to the senior half of the Smith family, who fulfilled a long-held ambition to move to the ‘wilds of Dorset. I have known Susan and Andrew since they first came to the village in the 1980s. They have always taken an active part in village life and they [...]

Birthday Surprise For Bowls Club

2nd of September 2000

Beechwood Homes have sponsored the Kings Langley Bowls Club on their 75th anniversary year. This truly generous gift will provide a welcome buffer following the expense of the clubs pavilion extension. Thank you Beechwood Homes. Kings Langley Bowls Club Hands up anyone who knows the connection between agoraphobia, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole and [...]

Our Talented Youth Need You!

2nd of September 2000

For many years now, Chipperfield Theatre Group has been very fortunate to have a strong youth section known as Fun Factory. Sadly, the leader of this group has had to move on and we are left with a group of children keen to perform and nobody to take on the role. Fun Factory usually meets [...]

Step Back In Time To The 1970s

19th of April 2000

Isnt it about time you cleared out your loft, or is it the garage where you store all those things you might find a use for sometime? Wherever it is you hide it all, you may be able to help Chipperfield Theatre Group. Our next production ‘How The Other Half Loves by Alan Ayckbourn (May [...]

Jack The Ripper

2nd of November 1999

A very enjoyable evening was had by all at the Chipperfield Theatre Groups presentation of ‘Jack The Ripper. Seated around trestle tables, served by wenches, made a very cosy setting for this moving and challenging evening. The friendly cockney spirit shone through, despite great adversities and the daily terror of living in the shadow of [...]

Cinderella

2nd of February 1999

Oh how difficult to review a pantomime! All those corny old jokes! Boom! Boom! Chipperfield Theatre Group didnt do themselves a favour when they decided to present David Swans (up-dated) version of Cinderella. The cast and production team deserved a much better script. Having said that, they certainly gave it their all.Congratulations to Maria Strong [...]

Babes In The Woods

2nd of February 1998

Chipperfield Theatre Group gave us a thoroughly entertaining evening with a return to a more traditional pantomime. The children stole the show with highly creditable performances from Jack Marchant and Eilidh Weir, who were the ‘Babes, and Sophie Gross who never stopped smiling throughout.Hannah Turner played Maid Marion, and it was good to see a [...]