Nailsea Little Theatre
are our Business
Welcome to our new Website
After 13 years, the company that designed and managed our old website told us it had to be replaced at a cost of nearly £4,000. This unexpected expenditure was not acceptable to our Treasurer, so he has built this new website using Wix, with no set up fee and significantly lower annual costs. Our previous supplier were very helpful in getting our web and email addresses moved over on 12th January 2024.
We hope you like this new look and find it easy to navigate - please explore all the pages via the menu above. All the details for forthcoming productions are now in one place on the Home page, with links to TicketSource for online booking. The newly styled History pages have details of all past Shows by decade, with photos to scroll through under most of the Shows from 2020 onwards. Photos from earlier Shows are on the new Gallery page. Links to Facebook, where all our latest news is posted, can be found in the header and footer of each page.
Latest Forthcoming Production
Bleak Expectations by Mark Evans
Changed to 4th - 9th March 2024
Our second Show of the Season will be “Bleak Expectations” by Mark Evans to be directed by Phil Kingsley-Jones.
Based on the Radio 4 series, this comedy follows half-orphan Pip’s extraordinary exploits with sisters Pippa and Poppy and best friend Harry Biscuit, as they attempt to escape the calculating clutches of the dastardly Mr Gently Benevolent, defeat the hideous Hardthrasher siblings, and deflect disaster at every turn! This hilarious play has been showing in the Criterion Theatre in London recently to great acclaim. As The Times wrote, it is "Dickens with a dash of Monty Python."
The opening Sunday matinee commences at 2:30pm and the Theatre opens at 1:45pm. All the other performances commence at 7:45pm wth the Theatre opening at 7:00pm. Parking at the Theatre is limited and priority will be given to cast and crew. Vehicles blocked in will not be able to be moved until well after the performance finishes, so if you need to make a quick getaway please park elsewhere!
All seats are unreserved, priced at £12. Tickets for this Show are now available and can be ordered via TicketSource (booking fee of 50p payable) using one of the buttons below or at the top of the page.
If you don't wish to book online, please contact the Box Office. Opening times are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday 9am to 12 noon; contact details are at the top of the page. Availability can change at short notice so please check with the Box Office. Please note that due to increased bank charges, a handling fee of 50p is payable on cheque payments. Alternatively, make a free bank transfer to:
Nailsea Theatre Club / Sort Code 40-34-39 / Account No. 80615013.
For Bleak Expectations please use the payment reference BE and your name.
Seats still available via the Box Office (rather than online)
0 on Sunday 3 March
0 on Monday 4 March
0 Tuesday 5 March
0 on Wednesday 6 March
2 on Thursday 7 March
2 on Friday 8 March
4 on Saturday 9 March
The Actress by Peter Quilter
2nd - 8th June 2024
Our third Show of the Season is expected to be "The Actress" by Peter Quilter to be directed by Connie Walker.
The play is a funny and poignant comedy dramatising the events backstage as a colourful, complicated actress makes her farewell performance. Drama and comedy collide as old acquaintances say their goodbyes, declare their love, roar with laughter, spit insults, grab a final embrace, and renew old battles…
The opening Sunday matinee will begin at 2:30pm, and the following week's performances at 7:45pm.
Nu Works Australia
4th and 5th July 2024
A first for NLT, we are pleased to announce that the award-winning Australian Theatre Company, NUWORKS, are to make their debut visit to Nailsea Little Theatre as part of their 2024 UK Tour, presenting two uniquely different but equally fascinating shows, over two nights.
They are delighted we are having them, in fact they approached us, having seen our website and being inspired by our rich 60-year history, which they thought a proud achievement for such a tiny theatre, in a small town in North Somerset.
More details of the programme will follow but definitely a date for your diary. Currently we anticipate the following performances:
THE SHOEMAKER OF HAVANA
Thursday 4th and Friday 5th July at 7:45pm.
Friday 5th July at 6:00pm.