Author: Ben Cooper

Dad’s Army: March Into Coalville

Dad’s Army: March Into Coalville

Director: David Hopgood

Dates: 7th – 10th September 2022

The classic BBC TV comedy series of the Home Guard of Walmington-on-Sea who battle daily against the Germans and local ARP Warden Hodges, comes to the stage complete with all the well-loved characters: “stupid boy” Pike, “Don’t panic, don’t panic” Jonesey, “Doomed, we’re all doomed!” Fraser, “May I be excused, sir?” Godfrey, and all under the command of the redoutable Captain Mainwaring and his effacing deputy Sergeant Wilson. Also included in the volume is the Floral Dance Sketch. The plays may be presented together as an evening’s entertainment or separately. If presented separately individual fee codes will apply. Please see the individual play entries for details.

Cast List

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The Vicar of Dibley

Director: Dave Cornes

Dates: 23rd – 26th – March 2022

The 100-something vicar of the small English village of Dibley has passed on. A new vicar has been requested for a replacement. What they get is Geraldine Granger, a non-traditional, chocolate loving, rock n’ roll playing vicar. That is not what gets the citizens of Dibley in a uproar though. It’s because she is a woman. Still, that doesn’t stop Geraldine from proving her worthiness to the village. After time, the villagers (with the exception of influential David Horton) accept Geraldine as The Vicar of Dibley.



Cast List

June Brechin as Geraldine (The Vicar).
Kat Lenthall as Alice Tinker.
Ian Pratley as Jim Trott.
Trystan Luxton as Owen Newitt.
Ben Cooper as Hugo Horton.
Tim Phantom as Frank Pickle.
Jayne Massey as Letitia Cropley.
Bill Hinds as David Horton.


Bums On Seats: The Play

Directed By: Ben Cooper

Dates: 15th – 18th December 2021

“In a tatty provincial theatre, a new play called ‘Fecund’ is being staged. This uproarious adult comedy introduces everyone involved in a series of hilarious scenes linked by a chorus of usherettes. The stage manager has a blinding hangover, the leading actors range from pretentious to bitter to plainly incompetent, the new marketing assistant used to work for British Rail, the author is lecherous and unscrupulous and the others are just as outrageous. The second act centers on the audience, an equally mixed and unharmonious group. Chaos erupts just as the theatre’s major sponsor arrives. Funny, satirical and technically inventive, Bums on Seats is a treat for theater fans from start to finish.”

Cast List:

Harriet Wilton as Estelle Nettlebank.
June Brechin as Wendy.
Kat Lenthall as Petronella & Cherry.
Nikki Favell as Jacintha & Buzz.
Jake Gillespie as Benedict & Aaron Zoffany.
Rachel James as Mo & Tanya Steele.
Michael Stokes as Hugo Gelt.
Mel Mitchell as Marica Bliss Hart.
Tracy Quigley as Zara Roscoff & June Heap.
Dave Cornes as Roland Luckett & Werner Meister.
Fraser Hemphill (& Joe Weston) as Gerald Bliss-Hart.
David Pickston as Lionel Heap.


“Abigail’s Party” – IT’S BACK!!!

Directed By: June Brechin

Dates: 8th – 11th September 2021

After a long year of lockdowns we are finally getting back to normal and as such, we are overjoyed to announce the return of the Coalville Drama Group’s presentation of Abigail’s Party.

To all those who had previously purchased tickets, please make sure you hold onto them as they will still be valid and as an additional bonus we are pleased to say that you can use the ticket on any performance night that you wish, you will not be limited to the same night you originally purchased the ticket for.

Since Lockdown a lot has changed for many of us and the Cast of Abigail’s party has been no exception. While we would love to fling open the door and usher you all in, we have had to do a little recasting and rehearsals are currently underway to get us all back into character and give you the First Post-Lockdown Play that you deserve.

We would like to take the opportunity of thanking everyone in advance for coming along to the show to support us. We really look forward to seeing you all.

Cast List

Tracy Quigley as Beverly Moss.
Bill Hinds as Laurence Moss.
Lindsay Poole as Angela Cooper.
Ben Cooper as Tony Cooper.
Jayne Massey as Susan Lawson.