Founded 1933 

Registered Charity No. 1021763  

   
Acorn Antiques 2015 Mack & Mabel 2014 Masquerade 2013 Titanic The Musical 2012

Acorn Antiques 2015

It was Curtain Up! on a new era for Denmead Operatic Society as we presented "Acorn Antiques The Musical", by Victoria Wood - our first show under the new name of Curtain Up! Productions at the Petersfield Festival Hall from 25th-27th June 2015.

Mack & Mabel 2014

Mack and Mabel, the story of the relationship between early film producer Mack Sennett and his star Mabel Normand, was presented at the Petersfield Festival Hall from 15th-17th May 2014.

Masquerade 2013

This was an exciting new venture: presenting our very own show, written especially for us by Ian Clark, at the Park Community School in Havant from 29th May to 1st June 2013.

Titanic The Musical 2012

To mark the one hundredth anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, we presented this spectacular musical at the Park Community School from 6th-9th June 2012. It was a great success and we won a NODA Accolade of Excellence for the production.

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What's next?

We are reprising our 2010 production of 'Allo 'Allo at the Petersfield Festival Hall from 9th to 11th June. This is the stage version of the hilarious BBC TV series of the same name, set in France during the second world war. Click here to find out more about the show and buy your tickets.

2015 John Westbrook Award

As Hilary Westbrook, John's widow, could not attend any of the Acorn Antiques performances due to prior commitments, she delegated the nomination of the John Westbrook Award for 2015 to Val Sykes. Val chose to award the trophy to Mandy Clowes, saying: 'When there are not so many people on stage, each member of the supporting cast is clearly visible and it is extra important to give it everything. Mandy was always fully involved om each scene she was in, acting and reacting to others very well. I loved the three backing "beehive" singers number and she was clearly really enjoying it,'

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Show News

Click here to see the show page for our fantastic June 2016 production of 'Allo 'Allo.

Recent Events

 

Mandy Clowes receives 2015 John Westbrook Award

Mandy Clowes was awarded the 2015 John Westbrook Trophy for her performance in Acorn Antiques. Read more >>

Treasure Hunt - Sunday 28th August

Big thanks go to Kaye and Tony for organising our annual treasure hunt again on Sunday 28th August (the Sunday of the Bank Holiday weekend). Despite the rather dismal weather there was a good turn-out and everyone enjoyed themselves.

Congratulations to Sam, Nathan, Mark and Nadine who were this year's winners of the fabulous trophy, by a margin of just one point - the same amount they lost by last year!

PS It was in Petersfield if you didn't get the clues.

Olympic-Sized Quiz Night - Saturday 10th September

Join us or another of our fiendish quiz nights to tease your brains. This is our first fund-raiser of the new season and the quiz will include rounds of all kinds: some great challenges, some linked to the Olympics and some rather crafty, but all great fun.

There will be a licensed bar and a raffle, plus fish and chip supper. Click here to find out more and buy your tickets - only £10 each.

Pictures from 'Allo 'Allo

A few photos to whet your appetite from our recent production of 'Allo 'Allo. The complete photo album for the show is now available. Click here to see it.

   
   
   

Welcome to our new website!

Curtain Up! ProductionsCurtain Up! Productions is the new name for Denmead Operatic Society. Along with our new name, we decided that our website should also have a fresh new look, but although it appears very different from our old site, you'll still find all the information you need about the society and what we are up to. In addition, we will be incorporating some new facilities like a ticket booking system which will allow you to pay online using debit and credit cards and, where shows have allocated seats, even choose the seats you want to sit in.

We have news about the society, details of our forthcoming shows and social events, lots of pictures and information about past productions, plus all you need to know about getting in touch with us or joining the group. Click here to find out where things are on the site.

We had a fantastic panto - oh yes we did!

Aladdin 2016
Aladdin 2016
Aladdin 2016

We began the year with our very first pantomime: another masterpiece from the ever flowing pen of our director, Ian Clark. Aladdin and the Princesses' Ball was presented on 30th and 31st January to very appreciative audiences. It had all the traditional panto elements: dames, a couple in love, slapstick comedy, plenty of songs, audience participation and loads of corny old jokes.

We've included some photos here to whet your appetite - click here to go to our panto show page to see what fun we had!

Aladdin 2016

Finding your way around

We hope you will find it easy to locate the information you need in our website. This is the Home page where you will find news about the society and details of forthcoming shows and events.

To get to other pages, you can use the menu that runs along the top of every page (just beneath our logo) or the Main Menu which you will find on the left-hand side of most pages. Use the list below as a guide to where to find what you want:

 
What are you looking for? Where you'll find it
News about the society Here on the Home page
How to get in touch by phone or email, find our rehearsal venue or join our mailing list. The Contact Us page
A bit of background about the society, our aims and our history. The About Us page
Details of future shows and events and how to buy tickets. The Buy Tickets page
Photos and details of past productions and significant events . The Archives page
An area especially reserved for news and information for society members. The Members page

 

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Do you like our new website? Was it easy to find your way around? Are there some features you would like to see here? Whatever you think, Click Here to send us an email and let us know.

Curtain Up! Productions is a Registered Charity - No. 1021763

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