and history of the society
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.
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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Click on the Show Name below to see full details of the show, including the cast list and a selection of photos. Click on the camera to go straight to the photo album for the show.
|The Vicar of Dibley - The Holy Trinity
|Star Paws or The Kitty Strikes Back
|Beauty and The Beast
|Daisy Pulls It Off
|Robin Hood and The Babes in the Wood
|Hymns and Pimms
|Aladdin and the Princesses' Ball
|Acorn Antiques The Musical!
|The Vicar of Dibley - Second Coming
|Mack and Mabel
|The Vicar of Dibley
|Titanic The Musical
|He's Behind You
|Guys and Dolls
|Lights, Camera, Action
|My Fair Lady
|Fiddler on the Roof
|The Pirates of Penzance
|Click here for details of shows before 2006
To remember John Westbrook, a long standing and much missed member of the Society, who died in 2009, we present an annual award in his name - the John Westbrook Trophy - to the chorus member who gave the most eye-catching performance in our annual production. The winner is chosen each year by Hilary Westbrook, John's widow.
2015 Winner - Mandy Clowes
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 in 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.'
|2014 - Jayne Green - Mack and Mabel
Best individual performance by a chorus member.
|2013 - Val Sykes - Masquerade
"Could sing, dance and act all at the same time!"
|2012 - Luke Brand - Titanic The
"Never lost focus"
|2011- Ryan Richards - Hello Dolly!
"The waiters' gallop"
2010 - Yvonne Frampton - Guys &
"Most eye-catching performance"
|2009 - Nadine Darnley - My Fair
"Best tart in the show"
We were absolutely delighted to discover that we were the proud recipients of the NODA South East Region Accolade of Excellence for our 2012 production of Titanic The Musical.
A party of society members travelled to the NODA South East AGM in Hastings to witness our producer, Ian Clark, collcting the certificate (right), which was presented to him buy our local area representative, John E. Thomas.
Ian Clark, John E. Thomas and (right) members of the Society with the certificate.
Click here to read more about Titanic The Musical, including John Thomas's review.
n 2008, the we celebrated our seventy-fifth anniversary and were pleased to welcome two original members, sisters Pat and Joan, along to cut our anniversary cake with Musical Director, Dennis Mason after the last performance of our autumn concert I Have a Song to Sing, Oh!