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from our 2011 production of 'Out of sight ... out of murder' by Fred Carmichael directed by Diane Lukins.

  **ACT, Axbridge Pageant and the Coronavirus  
ACT normally stages two productions a year, but every tenth year, when Axbridge Pageant is held, ACT stages no production to enable all ACT members to join about a quarter of the town's population in taking part in this huge event. This should have happened in 2020, with the Pageant scheduled for the August Bank Holiday weekend, but the Coronavirus  has forced cancellation of the Pageant, and if ACT had productions planned they would have had to be cancelled as well.

It is hoped that it will be possible to stage the Pageant in August 2021, but it is not yet possible to confirm this, and it is unclear when it will be possible to get ACT performances back on track.  In the meantime, with meetings, rehearsals, large gatherings and normal audiences not possible, ACT is unable to carry out normal activities, and is looking for projects for members which are possible. Our first lockdown project, a reading by members of Lewis Carroll's poem Jabberwocky, has been completed. Twelve members took part in this presentation, compiled and edited by Sarah Kendall, and it can be viewed by clicking on the link below.
ACT lockdown project - JABBERWOCKY

 Axbridge Community Theatre 

ACT is an amateur theatre group based in Axbridge, which aims to provide opportunities for anyone interested in experiencing theatre, on-stage, backstage or as an audience. We aim to stage two productions a year, with a programme giving a variety of plays which have in recent years ranged from tragedy to comedy and farce, Shakespeare to Noel Coward, Arthur Miller to The Ladykillers.

ACT was founded in 2000 on a wave of enthusiasm generated by that year’s production of Axbridge’s ten-yearly pageant. It began with a series of home-grown plays based, like the Pageant, on local history and events. Since then it has gained a reputation for a high standard of performance in a varied programme of established dramas, and currently stages two productions a year. Recent productions have included Blue Remembered Hills (Dennis Potter), Time and the Conways (JB Priestley), Rumours (Neil Simon), Out of Sight . . . Out of Murder (Fred Carmichael), Macbeth (William Shakespeare), Pygmalion (Bernard Shaw), A View From The Bridge (Arthur Miller), two one-act plays by Tom Stoppard, Shakespeare's Hamlet, When We Are Married (JB Priestley), The Crucible (Arthur Miller), Blithe Spirit (Noel Coward), Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, Arthur Miller's All My Sons, The Ladykillers (Graham Linehan) and The Deep Blue Sea (Terence Rattigan), When We Are Married (JB Priestley), The Crucible (Arthur Miller), Blithe Spirit (Noel Coward), Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, Arthur Miller's All My Sons, The Ladykillers (Graham Linehan) and The Deep Blue Sea (Terence Rattigan)

Fancy taking part?   Putting on a play takes a lot of people, and ACT always welcomes new members, both to appear on the stage or carrying out the many backstage roles including costumes and props, lighting and sound, set construction and painting, make-up, publicity and sales, front of house, etc. Productions are developed over a seven to ten week period, and rehearsals take place on Sundays.  Click here for more details on taking part.


ACT'productions are presented in the Town Hall in Axbridge's medieval Square. We have devised ways to convert this multi-purpose hall into a small but intimate theatre space with an adaptable stage and audience layout. Depending on the needs of different productions the theatre can seat an audience of between 50 and 75. The seating is tiered towards the back so all seats have a good view of the stage.

Our online box office, accessed by a link on this website, is open 24/7 for 6 weeks before each production. Tickets may be purchased using Visa, Mastercard or Maestro. There is no booking fee. Tickets are sent as an e-mail which you can print out. If 
you prefer tickets to be posted there is a charge of £1.50, or sent as an SMS message to your mobile there is a charge of 50p.
To book tickets click here

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