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ACT goes to London!

On 7th August a group of ACT members went to London to represent the Axbridge Pageant in an exhibition celebrating historical pageantry at Cecil Sharpe House. The event was part of a project called 'Redress of the Past', an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project examining historical pageants in 20th C Britain. The group performed a play based around three scenes from Axbridge pageant, and director John Bailey gave a short talk about the pageant's history and context. The group was made very welcome, and the event helped to set the scene for the postponed full-scale performance of the Axbridge Pageant to take off in August 2022!

Read more about the event on Harry Mottram's news page

Below are some photos from the performance.

Video Productions

We were not idle during lockdown - see our mini-video productions below...

JABBERWOCKY - by Lewis Carroll

An ACT Lockdown Production

A Visit from St. Nicholas - by Clement Clark Moore

An ACT Lockdown Production

Axbridge Community Theatre

ACT is an amateur theatre group based in Axbridge, Somerset, 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 Alan Ayckbourn.

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. Recent productions have included Skylight by David Hare and Time of My Life by Alan Ayckbourn.

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.

Our Theatre

ACT's 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

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

Links

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