ACT is a group open to anyone in Axbridge or the surrounding area with an interest in theatre and theatrical productions. The main purpose of the group is the staging of plays, and we currently aim to put on two productions a year. One of these is directed by the group's Artistic Director, John Bailey - in recent years this has included Neil Simon's Rumours, Shakespeare's Macbeth and Arthur Miller's A View From The Bridge. Other members interested in directing are invited to put forward proposals for the second production, which has included Fred Carmichael's Out of Sight . . Out of Murder directed by Diane Lukins, Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion directed by Wendy Mace, Tom Stoppard's A Separate Peace and The Real Inspector Hound directed by David Parkin, Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit directed by Phil Saunders and The Ladykillers directed by Peter Honeyands. We believe we have built a reputation for a high standard of production and it is our is aim to maintain this.
Other activities of the group include regular play readings, occasional theatre visits and some social events. We are also considering other possibilities including drama workshops and sponsoring visiting theatre groups in Axbridge.
ACT maintains a mailing list of people interested in its activities, and also a register of formal members who pay an annual membership fee of £10. If you would like to be on our mailing list or are interested in joining the society contact us via the form on the Contact us page - add your name and e-mail address to the contact form and type 'ACT membership' into the comment box, and we will contact you.
ACT is managed by its Management Committee which is elected by an Annual General Meeting of registered members. Members of the Management Committee are:
Chairman: Phil Saunders
Secretary: Sarah Duncan
Treasurer: Liz Welch
Artistic Director: John Bailey
Production Manager: John Kendall