Some snaps from last season’s award winning productions Colder Than Here at Nantwich, Playhouse Creatures at Chester and Around the World in Eighty Days at Frodsham.

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Cheshire Theatre Guild ‘Write Now!’ Award 2019

Congratulations to our 2018 winner, Gail Hardman with ‘Dancer’ performed by MADS studio.

 The competition will continue for next season to further encourage the script writing skills within the CTG.

The piece can be a full length or a one-act play, a radio play, a Youth Theatre item, a monologue, even a poem for voices – any new writing, by an unpublished author from within the CTG membership, that is performed and seen by a CTG committee member.

 So please ask your societies to participate and contact with your ideas!


WORKSHOP 2018/19

Your Cheshire Theatre Guild committee is looking into organising a one-day workshop for members to attend. Date and details are ongoing, so please watch out for further news which will be sent to member societies’ Secretaries by email.  

Here's what people have to say about the importance of amateur theatre :

Theatre Festivals are more about taking part than winning and Cheshire Theatre Guild’s annual festival not only celebrates dramatic art that is popular with audiences, but also challenging material that may not be money-making. An independent view on the quality of the experience is a vital part of delivering customer and cast satisfaction in amateur theatre and this is what the CTG deliver every year for every festival’ (Spokesperson for a CTG member society)    

The founder of The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts recently noted how a young Paul McCartney and George Harrison were once allowed to pass through his building unremarked because they were following a purely theoretical music course. The opportunity for practical experience in all areas of the arts is critical in the illumination of talent and in this sense the chances offered by amateur theatre to young people are increasingly vital.’         Tim Firth - Playwright.