There are more auditions to come for our autumn season, so please keep checking back for information.


Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have regrettably had to postpone the October production of The Railway Children. But never fear, it will now steam onto the Talisman Stage in October 2020.

Obviously, we had to work fast to find a replacement production and I am pleased to say we have secured the rights to the hit Willy Russell play ‘SHIRLEY VALENTINE’.

This is a one-woman play which gives a great opportunity to an actress who is ready to take on a tour de force role.

The playing dates are October 7th – 12th.

Reading material will be available shortly and an audition date will be announced in the next Talismag.

Anyone interested in auditioning for this production will need to contact me as soon as possible. The deadline for applicants is Friday June 14th.

Please email me at:

Stephen Duckham



By Stephen Duckham

Playing dates – 15 performances between Thursday 19th December 2019 – Saturday 4th January 2020 (please check website for specific dates and times).

Both male and female adult roles available, please contact Sally for further details.
Tel: 07715 175797 email:

Director/choreographer – Sally Jolliffe



By E. Nesbit adapted for the stage by Mike Kenny

Please note: Railway Children, which was planned for this October, has been postponed until autumn 2020.

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