Next Stagers

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The Next Stagers theatre group is run for and by people over 50.

It is designed to give members a chance to meet and discuss theatre and arts subjects, read plays and even rehearse and stage them. We are really keen to encourage members to take ownership of the group and to help develop it into something unique and exciting. No previous theatre experience necessary and newcomers are always welcome!

The weekly sessions take place on Wednesday’s from 10.30am, at the Marina Theatre.

Next Stagers members will also have access to specially discounted tickets and workshops throughout the year.

The group staged their debut production in December, with their own pantomime production named ‘Cinderfella’.

“I never ever thought I would be interested in Shakespeare and now I am totally fascinated by it – you are never too old to learn anything.” – Eileen Welham

“As a group we really think we can go places –  I love being a part of The Next Stagers.” – Arthur Harding

“There is no imperative to come every single week – the group is so welcoming – you can miss a week or two and be welcomed back with open arms.” – Bev Cadby

“The whole group is not just about acting – it is also about the friendships and camaraderie.” – Linda Howard

For more information and to express interest contact Will Isgrove at or call 01502 533231