Little Shop of Horrors at Chequer Mead, October 2017

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This classic rock musical has a great doo-wop feel with a lively Motown beat, wrapped around a terrific, out of this world story – a mix of 50’s sci-fi, a poignant love story and a hungry plant with a deep voice!

The story centres around a florist shop on Skid Row – a seedy part of New York.  Three girls, Crystal, Chiffon and Ronnette, resemble a Greek chorus to narrate the story to the audience and characters through song and dialogue.  They are hip, sassy and smart – often singing with a secret smile that says “we know something you don’t know”.  But at the centre is Seymour Krelborn, who is now falling in love with down-trodden Audrey while he acquires a plant that makes strange demands of him.

Great songs!  Terrific dancing! A story to melt your heart ……. and a plant ………



Thursday 5th October – 7.30pm

Friday 6th October – 7.30pm

Saturday 7th October – 2.30pm

Saturday 7th October – 7.30pm

Tickets £15 (concessions £13.50)


Books and lyrics by Howard Ashman.

Music by Alan Menken.

Based on the film by Roger Corman, Screenplay by Charles Griffith.

Originally produced by at the Orpheum Theatre, New York City by the  WPA Theatre, David Geffen, Cameron Mackintosh and the Shubert Organization.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Joseph Weinberger Ltd on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York



After the sell-out successes of ‘Aladdin’ in 2016 and ‘Puss In Boots’ in 2014, Copthorne Players will bring the traditional pantomime Cinderella to the Village Hall from 26th – 29th January 2017.

Tickets are available online through TicketSource (link above, booking fee applies) or from the Box Office (no booking fee) on 01342 713 139


Thursday 26th January 2017 at 7.30pm

Friday 27th January 2017 at 7.30pm

Saturday 28th January 2017 at 1.30pm & 6.30pm

Sunday 29th January 2017 at 2.30pm



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Is Jack Manningham slowly, deliberately, driving his wife, Bella, insane or is she following her mother’s descent into madness?

This classic thriller, set in Victorian London, was first produced in 1938 and later filmed twice, in Britain and the USA, Ingrid Bergman winning an Oscar for her portrayal of Bella Manningham in the later version.  The play gave rise to the term ‘gaslighting’.

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Jack                        Marcus K

Bella                      Stephanie Francis

Rough                   John Barnett

Nancy                   Ellie Skipper

Elizabeth              Anne Strickley

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