Bench Theatre Company

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The Bench is an amateur company that has been running since 1969. We are committed to producing a wide range of quality drama, both modern and classical, to the highest possible standards.

We try to offer our audiences as wide as possible a range of drama, some pure entertainment, some challenging. As a charity we are free from having to concentrate solely on profit, and so can chose to produce plays which we believe are interesting or challenging or just deserve to be seen. Bench Theatre is a regular award winner in The News "Guide" awards and has secured a prestigious award for an original play written and performed by Bench members at the All-England Drama Festival.

Bench Theatre also involves itself and its members in the surrounding community. We have been involved with the Havant Literary Festival since its inception and Bench plays, performances and sketches have been contributed to enhance the Festival and benefit its charitable status. We occasionally tour the local area with our productions and regularly contribute to the Totton Drama Festival at the Hanger Farm Arts Centre.

Bench Theatre is a director-led theatre company. That means that the plays we decide to perform are initially suggested by the director who has a passion for that particular work. However, we are above all a democratic company which means that it’s the members who choose which plays we eventually produce. The voting system is open and independent. While we do have a committee who deal with all the admin and paperwork required to run the company, it's the members who decide which plays we will stage.

Being a Bench Member is so much more than just having fun on and back stage. It's about having a say in what goes on, and we're certainly not afraid to welcome brand new members on stage to act, if that’s what you're interested in. If you do well at audition, there's no rule which says you have to have been a member for a certain time. Many of our productions involve those who have joined us very recently.

While amateur dramatic companies often concentrate on recruiting acting members it’s also important to remember that those who appear on stage are but a small part of the overall company. If you already have an interest in the technical aspects of stagecraft, such as sound, lighting or set construction (or indeed you would like to learn), we're always on the look out for people who would like to take part back stage too. You don't have to be an expert to join us.


Connected mandy members:

2020, DI AND VIV AND ROSE, Viv
The spring arts centre, Havant
2019, Some You Win: (What A Good Boy), Lucy Lockett
The Spring Arts Centre
Megan Green
Actor
2019, Deep Blue Sea, Mrs Elton
The Spring Havant
Megan Green
Actor
2018, Seasons Greetings, Belinda
The Spring Arts Centre,Havant
Megan Green
Actor
2017, God Of Carnage, Annette
The Spring Arts Centre Havant
Megan Green
Actor
2017, Equus, Dora Strang
Spring Arts Centre Havant
Megan Green
Actor
2015, NSFW, Miranda
The Spring Arts Centre
Philippa Batt
Costume Supervisor
2014, Therese Raquin, Wardrobe Supervisor
Finborough Theatre
Kirsty Marie
Actor
2014, Measure for Measure (all female production), Juliet/Francisca/Mariana/ensemble
Semi finals - ALL ENGLAND THEATRE FESTIVAL
Megan Green
Actor
2014, Life x 3, Inez
The Spring Arts Centre
Kirsty Marie
Actor
2014, Grotto, Cindy (lead female)
Sam Treharne
Actor
2013, Look Back In Anger, Cliff
Spring Arts Theatre
Megan Green
Actor
2013, Little Women, Marmee
The Spring Havant
Kirsty Marie
Actor
2013, Little Woman, Beth
Rosie Carter
Actor
2011, Kiss Me Like You Mean It, Ruth
The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre
Rosie Carter
Actor
2011, Daisy Pulls It Off, Monica Smithers
The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre
Rosie Carter
Actor
2010, Cinderella, Dandini
The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre
Janine Everett
Producer
2009, Troillius and Cressida, Admin assistant
Rosie Carter
Actor
2009, Road, Carol
The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre
2008, Loving Women, Susannah
HAC

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