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Hello, thank you for visiting and welcome along to the website of the Lovelace Theatre Group. We are small but dynamic and vibrant group engaged in the production of plays musicals and amateur theatre.

The Lovelace Theatre Group puts on three productions a year and has a long history dating back to the late 60's. We perform at the John Godber Centre in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire. The building is a converted church hall which has a purpose built stage complete with licenced bar and full amenities. There's rumoured to be a ghost wandering about backstage too!
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Latest News

Stags and Hens (The remix)
By Willy Russell

Thursday May 18th 7:30pm 
Friday May 19th 7:30pm 
Saturday May 20th 7:30pm

Our May 2017 performance will be 'Stags and Hens'. It's 1970s Britain, and Dave and Linda are getting married in the morning, but both the stag and hen parties have wound up in the same run down nightclub.

When Dave collapses in a drunken heap in the toilets, and Linda’s old flame unexpectedly appears, things start to get very complicated in this Willy Russell comedy.

Click here for more information including how to buy tickets.

This production contains some strong language, and is not recommended for children under 14.

This amateur production of 'Stags and Hens (The remix)' is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, Ltd.

01/02/2017 - New website page

We've added a new page to the website, with copies most of our policy and procedure documents. You can find it here. It's still a work in progress, and there are a few more documents (such as the consitiution) still to upload.

The Lovelace Theatre Junior Group
The Lovelace Theatre Group is always on the lookout for new talent not only with adults but also children. They are our lifeblood especially for our annual pantomime which takes place in January each year.

We hold Junior Group each Wednesday evening from 7:45pm to 9:30pm and these consist of drama sessions and acting lessons as well as song and dance. A small nominal cost of £1 to cover the cost of hire of our venue is made for this.
Adult sessions are also held every Monday and Thursday evenings from 7:30pm to 10:00. These will generally consist of rehersals for the next production.

Memberships fees are £20 per year.
New members are of course always welcome. if you'd like to join you can call Linda on 0115 9681011 or email us at
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Our Recent Past Performances
Our 2017 pantomime was 'The Three Musketeers' directed by Tom Morley and Chris Stevenson.

Young D’Artagnan has recently arrived in Paris, with dreams of joining the Musketeers and guarding King Louis. But the Musketeers have been disbanded as part of a plot by the villainous Cardinal Richelieu!

Can D’Artagnan save the King and Queen from Richelieu and his cheesy henchman Rochefort? Are the interior decorations be good enough for evil spy Milady de Winter? Is there enough beer for all Three Musketeers?

Click here for more details.
Bad day at Black Frog Creek
May 2016
John Gardiner & Fiz Coleman

This crazy comedy wild West musical is fun for the whole family and given the Lovelace Theatre Group treatment!

The action takes place in Diamond Tooth Lil's Saloon where all are busy with preparations for a party. Word comes that a badman and his gang are headed their way. It seems Diamond Tooth Lil helped the bad guy in a robbery years before-- and he's coming for the diamond she has!

The Muldoon Mob arrive in Black Frog Creek, bent on retrieving the diamond which saloon-keeper Lil has had cemented into one of her teeth. They get the diamond, only to be foiled yet again by Filthy Frank...

More details here!


A complete listing of past performances can be found by clicking here.
Our Venue Our History
The natural home of the Lovelace Theatre is the John Godber Centre on Ogle Street in Hucknall.

Placed next to St Mary's church,the final resting place of Lord Byron, this building dates from 1906 and was original a community centre for the church.

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So, how did it all start?

The original Hucknall Drama Club was formed in the 1930's. One of it's members was Robin Bailey who later gained fame as a noted actor; appearing in many films and on television. Robin was a patron of the group for a while and passed away on 14th January 1999.

The Hucknall Drama Group eventually disbanded. Then, in 1968 a teacher called David Henty came to live in Hucknall. When he discovered there was no drama group in the town he decided to form one to showcase the talent of Hucknall and beyond.

The church hall was the ideal venue for this purpose and with borrowed money he staged a grand performance of 'Cinderella' and so the Hucknall Dramatic Society was born..

For the last 40 years or so the group was guided and influenced by Kath and Keith Wiliams who actively participated right up until last year when both sadly passed away.

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Join Us!
Do you have an interest in amateur drama or have a yearning to tread the boards? The Lovelace Threatre Group are always pleased to embrace new members.

We meet every Monday and Thursday at 7:30pm at the John Godber Centre. If you have an interest in stage design, construction, sound, lighting or acting then this would be a good place to start. Why not express your interest by contacting us!

Any comments on the website of any of our performances can be done by emailing us.
Our Committee
The Lovelace Theatre Group is run by a committee made up of 7 members. The present commitee for the year 2015/16 are as follows. Click on the name to send them an email.

Viv Turtle-Savage
Vice President
Claire Atkinson
Becky Morris
Stage Manager
Pete McFarlane
Chloe Smith
Junior Group
Linda Mayes
You can find links to the groups policy and procedure documents here.
Here's a selection of our favourite sites and others we have an interest in.

Ashfield District Council Limelight Scripts Hucknall Town FC Am Dram UK John Godber Centre Holgate
St Mary's
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