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Welcome to the Lovelace Theatre Group

Hello, thank you for visiting and welcome along to the website of the Lovelace Theatre Group. We are a 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! Feel free to browse the website.

We hope you enjoy looking around.


The Lovelace Theatre Group is pleased to annouce that our next production in May will be the renowned musical Grease. To be directed under the expertise of Lovelace stalwarts Bec Turner and Sian crossland, we delve into the world of the Pink Ladies, 50's culture and high drama.


'Grease' is presented through special arrangement with and all authorised performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW), 122-124 Regent Street, 5th Floor, London W1B 5SA

  • Peformance Times
  • Thu 19th May at 7.30pm
  • Fri 20th May at 7.30pm
  • Sat 21st May at 7.30pm
  • Tickets:
  • Adults £9
  • Children/Concessions £8
  • Enquires: 0115 968 1011
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Our Last Production


Jan 2022

Our yearly panto is Cinderella. The famous story of a servant who is bullied by her wicked stepmother and ugly stepsisters, and her only true friend is Buttons the butler. He is always trying to cheer her up, but is too shy to tell her how he really feels about her. When a royal ball is announced, Cinderella believes her dream of meeting and marrying Prince Charming might come true.

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Our Recent Production

Alice in Wonderland

Jan 2020

Join us for our 2020 panto - Alice in Wonderland, as Alice goes down the rabbit hole in search of adventure. Wonderland is in danger from the evil Knave of Spades, and can only be saved by a magical golden heart, supplied by the Wizard of Muddleup Wood..

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Our Older Production

One Man, Two Guvnors

Oct 2019

Based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, including the song from the original National Theatre production 'Tomorrow Looks Good From Here' by Grant Olding and Richard Bean. Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from the dad of his fiancee. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who has been killed by her boyfriend.

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News and Information

May 2022 Performance Announced!

We are pleased to announce that the next production for the Lovelace group will be Grease! This sure to be a major hit, featuring the famous songs we all know.

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Christmas Carnival!

Make sure you come and visit us at the Christmas Carnival… we are at the John Godbar Centre in the main hall! Come and collect your tickets if you have any pre-ordered! There is still a few tickets left but make sure you are quick as we are selling out fast!

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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 a meeting for the 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

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!

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Our Venue

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.

The building is used by a variety of community groups and various dance and playgroups. There are various sized rooms on the lower floor for use by the public with the upper floor containing the actual Lovelace Theatre itself complete with stage, seperate bar and toilets..

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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 a few years ago when both sadly passed away.

You can read more about our history by clicking Here