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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.

Our May Production

The Ghost Train

After the excitement of the Panto our train to success continues in the form of the classic murder mystery The Ghost Train, penned by Dad's Army star Arnold Ridley.

  • Peformance Times
  • Thu 16th May 7.30pm
  • Fri 17th May 7.30pm
  • Sat 18th May 7.30pm
  • Tickets:
  • Adults £9
  • Children/Concessions £8
  • Enquires: 0115 968 1011

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News and Information

Robin Hood Steals the Show!

January saw our pantomine 'Robin Hood' take to the stage to great acclaim. Four days of high quality entertainment provided much need laughs and happiness as our cast worked hard to being the best that Panto has to offer.

Our own Steve Beeton wrote the script and it was all ably directed by Lovelace stalwarts Bec and Sian.

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Panto Rehearsals in Full Swing!

This week we were straight back to it, rehearsals have began again for our next production which is our annual pantomime! See below some pictures but keep your eyes peeled as it won't be long before you know who is playing what role..

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Lovelace Members at the Theatre Royal

After all the stresses and chaos of A Night To Remember, a group of us went out to see 'Peter Pan Goes Wrong' at the Theatre Royal.

What a great afternoon we had! A show full of surprises and a lot of laughs. If you get the chance to see it, we fully recommend it.

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In Memoriam: David Henty

It is with sadness that in February 2023 we have learned of the death of the founder of the Lovelace Theatre Group, David Henty.

David began the group in 1968 as the Hucknall Dramatic Society, after noting a lack of drama opportunities in Hucknall. The group quickly went from strength to strength leading up to the successful and vibrant operation it is today. His dedication in driving and moving the group forward in those early years was the basis for all we have today.

On behalf of everyone involved today with the Lovelace Group, we send our heartfelt condolences to David's family and give thanks for the immense contribution he has made to our community.

Panto News!

The Lovelace Theatre Group's traditional Pantomine for January 2023 will be Beauty and the Beast!

As usual it will full of fun and entertainment for all the family. The story of the Prince being turned into a Beast and his race against time to find his true love is timeless and will be presented by us with lots of wit, style and drama as only we know how. Join us and beat those cold winter blues, our productions are always warm and inviting whatever the weather..

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Wyrd Sisters Stoking Up For an October Brew!

Lovers of fantasy author Terry Pratchett are in for a treat as we showcase his well known work 'Wyrd Sisters'. A tale of witches, dead Kings and Dukes, this is sure to be a hit as we explore the intricasies of the characters of this great play, adapted by Stephen Briggs.

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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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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


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