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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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We hope you enjoy looking around.
Latest News
Annual General Meeting
This is a reminder for all members that our AGM will take place from 7.30pm on Monday 5th September in the main hall at the John Goober Centre. Please remember to bring along your subscription fees as we will collect these on the night, together with your completed membership application form for the year commencing 1st September 2016 and ending 31st August 2017. These membership forms will be handed out at the start of the meeting.

Prices for 2016/2017 are:

£20 for Adults
£30 for couples
£15 for students in full time education
£10 for junior members
Design a panto backdrop
Open to budding set designers aged 14 and under. Closing date 30th September, 2016.

We're running a competition to design the backdrop for the opening scene of our 2017 Panto - 'The Three Musketeers'. The winner will also receive a family ticket (for 4 people) to the pantomime in January 2017.

More details are here.
29/06/16 - Our 2017 Panto! Our 2017 pantomime will be 'The Three Musketeers' directed by Tom Morley and Chris Stevenson, with plenty of sword fights, and incidental music from a live band!

The first read through for the adult members will be on Thursday the 8th of September at 7:30  (at the John Godber Centre).

The show will be from Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd of January,  with 2 shows on the Saturday and Sunday.

More details to follow!
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
Peter Panto
Jan 2016
by Tom Morley

An adaptation from the famous JM Barrie work, Tom has written a sparkling pantomime version of the classic story Peter Pan
.This amateur adaptation of JM Barrie's Peter Pan is presented by special arrangement with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity and Samuel French Ltd.

More details here!


The Importance of Being Earnest
May 2015
by Oscar Wilde

From the pen of that master of wit Oscar Wilde we bring you a production of one of his most famous plays.

A tale of two friends leading double lives and fantasy, handbags at Victoria Station, proposals, intrique, drama and revelations, all is exposed in fine fashion by the Lovelace Theatre Group..

More 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 6 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
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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