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Waiting for God - September 2021

There certainly was a lot of waiting with this one! It was auditioned , cast and then  due for performance in June 2020 but, COVID-19 caused several delays and we had many rehearsals via zoom.   Although we had to make changes to our backstage crew due to the pandemic and some illness, all of our cast stayed in place throughout the lengthy delays and finally we were able to perform in September/October 2021 to very appreciative audiences in Wendover, Hastoe and our first appearance at Lacey Green.  There were challenges even during performance weeks, however, with Adrian our leading man having to sadly miss three out of four shows due to illness and then an operation  and our director, Fiona, having to stand in for him last minute (with a freshly operated on hand!)  In true Equus style, however, we did not make a drama out of any of this and we put on the best show possible given the circumstances.  We had some wonderful new performers joining us for this as well as some new crew - who are now with us again for panto!  The cast & crew really pulled together and it was definitely worth the wait! 

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Cast & Crew


Diana Trent:      Lindsay Stafford Smith

Tom Ballard:      Adrian Burroughs

Harvey Baines:      Alistair Sanderson

Jane Edwards:      Penny Pomroy

Marion:      Alisha Westbury

Sarah:     Catherine Law

Millie/Nurse :      Liz Edlin

Maid/Dr Jenny/Undertaker:      Lucinda Ross

Basil/Rev Dennis:     Mike Payne

The Production Team

Producer & Director:       Fiona Quilter-Wood

Technical & Stage Manager:      Mickey Gomm

Assistant Director/Sound:       Jade Harris-Tyler

Sound/Lighting Engineer:     Peter Child

Backstage:       Chris Hartley, Mickey Gomm,

             Fiona Quilter-Wood

Costume Support:     Susan Lanning, Ana Holland, 

                  Melissa Holland

Front of House:     Ron Lanning, Adam Holland, 

              Karen Hodghton

Photography:         Rosalind White  

The Graduate - October 2019

Four performances at four different venues made this one quite a challenge for both cast and crew.  However, as usual, the team pulled together and the results were clear for all to see.  We had some fabulous feedback and it was wonderful to welcome some new members to the cast. Based on the iconic film starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft, this was a surprisingly funny play as well as dealing with the conflicts between these very troubled families.  It also saw the directorial debut of our Finance Manager, Adrian! 

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Cast & Crew


Benjamin Braddock Jade Harris–Tyler

Mr Braddock Mike Payne

Mrs Braddock Leigh Amos

Mr Robinson Adrian Burroughs

Mrs Robinson Fiona Quilter-Wood

Elaine Robinson Alisha Westbury

Desk Clerk/Barmaid/Psychiatrist Catherine Law

Receptionist/Stripper/Priest Penny Pomroy

Man in Bar Mickey Gomm

Carl Peter Child

The Crew

Director Adrian Burroughs

Producer Leigh Amos

Marketing Fiona Quilter-Wood

Stage Manager Mickey Gomm

Lighting & Sound Peter Child

Photography Rosalind White

Guitar & Vocals Mike Payne

Our thanks go to:

Grace Hardy for running the auditions for us

Richard & the team at Hastoe

Rosalind White & Maggs McGuire for the loan of props

Sue Lawson for her help with costumes

Georgie Quilter-Wood for her help with sourcing props

Spend, Spend, Spend - June 2019

This musical version of the life of Pools' winner, Viv Nicholson, was staged in three local venues.  the 400 seat Rudolf Steiner in Kings Langley, the more intimate Pitstone Millenium Hall and our first outdoor production at Lindengate, Wendover.  All three venues presented their own challenges, but once again our cast and crew coped with everything we threw at them - even a brand new MD for the final performance!  We also managed to raise for two wonderful local causes - Lindengate Menta Health Charity and #Lets Get Lynne Standing

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Cast & Crew

Michelle Backhouse Young Viv

Nikki Mattey Viv

Jade Tyler Keith

Steve Mattey George

Becky Scott Mother & Receptionist

Ash Copeland Matt, Estate Agent, Son, Ensemble

Adrian Burroughs Businessman, Tax Man, Grandpa, Ensemble

Catherine Law Bank Manager, Beautician, Ensemble

Dilly Bellingham Beautician, Bridesmaid, Ensemble

Flora Smith Bridesmaid, Belinda, Daughter, Ensemble

Izzy Mattey Sue, Bridesmaid, Daughter, Ensemble

Justine McCreith Beautician, Stewardess, Tart, Ensemble

Leigh Amos Mrs Waterman, Landlady, Ensemble

Maggs McGuire Ensemble

Mark Wainwright Vicar, Bruce Forsyth, Husband 5, Ensemble

Matthew Minors Cinema manager, Ensemble

Paul Passi Policeman, Judge, Stranger, Ensemble

Sandie Buckle Customer, Keith’s Mother, Ensemble

Terry Veal Fireman, Granny, Ensemble 

Director & Choreographer Fiona Quilter-Wood

Musical Director/keyboards Samuel Wilson

Vocal Coach Dan Cowtan

Technical Manager Mickey Gomm

Producers Adrian Burroughs & Leigh Amos

Lighting Design Jonthan Stacey

Sound Design Dave Stevens

Sound & Lighting Peter Child, Thomas Hurley

“Door” Design Mike Buckle

Backstage Mike Buckle, Mickey Gomm, Fiona Quilter-Wood

FoH & Bar Equus Members & Friends

Stand in MD  Justin Luke

Charity Liaison  Georgie Quilter-Wood

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - October/November 2018

We staged this iconic play in three local venues, Hastoe Long Marston and Little Gaddesden.  It was a challenge for everyone involved, not just the cast - several of whom had huge amounts of lines to learn, but the crew who moved and rebuilt the set and staging with only an hour in which to do it and the entire company who had to perform in very different spaces with no rehearsal.  The reviews were fabulous and we are very proud of what everyone achieved. 

Cast & Crew

Maggie the Cat - Fiona Faber

Brick - Marlon Gill

Big Daddy - Colin Bryer

Big Mamma - Damien Bishop

Mae - Leigh Amos

Gooper - Adrian Burroughs

Rev Tooker - Josh Dunk

Dr Baugh - Terry Casserley 

Daisy - Christine Garvey

Sookey - Ana Holland

Trixie - Melissa Holland

Dixie - Izzy Mattey

Polly - Isabella Dunstall

Sonny - Theo Cowtan 

Director - Andrew Faber

Producer - Leigh Amos

Asst Producer - Adrian Burroughs

Stage Manager - Mickey Gomm

Marketing & Box Office - Fiona Faber

Front of House Manager - Matthew Minors

Photography - Paul Adams

Audition Manager - Grace Hardy

Set Design - Fiona Faber & Georgie Quilter-Wood

Comic Potential - April 2018

The Court Theatre, Tring was the venue for this funny and clever play

On the surface of it, this is a romantic comedy about an aspiring playwright who falls in love with an "actoid" - the robots that have replaced actors in daytime soap operas.  However, as always, Ayckbourn manages to do more than just present a comedy.  This is also a successful satire on the workings of television and asks us to question what it is that makes us human.  After some chilly and very funny rehearsals, the cast and crew pulled off three fantastic performances to some very appreciative audiences. 

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Cast & Crew

Adam - Colin Tovee

Carla - Fiona Faber

Chandler - Steve Mattey

Daughter-Technician - Leigh Amos

Dr/Father/Man in Shop - Mike Payne

Girl in Dress Shop - Denise Lussignea

Jacie - Emma Russon

Lester - Adrian Burroughs

Marmion/Assistant - Fran Montague

Mum/Wife/Waitress - Becky Scott

Prim - Sharon Wilson

The Prostitute - Lindsay Smith

Trudi - Liz Edlin

Turkey - Terry Veal

Director - Andrew Faber

Producer - Leigh Amos

Marketing - Fiona Faber & Georgie Quilter-Wood

Stage Manager - Mickey Gomm

Lighting - Suzy Ruck

Sound Design - Nick Cooper

Sound Operation - Peter Child

Stage Crew - Matthew Minors

Programme Printing - Aston Studios

Wardrobe - Mandy Gomm

Photography - Rosalind White

Set Build - Simon Ruck, Cast & Crew

Box Office - Mike and Sandie Buckle

Front of House - Georgie Quilter-Wood &

                                                    volunteers of the Court Theatre

The Flint Street Nativity - December 2014

We staged Tim Firth's fabulous play The Flint Street Nativity at the Espinosa Centre in Berkhamsted.

In this charming and insightful version of a traditional nativity,  the eight-year-old pupils of Flint Street Primary School, all played by adults, perform the nativity play for their parents. The story is based on real events, collected over a period of ten years from Tim Firth's family and friends who were teachers. The results are hilarious and moving and we certainly had a great time bringing this one to the stage.  Please take a look at the show photos below which were all taken by www.rosalindwhitephotography.com, who we highly recommend! 

Cast & Crew

Innkeeper - Steve Berry

Wise Gold - Damien Bishop

Narrator - Mike Code

The Star - Stephen Davies

Ass - Malcolm Emms

Herod/Joseph - Colin Hubbocks

Angel Gabriel - Fiona Quilter-Wood

Angel - Emma Russon

Wise Frankincense - Eric Wilson

Mary - Sharon Wilson

Shepherd - Jo-Anne Wright

Director - Andrew Faber

Producer - Fiona Quilter-Wood

Ass. Producer & Photographer - Roz White

Stage Manager - Matthew Minors

Musical Director - Lindsay Smith

Wardrobe - Caroline Colebrook & Mandy Gomm

Lighting - Doz Brook 

Set Design - Georgie Quilter-Wood

Set Building - Simon Ruck, Cast & Crew

Programme Printing - Mike Payne

Box Office - Corrina Chute, Emma Shone

Front of House - Georgie Quilter-Wood

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