Alsager Community Theatre (ACT) was founded in 1973. Our current aim is to produce two plays a year, one in our home base in the Alsager Civic and one, courtesy of the National Trust, at Little Moreton Hall.
During the past 43 years, we have gained a reputation for acclaimed productions of Shakespeare and other classics, as well as having a sell-out season at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2004 with Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood.
Welcome to our new website, which is still under construction. More will be added in the coming weeks.
New Touring Production coming this Spring
Alsager Community Theatre’s latest touring production is a brand new play about Jo Cox – the MP who was so tragically murdered in her own constituency last year.
It’s written and directed by Keith Plant who was also responsible for our last two touring productions which received fantastic reviews. Called God’s Own Country, it celebrates the values and achievements of a remarkable woman which wraps the story of Cox with the drama of the referendum and the tensions of Brexit Britain issues. It’s not frightened to punch hard as it confronts the arguments which are stretching our leaders as they try to re-unite the country.
The play will be touring around south Cheshire before going up to Yorkshire where Cox’s death is still a scar for the community.
For more information see our Press Release - click here!
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Call For Actors!
Are you an experienced amateur actor on the lookout for a new challenge or have you never acted before but find the idea appealing? Alsager Community Theatre is looking for new talent to take part in its outdoor summer production, which takes place in the beautiful courtyard of Little Moreton Hall (or in a marquee there if the weather is unhelpful!).
This year's production will be Shakespeare's much-loved comedy As You Like It and open auditions are taking place very early in March. ACT's six performances are between 13th and 22nd July 2017. Rosalind and Orlando are driven from the court by the cruelty and injustice of their families, and meet as exiles in the Forest of Arden, where love is on everyone's mind, from the humblest of shepherds and country wenches to the sons and daughters of the nobility. However, Rosalind is in disguise and Orlando must be put to the test before he can be found worthy of her love. With a host of appealing and amusing characters, As You Like It is one of Shakespeare's sunniest and most joyful plays, as the young people find a sense of freedom in the forest denied to them in the stifling atmosphere of the court.
Everyone is welcome to attend ACT's auditions which take place on Wednesday 1st March and on Monday 6th March from 7.45pm at Alsager Library. For more information, or if you are interested but cannot make those audition dates, please phone Diana Lane on 01260