About ACT


ACT Company has a primary aim of producing high quality theatrical projects and - in some cases - that perhaps few would attempt. Our secondary aim is to vary the category of theatre we present. We believe that by staging a cross-section of theatre - classic or contemporary, new writing or adaptations, straight plays or musicals - that will involve and challenge our audience, we can be confident of setting ourselves apart. We hope that this approach ensures we remain both versatile and engaging.

We operate a little differently to most in that we have no permanent membership. We cast those the most appropriate to each part in each production. We of course have people who have performed regularly with us but there is no mutual obligation for involvement in the next production. This ensures we cast the most suitable individual for a particular role and achieve the strongest cast possible. But by no means does that mean we do not cast those less experienced than others. On the contrary, we always aim to bring in new faces for each project and are happy to spend rehearsal time developing and nurturing potential. This goes for those keen to be involved both on stage and off. Enthusiasm and a willingness to develop any aspect of stage craft, goes a long way in our opinion.

 

'Is there no play, to ease the anguish of a torturing hour?'

From 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' by William Shakespeare

Lastly, ACT Company is not run by committee. The company policy is to remain free and open on all aspects of our work and our approach is that we bring people in for each project not only from a cast perspective but also for the production team. Again, this means we can invite fresh ideas and input for each new project and not become habitual or staid.

 

If you would like to express your interest please visit our contact page.

 

Reviews

'Hamlet' by William Shakespeare - "High energy and highly disciplined teamwork against the backdrop of an imaginative and classical set."

'Still Life' (Brief Encounter) by Noel Coward - "Excellent ensemble playing. ACT Company only pops up on odd occasions but judged on this little gem they should do so more often."

Recent Facebook Posts - ‘Les Misérables’

'Truly outstanding production. Genuinely moved at some of the performances.'

'WOW! Brilliant, well done to you all!'

'The staging was amazing. The characters alive and totally believable. Very, very well done!'

'A piece of art from beginning to end and one of the most powerful pieces of theatre that I have seen!'

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Reviews

'blue/orange' by Joe Penhall -
"The staging was excellent and beautifully lit, the performances skilled and highly competent."

'Much Ado About Nothing' by William Shakespeare - "You sat back and admired the sheer panache and creativity of ACT's theatrical concept."

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