We will be holding our Annual Meeting at 7.30pm on Thursday 1st August 2019 upstairs in the Magna Carta pub, 1 Exchequergate, Lincoln LN2 1PZ.

Items on the agenda will include election of the committee (currently Jez Ashberry Chair, Vicky Ashberry Treasurer, Fraya Grove Deputy Treasurer, Su Toogood Secretary, Kev Gillingham Technical Member, Shelagh Gillingham and David Thew). If you are interested in standing for the committee, please email us beforehand.

Subscriptions will also be agreed and be due (currently £15, with £10 for the unwaged).

Other items under discussion will be future productions and progress with ‘Waiting for Godot’ to be performed in The Room Upstairs at Lincoln Drill Hall from Wednesday 6th to Thursday 8th November 2019

Everyone is welcome – members, non-members and newcomers. If you are unable to attend but wish to raise anything under Any Other Business, please let Su know as soon as possible.


We’re pleased to announced the cast for our autumn production of Waiting for Godot.

Vladimir – John Leighton
Estragon – Christopher Adams
Pozzo – Jez Ashberry
Lucky – Anthony Sexton
Boy – TBC

Rehearsals have begun and this classic absurdist drama can be seen in The Room Upstairs at Lincoln Drill Hall from 6th to 8th November 2019. David Thew is in the director’s chair.

If you’d like to get involved in any way please email us.


We will be holding two open auditions for Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett on Thursday 9th May 2019 and Wednesday 15th May 2019 in The Kennel at the Dog & Bone pub on John Street off Monks Road, Lincoln.

Auditions start at 7.30pm. There is no need to attend both auditions. You should ideally be familiar with the script but there is no need to prepare an audition piece.

Waiting to Godot will be performed in The Room Upstairs at Lincoln Drill Hall from 6th to 8th November 2019. The play requires four adult male actors and one boy and the director will be David Thew.

For more information please email us.


Everyone is welcome to attend our next Common Ground company meeting at 7.30pm on Tuesday 26th February 2019.

We will be meeting in The Kennel at the Dog & Bone on John Street off Monks Road in Lincoln to discuss our current production, future plans and any other burning issues that come up!

You don’t have to be a member to attend but we’d love it if you’d like to join our group!

Hope to see you there!


It is very worrying to hear the news this week that Lincoln Drill Hall faces an uncertain future owing to cuts in its funding from the city council.

The Drill Hall has been our spiritual home since it re-opened as an arts centre in 2004, and we couldn’t have achieved as much as we have in our 18-year history without its great facilities and welcoming ethos.

Chris and his team are not giving up and have launched a fund-raising campaign to fill the funding gap of £130,000 every year. They are asking supporters to ‘Be a Brick, Buy a Brick’ and pledge an annual donation of £10 or £50 to keep the Drill Hall open.

We strongly support this campaign and will be making our own annual donation. We urge everyone to do the same by digging deep to save one of Lincoln’s cultural jewels.

Follow this link to find out more and donate: https://www.lincolndrillhall.com/be-a-brick/

Thank you!