Tickets on sale for Ladies’ Day

We’re back on stage in May – and you can now buy your tickets to see Ladies’ Day by Amanda Whittington at the Broadbent Theatre in Wickenby from 26th to 28th May 2022.

In this heart-warming comedy, life is one long, hard slog for the fish-filleting foursome Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda. But their fortunes are set to change when they head to Ladies’ Day at York Racecourse. Factory hairnets make way for fascinators as the four friends hit the races for an unforgettable day out.

Secrets are spilled with the champagne and friendships are tested to the limit. Yet as the day unfolds and tempers fray, their accumulator bet keeps quietly winning. If their luck and their nerve holds, the ladies could could hit the jackpot – and more.

Tickets cost £10 (£9 concessions) and can be pre-booked here.

Join us at our 20th birthday party

Update 12th November 2021: Sadly this event has been cancelled. Those who purchased tickets will receive a full refund.

We are so looking forward to our celebration fundraiser on Saturday 27th November and really hope that you will come and join us there!

If you have acted with us or been part of backstage or front of house; if you have been to any of our 35 productions and enjoyed it; if you want us to be able to continue as your local, high-quality theatre group – then please support this event.

As well as a quiz, there will be a short extract from Ladies’ Day – our next production at the Broadbent Theatre from 26th to 28th May 2022 – live music, a raffle and of course cheese, biscuits and wine.

The event takes places on Saturday 27th November 2021 from 7.30pm at St Swithin’s Community Centre, Croft Street, Lincoln.

Tickets cost £15 and must be booked and paid for in advance.

To book your place, please email common.ground@ntlworld.com or call Jez on 07780 735071.


20th anniversary celebration

Update 12th November 2021: Sadly this event has been cancelled. Those who purchased tickets will receive a full refund.

Save the date: Saturday 27th November, St Swithin’s Community Centre, Croft Street, Lincoln.

Twenty years ago in November we performed our first production: Spring and Port Wine at Croft Street Community Centre.

This year we will be returning to Croft Street 20 years to the day after opening night! We plan to celebrate our 20th anniversary with cheese and wine, a quiz, entertainment and a raffle.

The aim is to have fun and celebrate our achievements, and also to raise some much needed funds for Common Ground.

More information about how to book your ticket will be on this website soon! In the meantime, save the date in your diary!

Cast confirmed for Ladies’ Day

We have finally confirmed our new cast for Ladies’ Day, which is scheduled to be performed at the Broadent Theatre in May 2022.

Go to our Forthcoming Productions page for full details:

Many thanks to everyone who auditioned. It was a really strong field!

Female actors required!

We love auditions, we really do! So much so that we’re having another one on Wednesday 1st September.

We’re still looking for two female actors to join our cast for Ladies’ Day by Amanda Whittington, which will be performed at the Broadbent Theatre in Wickenby from Wednesday 25th to Saturday 28th May 2022.

The play is set in a fish packing factory in Hull and York Races so the main roles really could do with a Hull accent (we’ll have help with this!). The two parts available are as follows:

Jan, mid-forties
Linda, early to mid-twenties

If you’d like to audition come to St Mary Le Wigford Church, St Mary’s Street, Lincoln LN5 7AR (next to the railway station) at 7:30pm on Wednesday 1st September.

If you are unable to come but would like to be considered, please email su.toogood@ntlworld.com.

Annual Meeting 16th August

We’re back! We will be holding our annual meeting in person on Monday 16th August 2021 at 7.30pm at St Mary Le Wigford Church Hall, St Mary’s Street, Lincoln LN5 7EQ.

There’s lots to discuss, not least our next production (Ladies’ Day) and where we go from here. Existing, past and new members are very welcome!

The existing committee are all prepared to stand again, except David Thew, to whom we offer our thanks for his previous services.  They are: Jez Ashberry (Chair), Fraya Grove (Treasurer), Su Toogood (Secretary), Kev Gillingham (Technical member) and Elaine Howell.  If you are interested in standing for the committee, please contact Su Toogood with the name of a seconder who is an existing member of the company.  

Agenda:

  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Minutes of Annual General Meeting, held remotely 16 August 2020
  3. Matters arising
  4. Chair’s report
  5. Treasurer’s report
  6. Secretary’s report
  7. Election of Committee
  8. Finances and Subscriptions
  9. Ladies’ Day
  10. Future productions
  11. Venues
  12. Any Other Business

We look forward to seeing you all there!