Come join our jolly troupe!
Keevil Drama Group has been in existence for over 50 years, bringing lots of fun and laughter to our village community.
Typically we would put on a Murder Mystery in the summer and a main production late November. The pandemic put a stop to that and since then our numbers have dwindled due to members moving away or leaving to pursue other interests. Unless we can recruit new members, the drama group will sadly have to fold and this is why we are reaching out.
There are many ways you can involved – props, costumes, scenery design and painting, lighting, stage effects, front of house to name just a few. We also need someone willing to direct us.
We want to stress that no specific skills are required, just a sense of humour and a commitment to making our productions a success and enabling this important community group to continue for another 50 years!
We would like to invite you for a glass of wine in the Village Hall on Friday 24 February 7.30pm to 8.30pm to meet some of the group and answer any questions you may have. In the past we’ve met twice a month in the spring to read through scripts at a member’s house and then decide what to perform.
If you’re unable to attend but might be interested in joining and would like a chat please call Vivien Scott on 01380 871447 or Diane Bouault on 01380 870545.
Keevil Drama Group 2022 production
‘I’D SOONER SEE HIM DEAD’
A Murder Mystery by Richard Adams
Murder Mystery evenings are a light hearted murder mystery production, where the audience pit their wits to try and solve the murder and name the guilty party. You can come along as individuals or teams and there is a prize for the winners.
At the end of Act 1, we serve supper, and clues are usually offered. After Act 2, dessert is served; you can interrogate the cast whilst coffee is served and you can decide whodunnit. Your accusation sheets are then collected, before Act 3 in which the murderer is revealed. Accusation sheets are studied and prizes awarded.
Our 2022 production in November – the first since Covid – was also attended by the playwright Richard Adams himself, who in a very rare public appearance joined the cast on stage at the end of the production and helped everyone bid farewell to Geoff West as he retires from the Drama Group after many MANY years treading the boards of Keevil.
Production stills by Sarah Dow – click for full size and slide show
SOME PRE-COVID PRODUCTIONS…
Well, the 2019 main event of the Keevil Drama Group, The White Sheep of the Family, is over for another year – a huge thank you to everyone involved both on and off set – we know what a huge commitment you make for our delight and entertainment!
A selection of images by Sarah Dow. Click on the image for full size…
A selection of images by Sarah Dow from the 2018 production OUTSIDE EDGE. Click on the image for full size…
Mid-summer, Keevil Drama Group hold an annual evening of suspense: serving a two-course supper with coffee during the play for you to dine upon as you try to solve the clues that unravelled before you on the stage. Come on your own or as a team, prizes to be won for the winning sleuth!
Thank you to everyone for your kind support and comments on the Drama Group’s productions. Why not join us? Acting or backstage, you would be most welcome. Ring Geoff West on 870425 for more information.