9 September – Gilbert – No Sullivan – very funny show!!
If you weren’t at Sheppey Little Theatre on Saturday you missed a real treat. Stars of TV comedies such as This Is Jinsy and those Magnificnet Men which they performed at the theatre two years ago in 2015. This was some of Sir W.S. Gilbert’s (of Gilbert and Sullivan fame) stories and ballads. Great comedy with many really funny props, fantastic timing and delivery and wacky character acting. But fear not they are playing again locally on 21 October, same show at Rodersham Village Hall in Sittingbourne. If comedy is your bag and you want a lot of laugh out loud fun – do not miss this show!
Jeremy Thornton – web editor
2 September – Deadmans Island talk – best supported yet!
Sheppey Little Theatre has been putting on talks of local or local historical interest for several years now.Last night au audience of 95 people came to hear Daf Charman give a fascinating talk about Deadman’s Island, supported by Sue Percival and Shirley West who read excerpts from letters about Surgeon Sidney Bernard and Jo Eden who read about a ghost dog on Deadmans Island.
Daf’s talk was illustrated with many photographs of Deadman’s Island and of Surgeon Sidney Bernard who nursed sailors with yellow fever whilst in quarantine. Sidney knew that the odds of him catching yellow fever were high but that didn’t stop him. He died of yellow fever and is buried on Burntwick Island, next to Deadman’s Island in the Loneliest Grave in the world. Daf told tales of the prison and hospital hulks which stretched from Sheppey to Strood in Napoleonic War times.
Do keep an eye on our varied programme for shows, plays and talks – we do try to put on a varied programme to appeal to all sorts of interests and tastes.
Jeremy Thornton – web editor – 2 September 2017
Sheppey Little Theatre – entertainment for everyone
Sheppey Little Theatre try their very best to put on something for everyone. Here are some pictures of acts we have had at the theatre over the last year. Keep an eye out for our what’s on list.
Sheppey Little Theatre receive grant funding for new doors – 30 April 2017
In September 2016 the SLT committee decided that we needed new doors. To make that happen we needed to raise £12,000. Since then we have been applying for various grant funding. Good news – we now have the full amount of funding to have new doors fitted which will be electric sliding doors. This will modernise the theatre and be a lot safer than the existing swinging doors. The committee would like to thank the various grant funders for their contributions as follows:
£6,000 – Trusthouse
£5,000 – Queenborough Fisheries,
£350 – members grants from SBC,
£1000 – from SBC Cultural fund,
£250 – from Checkmate
Anita Harris returns to Sheppey on 25 February 2017
Anita Harris has been in show business since she was 15 years old. I remember Anita Harris from the 1970s she was on everything the David Nixon Show, Morecambe and Wise and This is Tom Jones. Anita has done pretty well everything in show business from Las Vegas to Top of The Pops, Carry On Films, pantos for many years and appearances in the West End in CATS. She has been to Sheppey Little Theatre already in 2015, as well as talking about her career and singing some well known songs – she still has a great voice. As well as still being a great entertainer she was lovely and down to earth – she signed autographs, posed for photos and chatted to people as they left the theatre after the show.
So come to the show on 25 February 2017. If you’re too young to remember Anita Harris, bring your Mum and Dad, if they’re too young to remember her bring your grandparents as well – they will definitely remember her. We don’t have many celebrities on the Island. Come and see Anita Harris you’ll be glad you did! Book tickets at Sheppy Glass in person or ring 01795 580006.