About

Double Act is an amateur dramatic group that was formed in 1997 by the amalgamation of the Purbeck Community Theatre (PCT) and the Corfe Valley Drama Group (CVDG) and who between them have written and produced many unique and well received plays of local interest as well as performing entertaining classics for over 25 years.

The group is based at Corfe Castle Village Hall and presents a major production in November each year.

Meetings are held on the first Monday evening of each month (7 – 8:30pm) and the group organises at least one annual trip to a theatre.

Since the group started its series of bi-annual summer Medieval Murder Mystery Walks in 2000, these events, now inside the Castle ruins, have become immensely popular and attract ever increasing and returning audiences from all over the country.

Our members come from all over Purbeck, cover all ages and enjoy an entertaining challenge with fun, social exchange and confidence building benefits. We are particularly proud of the large number of youngsters that have joined us over the years, some with learning difficulties, and all of whom have gained great benefit from dramatic expression.

New members are always welcome at any age or ability, with interests on or off stage – so why not join us?

For further details ring

David on 07800 580304 or Peter on 01929 480109

or email

david.wellstead@googlemail.com

or

pete@double-act.org.uk

Our Members – the Committee


Chairman – David Wellstead-Arnold Treasurer – Hilary Watson Secretary – Peter Smith
Other Committee members:

Anne Gaudin, Judith Jenkins, Christine Kemp, Mike Spinney, Barry Stocks, David Watson & Ashley Wellstead-Arnold.

We are always welcoming new members, so please get in touch via one of the links.


Past productions…………….
Voices in the Stone – 1990 (PCT) Echos in the Past – 1991 (PCT) Star Trekkin’ – The Panto – 1992
It’s a Jumble Out There! – 1993 (PCT) Magnus the Mighty – 1993 (PCT) Tyneham Time Remembered – 1994 (CVDG)
The Clay Pipe – 1995 (PCT) The Pied Piper of Hamlin – 1995 (CVDG) Purbeck Line UP! – 1996 (CVDG)
Toad of Toad Hall – 1997 Jack & the Beanstalk – 1998 The Mad Miller of Wareham – 1999
Medieval Murder Walk – 2000 1066 And All That – 2000 Civil War Murder Walk – 2001
Pantomime Pie – 2001 Who Rules Britannia? – 2002 Victorian Jubilee Murder Walk (1893) – 2002
Storm Child – 2002 Desperate Straits – 2003 The Anarchy Murder Walk (1141) – 2003
King Arthur – A Pantomime Adventure in Camelot – 2003 It’s a Jumble Out There – 2004 Hurrah for the Fabulous Four! – 2004
Edward 111 Murder Walk (1330) – 2005 Treasure Island – The Panto – 2005 A Christmas Carol – 2006
Trouble DOUBLED – 2007 King John Murder Walk (1216) – 2008 Cinderella – 2008
Dame Agatha’s Greatest Case – 2009 King John Murder Walk (1205) – 2010 The Witches – 2010
The Canterbury Tales – 2011 King Edward the Martyr Murder Walk – 2012 Babes in the Wood – 2012
Tyneham Time Remembered (Revisited) – 2013 Slighting of the Castle Murder Walk – 2014 Aladdin -2014 Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime – 2015
Kidnapped – The Panto – 2016 Cheese Conundrum – 2017 Murder in the Village Hall – 2017