Welcome to Retford Little Theatre

Next Production: Stepping Out

by Richard Harris

Friday 27th September to Friday 4th October 2019, 7:30pm

This is a rollicking comedy about the attempts of a group of amateur tap dancers to overcome their inhibitions and left feet in a low-rent dance studio. Mavis, a former professional chorus girl, tries her hardest to teach the bumbling amateurs some terpsichorean skills for an upcoming recital. But before the dancing begins, Mavis must mediate the minor dramas that erupt among this motley but lovable crew on their way to triumph at their recital. Liza Minnelli starred as Mavis in the popular film.

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Readings for Casting Bothered and Bewildered

The readings for casting our second play of the Season, Bothered and Bewildered, will take place at 7.30pm on Monday 9th and Thursday 12th September in the theatre lounge.


As her family struggle to come to terms with her Alzheimer’s, Irene’s past passion for romantic literature blurs with reality. She spends hours discussing how best to write her ‘memory book’ with her imaginary friend and favourite author Barbara Cartland – disclosing long kept family secrets that she would never divulge to her daughters. This tragi-comedy is about memory, loss, secrets and, above all, love, and is set in 2001.


Irene early 70’s
Young Irene late teens to early 20’s
Shelley late teens to early 20’s
(Young Irene and Shelley must be played by the same young actress)
Beth and Louise have playing ages of between 45-55
Jim early 20’s
James early 20’s
(Jim and James must be played by the same actor)
The NHS Consultant can be played as either a man or a woman, any age
The community bobby must be played by a man age 20-40
Barbara Cartland age 50-60

If you are interested and would like more information, please leave a message for Keri on 01777 702002 or come to one of the readings.


2019-2020 Season

Retford Little Theatre is pleased to announce our 79th Season of plays will open with Stepping Out by Richard Harris and will conclude with Spring and Port Wine by Bill Naughton.

Bothered and Bewildered (Gail Young), Time of My Life (Alan Ayckbourn), and Di and Viv and Rose (Amelia Bullmore) complete the season’s line up.

Further details of all the plays in the 2019-2020 season, including ticket information, along with other events, can be found in our Season Brochure.

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