Welcome to Retford Little Theatre


Current 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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Review: Stepping Out

“Saturday 28th September 2019 saw the 400th production at The Retford Little Theatre and what a fantastic show to celebrate such an occasion.

“The comedy Stepping Out by Richard Harris is about a group of working-class amateurs with inhibitions and two left feet. I have nothing but praise for every part of the production and I know from the reaction of the audience, that everyone felt the same.”

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Readings for Casting Time of My Life

The readings for casting our third play of the Season, Time of My Life, will take place at 7.30pm on Monday 7th and Thursday 10th September in the theatre lounge.


Gerry Stratton has organized a family dinner with his sons Glyn and Adam at his favourite restaurant to celebrate his wife Laura’s birthday. Glyn is with his wife Stephanie and Adam has brought along his new girlfriend, an outrageous hairdresser. Gradually, family skeletons intrude on the happy scene: Glyn’s unfaithfulness knows no bounds, the family transport business has been hit by the recession, and Laura has been unfaithful too. Glyn’s story is set more recently and Adam’s further back in time, while at the centre. Gerry and Laura pick apart their marriage and recall first love.

If you are interested and would like more information, please leave a message for Alan Mitchell 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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