Hugely successful performance at Maxstoke Castle

Congratulations were received from all quarters for the Group’s recent performance at Maxstoke Castle on 6th September.

In an entirely new departure for Coleshill Drama Group, we were invited to present two one act plays on the theme of World War One. The plays took place in the open air and in the ‘Round’ with the imposing castle as backdrop.

The whole process was challenging and a learning experience for everybody involved, not least the necessity for the actors to remain still whilst bitten to distraction by mosquitoes arising like a cloud of voracious locusts.

The evening finished with a performance by the excellent City of Birmingham Brass Band accompanying a superb fireworks display with the ‘1812 Overture’Suffice it to say that all involved in the dramas rose to the occasion and the feedback was nothing short of superb.

We received thanks from ‘Nick The Vic’ for our support (the charity involved was Maxstoke Church) and and extract of an  email from Mr.Featherstone-Dilke is quoted below:-

“My renewed thanks – on behalf of everybody within Maxstoke – for your splendid performance at the Castle on Saturday night.  It was a really worthwhile undertaking and the feedback from the patrons was terrific – in no small part due to all of your efforts. 

 I had not realised before that you had never worked outside, which poses its own challenges, to which you rose splendidly and I thought the plays themselves were excellent.

 Many thanks again – please pass our thanks and congratulations to all the cast and helpers – and I hope that one day we will have the courage and the energy to do it again!”

Michael FD

Despite the challenges this performance provided, we all thoroughly enjoyed the process of making this evening come together for the enjoyment of all concerned.

Please follow our next performances on the website…… and also feel free to come and join us and take on one of the many roles involved in putting on a performance. You can email us

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