Theatre Workshop Coulsdon


Review: The Wind In The Willows, presented by Theatre Workshop Coulsdon, Wednesday 25th July–Saturday 4th August

Posted on August 2nd, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Culture. 1 Comment

A happy summer highlight with an undertone of darkness

Not so much ‘wind in the willows’ as ‘a howling gale on the golf course’ – the long, hot spell of weather had broken the previous day, and Saturday 28th July was blowy. This presented Theatre Workshop Coulsdon with a serious meteorological challenge as the trees above the actors’ heads tossed noisily to and fro in the wind. Added to … Read More »



Event review: Theatre Workshop Coulsdon presents Dick Barton and the Slaves of the Sultan

Posted on August 15th, by Moira O'Donnell in Culture. No Comments

A woodland glade, a missing heiress and many a stiff upper lip

Armed with one flask of coffee, two Danish pastries, two folding chairs and five blankets, Sue Harling and I made our way from the car park of the Coulsdon Manor Hotel to the open-air set of Dick Barton and the Slaves of the Sultan, staged by Theatre Workshop Coulsdon. The weather had been variable over … Read More »



Event review: ‘Radio Days Transmission Two: The War Years’ by Theatre Workshop Coulsdon

Posted on April 18th, by Steve Thompson in Culture. No Comments

Advance Theatre Workshop Coulsdon. Long live the cause of freedom. God save the king!

Theatre Workshop Coulsdon has been in existence for forty-six years and has an excellent reputation for innovative and independent work, performed to a very high standard. This reputation is definitely maintained, indeed enhanced, by its latest production: ‘Radio Days Transmission Two: The War Years’. It was staged from 1st April to … Read More »



Event review: Theatre Workshop Coulsdon’s Christmas panto: Dick Turpin

Posted on December 13th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Culture. No Comments

There’s proper Fanny and Dick available in Croydon this Christmas

Editorial disclaimer: It’s likely that by choosing to open this review, and perhaps even to consider an evening’s entertainment entitled ‘The Pantomime Adventures of Dick Turpin‘, you declare yourself un-averse to content of a bawdy, or even of a mildly licentious, nature. 

You’re going to get that.

Before reading on, you may also wish to note … Read More »



Event review: ‘The Ladykillers’ by Theatre Workshop Coulsdon

Posted on April 15th, by Andy Ellis in Culture. No Comments

A mis-timed sound effect caused chuckles, says Andy Ellis, but a great time was had by audience and cast alike

I had never seen nor read The Ladykillers, a stage adaptation by Grahame Linehan of the Ealing comedy of the same name, and so entered Coulsdon Community Centre with no idea of plot or even of genre. I wasn’t even quite sure how to get … Read More »



Event review: ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ by Theatre Workshop Coulsdon, 29th July – 8th August

Posted on July 29th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Culture. 2 comments

There was a star danced over Coulsdon Manor Hotel. Liz Sheppard-Jones followed it

“Oh, do we have to?” said my 13 year old as we headed off to Coulsdon. “It’ll all be ‘hath’ and ‘doth’ and ‘quoth’”.

Let’s save ourselves a lot of time here: yes, you do have to, and one day you’ll thank me. But I sympathise – Shakespeare in the classroom is forbidding. There’s the … Read More »



Event Review: ‘Radio Days – The Golden Age of Wireless’ by Theatre Workshop Coulsdon

Posted on March 26th, by John Gass in Culture. No Comments

John Gass finds a bit of a curate’s egg, but still has an enjoyable night out

Coulsdon Community Centre, Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon, Surrey CR5 3BE

Time from East Croydon  26 mins by 166 

Saturday 21st March – Sunday 22nd March, Thursday 26th March – Sunday 29th March.
All performances at 8:00 pm.

Tickets £9, concessions £6

Having enjoyed Theatre Workshop Coulsdon’s previous production … Read More »



Event review: ‘The Producers’ by Theatre Workshop Coulsdon

Posted on December 17th, by John Gass in Culture. No Comments

John Gass finds political incorrectness gone mad in Coulsdon

Coulsdon Community Centre, Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon, Surrey CR5 3BE

Time from East Croydon  26 mins by 166 

Thursday 18th December 8:00pm, Friday 19th 8:00pm, Saturday 20th 3:00pm and 8:00pm, Sunday 21st 3:00pm

Tickets £9, concessions £5

Mel Brooks’s film The Producers has become a classic and is a personal favourite, so I have to admit … Read More »