Awards Presented at Annual General Meeting

Thank you to everyone who attended the Annual General Meeting last Friday evening.

Changes to the Executive Committee

We are saying goodbye to Claire Tate who stepped down as President and welcome Mark Worsley who will be taking on the role.

Louise Lomax and Victoria Woolsey have been voted in to share the role of Communications Director.

The following posts remain in place:
* Paul Walker as Executive Chairman
* Amanda King as Finance Director
* Sue Bonnett as Artistic Director


As part of the event, two cups were presented to members of the Company.

Members’ Member Award

This award is voted for by the Company members and this year Jack Woodthorpe was the proud recipient.

President’s Award

Decided on by the Executive Committee, this year the award was presented to Logan Bartlett.

AGM Awards

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Exeter Dance Festival 2019

During February half-term, Centre Stage took part in the Exeter Dance Festival held at the Corn Exchange.

We entered three Song and Dance groups:

Wizard of Oz

- Under 10′s performed a number from the Wizard of Oz

- Under 14′s performed Consider Yourself from Oliver!

- Under 21′s had two entries with Slap that Base from Crazy For you and Masquerade from Phantom of the Opera


The standard of entries were high and we are pleased to say that we came second in class in both the Under 10′s and Under 14′s!

Congratulations to our younger members!

Crazy for You

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Centre Stage AGM – Friday 1st March 2019

Centre Stage invite you to their

Annual General Meeting

Friday 1st March 2019

Withycombe Methodist Church Hall


Nominations and any other business to be forwarded to the
Communications directors by 22nd February 2019

Louise Lomax –
Vicky Woolsey –

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Successful Company Auditions for Oliver!

With every performance by Exmouth’s Centre Stage youth theatre group, the town’s talented youngsters always ensure their audiences come back for another helping!
True to this tradition, the award-winning theatre company’s upcoming show in April is a production of the world-famous “Oliver!” based on Lionel Bart’s masterful adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic Oliver Twist.
Tickets are now on sale for the show, which will play at Exmouth Pavilion from 9th to 13th April. That’s almost 20 years to the day since the death of Lionel Bart, whose adaptation of the orphan boy’s adventures with a gang of pickpockets has proved a long-standing hit with theatre and cinema audiences all over the world.

Last Sunday saw auditions at Brixington Primary Academy for the main parts in the production – including that of Oliver Twist himself.
After auditioning and giving the roles due consideration, the production team picked two boys, who will share the role of Oliver for the upcoming production.
The choice between these two hopefuls was so close that there will be one more Oliver than usual!
The results of casting for the other key roles – such as the Artful Dodger, Fagin, Nancy and Bill Sikes – will be decided soon.
Once those roles have been filled, rehearsals will begin in earnest.
Watch out for more news about the show and other Centre Stage updates.

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Announcing our April 2019 Show!

We are pleased to announce that our April 2019 show will be
Lionel Bart’s Oliver!

The company return from their Christmas break next week recharged and ready to bring you a spectacular performance.

The production runs from 9th – 13th April 2019.
Tickets are available from the box office at LED Pavilion, Exmouth.

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Join us as we Step Into Christmas!

Following the success of our last production, Crazy for You, our talented group have been back in rehearsals working hard to bring you our annual Christmas show.

This one day production sees both senior and junior members of Centre Stage join for two fantastic shows at The Pavilion, Exmouth on Sunday 16th December at 3pm and 7.30pm.

Join us and bring your family and friends to this feel good seasonal event, and Step Into Christmas with Centre Stage.

Tickets are available now at the box office 01395 222477 or online.


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Crazy Antics by Company Members

Our crazy company members have been up to some crazy (for you) antics over the last few weeks to promote our latest production.

Budleigh Salterton was the first stop for Carnival day. Having blown up around 200 balloons, members gave an impromptu performance of ‘I Got Rhythm’ for the carnival judges, winning us first prize in our category!

Some of our members braved the rain on a wild Saturday morning dashing up and down Exmouth seafront as part of the weekly Park Run. Did you spot them from the warmth of a café?
Sadly, the Exmouth Carnival day, where the company was due to perform, had to be cancelled due to stormy weather. Once again, our crazy crew were still out and about in Exmouth town centre handing out leaflets.

And as if that wasn’t enough… have you spotted our posters popping up around the town? It was wet and windy, but it’ll take more than crazy weather to stop us letting you know when our production of Crazy for You will be on at LED Pavilions, Exmouth.
Your support is needed, please buy a ticket and come and watch us between Tuesday 23rd October and Saturday 27th October 2018.

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Rehearsals Under Way for Crazy For You

Rehearsals are well under way for the October production of Crazy for You which is being performed at Exmouth Pavilion from Tuesday 23rd October to Saturday 27th October 2018.

It’s a classic tale of boy meets girl and a theatre in need of rescue.

With a fast-paced and light-hearted script and a collection of the well known tunes of George and Ira Gershwin this is a feel good musical that the whole family will enjoy!

Tickets available from the box office at Exmouth Pavilion in person, by calling 01395 222477 or online.

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Centre Stage Juniors Present Wizard of Oz – July 2018

7th & 8th July sees the turn of Centre Stage Juniors showcase their talent with a weekend run of Wizard of Oz Young Performers’ Edition.

After running away from home, Dorothy with her dog Toto finds herself whisked away by a cyclone to the magical Land of Oz. The only way home is to find the mighty Wizard of Oz. On her journey, Dorothy befriends a Scarecrow, Tin Man and a Lion. Together they battle the Wicked Witch of the West’s determination to reclaim the ruby red slippers that Dorothy is wearing.

Come along and see this enchanting tale of friendship and courage at the Blackmore Theatre, Exmouth.

Performances on:

Saturday 7th July 2018 – 3pm & 7pm
Sunday 8th July 2018 – 3pm

For tickets, call 07866 667655

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Crazy For You – 23rd to 27th October 2018

If you are looking for a complete contrast with the musical Godspell then look no further than the wonderful Crazy for You. Award winning Centre Stage never rests on its laurels and bringing the romantic Gershwin musical comedy to Exmouth is testament to their talent and versatility. Tap dancing meets Gershwin – What’s not to love!?

With music and lyrics from George and Ira Gershwin, Crazy for You is full of fabulous iconic songs. Someone to Watch over Me,Nice Work if You Can It and of course the show-stopping, toe-tapping I Got Rhythm!.


Tickets available now from Exmouth Pavilion

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