NEWS 2018

May 2018

BKTC's Stage Writing Group continues to meet regularly in Frome. Members are working on the plays featured in last October's Scratch Night, aiming to have complete drafts ready by late Autumn for rehearsed readings - funds permitting.

If you live in or near Frome and would like to try your hand at writing for the theatre contact Sian at

Defender of the Dead started the Hampshire leg of its tour at Forest Forge Theatre Ringwood on the 28th October 2017. The show received some excellent reviews including:

"Complex, vibrant, heart-stopping. Thank you." Audience Member

"Catch it if you can. You will be in for a theatrical treat." Forest Reviews

and we're very grateful to Sharon and the Team for hosting us.  The show was then seen by a small but appreciative audience at Hyde Memorial Hall before moving on to Forest Arts, New Milton on the 28th November. Thanks to Helen and the Forest Arts Team who helped make the evening a great success and to Eltjo for a knock-out performance! One audience member wrote in the Comments Book:

"Better than anything we've seen in London." 

On the 9th February 2018 Defender of the Dead was seen by a large and enthusiastic audience at the delightful Shelley Theatre, Bournemouth. The final performance took place on the 17th February at The Market Hall, Botley - a venue that doesn't usually stage dramas - a fact that was reflected in the number of people who came to see the show - but, we've broken new ground and hope to return there at sometime in the future! 

  Eltjo  as  Zac:  Forest Forge Theatre 28.10.2017                                            Photo:

Eltjo as Zac: Forest Forge Theatre 28.10.2017                                            Photo:

Many thanks to all the writers and actors who took part in our hugely successful Scratch Night at The Archangel in Frome on Sunday, 15th October. We had a full house and very lively feedback from a discerning, enthusiastic and appreciative audience. The writers are now continuing to work on their scripts and the Frome Stagewriting Group will reconvene its monthly meetings in a couple of weeks. If you'd like to join call Sian on 01373 812793 or email:

 Rehearsing for the  Scratch Night  at The Archangel, Frome

Rehearsing for the Scratch Night at The Archangel, Frome

 And an enthralled audience

And an enthralled audience