Beckenham Theatre Centre

Recent Productions

Passion Play - Aug 13 In Basildon - July 2013 The Witches - May 20113 The Herbal Bed - April 2013 Flare Path - March 2013

Passion Play - Aug 13

Passion PlayBy Peter Nichols Performance dates: Monday 12th – Saturday 17th August 2013 "Passion Play is brilliant.... On the surface, it's an old, old story: the happy marriage of a middle-aged couple, See details

In Basildon - July 2013

Performance dates: Monday 1st – Saturday 6th July @ 8PMBy David Eldridge "People always get the wrong idea about Essex, don't they?" Len's on his deathbed and the family gather to say See details

The Witches - May 20113

Performance dates: Monday 27th May – Saturday 1st June Please Note: There will be no performance on Tuesday 28th May, and on Saturday 1st June there will be a matinee at See details

The Herbal Bed - April 2013

Performance dates: Monday 29th April – Saturday 4th May @ 8PM By Peter Whelan King James I is on the throne, the Church of England, as now, is riven with argument and See details

Flare Path - March 2013

Flare Path by Terence Rattigan directed by Fleur Buckley Performance dates: Monday 18th – Saturday 23rd March @ 8.00pmBromley Theatre Guild Full-Length Play Festival Entry "What I say is, there's a war on, See details

Jean Rochester - Rest in Peace PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 00:00

jean flowers

It is with great sadness that I am writing to let you know that Arthur Rochester's wife, Jean, passed away on Saturday. Jean was a stalwart of Beckenham Theatre for many years and will be sorely missed. As many of you will know, Jean has been courageously battling her illness for many years and, on more than one occasion, has surprised us all with her strength to overcome adversity against the odds. However, she has been very poorly the past few weeks and Arthur and her family take some comfort in the knowledge that she is now at peace and free from pain.

Her funeral will take place on Thursday 17 April at 1.00pm at Christ Church URC, Tudor Way, Petts Wood, Kent BR5 1LH followed by a private cremation. All are welcome to attend the church and there will be refreshments after the service.

If you would like to send flowers for Jean (Arthur says she loved flowers) or a donation to St Christopher's Hospice in her memory, you may do so via the funeral directors, W. Uden and Sons, 19 Chatsworth Parade, Queensway, Orpington BR5 1DF.

Our thoughts are with Arthur and family at this very sad and difficult time.

Good PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 14 April 2013 17:28

Bromley Theatre Guild Full-Length Play Festival Production

By C P Taylor
Directed by Colleen Batson

By arrangementment with Samuel French Ltd.

Performance dates: Monday, 5th May - Saturday, 10th May

Adjudication: Thursday, 8th May 2014

The play was first produced in 1981 by the RSC; it starred Alan Howard and is regarded as one of the great modern plays. It is about how a 'good' man can be seduced by the lure of power and influence into supporting the Third Reich. Halder is a professor who has written a novel about euthanasia, which is taken up by the regime. It is a play with music, C P Taylor described it as a musical-comedy, but of course the subject of the play is not funny.

'The Professor is depicted as a "good" and decent man struggling with more than a fair share of domestic chaos - an elderly mother with senile dementia, a neurotic wife, demanding children, a mistress, the Nazi propaganda machine and the increasing tendency to hear beautiful music in unexpected places offering him momentary release from his day-to-day issues.' Jane Turner, Manchester Salon

'Good revolves around John Halder, a German literature professor dealing with family problems in the 1930s. Halder explores his personal circumstances in a novel advocating compassionate euthanasia. When the book is unexpectedly enlisted by powerful political figures in support of government propaganda, Halder finds his career rising in an optimistic current of nationalism and prosperity. Yet with Halder's change in fortune, his decisions potentially jeopardize the people in his life with devastating effects.' wsutheatre - Hilberry WordPress


HALDER - Simon Holland

HELEN - Jane Lobb

ANNE - Megan McGery

HIS MOTHER - Margaret Glenn

MAURICE - Peter Al-Sheikhli

BOK - James Mercer

ELISABETH - Tania Meagher

CLERK - Tania Meagher
DOCTOR - Simon Waterfield
NURSE - Tania Meagher

BOULLER - Michael Darbon
EICHMANN - Stephen Pitt
HOSS - Stephen Pitt

BOY - Samuel Napthine


SINGERS - Jessica-Ann Jenner & Daniel Goad


 - Adult Themes and Language


Tickets are £8.00 (£6.00 concessions) and available from the Box Office on 07500 90833107500 908331

Please note: Only members and guests of members are entitled to attend our performances - we are not allowed to sell tickets to the Public.