Goodnight Mr Tom presented by Chipstead Players.

A packed courtyard theatre with an audience ranging from old to young, who have made the trek out on a bitterly cold January evening is testament to the enduring popularity of the 1981 book by Michelle Magorian. For those unfamiliar, Goodnight Mr Tom is in essence, the story of two broken souls. The widowed Tom…

PANTOMIME MAKES A TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO THE HARLEQUIN

Aladdin. The Harlequin Theatre and Cinema, Redhill. Aladdin, one of the most magical tales ever told and after a two-year enforced absence, boy were the Harlequin pantomime lovers ready to be transported to the familiar bawdy world of pantomime via Aladdin’s Arabia. There was a palpable, excited fizz as the mask-wearing audience waited with bated…

Wimbledon To Richmond Park: A rural walk in the capital.

There is something slightly other-worldly, sitting on a tube, rucksack on back, clad in walking gear, heading off for a day’s hiking. Pulling on my battered muddy boots would normally mean a remote countryside walk, up hill and down dale, rather than a 7-mile walk through London’s outer suburbs. But after a summer spent walking…

Cultural Crumbs – November 2021

RB Writes previews what we can look forward around RH1/2. THEATRE Chipstead Players Present On Golden Pond. On Golden Pond is currently showing on Broadway, its cast headed up by Hollywood actor James Earl Jones. The Chipstead Players, with their talented bunch of actors and crew may not perform their adaptation to a Broadway-sized crowd…

Up The Junction

The Junction and Sai Kitchen. Fine dining in the heart of Redhill. In a former life, I lived in an unfashionable area of North London. An area not known for culinary delights, or so I believed. For in the block of cafes, nail-bars and general stores at the end of my road lurked a superb…

Fancy listening to our winning entries?

Missed out on tuning in to SUSY last week? Fear not, by the marvels of modern technology we have the recordings all ready for you to listen to. Enormous thanks to David Jay for broadcasting them to the area via his afternoon stroll. Settle down with a cup of tea and listen in to the…

Listen to our 2021 stories on Susy Radio this week

David Jay’s afternoon stroll set to broadcast 2021 RB Writes winning story and runners up. Tune into SUSY Radio’s Afternoon Stroll this week (27th September), settle down with a cuppa and listen to the wonderful, quirky and thoughtful top three tales from the very talented finalists. The brilliant David Jay will broadcast the two runners…

Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum

Rebecca Biden Reviews Treasure Island presented by The Chipstead Players I had the pleasure of seeing Treasure Island preformed at Courtyard Theatre by the Chipstead Players Youth Theatre. The play was directed by Debra Elson and remarkably, took only ten days to put together. The beautifully designed set really drew you into performance and helped…

It’s a Pirate’s Life For Me

The Chipstead Players present Treasure Island. ‘Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum.’ The famous rousing pirate chant is more reminiscent of a celebratory songs from sporting crowds, as an audience, delighted to be back at the Courtyard Theatre, took their seats with the famous shanty ringing in their ears. We were eagerly anticipating…

WORDS FROM THE WAY

West Highland Way: a magical and legendary hike through mountains, mists and more. The West Highland Way buzzes with a tangible magic along its 96 mile route between Milngavie and Fort William; especially after you cross the high/lowland divide and history, legend and folklore collide. As you traipse along the high-fern lined and wildflower filled…