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Reasons to be cheerful at Lane Theatre

A very varied programme of plays, shows, musicals and new attractions will ensure that live theatre and entertainment is the reason to come to Lane Theatre throughout 2022.

Two one act plays, “A Dog’s Life” and “Dead True” are now in rehearsal for six performances beginning our drama season on March 10th.

These two plays will be followed by “ART”, directed by Stuart Ellison from June 1st. and Andy Fox returns from directing A Dogs Life to take the helm of “A Bunch of Amateurs” in July, going up from Wednesday 13th. of the month. This play was co-written by Ian Hislop, of “Have I got News for You” fame, and Nick Newman, brilliantly adapted from the film in which the cast included stellar names such as Burt Reynolds, Sir Derek Jacobi, Samantha Bond and Imelda Staunton so serious footsteps to tread there NDS!

Newquay Stage Company are in rehearsal for their Pantomime “Aladdin” but, as this coincides with the evening of two one act plays, they are performing at St. Michael’s Church Hall which is their alternative venue to Lane Theatre. They hope to perform their musical “My Fair Lady” at Lane, later in the year, probably in October. September has eight performances of “The Thrill of Love”, a play revolving around the life of Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Great Britain, back in 1955.

All our regular artists and tribute bands have re-booked to return this year, plus some new names have been added. These include “The Tom Petty Legacy” and “Ultimate Coldplay” plus “Dazed & Confused” (Led Zeppelin Tribute) and Rory Jackson as Michael Jackson, others may well follow.

2022 marks the 90th anniversary of the first ever plays performed by Newquay Dramatic Society and we plan to celebrate this important milestone by holding an “Open Day” with entertainment including classic TV sketches. The Cosy Nook Bar and Green Room lounge will be open to all and a conducted tour of the theatre, if desired, will be available This event will probably take place on a Spring weekend, full details of which will follow shortly.

All the necessary precautions for avoiding Covid 19 and its emerging variants are still in place and, if the NDS flag is flying again, it means there’s something good coming up at Lane soon.

Stuart Hammond (Publicity Officer)

Covid Precautions


Latest government regulations state that masks need to be worn at theatres (unless exempt).  This includes the corridors and auditorium. 

They may be removed when seated and taking food or drink in the bar areas. 

Hand sanitiser points are placed by all entrances and there are disposable paper towels and soap in our toilets.