Madhatters Theatre Club


Recent Productions

Among our most recent productions have been:

Full list of past productions
Productions 2008 to 2011
Productions 2000 to 2007

May 2019
Madhatters put on Last Woman Working,
a comedy play by Michael Pearcy (Review). Our show also included jazz, magic and singing by local performers.
We organised performances: evenings and a matinee, 10-11 May 2019.
Right: Harold, Penny. Below: Richard, Ashford Place Choir and Charlotte
(Images © HT and SM)


November 2018

Madhatters put on
All by myself
a two-scene comedy play by
Robert Scott.
Our show also included jazz, magic and singing by local performers.
We organised performances: evenings and a matinee,
23-24 November 2018
Right: Harold, Celia and
(Images © Piotr)


November 2017

Madhatters put on
The Stubbs
a two-scene comedy play by
Steve Harper.
Our show also included jazz, magic and singing by local performers.
We organised performances: evenings and a matinee,
24-25 November 2017
Left: Minouche, Chris and
Cathy McManamon.
(Images © Martin)


March 2017

We organised performances of a variety show for King's Hall: evenings 10 and 11 March and matinee on 11 March 2017 (Review).

The show included dancing, drama, jazz, magic and singing by local performers and groups from King's Hall.

Madhatters put on Dear Departed, a one-act Edwardian comedy play by Stanley Houghton.

Right: Martin, Adeline, Jess, Gillian, Cathy and Azra.

Dear Departed

December 2015

If it’s Christmas, it must be the Madhatters variety show, with music, magic, melodrama and mince pies.

Read our review of the Tram-Track Tragedy.

(Image, left © David Dixon) (CCA2.0 Generic Licence)



(Director and co-Chairman)


(Technical support)


Alice (Mary), Madhatter (Adeline), Dormouse (Chris), March Hare (Martin)

Gardeners (Alicja, Martin, Gillian)

June 2015

Another year, another anniversary!

Alice in Wonderland was published 150 years ago and the Madhatters celebrated on
6, 12 and 13 June 2015 with a singing and dancing production of the novel with jam tarts.



On stage - Gillian, Mary, Adeline, Cathy

November 2014

2014 is the centenary of the
First World War

To mark this anniversary we staged a production of J M Barrie’s
The Old Lady Shows Her Medals
on Friday 21 and 28, and Saturday
29 November 2014

Front of house - Eileen, Bob


December 2013

We staged an evening of interplanetary entertainment 28 and 29 November 2013 at King's Hall (Review).

The evening included quiz, snacks and Orson Wells’ famous War of the Worlds play.

Michael, Ken and Cathy
War of the Worlds

War of the Worlds


Mike Magpie (Sue Arnold) and
Sir Oblong Fitz Oblong (Cathy Mercer)

Juniper (Angie Qasir), The Duke (Barabara Jelbert), Sir Digby Vayne-Trumpington
(Annie Holden) and Sir Percival Smoothely-Smoothe (Siobahn O'Dea)

December 2012

In the run up to Christmas we
staged a production of Robert Bolt’s medieval romp The Thwarting of Baron Bolligrew.

We performed at Malorees School, with four new Madhatters in the
cast, as well as children from the school. (Review)


March 2012

We staged a festival of Irish drama, music and poetry at the Corrib Rest in Queens Park, which went down very well.

The festival included Irish singing led by Maggie Robson, with Tom Rainbow on the piano. The ever popular Michael Fay accompanied himself on the mouth organ and sang some singalong numbers.

Maggie and Tom

Mary, Sue and Barbara

. Chrissie and Cathy

We also had poems by Nobel laureates WB Yeats and Seamus Heaney and folk songs and verse. The festival was a good opportunity for new members Chrissie and Barbara to make their Madhatters debuts.

The dramatic highlight of the show was Andrew Sachs’ witty melodrama, The Wages of Sin, starring Martin Redston, the ever versatile Michael Fay, Sue Arnold, Cathy Mercer and Jess Abbo.

Michael, Cathy and Jess

We were especially pleased to be joined by former Madhatter Hilda Thompson, reciting poetry

Regular audience member Mollie
performed Biddy Mulligan

We enjoyed an excellent lunch afterwards, cooked by the staff of the Corrib Rest.

We ran a reprise at St Mungo’s Pound Lane Wednesday 21st March, this time with tea and chocolate biscuits. 11 residents came along and joined in the singing with gusto. Courtney sang a solo and also told a joke, which went down especially well.

Thanks to staff at St Mungo’s for support with this show.

The Madhatters Theatre Club is a registered charity (Registered charity No. 1095317)
and is affliated to the Brent Arts Council
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