Charade Drama’s History
It was in the summer of 1987 that noted local dramatist Sally Noble decided to bring together a group of people with the aim of starting an amateur dramatics society. Unfortunately, Sally’s own commitments were so numerous that she could not personally continue with this venture, but she left behind a dedicated and enthusiastic group of people. Charade was born!
Our first show was in the Vining Hall, Bristol, on a bitterly cold night in December 1987. It was a programme of bits and pieces, for which we asked the princely sum of £1.50, including a mince pie and glass of wine! It really is a wonder we didn’t pay the audience to come!
Since that first performance the Company has consistently managed to produce two shows a year; as well as treading the boards at various One Act Festivals and, on some occasions, coming away with the odd award.
In recent years we have largely concentrated upon improving the facilities within our base of operations, the Methodist Church Hall in Westbury-Upon-Trym, where we now have a state of the art (well for us) lighting and sound system.