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The Haunting of Hill House


There is a long tradition of successful amateur dramatics at Budleigh Salterton. Since the group was founded in 1938, it has gone from strength to strength, finally acquiring its own theatre - the Salterton Playhouse - in 1970. The Playhouse is a large wooden building set next to the stream in Meadow Lane, and offers raked seating and full facilities for approximately 80 patrons.

Although the Club is relatively small, levels of enthusiasm and commitment are very high indeed. As a result, we are currently able to stage four plays a year, with each production running for six performances - Monday to Friday evening and a Saturday matinee.

And Then There Were None
It's Those Saltertons Again!
The Ghost Train
Prescription for Murder
The Happiest Day of Your LIfe
Waters of the Moon
Murdered to Death
The Small Hours

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The Salterton Drama Club

The Salterton Drama Club is an enthusiastic and well regarded theatre group based in Budleigh Salterton, Devon. We have our own theatre, The Salterton Playhouse, and stage four productions a year, each running for six performances, as well as an annual murder mystery dinner for around 200 people, and occasional one act plays for festivals. Soon approaching our 80th anniversary, the club has been growing in recent years, in both success and membership. The club’s commitment to staging high quality productions, whilst maintaining affordable prices has boosted our reputation as a fantastic community group providing great entertainment, and ultimately making theatre accessible to everyone. The Salterton Drama Club is a registered charity. No. 209536
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The Salterton Drama ClubFriday, November 20th, 2020 at 7:55pm
Hello everyone!

We have been pretty quite through this little pandemic we are experiencing. Since we have not been able to do and productions we have been keeping ourselves entertained with virtual socials for our members and refurbishing the Playhouse.

However our long time member Jenny Bowden dug up some fabulous photos tonight which we thought were worth a share!

20 years ago tonight we opened the doors for the first night of a run of Alan Ayckbourn’s ‘Absurd Person Singular’.

We can’t wait to be back on the stage and entertaining you again soon.
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The Salterton Drama ClubSaturday, April 18th, 2020 at 11:53am
The NODA awards will be broadcast on Facebook Live on Saturday 9th May at 19:30.

Fingers crossed to our team for Season’s Greetings!
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The Salterton Drama ClubThursday, April 9th, 2020 at 8:28am
If you’re having theatre withdrawals like us then make sure you tune into National Theatre Live every Thursday evening.

Last week One Man Two Guvnors was fantastic!

Tonight we are looking forward to Jane Eyre.
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National Theatre Live
We cannot wait to share Jane Eyre with you tomorrow 😍

This beautiful production, devised by the company from Charlotte Brontë's masterpiece, is streaming for free on YouTube from 7pm UK time.

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<div><span>Richard Gomm</span><br />Current Director</div>
Richard Gomm
Current Director
<div><span>Marc Colson</span><br />Cast</div>
Marc Colson
<div><span>Penny Hill</span><br />Chairman</div>
Penny Hill

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We are always glad to welcome individuals who are interested in acting and directing, although these attributes are not a requirement of membership.  There are plenty of opportunities for non-acting members to become involved in a variety of backstage and front of house activities.