Read the Artistic Director’s round up of news for July

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR ROUND UP JULY 2022 Wow….the year is whizzing by. This centenary year has been so special and we had a really celebratory time staging Noel Coward’s ‘Present Laughter’ in June. The cast and crew relished listening to the laughter from the audience. Enormous thanks to Lorna Middleton – an experienced director elsewhere, but […]

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Latest News from the Artistic Director – May Update

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR ROUND UP MAY 2022 Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf? Well not us! The Loft, across its history has often garnered headlines in the press, such as ‘Brave Loft’, ‘Courageous Loft’, for staging work by playwrights who are immensely challenging. In our Centenary year, we needed to acknowledge this history and to pay tribute […]

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April 2022 News Round Up

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR ROUND UP APRIL, 2022 Lady Windermere’s Fan fluttered and certainly found favour with our audience. The exit poll from each night was full of praise and it was such a pleasure to witness the audiences first glimpse of the wonderful set. We were able to welcome a number of new people to the […]

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March 2022 News Round Up

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR’S MARCH 2022 NEWS ROUND UP As I write this latest roundup of news, I can hardly believe we are already a quarter of a way through our Centenary year. What’s going on? Everything seems to be moving at such speed! Within days we shall be staging a rehearsed reading in the Studio of […]

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Tribute to Denis Hunt 1926-2022

There are many people who have made significant contributions to the Loft across its history and Denis Hunt is certainly one of them. It is with great sadness that we announce his death on 25th February 2022. A hugely influential and key actor and director at the Loft, who also undertook many theatre administrative roles […]

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February 2022 News Round Up

FEBRUARY 2022 ARTISTIC ROUND UP We kicked off our Centenary year in style with Lucy Kirkwood’s contemporary version of Hedda Gabler, a classic in world theatre. Judging from the debate in the bar afterwards and feedback from the audience, the fascination of the character of Hedda lives on in this century as in the last. […]

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January 2022 News Round Up

AD ROUND UP JANUARY 2022 HAPPY NEW CENTENARY YEAR! How good it feels to have turned the corner into 2022 and to launch the programme for our Centenary year. Reflecting a hundred years of theatre is daunting, but we have chosen a list of plays which we hope marks the milestones and characteristics of this […]

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Christmas Message from The Loft Theatre

MERRY CHRISTMAS! What a year it has been for us all. We were thrilled to reopen the theatre in July and to stage four main house productions, which received such outstanding artistic success. These were all ambitious and mostly large-scale productions and required courage and determination to stage. Reopening a theatre during a pandemic on […]

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DONATION FROM LEAMINGTON ARTS SOCIETY

We are most grateful to the Arts Society in Leamington Spa for their generous donation to the Loft Theatre during the current pandemic which has caused such hardship for the arts.  They were particularly positive about our encouragement of the youth group. Act One, which has been so successfully run and led by Libby Morris.’

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Madeline Gorrill obituary 1931 – 2021

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