info@neathlittletheatre.co.uk  Westernmoor Road, Neath, SA11 1BQ

 

NLT Logo red Facebook square blue large Twitter square blue large Magnify green large Events Twitter Facebook

Neath Little Theatre aims to provide quality drama and learning opportunities to the people of Neath and surrounding areas.  We are proud of our reputation for good quality grassroots theatre and have picked up many awards over the years.  We have built up a loyal and supportive audience, many of whom come to see every show.  

 

About Us

IMG_4594

The set of Loose Ends (written by Frank Vickery).

May 2014's 'Loose Ends' by Frank Vickery.

Directed by Paul Rees.

As well as our three annual main ‘Major’ productions (in November, March and May) we put hold regular club nights on Thursday evenings at 7.30, designed to be learning experiences for our members. Everyone is welcome to come to these as audience members and give constructive feedback as part of the formative experience.  We have a thriving Youth Workshop section for Junior Members.

 

We also welcome visiting companies, host acoustic music events, occasional comedy nights and social evenings.   In addition, we endeavour to accommodate various community groups and support selected local charities.

 

If you are interested in taking part, click here.

 

History 

 

Neath Little Theatre held its inaugural meeting at the MC Cafe in Neath on 26th September 1935, when the existing Neath Amateur Dramatic Society joined with local professionals to form NLT.

 

A month later, the first headquarters opened in Water Street on 31st October.   Members aimed to learn about all aspects of stage craft. Money was short, and out of necessity, the first ‘Major’ production was staged for three nights at the Gwyn Hall in January 1936.

 

Having survived the hardships of the Second World War, members worked tirelessly to raise funds for an improved headquarters.   As a result, the current building in Westernmoor Road opened in February 1955.

 

Now with nearly 300 full length plays to our name, we continue to aim to provide a wide variety of plays for our audiences.

 

  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Past Productions

 

A list of our Past Productions are below. Clicking on some of the titles will take you to photos of the relevant production. (Opens in a new window.) We are working on building these up into a complete catalogue!

 

2016           Dancing at Lughnasa.    When We Are Married.

2015           Other Desert Cities.  The Servant of Two Masters.  See How They Run!

2014           The Last Gamble.          Loose Ends.       Blackadder Goes Forth.

2013           Strictly Murder.    Bred in Heaven.    Hi-de-Hi!

2012           Sylvia’s Wedding.   Change.    Sequence of Events.    Men of the World.

2011            A Kiss on the Bottom.   Be My Baby.    Confusions.      Visiting Mr. Green.

2010          The Beauty Queen of Leenane.   Murder by Misadventure.    Under Milk Wood.

                   Speaking in Tongues.

2009         The Turn of the Screw.   Shut Your Eyes and Think of England.   The Shape of Things.

                  'Allo ’Allo. 

2008         The Unexpected Guest.   Hay Fever.   Pygmalion.   Same Time, Next Year. 

2007         Quartet.   Someone Else’s Rainbow.     The Glass Menagerie.    Tonto Evans. 

2006         Summer End.   The Darling Buds of May.   The Collector.   Wishing Well.

2005         A Sting in the Tale.    Sailor, Beware!    The Perfect Murder.   Pastimes.

2004         Haywire.  Forget-Me-Knot.   Weekend Breaks.    Thérèse Raquin.

2003         Lucky Sods.   Straight and Narrow.   Silhouette.   Entertaining Mr Sloane.

2002         The Lion in Winter.   The Weekend.   Breaking the String.  

                   The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.

2001          The Cemetery Club.   The Wisdom of Eve.   Butterflies are Free.   All’s Fair.

2000       Happy Jack.   Dangerous Obsession.   The Golden Pathway Annual.

1999           Up ‘n’ Under.   The Business of Murder.   Terra Nova.   All in Good Time.

1998           Bedroom Farce.   Dial ‘M’ for Murder.   Pack of Lies.   Season’s Greetings.

1997           The Prisoner of Second Avenue.   A View from the Bridge.  

                   The Diary of Anne Frank.    Trivial Pursuits. 

1996           Arsenic and Old Lace.   A Chorus of Disapproval.   Go Bang Your Tambourine.  

                   A Night on the Tiles.

1995           Spring and Port Wine.   Dead Ringer.    Stags and Hens.  Wait Until Dark.

1994           The Sunshine Boys.  A Month of Sundays.   Holiday Snap.  Family Planning.

1993           Waltz of the Toreadors.  Caught Napping.  Absent Friends. September in the Rain.

1992            The Late Christopher Bean.   Veronica’s Room.    Touch and Go.    Murder in Mind.

1991            84 Charing Cross Road.   Outside Edge.   Last of the Red Hot Lovers.   Billy Liar.

1990           Philadelphia, Here I Come!     The Anniversary.    Abigail’s Party.

1989           The Odd Couple.     The Happiest Days of Your Life.  Educating Rita.

                   One O’Clock from the House.

1988           Two and Two Make Sex.   I Have Been Here Before.   The Murder Game.  

                   On Golden Pond.

1987           Fingers.    Night Must Fall.    The Shifting Heart.   My Three Angels.

1986           Plaza Suite.   Death Trap.   Hobson’s Choice.   Pardon Me Prime Minister.

1985           Key for Two.    The Restless Evil.   Lock Up Your Daughters.

1984           A Murder is Announced.   Beyond a Joke.   Chase Me Comrade.   House Guest.

1983           Time and Time Again.   A Time to Kill.   Come Blow Your Horn.   Juno and the Paycock.

1982            Pink String and Sealing Wax.Can you hear me at the Back?   All My Sons.

                    Under Milk Wood.

1981             Sweeny Todd.   Don’t Start Without Me.   Bedfull of Foreigners.   The Miracle Worker.  

                    Table Manners.

1980           Dangerous Corner.   The Rape of the Belt.   The Winslow Boy.   Bell, Book and Candle.

1979            The Girl in the Freudian Slip.   Roar Like a Dove.   Barefoot in the Park.

1978            The Teahouse of the August Moon.    Portrait of Murder.    The Corn is Green.

                    Ladies in Retirement.   Claudius the Bee.

1977             Robinson Crusoe.     Gaslight.    Lloyd George Knew My Father.  Children's Hour. 

1976             Cinderella.   Big Bad Mouse.   The Day after the Fair.   Move Over Mrs Markham.

1975             Aladdin. Who Killed Santa Clause?   Relatively Speaking.   The Enquiry.

1974             Puss in Boots.    The Queen and the Rebels.   The Man Most Likely To.

                     The Bride and the Bachelor.

1973             Dick Whittington.The Killing of Sister George.  Off the Hook.   The House on the Cliff.

1972             Mother Goose.   Home and the Heart.    Birds on the Wing.

                     The White Sheep of the Family.    An Inspector Calls.

1971             Babes in the Wood.   Spring 1600.   The Poker Session.   Letter from the General.

                    Person Unknown.

1970           Queen of Hearts.    The Burning Glass.    School for Wives.    Quiet Weekend.

                    Romanov and Juliet.   When We Are Married.

1969            Jack and the Beanstalk.     The Highest House on the Mountain.    Shadow in the Sun.

                    Boeing-Boeing. Touch of Fear.

1968            Cinderella.    Semi Detached.   The Rainmaker.    The Anniversary.  

                    See How They Run.

1967            Sleeping Beauty.  The Gazebo.  Midsummer Mink.    Silver Wedding.

                   The Importance of Being Earnest. 

1966             Aladdin.    Blithe Spirit.    The Beaux-Stratagem.   Winter Journey.   House by the Lake. 

1965             Puss in Boots.    The Shadow of Doubt.    Goodnight Mrs Puffin.    Shred of Evidence.

                     Sive.

1964            The Keep.    Brides of March.  Double Yolk.   His Excellency.

1963             Heartbreak House.    The Aspern Papers.   Offshore Island.   Sound of Murder.

1962             Farewell, Farewell Eugene.    Separate Tables.    Watch it Sailor!    A Taste of Honey.  

                     Love’s a Luxury.

1961              Waiting for Gillian.   Gigi.   Not in the Book.   Traveller Without Luggage.

1960            Sailor, Beware!   Summer of the Seventeenth Doll.   Breath of Spring.

                     And So to Bed.   Affairs of State.

1959             The Living Room.    My Three Angels.   The River Line.   Look Back in Anger.

1958             Intent to Murder.   Book of the Month.    Murder in the Cathedral.     After My Fashion.

1957             Toad of Toad Hall.    Message for Margaret.   Bonaventure.

1956             And Then There Were None.    Dear Charles.   Tartuffe.

1955             The Happy Marriage.   Forced Landing.  Berkeley Square.

1954             Treasure Hunt.   A Lady Mislaid.   Madam Tic Tac.

1953             The Strange Case of Blondie White.   If This be Error.   Frost on the Rose.  

                      Safe Harbour.

1952              Captain Cavallo.  The Late Edwina Black.  The Righteous are Bold.

1951               Deep are the Roots.     Mocking Bird.

1950             Duet for Two Hands.   Rebecca.    The Skin Game.

1949              The Distaff Side.   Eden End.     Love in a Mist.

1948              Nine Till Six.    The Unguarded Hour.       A Man’s House.

1947               Inherit the Wind.     The Shining Hour.

1946              They Came to a City.

1945              Robert’s Wife.The Light of Heart.

1944              Tony Draws a Horse.   Night Must Fall.

1943              Ladies in  Waiting.    Ladies  in Retirement.

1942              The Silver Chord.

1941               Fresh Fields.   Short Story.

1939              Mirror to Elizabeth.    School for Husbands.

1938              You Never Can Tell.   Nine Till Six.    Land of my Fathers.

1937               Lilies of the Field. Coronation Production Five One-Act Plays: Military Medal;

                       A Villa for Sale;  The House with the Twisty Windows;  Little Women;  The Poacher.

                       Bird in Hand.

1936               A Murder has been Arranged.   The Devil’s Disciple.   A Bill of Divorcement.