Previous Productions 

We'll be gradually adding pictures of our shows from over the last 30 years, bear with us while we rummage through the archive!

From classic plays and exuberant musicals to rip-roaring comedies and poignant drama, the aim of Sterts has always been to encourage the best in community theatre. 

Over the years our actors, directors, musicians and technicians have produced some truly outstanding performances.

Take a look at just some of our in-house productions. Scroll down for full list of all in-house shows.

2006/7/8 Seasons uploaded! 

In-house productions at Sterts HISTORY

This list has been compiled to help answer the oft asked question ‘when did we do…?’

Sterts has a lot of material about previous productions in its archive, however not all is in a sensible order and some of it is undated. 

A big thank you must go to Bernice Strickland, who spent a lot of time going through it and trying to sort it. This list is based on her original work. It was then added to and updated by Mike, Kath and Kaja Vineer, from their own records. Another major thank you goes to Andrew and Tracey Kerr. Their records go back to the beginning of Sterts Theatre Company in 1990, when Andrew first appeared on the Sterts stage. They have an almost complete collection of programmes, brochures, photographs and other items from 1990 to the current day.

Taking all this information together, this list is considered to be accurate - but not infallible! One gap is records for 1998 when Jamaica Inn was staged, but we are not sure what, if any, other shows were performed. If anybody has further information about 1998, or can add or correct any information about any year, please get in touch.

For clarity, the list relates to Sterts Theatre Company in-house shows only. Some directly related items have been included, where details were available. Also themed productions like the James Bond night, Murder Mysteries or themed Christmas events have not been included. No details of visiting shows (this includes Stage Kids etc.) have been included.
Thank you.

Linkinhorne Players. (The original group set up by Ewart and Anne Sturrock. It was a ‘touring company’)
  • 1983 The Crucible
  • 1984 ?????
  • 1985 A Midsummer -Night’s Dream  (Anglo –French production. This was taken to France)
  • 1986 As above
  • 1987 Othello
  • 1988 The Winter’s Tale
  • 1989 ????

Sterts Theatre Company Shows  (The Theatre opened in 1990)

  • 1990 Amadeus / Othello / The Recruiting Officer
  • 1991 Peter Pan This was the only in house show.
  • 1992 King Lear / The Pied Piper / Round and Round the Garden (As Lear was pulled part way through its run, due to illness, a few extra Peter Pans were put in and possibly some other performances as well)
  • 1993 Rumpelstiltskin / A Midsummer Night’s Dream  Only 2 in house shows this year

  • 1994 A Midsummer -Night’s Dream.  (A mainly different cast and production to that had done the previous year) Twelfth Night. Only 2 in house shows this year
  • 1995 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The only in house show this year
  • 1996 Oh What a Lovely War! The only in house show this year  
  • 1997 Wyrd Sisters / Merchant of Venice. Only 2 in house shows this year
  • 1998 Jamaica Inn. No other information for this year
  • 1999 The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe / Into The Woods / Blue Remembered Hills / Lords and Ladies
  • 2000 A Midsummer -Night’s Dream / The Importance of being Earnest / The Sound of Music
  • 2001 Oliver! / Peter Pan / The Magic Flute / The Rivals
  • 2002 Company / Shadowlands / The Wind in the Willows / Broadway Concert / A Family Christmas Show in the Public Hall in December
  • 2003 Bugsy Malone (Youth Production) / Cold Comfort Farm / The Lion in Winter / Don Giovanni / Scrooge, performed in December in the Public Hall.
  • 2004 Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime / Sweeney Todd / The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe  / A View from the Bridge – Sterts Touring
  • 2005 Habeas Corpus / The Threepenny Opera / The Wizard of Oz / Masterclass & Uncle Vanya - Sterts Touring
  • 2006 A Flea in her Ear / Oklahoma! / The Railway Children / Our Country’s Good – Sterts Touring / Black Comedy. Performed  in the studio in December
  • 2007 A Winter’s Tale / Return to the Forbidden Planet / The Witches / Romeo & Juliet (Joint production with TVP, 3 performances only, in September) / No Exit – Sterts Touring
  • 2008 Oliver! / Stepping Out / The Importance of being Earnest / Strangers on a Train (co-production with Fourthwall)
  • 2009 A Night on Broadway / Children of Eden / Cider with Rosie / Daisy Pulls it Off / Educating Rita – a Sterts Touring co-production with TVP
  • 2010 A Voyage around my Father / Brother Jacques (Youth Production) / Fiddler on the Roof / Peter Pan / After Miss Julie – Sterts Touring
  • 2011 Bedroom Farce / Guys & Dolls / Tess of the d’Urbervilles / The Wind in the Willows-musical / Elegies for Angels, Punks & Raging Queens – Sterts Touring
  • 2012 A Night on Broadway / Cornish Phoenix / Hamlet / The Darling Buds of May.  
  • 2013 Calendar Girls (Award Winning!) / Les Miserablés (Youth Production) / The Crucible / The Sound of Music / Breakfast with Emma – Sterts Touring
  • 2014 Annie / The Accrington Pals / Season’s Greetings / Sweeney Todd (Youth Production)
  • 2015 Sitting Pretty / Some Enchanted Evening / The Addams Family / The Ladykillers / Top Girls.
  • 2016 Hi-de-Hi / Jesus Christ Superstar  / Lady Windermere’s Fan / The Wizard of Oz. 
  • 2017 Arsenic & Old Lace / Bugsy Malone (Youth Production) / Macbeth / My Fair Lady