Hello Dolly May 15th - 18th 2019

HELLO DOLLY – May 15th – 18th 2019


Please note that an audition form is now available on the downloads section of this show. You need to download this and give it to Sally Durrant either at the pre audition rehearsals or bring it with you on the day.


We have been rehearsing hard in readiness for Auditions this weekend and Monday but despite the enormous number of Ladies we have very few men turning up to be in the Show.
Hello Dolly needs more men than we have now – we can work with less than the ideal number but we have to fill the principal roles and have enough left over for the ensemble.
To enable us to find them and to save putting Auditionees through the pain of Sunday and Monday when we don’t know if the Show can go ahead we have taken the decision to delay auditions to try and boost the numbers of men.
Principal auditions will now take place on Monday 11th February starting at 7.30pm at St Marks Hall in Reigate and the Ensemble auditions will be prior to that on Thursday 7thFebruary – 8.00pm also at St Marks Hall .
So that people can refresh/rehearse or learn we will have a general rehearsal on Monday February 4th – St Marks Hall at 7.45pm.
So men – if you can help or if any others of you can persuade some to come along that would be great.
They need not worry about the auditions – they will be workshop style to help them and we need them so we will help in every way that we can.
In the interim there will not be any rehearsals other than those listed above and anyone else wanting to be in the Show should contact me.
The stark truth is that despite the enthusiasm and talent of the prospective cast so far we need at least 6 more men to make this Show work.
We want to go ahead as we think it will be a great Show and to be performing it when it is going to be in the West End this year as well is wonderful so please put the word out to enable this to happen .


Chris Wait 

Launch Night

Monday December 3 – 8.00pm - St Mark’s Hall, Alma Road, Reigate.

Find out more about the show and meet the Directors – Melanie Vinall, Jamie Cordell and Vanessa Chambers


Music Rehearsals

Thursday January 3rd – 7.45pm – St Marks Hall, Reigate

Thursday January 10th – 7.45pm – United Reform Church, Shaw’s Corner, Redhill


Dance Rehearsal

Monday January 14th – 7.45pm – St Mark’s Hall, Reigate


Principal Auditions

Sunday January 20th – 2.00pm – United Reform church, Shaw’s Corner, Redhill.

Ensemble Auditions

Monday January 21st – 7.45pm – St Mark’s Hall, Reigate

Rehearsal Dates will generally be Mondays and Thursdays from January 28th onwards (excluding January 31st) up until the Show – final details will be ready by the launch night.

Audition pieces will be announced at the Launch Night and will be posted on the website after that.

If you want to audition but will not be available on the dates shown above please let us know at the launch and we will try to accommodate you if possible but please be aware that it will not always be possible


Chris Wait



Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias.

by Robert Harling

Steel Magnolias is a superb comedy-drama about the bonds a group of women share in a small-town community in the American South.

Over the course of a few years, we see that beneath the gossip and joking lie strong relationships formed across years of close community life. As the women share stories about their lives and families, they reveal occasional glimpses of their deeper fears and challenges, as well as their triumphs, and ultimately demonstrate how their friendship gives them the strength to cope with tragedy.

Tickets are £12.00 and will be available from Monday 15th April 2019



Legally Blonde

A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances - this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal!

Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle ingeniously charms her way into the prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors and her ex. With the support of some new friends, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.

Show Dates

November 12th - 16th 2019

Launch date

Thursday June 13th 2019 7.30pm

Audition rehearsal dates 

Thursday June 20th and 27th 7.30pm

Principal Audition dates

Sunday July 7th Times TBC

Recalls if required Thursday July 11th  7.30pm

Ensemble Auditions

Monday July 8th 7.30pm

Production Team

Director: Kevin Hogg

Musical Director: Jamie Cordell

Choreographer: Lindsay Swift