The Pirates of Penzance sail into Ashby!

We’re delighted to announce that our 2019 production of The Pirates of Penzance – the Broadway version – will be staged at The Ashby School from 9–14th April 2019!

The Production Team have cast a few of the characters – the Pirate King will be played by Richard Craggs who was last with us in Fiddler on the Roof. Also returning is Ali Sturla who will be playing Mabel. Ali’s last show with us was Guys and Dolls when she played Sarah. Welcome back to them both!

Newcomer Sam Dunn will be playing Frederic, Keith Reynolds is the Major General, Carl Benfield plays the Sergeant of Police, Chris Lewis plays Samuel, and Kat Clowes is one of the Major-General’s daughters.

Other parts are still to be cast, and of course it’s not too late to come and join us in this fabulous show. Rehearsals are on Tuesday and/or Thursday evenings, and if you would like to come along to see how much fun you could have, then please send an email to [email protected] to get further details.

Tickets will be on sale soon, and for further information about our Box Office, please go to our website – – where the online booking system will be going live in the near future.

We have to end our article on a sad note this month. One of our long-time friends and Life Member, Peter Meadows, passed away recently, and many past and present Members of AMTG attended to say a final goodbye to him, along with his wife Winnie (also a Life Member), family and friends. The church was packed to the rafters for the service, and it was a poignant and fitting tribute to Peter to see so many people there.

Peter’s last stage performance with us was as the Priest in The Sound of Music. He had the most wonderful voice and presence on stage – he was a fine comedy actor too – and always went out of his way to make sure everyone was happy. It is difficult to sum Peter up in a few words, but probably the most fitting  description of him is he was a perfect gentleman, always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. Our thoughts are with Winnie and Peter’s family at this sad time.