Coming soon: a spy thriller in May and a murder mystery in July. Scroll down for details.

Spy thriller is a Pack of Lies – and WADS truly wants your help 

WADS – Whitchurch’s community theatre – is staging a play based on a true story of English espionage and is looking for help, particularly with designing and building the set.

Pack of Lies is a 1983 play by English writer Hugh Whitemore based on the story of a couple and their teenage daughter whose neighbours are arrested for spying. WADS is putting it on in the Parish Hall on 19, 20, and 21 May and is planning quite an ambitious set and so is looking for people to help design and make it. WADS is always looking for new members – not just actors and set-builders, but anyone who wants to join in; directors, front of house, you name it. So, if you are interested, this is a chance to get involved early in a production. 

The original West End production of Pack of Lies starred Judi Dench and her husband, Michael Williams. Dench won the Laurence Olivier Award as Best Actress for her performance. The real-life teenage daughter on whom the play character was modelled was none other than Gay Search the television presenter best known for her work on the BBC television series Gardeners' World.

For more information about how you can get involved, email, telephone 01256 892514, or turn up to one of WADS’ club nights, held every Tuesday at 8pm in the Parish Hall, adjourning later to the Red House.

Jane Austen and the Vampyre Earl - a murder mystery more plausible than you think

Save the date for this murder mystery and dinner at Whitchurch Silk Mill and the Gill Nethercott Centre, a fundraising event in aid of the Mill's bicentenary appeal, Preserving the Fabric. It's a murder mystery more plausible than you think, based on real local characters who knew each other.

Why not join WADS?

We are always on the lookout for people to get involved - actors, directors, sound and lighting people, make-up people, set builders, wardrobe, front-of-house, etc. etc. All are welcome. Our club night is every Tuesday at Whitchurch Parish Hall from 8pm. Just turn up,  contact WADS at, or telephone 01256 89251. You can also follow WADS on Facebook and Twitter (@WADSweb).

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The photograph above of the cast of Julius Caesar appears by kind permission of Andy Stott, whose work can be viewed on his website,