We are an Amateur Dramatic and Professional/Amateur production Group who were first formed in 1980, who have in recent years performed at the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich, resident group at the Seckford Theatre, Woodbridge, for a period of two years, and who are now visiting other theatres and outdoor locations considered suitable to meet all our requirements.
Our productions have consisted of a variety of Pantomimes, Stage Musicals, Musical Evenings, One Night charity events, Cabaret, Outside events, both Secular and Non Secular, in Theatre, Halls, Churches and Civic locations, as well as Seaside and Riverside Regattas with many performances on the Norfolk Broads, allowing us to raise many thousands of pounds for carefully chosen charities or other approved schemes.
You are invited to come along and meet us all during our rehearsals. Like many others who have already done so, you will be encouraged by the friendly attitude that exists towards each other, often surprising our many visitors from afar. Rehearsals for our next productions are regularly under way. Many members in our group lists are at local University or College establishments. Whatever your interest areas, level of experience, colour, creed or background , you will be welcomed into this family friendly group. 4 Seasons pride themselves in exercising a non-discriminatory set of rules and recognise the need to make themselves available to all levels of income.
If you are interested in joining in, then please CONTACT US – NOW!
Edward Colthorpe – Our Founder & Artistic Director
Edward Colthorpe. F.Inst.M., Born and Bred in Suffolk, has an impressive record of corporate management & working with young people.
The urge to perform on the stage arrived at a very young age, and continues equally to this day. With a full understanding of the gains to be made from singing, acting & dance, for both young and old alike. Having won numerous awards within the holiday industry, while directing at all levels of the theatre, his discipline requirements towards commitment, loyalty to task, enjoyment while participating, plus understanding of others needs are all well-known and respected. Able bodied and all others, are treated as equals under his leadership. Ably assisted by his wife Joan, the group is well equipped to bring confidence and maturity to all who join in the art forms he teaches. He often finds today’s statements of participation and teaching, as being something of a brand new concept. As if the gains to be made today are something very new! Wrong, he says, these were also being taught many tens of years ago. His great enthusiasm ensure that all who comes into contact, are assured of being part of a very busy program of social, fundraising and large theatre experiences. Often working with professionals. The photographs and histrionics clearly illustrates while looking at this year’s events available to all viewers of this site. Believe in him, he can greatly develop your creative skills and knowledge, while you are learning and performing under his leadership.
Simon Balfe – Health & Safety
Father of one of our staunch teen members. His corporate background of shipping management and logistics with an international company, renders him ideal while assuring that all governmental, community and insurance requirements that exists today, are truly met. Having arrived cold to the whole A & C scene, he too has found the experience useful and infectious of the many issues arising through our groups activities. Recently being allowed some access to many of the alternative roles that exist within theatre performances, together with his family connections within the membership, ensures a lasting and responsible interest in the whole area of training for the performing arts.
Phillip Keeble – Professional Chartered Accountant
Our present accountant, who acts independently of the committee and within all our needy requirements. Has filled this role which is much appreciated by the committee acting within the necessary requirements of providing the group with his expertise of management of the systems adopted. The policy is to ensure that all members are conscious of this independence from the day to day running of the group, thus ensuring the security much needed when dealing with any authorities source.
This role is exercised by registered members of the group’s general committee by S.C.C.