ntpdrama: the Premier Amateur Drama Group in Hinckley
We are the premier amateur drama group in Hinckley and have been in existence for almost 50 years. Previously known as The New Theatre Players we are affiliated to the Concordia Theatre, Hinckley, Leicestershire. We perform a mixture of dramatic and comedic plays on the main stage and also in the Studio, a smaller and more intimate venue. Go to Previous Productions to see details of some of our performances to date.
We are managed by a committee democratically elected by the membership.
Chairman: Joanne Holt
I've been a member of NTP for 37 years and over 20 years of that as part of the committee. My love for drama came when I realised that I really wasn't a great singer! I'm passionate about the productions that go on our stage and love to bring new and often edgy drama to our audiences. I've been lucky to play some of the best female roles on our stage and work with some very talented NTP actors. For the last 9 years I've been directing plays in the main theatre and our studio theatre.
Secretary: Richard Cooper
I have been Secretary for the society since 1980. I am responsible for administration within the society and also priority bookings for productions. I have seen many changes and improvements over the years to the excellent facilities we share with other societies. It never ceases to amaze me of the commitment and dedication of volunteers who promote and foster physical and mental recreation in the world of drama and the arts- long may it continue.
Treasurer: Chris Chorlton
I joined NTP in 1998 when I took a small part in Neil Simon’s female version of the Odd Couple. Over the following 10 years I took part in a number of productions both on the main stage and in the studio. I joined the committee in 2009 and decided that I would prefer to spend my time helping to keep the wheels oiled behind the scenes rather than appearing on stage. I took on the role of treasurer of the society around this time and it seems that it’s not a popular role as no-one has volunteered to take over from me in the last 10 years – just as well I’m happy to keep going!
We are always on the lookout for talent to join our existing pool of actors but in order to put on a production there are large a number of important roles behind the scenes, such as:
So, if you would like know more about how to get involved in putting on stage productions, whether you have previous experience or not, whether it is in the spotlight or behind the scenes, please contact us using the form opposite
If you are interested in joining, please
complete and return it with the £5 joining fee to:
Richard Cooper, Concordia Theatre,
Stockwell Head, Hinckley,
Leicestershire, LE10 1RE
I joined NTP 22 years ago and have performed in both the Main House and Studio on many occasions. I have dabbled with directing but mostly have been lucky enough to be on stage and have worked with many talented actors. I have been on the committee for 17 years and have seen many changes in that time. The theatre has been modernised and NTP has moved into the digital age. It’s great to be part of the group at this exciting time.
I joined NTP in 2005 when I auditioned for a role in the stageplay version of the classic British film, Brassed Off. Since then I have been fortunate to play many varied roles including the hilarious Alice in the Vicar of Dibley, Mrs Johnston in the hard hitting, emotional yet funny play Blood Brothers and the evil Nurse Ratched in One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest. I have loved them all I joined the hard working and dedicated executive committee to further my involvement with the group. I am currently the designated Safeguarding Officer for NTP.
I’ve been involved with the NTP since I moved to the area, am passionate about the theatre, and love being on stage or directing. Hinckley is a big theatre going and supporting area and I’m proud that our productions have been of a consistently high standard by bringing together the wealth of talent at our disposal. In particular, I’d love to expand the appeal of stage plays in the area and encourage younger people to share our love of the stage, helping them to hone their skills.
Lyndon Vaughan Prosser
I joined NTP not long after moving to Hinckley some 27 years ago now, and have been active in over 40 productions both on stage and off. Having joined the committee as the relative ‘new comer’ some 5 years ago, it has given me the opportunity to help develop my passion for the Studio theatre as well as helping to push the boundaries of the plays we have to offer. I have been very fortunate to be involved in some superb plays and hope to continue for as long as I can remember lines!!
It is the policy of ntpdrama that the welfare and safety of all children, young people and vulnerable adults is paramount, regardless of age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious beliefs and/or sexual identity and anyone involved with ntp has aright to protection from all forms of abuse and neglect.
ntpdrama complies fully with the Concordia Theatre's Policy on Child Protection and Safeguarding
Please use this form to contact us with any general enquiries about the group, our productions or how you can get invoved.