Crossed Lines Poster & Information

Crossed Lines

This play has been written by two of the cast building on the success of a one act play a few years ago. It is set in a call centre and just about everything that could go wrong, with a totally inept staff, does. We have many of our favourite local thespians “treading the boards” and “hamming it up” once more but we also have a new member trying her hand for the first time. There will be two performances on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th November in Church Minshull Village Hall at 7.30pm where there will be a licensed bar.

Tickets go on sale from 15th October which cost £10 each and are available from

or by ringing


“Crossed Lines” Cast, Crew & Script Information

“Crossed Lines” Information.

Our play for Autumn 2018

The Cast List is:-

John Headon
Jayne Hough
David Barrett
Sharon Corke
Kerry Bannon
Amy Anderson
Kev Penny

The Crew Lists is:-

PJ Jones – Sound & Light
Meikle Carss – Stage manager
Jean Stockdale – Prompt

Here is the link to the latest version of the script  

The first rehearsal/read-thru is 7:30pm Sunday 16th September 2018.
Venue to be announced.

Murder Mystery Epilogue

Murder Mystery Epilogue

The sell out Murder Mystery at The Badger Inn has been much complimented and we quote one of the emails we have received, ‘Congratulations to you and all your team for a very successful evening. We thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it. Thank you’. A good evening’s performance was complimented by the special menu from the chef and everyone said what a wonderful evening it had been and was great fun and value.
We are sorry that not everyone who wanted to come could get a ticket, so please be quicker in future.
Congratulations to the cast and crew.

Murder Mystery at The Badger Inn Information.

The MAD Group present

at “The Badger Inn

7.00pm for 7.30pm start

Friday 16th March

Tickets £25 available at The Badger Inn

Ticket price includes full evening meal

Click this for our production poster 

11 TICKETS REMAINING as @ 18/2/18


Our cast list is:-
Kerry Bannon, (Lady B & Detective),
Sharon Corke, (Dorothy),
Faye Hough, (Carol),
Jane Hough, (Agnes),
Jean Jones, (Anne),
David Barrett, (David),
John Headon, (James) and [Director],
Kevin Penny, (The Doctor),
Tim Hough, (Thomas),
PJ, [Sound & Light],
Bob, [Sound & Light].

Rehearsals start 18th February 2018 in the Village Hall (see Web Calendar).


“The Badger Inn Murder Mystery” – Information

“The Badger Inn Murder Mystery”

After our totally SOLD OUT performances of Old Time Music Hall we at the MAD group are now thinking about our next production.

At the Badger Inn in Church Minshull Village on:
Friday 16th March 2018 7:30pm

The next MAD Group production is now underway and again we are trying to break new ground with a murder mystery that is different to anything we have tried before.
We have the support of The Badger Inn to put on a meal in the restaurant, during which someone will be murdered. The cast will be mixed in with the audience but will be microphoned up so that everyone will be able to hear the relevant conversations. The event will be on Friday 16th March for one night only, starting at 7.30pm.
Are you interested in taking a role and having a free meal out? There are several parts of very different sizes. If so please register your interest with John at [ ] for this excitingly different venture.

Thank you letter

We have received a letter from a member of the Carry on Singing Choir and thought it appropriate to quote a part of it here, so her thanks could be passed on.

Dear John,
What a great fun production – hope it was a great success for you and all the enthusiastic cast! Please pass on my thanks to all concerned and Thank You for inviting Carry on Singing to join you in the fun. Despite our misgivings we had a great time.
The attempted escape of David’s beard on Thursday was priceless! Thanks again and Good Wishes for the next one.