History & Past Productions

Originally The Good Companions were active in Bunbury for over 20 years when they brought their first production to Church Minshull. In 2014, at the A.G.M., the decision was made to turn the Good Companions into a dual centre group, based in the village halls of Bunbury and Church Minshull, but while there was enthusiastic support in Church Minshull, audiences in Bunbury dwindled. At the November 2015 AGM the Good Companions decided to dissolve, but to offer many of the assets to Church Minshull Vision Group, where there was a desire to create a new group to continue the theme of entertainment through Amateur Dramatics. The CM Vision Group agreed to support such a venture on 18th January 2016 and at a meeting on 15th February the new group was formed with a committee, bank account and constitution and named The Minshull Amateur Dramatics, MAD Group for short.

The productions :

As the MAD Group:

  • “Murder by Appointment” by A.Badely, J.Headon and D.Barrett (June 2019)  button_viewarchive
  • “Crossed Lines” by J Headon & D Barrett (November 2018)  button_viewarchive
  • “Murder Mystery at the Badger” (March 2018)  button_viewarchive
  • “Old Time Music Hall” MAD Group & C.O.S. Choir (Nov 2017)  button_viewarchive
  • “Bunkered” by Lynn Brittney – (Mar/Apr 2017)  button_viewarchive
  • “Piefall DD7” by Larry Bannon – (Nov 2016)  button_viewarchive
  • One Act Plays & Monologues by various authors – (Mar 2016)  button_viewarchive

As the Good Companions:

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  • Sketches and Monologues by varied authors – 2015
  • Laying the Ghost by Simon Williams – 2015
  • Early Doors, a Panto’ by Larry Bannon – 2014
  • A Servant to Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni – 2014
  • The Mongrel of the Minshervilles by Larry Bannon – 2013
  • Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl – 2013
  • History and Mystery by John Headon – 2012
  • A Night at the Ball by the cast – 2011
  • Murder Mystery by John Headon – 2010
  • Murder Mystery by the cast – 2006