The Company was formed in 1948 by a dozen or so enthusiasts, most of whom had some experience on the amateur stage, and was originally called The Little Theatre Club.
The original intention was to present shows in a modest way for charities, but within a few months it was learned that, owing to a cancelled booking, it was possible to hire the Palace Theatre, Westcliff, for a week. And so, in December 1949 the first LTC production was staged – “No No Nanette”. Since then, the company has presented over 150 productions. We have records of over 1000 members, many of whom have gone on to pursue a professional career in theatre and entertainment: these include our President, Gemma Craven, Mark Cotgrove (aka Snowboy) and Lee Mead. Always keen to try new things over the years, we have presented 3 UK amateur premieres plus numerous regional ones, and in the process we have gratefully picked up lots of awards.
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See Below for our upcoming events:
Get yourself in the Christmas Spirit!
Come along and join us for our Christmas Quiz with lots of fun and surprises along the way. £10 per person (Includes your raffle tickets and all games/rounds)
Don't forget to bring your snacks and drinks. Christmas attire is welcomed.
For the 7th year running, the LTC Christmas Fayre is back and is primed to be BIGGER and BETTER than ever!
Join us at the Park Inn Palace Hotel in Southend and browse more than 30 stalls filled with incredible bespoke and handmade gifts & accessories.
Returning will be our childrens area; filled with Face Painting, Santas Grotto and a even a visit from the Snow Queen herself.
With something for everyone, this is not a Christmas event to miss!
LTC will present "Oliver!" at the Southend Palace Theatre, Southend on Sea.
Join us as we follow young, orphaned Oliver Twist's travels through the seedy underworld of Victorian London in his search for a home, family and love.
Wednesday - 7:30pm
Thursday - 5pm
Friday - 7:30pm
Saturday - 2:30pm and 7:30pm
LTC presents "Just The Ticket" in the Dixon Studio of the Southend Palce Theare.
‘Just The Ticket’ tells thestory of Susan, an eccentric sixty-year-old, who decides to celebrate her birthday by repeating a journey to Australia she made with a group of friends when she was 20. This time, she’s travelling alone — carrying the same hopes and dreams, but with 40 years of extra baggage!
Join us for Susan's journey on:
Dates to Follow
We have a warehouse full of props, sets and costumes from our previous shows.
These can all be hired by contacting our Business Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org