Welcome to Sharnbrook Mill Theatre Trust

The Mill Theatre is located in Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire, between Bedford and Rushden just off the A6. We produce around four shows a year with a mixture of drama, musicals and variety, with audiences drawn from both the surrounding area and further afield. Details of what's on at The Mill can be seen below.

We are an amateur society and welcome new members. If you would like to apply for membership, please find out more here.

What's On

Auditions - The Who's Tommy

Workshops: Monday 7th January and Friday 11th January at 7.30pm
Auditions: Sunday 13th January at 2pm.
The classic 1960s rock opera by The Who, Tommy is the tale of a young deaf, mute and blind boy who becomes a Pinball Wizard and goes on an Amazing Journey.

Reverie - The Life and Loves of Claude Debussy

10th February 2019 at the Quarry Theatre

Internationally renowned pianist Lucy Parham makes her fourth visit to the Quarry Theatre in Bedford to present another of her acclaimed ‘Composer Portraits’ in aid of the Sharnbrook Mill Theatre’s ‘Warm-up’ Appeal, this time accompanied by the celebrated actor Simon Russell Beale.

Tickets are £25 from the Quarry Theatre websiteIn aid of the Warm-Up Appeal

Wait Until Dark

11th-16th March 2019

An edge-of-your-seat thriller, set amidst the social turbulence of 1960’s London. The play follows the story of Suzy, a blind woman, who, left alone in her apartment, becomes embroiled with a group of con-men hatching an elaborate scam.  As the tension mounts, Suzy is left to fend for herself. But with the phone line cut dead and the house plunged into darkness, can Suzy outwit the murderous visitors? From the author of Dial M for Murder.

Tickets now available

Lunch at the Mill

10th April 2019

Author John Lewes is our speaker this time, on the fascinating subject of The Foundation of the SAS.

Start time and ticket details to follow.

In aid of the Warm-Up Appeal

Antiques Appreciation Evening

10th May 2019

David Fletcher (from the BBC's Flog It) will bring antique items and talk about his life as an auctioneer. Tickets will include a supper.

Ticket details to follow.

In aid of the Warm-Up Appeal

An evening with Madison Violet

Photo by Ivan Otis

16th May 2019

Canadian folk/country group Madison Violet will entertain us.

Ticket details to follow.

In aid of the Warm-Up Appeal

The Who's Tommy

3rd-8th June 2019

The classic 1960s rock opera by The Who, Tommy is the tale of a young deaf, mute and blind boy who becomes a Pinball Wizard and goes on an Amazing Journey.

Tickets will be available after Wait Until Dark.

Lunch at The Mill

12th June 2019

Sue Dennis from children's charity Spurgeons will be our speaker for this lunch.

Ticket details to follow. In aid of the Warm-Up Appeal

Sara Spade - Buckets of Fun

7th July 2019

Singer and instrumentalist Sara Spade returns to The Mill for this concert.

4pm - Picnic in the Marquee
6pm - Performance in the Theatre

Ticket details to follow.

In aid of the Warm-Up Appeal

Lunch at The Mill

30th October 2019

Paranormal investigator Mark Egerton will entertain us over lunch.

Ticket details to follow. In aid of the Warm-Up Appeal

Entertaining Angels

9th-14th September 2019

A sharp-edged comedy in which the wife of a recently-departed clergy must come to terms with the truth of her marriage.

Tickets will be available after Tommy.

The Railway Children

26th-30th November 2019
with a special matinee performance on Saturday, 30th November

From E. Nesbit's timeless classic, The Railway Children follows a group of children and their mother who move to the countryside and fall in love with the nearby railway.

Tickets will be available after Entertaining Angels.

Co-op Campaign update

329,596 pennies to spend!

Thank you, Co-op members for all you have achieved,
‘The Mill’ disabled patrons will be mightily relieved!

And right on cue, without fuss nor pause,
choosing us as your Community Good Cause.

Your help filling our Disabled ‘loo’ refurbishment ‘pot’,
Is much appreciated and will never be forgotten!

Wait Until Dark - Casting announcement
Director Nicole Macdonald is pleased to announce the cast for our Spring play. Details can be found on the website:
https://t.co/Vyte9bnfyO

New workshop and audition dates confirmed for Tommy! Workshops will take place on Monday 7th Jan and Friday 11th Jan at 7.30pm with auditions on Sunday 13th Jan at 2pm. If you'd like more info about the characters and the show, please drop us a message 🙂

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Sunday’s auditions for Tommy have been postponed. Keep an eye on social media for new dates. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Are you a ‘Sensation’? Join us for our second Tommy workshop and get a sense of what the show is going to be like! Tonight at 7.30pm at The Mill. See you there!

It’s #NationalVolunteerDay so a big shout out to our theatre volunteers - front of house, backstage, bar, marketing, fundraising and performers! If you want to join our team drop us a message! #volunteers #team #couldntdoitwithoutyou

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