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

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 websiteLAST FEW TICKETS REMAINING!

In 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. Read casting information here.

This production is not suitable for under-12s due to intense scenes.

Tickets now available

Lunch at the Mill - The Foundation of the SAS

10th April 2019 at 12pm for 12.30pm

An illustrated presentation by the nephew of the founder of the SAS, Jock Lewes.
John Lewes FRSA is a novelist and biographer and will be taking us on an exciting journey in his talk which is preceded by a 2-course lunch.
Wine and soft drinks will be available and there will also be a raffle.

Tickets are £16 from Theo Gibbs - (01234) 782377 or theo@twhgibbs.plus.com

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

16th May 2019 at 7.45pm

Award-winning Canadian folk/country duo Madison Violet will entertain us for the evening, with support from David Banks (of The Whybirds).
One of Madison Violet's sets is available on YouTube, courtesy of BBC Radio Scotland.

Tickets are £14 and are available now online from Little Box Office.
Tickets will also be on sale from Pick-a-Lily in Sharnbrook from the end of January.

Further information about the evening can be obtained from Roger Wiltshire (07704 700785).

This event is 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

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.

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

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!

The girls took to the stage yesterday with #WaitUntilDark rehearsals - tickets on sale at https://t.co/y6Xh9fLzqx

Could you be the next Trevor Nunn or Rebecca Frecknall? We're looking for directors for our 2020 productions - if you'd love to direct a play or musical, please send us a message and we'll let you have an application form for your show suggestion! Deadline 5th February

Ever wanted to learn a bit more about lighting or sound? Now's your chance! We're looking to build our theatre tech team - if you'd like to help by operating light or sound for a couple of shows this year, drop us a DM & we'll let you know about when we're running some training!

Internationally renowned pianist @LucyParham makes her 4th visit to @quarryatstlukes on 10th Feb to present another of her acclaimed ‘Composer Portraits’ this time with Simon Russell Beale!
There's still a handful of tickets left - book via https://t.co/j9FD5L6MOV

It's #audition day for #Tommy! Best of luck to all those coming down for the show! #amdram #theatre #breakaleg

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