Little Actors Theatre Company

Press Release – October 2021

Little Actors Theatre is presenting a micro tour of small-scale venues and rural communities. 

Shakespeare’s Dream   an accessible, interactive and entertaining introduction to the works of William Shakespeare.  The play presents a combination of William Shakespeare’s language and storytelling, with a modern analysis and context for a younger audience.  Using puppets and a little audience participation, the skilled professional actors tell the story of how Shakespeare wrote ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’.  The play includes facts about the life and times of William Shakespeare as well as relevant historical references.  Speculating on the inspiration behind ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, we meet William Shakespeare mulling having writer’s block, with his lead actor Richard Burbage.  William falls asleep and dreams up his next great work!

Gladstone Village Hall on Sunday 20th November at 4.30 p.m. To book –

More details on Little Actors website

Press Release – September 2021

Brightlights Theatre Company for the Over 50s 

Little Actors Theatre Company is proud to present their new project for the over 50s with Brightlights Theatre.  The project is designed to help reduce loneliness and social isolation as well as offering a creative theatre outlet.  Beginning Friday 8th October, 11 am – 1 pm to run until Christmas 2021 with the aim of delivering a Christmas community presentation.   The group will be based in Neston Town Hall.  The project is funded by Tesco Bags for Help so is free for participants to access.

Brightlights is from their success presenting a COVID friendly outdoor Pantomime of Cinderella July 2021, which was a roaring success for the children of Little Actors Theatre.  Brightlights have also devised and won awards for two performances for the 2019 and 2020 Leverhulme Drama Festival.

Brightlights will be directed by professional actor, Mike Lockley, who has been working with Little Actors Theatre company for over 10 years.  Mike is not only an experienced and accomplished actor, but also a writer, director and drama practitioner who has worked extensively in theatre with projects as diverse as pantomimes, corporate events and Shakespeare.  Mike has also worked on TV and film projects.  He trained at LAMDA completing the Associate in Acting Diploma.  Mike has won many awards for his writing and also runs his own theatre company operating the ghost tours in Chester.

Joining Mike will be recent Masters graduate Eve Sumner, as production assistant.  Eve joins Little Actors as part of the Government funded Kickstart campaign.  She has completed a BA in Drama and Theatre Studies and MA in Creative Industries from Liverpool Hope University.  With experience in youth theatre, facilitating workshops for adults and making the arts more accessible to a wide range of individuals, she will be an excellent production assistant with the Brightlights Theatre Company.

New members are most welcome.  For details about the project and how to join please contact Little Actors on 0151 336 4302 or [email protected]

Little Actors – Back in the Room in Neston
Despite the pandemic and losing their theatre space in Brook Street Neston; Little Actors Theatre will be back in the room with children and young people from 21st April.  Returning to Neston Community and Youth Centre, Little Actors is offering:
InterACT Youth Theatre – Wednesday 5-7pm
Juniors – Years 6-7
Seniors – Years 8+
Rehearsing for an open air production summer 2021 and preparing for National Theatre Connections and the Leverhulme Drama Festival in 2022
Directed by professional actors
Theatre Club
Saturday 10.15am – 12.15pm
Beginners – 5-7s
Advanced – 8-11s
An hour of Drama and an hour of Musical Theatre.  Lots of fun and games to bring the children out of lockdown to improve health and wellbeing.
All workshops are led by professional actors.

Restarting soon 9.30am – 10.10am
DramaTots – 2-4 years – for pre-school children and their carers.  Applications are open.
We offer 50% discounts for low income families
COVID-19 safety restrictions are still in places for the time being and Little Actors observes all legal requirements, including hand washing, extra sanitiser and social distancing.
Numbers are restricted to observe social distancing but there are a handful of places available.  Please apply to [email protected] or 0151 336 4302 or

DramaTots – New weekday creative workshops to include – drama, dance, singing, crafts, storytelling and refreshments

Musical Theatre Performance Company

For ages 8+.  Working with professional directors, choreographers and musical directors to present a musical in the summer of 2022 in Neston and at Storyhouse.

Cha, Cha, Chair Dance Fitness

An inclusive weekday fitness class.  Includes chat with refreshments.

TIE (Theatre in Education)

Our team of professional actors are rehearsing a repertoire of work for local small-scale touring.

All work is delivered from our theatre space at 26-30 Brook Street, Neston CH64 9XL.

For details on any of the above, contact Little Actors on 07385 849864 or or



Theatre Club for ages 5-11s  – 10.15am – 12.15pm – workshops in drama and musical theatre.

LAMDA examination preparation – 12.30-1.30pm

(London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art – Ofqual approved qualifications)


InterACT Youth Theatre – 5-7 pm –  (Year 7+) – rehearsing a play for open air performances June 2021.  Then working with National Theatre Connections for 2022, Leverhulme Drama Festival and Storyhouse transfers.


Brightlights Theatre – 11 am-1 pm – Over 50s performance group.  Working on performances for open air in June 2021 and then preparing for the Leverhulme Drama Festival 2022.  Plus performances at Storyhouse.

Little Actors Theatre has moved back online for the duration of this lockdown.  Our regular students will attend their workshops on Zoom on a Saturday morning.  Plus. we are able to offer this out to the wider community.  We can offer:

9.30 am – 10.10 am DramaTots (pre-school children and their parents/carers) – drama, singing and dance led by West End actor Carly Thoms

10.15 am-12.15 pm – Theatre Club – drama and musical theatre for 5-11s . 

This group will work on a lockdown-specific project and will create a piece of work for digital presentation at the end of the lockdown.  Led by professional actor Fern Evans. 

These workshops will be free to unwaged families and we are offering an introductory offer to new students who join us on Zoom.  It is a great opportunity to work with professional actors and to give the children a social outlet during lockdown.

We are also able to offer places on our InterACT Youth Theatre which is on Wednesdays 5-7 pm (for ages 12+).  This group is creating work to be filmed and published.

During the last long lockdown we created lots of work including the publication of a creative writing book (available on Amazon or at Old Oaks Farm)

Plus a lockdown film recorded via Zoom made by InterACT Youth Theatre

Contact Little Actors for details – [email protected]

Aviva Community Fund Support
Little Actors Theatre has been selected by Aviva to be part of this year’s Aviva Community Fund.  All funds raised from public and employee donations will help support the community theatre work in Neston.
Little Actors offers professionally led performing arts activities for children and young people, plus the over 50s.  Free places are available to children eligible for free school meals and 50% discounts for low income families.  Participation in the arts is proven to improve health and well being and to reduce social isolation and loneliness.  This is needed now more than ever.
Please use this link to support Little Actors and spread the word.
Access for All – scholarships
As a charity Little Actors has an access for all policy so low income families are eligible for 50% scholarships and in some cases free places where funding allows.  Contact LATC for details.
Survival – Funding
Little Actors has survived this far through the pandemic because of funding from The Arts Council, Neston Town Council, CWaC, Cllr Louise Gittins, Cheshire Community Foundation and other grant and donations from the Masons and Enritec.  We are so grateful for the support so far but if we are to survive beyond the new year we need to raise more funding to sustain our charity through to the end of the pandemic.  Any support, personal or business would be most welcome.
Workshops and classes normally on offer
Children and young people
Wednesday 5-7pm – InterACT Youth Theatre (ages 13+)
Saturday 9am – Creative Tots sesisons (coming soon)
Saturday 10.15am – 12.15pm – Theatre Club (5-12s)
Saturday 12.30pm – LAMDA (examination preparation class)


Tuesday 11.45am – Tap (Intermediate)

Friday 9.30am – Dance fitness
Friday 11am-1pm – Brightlights Theatre (over 50s)

You Tube
There are videos and resources to watch and more are being added bit by bit.  Feel free to subscribe, watch and/or join in.

Download the Zoom app on your device and then send us an email ([email protected]) and we will add you to the invitation  groups to the live streamed workshops.  At the moment they are a bit ad hoc as our free lance actors are having to find other work but we will  be creating a more regular schedule ASAP.  Workshops so far include DramaTots, movement and fitness and youth theatre.

Links and invitations to join workshops will be posted on Facebook

Everyone is most welcome and all of these activities are FREE to join in.  Keeping well is so important at this time, and this includes your  health and well-being and making sure your don’t feel isolated or lonely – so come and join us from the comfort of your own home.  Details from
[email protected] or call Samantha on 0151 336 4302.



Little Actors has its own venue, Neston Theatre Arts, off Brook Street. The venue is equipped to create a black box studio theatre and rehearsal and dance studios. Volunteers would be most welcome to help behind the scenes so if you don’t fancy acting then come and help with costumes, props, sound, lighting, producing and fundraising etc. We look forward to welcoming new members.

You can get details about how to join in from 0151 336 4302 or email [email protected] or on the web site
We’d love to welcome you to one of our workshops.

Neston Civic Hall