The Chandeliers Drama Group was founded in 1961, and is one of the oldest drama groups in Maidstone. In 2005, as one of the initial users, we were one of the groups invited to take part in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Hazlitt theatre in Maidstone.
Today we are as strong as ever. The age of our members ranges from 8 to 80+.
We aim to put on at least three shows a year and these will either be comedies, straight drama or musicals. In addition we have recently formed a Concert party which has already given some charity concerts, with one in rehearsal and is seen by us as a way of attracting new members who are musically inclined, which forms a strong base for being able to put on quality musical productions in the future.
The group enter two festivals each year, The Kent Drama Association Full Length Play Festival and the Duncan Rand One Act Play Festival
Take a look at our recent past productions page, which will give you a flavour of the kind of shows the group have successfully put on. Then take a look at the "what's on" page and you will see what we are currently rehearsing for.
If you want to find out how to join us then take a look at the membership page. We also issue a monthly newsletter to all members and the current edition can be found here.
As you are probably aware a drama group does not only need people willing to act and sing, but of equal importance, it needs those willing to work behind the scenes, building and dressing sets, working front of house, organising social events for us all to enjoy and the list just goes on.
So to summarise we are a friendly group of people, from all walks of life, all with different skills, who enjoy the thrill of putting on a good show.