Last production: A Tomb with a View (August 2017)
The Hound of the Baskervilles - April 2017 - cast and crew
Panto 2017 - Cinderella
Past productions: Abigail's Party (2016)
Past productions: Oh What a Lovely War (2014)
Past productions: The Dame of Sark (2016)
Past productions: Little Bo Peep (2016)
Charity Donation from Dawlish Town Council 2014
Auditorium from the Stage
Past productions: Snow White (2014)
Past Production: Proscenophobia (2013)
Past Productions: Strictly Murder (2012)


Musical: Book by Rupert Holmes, Music by John Kander & Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Original book and concept by Peter Stone. Additional lyrics by John Kander and Rupert Holmes

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The Shaftesbury Theatre is delighted to once again be welcoming The Mitre Players, who are a supremely talented amateur theatre company based in Croydon. Curtains, their summer show for 2017, is a musical comedy whodunit based on the original book and concept by Peter Stone. The musical is a send-up of backstage murder mystery plots, set in 1959 Boston, Massachusetts, and follows the fallout when the supremely untalented star of Robbin' Hood of the Old West is murdered during her opening night curtain call. It is up to Lt. Frank Cioffi, a police detective who moonlights as a musical theater fan to save the show, solve the case, and maybe even find love before the show reopens, without getting killed himself. The show opened on Broadway where famed critic Ben Brantley called the character of Frank Cioffi "the best damn musical theatre character since Mama Rose in 'Gypsy'". Jolly, over the top, camp and laugh out loud - Curtains promises to be a non-stop hilarious joy ride, so make a note in your dairies to book your tickets as soon as the box office opens.

Tickets: £12 adults or £8 under 16s

Theatre box office will be open daily (not Sundays) from 14th August to 26th August.

Before this you can phone 07914 763422, or selected tickets are also available online from




Please contact the Box Office by Telephone or in Person.

The Box Office is open from 10:00am until 12:00pm (noon).

Phone 01626 863 061

Payments by debit and credit card now accepted

See each show details for opening days of the Box Office.

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