About Little Baddow Drama Club

Established in 1951, the Little Baddow Drama Club produces two productions a year (April and November) and holds members evenings to read plays, hold quizzes and other social events.

New members are welcome. We are always looking for new people to act or to help in any aspect of backstage or other supporting roles

In the early 1950s, Kathleen Andrews of the St Roger Folk, along with her son Peter and Janet Ross, who wrote and directed the 1951 Festival of Britain pageant, became founder members of the Pedlar Players later to be known as The Little Baddow Play Reading and Dramatic Club.

Since then, the Club has put on two productions each year, as well as holding monthly meetings to read plays and socialize. A memorable moment in the club was the 1959 fire in the old Memorial Hall, which occurred after the last night of “Ladies in Retirement”.

The Club’s reputation is considerable, not only because it boasts in its membership many professionals and ex-professionals, both artistic and technical, but because of the length of service and commitment of its membership, the generosity of those who lend furniture and props, and the high standard it has set itself. Past productions have included comedies, tragedies, social comment, pantomimes and revues, and of course any selection like this must include “Charlies Aunt”(1983) with John Richardson.