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Archived News and Articles

Here is an archive of some of our older news stories and articles

Awards 2015

Awards 2015 (November, 2015)

The New Stagers awards from 2015 were:   Best Technical: Richard Allport, Blithe Spirit Best Costume: The Heiress Best Set: Blithe Spirit Best Newcomer: Christina Myers Most Memorable Character: Emma Burley, Stepping Out Best Supporting Actress: Vanessa Marchant, Blithe Spirit...
Interview with a director

Interview with a director (October, 2015)

With just a few weeks to go until curtains are raised on ‘Bouncers & Shakers’, we spoke with first time director, Veronica Montalbetti on her experiences in the director’s chair, the creative process and why she chose Bouncers as...
From Pirate to Maid – a New Member’s blog

From Pirate to Maid – a New Member’s blog (April, 2015)

One of our newest members, Christine Peirson writes about her experience joining the group and being in both our panto, Treasure Island, and Blithe Spirit Before January, the last time I had been on a stage was way back...
New Stagers on the radio

New Stagers on the radio (April, 2015)

Blithe Spirit co-director Stephanie Kendrick and Veronica Montalbetti, who plays Elvira took the radio-waves by storm when they popped in to Wandsworth Radio on 7 April for a (not-so-quick!) interview! Listen here as they discuss everything from the play,...
More award success

More award success (July, 2014)

New Stagers added to its growing collection of awards on 6th July 2014 when its production of “Oleanna” won the Best Drama award at the NODA (National Operatic and Dramatic Association) awards. The show fought off eleven other nominees...
Costumes Travel from Minnesota to Wandsworth for The Heiress!

Costumes Travel from Minnesota to Wandsworth for The Heiress! (July, 2014)

It’s the perfect combination of 19th century dresses and 21st century social media! Costumes made in Minnesota, USA, are flying the Atlantic to dress the cast of a play being put on by Wandsworth drama group New Stagers from...
Have a Good Week Till Next Week – The Writer’s Diary

Have a Good Week Till Next Week – The Writer’s Diary (May, 2014)

Our October play will be “Have a Good Week Till Next Week” by New Stagers member Ian Pring.    Here, in a series of articles, Ian gives us an insight into the inspiration behind the play and the process...