Monday, 7 December 2009

Just A Thought - Would a Theatrical Group be interested in Undershaw?

A thought for the day! After a grand evening at the Electric Theatre, Guildford on Saturday to watch the adaptation of Conan Doyle's 'Hound of the Baskervilles' the thought came to one of my staunch supporters and dear friend to include a small threatrical area within Undershaw should we be lucky enough to raise enough funds to purchase the building from the developers, to tie in with our idea of a museum, gift and coffee shop with conference area. Could we ask various theatres to participate in a fund raising scheme for the Undershaw Preservation Trust? Ideas would be appreciated.

Should the theatre or several theatres like to be involved with fund raising and if you would like to know more about the Trust, then please telephone its Director, Mr John Gibson, FRICS on 01372 453147 or e-mail me, Lynn Gale at for more information. Full detail of our aims will appear on our website once it is up and running.

The cast of the 'Hound of the Baskervilles', namely the Bramley Players put on a marvellous performance and was greatly received by all that attended. We wish to thank the staff of the theatre for permitting us to advertise our plight and for their willingness to help with the distribution of fliers and cards. Our thanks also go to Jenny Swift, the production's director for her understanding of our demands. We hope that we may have interested a few more people not least those working in the threatrical business. Time will tell whether we made any sort of impact by campaigning at this small but extremely popular theatre. I fully recommend a visit. A friendly and enjoyable evening for all the family.


  1. Guy Ritchie's new Sherlock Holmes film is released on Christmas Day/Boxing Day. Perhaps cinemas might also be approached? It would be good to use the publicity and interest surrounding the movie to raise awareness of the real-life plight of the Conan Doyle legacy...

  2. Thank you Wendy, great idea! We were planning to go up to the premier with fliers to attract attention of the celebrities but your idea may prove more successful. I will get to work with printing more fliers. Can anyone help with the distribution in their area?