Stutton Presents began in 2015 as a way to make sure we had good reasons to keep in touch with each other over the dark days of winter.
To date we've made two theatre shows and we are currently making a film. We're a membership organisation open to the people of Stutton, people involved with Stutton - and friends. We meet once a year to decide what we will do next. Anyone can suggest an idea.
Each project is a bit different - but there is always room for anyone who wants to get involved, on stage, backstage, or supporting rehearsals and performances.
Stutton - the movie
for more information see below
During 2018 and 2019 we are making a film about the village - entirely shot on i-phones. We hope everyone will be in it ... one way or another. It will feature sections on the Flower Show, the Shop, the bus into town, dog walkers, village celebrations, our beautiful river and countryside ... and of course the meetings, meetings, meetings that make everything work.
With original music and songs, dance pieces and lots of fly-on-the-wall footage there are lots of opportunities to get involved.
if you have an idea for something you would like to see in the film, or you'd like to get involved in anything from joining a choir to being an extra ... get in touch.
Want to be in the film and nobody's asked you?
Please! Come and join us ... it's a film about what makes Stutton Stutton and you are obviously part of that. All ages. It’s fun and not at all scary.
parts for extras (no auditions, no rehearsals and on the spot shoot day practices only)
parts for people who like to sing (no need to be expert, just hold a tune)
parts for dancers? You don't have to be Fonteyn or Nureyev just like enjoy dancing
(singers and dancers have fun rehearsals which are either in the evenings or on Saturday mornings - and they are a lark)
Currently we are working on scenes about the Neighbourhood Plan, the 92 Bus, local history, and the local postal delivery (you all know who I mean). Shhhhh…..
Contact Susan Hemmings: firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on 01473 328371
TRAILER Stutton - the movie
Music Hall at The King's Head
January 18th 2019
John Nittles (a famous actor) is murdered down at the reservoir and several TV detectives (who just happen to be staying in Stutton at the time) try to work out who dunnit.
Miss Meeple, Hercule Pierrot, Lord Peter Wimsey, Sergent Dockson - each wants to solve the case and beat their rivals to the next Christmas Special.
One of them just wants a song.
Although the sad story of adventuress Margaret Catchpole isn’t the first plot you might think of for a pantomime, the cast and crew of this production celebrated the feisty woman that Margaret must have been.
50 people from the village of Stutton performed this unusual version of the well known melodrama Margaret Catchpole, this time presented as a pantomime with a decidedly hopeful ending.
The cast ranged in age from 9 to over 80. Anyone who wanted to get involved had a role - on stage or off. The resulting performance was certainly lively; but most of all the cast had an absolute ball along the way.
Smugglers, country villagers and Londoners mingled with the well-known cast of characters, Meg, John Barry, Will Laud - and of course, Dobbin the pantomime horse who gallops - somewhat reluctantly - from Ipswich to London.
Written by Stutton resident Louise Lock, with original songs by Ian Heywood who lives five doors down. Lighting by Andy Woollard who lives opposite the village hall. Set design and painting by local artists Gay Strutt and David Hewlett and the leading lady was all the way from Chicago - but has made this community her home. This is a real village affair.