What’s On 2018-19


SUP’s double-bill of comedy murder mysteries – 19th / 20th October 2018


The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard

A Jolly Sinister Jape by Elliot Strange

Rose Theatre, Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh tickets on sale now

Coming to NST Campus in 2019


Ten strangers are summoned to a remote island.

All they have in common is a wicked past and the fact they are marked for murder….

Take your seat for a full-blooded new production of this timeless thriller – Agatha Christie as you have never seen her before – produced by multi-award-winning SUP Theatre Company and directed by Paul Green (RAODS, Maskers, Talking Heads and Minack Theatre, Cornwall).

One of Christie’s darkest tales… a masterpiece of dramatic construction.

Thank you to everyone who came to see our May double-bill at the Rose Theatre




SUP entered two one-act plays into the Totton Drama Festival in March 2018

WINNER: Best Play, Best Actor (Stephen Fenerty), Best Original Script (Chris Hawley), Technical Achievement for set, lighting and sound

Bully Beef and Whizzbangs – a world premiere – then went through to the All England Theatre Festival quarter finals in Weymouth (Southern and Mercia Division) and won that too – then competed in the AETF national semi finals in Dawlish, coming a close second (by one point!)

Plus nomination – Best Actress: Darlings, You Were Wonderful!

More details on the plays…

Bully Beef and Whizzbangs

Written and Directed by Chris Hawley

ww1The play is set in the battlefields of France during 1916. Smudger, a new arrival at the Front, is keen to shoot his first German whilst Harry is more interested in keeping his head down, thinking of home and enjoying his mug of tea.

Full of trench humour, WHIZZBANGS is a wry look at life in the trenches through the eyes of two reluctant heroes. Stuck in a hole, surrounded by mud and death, how will our boys cope with the ever present danger of being shot or blown to smithereens?
“Cheer up chum! The first seven years is the worst!”

Darlings, You Were Wonderful!

Written by Derek Lomas – Directed by Paul Cresser, SUP’s Secretary!

A comedy for women… The action takes place in the dressing room of a Little Theatre, where the Amazon Theatre Group is about to perform a little-known 17th century Spanish play in a drama festival: “The Well of Defilement” by Juan Ruiz de Aragon.

Dressing-RoomAmid multiple tensions and general chaos backstage, missing cast member Lesley staggers in, paralytically drunk and dressed in motorcycle gear.

Will the adjudicator be impressed by the seething passion of the cast – and with Lesley’s motorcycle regalia…?