ILMINSTER Entertainment Society will host a series of one-act plays at The Warehouse Theatre between Thursday, February 24 and Saturday, February 26.

The society's previous one-act plays have proved to be a hit with one of their plays, 'Tone Clusters', reaching the final four in a nationwide competition. 

These one-act plays mark the start of the group returning to normal after prolonged disruption during the pandemic, with the society looking forward to welcoming audiences back to the Warehouse. 

The plays in the series are:

  • 'Spy Fry', a new play by Devin Gifford set in a burger joint that is a front for a "very unlikely spy ring", which will be directed by Lucy Driver and feature members of Ilminster Youth Theatre 
  • 'Just Passing', a "warm, wise and witty play" written by Colin and Mary Crowther and directed by Vern Dunkley
  • 'Lockdown in Little Grimley', written by David Tristram and directed by Nick Dane. 

Speaking about 'Lockdown in Little Grimley', society member Irene Glynn said: "It is a fast-moving and fun-filled romp.

"You will laugh out loud as you watch the ridiculous antics of a hapless amateur dramatic group meeting for the first time since lockdown.

"They are bound by Covid restrictions but the chairman Gordon, played by Mick Glynn, is determined that they can make their come-back production a success as he unveils his idea to the eclectic group.

"Can the diva Margaret, played by Irene Glynn, the handyman Bernard, played by Neil Morgan, and group secretary Joyce, played by Belinda Morgan, meet Gordon’s high expectations or will it end up as another doomed production?"

Tickets cost £12 (or £6 for students and children) and doors open at 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start to proceedings. 

Tickets can be bought at or at Harrimans Outfitters in Silver Street, Ilminster.