Dates for your diary

16th to 19th May 2018

‘Allo ‘Allo!
by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft

Our 70th Anniversary season concludes with the number one play chosen by you, our audience!

Based on the hugely popular TV sitcom, this stage version of ‘Allo ‘Allo! follows the adventures of Rene, a hapless cafe owner in war-torn France, as he and his wife Edith struggle to hide a priceless portrait stolen by the Nazis in a sausage in their cellar. Matters come to a head with the news that the Fuhrer is to the visit the town and the cafe becomes filled with tricksters intending to impersonate Hitler!

Rene needs all his wits about him to save his cafe and his life!

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19th to 22nd September 2018

The Shell Seekers
by Rosamunde Pilcher, adapted by Terence Brady and Charlotte Bingham

Our season opens with this imaginative stage adaptation of Rosamunde Pilcher’s highly acclaimed 1987 best-selling novel which traces the life of Penelope Keeling from young womanhood to her sixties.
As her family gather around her following a suspected heart attack, their motives and relationship with her become increasingly focused on her artist father’s most successful work, a painting called The Shell Seekers.
The drama unfolds upon a broad canvas and is an excellent way to start the new season.

12th to 15th December 2018

The Railway Children
by Edith Nesbit, adapted by Mike Kenny

A witty and delightful stage adaptation of Edith Nesbit’s famous novel, The Railway Children.
In the early 1900s two girls, their brother and their mother, are forced to move from London to a remote part of Yorkshire after their father is mysteriously taken away by the authorities.
Their new home, a ramshackle house called Three Chimneys, is near the railway line and the children quickly develop a fascination for the passing trains and the folk who operate and travel on it. They even save the 9:15 from certain disaster!
This timeless classic is sure to delight children and adults alike as we steam relentlessly into the festive season!

13th to 16th March 2019

by Abi Morgan

‘That is the story of our beginning. And this is the story of the end.’
Lovesong seamlessly intertwines a couple in their twenties with the same man and woman a lifetime later.
Their past and present selves collide in this haunting and beautiful tale of togetherness as the optimism of youth becomes the wisdom of experience.
This thought-provoking and deeply moving piece of theatre was originally written for performance by Frantic Assembly by the acclaimed playwright Abi Morgan, author of the recent hit television drama The Split.

15th to 18th May 2019

Cold Comfort Farm
by Stella Gibbons, adapted by Paul Doust

‘There’s somethin’ narsty in the woodshed down at Cold Comfort Farm...’
Following the death of her parents, Flora Poste discovers she is possessed ‘of every art and grace save that of earning her own living’. To this end she decides to visit distant relatives at the isolated Cold Comfort Farm in a remote area of Sussex.
The curious farm inhabitants feel obliged to take her in to atone for an unspecified wrong once done to her father. The result is wild, whacky and hilarious as Stella Gibbons’ comic novel takes to the stage!
A wonderful way to end our seventy-second season!

About us

We are Dudley Little Theatre (also known as DLT), an amateur theatre company based in Netherton, near Dudley, West Midlands. UK. We produce four plays per season and strive for high quality in all aspects of production.

DLT was privileged to give the first public performance in the newly opened Netherton Arts Centre (NAC), a restoration of the old cinema building, way back in 1947.  Our History

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Tickets for both stalls and circle cost £8.00 (concessions £7.00) Party booking discount available

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We perform at Netherton Arts Centre, Northfield Road, Netherton, West Midlands. DY2 9ER   Find Us

NAC is wheelchair accessible, has a hearing 'T' loop system and accessible toilet facilities.

Please note: fire regulations determine numbers so we advise booking tickets in advance.

Show Times

All performances start at 7:30 pm. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.


We have a licensed bar from 7:00 p.m. Coffee, tea and soft drinks are also available.

You may pre order your interval requirements when you arrive

Ice cream is also available during the interval.


We welcome new members, actors, backstage, technical, stewards, bar, front of house, box office. There are roles to suit all interests, levels of ability and time commitments.

Please contact Rebecca Clee for an informal chat
on 01902 566077

Membership costs £15.00 per season and is open to anyone aged 16 years or above.


DLT is a Registered Charity number 252570