The Old Gaol Theatre Company

The OGTC, based in Abingdon,  has been in existence for well over twenty years and is now one of Oxfordshire's most respected amateur drama companies. We originally started life based in Abingdon's Old Gaol building (hence the group's name) but no longer have any connection with that building.

We normally produce three plays a year in the Unicorn Theatre, part of Abingdon's beautiful and ancient Abbey Buildings. We also put on productions for festivals and have a full programme of theatre trips, play readings (normally the last Thursday of each month) and various other social events. As well as taking three shows to the Edinburgh Fringe, members of the group have also appeared in Inspector Morse, Shadowlands, and in the BBC drama-documentary series Crime Limited.

Why Not Join Us?
Our friendly and informal group rehearses and holds play readings on Monday and Thursday evening in the Church Hall, Shippon, OX13 6JQ. The Hall is on Barrow Road (the principal road through the village), next to the church and opposite the "Prince of Wales" pub. New members are always very welcome. If you're interested in participating in any of the group's activities, whether it be acting, helping backstage, costume or poster design, or just lending a hand during the run of a show, then do please email the or come along to the the Shippon Church Hall on a Monday or Thursday at 8 pm. Alternatively, please phone the Membership Secretary on 07849 243633 for further details.
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Current Committee:


Tracey Lanes


Ian Wooster


Kevin Middleton


David Fardon

ODN Rep:

Jim Levi & John Bradford

Play Readings:

Kevin Middleton

Social Secretary:

Sally Firth

Membership Secretary:

David Fardon

Unicorn Users' Group:

Jim Levi & John Bradford