Hi there,

Welcome to the website and online home of Westfield Productions. Please feel free to have a look around and find out more about our wonderful company.

 

Based in Southampton, Westfield is a thriving amateur dramatics group that looks to find the performer in everyone. We usually rehearse on Tuesday evenings at St Mary's Church Hall in Swaythling, where we run a number of different groups for children and adults. If you are interested in performing with us then we would love to hear from you so please do not hesitate to get in touch.

 

If you would like to come and see us in action then we would love to see you at our next show. We stage several productions throughout the year; performing a panto at The Point in January, a mix of plays, variety shows and musicals at the hall where we rehearse in the Summer and our annual September show back at The Point in Eastleigh.

 

Having fun is high on our agenda and as such we often organise social activities and fundraising events throughout the year.

 

We are thrilled that you have stopped by and want to make it as easy as possible for you to keep up to date with all that's going on, but if you have any questions then please don't hesitate to get in touch.

 

Remember, be kind, be safe, be you!

 

Meet the Team

Steve Phillips Chairman & Director

Steve joined Westfield in 2016 taking on the role of  Buttons in Cinderella. Having studied drama at university, he has always been interested in the performing arts and he loves working with performers of all ages and abilities. Steve loves to perform but  

also uses his passion for writing and directing to help ensure our shows are the best that they can be.  

 

Having worked with Stagecoach and All4Kids, Steve is an 

experienced drama teacher and he has recently started running holiday workshops for our younger members.

 

Just be warned, there is a reason we call  

him STIVA*!

 

Sarah Channell Treasurer & Costume Designer

Sarah has been with the company since 2013 when she made her Westfield debut as the Evil Queen in Snow White and also became one of only a few female dames in Westfield's history. Most notably, Sarah took on the challenging title role in Peter Pan, performing somersaults in mid-air and cutting her hair off much to her husband’s disgust!

 

Sarah has two daughters who  

are both members of Westfield and her husband often  

risks his life backstage! She is responsible for making sure we have enough money in the bank to cover  

costs and making costumes alongside our lead costume  

designer; Lesley.

 

Make sure you keep up with your fees and don’t get anything on your costumes or an Evil  

Queen may put a spell on you!

 

Bethen Drew President & Choreographer

Bethen has been a member since 2010 and joined the choreography team in 2012. In her time at Westfield, Bethen has taken on many principal roles including: Bramble in Robin Hood, Wendy in Peter Pan, Alice in Dick

Whittington and many others. These roles have presented many challenges and she is still nursing the bruises after several flights to Neverland.

 

Bethen has also

directed many of our summer shows and her eldest daughter has recently joined the company. In 2018, Bethen made Westfield history when she was  

proposed to on stage after the finale of Robin Hood.

 

Chelle Cummins Secretary & Choreographer

Chelle is Westfield's Lead Choreographer; she has been a member of Westfield since 2002 and has studied professional tap, ballet, modern and jazz. Michelle became the Assistant Choreographer in 2005 and started choreographing her own routines in 2007  

(look out for her many signature moves!).

 

Chelle has  

taken on a few principal roles, but never those of the human kind most notably playing the rear end of a cow in Jack and the Beanstalk twice! Chelle also puts  

together our September Show taking responsibility for  

everything: coordinating different groups of  

performers and trying to keep the tech guys in-line! (It sounds easy but one of them is her future husband!)

 

The Company Committee Members 2021

Executive Committee Members

 

Chairman: Steve Phillips                                    President: Bethen Drew

 

Secretary: Michelle Cummins                           Treasurer: Sarah Channell

 

Committee Members:

 

Charlotte Chessell, Nicole Cummins & Sebastiane Brewer

 

Our Location

St Mary's Church Hall

Church Close

Southampton

SO18 2ST

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