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We are a local amateur dramatics company, but we like to think we are that little bit different. Unlike most societies, we are not based in a particular place and very much enjoy taking our productions to different venues.   To date we have performed in village halls including, Hastoe, Long Martson, Pitstone, Little Gaddesden, Chesham, Great Missenden and Lacey Green; a 200 seat theatre in Tring, a 400 seater in King's Langley, an Arts Centre in Berkhamsted, an historic railway and two outside venues in Wendover.

Our auditions are open to all and whilst we have a number of people who appear with us regularly (hopefully because they enjoy it) membership is not necessary and nor do you have to live in a particular area, be a particular age, have specific experience or "prove yourself" in any way. A love of theatre, an enthusiastic approach and the willingness to go with our sometimes crazy plans and join us on our adventures is all we ask.

If you are interested in performing, working backstage, on costumes, props, lighting, sound or welcoming our audiences front-of-house or at the bar we would love to hear from you. 

If taking part isn't your thing, but you enjoy a good night out watching what we hope is a high level of theatre, please come along and see for yourself, details of our shows are on our current production page. 

We are a non-profit making society governed by constitution and this is not how we make our living. Although many of us have worked professionally in the Performing Arts in various guises over the years, or are planning to move into the business professionally in the future, for now, this is a hobby!

Sometimes, profits are made more than we need to stage the next production or we raise money specifically for charities and causes. Over the years we have donated toLindengate Mental Health Charity,  #letsgetlynnestanding, the Pepper Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis, the MS Society and Gt Ormond St Hospital If you would like us to consider supporting your charity or cause in the future through our performances, do get in touch with us. 


The Dream Team

Not only do Fiona and Mickey support each other (and the rest of the team) fully in all aspects of the company, they are partners in life and whatever role they have in a production, they work together and support each other in everything they do.  Chris has become a great friend over the last four years and they hugely value his calm and positive nature and his "can do" attitude. 

Fiona Quilter-Wood

Artistic Director

Fiona trained as a dancer and actor at the Arts Educational School in Tring.  Her first appearance on a professional stage was as a 4 year old milkmaid in Oliver at the Bristol Hippodrome.  She danced with London Festival Ballet,  and appeared in several TV shows and documentaries.   Fiona was the Head of Drama and Dance in Schools for 18 years and continues to teach Drama privately.  She has produced, directed and choreographed countless shows over the years and has a particular passion for musicals.  Her favourite roles to date have been Nancy in Oliver, Celia in Calendar Girls and Eliza in Pygmalion, she has loved directing so many shows, but her particular favourites would be "Me & My Girl" and "Made in Dagenham".  Fiona runs a floral design and event management company from her studio in Lacey Green. 

Mickey Gomm

Technical Manager

A former professional roadie, Mickey h​as been involved with local theatre for many years, since his son Jack appeared in production of The Wiz . He soon became a part of the backstage and set building crew for many shows. Previously he has stage managed for TFC’s Stepping Out, 9 to 5, Made In Dagenham and Hot Mikado. He designed lighting for several MASH shows and has helped with sound for Tringe. Perhaps his biggest challenge to date was designing and building the hydraulic cross for Jesus Christ Superstar.  Mickey has stage managed all of Equus' performances and provides valuable technical knowledge to all that we do.  He only works if provided with plenty of coffee and a big jar of sweets though

Chris Hartley


Chris has been on board with Equus since 2021, having joined to provide admin and backstage support.  He stage managed the first two pantomimes, also stepping in to replace one of the actors last minute when they were struck by COVID.  He then went onto play Jerry in The Good Life and Mr Darling in Peter & Wendy.  He says he prefers to be behind the scenes, but somehow he keeps being lured back on stage....  In the real world Chris is a paramedic and an avid fottball supporter.

How it all Began

Equus Productions was founded by Fiona Quilter-Wood in 2014, the first show with Equus was Tim Firth's fabulous comedy,  "The Flint Street Nativity" which was staged at the Vyne Centre  in December 2014.    Personal commitments took over and Equus took a back seat for a while.   In October 2017, Equus was relaunched with a fabulous drinks' evening and Fiona was  joined by a highly talented and multi-skilled  management team and the company is going from strength to strength.    Fiona's aim  with Equus Productions was to create a company that produces quality theatre without any of the associated dramas!  Equus very much enjoy performing in widespread and varied locations and venues.  The team very much hope that you will become part of Equus Productions as a performer, member of one of their crews or as a member of their audience.  Previous managers have included Simon Ruck, Mandy Gomm, Andrew Fabert, Leigh Amos and Adrian Burroughs who all brought a great deal to the company.  In January 2024 Chris Hartley joined the management team.  Chris first joined Equus in 2020 and acted as stage manager for the first two pantomimes, standing in for the second when one of the actors was struck by COVID.  He then played Jerry in the Good Life and Mr Darling in Peter Pan.

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