Green Room Productions

To inspire an interest in drama for the younger generation The Woolgatherers Of Heswall have formed a young adult group called Woolgatherers Green Room Productions.

We aim to support and nurture young talent to enable them to manage and promote their own productions.  If you are interested in getting involved, please get in touch.

Next Production – The Seagull by Anton Chekhov adapted by Mike Poulton

15th to 17th September, 2022 at Pensby Boys School, Irby Road CH61 6XN. Tickets £8, Consessions £4 buy on-line using the QR code below, or pay on the door. 

QR The Seagull

About the Play

In Checov’s long established and much-adored materpiece we find ourselves voyers gazing upon a world crumbling due to the explosive alchemy of love, loss, ambition and fading opportunity.  We see the lives of a young woman desperate for fame and a way out, a young man pining after the woman of his dreams, a successful writer longing for a sense of achievement, and a fading actress fighting the changing of the times.

In an isolated home in the countryside where dreams are in tatters, hopes dashed, hearts broken, and without anywhere else to turn, the only option is to turn on each other…

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Previous Productions

The Government Inspector

3rd, 4th and 5th February 2022 at Pensby Boys School, 7.30pm


5th, 6th, and 7th September 2019 at West Kirby Arts Centre.

Directed by Elliot Kinnear



Macbeth                                               Adam Hutton

Lady Macbeth                                     Helena Hill

Macduff                                                Fiona Williams

Lady Macduff                                      Amy Marshall

Macduff’s Son                                     Dominic Williams

Duncan                                                 Matthew Johnston

Malcolm                                               Paul Murray

Donalbain                                            Finlay Gordon

Banquo                                                 Phil Murray

Ross                                                       Marc Smith

Lennox                                                 Adam Stubbs

First Witch/First Murderer              Eleanor Harrison

Second Witch/Seyton                        Alex Breathnach

Third Witch/Second Murderer       Linzi McCulla

Servant/Messenger                           Jace Clark



Another Fine Mess

A light comedy. Staged around the concept of “The Cat and the Canary” murder mystery. Martin, an enthusiastic but struggling radio station manager, comes to the conclusion that his career is in jeopardy. Therefore, in order to redeem himself, he decides to hire a group of amateur actors who have never met before to rehearse then perform live on his radio show the following day!

Performed 5th, 6th & 7th April 2019 

at West Kirby Arts Centre

Written and Directed

by Amy Marshall and Matthew Johnston

The Cast

Elliot Kinnear             Martin

Rachel Lavin               Lily

Adam Stubbs               James

Helena Hill                  Stephanie

Phil Murray                 Louis

Faye Connor                Cassandra

Paul Murray                Bryn

Eleanor Harrison       Miss Brown (Therapist)

Mike Jones                   Clay

Amy Marshall             Maggie

Matthew Johnston     John


An Ideal Husband

Directed by Adam Stubbs

West Kirby Arts Centre

Friday 7th to Sunday 9th September 2018

The Woolgatherers and Green Room Productions presented
An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde

Sir Robert Chilton is a successful MP with a beautiful wife and a charming family. However, when he is confronted by Mrs Cheveley, who possesses a secret Sir Robert would rather the world would never knew, he finds himself in quite a pickle. To save himself from scandal and ruin, he must enlist the help of his friend and confidant, the charming, witty and ( long term ) batchelor Lord Goring.

One of Wilde’s most recognised and performed plays.


Phil Murray                  Sir Robert Chiltern

Matthew Johnston      Lord Goring

Amy Jane                      Mrs Cheveley

Helena Hill                   Lady Chiltern

Fiona Williams            Mabel Chiltern

Mike Jones                    Lord Caversham

Sarah Evans                 Lady Markby

Eleanor Harrison        Lady Basildon

Paul Murray                 Mason/Phipps


Tuesday 15th to Thursday 17th August 2017

Heswall Hall

Written by Elliott Kinnear
Directed by Phil Murray



4.48 Psychosis 

Adapted & Produced by Elliot Kinnear

14th to 16th March 2017 at Heswall Hall

4.48 Psychosis by Sarah Kane tells the emotional autobiographical story of Kane towards the end of her life. Plagued by mental illness and a difficult life, she has decided to commit suicide. In the final reflective hours of her life, she contemplates the highs and lows of her recent experiences, her struggles, and the lessons she has learned as a result. This deeply moving and artistic performance follows a narrative personal to Sarah Kane herself, restructured for the stage by Elliot Kinnear and performed by the talented young cast of The Woolgatherers’ Green Room Productions.



Tartuffe  by Moliere

Directed by Adam Stubbs

at Heswall Hall 23rd to 25th August 2016


Tartuffe                                       Clayton Travis    

Orgon                                           Elliot Kinnear     

Elmire                                         Helena Parker     

Dorine                                         Jayde Hughes   

Damis                                           Matt Johnston    

Mariane                                       Morgan Bromhead     

Cleante                                        Phil Murray       

Madame Pernelle                       Abbey Fitzhenry      

Valere                                           Lee Crosbie    

Monsieur Loyal                           Adam Stubbs    

The Officer                                 Paul Murray    

Tech & Lighting     Steve Schroeder   and    Alex Day

Thanks also to Dawn Burgess, Terry Collister, Martin Platt and The Riverside Legacy

Tartuffe poster


The Ghost Listener, written and directed by Elliot Kinnear, was performed from Tuesday 26th January to Thursday 28th January 2016, at Heswall Hall

“In a dingy boarding-house in Victorian London, the lonely and destitute Samuel Hakeswille wakes to find that all of his fellow occupants have mysteriously disappeared. In his efforts to discover what befell them, he recounts the year leading up this strange morning, in which he attempted to reach beyond the boundaries of science with the construction of a sinister machine. As he remembers the dark and tragic sequence of events which took him from a comfortable pursuit of research to a psychologically-damaging obsession, he attempts to piece together a solution to the mystery now before him, all whilst living with the terrible knowledge of his dreadful invention – a device which would allow him to hear the voices of the dead.


Samuel Hakesville            Alex Bishop

Fr Thomas Cargill            Adam Stubbs

Elizabeth Hill                   Morgan Bromhead

Lt Gerald Campion          Alex Lewis

Mrs Agatha Holbrooke    Jayde Hughes

Inspector Gorringe          Matthew Johnson

Mrs Marianne Perks        Emily Tingle

Frank Jameson                 Paul Murray

The Ghost Listener


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