Our next production – Neighbourhood Watch

The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre

June 26, 27, 28, & 29 2019

Neighbourhood Watch

by Alan Ayckbourn

Directed by John Garland

Brother and sister, Martin and Hilda Massie, have recently moved to the Bluebell Hill Development, hoping to continue their quiet lives in new idyllic surroundings.

Just as they are preparing for a housewarming gathering, their peace is shattered by a young trespasser in their garden. The Massies’ neighbours join Martin in forming a group to safeguard against further incidents. But, after an act of vandalism, matters swiflty escalate, complicated by a burgeoning romance and disputes about how best to protect the neighbourhood from further disruption.

What starts as a well-intentioned scheme for a safer community soon leads to violence and acrimony ……

This is one of Ayckbourn’s darker comedies, first performed in 2011 as a response to Cameron’s vision of a “Big Society”, and highlighting what might happen if the ‘little people’ gain too much power!


Julian Batstone  –  Martin Massie

Susanne Crosby  –  Hilda Massie

Derek Fraser  –  Rod Trusser

Barbara Isaacs  –  Dorothy Doggett

Ian Mackenzie  –  Gareth Janner

Emily Hale  –  Amy Janner

Guy Steddon  –  Luther Bradley

Andrea Jones  –  Magda Bradley