Re-Opening 2021

Compass Theatre, Ickenham and the Beck Theatre, Hayes are both open again for the autumn / winter 2021 season. Compass asks visitors to wear masks and wrap-up warmly, as external doors may be open to increase ventilation. Winston Churchill Theatre, Ruislip continues to offer vaccinations until further notice. Compass Box Office counter opens Tue-Fri 12-5pm, Sat 10am-1pm and 45 mins before a show.

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Actor Stephen


Stephen shared his Hillingdon story about Compass Theatre hoping we might have pictures of his time on stage there. Between lockdowns, we found him among the late John Sherratt's extensive Compass photo collection, in the borough's archives.

Memories of Compass Theatre

My twin brother, Mark and I were at Compass Theatre Arts Club all the time. From age 11 in the early 1970s, through to the mid 1980s.  Former theatre manger, John Sherratt worked his main cast members very hard - and we loved it.  Overall I was in over a hundred different productions and here are some of my favourites;

Stephen - Aladdin at Compass 1982 1  Stephen - Cinderella at Compass 1983  Stephen - Forget Me Not Lane at Compass  Stephen - Godspell at Compass 1983 2  Stephen - Good Woman of Setzuan at Compass 2  Stephen - Time and the Conways at Compass 2  Stephen - Vivat Vivat Regina at Compass  Stephen in Time and the Conways at Compass 1  Stephen in Godspell at Compass 1983 2

I was also in dozens of summer shows, floor shows and reviews, The Old Bull and Bush Music Hall and the first of three German Theatre Tours. Reviews were frequently in the local paper - far too many featuring pictures of my ugly mug!  John Sherratt kept all the clippings - he loved printing large photos that spent years front of house, including one about 6ft square!"

Stephen Everitt-Rowe, August 2020


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