The Earl’s Courtiers, the Earl’s Court local amateur dramatic group of about 20 people ranging in age from eight to 80, have been presenting plays in Earl’s Court for the past three years. Supported by ECCT, this group aims to develop the skills and talents of local residents through activities such as acting, costume design and making and hospitality. They also work to identify low technology solutions to lighting and staging and administration.

Those involved in The Courtiers’ plays have gained a lot of confidence in their abilities and many friendships have resulted.

More a live experiential project than an ‘am-dram’ troupe, the Earl’s Courtiers has presented ‘Shakespeare in the Square’ outdoors in local garden squares for the past three years. Combined with a supper provided by local businesses, it’s also a social event and always attracts a full house of about 200 locals.  (In Winter, St Cuthberts Church is the host venue for their productions.