The Pompadour Players

The "Pompadour Players" were started just before the Home Guard stood down. Founder members were Home Guard personnel, wives, relatives and friends. Their first production "The Ghost Train" was presented at St. Mary's Hall, South Benfleet and at the Rio Cinema, Canvey, in aid of Canvey War Memorial Fund. The profit was approximately £50. At a later date, at the express invitation of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, this show went on at the Carlton Hall, London. Another notable production in the early life of the "Pompadours" was “Tons of Money," first at Benfleet and then, by public demand, at Canvey.

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In this section are many of the programs, clippings and pictures that Dudley George collected during the years he was with the company.

Page link: Focus on Drama
Focus on Drama
The Pompadour Players tell their stories
Page link: The Ghost Train
The Ghost Train
'Pompadour' triumph
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"See How they Run" was an enjoyable play
Pompadour Players at their best
Page link: Canvey Artistes are in a dilemma
Canvey Artistes are in a dilemma
They have nowhere to present plays
Page link: Pompadours' First Show In Public Since 1949
Pompadours' First Show In Public Since 1949
Admirable presentation of 'Rookery Nook'
Page link: Madame Pompadour at the carnival
Madame Pompadour at the carnival
The Pompadour Players