Dolphin Theatre Group

A local paper announced ‘New Amateur Society for Canvey Island’ the clipping continues:

Canvey’s Pompadour Players, who for the past eight years have been providing regular entertainment, will have to keep right on their toes if they are to retain prime place in the Island’s theatre world. Reason for this is the announcement that a new company is being formed on the Island and included in their ‘captures’ so far are several of the Pompadour’s star players.

Taking the title, ‘The Dolphin Theatre Group’ the society state they are no way connected with any other group on the Island. They have based the society on a ‘democratic constitution’ meaning that all members will be given every opportunity to develop their talents, whether they want to act, produce, design or make scenery, lighting effects, costumes, study make-up or any other branch of the theatrical world.


Their first production was Blithe Spirit in January 1954 with Dudley George being a major player. In this section are many of the programs, clippings and pictures that Dudley collected over the years.