The community portal site for Downham Market since 2007

Downham Amateur Dramatic Society to Perform ‘Curtain Up’

If over Halloween weekend you fancy something different, Downham Amateur Dramatic Society is staging their comedy ‘Curtain Up’.

DADS-LizaWritten by Peter Quilter, the show features 5 very different women who are tasked with rejuvenating a derelict theatre they have inherited from one man, Michael. Mother & ex-wife Pam and her daughter Theresa team up with Sharon, Michael’s executive assistant, his Mother Betty and widow Jackie. The team need to bring all ideas to the forefront with Jackie and Pam clashing over ideas and money and with overweight Sharon staging aerobics classes. The team then arrange a, one night only, variety performance with Liza Minnelli as their headline act. Will the team prevail and will Liza save the group’s hopes and dreams for their theatre?

The play is being directed by Steve Harper and will be performed at Downham Town Hall on Thursday the 30th October until 1st November at 7:30pm. Tickets are available from LEWKS or on the door for £8 each. For more information on the society visit



Unlike the other ‘local’ papers which are owned by big businesses, downhamweb has always been owned and run by local people in Downham Market. Our reporting will always be free without paywalls, independent from advertisers and run for the benefit of the community. 

Please consider supporting downhamweb to help us to keep providing this service to the community. If you can, please donate or set up a monthly contribution.