The Spring Grove Fringe


Spring Grove Fringe

An amateur, community drama group, founded over 30 years ago, based in the Spring Grove area of Kingston, with members from a wider area. The group usually stages four shows a year, most running for two evenings and including supper. One of the these is the annual pantomime, with extra local involvement. We also put on occasional play-readings and workshops.

Over the last ten years, more than £20,000 has been donated to local and national charities chosen by the members.

If you are interested in joining or finding out more, come to our next show or email

Registered charity number 1150982.
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On the Fringe

Read the latest edition of our occasional newsletter here.  


Next Production – Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood – February 9th/10th


Coming up – Lady Windermere's Fan – May 17th/18th


A Bunch of Amateurs – November 23rd/24th



Private Eye editor Ian Hislop and award-winning cartoonist Nick Newman have combined to write a very funny play about the pitfalls of amateur  theatre when ‘invaded’ by a fading Hollywood film star who thinks he has been chosen to star in a production in Stratford On Avon, whereas in act, he has unwittingly committed himself to ‘King Lear’ in Stratford St John in Suffolk. 


Friday, November 23rd, 7.45pm

Saturday, November 24th, 7.45pm 


Both nights sold out 


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See the photos 


The Great American Dream?
 – October 2018


A fun-filled musical evening of frolics and satire on the American Dream. 

Friday 5th October, 8.00pm

Saturday 6th October, 7.30pm 


Full houses on both nights


Read the programme

See the photos


The Ghost Train, by Arnold Ridley – May 2018

The Ghost Train is a comedy thriller by Arnold Ridley, better known as Private Godfrey in Dad's Army. Written in 1923, it played to full houses for over a year in the West End. A group of railway passengers who have been stranded for the night in a remote rural station feel threatened by ghostly external forces. 


Friday 18th May, 8.00pm

Saturday 19th May. 8.00pm


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See the photos



Zorro! - February 2018

The year is 1835...
The province of Alta California is soon to be part of a newly proud and independent Mexico. But whenever there is great change the most ruthless, the most vicious, the most morally bankrupt will always try to grab power for themselves. 

Only one man stands in their way. They call him...



The show featured heroes and villains, power hungry generals, unlucky smugglers, desperate revolutionaries, star crossed lovers, a mad scientist, an evil property tycoon, a very naughty cockroach, and much much more!


With bad jokes, great songs, sword fights choreographed by the great Peter Case, and the usual participation from our fine audience, this show was superb fun for the whole family.

Hasta la vista amigos!


Sold out both evenings. 


Friday February 2nd 2018, 8.00pm

Saturday February 3rd 2018, 2.30pm

Saturday February 3rd 2018, 7.30pm


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A Crackers Christmas - November 2017


Spring Grove Fringe’s cranky Christmas cabaret, to get ready for Christmas. 

A zany evening of: cabaret acts tumbling from Santa’s sack, wine-tasting with a particular Yuletide bouquet, a seasonal quiz and … who-knows-what else! 


Friday 24th November, 8.00pm

Saturday 25th November, 7.30pm


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See the photos





Drinks before Dinner - October 2017

Two one act plays from Alan Ayckbourn’s Confusions collection.


Drinking Companions and Between Mouthfuls are set in the same Midlands railway hotel. There are dark undertones to both plays but, being by Ayckbourn, all issues are handled with a great deal of humour. 


Friday 6th October, 8.00pm

Saturday 7th October, 7.30pm


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The Fashion Statement - May 2017


The Spring Grove Fringe’s Wardrobe was thrown open!

Our absolutely fabulous evening of prose, poetry, dance and an an itsy-bitsy-teeny-weeny bit of music, starring all your favourite performers ... and supper.


Friday May 19, 8.00pm

Saturday May 20, 7.30pm


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Snow White - February 2017

 Snow White

Friday February 10th 2017, 8.00pm

Saturday February 11th 2017, 2.30pm

Saturday February 11th 2017, 7.30pm


Three full houses.


Read the programme.


See some photos


Contact Information

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St John's Parish Hall
Grove Lane
Kingston upon Thames

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