CHESIL Theatre Winchester will be delighted to welcome audiences back into their unique performance space when Anthony Horowitz’s psychological thriller Mindgame takes to the stage from September 4-11.

For two of the actors this will be a complete turnaround of roles – from Shakespeare to nearing Psycho. Marcus Whitfield and Helen Milton-Symes were last seen as Theseus Duke of Athens and Hippolyta Queen of the Amazons in Chesil Theatre’s recent outdoor production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. They are now cast as Dr Farquhar, the strange head of an experimental hospital for the criminally insane and his assistant Nurse Paisley. Andrew Jenks plays the seemingly-unsuspecting visitor, novelist Mark Styler. But is all as it looks at first sight?

Director Ros Liddiard is no stranger to psychological thrillers –she directed Sleuth by Anthony Shaffer for Chesil Theatre, which played to capacity audiences and was a huge success.

In the current pandemic situation, all performances are subject to and compliant with Covid-19 regulations. The auditorium is being reconfigured to give two completely socially distanced performances and the remainder with limited capacity. . Tickets are now available from

Chesil Theatre (Winchester Dramatic Society) presents six main productions a year, ranging from comedy to classics. It also runs drama workshops and readings, plus two lively youth theatre groups as well as offering stagecraft and technical training. The Company has been performing for over 150 years.

Since 1966 Chesil Theatre has been the Society’s permanent home - a former 12th century church in Chesil Street. It provides an intimate 75-seat studio-style theatre and versatile performance space.