Welcome to the Home of Second Thoughts. Formed in 1984, Second Thoughts is a community theatre group based in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, UK.

Second Thoughts is a lively and friendly group who try to produce good theatre that is enjoyable and challenging for audience and for group members.

Browse our pages for more information about the group and its activities.
Our next show is

21 – 24 February


By Ian Hislop and Nick Newman


No, not ‘the swans-tearooms-giftshops’ Stratford but the rather less famous Stratford St John in Suffolk. The Stratford Players desperately need King Lear to be a success or it will be their last ever production and their theatre will be demolished for redevelopment. Maybe a big box office star will save them ? Enter Jefferson Steele, long-time Hollywood action hero, to play his very first Shakespeare role – live and on stage. Unfortunately, his agent, unable to find him work in the States, has allowed him to believe he is coming to Stratford-upon-Avon and the RSC…..

Cue comedy, frustration, culture-shock and a surprising finale in this acute but affectionate study of amateur theatre by Private Eye’s Ian Hislop and Nick Newman.