Welcome to the Home of Second Thoughts.   Second Thoughts is a community theatre group based in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, UK. Second Thoughts is a lively and friendly group who produce good theatre that is enjoyable and challenging for audience and for group members.  Second Thoughts is a democratic group and all members can put forward suggestions for productions and all members of the group vote for the programme. Browse our pages for more information about the group and its activities. Visit the Noticeboard for news of auditions and social events.


a new play by Noel Dollimore

29 June – 2 July at the Bear Pit Theatre

In 1874 the marriage of the accomplished designer William Morris and his wife Jane is in free- fall. Jane is having an affair with Gabriel Dante Rosetti, William’s business partner and “The Firm” set up by Morris in 1861 is struggling to fend off rival designers.

In 1917 William’s and Jane’s daughter May is living in Kelmscott Manor, William’s country retreat, with a feisty Cornishwoman, Mary Lobb. May tries to keep her father’s legacy alive whilst living a harmonious life with Mary.

In post-Industrial Revolution England the ideals of father and daughter are tested.