Steel Magnolias

Current Season

Christmas at Bell House – Four Magical Scenes


Four cameos from Bell House’s long and fascinating history will be told in promenade performances this Christmas. Christmas Eve 1772 will amusingly recall a musical evening in the same room in which it originally took place. Something’s Cooking allows a peep into the preparations taking place in the original kitchen for an anticipated celebration in 1851. Elegy 1919 sees authors, G K Chesterton and Maurice Baring joining Nan Lucas, then owner of Bell House, at Christmas and remembering Nan’s brother and their great friend killed in 1916. Coronation Day 1953 hilariously relates the story of how the Dulwich College housemaster and his wife contrived to watch the events of the day on the then boarding school’s 9” TV without interruptions from the boys.


Performance dates:

Friday 2nd December at 8pm


Saturday 3 rd December 8pm (Gala night). – dress to impress, period or black tie (optional) plus a free draw for a Christmas Hamper.

Sunday 4 th December 3pm and 7.30pm.

Tickets (from Bell House website: Click here.

Adults £18 (to include a glass of mulled wine and cake).
Children over 12 years £12 (to include drink and cake)

Please note – Tickets are strictly limited at each performance. Early booking is advisable.

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Future Productions


The 39 Steps

By Patrick Barlow, based on the novel by John Buchan

Directed by Jan Rae

19th - 23rd April 2023 at the Edward Alleyn Theatre, Dulwich College

Casting will take place in November 2022

The Wind in the Willows

By Kenneth Graham

Directed by Gill Daly and Hayley Blundell

July 2023 in the grounds of Bell House, Dulwich Village


By William Shakespeare

Directed by Jan Rae

October 2023 at the Edward Alleyn Theatre, Dulwich College