Helen and Andrew Smith-Turner
Turning Point is run by directors Helen Smith-Turner and Andrew Smith-Turner with a production team and regular players who work alongside guest performers.
Turning Point began as
a choir, called Perform, in the small fishing town of
Brixham on the English Riviera in South Devon in 2008. In early 2011 a new section of the group, The Players, developed and their first production, the play 'Allo 'Allo won critical acclaim. Over the next couple of years Perform grew several new branches including a Samba Band and Glee Club and eventually evolved into Turning Point Productions and Entertainment and AST Instrumental.
As Turning Point Helen and Andrew have produced musicals, variety shows, plays, supper theatres, drama festivals and short films, many of which have been award winning. Alongside this they taught drama and music workshops and clubs at primary schools across Torbay and offered private vocal and instrumental lessons. They ran weekly Vocalise and Improvise classes, organised several charity fundraising events including Quiz Nights and Family Fun Days and had their own house band 'McMac'.
Relocating to Sussex late 2015, Turning Point produced it's first local show, the musical extravaganza 'Stars' at Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill in June 2016. 'Stars' showcased songs from popular musicals including Blood Brothers, The Lion King, Rent, and of course, Les Miserables, from which it's title was taken, and featured a fifteen strong cast of regular players and guest performers. Here in Sussex Turning Point continues to produce at least a musical, a variety show and several supper theatres annually, host concerts and provide entertainment for a variety of events including charity fundraisers. Turning Point also offer private vocal and instrumental lessons as AST Instrumental plus media design and editing.
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HONORARY LIFE MEMBERS
Andy Killen, Caroline Kendall, Chris Smith, Claire Thompson, Connie Ridgeway, Dale Smith, Heather Ingram,
Hilary Smith, Jeanne Marcham, Jennie Marcham, Martin Skinner, Matt Dean, Paul Radford, Samantha Payne,
Stephen Lewis, Vicky Nagy