The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre traces its origins back to the liberation of Jerusalem in 1099 by Godfrey de Bouillon and his Crusaders. Whilst since then the Order has never completely disappeared, in common with the Holy Land it suffered many vicissitudes during the Middle Ages and beyond.
The Genesian Theatre Company was formed in 1944 and took its name from Saint Genesius, the patron saint of actors. Over the years to Genesian Theatre Company has developed into a community theatre group providing a training ground for young actors and workplace for established members. Many of today’s well know artists gained their early experience on this stage: Judi Farr, Tony Ward, John Bell, Peter Carroll, Angela Punch-McGregor, Bryan Brown, Tony Murphy, Julie McGregor, Sarah Chadwick and Christopher Stollery to name but a few. With six plays a year, this unique theatre is continually busy with plenty of opportunity to be involved in community theatre both on and off the stage.