Two evergreen TV panel show formats are being dusted down to help the Stevenage Lytton Players boost their new theatre fund.

The Call My Bluff & What’s My Line evening at the group’s base in Vardon Road will only cost £5, and all funds raised will go to the new theatre project.

Teams of between three and six people are welcome to put themselves forward for the fun, with doors opening at 7.30pm for an 8pm start on Saturday, March 15.

For those who don’t recall these venerable shows, Call My Bluff sees members of one side take it in turns to provide three definitions of an obscure word – like queach, strongle, ablewhacket, hickboo, jargoon, zurf, morepork, and jirble – only one of which is correct.

The other team then has to guess which is the correct definition.

In the Lytton version teams of up to six will be trying to spot the right definition among the three offered by Players doing their best to deceive and confuse, and for every correct answer one point will be given to the team.

What’s My Line? was one of the biggest hits of the early days of TV, a show first created in the USA way back in 1950.

Panellists had to question mystery contestants in order to determine their odd occupations, and in the Lytton update on the show teams will each be given an occupation to mime.

It’s a busy time for the company – next week the youth production A Duck, A Thumb, A Fish & A Match, based on Hans Christian Andersen stories goes on stage, and work is already under way on forthcoming productions of Michael Frayn farce Noises Off in April and the musical Carousel in May. You can find full details of the shows online at

And members of the company are cock-a-hoop that Amy Clynes has been named Best Young Person in the National Operatic and Dramatic Association regional awards for her performance as Puck in a Stevenage Lytton Players production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The award will be presented at a gala lunch in May, and the company has its fingers crossed for further success.

The productions of 1984 and The Children’s Hour are both in the running for awards in the drama category at the annual awards, and the youth production of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat could be a winner as well.