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Author: researched, written and directed by David Luck
1st - 3rd September
To commemorate the Centenary of William Leefe Robinson VC shooting down the airship over Cuffley on September 3rd 1916, the Northaw and District Parish Council have asked Cuffley Operatic to reprise their popular production 'The Cuffley VC', researched, written and directed by David Luck. On Saturday 3rd September a commemorative plaque will also be laid and there will be a 'Village Day' and a fly past by vintage aeroplanes. Phone or email for tickets, direct payment into our account is available, ask for details.
Stamp Your Feet !
Venue: The Corn Exchange, Stamford
Stamp Your Feet ! The Musical
Stamp Your Feet ! The Musical is a brand new musical comedy written by two local writers from Grantham and Stamford. It was first performed at the Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham last September to great acclaim, selling out for its first performance, and the writers have decided to bring it to Stamford ! THE STORY The story is set in 1972, and tells the story of a local young band who are trying to get their first big break, and are given a once in lifetime opportunity to perform in front of a top London agent by the manager of a local miners welfare. But there is trouble ahead for the band with the threat of power cuts. Will they become famous and leave the town behind ? Come and see the show and you'll find out ! THE MUSIC From the very start of the show, the music will take you back in time to the 1970's, and the16 brand new songs are all performed live on stage, and there is even a brass band ! The songs tell their own story of the the town, the people who live there, and of course glam rock. THE CAST The cast includes actors from Grantham and Stamford, some of whom you will recognise, all of whom perform solos, duets, chorus numbers and tap dancing !
Venue: St Michael's Hall, Stone Dangerous Liaisons (Les Liaisons Dangereuses)
In 1782, Choderlos de Laclos’ novel of sex, intrigue and betrayal in pre-revolutionary France scandalised the world. Two hundred years later, Christopher Hampton’s irresistible adaptation swept the board, winning the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Play. Dark, funny and sexy this is a classic play – not to be missed! We think tickets will sell well so we are going to put on an extra performance by opening on the Tuesday.
Box Office: Ticketsource or 01787 374 745 Tickets: Tues, Wed £9.00. Thurs, Fri, Sat £10.00
Bazaar and Rummage
Author: by Sue Townsend
September 6th - 9th 2016, 7:45pm
A funny and moving story of a self-help group of agoraphobic women who decide to break through their troubled and insular lives for one day by staging a Bazaar and Rummage sale in a London church hall where they begin to come to terms with the outside world.By the time they leave it is apparent that their agoraphobia is not cured but they have made a start.Sue Townsend, author of the very popular Adrian Mole series, has crafted a very entertaining, witty and poignant play about ordinary people striving to overcome all obstacles in an effort to re-join society. This play contains some adult themes.An amateur production by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH Ltd
A new monthly Sunday cabaret featuring songs from the Great American and British Songbooks and the best of musical theatre @Wyllyotts produced by @GreenRoom52 Join us in the Alexander Wilding Suite for the very first “OFF Broadway!”. Enjoy an evening of entertainment as performers from amateur and professional musical theatre entertain you with your favourite show and film tunes plus some surprises. Singers will be accompanied on the piano by the talented Mark Stamford (most recently the MD of EVITA by SEDOS), who will encourage some audience participation! Included in the ticket price is a free welcome drink and nibbles. The bar will also be open for drinks, coffees, sandwiches and light snacks from 7.30pm with the Cabaret starting at 8pm. There are still spots left if you want to perform too – register your interest by emailing email@example.com Please also follow us on twitter @off_broadway and find our facebook event too!
Spinning out from BBC Radio 4's hit series I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, this is the stage debut of eccentric Scotsmen Hamish and Dougal and their adventures in the quiet highlands village Glen Close. Whether it's swimming Loch Crankie, climbing Ben Kingsley or entering Fay McAdemy (the local talent contest) their hilarious hijinks often involve the Laird at the Big Hoose and housekeeper Mrs Naughtie. A new play based on the scripts for the radio series of the same name, this is packed full of puns and silly jokes. Presented by kind permission of Graeme Garden, with thanks to Jeremy Hardy.
Tuesday 13th - Saturday 17th September 2016 7.30pm
Monty Python's "Spamalot" which is being performed by Leyland Methodist Music and Drama Group in September, is a musical comedy adapted from the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Like the film, it is a highly irreverent parody of the Arthurian Legend, but it differs from the film in many ways. "Spamalot" tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and features a bevy (or possibly a brace) of beautiful show girls, witch burnings (cancelled due to health and safety) not to mention cows, killer rabbits and French people. The show features fantastic tunes more magical than a Camelot convention, including He Is Not Dead Yet, Knights of the Round Table, Find Your Grail and of course the Nation's favourite comedy song, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life.
Author: Book by Richard Bean, Music by David Arnold and Lyrics by Richard Thomas
Thu 15 - Sat 17 September 2016 7:45pm
Based on the 2010 BAFTA nominated film, this rowdy, stirring, thoroughly British comedy musical centres around a group of female workers at Ford's Dagenham plant who go on strike to fight inequality of pay for women. The events portrayed in the musical ultimately led to the Equal Pay Act of 1970. Expect energy and humour by the bucketload from our talented and vibrant cast.
Charles Taylor calls the police to inform them that his wife has gone missing. In fact he and his lover, their maid Sarah Parker, have killed her. Or have they?... The characters are not all as they appear at the outset and this thriller will keep audiences guessing until the last few minutes.
KODS continue their centenary celebrations with Rick Abbot’s hilarious story of another theatre group trying desperately to put on a play in spite of maddening interference from a haughty author who keeps revising the script. Act I is a rehearsal of the dreadful show, Act II is the near disastrous dress rehearsal, and the final act is the actual performance in which anything that can go wrong does. When the author decides to give a speech on the state of the modern theatre during the curtain calls, the audience is treated to a madcap climax to a thoroughly hilarious romp. Even the sound effects reap their share of laughter.
Directed and choreographed by Olivia Holburd, with musical direction from Dan Cox, this is going to be a splendid show.
22nd to 24th of September 2016 Curtain up at 7:30pm and Sat matinee ast 2:30pm
The Penguins will be returning to the COMPASS THEATRE, Glebe Avenue, Ickenham, to perform 'Musical Melodies' from the 22nd to 24th of September. This variety concert will see all your favourite Pastiche performers share with you an incredible selection of numbers from the world of musical theatre and beyond, from solos to full chorus numbers there'll be something for everyone! A collection will be held throughout the show, with proceeds to go to the Hillingdon MIND charity - more information can be found at www.hillingdonmind.org.uk
Author: by Arnold Ridley Directed by Martyn Williams
22nd - 24th September 2016 7:45pm
A group of travellers find themselves stranded late at night at a remote railway station and, despite the station master's stark warnings, decide to spend the night and await the first morning train. However, true to the station master's word, events throughout the night threaten to drive the group half to madness as the ghostly train that haunts the line approaches, promising death to all those who lay eyes upon it.
A classic British farce, Peter and Frances could reasonably expect to look forward to a calm, happy start to their married life together. Owing to an unfortunate mistake, however, they find themselves inundated with pornographic material from the 'Scandinavian Import Company'.
When their wealthy half-brother cheats them of their fortune, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood are left penniless. They are forced to leave the comforts of Norland Park and relocate to chilly Barton Cottage in Devonshire, but when John Willoughby, a handsome stranger, arrives one day with a rain-drenched Marianne in his arms, the sisters are convinced that their fortunes are changed forever. Eminently sensible Elinor pines for quiet, kind-hearted Edward Ferrars, but the impulsive Marianne loses herself in the idea of her hero on horseback, and for a girl who feasts on poetry and music, what else is there to do in Devon but dream of rescue? In Jessica Swale’s delightful adaptation of Austen’s dearly-loved classic, we follow the fortunes of Elinor and Marianne as they chase their dreams from Devonshire to London and back.
When Brian takes up jogging, his wife Hilary is not surprised. She has often told him he should exercise more after all the business lunches he consumes. But when Brian is ostensibly running around the park, he is in fact spending a couple of hours with his girlfriend Wendy, in his good friend George’s flat. The arrangement works well for some time, for while Brian is visiting Wendy, helpful George knows there is no danger of his own dalliance being discovered. The object of his affection is Brian’s wife, Hilary! It is all plain sailing until George’s wife returns too soon from a business trip to America and puts the cat among the pigeons.
24th Sept – 1st Oct 2016 (No performance Sunday night)
Box Office: Online Tickets for this show are priced at £9.00, with a concession price of £7.50. Tickets are also available from the Central Box Office in Bedford Tourist Information Centre on St Pauls Square, Telephone 01234-718112.
Author: Based on the short story by Daphne du Maurier By kind permission of Nick Hern Books
24th to 27th September at 8:00pm (Wednesday to Saturday)
Based on Daphne du Mauriers 1952 short story of the same name, the play is set in an isolated lakeside house, sometime, somewhere in the soon-to-be present...
Relative strangers Nat and Diane have taken refuge in an abandoned dwelling, seeking sanctuary from the winged beasts that have been killing all around them. The electricity is down, supplies are low, and the gulls rise, ritualistically, with the tides. With the arrival of young Julia who has a mysterious nature of her own, a growing sense of fear and paranoia creates an internal power struggle every bit as dangerous as the threat from the world outside. More psychological drama than horror story Connor McPherson's play deals with the complexities of humanity: relationships, the fragility of social bonds and the strength of the female psyche.
"deliciously chilling, claustrophobic, questioning, frightening; and with a twist" Irish Independent
Box Office: This spectacle is not to be missed and you can get your tickets now from Ticketsource
Mon 26th Sep - Sat 1st Oct 2016 7:30pm
Roll up, roll up! NOMADS invites you to bear witness to a spectacle unlike any before seen on the King’s Theatre stage – Stephen Schwartz’s Tony award winning musical, Pippin!
Originally directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse (Cabaret, Chicago, Sweet Charity), Pippin is the story of a young man’s quest to be extraordinary in a world of illusion, where nothing is as it seems. Pippin is taken on his journey by a troupe of players, who guide him through war, politics, hedonism, love, and finally force him to make a choice – an ordinary life of compromise, or a single grand gesture that will live in the memory forever. Unconventional, mysterious, darkly comic and with a haunting finale that will leave you stunned, Pippin is bursting with energetic and stylish choreography, set to a wonderful score by the composer of Wicked, Godspell, and Children of Eden. Pippin is directed by Steve Nicholson with assistance from Jamie Maguire, Musically Directed by Mark Aldous and Choreographed by Emma Olley.
Author: A powerful and moving play by Amanda Whittington, directed by Merry Evans
27th September to 1st October 2016
The sixties are so much associated with sexual freedom, it's easy to forget the unmarried mothers whose babies were born in Church-sponsored homes and taken from them for adoption. It’s 1964, and Mary is young, single and pregnant when she is bundled off to St. Saviours by her mother to have her baby in secrecy to keep up appearances. The girls there find comfort in each other’s friendship, helped by the uplifting sounds of current pop songs, but ultimately they must face their individual tragedies alone. A GCSE set text, this is theatre with a big heart where loss, pain and laughter run side by side.
Barnum’s the name, P T Barnum, and I want to tell you that tonight, on this stage, you are going to see - bar none - every sight, wonder and miracle that name stands for!’'
CAODS are excited to announce that their Autumn 2016 production is 'Barnum' - the exhilarating musical about 'The Greatest Showman On Earth' at the Civic Theatre, Chelmsford. This stunning musical follows the irrepressible imagination and dreams of Phineas T Barnum, America’s Greatest Showman. The story of his life and his marriage to Chairy reveals a couple who looked at the world from opposite sides of the spectrum, and also reveals that she was the practical one who made his dreams come true. This exciting musical follows the legendary showman’s life as he lit up the world with colour, warmth and the excitement of his imagination and finally teamed up with J A Bailey to create Barnum and Bailey’s Circus - the Greatest Show on Earth. Cy Coleman’s wonderfully exuberant score includes the hits - 'Come Follow The Band', 'The Colours Of My Life' and 'There Is A Sucker Born Ev’ry Minute' to make this a truly spectacular show not to be missed!
Author: A play by Ronald Harwood , directed by Frank Augur
Opened in the West End in 1999 with Donald Sinden, filmed in 2012 with Maggie Smith and Billy Connolly also (surprisingly) a massive hit in Finland as 'Kvartetti' Set in a retirement home for musicians, Quartet is a bittersweet mellow study of age, friendship, alienation and reconciliation. Three elderly former opera-singers, who often worked together, are about to be joined by newcomer Jean, a major star in her day and to whom Reginald was once - unhappily- married. Is there any chance that these four will ever sing together again? Three of the four are keen to recreate the third act quartet from Rigoletto - but one isn't.
Venue: Nomad Theatre, Bishopsmead Parade, East Horsley, Surrey
Box Office: 01483 284747 or Ticketsource Tickets: adults £14, children/students £10, £12 for all adults on 27th
Author: by William Shakespeare directed by Andrew Hamel-Cooke
Tuesday 27 September to Saturday 1st October at 7.45
Social disorder, role reversal and cross-dressing are the main elements in this sublime comedy. This drama is one of the great comedy plays by William Shakespeare. Viola, cross dresses and takes the man’s name of Cesario. Viola enters the service of the Duke of Illyria, Orsino. Orsino longs for the love of a neighbouring countess. Viola (Cesario) then falls in love with Orsino. To add to the farce Viola’s (Cesario) identical twin, Sebastian arrives on the scene. Living in Olivia’s household is her uncle, Sir Toby Belch, a merry character. The steward of the household is the conceited Malvolio. The plot illustrates jealousy, mistaken Identity, cross-dressing and features fights and duels. In the end Sebastian and Olivia fall in love and marry. Orsino realises that it is Viola that he loves and she agrees to marry him. Sir Toby Belch and Maria also decide to marry! Twelfth Night ends and everyone, except Malvolio, is happy and Shakespeare speaks of the madness of love.
Author: A musical with a book by Terrence McNally and score by David Yazbek
27 September 2016 - 1 October 2016 Sat Matintee
In this Americanized musical stage version adapted from the 1997 British film of the same name, six unemployed Buffalo steelworkers, low on both cash and prospects, decide to present a strip act at a local club after seeing their wives' enthusiasm for a touring company of Chippendales. Will the Ruislip men reveal all? There's only one way to find out...... Warning- this show is not suitable for young children
Venue: Halstead Empire Theatre, Halstead Sat 8th October 2016 Box Office: 07778 025490
Earls Colne Village Hall Fri 30th September 2016 Box Office: 07866 404715
All tickets £10
Author: An hilarious comedy by Ed Waugh & Trevor Wood
When three cleaners are threatened with redundancy they feel their lives are coming to an end until a chance wrong number gives them a new business start-up idea - why not run a telephone sex line? They've got motive, opportunity and a lifetime of experience - some more than others, mind you.
An evening of Gilbert and Sullivan at Wombourne Festival As part of Wombourne Music Festival we are presenting an evening of Gilbert & Sullivan with a selection of songs from every operetta telling the story of that great partnership. The concert will take place in St Benedict Biscop Church Wombourne at 7.30 and it will be a magical evening. There are a couple of large car parks very close by.
Friday 30th September 2016
Box Office: Tickets cost £10 ( unreserved seating) and are available by contacting Nigel Welch on 01902 324111 , Pat Roberts on 01902 896211 or online from www.wombournemusicfest.com
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