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Putney Arts Theatre (Ravenna Road, Putney SW15)
Wednesday 1st to Saturday 4th October
Performances are nightly at 7.45pm, with a 2.30pm Saturday matinee.
Box Office: Tickets are £16 (£13 concessions) and can be bought either online now via our box office page, or via the Cygnet Players box office on 07941 448 689.
So book now to reserve your place, and transport yourself back to 1913 Georgia and make your own mind up: guilty, or not guilty?
Author: Jason Robert Brown
Director: Tom Cane
Musical Director: Steven Geraghty
Choreographer: Lara Bunting
|The tragic, true story of the trial and lynching of a man accused of murder is brought to emotional and theatrical life by acclaimed playwright Alfred Uhry and Broadway composer, Jason Robert Brown.|
In 1913, Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jew living in Georgia, is put on trial for the murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan, a factory worker under his employ. Already guilty in the eyes of everyone around him, a sensationalist publisher and a janitor's false testimony seal Leo's fate. His only defenders are a governor with a conscience, and, eventually, his assimilated Southern wife who finds the strength and love to become his greatest champion.
Daring, innovative and bold, PARADE won well-earned Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Score in 2000. Its subject matter offers a moral lesson about the dangers of prejudice and ignorance that should not be forgotten.
|Wycliffe Drama Group|
Lutterworth College, Bitteswell Road, Lutterworth
1st - 4th October 2014 7:30pm
Box Office: Tickets: Adults £10, Conc. £8
Available from Aspect Stationers, Church Street, Lutterworth
or 07913 880663
Author: Joan Littlewood and The Theatre Workshop
|Hayes Players (The)|
Hayes Village Hall
|Wife After Death|
By Eric Chappell
1 – 4 October 2014
|Box Office: 07905 210718|
Or send your request to: email@example.com
Comedian and national treasure Dave Thursby has died, and on the day of his funeral, friends and colleagues gather beside his coffin to pay their last respects. There's Harvey, who wrote Dave's material; Vi, Harvey's wife; Kevin, Dave's agent, and Kevin's wife Jane. Dave's glamorous widow Laura has arranged a funeral to remember, complete with a horse-drawn hearse and an attendant dog. All is fine until an unfamiliar woman in flamboyant mourning clothes turns up, Who is this woman and what does she want?
Wife After Death was first presented at the Theatre Royal, Brighton in March 2010 before touring the rest of the UK with Toni Conti playing Harvey
‘... a terrific evening of love and laughter.’ The British Theatre Guide
|Dorking Dramatic and Operatic Society (DDOS)|
The Green Room Theatre, Behind the Dorking Halls, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1SG
Box Office: For tickets call the Dorking Halls Box Office on 01306 881717.
|Little Brother |
Friday 3rd October 2014
6 - 11 October 2014
Box Office: Monday: 2 for £ 15.00
Tuesday: £ 9.00
Wednesday-Saturday: £ 11.00
For further ticketing information regarding this production, please contact Chris Clarke - 01455 610010 and 07791 619797
|Aspects of Love|
|Aspects of Love is a musical with a book and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Don Black and Charles Hart. It is famous for the song "Love Changes Everything."|
Based on the novella of the same name by David Garnett, the piece focuses on the romantic entanglements of actress Rose Vibert, her admiring fan Alex Dillingham, his underage cousin Jenny, his uncle George, and George's mistress, sculptress Giulietta Trapani, over a period of 17 years. The "aspects" of the title refers to the many forms that love takes in the show: love between couples, both as romantic infatuation and as married people; children and their parents; and hints of same-sex attraction (Giulietta and Rose).
Directed by: Chris and Christine Clarke
MD: Steve Waterhouse
Choreographer: Dee Short
|Bristol Musical Youth Productions|
Redgrave Theatre, Clifton
October 7th - 11th
7.30pm and Sat Matinee 2.30pm
Box Office: Ticketsource or phone 07966 432 420
Tickets at £11.50, £12.50 and £14
Music by Steven Margoshes Lyrics by Jacques Levy Book by Jose Fernandez Based on a concept by David DeSilva
(Title song 'Fame' written bu Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore)
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York
|Follow the struggles and triumphs of a group of young wannabe performers as they audition for New York's legendary high school for performing arts. There, the best dancers, singers, actors and musicians all work tirelessly for the elusive prize of.................. FAME !|
Taken from the Oscar winning film and popular TV series, it's an evening of high octane energy and a roller coaster ride of teenage emotions.
|Little Theatre Company|
Southend Palace Theatre
Box Office: Online
|THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK!|
|Three Sexy Ladies - One Lucky Devil - A Hell of a Musical|
St Peter's Church Hall, St Peter's Road, Chellaston, Derby
8th to 11th October 2014, 7.30pm
Box Office:01332 702693 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Author: Stephen King, adapted for the stage by Project Hive
|Director Matt Sharratt has been granted special permission by the author Stephen King so present this new adaptation written by Project Hive. A world premier, this story has never been seen on the stage before.|
Based on the best-selling novella, you may recognise this story from the 80s film “Stand By Me” starring River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Will Wheaton and Kiefer Sutherland.
“The Body” sees four young boys venture into the woods and find life, death.... and the end of innocence. An emotional and, at times, hilarious tale, this play is sure to get you thinking.
Tickets are £8 (£6 concessions)
Please note that there is some strong language in some parts of this production, so this play may not be suitable for children. We ask that all under 16s are accompanied by an adult.
|Shipston Drama Group|
Townsend Hall, Sheep Street, Shipston on Stour
9-11 October 2014
Box Office: Tickets from: John Lyne Home Hardware, Shipston 01608 661422
Tuesday:£5, Friday & Saturday £7
Author: A sexy, nonstop comedy by Marc Camoletti
|Thurrock Courts Players|
Thameside Theatre, Grays
9th - 11th October 2014 7:45pm
Box Office: Tickets £10 (£8 Concessions)
0845 300 5234
|Witch Way to COZ|
|Stewarton Drama Group|
Stewarton Area Centre
Stewarton Area Centre at 7.30pm on Thu 9th October, Fri 10th October and Sat 11th October 2014
Box Office: To reserve seats - priced at £8.00 each which includes a complimentary glass of wine on arrival - simply email us at email@example.com and let us know how many seats you would like to reserve and for which night. Alternatively you can buy your tickets in person at Stewarton Library.
Author: John Godber
|directed by Nancy McPherson, featuring performances from Jim Goldie, David Robertson, Brian Smith and Gavin Cook as our 'Bouncers'|
Press Release for 'Bouncers':
“HIT PLAY ‘Bouncers’ COMES TO AYRSHIRE”
An Ayrshire theatre company are all set to bring John Godber’s celebrated play ‘Bouncers’ to Ayrshire this Autumn. And news that the award-winning Stewarton Drama Group are staging the popular show has already sparked a rush for advance ticket orders.
The smash-hit comedy/drama will be staged in Ayrshire in the Stewarton Area Centre at 7.30pm on Thursday 9th, Friday 10th and Saturday 11th October 2014 to open Stewarton Drama Group’s 42nd season of drama.
This fast-moving, night-time comedy is John Godber’s most performed work. It made the National Theatre’s list of the top 100 plays of the 20th century and is studied widely in schools.
Acutely observant, sharply funny, and often hard-hitting, the play relies on the four performers morphing throughout the play from menacing doormen to a gaggle of flirtatious handbag-wielding girls to lager-swilling, lairy lads and a myriad of other characters.
The audience are in for a real treat as they are taken on a compelling, and at times shocking, journey covering every aspect of the Big Friday Night Out, from its optimistic start, through the booze-fuelled nightclub mating games to the sober early hours reality as the world-weary bouncers sift through the debris of a night they’ve seen a million times before.
The talented quartet of actors who will portray the twilight world of the four doormen in SDG’s production are Jim Goldie who plays ‘Lucky Eric’, David Robertson who plays ‘Judd’, Brian Smith who plays ‘Les’ and Gavin Cook who plays ‘Ralph’.
Director of the show, Nancy McPherson said:
“I’m very excited to be directing this powerful play which certainly packs a punch.
“At times hilarious, it is also sometimes shocking, poignant and disturbing.
“The play never shies away from the harsh truths of urban night life and John Godber’s dialogue is always slick and authentic.
“In this production, I’ve tried to use music and movement to punctuate the many fast-moving scenes which are sure to engage the audience and keep them involved in this ground-breaking play.
“If you’ve never been clubbing, now’s your chance to experience it like it is !
“If you have.....you’ll have some idea of what you’re in for !”
|Wilmslow Green Room Society||If I Were You|
by Alan Ayckbourn
Directed by Mike Rogerson assisted by Rhianne Statom-Barnett
12.10.13 - 19.10.13
Wilmslow Green Room Society, 85 Chapel Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5JH
|Box Office: (01625) 540933|
Tickets may also be booked via the Box-Office Answerphone number
Mal and Jill Rodale's marriage is on rocky ground, but when an unexpected event puts them in each other's shoes, they begin to better appreciate and understand each other.
|Dereham Theatre Company|
Dereham Memorial Hall, 62 Norwich Street, Dereham, Norfolk NR19 1AD
October 13th to 18th at 7.30pm, October 18th at 2.30pm
Box Office: 01603 690969 or http://derehamtheatre.co.uk
Author: Book & Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Music by Alan Menken, Based on the film by Roger Corman, Screenplay by Charles Griffiths
|Little Shop of Horrors|
|This classic American musical comes to Dereham for one week only!|
Set mostly in Mushnik's Skid Row florist, Seymour Krelbourn a simple soul is in love with fellow worker Audrey. Seymour's prospects are dim and getting dimmer. Until he discovers a strange and interesting plant which he affectionately calls Audrey II. Unfortunately Audrey II survives on blood and meat, initially settling for mince and drops of blood, but not for long.
Audrey works on Seymour and goads him with chants of ‘Feed Me’ until finally Seymour gives in and bumps off the local bad boy Dentist Orin and feeds him to Audrey. Having had one full meal Audrey just starts demanding more…
But whatever they offer you … don’t feed the plants!
Woodside Hall, Walsworth Road, Hitchin
Tuesday 14th October to Saturday 18th October 2014
Box Office: Online
Author: Dale Wasserman
Music by Mitch Leigh Lyrics by Joe Darion
Original Production Staged by Albert Marre
Originally Produced by Albert W. Selden and Hal James and Hal James
By arrangement with MusicScope and Stage Musicals Limited of New York
Director Rosemary Bianchi Musical Director Charlie Wakely Assistant Director Adrian Johnson
|Man Of La Mancha|
|St John's Players Worcester|
OCTOBER 14 - OCTOBER 18 @ 7:30 PM
Box Office: 01905 611427
£10 conc £9 First Night £8
|THE VICAR OF DIBLEY|
|Life in the sleepy Oxfordshire village of Dibley is turned upside down when the ancient Rev Pootle dies and the diocese sends a chocolate-loving female vicar, Geraldine Granger, as his replacement. The arrival of ‘the babe with a bob cut and a magnificent bosom’, who has a decidedly irreverent attitude to religion, is met by a mixture of wonder, shock and horror from the eccentric characters that make up the parish council.|
Relive Geraldine’s arrival and her attempts to improve the village and community life. Meet again the many oddball inhabitants of the quiet village of Dibley, including the pompous David Horton and his son Hugo, the dippy verger Alice Tinker, foul-mouthed Owen, pioneering cook Letitia, the world’s most boring man, Frank, and, of course, “No, no, no, yes”, Jim.
Be sure to book your tickets early for an evening of fun and laughter with the vicar and Dibley’s wonderful array of characters.
Adapted from the original TV series by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer.
Performed with kind permission of Tiger Aspect Productions and supporting Comic Relief.
|Tamworth Arts Club|
Tamworth Assembly Rooms
Tuesday 14th to Saturday 18th October
Box Office: Online
|Tamworth Arts Club’s next production will be the energetic Footloose which is crammed full of electrifying dancing and classic eighties hits including: Holding Out For A Hero, Almost Paradise, Let's Hear It For The Boy and the title track Footloose. Based on the popular movie Footloose which starred Kevin Bacon, this musical tells the story of city boy Ren who moves to small town America where dancing is banned. |
|Bury St Edmunds Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society|
Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds
14th - 18th October 2014
Box Office: Tel: 01284 769505 or Boxoffice3@theatreroyal.org
Author: Music and lyrics by Cole Porter
|This Cole Porter classic is an enjoyable romp combining romance and side-splitting comedy, with the farcical antics of ill-assorted characters on board an Ocean liner. |
The S.S. American, sailing from New York to England, carries an unusual group of passengers. Included amongst them are a gangster (Moonface Martin), a wealthy debutante and her mother (Hope and Evangeline Harcourt), a nightclub singer (Reno Sweeny), and a wealthy New York businessman and his stowaway assistant (Elisha Witney and Billy Crocker). It turns out that Hope is Billy's long-lost love. Unfortunately, she is now engaged to a wealthy Englishman, Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. After a series of comedic happenings, Billy manages to win back Hope. Meanwhile, Billy's friend, Reno, manages to seduce and win Lord Evelyn. All this happens while Moonface Martin attempts to escape the law and Hope's mother strives to maintain her social status.
The show is full of glamour and glitz with spectacular tap-dancing routines, with a memorable score including I Get a Kick out of You, It’s De-lovely, You’re the Top and Anything Goes. This revised Beaumont Theatre version is enhanced with songs from other Cole Porter musicals to make it more appealing than the original. A fun show for all the family!!
|Endon Dramatic Society|
Endon Village Hall, Station Road, Endon
15th - 18th october 2014 7:30pm
Box Office: For ticket enquiries please ring,
Pam: 01782 412641
June: 01782 503269
Audrey: 01782 503829
Author: Alan Bennett
|Burgess Hill Theatre|
Burgess Hill Theatre
|Cat on a Hot Tin Roof|
Author: Tennessee WilliamsCat on a Hot Tin Roof is said to be one of Williams’ favourite plays and the subsequent film starred Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman. The story centres round the two protagonists Brick and Maggie and their failing marriage. There is an inference throughout the play that Brick is homosexual and his disconnection from Maggie and all family life is caused by his need to keep this from everyone. Brick’s father and plantation owner, Big Daddy, has been diagnosed with cancer although his family are keeping this from him. His birthday party sets the scene and the audience can witness how each character is motivated and interacts knowing there is an inheritance on the table. The play explores themes of human interaction and communication, as well as how greed motivates. It is as relevant today as when it was written and is a beautifully crafted piece of drama. Warning: Adult content
Wednesday 15th to Saturday 18th October 2014. Curtain up 8pm
Box Office: 01444 242984
Ticket prices: £9.00 members – save £1 on early bird discount.
Box office opens September.
|Clitheroe Parish Church AO & DS|
St Mary's Centre, Church Street, Clitheroe. BB7 2DG, Lancashire
15th - 18th October 2014
Box Office: 01200 425566
Author: Amanda Whittington
Compass Theatre, Ickenham, UB10 8PD
15 October 2014 to 18 October 2014
Box Office: 020 8954 4110 (Proscenium)
01895 673 200 (Compass)
Book tickets online Compass Theatre
Author: Alan Ayckbourn
|Greg wants to marry Ginny, even though they've only known each other for a month. He follows her on a visit to what he assumes is her parental home, so that he can ask her father’s permission. Unfortunately, the house belongs to Ginny’s middle-aged lover, Philip, and his wife Sheila.|
Prolonged misunderstanding reigns in this early Ayckbourn classic.
Directed By David Pearson
|Tamworth Arts Club|
Tamworth Assembly Rooms, Corporation Street , Tamworth, Staffs B79 7DN
15th October to 18th October 2014Box Office: 01827 709 618
Buy Tickets online - here
Tamworth Arts Club’s next production will be the energetic Footloose which is crammed full of electrifying dancing and classic eighties hits including: Holding Out For A Hero, Almost Paradise, Let's Hear It For The Boy and the title track Footloose. Based on the popular movie Footloose which starred Kevin Bacon, this musical tells the story of city boy Ren who moves to small town America where dancing is banned.
Tamworth Arts Club will be performing this show at the Tamworth Assembly Rooms on Tuesday 14th to Saturday 18th October and are looking for new members particularly young men to join the cast. The show is a great opportunity for anyone interested in acting, singing and dancing to develop and show off their talents. Though we are particularly looking for younger men to play the teenage roles we are happy to take new members of all ages and genders as this is a show that has a lot of diverse and interesting characters.
Tamworth Arts Club has been performing to audiences since 1966 and considers itself the home of Musical Theatre in Tamworth. As well as being a fun and friendly club that strives to develop the talent and confidence of all it members, we also have been nominated as Regional Best Production by the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) every year since.
|Forest Musical Theatre Company|
Lopping Hall, Loughton, Essex
16-18th October 2014
Tickets are available from Ticketsource or by calling our box office on 01279 851897 / firstname.lastname@example.org (NB credit / debit cards can only be used for online bookings, all other bookings must be in cash or by cheques payable to Forest Musical Theatre Company).
Tickets £13, Concessions £11 (60 and over or under 16s)
|Tickets are now on sale for Magical Musicals, which brings you a glorious celebration of some of the very best songs from the West End, Broadway and the Movies! Join Forest Musical Theatre Company on a magical journey featuring songs from both contemporary and classic musicals including Fiddler on The Roof, Miss Saigon, Frozen, The Producers, Aida, Funny Girl, Jekyll and Hyde, Pippin and many more.|
|Stars and Stripes|
16th – 18th October 2014 7.30pm
|Box Office: Concordia Theatre Box Office or Telephone Chris Sturgess 01455 848194|
Stanley Opera present a dazzling concert of great songs and routines from the heyday of the American musical, featuring music by Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and other great luminaries of the mid 20th century. From the early music of Tin Pan Alley to the first stirrings of the great classics, via the very best romantic musicals of the period, Stars and Stripes will be a celebration of everything that made America great, full of familiar songs and an absolute must for everyone with a tune on their lips and a song in their heart.
|Dorking Dramatic and Operatic Society (DDOS)|
The Green Room Theatre, Behind the Dorking Halls, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1SG
Box Office: For tickets call the Dorking Halls Box Office on 01306 881717.
|The Hound of the Baskervilles |
Tuesday 21st October to Saturday 25th October 2014
|Torbay Branch of the Gilbert & Sullivan Society|
Livermead House Hotel, Torquay
Friday 17th October 2014 at 7.30 p.m.
Box Office: Tel: 01803 323801
or write to G&S Society,
67 Audley Ave, Torquay,TQ2 7PD
|Autumn Gold Concert|
|Garden Suburb Theatre|
|double bill: Ally Gold directs Play for September and and Mary Groom directs Living With Lady Macbeth|
Sat 18th Oct 7.30pm
Box Office: £4 entry on the door
Chads Theatre, Mellor Road Mellor Road
October 18th to 25th 2014
Box Office: Call the Box Office now to get you tickets on 0161 428 8712
All seats £8.50
Concessions £7.50 (Concessions available Monday and Tuesday)
Author: Ira Levin
Directed by Victor Hassan
The Oast Theatre, London Road, Tonbridge TN10 3AN
18th –20th September
Author: Noël Coward
|Private Lives is one of Coward’s most famous plays, and arguably his best. It is a play of simplicity and subtlety. It tells the story of Elyot and Amanda, a divorced couple, who meet by accident on their second honeymoons. Immediately upon seeing one another they realize they are still in love. They decide to leave their new spouses, and live together at Amanda’s flat in Paris. Their relationship sways between deep love into overwhelming hatred. They love one another, but can they live with each other? The language is typically elegant Coward, and a veiled ruthlessness pervades the play. Written in 1930 in only four days, the play captures a sense of the hedonistic twenties with the foreboding of a darker decade lying ahead.|
|Keighley Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society|
Victoria Hall, Keighley
21st to 25th October 2014
book your tickets online at www.keighleyamatuers.com
You can also get your tickets from The Copy Shop, Chappel Lane, off High Street, Keighley, or call 08456 25 25 50
|Annie is a spunky Depression-era orphan determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and finds a new family and home in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell and a lovable mutt named Sandy.|
|Sutton Theatre Company|
Secombe Theatre, Sutton
Tuesday 21st - Saturday 25th October 2014
Box Office: Secombe Theatre Box Office
Telephone: 020 8770 6990
|Hold on to your baggy trousers…|
Winner of the 2003 Olivier Award for Best New Musical Our House is a touching tale of life and love, heartbreak and comedy, right and wrong, set to the hit songs of Madness.
Our House tells the story of Camden lad Joe Casey who, on his sixteenth birthday, tries to impress his new girlfriend Sarah by breaking into a building development overlooking his home in Casey Street. When the police turn up, Joe has to decide – run away, or face the music – a choice that will set the course of his life, and his love, forever.
Written but the multi-award winning Tim Firth (Calendar Girls, Neville's Island, Kinky Boots), our House features more than 15 greatest hits from Madness, including Our House, Baggy Trousers, Driving in My Car, Embarrassment, My Girl, Wings of a Dove, Night Boat to Cario and one of the best-loved pop songs of all times It Must Be Love.
Our House didn't just win the Olivier Award for Best New Musical, it was an instant smash hit, winning the hearts of London's West End.
Buy your tickets today to see a touching tale of life and love, heartbreak and comedy, right and wrong that will leave you guessing till the very end.
"It would be utter Madness to miss it" - Evening Standard
|Centre Stage Company|
Haverhill Arts Centre
October 21st to 25th 2014
|Box Office: 01440 714140|
|Heywood Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society|
Heywood Civic Hall, Church Street, Heywood, Lancs OL10 1LW
|The Wizard of Oz|
Tuesday 21st - Saturday 25th October 14
Times -- Each Night 7.30pm & Saturday Matinee 2.15pm
|Box Office: Tickets will be on Sale (Online) Soon *|
Based upon the Classical Motion Picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros..
Story: Little Dorothy Gale of Kansas, like so many girls her age, dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy's imagination. This begins their journey to the Land of Oz...
Upon landing, Dorothy's house inadvertently lands on and fatally strikes the Wicked Witch of the East. This frees the Munchkins from the Wicked Witch of the East's power, so they now consider Dorothy their heroine -Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead & Munchkin Musical Sequence. The Wicked Witch of the West (Miss Gulch) comes to avenge her sister's death and to claim her sister's magic ruby slippers, only to find that Glinda has already put them on Dorothy's feet. The Wicked Witch of the West has a new challenge - to get those slippers for herself. Dorothy wants to go back home to Kansas, but the Munchkins tell her the only one who may help her get back home is the Wizard of Oz. So Dorothy is off to see the Wizard -Yellow Brick Road
Copdock Village Hall near Ipswich
Box Office: 01473 730524
Tickets: £&/£5 Conc.
Also available on the door
Eastwood Park Theatre
22ND TO 25TH OCTOBER 2014
Box Office: TICKETS 07518 201756
BOOK ONLINE www.eastwoodparktheatre.co.uk
Author: By Shakespeare / Directed by Mark Coleman
|King Duncan rules Scotland. Macbeth is one of his Generals, admired by the King for his courage and abilities - his future is looking bright.But when Macbeth is sought out by three witches who enticingly prophesy he will inherit Duncan's throne and become King of Scotland, Macbeth is spiralled into a bloody chain of events - murder, a greedy rise to power, guilt, madness, and ultimately a tragic fall to defeat.Performances - each evening at 7.30pm and Saturday Matinee at 2.30pm. Tickets £11 / £13|
|East Kilbride Rep Theatre Club|
The Village Theatre, East Kilbride
|Oh What a Lovely War|
by Joan Littlewood and Theatre Workshop
22nd - 25th October 2014
|Box Office: You can book tickets at either East Kilbride Village Theatre or East Kilbride Arts Centre.|
The Bear Pit Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon on Thursday 23rd
The Palace Theatre in Redditch on Friday 24th
The Dovehouse Theatre in Solihull on Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th
23rd 26th October
with all performances starting at 7:00pm
Tickets cost £10 for adults, £8 for concessions, and are available from www.nomadddrama.co.uk
|The Macabre Tales|
|Are you ready to be scared this halloween? Well NOMAD Drama, an exciting new theatre company, will be arriving at several theatres across the West Midlands this October with the world premiere of their debut original production, The Macabre Tales.|
The Macabre Tales is an original series of short plays written by Kathryn Bakewell that pay homage to the cult 60's TV series 'The Twilight Zone'. The production consists of four short stories, each one paying tribute to and taking certain idea's and elements from individual episodes of 'The Twilight Zone'. Writer Kathryn Bakewell has carefully selected what she feels to be the most memorable and iconic elements from the show and constructed them in her own unique way.
Many of the recognisable motifs of the original series are present in this production, from the opening story, 'Nightmare in 20 Minutes', where a pair of unlikely strangers experience a life threatening situation aboard an airplain, to the final story, 'Escape', where two people awaken in a mysterious sealed room with no memory of who they are or how they got there.
The Twilight Zone was a written by American screenwriter Rod Serling, who also wrote the original 1968 Planet Of The Apes, and ran from 1959-1964. The series was a blend of horror, science fiction and psychological thriller, and was notable for it's casting of younger actors that would go on to become household names, such as William Shatner, Robert Redford, Burt Reynolds and Robert Duvall. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the original series final episode.
|Birchington Guild of Players|
The Centre, Alpha Road, Birchington
Thursday 23rd, Friday 24th and Saturday 25th October at 7.30 p.m.
Box Office: 01843 841522 or email at email@example.com. Included in the ticket price is light refreshments.
Author: a hilarious farce by Ray Cooney and John Chapman
|There Goes the Bride|
|Theydon Bois Drama Society|
Theydon Bois Village Hall, Coppice Row, Theydon Bois, Essex
Thurs 23rd - Sat 25th Oct 2014
Box Office: 01992 812250
Ticket price - £8.00
Performances start at 8.00 pm
Author: by Phil Willmott
|Dick Barton – The Tango of Terror – Musical Comedy|
|Musical comedy based on the BBC's 1940s radio serial. A mysterious Johnny Foreigner known only as the “Latin Love Lothario" has struck London, wooing women with his dance moves before stealing their jewels. Worse still, he has got hold of a dossier containing the whereabouts of Britain's finest secret agents, putting them in severe danger. Fortunately Dick Barton, everyone's favourite special agent, is on hand to save the day with his faithful sidekicks, Snowy and Jock.|
|Little Bridge Theatre Company|
The Goldsmid Hall, Tudeley, Nr Tonbridge, Kent
Friday and Saturday 24th and 25th October 7:30pm
Tickets £13 to include a Fish and Chip Supper (vegetarian option available) . Call 01892 523962.
Author: by Eddie Robson
|Welcome to our our Village.... please invade carefully!|
|A Staged BBC Radio Play|
Birmingham / West Midlands
Old Rep Theatre Birmingham
This semi-staged performance will take place at 3.00 p.m. on Saturday 25th October 2014
|Thespis, or The Gods Grown Old|
Gilbert and SullivanThis October we bring you a rare opportunity to see “Thespis, or The Gods Grown Old”, Gilbert and Sullivan’s very first full length operetta.
The libretto has survived, but no musical score was ever published: Sullivan when questioned about this said he had saved up the tunes for other operettas. We have produced our own performing edition using Gilbert’s words and Sullivan’s music. A company of actors blunders into the presence of the Gods on Mount Olympus. The Olympians have fallen on hard times, and persuade the actors to take over their divine functions with comically disastrous results.
|Box Office: Tickets cost £10 and are available from our Ticket Secretary via phone: 0121 242 2791, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. |
Alternatively, you can book online via the Old Rep’s website: www.oldreptheatre.org.uk. For credit card bookings, please contact The Box directly on: 0121 245 4455
|Port Talbot & District Amateur Operatic Society Youth Theatre|
The Princess Royal Theatre, Civic Centre, Port Talbot, Neath Port Talbot SA13 1PJ
Monday 27th - Wednesday 29th October at 7pm
Box Office: Tickets: £10 Circle, £8 Stalls
Available from the ticket secretary on 01639 896228
Author: Lionel Bart
|Music, Lyrics & Book by Lionel Bart, Produced for the Broadway stage by David Merrick and Donald Alberry. By arrangement with MusicScope and Stage Musicals Limited of New York|
This award winning Youth Theatre are bringing you their production of Oliver, based on the classic Dickens novel and filled with popular songs such as ‘Food Glorious Food’, ‘I’d Do Anything’, Consider Yourself’ and Reviewing the Situation’. Bring your family and friends along!
|Beeston Musical Theatre Group|
Duchess Theatre, Long Eaton, Derbyshire
Mon 27 Oct 2014, - Sat 1st Nov 7:30PM
Matinee 2:00pm Sat 1st Nov
|Box Office: Tickets available from http://www.bmtg.org.uk/|
|Northampton Musical Theatre Company|
Royal & Derngate, Guildhall Road, Northampton, NN1 1DP
28th October until Saturday the 1st November 2014, with a Matinee on the Saturday as well.
01604 624811 or Online
|Set in an island paradise during World War II, two parallel love stories are threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war.|
When Nellie, a nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with a mature French planter, Emile, she learns that the mother of his children was an island native. Unable to turn her back on the prejudices with which she was raised, she refuses Emile's proposal of marriage. Meanwhile, the strapping Lieutenant Joe Cable denies himself the future he wants with a Tonkinese girl because of the same fears that haunt Nellie. When Emile is recruited to accompany Joe on a dangerous mission, Nellie realises that she must seize her own chance of happiness, and is forced to confront her prejudices.
Accompanied by the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein and lyrics of Hammerstein and Joshua Logan, South Pacific is performed by Northampton Musical Theatre Company, who won the NODA Best Musical Award for their 2013 performance of Oklahoma.
|Lichfield Operatic Society|
Lichfield Garrick, Main Auditorium, Lichfield
Tuesday 28 Oct - 1 Nov 2014 7:30pm
Sat Mat. 2:30pm
Box Office: Lichfield Garrick online or 01543 412121
or Ticket Secretary Marie Madeley on 01543 480506 or 07814 915322
|Fiddler On The Roof|
|It is 1905 in Czarist, just before the revolution.|
Anetevka is a small village steeped in ancient traditions where family life has followed and set a pattern for generations.
Tevye and Golde are a typical looking couple looking for husbands for their three eldest daughters.
In those days couples were not permitted to marry for love and it was the matchmaker, with the father's agreement who arranged the marriages.
It has been agreed that Tzeitel, the eldest daughter will marry Lazar wolf, a widower. Tzeitel has other ideas and is dreaming that the matchmaker will bring her someone more attractive.
Tevye is shocked to learn that Tzeitel has promised herself to Motel, the meek and very poor tailor. However he realises that the couples love is more important than tradition and he invents a dream to avoid telling his wife, Golde that the agreement with Lazar Wolf is broken.
Daughters Hodel and Chava also fall in love. Hodel with Perchick, a young student who is banished to Siberia. Chava decides to marry a young Russian and is ordered to leave the family home by the unhappy Tevye.
The oppression of the Jews worsens and the evacuation of Anetevka is ordered.
|Belmont Theatre Company|
The Pump House Theatre Local Board Road Watford Hertfordshire WD17 2JP
28th October – 1st November
0845 521 3453 or alternatively 07917 324179 or email@example.com
Author: Joanne Bogart & Eric Rockwell
|The Musical of Musicals – The Musical|
|The show will open with a preview night on Tuesday 28th October (tickets £11.00) and run to Saturday 1st November, including a Saturday Matinee at 2:45pm. Ticket prices are £13.50, concessions £12.00 (not available Friday and Saturday evenings). Please call the Belmont Box Office on 0845 521 3453 or alternatively 07917 324179 THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS: THE MUSICAL is a hilarious pastiche of „Rent? presented in the style of some of Broadway and London’s most renowned composers. June, a young girl who can't pay the rent, is threatened by her evil landlord. Will the heroic leading man come to her rescue? In an evening of variations on a theme, this basic plot is presented in the way Rodgers and Hammerstein might have envisioned it, taking place in Kansas in August, complete with a Dream Ballet. The story is then done in the style of Stephen Sondheim, featuring the landlord as a tortured, artistic genius who slashes the throats of his tenants in revenge because they don't appreciate his art. When presented in the style of Jerry Herman, the story becomes an extravagant star vehicle, while the Andrew Lloyd Webber version is based around an Evita inspired character, with some themes borrowed from Puccini. The story is re-told one last time in the style of Kander & Ebb, set in a speakeasy in Chicago. The tone of this evening of satire is loving/irreverent and fun. The evening is rounded off with ‘Done’, parodying ‘One’ from A Chorus Line.|
For the chance to WIN two free tickets to the show email: WIN to firstname.lastname@example.org together with your name and contact details. (address and telephone number) We will contact the winner on 19th October and announce the winner on our home page website www.belmonttheatre.co.uk on Monday 20th October. Good Luck!
|Wilmslow Guild Players|
The Guild Theatre, Wilmslow
Wednesday 29th October 2014, 7.45pm
Thursday 30th October 2014, 7.45pm
Friday 31st October 2014, 7.45pm
Saturday 1st November 2014, 7.45pm
Tickets cost £7.50
You can book tickets using our Online Booking System. Ticketsource
Alternatively, tickets can be booked by emailing email@example.com or calling 01625 520126
Author: James Robson
|A gentle comedy by James Robson about the promises and pitfalls of the dating arena.|
Bedridden Phoebe Green shares a house with the three loves in her life: her 40+ spinster daughter Norma, Licorice Allsorts, and 'Mr Wonderful', a toy bear. Mother and daughter set about finding Norma's 'Mr Wonderful' by searching the 'Lonely Hearts' ads in the newspaper.
Here she meets Eric Box, a screw-fixated DIY Emporium owner, Lop Wink, a cycling keep-fit enthusiast, and Geoffrey Lazenby, a scholarly retired teacher.
Beautifully crafted, full of lovely moments, surprises and spikey humour.
Directed by Valerie Harris
|Horfield Theatre Company|
Horfield Parish Hall, Wellington Hill, Horfield BS7 8ST
29 October – 1 November 2014
Box Office: Phone 0117 9695716 or go to www.horfieldtheatre.co.uk
|STAGES OF WAR|
|In remembrance of the start of “the war to end all wars” one hundred years ago, HTC presents three one-act plays offering a glimpse into those dark times and the people from every walk of life who had no choice but to go to war.|
The discovery of a mass grave for Australian soldiers killed at the battle of Fromelles and the work using contemporary science to identify them inspires a detective story in ‘Dig for the Diggers’ by Lynn Britney; ‘Grandma’s Photograph’ by Alan Marshall looks at the war’s impact on family life and our final story, ‘After the Ball is Over’ by Lynn Britney, takes us to the outset of the Great War and how people and relationships are changed forever, even in the grandest of families.
Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm
Epsom Playhouse Myers Studio
29th October - 1st November 2014
|Box Office: +44 (01372) 742555 / 742227|
This powerful poignant WW1 drama will be a mmoving commendation of the 100th anniversary of the Great War.
|Garden Suburb Theatre|
Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate Village, London N6 4BD
Thursday 30th October 2014, 7:30pm
Friday 31st October 2014, 7:30pm
Saturday 1st November 2014, 7:30pm
Sunday 2nd November 2014, 4pm
Box Office: Ticket enquiries call 020 7723 6609
Author: Philip Pullman
|What introduction does Frankenstein need? In Philip Pullman’s words Frankenstein is a story about what it means to be human. The creature’s journey from newly created scientific ‘triumph’ to become his young creator’s nemesis is handled in a fast paced and lively script that will take the audience on a white knuckle ride towards the young doctor’s inevitable destruction. I would like to produce the play with as fewer actors as practical and will therefore give serious consideration to doubling as noted below.|
Director: Andrew Farrer
Queen Mary's Hall, Basingstoke
31st October - 2nd November 2014
Book, Music and Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey by arrangement with Robert Stigwood
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