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Box Office: 02380 813415 or available from Bartley PO, Bramshaw Stores, Landford Village Stores www.copythornecats.com Group concessions are available Tickets: Adults £6, under 16s £5 or family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £20.00
Dick and the Big Bad Rat
Author: by Neroli Weatherwax
Saturday 26 November 2016 at 7.30 pm Saturday 3 December 2016 at 2.30 pm & 7.30 pm
Members of Copythorne Amateur Theatrical Society will be presenting their annual pantomime in November and December. ‘Dick and the Big, Bad Rat’ , a version of the ever popular favourite ‘Dick Whittington’ has all the standard ingredients- the arch baddie King Rat, an OTT fairy, the ever so super hero Dick and, oh yes, the well proportioned dame. Well, Dick gets his girl, helps to clean up all the rats, does a few other really wild things and ends up being top dog in London. Everybody lives happily ever after. Well, most people do. We are pleased that the Forest School of Dance will be joining us again for the show, adding their magic sparkle and dance at all the right times. It’s going to be good –so come along and see what we get up to.
Box Office: Tickets: £7 Adults £5 Concessions Tickets Available Online! Purchase your Tickets here. Also from: Hackleton Stores, The White Hart Pub and Spread Eagle Pub.
The Three Musketeers
Author: by Richard Lloyd
Thursday 1st, Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd December 2016 Curtain 7:45pm and 2:30pm Matinee on Saturday
We join the famous swashbucklers, Porthos, Aramis, Athos, and of course, the ‘would-be-Musketeer’ D’ Artagnan. As they pit their wits against the despicable Cardinal Richeleeugh, his debauched sidekick Le Chevalier Du Lobster Roquefort, the evil Malady de Splinter and a clutch of other assorted eminently hissable villains. With a few amazing surprises into the mix, you have the raw ingredients for un panteau cordon bleu!
Wednesday, 30 November to Saturday, 3 December at 7:30pm
Britain's master farceur ( Two Into One, Run For Your Wife, et al. ) is at it again. Set in a hospital, It Runs in the Family contains the usual assortment of farcical nuts running in and out of doors mistaking everybody for someone else, as Dr. Mortimore tries to fend off a paternity suit, an ex wife, a punkish daughter and various other lunatics so that he may, at last, deliver the Ponsonby Lecture in an international conference.
Preview Night 29th Nov 7:30pm Dec 1st, 1nd & 3rd 7:30pm
Dick Barton - Special Agent. Based on the 1940s BBC serial, hilarious Dick Barton faces new stage adventures. When Britain's entire tea supply is threatened to be poisoned, he soon finds himself wrapped up in an adventure soaked with intrigue and mystery, as he faces off against arch enemies Marta Heartburn and Baron Scarheart - all the while finding the time to sing a few songs along the way - and saves the day! With more innuendo than a Carry On Film.
Author: by Charles Dickens, adapted by Neil Bartlett rector, Robin Turner
30 November to 10 December (Wednesday to Saturday) at 7.30pm, plus a matinee at 2:30pm on Saturdays 3 and 10 December.
"Oh but he was a squeezing, wrenching, scraping, grasping kind of a Scrooge; a clutching, covetous old sinner...” Charles Dickens’ ghostly tale of redemption haunts Kelvin Players’ Studio Theatre for a two-week run from 30 November until 10 December. ‘Tis Christmas eve in Victorian London, and the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge has an unexpected guest - his old friend Jacob Marley. The only problem is that Marley is dead…and has a terrifying warning for his old business associate. Scrooge is taken on a chilling journey as three further ghosts show him his life during Christmases past, present and yet to come. Everything is about to change as what he sees can never be forgotten. Begin your festive season with Dickens’ classic tale of ghosts, greed and goodwill as Neil Bartlett’s adaption brings new life to this quintessential Christmas story. A true ensemble piece with 48 roles being played by 8 performers, a magical production including puppetry, songs and innovative staging awaits Bristol audiences. We consider this production suitable for children aged 8 and upwards.
Author: by Neil Bartlett, based on Charles Dickens original. Directed by Jerome Foley
3rd-10th of December 2016
Using only Charles Dickens' extraordinary words and a chameleon ensemble of actors, Neil Bartlett's "A Christmas Carol" brings a boldly theatrical imagination to bear on a classic story. "Gets right to the frozen heart of Dickens' classic Christmas tale . . . one of those rare festive offerings for which no adult will need the excuse of a child in tow."--"The Guardian" 3rd-10th of December 2016, this is a great way to really get yourself in a Christmas mood, with matinees suitable for the family, plus mulled wine, mince pies and holly in the foyer.
Box Office: 07552 021816 Tickets: £8 (£7 conc.) or online
A Christmas Carol
Author: Adapted from Charles Dickens by Neil Bartlett
3rd - 10th December 2016 7:30pm 3rd & 10th Dec Matinee 2:30pm
Using only Charles Dickens' extraordinary words and a chameleon ensemble of actors, Neil Bartlett's "A Christmas Carol" brings a boldly theatrical imagination to bear on a classic story. A heart warming seasonal tale for all the family. Performed under license from The Agency Director: Jerome Foley Production manager: Lynn Burges
Box Office: Tickets ara available from 3 locations - Oakham Wines - Oakham 01572 820820 or www.wegottickets.com Paula - 01572 822788 Just £10 and £9 concessions
What I Did For Love
3rd and 4th December 7:30pm Sat Mat 2:30pm
Our Christmas fundraiser show is called "What I did for Love" and is an originally written story about romance at Christmas. Filled with well known musical songs and this year adding some pop songs and a bit of Christmas magic at the end because, after all IT'S CHRISTMAS!!! You don't need to have seen last year's show to follow this years story BUT it is the continuing story of our engagement at the end of last year.... Synopsis: This year we follow the guys on their stag do to London and the girls on their Hen Do to New York. The second half sees us at the wedding venue - run down and in a shambles and the cast "Pull" together in song to create a fabulous Christmas wedding. A really heartwarming story. The second story line follows a second couple - Charlie and Carol. They don't get engaged and at the beginning Carol makes him believe she doesn't love him so he will go to London to follow his dreams of "Drama school" all goes wrong and when the stag do arrives in London (no one has heard from him for ages) they look out for him and find him busking on the street. Do they persuade him to come back? Does he see Carol again?! Do they get the venue ready in time? You will have to come and watch to find out!!
Box Office: Tickets £8 on sale now via our website and from local outlets including the Regency Hall, Silver Lily and Royal Oak in Saundersfoot, Dales in Tenby and Musicians Worlld in Haverfordwest from early November. For block bookings, please phone 01834 811769 or email email@example.com or www.saundersfootamdram.co.uk
Peter Pan - Panto
Author: John Morley
Curtain up 7.30pm each night from Monday 5th - Friday 9th December with one final matinee performance on Saturday 10th at 1pm.
This classic children’s tale by J M Barrie was adapted for pantomime by John Morley and is packed full of intriguing characters and humour. Directed by Jo Morris it features a contemporary musical score by Footlights Musical Director Clive Raymond. With Clive’s reputation for stunning musical scores, it features modern classics including some very popular Motown numbers. This is complemented by some superb choreography by Bethany Neighbour that makes this a lively and fun pantomime that will appeal to all the family and all ages.
Friends at Barton (FAB)
Venue: The Joseph Wright Hall, Queen Street, Barton-upon-Humber
Venue: The Riverhead Theatre, Victoria Road, Louth LN11 0BX
Box Office: 01507 600350 Tickets: £8.50, Under 18s £5.00 Theatrecards £7.50, Under 18s £4.00
James and the Giant Peach
Author: by Roald Dahl Directed by Linda Goodman-Powell
Monday 5th – Saturday 10th December 2016 Time: 7.30pm
The story of Roald Dahl’s classic tale is faithfully told by James himself and the insect characters – Miss Spider, OldGreen-Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybird, and Earthworm. The play begins at the end of the story, when James and his friends are living in the giant peach stone in Central Park, New York. James and his friends tell the story of how they came to live in New York. How James came to live with his cruel Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker, and then the epic journey across the Atlantic. A wonderful family show on the run up to Christmas.. book quickly as tickets will sell fast!
It’s Christmas, and Beth is mourning the recent death of her health and safety officer husband, Gordon. Beth’s sister-in-law Connie and son Martin have come to stay, determined to ensure that she should have a stress-free Christmas. But between Connie’s booziness and Martin’s unspeaking and emotionally volatile girlfriend Ella, their intentions prove short-lived. Only David, the local vicar, provides Beth with any comfort, but he unwittingly summons Gordon’s ghost to return. This play is both comic and touching – oh, and there’s the matter of Wagstaff the cat…
Venue: Number 8 Community Arts Centre, High Street, Pershore
Box Office: Tickets for shows are available from Number 8's Box Office 10am-4pm Monday-Saturday Call 01386 555488 You can also book online. Please visit their website for more details: www.number8.org Tickets: Mon & Sat Mat £11, Tue-Thu £13, Fri & Sat £15
PODS invite you and the whole family to the most perfect pantomime of all – Cinderella. Bring together two ugly sisters, an evil Baroness, the brotherly Buttons, a Prince and his cockney manservant, a fairy godmother, the stroke of midnight, the glass slipper, the carriage, and the rest, as they say is fairy tale history. PODS are delighted to be joined by some of the children from PODS youth section to bring you a show-stopping pantomime, full of fun and laughter, fabulous music, huge production numbers and even some tap dancing! Don’t miss this sparkling start to your Christmas season. This Amateur Production is presented by arrangement with NODA limited
“Now you all know what this is. It’s the Our Lady of Fatima knicker and it’s the only type of knicker we want to see worn at this school.” Set in the 1950’s, Once a Catholic is an extremely funny comedy based on schooldays in a convent. The girls must deal with the equal pressures of exams, boys and the sadistic Sisters that teach them, whilst ensuring they do not risk eternal damnation by committing too many mortal sins. Filled with more characters called Mary than you could imagine and Nuns named after male saints, this play is a marvellously irreverent, affectionate and funny view on the resilience of children and their ability to survive in spite of, not because of their upbringing.
Adapted from the Cranford stories by Elizabeth Gaskell. Deep in the frosty English countryside,chestnuts are roasting and carols are being sung as the folk of Cranford busily prepare for Christmas. But beyond the cosy hubbub of festivity, snow continues to fall and when disaster strikes, the community must unite to keep the spirit of Christmas alive! This is a heart warming , funny tale of charity and goodwill to all women and men to celebrate the most magical time of the year. This is an ideal traditional Victorian tale which is both highly amusing, and good Christmas entertainment.
Box Office: 07555 894 765 Available from www.gadssomerset.org.uk, by calling 07555 894765 Or in person at Double Gate Tea Rooms, Godney or The Sheppey Inn, Godney Licensed Bar available
Camelot The Panto
7-10 December 2016 7:30pm Sat Mat 2:30pm
Will Morgan Le Fay stop the wedding of Guinevere and Prince Arthur and succeed in destroying Camelot? With the help of Valerin The Vicious (and his mum) and Marlon and Garlon, Knights for hire, will she be able to defeat Merlin, King Uther, Connie Clatterbottom the Royal Nurse and, of course, the not so gallant Sir Laughalot? Come to Camelot in the depths of Godney to find out.
Box Office: 01606 246931 or Ticketsource Tickets £10.00 £9.00 Students
Author: by John Godber Directed by Mike Kelsall
Wed 7th - Sat 10th Dec 7:45pm
'Bouncers' was first performed in 1983 by the Hull Truck Theatre Company, and has undergone a number of enhancements since... We will be performing the 1990's 'remix' version. Bursting with imagination, & running at a furious pace, the show is an outrageous and hilarious parody of the nightclub scene, presented by just 4 male actors portraying over 20 different characters on a single night out 'on the town'. We observe humour and pathos as the 4 brutish bouncers of the title take you through their thoughts and feelings for each other and life in general.. Laugh at the giggly girls and loutish lads (which the 4 actors also portray) as they prepare for and indulge in a 'big night out' at the disco.. where we also meet an entire cross-section of disco-goers, including Hooray Henrys, pogo-ing punks and drunken slobs.! The evening's events are set against the tatty glitzy glamour, flashing lights and pulsating beat of the northern nightclub scene. An exhilarating night out for all concerned.
Please note that a retiring collection will be made in aid of The Genesis Trust and The Sepsis Trust UK Please note that this play contains some language and deals with themes which may not be suitable for younger pupils. Pupils in years 9 and below should be accompanied by an adult or have written permission to attend. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wed 7th - Fri 9th Dec 2016 7:30pm
Box Office: Tickets are free for this production but if you would like to book seats please contact Hayley Smith Music Secretary, 01225 734215 or email: email@example.com All tickets can be collected on the door, doors open at 7pm.
Venue: Imperial College London Heston Venue (formerly The Concorde Club), Crane Lodge Road, Hounslow TW5 9PQ
Box Office: Ticketsource Tickets are great value for money at £6 Child, £12 Adult and £32 Family.
Wednesday 7th to Saturday 10th December 2016 at 7:30pm (Matinee Saturday at 2:00pm)
The wicked Abanazer is seeking the magic lamp that contains the all-powerful Genie, so that he can rule the world, and is just steps away from succeeding! Is all hope lost? No! Help is at hand! A family posse of wannabe heroes are here to foil Abanazer’s evil scheme. Innocent local lad, Aladdin, his brother, the cheeky Wishee Washee and their fearsome mother, washerwoman Widow Twankey are ready to intervene and save the day! Throw in a magic carpet, a mystical Slave of the Ring, the Emperor of China, a beautiful princess and a couple of inept police officers and you have all the ingredients for a fantastic tale and great entertainment. Packed with songs, slapstick, silliness, comedy, audience participation for the whole family and all the fairytale magic of traditional pantomime!
Author: by Peter Long & Keith Rawnsley Directed by Jess Wildman
8th, 9th and 10th December at 7.30, with a matinee on the Saturday at 2.30
This year our pantomime begins on Dame Trot's Farm. Poor Dame Trot and her loyal son Jack are penniless, and have exhausted all their options. The vile Mr Fleshcreep has taken everything they own through extortionate taxes, and their only option is to sell their dear cow Buttercup. Luckily Jack and the Dame have our kindly fairies on their side, and help is at hand in the form of some magic beans. Somewhat predictably however, chaos ensues! Will Jack acquire the wealth he needs to marry his dream girl, the Princess Jasmine? Will the Dame be saved from homelessness? Will the hapless Private ever learn? And will Jethro ever take a bath? Join us in our story boys and girls, and find out...
Venue: Chorley Little Theatre, Dole Lane, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 2RL
Box Office: Tickets £10. Family Ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children) £35 Groups (20 or more) £9 and Buy 10, Get 11th Free On sale now at Malcolm's Musicland, 01257 264362 or whenever the theatre is open. Small booking fee applies to shop and online sales Online at Chorley Little Theatre
CADOS Panto - Cleopatra
Author: Written & Directed by Paul Carr
Friday 9th December - 7.30pm Saturday 10th December - 2.30pm Saturday 10th December - 7.30pm Sunday 11th December - 12 noon Sunday 11th December - 4pm Monday 12th December - No Performance Tuesday 13th December - 7.30pm Wednesday 14th December - 7.30pm Thursday 15th December - 7.30pm Friday 16th December - 7.30pm Saturday 17th December - 2.30pm Saturday 17th December - 7.30pm
A traditional fun-filled Pantomime for the whole family! Featuring slapstick, jokes, songs, silliness, adventure, excitement and traditional panto characters this show is a great night out for everyone. The teenage Princess Cleopatra is living a happy life in Ancient Egypt, preparing for when she will take over as ruler of the magnificent country. But a pair of bumbling explorers spoil the plans by accidentally releasing an ancient enemy who has plans for revenge and wants to rule Egypt himself! Soon, Cleopatra and her friends must use all their wit and magic to defend the kingdom from The Evil Asp and his undead Mummy henchmen. Can the princess defeat the ancient magic and win the heart of her true love? And will she tidy her pyramid by bedtime?
Wed 14 Dec to Sat 17 Dec 2016 7pm Saturday Matinee - Starts 2pm
Join Caerphilly Players Amateur Dramatics Society for its fiendishly festive rendition of the Charles Dickens' classic, 'A Christmas Carol'. The group tells the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, a mean-spirited old man known for his miserly ways, who's visited by a series of ghosts on Christmas Eve, starting with his old business partner Jacob Marley. Through visits from the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future, Scrooge becomes a changed man and learns it's not too late for him to recognise the error of his ways. With plenty of songs for all the family to sing along to, this production promises to get you in the mood for Christmas time! So come and join the celebration. Oh yeah.... And Humbugs are welcome!
The traditional pantomime of Snow White will be brought magically to life at the Memo Arts Centre, on 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th December. Staged by the company that brought you last year’s Aladdin, Billboard Ensemble, it is packed with all of the traditional pantomime ingredients; Hilarious comedy, stunning scenery and costumes and an all-singing, all-dancing cast. This family pantomime, accompanied by a live orchestra, is a Christmas treat on your doorstep. BillBoard Ensemble was formed in 1996 and is Barry’s premiere Amateur Dramatics company.
Author: Andrew O’Leary, by arrangement with Lazy Bee Scripts
Thurs 15th & Fri 16th Dec 7:30pmR(doors open at 7pm) Sat 17th Dec Matinee 1:30pm (doors open at 1pm) Sat 17th Dec New evening time! 6:30pm (doors open at 6pm)
This is a classic tale of good versus evil. Alice helps the good people of Wonderland to defeat the evil queen, so they can all live happily ever after, including Alice herself who falls in love with loveable rogue Jack.
Box Office: 046 909 2300 Tickets €17 Special Ticket Price €15 16th December only
Jack & The Beanstalk
16th - 18th December 2016 5th - 8th January 2017 Matinees Sat & Sun
Braemar Pantomime Group
Venue: Village Hall in Braemar
Box Office: Tickets are available here ticketsource online or from the usual local shops in Ballater and Braemar. Braemar Pharmacy & Newsagent and Davidson' the Chemist Ballater or telephone 013397-41549.RTickets bought online are subject to a booking fee. Tickets bought from local shops are booking fee FREE !
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Author: by Ben Crocker
Friday 16th December curtain up 7.30pm Saturday 17th December curtain up 2.30pm and 7.30pm Friday 23rd December curtain up 7.30pm Saturday 24th December curtain up 2.00pm Monday 26th December curtain up 2.30pm and 7.30pm
The venue is the Village Hall in Braemar and we can guarantee you a great evenings entertainment for all the family.
Venue: Golf Green Hall, Golf Green Road, Jaywick
Box Office: Tickets £6 - available on the door or call Sylvie 01255 430689 tea and mince pies available
Venue: The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Richard Burton Theatre
Box Office: Tickets are available via the box office at the RWCMD: www.rwcmd.ac.uk
A Chorus Line
20th - 22nd December 7:30pm & an additonal matinee on the 22nd at 2pm
A Chorus Line is a musical centred on seventeen Broadway dancers auditioning for spots on a chorus line. A chorus line provides a glimpse into the personalities of the performers and the choreographer as they describe the events that have shaped their lives and their decisions to become dancers.
Adapted from TS Eliot’s ‘Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats’, CATS is a wonderful blend of fantasy, drama and romance. On just one special night of the year, all Jellicle cats meet at the Jellicle Ball where Old Deuteronomy, their wise and benevolent leader, makes the Jellicle choice and announces which of them will go up to The Heaviside Layer and be reborn into a whole new Jellicle life. With an amazing musical score that includes the timeless “Memory”, spectacular set designs, stunning costumes and breathtaking choreography, CATS is a magical musical like no other. One of the longest-running shows in West End and Broadway history, CATS has been seen by over 73 million people and enchanted audiences in over 300 cities around the world – now you too have the chance to experience this legendary musical phenomenon at The Apex this Christmas!
Sat 31st Dec – Matinee 2:00pm Sun 1st Jan – Matinee 4:00pm Mon 2nd Jan – Matinee 2:00pm, Evening 7:30pm Tues 3rd to Fri 6th Jan – Evenings 7:30pm Sat 7th Jan – Matinee 2:00pm, Evening 7.30pm
The enchanting tale of Pinocchio is brought magically to life this Christmas at Southwick’s Barn Theatre. Expect everything theatrical; singing, dancing, comedy, verse, slapstick, plenty of audience participation, heroes, villains and a traditional story with strong morals. What more could you wish for?!
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