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November 2014

Ashtead Players



UK
Surrey


Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall, Woodfield Lane, KT21 2BE

1st November 2014 8pm

Box Office: 07709 650570
Tickets@ashteadplayers.co.uk
Ticketsource

Murder Mayhem

2 one act plays
Death in Character by Stuart Ardern
Hidden Meanings by Michael Snelgrove
includes Fish and Chip Supper £15



Posted 07/09/2014

 

Newtown Amateur Dramatic Society



UK
Wales


Powys Theatre

Monday 3rd November to Saturday 8th November 2014 at 7.45pm

Box Office:
Tickets will be available at the Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown
10.00am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday.
From Monday 20th October for Theatre Club Members
From Monday 27th October for the General Public.
For ticket information you can contact us by email, or phone Gillian on 01686 622517 or 07767360372.
For general information please call 01686 420795
email: newtownamateurdramatics@gmail.com
Author: Francis Durbridge The Small Hours

After a very active working summer, during which a group of our intrepid members took on the massive task of taking down and rebuilding a roughstone wall, we are now about to present our first play of the season, The Small Hours, a thriller by Francis Durbridge.
In true Francis Durbridge tradition, the latest drama to be presented by Newtown Amateur Dramatic Society has many twists and turns. So what do a Koala bear,a devious employee and an emerald necklace have in common? The lead character, a Sussex hotelier, nearly loses his life finding out. An unusual opening to the play, followed by day and night scenes in the Hotelier's private apartment presents a challenging production for the Society's cast consisting of 'old hands' and some very welcome newcomers. The production is being presented for 6 consecutive nights beginning Monday 3rd November and doors open at The Powys Theatre at 7 p.m



Posted 23/10/2014

 

The Lyric Players



UK
Surrey


Charles Cryer Studio Theatre, Carshalton

Tuesday 4th to Saturday 8 November

Box Office:
Sutton Theatres Box Office 020 8770 6990 or www.suttontheatres.co.uk

Author: Maury Yeston Phantom

“Rhapsodic music that entrances, moves and haunts...” - The New York Times
“Music that can break your heart...” - Gannett Newspapers
“One of the most appealing American musicals...” - Dallas Morning News

The Lyric Players are proud to present this much acclaimed version of the classic Gothic novel. The writing comes from the heart and tells the story of love, devotion, obsession, music and will power. Raised from youth and hidden in the crypts and lagoons beneath the Paris Opera House, the Phantom lives for the music that drifts down from the stage. When the untalented diva, La Carlotta, takes over the Opera House, his musical world collapses. He seeks a beautiful voice and finds it in Christine Daee, a young street singer, whom he agrees to teach - but at what cost?



Posted 04/11/2014

 

Berkhamsted Theatre Company



UK
Herts


The Court Theatre, Tring

4-8 November 2014

Box Office:
Tickets: Prices start at £13.50
07543 560478 or www.courttheatre.co.uk
AVENUE Q

Berkhamsted Theatre Company are bringing the popular Musical ‘Avenue Q’ to the Court Theatre for the first time.
After seven years of mischief, bad behaviour and political incorrectness in London’s West End and on tour, the lovably hopeless characters of AVENUE Q are bringing their furry antics to Tring!
Princeton, a bright eyed college graduate, has just moved into a shabby apartment all the way out on Avenue Q as he sets out to follow his dreams and discover his purpose in life. Princeton is led on a riotous journey of self discovery by Kate Monster (the girl next door), Rod (a closet gay republican), Trekkie Monster (the internet sex-pert) and Lucy the Slut (her name says it all) and a host of other colourful characters .
Life may suck on Avenue Q but being jobless, homeless, politically incorrect, and having sex are just some of the topics covered in the irreverent songs of this show. Wonderfully written , this adult puppet musical is engaging, funny and just a little bit offensive. Described as an x-rated Sesame Street with a hint of Friends, AVENUE Q is not suitable for children. If you have a good sense of humour, then Avenue Q is right up your street!



Posted 21/10/2014

 

Purple Theatre Company (The)



UK
Middx


Compass Theatre, Ickenham, West Ruislip

Nov 5th - 8th 7:30pm

Box Office:
Tickets £11 / £13
01895 673200
Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens

As the audience settle back for an evening of cosmic cabaret, all is not well at Saucy Jack’s...
The evil shadow of a serial killer looms over the bar; cabaret acts are being killed off one by one, found stabbed by the heel of a sequinned slingback shoe.
The staff at the bar are terrified but their boss, Saucy Jack himself, doesn’t seem that bothered by the threat of murder or the tragic loss of his cabaret acts - he’s more concerned it’ll be bad for business.
But there is much excitement at the explosive arrival of The Space Vixens! Part celebrity, part super-hero: strong, sexy, liberated...and all woman! Their mission is to fight crime and liberate the universe harnessing the Power of Disco!
Come along and join Purple Theatre for a crazy night of disco, glam, rock and good old fashioned unadulterated funk!
Not suitable for children.



Posted 02/11/20104

 

BACstage Productions



UK
Northumberland


Berwick Academy

5-7th November

Box Office: Tickets on sale now!

Author: Oscar Wilde The Importance of being Earnest




Posted 02/11/2014

 

Western Players



UK
Wiltshire



The Arts Centre, Swindon, SN1 4BJ

Box Office: Tickets and details from 07575711522
Tickets are £9 (£8 concessions)


Journey’s End

Author: R C Sheriff

5th to 8th November 2014 at 7.30pm daily
The entire play, which is set in a British Officers' dugout close to the front line in the trenches near St Quentin towards the end of the First World War, tells the moving story of a small group of officers as they wait to go over the top in anticipation of a massive German attack which is imminently expected. We watch the interaction between the soldiers shift and develop over a period of a few days and learn how they cope with the pressures of war. "JOURNEYS END" was first presented at the Apollo Theatre in London in 1929 starring a very young Laurence Olivier and has received world-wide acclaim as the best wartime play ever written. A poignant and heart-wrenching drama. Not to be missed!


Posted 12/06/2014

 

Ingatestone & Fryerning Dramatic Club



UK
Essex


Ingatestone Community Club Theatre, 7 High Street, Ingatestone CM4 9ED

6th to 8th November 2014 8pm

Box Office:
tickets, priced £9.00 are available through the Box Office in Maggies, 41 High Street, Ingatestone, CM4 9DU, telephone 01277 356262 (£8.00 concessions are available for the Thursday evening performance; tickets are £11 on the Saturday night, which includes after show drinks and nibbles). Tickets will also be on sale at the door.
Author: Charles Dickens GREAT EXPECTATIONS

The path of true love never did run smooth and especially not in the glamorous and dangerous world of Victorian London. Young Phillip, known as Pip, falls passionately in love with beautiful Estella but fears that she will never want him. As the stepdaughter of the rich and eccentric Miss Havisham, she is far above him in society. When Pip suddenly becomes wealthy after a gift from an unknown source, he determines to win Estella’s cold heart. But who is his secret benefactor and when will that person reveal him or herself? As Pip seeks answers, a mystery of crime, love and passion unfolds around him, linking him with the lives of a host of colourful characters. Low-life villains, scheming women, enigmatic lawyers and hilariously funny foolish relatives - but where no-one is quite what they seem; who are friends and who are foes? Can Pip come through the dangers which surround him to win the heart of the woman he loves? Don’t miss this incredible story, where crime lurks in every twist and turn of the plot and love is the ultimate prize.


Posted 22/10/2014

 

York Settlement Community Players



UK
Yorkshire


James Cook Theatre, Whitby Coliseum Centre
01947 825000 info@whitbycoliseum.com
Saturday 8th November 2014 at 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Tickets £10 - £8 Concessions (All matinee tickets £8)
The McCarthy, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
01723 370541 www.sjt.uk.com
Sunday 16th November at 3pm
Tickets £10 - £8 Concessions
Friargate Theatre, York
01904 613000
Friday 21 - Saturday 22 November, 7.30pm (2pm matinee on Saturday 22 November)
Tickets £10 - £8 Concessions (All matinee tickets £8)
Tickets





Author: Graham Sanderson
Directed by Jan Kirk
Movement Direction by Elizabeth Nolan
Music by Oliver Mills
Image Design by Michael Rosser
Photography by Michael J Oakes
ROHILLA

YSCP’s NEW TOURING PRODUCTION MARKS CENTENARY OF ROHILLA RESCUE
To mark the centenary of the sinking of HMHS Rohilla, York Settlement Community Players (YSCP) will be staging the world premiere of Graham Sanderson’s play, Rohilla, inspired by the true events of one of the greatest rescue attempts in the history of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).
”It’s like the world has changed and I don’t know my way anymore. I mean, who says who lives and who dies? Why am I alive and so many dead?”
October 30th 1914. Bound on an errand of mercy to Belgium, the British hospital ship Rohilla founders in a terrible gale on the rocks only a few hundred yards off Whitby; on shore, a young woman writes to her sweetheart at the Front.
The wreck of the Rohilla forms the historical backdrop to the fictional stories of Amy Potts and Charlie Porter. Both are touched by the outbreak of WW1 as Charlie faces the horror of the trenches, while Amy finds herself at the centre of the Rohilla rescues led by the Whitby lifeboat. Both will discover that their world has changed forever.
100 years on from the astonishing story of the struggles to rescue passengers and crew from the Rohilla, an ensemble company of actors will fuse together real and imagined characters in a new drama.
With specially commissioned music and innovative direction, designed to create a web of interaction between fact and fiction, York Settlement Community Players present the world premiere of Graham Sanderson’s play, Rohilla, inspired by the true events of one of the greatest rescue attempts in the history of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).
“York Settlement Community Players, the original trendsetters among York’s rising tide of adventurous community theatre companies.” -
Charles Hutchinson, York Press, March 2013
The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. A proportion of the profits from this production will be donated to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.



Posted 18/10/2014

 

Pewsey Vale Amateur Dramatic Society - PVADS



UK
Wiltshire


Bouverie Hall, Pewsey

11/11/2014 - Remembrance Sunday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm

Box Office:
Tickets £4 (£2.50 concessions) www.pvads.net/home/buy_tickets or 07977 561 958 01672 810 436

CALL to DUTY

PVADS is immensely proud to bring this extraordinary piece of theatre to the stage for two final performances on Remembrance Sunday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Winner of eleven national awards for dramatic achievement, outstanding technical theatre, direction and ensemble work - this play gives the actors and audiences alike a unique way to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the Great War.
The play centres round a disaffected young adult, Sam, for whom World War One is just a boring history lesson and the subject of a comedy play 'Smiles at the Somme' which he is reluctantly involved in. However when, whilst playing on his beloved computer console game, the scenario changes from modern warfare to the horrific reality of the trenches, Sam is unable to remain detached and in a final twist of the play he too feels compelled to honour his 'Call to Duty'.
Donations will be collected for The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.



Posted 15/10/2014

 

SAM Theatre



UK
Cheshire / Manchester



Waterside Arts Centre, 1 Waterside Plaza, Sale, M33 7ZF

 

HOT MIKADO



G&S

Tuesday 11th – Saturday 15th November 2014

Box Office: Online

Think of Michael Buble does G&S and that is what you get with HOT MIKADO!!
Hot Mikado is based on The Mikado by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan.
East meets West head-on in this hilarious 1940’s-style update of a Gilbert and Sullivan favourite. Featuring an intoxicating mix of styles and influences, classics such as A Wand’ring Minstrel I and Three Little Maids are transmuted into show-stopping blacks, swing, hot gospel numbers and scorching torch songs. Find out what happens when the clean lines and colour of Japanese design combine with the big band sights and sounds of popular American song and dance!
Our Production Team is:
Director - Robert Margolis
Musical Director - Peter England
Choreographer - Gill Etherington.



Posted 14/02/2014

 

Finchley & Friern Barnet Operatic Society



UK
London



The Intimate Theatre, Palmers Green
Mack & Mabel



11-15 November 2014
Box Office: 0208 482 6923
Contact tickets@ffbos.com to book.


We are happy to announce that our Autumn 2014 show will be the classic Hollywood musical ‘Mack and Mabel’ at the Intimate Theatre, 11th-15th November.



Posted 03/05/2014

 

Cuckfield Dramatic Society



UK
Sussex


Holy Trinity, Cuckfield Church, Cuckfield

November 12-15th, 7:30pm

Box Office:
Click here to buy tickets – only £10 + booking fee

Author: by Sir David Hare Racing Demon

Racing Demon returns to its spiritual roots… and the roots of theatre
“One of the best British play of modern times” (Sunday Times), Racing Demon by Sir David Hare received rave reviews at the National Theatre in 1990. Praised again at Chichester in 1998 and in Sheffield in 2011 its impact has not diminished and even “gets richer with time” (The Guardian).
In a deprived inner-London parish a team of vicars struggle to maintain the presence and relevance of the church to the local community. What does it mean to the lay people, an abused wife, a gay actor and an atheist young woman? The priests and their bishops can’t even agree amongst themselves. TActors in Cassockshe conservative Bishop of Southwark worries about modernisation, middle manager Kingston tries to avoid rocking the boat, ageing priest Lionel is losing his confidence in God but the radical curate Tony has a new evangelical mission to save the world…
Now, 25 years after its première the play (once called scandalous) will be presented for the first time in a working C of E church; not only an appropriate but also a visually stunning physical setting for this story of clerical conscience and conflict.
Holy Trinity, Cuckfield Church, Cuckfield (20 minutes from Gatwick airport) is a beautiful 13th century Holy Trinity church, grade one listed and recently “reordered” with new heating, a discrete audio-visual system and its Victorian pews replaced by chairs.
Limited run due to church services!
Only an hour from London, and 30 minutes from Brighton
The show will raise money for the Holy Trinity “reordering project”, which has seen the interior of the church renovated and transformed, enabling it to support more secular uses while remaining a place of worship.
The earliest known theatre in England was religious, liturgical dramas were presented to illiterate villagers around the time of the Norman Conquest, (when Holy Trinity was founded). Now almost 1000 years later, a play about the Church of England has returned to a church in England.



Posted 04/11/2014

 

Southend Operatic & Dramatic Society




UK
Essex


Palace Theatre

12th-15th November 2014

Box Office:
Palace Theatre Box Office 01702 351135
Wed-Sat 7:30pm
Thurs & Sat Mats 2:30pm
TICKETS: £14-£17
Group Discounts are available on evening performances only- 10% for groups of 10 or more and 15% for groups of 20 or more. Fee-free for Cash Bookings.

Author: usic by Alan Menken, Book by Cheri Steinkeller and Bill Steinkeller, Lyrics by Glenn Slater, Additional Book Material Douglas Carter Beane, Based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture “Sister Act”, Written by Joseph Howard. This amateur production is presented by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LTD. on behalf of MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL OF NEW YORK Sister Act

Deloris Van Cartier is a club singer who witnesses her gangster boyfriend Curtis and his henchmen shoot a man. Under the witness protection programme she is sent to the last place they will look for her - a convent.
Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their singing voices and, unexpectedly, rediscovers her own. But with Curtis and his gang on her trail, can Deloris survive?
Based on the film Sister Act, starring Whoopi Goldberg, this smash hit musical features music written by the award-winning Alan Menken.
S.O.D.S are delighted to be presenting the regional amateur premiere of this fun-packed musical.



Posted 04/11/2014

 

PAP Productions Limited



UK
Manchester


Hyde Festival Theatre, Corporation Street, Hyde, Cheshire, SK14 1AB

12th to 15th November 2014

Box Office: Ticketsource

Author: Jonathan Larson Rent

For the first time ever, the hit Broadway Rock Opera, “Rent”, by Jonathan Larson hits the Festival Theatre stage this November.
The show, set in Manhattan’s East Village in the late 1990’s, tells the story of a year in the life of 8 young friends and is based on Puccini’s “La Boheme”. The characters are variously battling with some of the key issues affecting the lower east side at the turn of the millennium, such as sexuality, transgender, HIV and AIDS, poverty and the gentrification of an area of Manhattan that had traditionally been occupied by poor, bohemian artists. “Rent” drew heavily from the life of Jonathan Larson, the man behind the script and the music, who lived as a struggling artist in New York and experienced many of the difficulties faced by the characters in the show. Although dealing with heavy themes, “Rent” is an uplifting story that should touch every audience member in some way.
During its original 12 year run on Broadway, “Rent” won Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Score and Best Featured Actor; Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Book of a Musical, Outstanding Featured Actor, Outstanding Orchestrations, Outstanding Lyrics and Outstanding Music as well as being nominated for numerous other awards. It also took the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1996 and two Theatre World awards. Following more than 5,000 performances on Broadway, “Rent” became the 10th longest running Broadway show at the time. It has subsequently been turned into a film, directed by Chris Columbus, in 2005 and a live filming of the last night of “Rent” on Broadway was released in 2008.



Posted 29/10/2014

 

Winchester Musicals and Opera Society



UK
Hampshire


Theatre Royal Winchester

Tue 11th Nov 2014 - Sat 15th Nov 2014

Box Office:
Tickets:
£15 (£14 concessions)
PHONE BOX OFFICE (01962 840440) FOR:
Opening Night offer: 2 tickets for £24
Group bookings: £12 for groups of over 15
Matinee: all tickets £12 (under 16s £7)
Wednesday 12th November - SOLD OUT! - Rotary Charity Night
Author: BY ARRANGEMENT WITH SAMUEL FRENCH LTD
JOAN LITTLEWOOD's Musical Entertainment OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR
by Theatre Workshop, Charles Chilton, Gerry Raffles and Members of the Original Cast.
Title suggested by Ted Allan
WMOS Production directed by Suzanne Hall - Musical Director Peter Theobald
Oh What a Lovely War

Oh What a Lovely War is an ensemble piece which means there are no principal roles or specific chorus. All cast members play an equal part in telling the story. It was written by and for 12 people but we are expanding the cast to 20 which will enable more people to take part, yet not compromise the theatrical integrity of the piece.


Posted 26/10/2014

 

Bob Hope Theatre



UK
London


The Bob Hope Theatre, Wythfield road, Eltham SE9 5TG

12th to 15th November 2014 7:45pm

Box Office:
Tickets £9 Conc. £8 not Fri / Sat eve
020 8850 3702 or www.bobhopetheatre.co.uk

Author: Anton Chekhov The Three Sisters




Posted 26/10/2014

 

WOS Productions



UK
Middx


Winston Churchill Theatre, Pinn Way, Ruislip HA4 7QL

Wednesday 12th November - 7.30pm
Thursday 13th November - 7.30pm
Friday 14th November - 7.30pm
Saturday 15th November - 2.30 and 7.30pm


Box Office:
Tickets are available through our booking agent at Ticketsource or alternatively please call 0333 666 33 66. No booking charges apply online. A charge of £1.50 per phone booking applies which includes postage. For further ticket information call 07983 103444.
Author: Barry Manilow Copacabana

A tale of love and romance on the way to stardom, in 1947 Manhattan, the lives of wannabe singer Lola and aspiring songwriter Tony intertwine following a chance meeting at a bar. Tony is immediately smitten with Lola, offering advice and securing and paying for her audition at the Copacabana lounge. Trouble however is never far away. Havana based Rico also takes fondly to Lola after watching her perform. He is determined to have her perform at his Cuban nightclub, resulting in Lola being swept away to Havana with promises to make her a star. Upon learning of Lola’s fate, Tony conspires to save his sweetheart by any means necessary!


Posted 17/10/20104

 

Hexham Amateur Stage Society



UK
North East


Queens Hall Arts Centre, Beaumont Street, Hexham, NE46 3LS

Wed 12th - Fri 14th November 7:00pm
Sat 15th November 3:00pm


Box Office:
Tickets £12.50 £11.50 conc.
Featuring music from The Jersey Boys, Disney, Wicked, Lion King & More Be Dazzled

After the success of our previous concerts ‘Sing!’ and ‘Show Stoppers’ Hexham Amateur Stage Society are proud to present ‘Be Dazzled!’ the latest in a series of concerts showcasing the vocal talents of our members.
Featuring songs from West End hits Wicked; Miss Saigon, and Matilda the Musical as well as less well known shows Into the Woods; Barnum and Young Frankenstein, ‘Be Dazzled! ‘ is sure to be an evening of varied and enjoyable music.



Posted 09/10/2014

 

Shropshire Drama Company




UK
Shropshire


Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn, Walker Theatre

12 – 15 November

Box Office: £12/£10 (concs) and available to book through the theatre’s box office on 01743 281281 or online at Theatre Severn

Author: Peter Whelan
The Accrington Pals

Pictures:
1 & 2 Left to right: May (Joanna Purslow), Ralph (Andy Pierce) and Eva (Eleanor Gromadzki-Owen).
3 Clockwise from the back left: Arthur (Neville Street), May (Joanna Purslow), Eva (Eleanor Gromadzki-Owen) and Ralph (Andy Pierce).
There was much patriotic fervour after Britain entered WW1 in August 1914, and men enlisted and with high spirits marched off in their thousands to fight for king and country with the firm expectation that the war would be over in six months. In several towns they were encouraged to join up with their friends to form the well-known pals’ regiments, in the belief that fighting alongside each other would provide support and a sense of camaraderie. There was no inkling of the horrors that lay ahead.
Describing the background to the play, Rosalind Garrard said: “Accrington in Lancashire was a typical English town where a pals regiment was raised and then subsequently and tragically annihilated in the trench horror of the Somme. Although the characters are purely fictitious, the action in The Accrington Pals is based on historical fact and accounts from Peter Whelan’s own family. At times funny, at times sad, it provides an insight into how both men and women were affected by the monumental events of the ‘war to end all wars’. Nothing would ever be the same again.”
SDC offers The Accrington Pals as a tribute to all those who suffered so much in the war and its aftermath. During the four nights of the play The Royal British Legion, formed shortly after World War 1, will be taking a collection in the theatre foyer, contributions from which will go towards the unending and committed work it carries out to support not only the forces’ personnel, but also their families.
Peter Whalley, interim regional fundraising manager – Midlands at The Royal British Legion said: “It is important, in this centenary year, that we remember the sacrifices made by the troops that are typified in this performance of The Accrington Pals. The work we do now is just as vital as it was in the years following WW1 and we are delighted that SDC has chosen to support us. The money raised at our collections will go towards the £1.6 million we spend every week providing lifelong support to our armed forces and their families.”



Posted 06/10/2014

 

Cuckfield Dramatic Society



UK
Sussex


Holy Trinity Church

12/Nov to 15/Nov 2014

Box Office:
Online or http://bit.ly/cds-tkts
All Tickets are £10

Author: Sir David Hare Racing Demon

Racing Demon is a story of clerical conscience and conflict that is simultaneously gripping, moving and funny! Through the views of four clergy, their partners and two bishops the play explores the tension between pastoral care and preaching in the Church of England. Topics include female clergy, homosexuality, falling attendances and the lack of relevance of the Church to ordinary people. Characters include a gay actor, a sleazy tabloid journalist, and a young woman in an abusive relationship.
While religion and faith form the play’s foundation, it is also a story about people in their workplace, arguing with each other and their managers (the bishops) over their role and their job security. Recognised as David Hare’s masterpiece it won three best play awards in its initial run in 1990.
It is a show everyone will enjoy, not just those interested in the church, but it will have added poignancy by being performed in the beautiful and historically important 13th century Holy Trinity church in Cuckfield (just 15 minutes from the M23).



Posted 21/09/2014

 

Upstage Theatre Company



UK
Surrey


The ACT – Arthur Cotterill Theatre, Kingston College, Kingston Hall Road, Surrey KT1 2AQ
Old Actors Never Die They Simply Lose The Plot



Wednesday, November 12th to Friday, 14th November



Box Office: Contact Rosemary Barett at the Box office on:
Tel: 02083909113 or 07963951901.
Email: rosemarybarett@tiscali.co.uk


 

Posted 11/08/2014

 

Benfleet Operatic Society



UK
Essex



THE PADDOCKS THEATRE, LONG ROAD, CANVEY ISLAND, ESSEX
The Mikado

by W.S. Gilbert & Sir Arthur Sullivan

November 12th to 15th, 2014
Box Office: Tickets available from:
2 Earleswood, Benfleet, Essex, SS7 1DN
or Tel: 01268-420645
or anita.sarah.gray@gmail.com
Tickets £10.00
Concessions Saturday Matinee £8.00
Group discounts available





Posted 23/05/2014

 

St Peter’s Hill Players



UK
Lincolnshire


Grantham Guildhall & Arts Centre, St Peters Hill NG31 6PZ

13th November 2014-15th November 2014

Box Office: Tickets available from www.guildhallartscentre.com or phone 01476 406158
£7.50 Adults £6.50 Conc.

Author: Agatha Christie The Unexpected Guest

Did She Or Didn't She
A young wife is caught standing over the dead body of her, older, wheelchair bound husband and, who is the stranger that emerges from the fog.
A classic murder mystery drama from the pen of the great Agatha Christie



Posted 27/10/2014

 

West Moors Drama Society




UK
Dorset


West Moors Memorial Hall

13th - 15th November 2014 doors open 7:00pm curtain up 7:45pm

Box Office:
Tickets on the door & Dixon Kelley estate agents

Author: A farce written by Tom Smith and performed by West Moors Drama Drinking Habits

'The Sisters of Perpetual Sewing' live in a small convent tucked away in a sleepy village.
When the convent is threatened with closure the sisters {unbeknown to Mother Superior} turn to drastic measures to stop themselves from becoming homeless with hilarious results...nuns behaving badly!
Unbeknown to the Mother Superior they have found their salvation in the vineyards in their back garden.
All is well until two journalists arrive on the scene threatening to expose them and it all becomes chaotic.



Posted 26/10/2014

 

Detling Players


UK
Kent


Delting Village Hall

Thursday 13th - Saturday 15th November 7:30pm
Sat Mat at 2:30pm


Box Office:
£12 Adults, £10 Conc, £6 Children
07842 169725 or Ticketsource
Author: David McGilliray and Walter Zerlin Jnr Farndale version of Christmas Carol




Posted 23/10/2014

 

Harefield Amateur Dramatics Society (HADS)



UK
Middx


St Mary's Church Hall, High Street, Harefield, Middlesex UB9 6BX

13th, 14th, 15th November 2014 - 8pm. Doors open 7.30pm

Box Office:
Tickets are £9.50 each with a concession for over 60's on Thursday only - £7.50.
For tickets get in touch with The BOX OFFICE 01895 253346 or email at janscurr@hotmail.com
Author: by Constance Cox, based on Oscar Wilde's short story. LORD ARTHUR SAVILE'S CRIME

The story is about Lord Arthur Savile, a well-bred gentleman who is ‘not overburdened with brains’. He is soon to be married to the lovely Sybil Merton but all this changes when his prospective mother-in-law, Lady Julia Merton, insists he has his palm read by Mr Podgers, a well-respected chieromantist (palm reader) who predicts that Lord Arthur will commit a murder.
Arthur feels it is his duty to carry out the murder before he gets married so he enlists the help of his faithful butler, Baines. Together they decide which one of his numerous relations to murder. An unexpected visitor arrives and offers to help them.
Lord Arthur soon finds that murder is not as easy or painless as he thought. Various comic situations occur in Lord Arthur’s attempts at bumping off his relatives. Does he succeed in his mission?



Posted 15/102014

 

SLOG (Swanley Light Opera Group)


UK
Kent


Darenth Village Hall, Darenth, Dartford, Kent DA2 7LL

13th - 15th November at 8.00pm

Box Office: Tickets are £8.00 (£7.00 concessions).
Tickets can be purchased at www.slogdrama.org.uk or via the Box Office on 01474 703448

Author: Mike Leigh Abigail's Party




Posted 20/08/2014

 

Whitefield Garrick



UK
Manchester


Whitefield Garrick, Bank St Whitefield, Bury M45 7JF
LIFE AND BETH

Author: Alan Ayckbourn
Director - Geoffrey Shindler

Recently widowed Beth is hosting her first family Christmas since her husband's Gordon's death, but a visit and prayer from the local vicar brings an unwelcome and unexpected Christmas visitor to the house.

15 to 22 November 2014



Box Office: 0161 796 6131 or whitefieldgarrick.org.uk

 

Posted 08/09/2014

 

Oast Theatre



UK
Kent


The Oast Theatre, London Road, Tonbridge TN10 3AN

15th – 22nd November

Box Office:
01732 363849
Author: Gérald Sibleyras, translated by Tom Stoppard Heroes

Henri, Philippe and Gustave are residents in a home for retired military gentlemen in southern France. Over the years a bond of friendship has formed between them, but life is dull. They hatch a plan to escape to Indo China or, if that’s too far, to picnic in the field just beyond the cemetery. A wonderfully gentle comedy.


Posted 20/08/2014

 

Sodbury Vale Musical Comedy Club


UK
Gloucestershire



Chipping Sodbury Town Hall
“Sodbury Vale Goes Forth”
A Music Hall Review


15th November 2014
Box Office: online or email: svmcchotline@gmail.com




Posted 11/05/2014

 

Pantheon Club Glasgow

UK
Scotland


KING'S THEATRE GLASGOW

TUE 18 Nov - SAT 22 Nov

Box Office:
TICKETS via the King's Box Office: 08448717648 Online

Jesus Christ Superstar

Pantheon return to the King’s with a global phenomenon of a show that has wowed audiences throughout the world for over 40 years.
Jesus Christ Superstar is a rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice and tells the story of the last week of Jesus’ life. Originally performed on the Broadway stage in 1971, and with the original London production running for over eight years and 3,358 performances, it had become the longest-running musical in West End history.
Jesus Christ Superstar is Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s first professional musical, receiving five Tony Award-nominations, and contains a host of well known songs, including I Don’t Know How to Love Him, Hosanna, Heaven on their Minds and the title song Superstar.
A timeless work set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events, but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot, this innovative production of Jesus Christ Superstar has something for everyone. Be prepared to be rocked... to your very soul!



Posted 17/11/2014

 

Tettenhall Amateur Players (TAP)



UK
West Midlands


The King's CE School, Wolverhampton
THE 39 STEPS

Author: JOHN BUCHAN ADAPTED BY PATRICK BARLOW
From an original concept by Simon Corble & Nobby Dimon

PATRICK BARLOW’S OLIVIER AWARD WINNING STAGE ADAPTATION, BASED ON JOHN BUCHAN’S GRIPPING WHODUNIT – MEMORABLY FILMED BY ALFRED HITCHCOCK IN 1935 IS NOW IN ITS EIGHTH YEAR AT THE CRITERION THEATRE IN THE WEST END.
Nothing has been cut from this hilarious and spectacular version of Britain’s most spell-binding thriller – legendary scenes include the chase on the Flying Scotsman, the escape on the Forth Bridge, the first theatrical bi-plane crash ever staged and the death-defying (or nearly!) finale at the London Palladium.
This is the most astonishing theatrical tour de force!

Tue 18 Nov 2014, 7:30pm - Fri 21 Nov 2014, 7:30pm



Box Office: Ticketsource

 

Posted 21/10/2014

 

Broadstone Players



UK
Dorset


War Memorial Hall, Tudor Road, Broadstone

Tuesday 18th November until Saturday 22nd November at 7.45pm doors open at 7.15pm.

Box Office:
Tickets: Tues/Wed £8 or 2 for £12
Thurs/Fri/Sat £8
Broadstone News, The Broadway
01202 678449
email honsec@broadstoneplayers.co.uk
buy on the door
licensed bar every night
Author: Willy Russell Educating Rita

Frank is a tutor of English whose disillusioned outlook on life drives him to seek refuge in bottles of whisky he hides on his bookshelves. Rita is a forthright hairdresser who is hungry to "know everything". With Frank as her tutor, Rita embarks on an Open University course and her education process begins. The effects are both amusing and serious as her fresh, intuitive approach becomes clouded and stifled as she grapples with the problem of a formal education geared to the passing of exams.


Posted 05/11/2014

 

Arcadians Musical Theatre Company


UK
Birmingham


The Crescent Theatre, Sheepcote Street, Birmingham B168AE

18th-22nd November 2014

Box Office: 0121 643 5858

Author: Joan Littlewood Oh What a Lovely War

The Arcadians are proud to mark the centenary year of the outbreak of World War I with their production of Oh What a Lovely War.
This stirring musical satire, which achieved international acclaim following its London premier in 1963, sets the grim realities of war against the colours, music and irreverent humour of the music hall. Featuring front-line soldiers, chorus girls, music hall singers and parodies of leading figures, and with many popular songs of the time (including ‘Pack Up Your Troubles’, ‘Row, Row, Row’, ‘Goodbye-ee’ and ‘Keep the Home Fires Burning’), amidst the laughing and the singing it has a poignant message for everyone.
Suitable for all ages it runs from Tues 18 – Sat 22 November 2014
7.30pm nightly and 2.30pm on SaturdayTickets from £13 - £16



Posted 06/10/2014

 

Dorking Dramatic and Operatic Society (DDOS)



UK
Surrey


The Green Room Theatre, Behind the Dorking Halls, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1SG

Tuesday 18th November to Saturday 22nd November 2014 at 19:45

Dorking Halls Box Office: 01306 881717 Tickets: £10. Wednesday - Saturday £11 Members £13 Non Members

Author: Sir Alan Ayckbourn Bedroom Farce

Bedroom Farce was written by legendary writer, playwright, director and theatrical all-rounder (and now knighted) Sir Alan Ayckbourn. Its a tale of three bedrooms, and of course, what happens between couples in bedrooms normally stays in bedrooms. Ayckbourn gives us a glimpse into that world behind closed doors, often with hilarious results.


Posted 06/10/2014

 

Dorking Dramatic and Operatic Society (DDOS)



UK
Surrey



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.

Chorus of Disapproval



Tuesday 18th November to Saturday 22nd November 2014



Posted 02/06/2014

 

Woodford Community Players




UK
Manchester/Cheshire



The Woodford Centre - Stockport

 

Celebration



Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall

18.11.14 - 22.11.14

Box Office: 0161 292 2420

Celebration is a wonderful comedy from the ever witty pens of Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall. One family with two events and as the saying goes, “Weddings and funeral, nothing like them for bring out the best and worst in people”. Set in the early 1960s this lovely play introduces us to a very Northern family,’The first act sees the family making wedding preparations and the second act is set six months later and sees the family returning from the funeral of their Uncle Arthur whose much disparaged and ignored by the family, mistress turns up. A very entertaining observation of “the family”.



Posted 31/01/2014

 

Dronfield Players


UK
Derbyshire


Dronfield Civic Hall

Wed 19th to Sat 22nd November at 7:30pm

Box Office:
01246 417850
£7 (Conc. £6)
also available from Steels, Chesterfield Road 01246 413242
and Geoff's DIY, Civic Centre, Dronfield 01246 417602 from 6th Nov.
Author: a comedy by Alan Ayckbourn
Directed by John Pashley
How The Other Half Loves

The characters are a suburban trio of married couples, linked by the work of the husbands.
Fiona and Frank are at the top of the three couples, the other two men being business subordinates. One of the other couples is attractive and upcoming, despite the fact that she is an utter slob and he is a boor; and the third pair is socially hopeless but earnest.
The action takes place at two dinner parties given on consecutive nights. The single set is almost a character in itself, so important is it to the action.
It represents two living-dining-rooms at once. The furniture, and often the people of the two places are intermingled, most notably in the scene that closes the first act, when one hapless couple is having Thursday night dinner with another pair and Friday night dinner with the third.



Posted 03/11/2014

 

T24 and UKC MTS, the University of Kent's performing societies

UK
Kent


The Gulbenkian Theatre, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NB
Oh! What a Lovely War!

'Take your places for the ever popular war game- complete with songs, battles and a few jokes’

For a fresh look into the First World War through squaddie banter, songs, and a healthy disregard for the chain of command, take the kings shilling to enjoy “OH! What A Lovely War!"

Join up quick. 'It'll be over by Christmas.'


We are pleased to invite you and your members to come along and watch our play this November as we truly believe it is an exciting opportunity to see this classic play, and also a fun way to be involved in marking the centenary.
Here is a message from the directors Vicki Lyden and Paul Drewett, both 3rd year students studying Drama and History respectively:
'100 years on from the Great War, we are inviting people to salute the centenary along with us as we put on a performance of Joan Littlewood's Oh! What a Lovely War! at the Gulbenkian in Canterbury. We cannot think of a better way to mark this national occasion than to put on this most thought provoking and enjoyable play. We want to make a real mark this November, challenging the audience to really engage with the events of 1914-18 and we strongly feel that this should be a collaborative piece, which belongs to everyone in the community. For this reason we would love to involve the local schools and companies!’
Additionally there will be a complimentary Question and Answer session with the cast and crew on the first two nights (if you are interested in booking for this, please contact us directly)
Follow us on Twitter @OWALW and keep up with our news on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Owalw


Wed 19th Nov - 19:30pm
Thu 20th Nov - 19:30pm
Fri 21st Nov - 19:30pm



Box Office: Tickets can be purchased online click here
OR by phoning Tickets & Information direct on: 01227 769075
Adults £10 / Concessions £6 / Students £5 (For Group Bookings of 10+ contact Tickets and Information on the same number as above)

 

Posted 27/10/2014

 

Forest Players

UK
Sussex


Forest Row Village Hall
MAN OF THE MOMENT

Author: by Alan Ayckbourn



Wednesday 19th November to Saturday 22nd November 7.45pm
(doors and bar open 7.15pm)



Box Office:
Tickets £10 (concessions) available from John 01342 323640

 

Posted 12/10/2014

 

Garforth Amateur Dramatic Society



UK
Yorkshire


Garforth Miners Welfare Hall

Wednesday 19th November to Saturday 22nd November.
Doors open at 6.45pm with the play starting at 7.30pm.
On Saturday November 22nd there will be cabaret style seating available and you can phone 0113 2862491 for details


Box Office:
Tickets will go on sale at Garforth Library, Members of GADS, and S.P.T. Uniforms, Main Street, Garforth from 29th October
Author: The comedy play, written by David Muncaster, is presented as an instructional video that is being filmed. A Beginners’ Guide to Murdering your Husband

Cast: Back row: Mike Osborne, Geoff Haywood (director), Martyn Drake.
Front row: Anne Rhodes, Lynda McCraight, Erica Nicholls
The presenter Maddy (Lynda McCraight), aided by Jim (Martyn Drake) her real life husband, and her faithful employees Erica Nicholls as Kerry, Anne Rhodes as Julie and Mike Osborne as John, re-enact a variety of methods for disposing of an unwanted husband.
But is she really trying to get rid of her husband? Is the video just a ruse to lull him into a false sense of security?
The parallels with their real life relationship give Jim plenty to worry about, but as the play reaches its its climax, we realise that nothing is what it seems.



Posted 09/10/2014

 

St Austell Players



UK
Cornwall


St Austell Arts Theatre, Truro Road, St Austell PL25 5HJ

Wed 19 Nov - Sat 22 Nov 19:30

Box Office: Tickets £8 - 01726 879500 or Online

Author: Peter Nichols Passion Play

Peter Nichols' powerful play is about love, sex, infidelity and betrayal in which the comfortable 25-year marriage of James, a picture restorer, and Elenor, an amateur chorister, is disrupted by his affair with a predatory younger woman, Kate.
James and Eleanor's world is turned upside down when James agrees to a secret rendezvous with their recently widowed friend Kate. As the lies mount up, the marriage is stripped bare, revealing the illicit desires and hidden passions that lie beneath the everyday facade.
This modern classic by Peter nichols premiered in 1981 and won the Evening Standard Award for Best Play. It was revived in 2013 in the West End starring Zoe Wanamaker.
Peter Nichols' other plays include Privates on Parade and A Day in the Death of Joe Egg.
A play for adults. (recommended for 16yrs + )



Posted 17/10/2014

 

Cuffley Players



UK
Herts


Cuffley Hall
Pack of Lies

Author: by Hugh Whitemore Directed by Hilary Harris

The Jackson are a nice middle aged English couple with one daughter, Julie. Their best friends are their Canadian neighbors, the Krogers. All is blissful in their world until a detective from Scotland Yard introduces them to Stewart who asks to use their house as an observation station to try to foil a Soviet spy ring operating in the area. The Jacksons become more and more put out as Stewart's demands on them increase.

19th to 22nd November
Each nights performance will begin at 8pm and there is a matinee at 3pm on the Saturday in aid of Parkinson's Society.
The play including the interval will last about 2 1/4 hours.



Box Office: 07857 841 930
Tickets cost £8 (£7 for Wednesday).

 

Posted 29/09/2014

 

Cowbridge Amateur Dramatics Society



UK
Wales


The Market Theatre, Cowbridge
Theft

Author: Eric Chappell

Imagine returning from a pleasant anniversary celebration with your oldest friends to find that your house has been burgled. The burglar is still in the house and has you convinced, for a while, that he is a policeman investigating the break-in. Once his true identity is known, the burglar reveals that he knows all kinds of uncomfortable truths about you, your spouse and your friends. That burglar is none other than Spriggs, who succeeds in turning your world upside down with his own brand of subversive observation.

19th to 22nd November 2014



Box Office: As we are a small theatre group, we don't have a box office open all the time, but tickets for our shows can usually be obtained WG Davies Newsagents a couple of weeks before each show run :
W.G DaviesNewsagents, 38, High St, Cowbridge, South Glamorgan CF71 7AG
Tel: 01446 772801
Or contact Brenda, our tickets holder, on 01446 771645, or Camilla by email on camkin@live.co.uk
Tickets are often, but not always, available on the door at the Market Theatre on the nights of each show.


 

Posted 02/09/2014

 

Rickmansworth Players




UK
Herts


Watersmeet http://www.watersmeet.co.uk

19-22 November 2014 7.30pm evenings, 2.30pm Saturday matinee

Box Office: 01923 711063 / Watersmeet
Tickets: £16 adults, £14.50 concessions/children
A 50p per ticket administration fee will be charged (up to a maximum payment of £3). Please note that this fee applies to all bookings made via telephone or in person. If you book on-line there is a £2 fee.
When booking your tickets, please ensure you advise the Box Office if you require assistance or you are a wheelchair users.
Author: Mel Brooks The Producers

A faded Broadway producer and his neurotic accountant hatch a cunning plot to get-rich-quick: stage the worst musical ever written, and when the show flops, escape to Rio with all the cash!
Along the way they enlist the help of some amorous grannies, a crazed Nazi, a blonde Swedish bombshell and a fabulously gay directorial team! But will their crooked scheme go to plan?
“The Producers” is a stage musical adaptation of Mel Brooks’ 1968 film.
An award-winning smash hit both on Broadway and the West End, the musical evokes the “Golden Age” of Musical Theatre, but with a cheeky Mel Brooks twist!
Lyrical, outrageous, irreverent and hilarious!!



Posted 15/07/2014

 

Hulviz Amateur Musical Society



UK
London


Bob Hope Theatre, Wythfield Road, Eltham, London SE9 5TG

20th - 22nd November 7:30pm Sat Mat £2:30

Box Office:
0208 858 9803
Tickets £11.00 / £12.50

Honk

A gaggle of farmyard characters join the naive, but loveable, Ugly in his rites-of-passage journey from misrepresented duckling to elegant swan. Peril lies around every corner, usually in the shape of the ravenous Cat, but Ugly receives help from unlikely sources and wins through thanks to his sheer good-naturedness.
This new musical is based on one of the world’s favourite fairy-tales, Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling”. Ugly is born, of course, as a Duckling but it soon becomes clear that he is no ordinary Duck. Mocked on the farmyard, pursued by the ever-hungry Cat, Ugly finds himself lost on a nearby marsh in the middle of a duck-shoot and embarks on an odyssey through the countryside, meeting a battery of colourful characters and finding himself, and love, along the way.
With a tuneful score, witty lyrics and book, Honk! confirms that Drew and Stiles are “the brightest hopes for the future of the British musical” Daily Telegraph.



Posted 11/11/2014

 

Huntingdon Drama Club



UK
Cambridgeshire


Commemoration Hall, Huntingdon

20-22 November 2014

Box Office: 0333 666 3366 Ticketsource

Author: by Peter Whelan
Director: Dean Lacohee
THE ACCRINGTON PALS

To commemorate the centenary of the beginning of World War One, Huntingdon Drama Club are to present Peter Whelan’s ‘The Accrington Pals’. This powerful and poignant play tells the story of one of the many ‘Pals’ regiments raised during Kitchener’s drive to create a new army of volunteers. The play starts as the country is swept along by the patriotic fervour that led so many thousands of men to enlist. While the women are holding the fort at home, keeping the wheels of industry turning and gleaning what little information they can from the mostly censored reports in the newspapers, the men are packed off to boot camp and then onto the muddy battlefields of France & Belgium where they are faced with the harsh realities of this most brutal of conflicts.


Posted 05/11/2014

 

Guild Players




UK
London


Finchley Methodist Church Hall, Ballards Lane, Finchley, N3 1NB

7.45 pm Thursday 20th November 2014
7.45 pm Friday 21st November 2014
3.00 pm and 7.45 pm Saturday 22nd November 2014


Box Office:
All Tickets £8
Group discount - Purchase 10 or more tickets in one transaction and pay only £7 each
No Refunds
Foyer opens at 7.15 pm (2.30 pm for matinee)
Booked tickets should be collected AT LEAST 10 MINUTES before the performance starts.
Box Office enquiries: 020 8346 6337
All the seats in the auditorium are numbered and are allocated by our Box Office in order of booking. If you have any special requirements (wheelchair spaces etc.) please alert us at time of booking.
Tickets Online
Visit our box office page at Ticketsource to book tickets and pay by credit or debit card.
NO booking fee charged.

Author: a farce by Brandon Thomas Charley's Aunt

In their Oxford rooms, students Charles (Charley) Wykeham and Jack Chesney are struggling to express their respective feelings for Kitty Verdun and Amy Spettigue in writing. So when they discover that Charley's aunt - Donna Lucia - is due to visit, they hatch a plan. A chance to meet Charley's aunt is the perfect excuse to invite the girls to lunch.
However when a telegram arrives postponing the visit, Charley and Jack must think fast. Fortunately, their friend Babbs seems rather keen to show off his new dress.
Will the two love struck undergraduates be able to hold back whilst Babbs enjoys being kissed and caressed by the girls? And how will Babbs fare when the real Donna Lucia shows up, hiding her real identity and asking some rather tricky questions...
"Charley's Aunt" is a Victorian farce written in 1892.



Posted 04/11/2014

 

Monday Players



UK
Yorkshire


The Village Hall, Escrick

Thu 20th, Fri 21st & Sat 22nd November 2014 7.30pm

Box Office:
Tickets £6 available from:
Escrick Village Store 01904 728303
or by email to: dashandsash@btinternet.com
Author: a comedy by Noel Coward RELATIVE VALUES

England, 1950, East Kent. Nigel, the eligible Earl of Marshwood, announces his engagement to a Hollywood actress, Miranda Frayle.Felicity, Nigel's mother, disapproves strongly. Miranda's 'ex', Don Lucas, a well known Hollywood star, decides to cross the Atlantic and reclaim the love of his life; Felicity seizes this opportunity to encourage him, as well as managing some unexpected revelations from one of her staff!


Posted 27/10/2014

 

Bangor Drama Club



UK
Northern Ireland


Tower House, 34 Quay Street
Tel: 02891 270069

21st and 22nd of November
8pm (doors open at 7:30pm)


Box Office:
Tickets available from the Bangor Tourist Information Centre for £7

Author: A play for voices
Written by Dylan Thomas
Directed by Shirley Millar
Under Milk Wood

This play will be performed in a cabaret seating style, and will have no interval. Because of this the play is a BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle).
SYNOPSIS:
'Listen time passes...' Under Milk Wood, narrated by the omniscient first and second voices, invites the audience to listen to the dreams and innermost thoughts of the inhabitants of a fictional small Welsh fishing village Llareggub.This is a true "Classic" of modern British writing with a wonderful, mischievous use of language. Under Milk Wood is a work of genius, rich in humour and populated by sublime, enchanting characters. Written from the heart, it offers an unforgettable journey to the roots of language and the soul of Wales.
Below is the link to the promotional video for the production please click the link and also share it with others.
youTube
I hope to see you all there to enjoy an unbelievable performance,



Posted 18/11/2014

 

York Settlement Community Players



UK
Yorkshire


Friargate Theatre, York
01904 613000
Friday 21 - Saturday 22 November, 7.30pm (2pm matinee on Saturday 22 November)
Tickets £10 - £8 Concessions (All matinee tickets £8)

Tickets





Author: Graham Sanderson
Directed by Jan Kirk
Movement Direction by Elizabeth Nolan
Music by Oliver Mills
Image Design by Michael Rosser
Photography by Michael J Oakes
ROHILLA

YSCP’s NEW TOURING PRODUCTION MARKS CENTENARY OF ROHILLA RESCUE
To mark the centenary of the sinking of HMHS Rohilla, York Settlement Community Players (YSCP) will be staging the world premiere of Graham Sanderson’s play, Rohilla, inspired by the true events of one of the greatest rescue attempts in the history of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).
”It’s like the world has changed and I don’t know my way anymore. I mean, who says who lives and who dies? Why am I alive and so many dead?”
October 30th 1914. Bound on an errand of mercy to Belgium, the British hospital ship Rohilla founders in a terrible gale on the rocks only a few hundred yards off Whitby; on shore, a young woman writes to her sweetheart at the Front.
The wreck of the Rohilla forms the historical backdrop to the fictional stories of Amy Potts and Charlie Porter. Both are touched by the outbreak of WW1 as Charlie faces the horror of the trenches, while Amy finds herself at the centre of the Rohilla rescues led by the Whitby lifeboat. Both will discover that their world has changed forever.
100 years on from the astonishing story of the struggles to rescue passengers and crew from the Rohilla, an ensemble company of actors will fuse together real and imagined characters in a new drama.
With specially commissioned music and innovative direction, designed to create a web of interaction between fact and fiction, York Settlement Community Players present the world premiere of Graham Sanderson’s play, Rohilla, inspired by the true events of one of the greatest rescue attempts in the history of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).
“York Settlement Community Players, the original trendsetters among York’s rising tide of adventurous community theatre companies.” -
Charles Hutchinson, York Press, March 2013
The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. A proportion of the profits from this production will be donated to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.



Posted 17/11/2014

 

The Cotswold Savoyards



UK
Gloucestershire


The Playhouse, Cheltenham

21st - 29th November 2014

Box Office: 01242 522852

Author: Book By George S. Kaufman
Music and Lyrics By: George & Ira Gershwin
Stage Director: Mavis Boulton
Musical Director: Sue Black
Choreographer: Gill Cogzell
STRIKE UP THE BAND

All is farcical in love and war when Horace J Fletcher (of Fletcher’s American Cheese Co) convinces the US Government to declare war on Switzerland for protesting against a tax on imported cheese. Throw in two pairs of star-crossed lovers, an overbearing mother, corrupt officials, and a man who seems to have stepped out of a Marx Brothers movie, and you have a side-slitting romp that takes a satirical swipe at almost every American institution there ever was.
The Gershwins take on Gilbert & Sullivan at their own game in this hilarious musical comedy whose magnificent score includes The Man I Love and the title number.



Posted 05/11/2014

 

Bridgnorth Players


UK
Shropshire


Friday 21st Nov 7:30pm Severn Centre, Highley
Saturday 22nd November 7:30pm Birchmeadow Centre, Broseley
Friday 28th Novemeber 7:30pm Chelmarsh Parish Hall
Saturday 29th November Community Hall, Low Town, Bridgnorth



Box Office:
Please phone Dorothy Leiper pn 01746 764514 or email bridgnorthplayers@yahoo.co.uk
Tickets £8/£6.50
Author: J B Priestley An Inspector Calls

This play is one of Priestley's best known works for the stage and a modern classic of English theatre, and one of the prescribed texts for the current English Literature GCSE examination.
The action of the play takes place on a single night in 1912, and introduces the audience to the prosperous, middle-class and somewhat smug Birling family, who live in a comfortable home in “Brumley”, a fictional industrial city in the North Midlands.The Birlings are unexpectedly visited by a man calling himself Inspector Goole, who questions them all about the suicide of a young working-class woman, Eva Smith (who also uses the name Daisy Renton). The family are individually interrogated and are revealed, one by one, to have been responsible for the young woman's exploitation, abandonment and social ruin, effectively leading to her death. Long considered a classic example of "drawing room" theatre, the play has also been hailed as a scathing critique of the hypocritical nature of English society in Edwardian times.
It was quite a task to cast this play, as it requires no fewer than 3 young people who are able to take on very challenging roles. Fortunately our Director, Maureen Callon, found the ideal candidates in Miriam Perry (playing Sheila Birling), Sam Lamplugh (Eric Birling) and Dominic Silk (Gerald Croft), and the rest of us look forward to their first production with Bridgnorth Players. They will be joined on stage by Liz Fisher and John Sugden portraying the Birling parents, David Bowgett as Inspector Goole and Liz Herdson as the maid, Edna.
The photo shows, from left to right, Sam Lamplugh playing Eric Birling, John Sugden as Arthur Birling, Dominic Silk playing Gerald Croft and Miriam Perry as Sheila Birling. John is well known to and admired by local audiences, having appeared in many previous productions for Bridgnorth Players and other local drama companies. This will, however, be the debut BP performance for Sam, Dom and Miriam and we are delighted to welcome them to our ranks!



Posted 22/10/2014

 

Stevenage Lytton Players



UK
Herts


The Lytton Theatre

19th to 22nd November 2014

Box Office:
01438 357407
Ticketsource
Author: by Lillian Hellman THE CHILDREN'S HOUR




Posted 05/11/2014

 

Incognito Theatre Group



UK
London


Incognito Theatre, Holly Park Road, Friern Barnet, London N11 3HB

23rd November - 29th November 2014

Box Office: 0791 287 5700

Author: Tim Firth directed by Jennie Mende The Flint Street Nativity

The Flint Street Nativity FlyerThe seven year olds of Miss Horrocks' class 2H, Flint Street Primary School, hope you will join them at their Nativity Play.
Tim Firth wrote "The Flint Street Nativity" inspired by his experience as a five year old, denied the part of Joseph in his class Nativity play. This meant that he missed the chance of holding the hand of the girl playing Mary who he fancied, but who loved his best friend! Adding the experiences of teacher friends he wrote the TV version of the play.
Now adapted for the stage with the addition of well known carols (though not always the well known lyrics), the play "exposes the snake-pit of paediatric power- politics" in the staging of an infant class Nativity.
This hilarious and touching play is an ideal pre-Christmas treat. And anyway if you don't come Mr. Firth, Miss Horrocks and Mrs Mende will be very upset!



Posted 22/09/2014

 

The Pump House Theatre Company



UK
Herts


Pump House Theatre, Watford

Monday 24th – Saturday 29th November at 7.45 pm

Box Office:
0844 8700 887
Ticket prices: Monday £8.00 (no concessions)
Tuesday-Saturday £12.00 (concessions £10.50)
To book online go to www.pumphousetheatrecompany.com
To book by ‘phone call the Box Office on 0844 8700 887
Box Office open Monday to Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-5pm
(excluding Bank Holidays)
A £1.50 fee applies for telephone bookings
Tickets are non-refundable

Author: Noel Coward The Vortex

Don’t expect the normal Coward frippery when you sit back to watch this intriguing play. Here ‘the Master’ tells a story that, when first performed, created a sensation in 1920’s London.
There is still the biting wit to be enjoyed but the gloss and glamour of the twenties social elite has a different story to tell.
Nicky Lancaster is a lost and bewildered young man, possibly gay, who returns from his musical studies in Paris with an English fiancée and a cocaine habit. On arriving home he is appalled to discover that Florence, his socialite mother, has amused herself with a succession of lovers half her age and is now conducting a flagrant affair with a Guards Officer.
Matters come to a head when his mother’s lover turns his attentions to Nicky’s fiancée and the emotional dependency between mother and son is compromised. Her complete self absorption could destroy them both.
On its opening night, the audience was both shocked and fascinated by The Vortex. At the end Coward and his leading lady Lillian Braithwaite, received a wild sustained ovation. The combination of fiery acting and scandalous subject matter made The Vortex the talk of London.



Posted 16/11/2014

 

The Lindley Players



UK
Kent


Playhouse Theatre, Whitstable, 104 High Street, Whitstable CT5 1AZ

Tuesday 25 - Saturday 29 November - 7.45pm

Box Office: 01227 272042
Tickets: £8 | £9 | £10
Online

Author: Charlotte Jones Humble Boy

Humble Boy by Charlotte Jones is a comedy about broken vows, failed hopes and the joys of bee-keeping.
Felix Humble has come home after the sudden death of his “bee-keeping” father. However, relations with his Mother are not good and get worse when she announces her marriage to old family friend George, the father of Felix’s old girlfriend, Rosie.
Simon Russell-Beale played Felix at the National before transferring to the West End where the play was Winner of the Critics’ Circle Best New Play and the People’s Choice Best New Play Awards 2002, “Sad, very sad; funny, very, very, funny... this is a seriously wonderful play.” – Sunday Times



Posted 08/11/2014

 

Just Good Friends Theatre Company


UK
Wales


St Peter's Civic Hall, Carmarthen

26th to 28th November 7:30pm
Sat 29th November 2:00pm


Box Office: 01267 237386

The Vicar of Dibley - the Second Coming




Posted 15/11/2014

 

SEDOS



UK
London


Bridewell Theatre

26th Nov - 6th Dec 2014

Box Office:
sedos.co.uk
Tickets Cost: £13.50 - £20.00
No booking fee. Buy 10 tickets and get a 10% discount.
There is no performance on Sunday 30 November or Monday 1 December.
There will be a special charity performance on Thursday 27 November, with 50% of proceeds going to the Sedos Charity of the Year, Cardboard Citizens.
There will be a special gala performance on Saturday 29 November. Join us for a night in Paris by wearing your most glamorous 1930s outfit...cross dress if you dare! Join us after the show for a cabaret performance in the Bridewell Theatre Parisian Bar! Ticket price includes a complimentary drink and programme.

Author: book by Blake Edwards, music by Henry Mancini, lyrics by Leslie Bricusse, additional Music by Frank Wildhorn Victor/Victoria

We know we're in Paris, but is this person a he or a she? A man or a woman? What confusion... what fun!
Victor/Victoria is a musical comedy based on the 1982 film of the same name, which starred Julie Andrews in the lead role and features the iconic song 'Le jazz hot'. The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards and won the Oscar for best Original Music Score. It was adapted in 1995 as a Broadway musical, where Julie Andrews reprised the lead role receiving a Tony nomination.
Set in Paris in 1934, a penniless singer (Victoria Grant) colludes with a struggling nightclub singer to disguise herself as a man 'Victor', to entertain as a female impersonator 'Victoria' - and as a result becomes the toast of Paris. Complications arise when a macho Chicago gangster sees the act and finds himself attracted to the star. Much hilarity ensues until 'Victor' confesses ‘he’ is not a man and they fall in love.



Posted 14/11/2014

 

Clifton Amateur Dramatic Society (CADS)



UK
Bristol


The Alma Tavern Theatre

26th - 29th November 2014 7:30pm

Box Office: All tickets £10 on line www.almatavernandtheatre.co.uk or tel 01179735171 or cash on the door

Author: Peter Quilter Duets

Award winning West End and Broadway playwright Peter Quilter’s four sets of characters deal with critical moments in their lives.
Yet another blind date that may/may not lead anywhere, an offer a man has every reason to refuse, an ill-advised pina colada-fuelled holiday prior to a divorce and a bride-to-be experiencing cold feet unwisely consults socially inept brother.
A gentle opportunity for audience members to reflect on their own relationships, current and past and think ahead to others.
“Quilter’s understanding of human desires and quirks is on show and probed so endearingly. A warm and funny exploration of love and other bruises” – Daily Telegraph



Posted 23/10/2014

 

Veryan Players



UK
Cornwall


Veryan Parish Hall

26-28/11/2014

Box Office:
Tickets £7/£3.50 on sale on 8/11/14 from: Veryan and Portloe Stores, 01872 501670 or tickets@veryanplayers.org.uk
Author: by Harold Pinter The Birthday Party

Following the successful summer run at Portscatho with the comedy Dying to Meet You, Veryan Players move on to something very different for their latest production. The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter.
Written by Pinter in the 1957, The Birthday Party was Pinter’s first full length play, and was the first of three plays considered as Pinter’s “comedy of menace” pieces. The Birthday Party premiered in Cambridge's Arts Theatre on April 28 1958, and has since proven to be one Pinter’s most reproduced plays.
The play is written in the genre of the Théâtre de l'Absurde where plays express what happens when human existence has no meaning or purpose and therefore all communication breaks down.
Performances start at 7:30PM



Posted 15/10/2014

 

AmEgos



UK
Oxfordshire


Buscot Park Theatre, Buscot Park, Lechlade Road, nr Faringdon, Oxfordshire SN7 8BU

26th - 28th
November, curtain 7.30pm


Box Office:
Tickets £8 on sale from www.wegottickets.com/AmEgos

Author: Alan Ayckbourn IMPROBABLE FICTION




Posted 07/10/2014

 

Backwell Playhouse Theatre Company



UK
Bristol


Backwell Playhouse, Mariners Drive, Backwell BS48 3HT

Wednesday 26th - Saturday 29th November

Box Office: Alan/Ruth 01275 462621
Mollie 0117 9641723?
Debit & Credit card bookings (subject to booking fee) Tel: 07534 840790
Non member tickets available online from www.backwellplayhouse.co.uk
Tickets £11 (members £8) for each show

BAD GIRLS - THE MUSICAL

Bad Girls is a fresh, funny and original British musical, based on characters from the award winning and hugely popular television drama. Set in the fictional HMP Larkall, it’s the story of new idealistic Wing
Governor Helen Stewart and her battles with the entrenched old guard of Officer Jim Fenner and his sidekick Sylvia Hollamby.
A tragic death on G Wing bring matters to a head...
Be warned!! “THESE GIRLS AREN’T JUST BAD,THEY’RE WICKED” !!!
‘A Hell of a Lot of Fun’ - Daily Telegraph
A big popular, brassy show that pushes all the right buttons...
Bad Girls is a riot in more ways than one! - The Guardian
The amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited



Posted 27/10/2014

 

Ashtead Players



UK
Surrey


Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall, Woodfield Lane, KT21 2BE

26-29 November 2014 8pm (2:30 Sat matinee)

Box Office: 07709 650570
Tickets@ashteadplayers.co.uk
Ticketsource
£10 in advance £12 on door
The Day After The Fair

The Day After The Fair tells the story of a passionate, but illiterate young housemaid, Anna, in Victorian rural England. Seduced by a young London barrister she meets at a country fair, she longs to be able to communicate with her intended. Anna’s elegant, sophisticated mistress, Edith, is trapped in a loveless, childless marriage to an autocratic businessman, Arthur, whose sister runs the household. Anna persuades her mistress to ghost-write her love letters to the young man. But through their correspondence Edith herself falls in love with the barrister, while he believes the letter writer is the perky housemaid.


Posted 07/09/2014

 

Batley Thespians


UK
Yorkshire


Batley Town Hall

26th - 29th November 2014 7:15pm

Box Office: 07792 634360
Tickets £12, £10 concession
BATS on Broadway

Song and Dance show with musical numbers taken from Broadway hits. Suitable for all ages.


Posted 10/10/2014

 

Thistles Musical Theatre Company & other Groups



UK
Essex


Kenneth More Theatre, Oakfield Road, Ilford, IG1 1BT

Thurs 27th - Sat 29th Nov 2014 (and a matinee at 3.00)

Box Office:
020 8553 4466 or email boxoffice@kmtheatre.co.uk

The KMT – 40 Years On Stage

The Kenneth More Theatre first opened its doors in 1974 and now, over 12,500 performances later, we mark our first forty years with a show celebrating the remarkable people and productions that have made the KMT one of the most cherished and creative community theatres in the UK. Join us for what promises to be the most wonderful of celebrations.


Posted 03/11/2014

 

KADS - Kineton Amateur Dramatic Society




UK
Warwickshire


Kineton Village Hall
Tiptoe Through The Tombstones

Author: a comedy thriller by Norman Robbins

Licenced bar

27-29th November 2014



Box Office: 01295 680487 or from Flower Thyme, Banbury Road, Kineton

 

Posted 10/10/2014

 

Petts Wood Operatic Society



UK
Kent


The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks

27th – 29th November 2014 19:45 each evening and an additional matinee on Saturday 29th November at 14:30

Box Office:
Tickets are £16 for evening shows and just £15 for the matinee. Group discounts are available, please contact The Stag Theatre on 01732 450175 for further information.
Tickets: Online
Author: G&S IOLANTHE

Set in the swinging 60s, there’s a scandal in parliament (nothing new there!) with Mary Quant inspired fairies, sharp suited lords and a Lord Chancellor with a magic teddy bear. It’s sure to be a production filled with fun and laughter and we would love to see you there!
Please do get in touch should you require any further information, and we hope you enjoy the show!



Posted 13/10/2014

 

Cambridge Amateur Drama Group



UK
Cambridgeshire


Main Hall, Fulbourn Sports and Social Club, Capital Park, Cambridge Road, Fulbourn CB21 5BQ

Saturday 29th November at 7.30pm

Box Office:
07985 381247 or www.cambridgeamdram.co.uk or on the door
Tickets: £5 - £4 conc. over 65s


Last Tango
There's only one thing that sells theatre tickets these days - SEX. But how will the locals of Little Grimley react to the promise of a sizzling sex comedy? All is revealed in this fast paced comedy of an Am Dram Group in trouble!

Fates Thread
Fates Thread is a ghost story, a murder mystery and light comedy. It's a race against time to save a soul.
A double bill of one act plays
Last Tango in Little Grimley by David Tristram
Fates Thread by Stephen Bean




Posted 03/11/2014

 

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