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When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn't prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town's youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend's rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren's reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. To the rockin' rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score (the soundtrack album reached number one on the Billboard charts and has sold over 15 million copies!) and augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, FOOTLOOSE celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind. Presented by the Ripley and Alfreton Musical Theatre Company through special arrangements with Rodgers & Hammerstein.
Roger is having trouble getting a team together for the afternoon’s fixture against the British Railways Maintenance Division Yeading East but this proves to be the least of anyone's worries. Bob is having marriage trouble as he is still doing odd jobs for his ex-wife behind his current wife Ginnie's back. Dennis is also having marital trouble, as his wife seems intent on moving house despite the fact they only moved recently. When he finally puts his foot down she sets fire to his new car. Kevin is trying to fight off his over affectionate wife Maggie while at the same time nurse his injured spinning finger and Alex's new girlfriend ends up shutting herself in the toilets having hysterics. Even Roger's seemingly perfect marriage to Miriam hits the skids when she discovers he was playing away from home in more ways than one on a trip to Dorking last year. Just when it seems things can't get any worse for them, it starts to rain. Love Life, Love Cricket, Love watching them all come crashing down in a hilarious play by Richard Harris. Director: Stephen Lamyman For further information OutsideEdgeCP@gmail.com
Author: Music and lyrics by John Dempsey Based on the novel by John Updike and the Warner Bros. Motion Picture Music by Dana P. RoweThe Witches of Eastwick
In the tiny New England town of Eastwick, Rhode Island, three modern day witches innocently plot and conjure over a heady brew of weak martinis and peanut butter brownies. But when their longings are made flesh in the arrival of one Darryl Van Horne, all hell breaks loose. Quite literally. Dana Rowe and John Dempsey’s stage musical of the smash hit movie, was originally produced at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and Prince of Wales Theatre by Cameron Mackintosh during 2000 and 2001. The show was re-written for a successful UK tour which starred Marti Pellow.
LTC Youth proudly presents Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s master work “Evita”. Telling the story of Eva Peron, and with more than 20 major awards to its credit, including the Oscar winning film, Evita features some of the most iconic songs in musical theatre including Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, Oh What a Circus, High Flying Adored and Another Suitcase in Another Hall.
Wednesday 8th April 2015 at 7:30pm Thursday 9th April 2015 at 7:30pm Friday 10th April 2015 at 7:30pm Saturday 11th April 2015 at 2:30pm Saturday 11th April 2015 at 7:30pm
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It’s 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland, and quirky, plus-sized, teenage Tracy Turnblad has one dream: to dance on the “Corny Collins Show”. When she gets put in detention with the African-American students in the school, they teach her some of their dance moves, and her new found groove wins her a spot on Corny’s show. Overnight, Tracy transforms from a nobody into a star, and uses her newfound influence to advocate for racial integration on the television show. Tracy faces scrutiny and bullying from the network producer, Velma, and her popular, but vicious, daughter, Amber ...
Shakespeare’s beautifully written play, RICHARD II, brings into sharp focus the last two years of a turbulent a twenty two year reign which swung violently between the people’s adulation for God’s anointed ruler and their fear of a vicious, spiteful despot. In 1397, when the play begins, after being continually frustrated and humiliated by his powerful uncles and magnates who want to curb his power, he takes his revenge. He has his uncle, Gloucester, murdered, banishes his cousin Bolingbroke and steals the lands of John of Gaunt, his uncle and Bolingbroke’s father, when he dies. These fateful decisions bring about the tragedy that is RICHARD II. We watch an increasingly desperate, deluded and frightened monarch literally fighting for his kingdom and his life. Our touring production brings all the pain and drama of both a ruler and a country trying to reconcile power and governance with the right of the people to be heard and considered. This tale has many parallels with what we see today in news from around the world. It is an emotionally powerful story very much for the twenty-first century.
Author: Stephen SondheimSweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Kilkenny Musical Society’s highly anticipated 2015 production of the classic Stephen Sondheim musical masterpiece “Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” will be performed from the 12th to 18th of April 2015 at 8pm nightly in the Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny. The society are delighted to welcome back director Christine Scarry in her second show with the society, after directing last year’s hugely successful award winning production of “Michael Collins – A Musical Drama”. Christine will direct a stellar cast that includes Kevin Reade and Sarah Brennan in the iconic roles of the tormented and vengeful barber - Sweeney Todd, and the entrepreneurial and amoral meat pie shop owner - Mrs. Lovett. They will be joined by David Doyle as Anthony - a naive young sailor - and Kevina Hayes as Johanna – Todd's long-lost daughter and Anthony’s love interest. Ciarán Dunphy plays the flamboyant Italian rival barber Adolfo Pirelli, with Adam O’Brien as Tobias Ragg - Pirelli’s downtrodden apprentice. The lecherous Judge Turpin will be played by Fergal Millar, while Alan Grant will play Beadle Bamford - a pompous public official who is deeply loyal to the corrupt Turpin. Delia Larkin will play The Beggar Woman - a deranged and schizophrenic woman who harbours a dark, surprising secret. This magnificent cast will be supported by a 12 piece orchestra, a chorus of nearly 50, and the usual high standard production values associated with Kilkenny Musical Society performances. Christine will be joined on the creative team by renowned musical director David Wray in his first show with the society. This production will also feature scenic design by John O’Donoghue, and lighting design by Gerry Taylor. Director: Christine Scarry Musical Director: David Wray
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Author: Music by ALAN MENKIN Lyrics by GLENN SLATER Book by Cheri Steinkellner & Bill Steinkellner Additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane Based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture Sister Act written by Joseph HowardSister Act
House Plants... A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood Sci-Fi smash musical, 'Little Shop Of Horrors' has devoured the hearts of theatre-goers for over 30 years. The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names 'Audrey II' - after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it...BLOOD! Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination! Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney's 'The Little Mermaid', 'Beauty & The Beast', and 'Aladdin') are the creative geniuses behind 'Little Shop Of Horrors'. One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows, this charmingly tongue-in-cheek, dark comedy has been produced worldwide to incredible success and critical acclaim.
Tracy Turnblad is obsessed with The Corny Collins Show and one of its dancers, Link Larkin. Though rejected by producer Velma Von Tussle at auditions, when Tracy shows off some moves at the Sophomore Hop, Corny Collins gives her a place on the show. Tracy is soon launched to stardom, but can’t stand that the show won’t allow integration and does everything in her power to make it happen.
This celebrated farce serves up a riotous double bill – a play within a play. Hurtling along at breakneck speed it follows the backstage antics of a touring theatre company as they stumble their way through rehearsals to a shambolic first night and a final disastrous performance.
When three desperate housewives in small town America wish for the man of their dreams they get far more than they bargain for. All hell breaks loose – quite literally – when Darryl Van Horne arrives to liven things up!
Venue: Theatre-in-the-Hut, Colonel Stephens Way, Off Milton Avenue BS23 2SW It Could Be Any One Of Us
Author: Alan Ayckbourn
A thunderstorm. In a windswept country house a family of failures wrangles over a will: a detective who has never solved a case; a writer, an artist and a composer whose works have never been published, shown or performed, and a dysfunctional teenager. Here are the prime ingredients for a murder mystery, but this diversion is by Alan Ayckbourn and it has a number of surprises. The victim is not who it should be, the murder's identity changes overnight and the thrills are leavened with tongue in cheek humour and ironic comment.
Weds 15th - Saturday 18th April 2015
Box Office: 07582 881594 £5 Weds £8 Thurs, Fri, Sat
FFBOS is extremely excited to invite you to its forthcoming spring production of the much loved musical ‘Hot Mikado’. Adapted from the Gilbert & Sullivan operetta The Mikado, this radical re-telling of the classic story brings a modern twist to the popular tale about the wandering minstrel Nanki-Poo and his love for the fair maid Yum-Yum. Expect hot jazz solos, big swing numbers and sharp zoot suits, as FFBOS brings this fantastic show to life. This toe-tappingly fun show will be coming to the Intimate Theatre in Palmers Green, for one week only, so we urge you to come on down and let FFBOS entertain you with a performance that we guarantee will have you leaving the theatre with a huge smile across your face.
15th–18th April 2015 Wed-Sat 7:30pm Thurs & Sat Mats 2:30pm
Box Office: Palace Theatre Box Office 01702 351135 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: Music by Richard Rodgers. Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II Based on Ferenc Moinar’s Play “Liliom” As adapted by Benjamin F. Glazer Original Dances by Agnes de Mille This amateur production is presented by arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe LtdCarousel
Swaggering, carefree carousel barker Billy Bigelow captivates and marries millworker Julie Jordan, but he loses his job and then discovers his wife is pregnant. Desperate to provide for his family, Billy is coerced into carrying out a robbery with his friend Jigger. However, they are caught in the act and, facing prison, Billy commits suicide. After 15 years in purgatory he is permitted to spend a day back on Earth. He encounters his daughter and discovers her father’s reputation has left her lonely and bullied. Can Billy instil hope and dignity into his daughter and her mother before he must return ‘up there’? Written by the legendary team of Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein II, Carousel features much-loved songs such as You’ll Never Walk Alone, The Carousel Waltz, If I Loved You, June is Bustin’ Out All Over, Soliloquy and When The Children Are Asleep.
Gracie Fields Theatre, Hudsons Walk, Rochdale OLIVER
Author: Music, Lyrics and Book by Lionel Bart. Produced for the Broadway Stage by David Merrick and Donald Albery An Amateur Production by arrangement with MusicScope and Stage Musicals Ltd of New York
Weds 15th - Sat 18th April 2015 (inc. sat matinee) Nightly @7.15, matinee 2.15
Box Office: CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE or by phoning 01706-643543 for any ticket information Before making an Internet Booking on Row "A" please contact the Ticket Secretary on 01706 643543, Thank You Ticket prices: (Family ticket = 2 Adults and 2 Children) Weds: Adults £14, OAP £12, Children £8, Family Ticket £40 Thurs: Adults £14, OAP £12, Children £8, Family Ticket £40 Fri: Adults £14,Children £10, Family Ticket £44 Sat Mat: Adults £14, OAP £12, Children £8, Family Ticket £40 Sat Eve: Adults £14, Children £10, Family Ticket £44
Intimate Theatre, Mornington Hall, The Green Walk, E4 7EN
15th - 18th April 2015
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Author: Bob CarltonReturn to the Forbidden Planet
CADOS will be performing Bob Carlton's terrific show at Mornington Hall in April 2015. Rehearsals start in October 2014, if you would like to be a part of this production check out the 'Become a Member' page, or 'Members Info' if you are already a member. Tickets will be available in the new year (2015)
Wednesday 15th April 2015, 7.45pm Thursday 16th April 2015, 7.45pm Friday 17th April 2015, 7.45pm Saturday 18th April 2015, 7.45pm
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Author: A comedy-thriller by Bettine Manktelow, author of Curtain Up On Murder and Murder Weekend Directed by Michele EatonSpygame
Five strangers arrive at a country house to be auditioned for a 'reality' show, aiming to win a large cash prize. They have to see how convincingly they can play at being spies; if they can survive the rigours of the ultimate “Spygame”. At first they accept it as a diversion, an adventure, not to be taken seriously. But things begin to happen to make them wonder about the true purpose of this gathering. Is it really only a game?
It is 27 July 1914, the eve of the First World War. In Accrington, a small town in East Lancashire, the young men hear Kitchener's call for a New Army. They take action, and become the smallest town in England to raise a Pals Volunteer Brigade.When they arrive in France, the brutal reality of the trenches is beyond anything they were prepared for; and the effect on the woman and children left behind in their previously close-knit community is devastating.This year, 2014, marks 100 years since the Great War started. This powerful poignant, and at times funny drama is based on a real-life story, and is one you won't forget.
Q2 will be performing The Shadow of Doctor Syn by Russell Thorndike, which has been adapted for stage by fan and Q2 member Genni Trickett, who will also direct. This popular series of books tells the story of Reverend Christopher Syn a former pirate, turned smuggler who appears to be the respectable vicar of Dymchurch to all but his closest friends. In the seventh and final book in the series, The Shadow of Doctor Syn, set during the time of the French revolution, Syn must rescue people from the Reign of Terror and thwart notorious French politician Robespierre to try to gain a pardon in order to live out his life in peace.
Author: A Southern Comedy by Jones, Hope, & Wooten Directed by Wayne RoshavenThe Hallelujah Girls
The action in this rollicking Southern comedy takes place in SPA-DEE-DAH!, the abandoned church-turned day spa where a group of girlfriends gathers every Friday afternoon. After the loss of a dear friend, the women realize time is precious and if they’re going to change their lives and achieve their dreams they have to get on it now! But with Carlene having buried three husbands already, Nita’s nerves shot from running interference between her son and his probation officer, Mavis wondering how she can fake her own death to get out of a stagnant marriage, and sweet Crystal singing Christmas carols with her own, hilarious lyrics, how will Sugar Lee, their high-spirited, determined leader, keep them motivated? By the time these ladies launch their new, improved lives, you’ve got a side-splitting, joyful comedy that will make you laugh out loud and shout “Hallelujah!”
Fri 17th - Sat 18th April 7:30pm Sun 19th April 2:30pm
Box Office: Tickets £9.00 tel: Bernard Taylor on 0845 804758 Felpham Post Office and online at >WeGotTickets
Author: Ivan MenchellThe Cemetery Club
Three Jewish widows meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husband’s graves. Ida is sweet tempered and ready to begin a new life, Lucille is a feisty embodiment of the girl who just wants to have fun, and Doris is priggish and judgmental, particularly when Sam the butcher enters the scene.
Friday 17th, Thursday 23rd and Saturday 25th April 7:30pm
Box Office: Bartley PO, Bramshaw Stores, Landford Village Stores or from 02380 813415 or www.copythornecats.com Tickets: Adults £5, under 16s £4 or family ticket(2 adults and 2 children) £15 Group concessions are available Author: Terry Pratchett adapted by Stephen Briggs Directed by Noel Thorpe-TraceyWyrd Sisters
Something is rotten and really quite stinks in the Kingdom of Lancre. The King is dead, Long Live the King! Well actually no, because the New King, the evil Duke Felmet, murdered the previous King... The only person who could take the throne would be the missing infant Prince. The baby finds safety under the protection of three local witches, Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick. The witches have a rule never to interfere but with the life of a child at stake and the fate of the Kingdom at hand, Granny has a saying about rules, if you're going to break them "Break them good and hard!" Best-selling novelist Terry Pratchett's characters are brought to life in this hilarious fast paced adventure.
Stanley Opera bring Verdi’s great opera to Hinckley’s Concordia Theatre in a brand new production set in the captivating post-war glamour of 1920s Paris. Written by Verdi at the peak of his powers, La Traviata is heartbreaking and unforgettable. He poured some of his most poignant music into this intimate story of family tensions and blighted love. The result is a profoundly moving masterpiece with a story and music which tug intensely at the heart-strings. Violetta Valéry is a celebrity courtesan at the heart of Parisian society, an intoxicating life she grasps with both hands until she unexpectedly falls in love. Only then does she discover that – looked on as a fallen woman of no moral worth and forced by circumstances to sacrifice her one chance of true love – she can never escape the consequences of her past. With a cast led by Rachel-Louise Stonehouse, Alexander Anderson-Hall and Chris Marlow and with supporting cast and the full Stanley Opera Chorus, La Traviata is the perfect two hours in the theatre for anyone with a heart
Author: David Tristram Director: Pamela MurphyThe Secret Lives of Henry and Alice
Henry can be anyone from a comedian, to a sporting hero, a secret agent or even the Acting President of the United States. Life is rarely dull. Alice is a housewife and her life was rarely anything else – until she began to meet all these exciting and romantic men. No-one is sure how exactly this came about, except perhaps their pet goldfish, Orca!
Box Office: Tickets are available for £12 from Hertford Theatre or Online
Author: Patrick MarberAfter Miss Julie
The power of wealth – or the power of sex? If you missed our November 2014 production, you will be pleased to know that you have another chance to see the play when it performs at this year's Hertford Theatre Week… Step inside the downstairs world of a privileged country home and discover that all is not as it seems. Escalating sexual and class tensions end in tragedy for Miss Julie in Patrick Marber’s reworking of Strindberg’s classic. After Miss Julie is not a translation of Miss Julie but a version of it, moving the action from the original nineteenth-century Sweden to the England of 1945 – specifically to 26th July, the day of the Labour Party’s landslide election victory. Miss Julie is the daughter of an aristocrat who, drunk after a party, flirts with her father’s chauffeur John and sets in train a series of events that lead to tragedy. Class suspicions and resentments, the erotic collusion of the antagonists, the struggle against repressive social mores — all feature in this sharp, tense drama which combines Strindberg’s original vision with Patrick Marber’s own consummate skill in drawing believable and psychologically astute characters whose every word has point and deadly meaning.
Box Office: **1 free seat with orders of 20 seats booked for the same performance** Adults: £15 for all evening performances and £12 for Saturday Matinee; Under 14s £10 for every performance available from Middlesbrough Theatre Box Office on 01642 815181 or from our Ticket Secretaries:RJacquie Kelly, 28 Aldenham Road, Guisborough TS14 7PP (Tel: 01287 635259; Mobile: 07712 485211) or Sue Bargewell, 32 Woodlea, Coulby Newham TS8 0TX (Tel: 01642 275970; Mobile: 07806 786327)
Author: Music by RICHARD RODGERS Book and Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II Based on Ferenc Molnar's play "Liliom", as adapted by Benjamin F. Glaser Original Dances by Agnes de Mille An amateur production by arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe Directed by Alison Dale; Musical Director - Geoff Foxall Choreographer - Nic Jenkins; Chorus Master - Mike HarbisherCarousel
Box Office: Ticket price is just €15 (or €10 for our opening night) and are available on our box office phone (087 163 2268), by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or in selected pharmacies throughout Leixlip (Oaklawn, Riverforest, Gaffney’s, Gleneaston and Barnhall).
Can’t wait to see you there – it’s gonna be one super show!!
Box Office: Tickets from The National Concert Hall Box Office (01) 417 0000 or online at www.nch.ie. Prices - €40, €35, €30 Tuesday 21st & Matinee Saturday 25th: €30, €27, €22 10% discount for groups of 10 or more 10% discount for Friends of the National Concert Hall
Author: Alan MenkenSister Act
SISTER ACT is Broadway's and the West End's feel-good musical comedy smash and now you can see it on the Dublin stage! Featuring original music by 8-time Oscar® winner Alan Menken, SISTER ACT tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the police hide her in the last place anyone would think to look?a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. The New York Post calls it "RIDICULOUSLY FUN" and audiences are jumping to their feet in total agreement. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, SISTER ACT is reason to REJOICE!
Author: Paul Carpenter & Ian Gower Directed by Brendan BlackHi-de-Hi
In this stage version of the hugely popular TV series, we revisit the 1950s and Maplins Holiday Camp with its host of colourful characters. It’s the start of a new season and founder Joe Maplin announces that he is setting up a camp in the Bahamas. He needs female yellowcoats to go and work out there and the annual “Miss Yellowcoat” competition will decide who is to go. Rivalry between the girls is fierce, with Sylvia & Gladys joint front runners to win the coveted yellow sash. Camp cleaner Peggy, meanwhile is thrilled at the prospect of a vacancy for a new yellowcoat and onvinces Entertainments Manager Jeffrey that she is the ideal candidate for the job. Ted is forced to employ numerous money-making schemes when his ex-wife turns up at the camp with a bailiff in tow and Yvonne and Barry Stuart-Hargreaves send the rumour mill into overdrive when they hear Gladys escorting Jeffrey into his chalet late one night. Hi-de-Hi, campers!
Box Office: Wyllyotts Theatre box office NOW OPEN online and by phone. Elods box office: 07770 871 140 or www.elods.org.uk/tickets.html opens 6th January 2015 Author: Rodgers & HammersteinSouth Pacific
Venue: Burgess Hill Theatre, Church Walk, Burgess Hill
22nd - 25th April
Box Office: 01444 242984 Tickets £9 on Sale from 4th April 2015 Call Rosalind on 01444 242984 or Visit the Box Office on Church Walk Wednesday and Saturday Mornings
Author: Cherry WoodhouseClare's Wedding
This is the story of three mothers, Jane, Beth and Maggie, who all live with their grown-up children in the same street. Unfortunately Beth isn’t too happy about losing her only daughter to Jane’s son Charlie, especially not after losing her husband to a younger woman several years ago. But Beth has been down this road before and she has a plan. Suzi is Clare’s best friend and bridesmaid but as the wedding day draws nearer, secrets unfold. Will Clare’s Wedding actually happen?
An amateur performance by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd. Seven teenagers dance and eye each other and flirt on a Saturday night at popular Club a Go Go in a town in the British provinces. Sue is attracted to Gary, but he flirts with Penny and the other girls. Sharon and Rick like each other but are too shy to tell each other. Eddie is interested in the aloof Bridget. The owner of the club, ageing rocker Eric "Rubber-legs" De Vene, watches and lends an ear to the young people as they navigate the rituals of teenage fashion, music, sexual mores and relationships.
Venue: The Radlett Centre, 1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett, Hertfordshire WD7 8HL
22nd April, 24th April and 25th April
Box Office: The Radlett Centre Tel.01923 857546 Ticket price £14 (Concessions £12)
Author: Ken LeeHappy As A Sandbag
EBLOS Musical Theatre presents an evening of fun and laughter showing how we managed life on the home front. Come along, hear and join in with those memorable songs from WW2. All the important events and the notable people are portrayed in this nostalgic and patriotic production full of audience participation and flag waving.
Box Office: Tickets are priced: Adults £14, Concessions (60+) £12 and children (under 16) £9. Opening night ticket offer all adult tickets are £12 on Wednesday. Buy tickets online any time at Ticketsource
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See Arthur Kipps define social conventions and see if love prevails in the ORIGINAL PRODUCTION of this classic timeless musical. Made famous by Tommy Steel, WOS Productions has the pleasure of bringing this epic musical to the Winston Churchill Theatre.
Box Office: The Little Theatre Company would love for you to join them when their production opens for one week only and are pleased to announce the following exclusive ticket offers: Groups of 10+ save £1 per ticket Groups of 20+ save £2 per ticket Groups of 30+ save £3 per ticket Standard ticket costs are £17.00 for the evening performances and £14.00 for the matinee performances. The above offers are only available to select organisations and tickets are limited. Book your tickets at this special exclusive rate now by emailing email@example.com
Author: Andrew Lloyd WebberSunset Boulevard
With Christmas just around the corner, why not take some time out from the hustle and bustle of the local shops to treat yourself and your friends to something a little bit special. Winner of 7 TONY Awards including BEST MUSICAL , this lush and sweeping tale of Hollywood’s darker side features one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s best scores, including the hit songs ‘With One Look’, ‘As If We Never Said Goodbye’ and the number one hit ‘The Perfect Year’. Sunset Boulevard weaves a magnificent tale of faded glory and unfulfilled ambition. Silent movie star Norma Desmond longs for a return to the big screen, having been discarded by tinsel town with the advent of ‘talkies’. Having escaped from repossession agents finds Joe Gillis at Norma’s faded, dilapidated mansion. “You used to be in pictures – you used to be big?” Joe asks, to which Norma responds, “I am big… it’s the pictures that got small!”. Their subsequent passionate and volatile relationship leads to an unforeseen and tragic conclusion.
This lovely, award winning comedy by Richard Harris, introduces us to the ever patient dance teacher, Mavis and her eclectic bunch of eight pupils made up of seven ladies and one man. Over a period of several months the play follows the group’s progress along with Mavis and the redoubtable Mrs Fraser on the piano in not only the world of tap dancing classes but in the stories that unfold about each of the very different characters.
Venue: The Mill Arts Centre, Spiceball Park, Banbury
22 - 25 April
Box Office: The Mill Box Office: 01295 279002 or Online
Author: John Buchan & Alfred Hitchcock Adapted by Patrick BarlowThe 39 Steps
This exciting and fast moving spoof version of Buchan’s novel & Hitchcock’s movie is performed in the style of a B movie - hilarious and thrilling - with the four actors playing 25 parts! With shootings, plane crashes, train crashes, villains with missing fingers and an escape over the Forth bridge, it’s easy to forget that this cult tale is predominantly a love story of a man and woman who have never fallen in love before, discovering a reason to love and be loved .. whilst running through the Scottish mist and clinging to bridges!
‘There’s a beast at the door and he’s wild and he’s free, but we don’t let him in ‘cos we don’t want to see what is lurking, right behind the façade’ Jekyll & Hyde is an evocative tale of the epic battle between good and evil, based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel about a brilliant doctor whose experiments with human personality create a murderous counterpart. Convinced the cure of his father’s mental illness lies in the separation of man’s evil nature and his good, Dr Henry Jekyll unwittingly unleashes his own dark side, wreaking havoc in the streets of late 19th century London as the savage, maniacal Edward Hyde. Music by Frank Wildhorn. Book and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse. We are thrilled to announce that Mark Feakins will be returning as Director with Anna Wright as Musical Director and Martin Scattergood as Choreographer for our 2015 production - the year in which the Society will celebrate its 80th year.
Author: Agatha ChristieWitness for the Prosecution
Leonard Vole stands accused at the Old Bailey, charged with the murder of Emily French, an older lady with whom he had formed an attachment. Only the advocacy of famed defence barrister Sir Wilfrid Robarts can clear him. Circumstantial evidence piles up against Vole, until the Prosecution produce their star witness - Leonard's glamorous wife Romaine! Twists unfold, secrets are unearthed and tension mounts, until the Judge asks the question: "Do you find the defendant guilty, or not guilty?..."
The story takes place in 16th century England. Concentrating on the last seven years of English chancellor's life, the struggle between More and his King, Henry VIII, hinges on Henry's determination to break with Rome so he can divorce his current wife and wed again, and good Catholic More's inability to go along with such heresy. More resigns as chancellor, hoping to be able to live out his life as a private citizen. But Henry will settle for nothing less than that the much respected More give public approval to his headstrong course...
Bomber's Moon by William Ivory (Common as Muck, Made in Dagenham) brings together former RAF gunner Jimmy and his new care assistant David. Both have been through the wars. Jimmy is fighting his final battle against old age and infirmity. David is trying to lay his past to rest and build a new future. Jimmy's memory increasing takes him back to the terrifying WWII bombing raids as David's new found faith is tested to breaking point. What is clear is both men are searching for a lasting peace. This play delivers gritty realism, wicked dark humour and a compelling glimpse of the fragility of life. This play contains very strong language and adult references (Age Suitability 15+) As part of the Hertford Theatre Week
A bitter-sweet play which explores the relationship between two mature unmarried sisters, when the self-conscious one finds liberation by becoming the model in a life-drawing class! Other richly-drawn characters add to the mix, with humorous twists and turns.
Thur 23rd - Sat 25th Apr 2015 Join us for a pre-show drink from 6:45pm Performance begins at 7:30pm
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Author: Alan Ayckbourn Directed by David BalfourRolePlay
Justin and Julie-Ann, both in computers and hopelessly mis-matched in love, are about to introduce their respective parents to each other over dinner – Justin's upper crust alcoholic mother from Surrey and Julie-Ann's bigoted Yorkshire father and prim mother. Into this doomed scenario drops Paige Petite, a former lap-dancer, and her thick, gun-toting minder. They proceed to wreak havoc on the meticulously planned evening but the brilliantly orchestrated mayhem is tempered by subtle insights into family relationships and class distinctions.
Venue: Finchley Methodist Church Hall (Ballards Lane N3)
7.45 pm Thursday 23rd April 2015 7.45 pm Friday 24th April 2015 7.45 pm Saturday 25th April 2015
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. Please note that we can ONLY accept credit & debit card payments online - NOT by post, phone, or at the door.
Author: a murder mystery by Richard HarrisDeath In High Heels
It's a big day at Christophe et Cie, a small couture house off Regent Street. Mr Bevan will announce which of his staff he is sending to France to be general manager of a new branch in Deauville. Will it be the talented and elegant Miss Doon or the loyal and long-serving Miss Gregory? Perhaps senior saleswoman Irene or showroom manager Dorian will get the job. Events take a dramatic turn over a lunch of rabbit curry when Miss Doon collapses and dies, poisoned by the oxalic acid crystals that another employee, Rachel, has been using to clean her hat. Inspector Charlesworth and Sergeant Wyler have a murder enquiry on their hands. Behind the glamour and gossip of a 1930s fashion house, secrets and lies are rife and more than one person may have harboured resentment towards Miss Doon.
Box Office: Tickets £7.50 on the door or in advance from Dixon Kelley Estate Agents, West Moors
It is a dark and stormy night in the 1940's. Actress Primavera Belladonna has invited some friends for dinner at her country mansion, Sevenoaks, in the heart of the English countryside. As the storm rages outside the guests arrive, a mad scientist, a social butterfly, a playboy, an aristocrat and a nun who has taken a vow of silence. Add to the mix an incompetent Detective and you have the makings of a true murder mystery...with a lot of laughs! As the night progresses and Prima still doesn't appear, her guests become uneasy, Where is Prima? What secrets are her guests hiding? And...did the Butler do it? All will finally be revealed before the curtain falls on this murder/mystery spoof written by Peter Kennedy!
The Latimer Players
Venue: The Memorial Hall, Thurcaston, Leicestershire Wife After Death
Author: A Comedy by Eric Chappell
Described as a ‘terrific evening of love and laughter’. This raucous black comedy sees the friends and colleagues of the late, Comedian and national treasure, Dave Thursday, gather beside his coffin to pay their last respects. His widow has arranged a funeral to remember, complete with horse-drawn hearse and attendant dog. When an unexpected guest turns up, a series of revelations reveal Dave’s dubious past and guests are left to ask themselves whether they ever really knew the ‘real’ Dave and who would have the last laugh?
Thurs 23rd / Fri 24th / Sat 25th April 2015
Box Office: Tickets are available from Anna Lacey on 0116 2362692 All tickets £7.00
Venue: Hertford Theatre Witness for the Prosecution
Author: Agatha Christie
Leonard Vole stands accused of murdering a rich widow who has bequeathed him a substantial sum of money. The stakes are high - a shocking witness testimony, impassioned outbursts from the dock and a young man's fight to escape the hangman's noose. The verdict is only the beginning. Will the truth be revealed in time or will Leonard be declared guilty at the hands of the Witness for The Prosecution? This sensational, gripping court room drama features shocking twists and turns that never fail to surprise - the "Queen of Crime" will keep you guessing to the very end. An amateur performance by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.
Friday 24th April
Box Office: 01992 531500 Tickets £12
Portrush Music Society
Venue: Riverside Theatre, Coleraine
FRIDAY 24TH APRIL THROUGH TO SATURDAY 2ND MAY - NIGHTLY AT 8PM WITH SELECTED MATINEE PERFORMANCES AT 2PM
The stunning musical from Rice and Lloyd-Webber This iconic musical presented by Portrush Music Society tells the remarkable and real life story of Eva Peron, the second wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron. It follows Eva Duarte’s journey from humble beginnings in the slums of Argentina through to extraordinary wealth, power and status which ultimately led her to be heralded as the spiritual leader of the nation. The story begins at Evita’s funeral in 1952 where we are treated to the cynical reflections of our narrator Che, who has watched her meteoric rise to fame. It then backtracks over her earlier life, noting her seduction by the tango singer Magaldi, her move to Buenos Aires, her many romantic dalliances there before her introduction to Colonel Peron, whom she helps groom for presidential office by persuading him to leave the military and affiliate with the trades unions, the unflattering reactions she receives from the elite middle classes, her inspirational charity work and eventual ill health and death aged just thirty three. Its music, by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Tim Rice, includes some of theatre’s most beautiful and best loved songs, including Don't Cry for Me Argentina, On This Night Of A Thousand Stars and High Flying, Adored.
A theatre company on tour includes a star and her understudy, who were both married to the same man. When the understudy takes the stage at a provincial theatre, the gun fires bullets instead of blanks and she is killed. Who was the intended victim? Who loaded the gun? The focus is on human motivation rather than police investigation in this theatre mystery.
Monday 27th April 2015 to Saturday 2nd May 2015 Performances commence at 7.45pm, doors open at 7.00pm.
Box Office: Tickets will be available at the Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown , 10.00am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday. From Monday 13th April 2015 for Theatre Club Members From Monday 20th April 2015 for the General Public. Ticket Prices: £7.50 / Concessions £6.50. Ticket price includes refreshments and a programme For booking information you can phone Gillian on 01686 622517 or 07767360372 or contact us by email. email: firstname.lastname@example.org web: powystheatre.org.uk
Author: Jerry Bock (Music), Sheldon Harnick (Lyrics), Joseph Stein (Book)Fiddler on the Roof
What needs to be said about this very famous musical? Meet all the residents of Anatevka, Tevye, the milkman, Lazar Wolf the butcher, Motel the tailor, Golde, Perchik, Hodel and everyone else. Possibly has new meaning with the current situations occurring around the world today.
The legends of Atlantis prove true as Sirens and sea monsters take centre stage in the new Redmoor Academy production. A boy, Adam, found by the sea shore as a baby, lives in fear of being bullied each day by the children of the orphanage in which he lives. His only hope lies in the friendships he has made, particularly that with Evie, a young girl who loves him. Meanwhile in the undersea kingdom of Atlantis the Regent plots with the evil Siren queen to invade the surface and bring about a new world order. Those who stand against him are mercilessly killed or exiled. His daughter, Marina, joins a group of rebels in a bid to stop her father. The two stories intertwine when Adam is stolen by Sirens and meets Marina. They share a secret which, when discovered, could mean their deaths or their victory. Filled with intrigue, battles, monsters and heroes Full Fathom Five is an epic new musical with the simple love of a girl for a boy at its heart.
Waterford Musical Society takes to the stage of the Theatre Royal with their inaugural production of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical, Carousel! Established in July 2014 this is production by an all Waterford Group for Waterford audiences, will tread the boards for 5 nights only.
Carousel is packed with beautiful musical numbers such as the famous You’ll Never Walk Alone, June is Bustin’ Out All Over, If I Loved You, Blow High Blow Low, What’s the Use of Wonderin’ and many others.
Waterford Musical Society has put together a stellar production team to bring their premier production to Waterford audiences, with direction by David Hennessy, Musical Direction by Wayne Brown and Chorography by Margaret Browne and Michelle Condon, this is sure to be a sell-out. Tickets €20. Early booking is advised.
Author: Book by Cheri Steinkellner & Bill Steinkellner Music by Alan Menken Lyrics by Glann SlaterSister Act
SISTER ACT is a feel-amazing musical comedy. It tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look—a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, SISTER ACT is reason to REJOICE! There have only been a limited number of licenses released so our production will be the local premiere. The show has fantastic roles for men’s and woman, and a choir of all-singing, all-dancing nuns. There are lots of great clips on YouTube if you haven’t seen the show. The show will be directed by Lorraine Bottomley with her team of Andy Merrifield as MD, Ella Martin as choreographer and David Bottomley as assistant director and stage manager.
Tuesday 28 April – Saturday 2 May 7.30pm (Wed & Sat matinee 2pm)
Box Office: 01727 844488 Tickets: £18.50, £17.50, £10 (Conc £2 off (except on £10 tickets))* *A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases
Author: Lionel BartOliver!
The award winning St Albans Operatic Society presents Lionel Bart’s Oliver! This Spring. Following hits including Sweeney Todd, Jesus Christ Superstar and Kiss Me Kate, SAOS (Soon to become St Albans Musical Theatre Society) entertain with another high energy, high class production, sure to entertain the whole family!
Following on from recent successful performances of Rent, Sweeney Todd and Our House, award-winning All Saints Musical Productions are back and proud to present Sister Act. This divine musical comedy follows the story of extrovert night club singer Deloris Van Cartier as she witnesses a murder and then flees the clutches of her gangster boyfriend Curtis. Placed into witness protection in a convent with the Holy Order of the Little Sisters, will Deloris survive?
Author: Amanda Whittington Directed By Therese Ball
A play about friendship. Work, love and life are just one long, hard slog for the fish-filleting foursome, Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda. But their fortunes are set to change when Linda finds tickets to Ladies' Day at Royal Ascot at York. Out go the hairnets and overalls, in come the outrageous hats and heels, as the four ditch work, don themselves up to the nines and head off to the races for a drink, a flirt and flutter. If their luck holds, they could hit the jackpot - and more besides....
Thursday 30th April – Saturday 2nd May 2015 (plus 2pm Saturday Matinee) Box Office: 01904 613000 Online bookings: here Tickets £10 Author: Bertolt Brecht Directed by Claire MorleyDrums in The Night
“It was you I wanted to see. Otherwise I’d be lying where I belong, would have wind in my skull, dust in my mouth, and know nothing. But I wanted to see you first.” What do you do when you return from war to find your life turned upside down? How do you act when your beloved country is in turmoil and your fiancée is celebrating her engagement to someone new? Where do you go when you don’t fit in with the impassioned revolutionaries or the heartless middle class? At a time when we are commemorating the centenary of World War One, Drums in the Night (winner of the 1922 Kleist Prize) focuses on the impact of the War in 1919 Germany, as we follow Andreas Kragler through the streets and bars of a Berlin in turmoil. This is the story of one soldier struggling with the aftermath of the First World War. Yet the personal and political conflicts he faces can be felt just as keenly today. Staged with a multi-rolling ensemble cast and live music, Drums in the Night is a little seen gem from the start of Brecht’s illustrious career, with a “language you can feel on your tongue, in your gums, your ear, your spinal column” (Herbert Ihreing). When the final drums sound, will you fight for the revolution, or for the one you love?
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Author: Rodgers and HammersteinCarousel
This musical classic brings us to the New England seaside, where a ride on the carousel changes one woman's life forever. Julie Jordan falls for the masculine charms of Billy Bigelow, a swaggering carnival barker. A chain in events unravels that suggests their destiny is predetermined by the hand of fate. Voted the best musical of the 20th Century by Time Magazine, with a timeless score which includes such glorious songs as 'If I Loved you', 'You'll Never Walk Alone' and 'June is Bustin' Out All Over'. Come and join us for a night of pure entertainment. If you wish to see some backstage action on how Carousel is coming together and to see some of our past productions, please visit us at: www.pwos.org.uk
A sex farce with sea creatures In a tumbledown, unfurnished house in a small seaside town live Cooper, an unsuccessful fisherman, and his wife Vanessa. He is unable to satisfy her desires; she is bored and frustrated. Enter a travelling salesman who may have just the right thing to help; add an oversexed Octopus and Squid in human form and you have a hilarious, absurd and fantastical fable of love and relationships. Common Ground Theatre Company brings to Lincoln Drill Hall a newly published play by the American writer Steve Yockey. Containing adult themes, language, wicked humour and puppetry.
Venue: The Centre, Alpha Road, Birchington Comedy Playhouse
Birchington Guild of Players will be presenting an evening of two comedy one act plays entitled "Comedy Playhouse"
Thursday 30th April and Friday 1st May at 7.30 pm
Box Office: Tickets priced £9.00 (concessions £8.00) can be obtained by telephoning 01843 290266 or by email at email@example.com. The price of the ticket includes a copy of the programme and a light supper served in the interval.
HELLO, DOLLY! is the story of Mrs Dolly Levi's the glamorous, wise-cracking, indomitable matchmaker and her efforts to marry Horace Vandergelder, the well-known half-a-millionaire, and her attempts to send his money circulating among the people like rainwater as her late husband, Ephraim Levi, taught her. Along the way she also succeeds in matching up the young and beautiful Widow Molloy with Vandergelder's head clerk, Cornelius Hackl; Cornelius' assistant, Barnaby Tucker, with Mrs. Molloy's assistant, Minnie Fay; and the struggling artist, Ambrose Kemper, with Mr Vandergelder's weeping niece, Ermengarde. HELLO, DOLLY! is an ebullient and irresistible story of the joy of living, glittering with happy songs, shining with loving scenes, alive with the personality of one of the most fabulous characters on the musical stage ... Dolly Gallagher Levi! Classic musical numbers include: Put On Your Sunday Clothes, Ribbons Down My Back, Before the Parade Passes By, Elegance, It Only Takes A Moment and So long dearie.
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