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The Crescent Theatre, Sheepcote St. Birmingham
|The Magic Flute|
Tuesday 1st to Saturday 5th JULY 2014 - from 7:15pm
|Box Office: MO Ticket Manager (no fee): 0121 444 6842|
Crescent Box Office (booking fee): 0121 643 5858
Colourful, characterful and whimsical, Midland Opera's 'The Magic Flute' sizzles with vocal fireworks including the 'Queen of the Night' aria. Whilst dream-filled musical storylines inspire the imagination and leave you wanting more.
Into a world of mystery and magic stumbles Tamino, a young man seeking the meaning of life, the universe and everything.
On his travels he picks up a strange bird-like companion and meets a heartbroken queen, longing for the return of her kidnapped daughter. During a quest to rescue the princess, Tamino begins to mature and discover that – in a man’s world – it can be hard to know who’s fooling who.
Can Tamino save Princess Pamina? And which dark soul has taken this beautiful girl away from her loving family?
|Romford Operatic & Dramatic Society|
The Brookside Theatre, Romford
Tue 1st - Sat 5 July 2014
|Box Office: Online|
|Mayhem Musical Theatre Company|
Nonsuch Park, Cheam & Cannizaro Park, Wimbeldon
by William Shakespeare
|Box Office: Ticketsource or 01753 840495|
Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies. Following a shipwreck, twins Viola and Sebastian are separated, with each assuming the other is dead. Viola disguises herself as a man in order to serve in the court of Orsino, the Duke of Illyria, who sends her to woo the beautiful Countess Olivia on his behalf. Olivia is in mourning after the loss of her brother and has turned away all suitors, until she becomes instantly enamoured with Viola, now known as Cesario. Meanwhile, Olivia’s drunken uncle, Sir Toby, decides to play a trick on her uptight servant, Malvolio, with hilarious results, in this rollicking tale of mistaken identity and unrequited love.
|The Lace Market Theatre|
The Lace Market Theatre
by Michael Morpurgo; adapted for the stage by Simon Reede
1 - 5 July 2014
|Box Office: 0115 950 7201 OR www.lacemarkettheatre.co.uk|
Over the course of one night Private "Tommo" Peaceful recalls his life - from his happy rural upbringing, through school, to the outbreak of war, and the trenches of Flanders - as he awaits the dawn. Commemorating the outbreak of the Great War, 100 years ago this month, this moving play from the acclaimed writer of War Horse portrays the undying bond between brothers and the brutality of WWI.
|Reynolds Performing Arts|
Wednesday 2nd July at 2:30pm and 7:30pm
Box Office: £8 Adult
If you would like to book tickets please call the Orchard Theatre box office on 01322 220000 or book online using the following link:
|Reynolds end of year show Peak 'Generation' 2014|
|Abbots Langley Players|
Henderson Hall, Abbots Langley
Box Office: Tickets can be reserved by ringing the Box Office on 0844 8045354
Author: George Bernard Shaw
|Director – Colette Holmes|
Assistant director – Freddie Goldsmith
Production manager – Trisha Ford
|CAOS - College Amateur Operatic Society|
KENNETH MORE THEATRE, Oakfield Road • Ilford Essex • IG1 1BT
THURSDAY 3RD JULY TO SATURDAY 5TH JULY 2014
Box Office: 020 8553 4466
Evenings: 7:30pm - Saturday Matinee: 3pm
All seats: £15.00 (Club Members: £13.00 if paying a week in advance)
Under 16’s/Senior Citizens: £14.00 at all performances
|Guys and Dolls|
|A musical fable of Broadway based on a story and characters of Damon Runyon|
|Pinhoe Pantomime Society|
America Hall, De La Rue Way, Pinhoe
Thursday 3rd, Friday 4th & Saturday 5th July 2014
Box Office: Tickets available from Mrs Angela Roberts, 26 Harrington Lane, Pinhoe, Exeter, EX4 8PB
Telephone 01392 469179
Thursday £9 to include tea/coffee and cake
Friday & Saturday £12 to include 2 course meal
(please bring your own drink and glasses)
Download Booking Form here
|One Fine Day|
|A celebration of 24 hours in music and comedy|
A brand new show directed by Andy Northey. An exciting selection of hit music and comedy sketches, this show is pure entertainment. Tickets are £9 and in the interval, a selection of cakes with tea or coffee will be served. Come on your own, or gather your friends and feel free to bring your own bottle and glass, for a great night out of community theatre. Box Office 01392 469179 (mon - sat) or visit website www.pinhoepantomime.co.uk Takle your seat by 7.15pm and expect the music and laughter to start at 7.30pm.
|DODS - Dursley Operatic and Dramatic Society|
Lister Hall, Dursley
|JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR® DREAMCOAT|
By Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber
3rd-5th July 2014
|Box Office: Group or large bookings, Contact Frankie Telford firstname.lastname@example.org|
Or call our box office: 07890 203 318
Junior DODS present JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR® DREAMCOAT! A colourful spectacular written by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Featuring favourites like Close Every Door and Any Dream Will Do. This production by the Junior DODS promises to bring you a modern take on a favourite classic!
|The Woodland Players|
Our Lady of Lourdes School Hall. Hanham Rd, Kingswood. Bristol BS15 8PX
Friday July 4th & Saturday July 5th, 7.30 start
Box Office: Tickets priced £8.00, concessions £6.00. available from Josie Reed 01179675747/07711 email@example.com
|Too Soon For Daisies|
Author: a comedy thriller by William Dinner & William Morum
|Pranksters Theatre Company|
Guildford Castle Keep, Castle Hill, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3UX
by William Shakespeare
4-12 July 2014 7:30pm
|Box Office: Tickets:|
Box Office: Guildford Tourist Information Centre - call in person; telephone the box office on 01483 444334 or book online now for Henry V
Cry God for Harry, England and St George!
The year is 1415. Henry is about to take the biggest gamble of his reign and claim the crown of France. Travel with him and his soldiers from the shores of England to the muddy fields of France and his great victory at Agincourt. Using the spectacular setting of Guildford Castle Keep and its surroundings this is Shakespeare's epic tale of Kingship, power and love.
As part of the Royal Shakespeare Company Open Stages Project, this unique production by The Pranksters Theatre Company is your must-see summer event.
|Cowbridge Amateur Operatic Society - CAOS|
Rhoose Community Hall
Box Office: Tickets from 01446 713110, Rhoose Spar or on the door.
|A Joint Concert with Goetre Hen Male Voice Choir.|
|Incognito Theatre Group|
Incognito Theatre, Holly Park Road (behind the Health Care Clinic), Friern Barnet, London N11 3HB
|And Then There Were None |
Written by Agatha Christie directed by Luke Murray
6th July - 12th July 2014
|Box Office: 0791 287 5700|
Ten guilty strangers are trapped on an island. One by one they are accused of murder; one by one they start to die. In this superlative mystery comedy statuettes of little soldier boys on the mantel of a house on an island off the coast of Devon fall to the floor and break one by one as those in the house succumb to a diabolical avenger. A nursery rhyme tells how each of the ten “soldiers” met his death until there were none. Eight guests who have never met each other or their apparently absent host and hostess are lured to the island and, along with the two house servants, marooned. A mysterious voice accuses each of having got away with murder and then one drops dead - poisoned. One down and nine to go!
|Torbay Branch of the Gilbert & Sullivan Society|
The Little Theatre, St Marks Road, Meadfoot, Torquay TQ1 2EL
7 July to 12 July
Box Office: Tel: +44 1803 299330
|HMS Pinafore and Cox & Box|
Author: by W S Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
(Cox & Box by Sullivan and Burnand)
|Directed by Andrew Bell|
Musical Director - Bob Carter
To celebrate its 40th birthday, the Torbay Branch of the Gilbert & Sullivan Society is delighted to present HMS Pinafore preceded by the rarely performed Cox & Box at the same performance, as was done in 1974. Two hilarious operas on one bill - don't miss them!!
|Droylsden Little Theatre||Stepping Out|
by Richard Harris
Directed by Norma Raif
Monday 07th to Saturday 12th July 2014
Droylsden Little Theatre, Castle Close, Droylsden M43 7AS
|Box office 0161 370 7713|
Stepping Out, which won the Evening Standard Best Comedy Award in 1984, is a warm and very funny play about the lives of a group of women (and one man) attending a weekly tap-dance class in a dingy church hall. The dancing of the group improves so much that they can put on a grand charity performance.
Booking commences Thursday 26th June 2014
|The Royal Navy Theatre Association|
Admiralty House, Portsmouth Naval Base, the garden of the Second Sea Lord.
Jul 09 2014 - Jul 12 2014
Box Office: Tickets are priced at £12 for adults and £10 for concessions and are available by calling 0844 880 5406 (subject to £1.50 booking fee).
|A Midsummer Night's Dream|
|HMS Victory has anchored in the Bay of Athens for a recreational visit. Theseus, the ruler of the city, is to be married in four days’ time, and great celebrations are planned. The “jolly jack tars” from the ship become involved in the festivities and merriment; complications and comedy follow. The action takes place in the grounds of the ruler’s palatial residence, where fantastical situations draw in everyone from the opulently-attired courtiers to the coarsely-dressed craftsmen – with mischievous fairies complicating things still further.|
The plot focuses on three storylines: two sets of lovers camping in a magical forest, the world of the King and Queen of the fairies and their courts, and a group of rough artisans attempting to stage a play for the wedding.
Lysander loves Hermia, and Hermia loves Lysander. Helena loves Demetrius; Demetrius used to love Helena but now loves Hermia. Egeus, Hermia's father, prefers Demetrius as a suitor, and enlists the aid of Theseus to ensure she marries him; she is given four days to choose between him, life as a nun, or a death sentence. She defies her father and escapes with Lysander into the forest, followed by Demetrius and then Helena.
Meanwhile, the craftsmen rehearse a very amateur play elsewhere in the forest, but all the mortals in the forest are soon affected by the spells of Oberon and Titania, the sparring king and queen of the fairies. As Puck, one of the fairies, says, love can make fools of us all. Love is crazy, love is mad. Will love win out in the end?
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|Performing Arts Company|
The Berry Theatre
Wednesday 9th - Saturday 12th July 2014 7.30 pm with a Saturday matinee at 2.30
Box Office: Tickets Now Available Phone 01489 799499 023 8065 2333
Tickets: Adults £11.00 Conc. £8.00
Author: a classic musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein
Directed by Kevin Warne
|The show is set in the Indian territory at the turn of the century when cattlemen and farmers were fighting over fences and water rights. In the middle of that controversy are two more rivalries. One between a cowboy called Curley and a hired hand named Jud, both in love with Laurey. The second involves Ado Annie, Will and Ali Hakim, a trio that will provide plenty of laughs.|
A ranch hand encounters Aunt Eller and Laurey. Curly and Laurey have a secret passion for one another but they are too nervous to admit their feelings to one another. Curly expresses his feelings on how he would like to take Laurey to the box social that night. Meanwhile Will Parker has just returned from Kansas City. He along with other cowboys tell stories of the modern city to the on looking ladies. Will is in fact in love with Ado Annie who herself is involved with a travelling salesman, Ali Hakim. Curly is upset to discover that Laurey has asked Jud Fry, a menacing field hand, to take her to the box social. To see what the fuss is over Jud, Curly makes a trip over to his smoke house. Laurey is now uncertain and she wishes she had not asked Jud Fry, and asked Curly instead. Onlookers bid on hampers containing home made food. When it comes to Laurey's hamper, Jud and Curly both fight over bids. Jud runs off with Laurey who, frustrated, fires him and breakes down. When Curly comes to her rescue they admit their love for each other. Three weeks later, they are married and Jud reappers. Curly frantically fights him and Jud falls on his own knife. Curly is announced not guilty in a court and the show ends happily as Laurey and Curly ride off in their surrey with the fringe on top.
The music and lyrics have proven to be some of the best in musical theatre with songs that include "Oh What a Beautiful Morning", "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top", People Will Say We're in Love, "I Can't Say No", "Oklahoma! and many more, making this a musical treat for all the family.
Warlingham Church Hall which is on Warlingham Green, 399 Limpsfield Road, Warlingham, Surrey CR6 9HA
|The Odd Couple (female version)by Neil Simon|
Thurs 9th July - Sat 11th July 20:00 - 22:30
|Box Office: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
Tel: 07786 769 784
St Martin's Church Hall, Flint Street, Allenton DE24 8BH
Thurs 10th -12th July 7:30pm
Sat mat 2:30pm
Box Office: Tickets: £6 adult, £5 Child/conc. Family £20
Contact Zoe Hayward 01332 792956 or 07988 754429
|The best songs from your favourite musicals|
|Argosy Musical Theatre Company|
Birminghamd / West Midlands
Sutton Arts Theatre
July 10th-12th with matinee on Saturday
Box Office: Ticketsource
Doors Open at 7:00PM
Starts at 7:30PM
Ticket Price: £8.00 - £12.00*
|For their summer concert, Argosy perform at the Sutton Arts Theatre for the first time with 'Godspell'.|
From the composer of Wicked and Disney's Pocahontas, Mulan and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Godspell has been called one of Broadway's most enduring shows of all time. Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew, Godspell is the timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love. Boasting a string of well-loved songs, led by the international hit Day By Day, Godspell is a unique reflection on the life of Jesus, with a message of kindness, tolerance and love.
The Old Rep Theatre, Station Street, Birmingham B5 4DY
|Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime|
by Oscar Wilde
adapted by Constance Cox
10th - 12th July 2014 - 7.30PM
|Box Office: Tickets are just £9 (£8 concessions) and can be bought online or 0121 245 4455|
Join Stage 27 for a deliciously divine performance of Oscar Wilde’s ‘Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime’ (adapted by Constance Cox) at The Old Rep Theatre.
1890’s London. Lord Arthur Savile has it all. Money, status, slightly insane relatives and the love of a beautiful fiancee. Nothing could go wrong, until Arthur’s dreams of a happy life are alarmingly unsettled when a dubious palmist tells him he is destined to commit murder.
Feeling only right that he get the dastardly deed done before his nuptials, he enlists the help of his wily butler Baines and an unhinged European anarchist and together they hatch a series of woefully unsuccessful madcap plots to ‘do the deed’. In true inimitable Wilde-style, chaos, mayhem, and Arthur’s sanity soon reach breaking point, with hilarious consequences….
If you are a lover of Oscar Wilde, then you’ll certainly love Lord Arthur and his Crimes.
Please visit www.stage27.co.uk for details of past performances and to keep updated about future shows!
|Dragon Theatre Company|
St George’s Hall, Woodford Avenue, Gants Hill, IG2 6XQ
Friday 11 July, Saturday 12 July, Friday 18 July, Saturday 19 July
Box Office: 07960 676180
|For King and Country|
|A commemoration of the heroic generation that ensured our freedom and future. With more than a touch of irrepressible Great British humour, in words, song and drama we pay tribute to the courage and comradeship, love and loss of World War 1.|
With Mr Laurence Payne at the piano.
Please contact us for information about accessibility.
Curtain up: 8pm. Tickets: £7 & £5. Event is PG rated.
|Garden Suburb Theatre|
Little Oak Wood, Addison Way, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, NW11 6QS
|The Winter's Tale|
by William Shakespeare
Friday 11th July 2014, 7:30pm
Saturday 12th July 2014, 3pm
Saturday 12th July 2014, 7:30pm
Wednesday 16th July 2014, 7:30pm
Thursday 17th July 2014, 7:30pm
Friday 18th July 2014, 7:30pm
Saturday 19th July 2014, 3pm
Saturday 19th July 2014, 7:30pm
|Box Office: 020 7723 6609|
The Winter's Tale is neither comedy nor tragedy; it combines both. Written late in Shakespeare’s life, it is coloured with intense sadness and great joy. The King of Sicilia in a fit of jealousy accuses his wife Hermione of infidelity with his friend Polixenes, King of Bohemia. Faced with the shame of a trial and the sudden death of their young son, Hermione is seemingly killed by grief. Leontes orders her newly born daughter to be left to die in a remote place. The girl, Perdita, is rescued by a shepherd and later attracts the attentions of Florizel, the disguised son of Polixenes. With a few Shakespearian twists of the plot, Florizel and Perdita are happily united, Leontes and Polixenes reconciled, and Hermione miraculously returned to life.
|KADS - Kineton Amateur Dramatic Society|
Kineton Village Hall
Saturday 12th July 2014 7.00pm for 7.30pm start
Box Office: Tickets £12.00 Tel: 01789 841730
Also available from Flower Thyme, Banbury Street, Kineton
Author: Ginny Davis
|a one-act play by Ginny Davis. CONTENT ADVICE – does contain strong language.|
Bar & Raffle (Profit from raffle being donated to Dogs for the Disabled.)
|Sale and Altrincham Musical Theatre|
Cheshire / Manchester
Sunday 13 July at 7:15pm
|Box Office: 0843 208 6010|
A Gala Evening
Over 200 singers from eight musical theatre societies take you on a journey from the West End to Broadway in aid of Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention.
Minack Theatre, on the cliffs at Porthcurno, Cornwall
Evenings Mon 14th to Fri 18th July at 8pm, Matinées: Tue 15th and Thu 17th July at 2pm
|Box Office: 07816 810 18114-18 July 2014 8pm, matinees Tues 15 & Thur 16 July at 2pm Online|
Puccini’s TOSCA was first performed at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome on 14th January 1890 and is arguably one of the top ten most popular operas of all time. Its drama and sheer musical lyricism are compelling – so much so that it has inspired countless leading opera singers to give thrilling and unforgettable performances, Maria Callas and Tito Gobbi to name just two.
Tosca, premiered at a time of unrest in Rome, had its first performance delayed for a day for fear of disturbances. But, despite this and indifferent reviews from the critics, the opera was an immediate success with the public and has remained so ever since. Its numerous popular arias are often heard outside of the opera house.
The power of Puccini’s score and the inventiveness of his orchestration are astonishing and the dramatic force of Tosca and its characters continues to fascinate both performers and audiences alike.
Surrey Opera, who have recently received much praise for their production of Cornish composer George Lloyd’s opera Iernin, will bring a new production of Tosca (sung in English) to Minack – possibly a perfect setting for this dramatic and gripping work! Jonathan Butcher directs and conducts.
|SPP Theatre Co|
Alma Tavern Theatre
July 15-19, 7:30pm
For further information please email Chris Sargent or call the SPP box office on: 0117 977 2882. Tickets (£9.50, or £7.50 members and concessions) available only from the Alma Tavern Theatre online booking page here
by Douglas Carter Beane
Directed by Toby Rome
|The Little Dog Laughed|
|Diane solves problems. That’s what she does. As a highly ambitious Hollywood agent she knows how to play the game better than most. Her star client, Mitchell, looks set to be the next big thing. There is just the minor inconvenience of his 'recurring case of homosexuality'; and the fact that he seems to have fallen in love with a rent boy. Oh yes, and the rent boy has a girlfriend. Diane might have her work cut out this time... |
The Little Dog Laughed received its world premiere in New York on 10 January 2006 and its London West End debut on 20 January 2010, featuring Tamsin Grieg as Diane. A black comedy, it explores Hollywood's hypocritical approach to homosexuality; in the 21st century why can't a leading man be honest about being gay?
SPP Theatre Company's interpretation is part of the programme of its 60th Anniversary year and follows this year's Bristol Pride celebrations. Due to scenes of a sexual nature, this production is recommended for audiences aged 16 and over.
|Cowbridge Amateur Dramatics Society|
Market Theatre, Cowbridge
Tues 15 to Saturday 19 July 2014
Box Office: Tickets are available for £7 from WG Davies, 38 Cowbridge High Street; or ring 01446 773874 to reserve seats.
We are also running a special "Dinner and a Show" package with Cowbridge's popular inn, The Duke of Wellington. The package comprises a two-course dinner, coffee and a theatre ticket for just £17 pp; enquire at the bar.
NB Saturday night is almost sold out! - Please book quickly to avoid disappointment.
If you haven't been before, our small but perfectly formed theatre is at the far end of the Old Cattle Market (off The Butts, the road that turns off Cowbridge High Street beside the Market Place Restaurant, CF71 7AS). The bar will open at 7pm, curtain rises 7.30. We look forward to seeing you!
adapted by Patrick Barlow
|THE 39 STEPS|
|This Olivier Award-winning stage adaptation of John Buchan’s gripping whodunnit - memorably filmed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1935 - is now in its eighth year in the West End. CADS has been given special permission to bring the show to Cowbridge.|
Incorporating wind, smoke, sound, live music and a huge amount of comic inventiveness by the actors, The 39 Steps tells the story of Richard Hannay’s encounter with a glamorous secret agent, after which he must battle an evil genius to save Great Britain. Nothing has been cut from this hilarious and spectacular version of Britain’s most spell-binding thriller - legendary scenes include a man-hunt on the Flying Scotsman steam engine, escape from the Forth Bridge, the first theatrical biplane crash ever staged and the death-defying (or not!) finale at the London Palladium. Along the way we meet sinister heavies in trench coats and trilbies, pursuing policemen, evangelical Scotsman and a bevy of beautiful women.
A great story and a great comic show.
The play is directed by Peter Sain ley Berry
|Banbury Cross Players|
Spiceball Park, Banbury, OX16 5QE
|Memory of Water|
by Shelagh Stephenson
16th - 19th July 2014 7:45pm
|Box Office: 01295 279002|
Tickets £8 / £9 from The Mill
Discounts for Group bookings
"2000 Olivier Award Winning Comedy"
On the eve of their mother's funeral, three sisters meet, bicker and reveal the conflicts of the past and its grip on the present. Each have different memories of the same events and the play focuses on the patterns and strains of family relationships and the distortions of memory.
|The Stevenage Lytton Players|
The Lytton Theatre, Vardon Road, Stevenage
16th - 19th July at 7:45pm
|Box Office: 01438 357407|
Ticket Prices : £8.50 (£6 conc Wed & Thur)
|Breakaway Theatre Company|
Inn on The Park, St Michael's St, Hertfordshire, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 4SN
|A Midsummer Night's Dream|
by William Shakespeare
Wednesday 16th, Thursday 17th and Friday 18th July, and Thursday 24th July, Friday 25th July and Saturday 26th July
|Box Office: TBA|
Danbury Village Hall, Main Road CM3 4NQ
Thusday 17th - Saturday 19th 7:30pm
Saturday Matinee 2:00pm
Box Office:07774 046925 or online at www.danburyplayers.co.uk
Tickets: £9.50 Adults Conc. £7:50
By Bob Carlton
|Return to the Forbidden Planet|
|Join Captain Tempest and his fearless crew on their journey into hyperspace... and beyond! This winner of the 1990 Olivier Award for Best Musical bursts with red hot rock and roll hits, including Great Balls of Fire, Good Vibrations, Teenager in Love, The Young Ones and The Monster Mash. So fasten your seat belts, set your ray guns to stun and get ready for a cosmic adventure of meteoric proportions! Bob Carlton's smash hit West End musical takes the 1956 film, with plot taken from Shakespeare's The Tempest, raids the Bard's other plays at will (and not always absolutely verbatim) and sets it to a score of great pop hits from the 1960s and 70s. The Story: On a stormy night way back in the winter of 2009, mad scientist Doctor Prospero worked late in his laboratory, aided only by his wife, Gloria, as he developed the elusive formula with which he would change the world. The apparently faithful Gloria, however, duped him and sent him off into hyper-space in an old spacecraft. Unknown to Gloria, her infant daughter, Miranda, slumbered peacefully in the craft and was now catapulted light years into the future in her father's company. Fifteen years later, a routine survey flight under the command of the chisel-jawed Captain empest leaves earth's orbit with a new Science Officer aboard - a hard and bitter woman. As a shower of meteorites hits the ship, the Science Officer flees, and the craft is pulled inexorably towards the plant D'Illyria - the Forbidden Plant. The adventure begins .......|
|Little Waltham Drama Group|
Memorial Hall, Brook Hill, Little Waltham, CM3 3LN
17th - 19th July 2014
Box Office: 01245 362266
Tickets £9, Concessions £7
Produced by Julie Cole assisted by the Cast & Group Members
|Girls Night Too|
|Huntingdon Drama Club|
Commemoration Hall, 39 High Street, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. PE29 3AQ
by Alan Bennett
|Box Office: Ticketsource|
Those of you familiar with the hugely popular series originally written for TV in 1988 (series 1) and 1998 (series 2) will know that these often funny, often heart-warming and always poignant monologues let us peer into the lives of ordinary people for 20-30 minutes. With only 2 written for male roles, the majority of Bennett’s ‘cast’ are female, of all ages, dealing with the recurrent themes of illness, death, isolation and guilt. Many of the monologues are available on YouTube and there is a BBC book and DVD of the series.
|Mid Cheshire Musical Theatre Company|
Winnington Recreation Club
16th July 2014
Box Office: 01606 853573 (daytime)
01606 841254 / 01925 756937 (evenings)
|For King and Country|
|Concert of music, song, poetry and prose. To mark the centenary of the outbreak of WW1 in 1914.|
Welsh Church Hall 879 High Road Leytonstone London E11 1HR
Fri 18th July 8pm
Sat 19th July 2.30 and 8pm
Fri 25th July 8pm
Sat 26th July 2.30 and 8pm
The 2.30 performance on 19th July will be BSLsigned
Box Office: Tickets £8 (£5 concessions)
Book online http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/woodhouseplayers
Phone/email reservations 0208 504 3872/ email@example.com
Author: Jeffrey Hatcher
|Compleat Female Stage Beauty|
|Edward Kynaston is the Restoration's finest "feminine" actor. However, he finds his career, and his position in society, taken away from him when Charles II decides he only wants "real" women actors on the stage. Compleat Female Stage Beauty is a comic play about finding your feet in a changing world.|
Written by the screenwriter of Casanova and The Duchess, but rarely seen onstage in the UK, the play was adapted as the film Stage Beauty with a cast including Rupert Everitt, Hugh Bonneville and Clare Danes.
This is a rumbustious and bawdy comedy that reflects the spirit of the age it depicts, and contains adult themes and language. Not suitable for children.
The Mytchett Centre, 140 Mytchett Rd, Mytchett, Camberley, Surrey GU16 6AA
Box Office: 01252 375030
Tickets on sale now, see www.theplaymakers.org.uk for full details
|Deadly Double Bill – Two For The Price Of One|
Friday 18 July at 7:00 pm (doors open 6:30 pm)
Saturday 19 July at 7:00 pm (doors open 6:30 pm)
|Perhaps written by Susan Freke|
Inspector Stafford is called to solve what appears to be an open and shut case murder. Nothing of course is that simple. Adam Thornton is dead. Someone killed him but who had the motive? Perhaps it was his wife Judy but perhaps that is too obvious. Perhaps Sergeant Brooks, overlooked for promotion can deliver the theory. Perhaps that old deadly sin 'Jealousy' is the reason. Or 'Perhaps' you have to come and see this play to settle your own mind.
Following the interval, at which cheese and biscuits will be served:
Loch Fear written by Jez Curtis
Four friends, eight prophecies... no chance!
Following a car accident during a weekend break, a group of friends (isn't it always?) find themselves stranded in a forbidding folly on a Scottish loch. It isn't long before the malign influence of a witch's prophecies, as recounted from a tasteless 1950s periodical, makes itself felt!
|Water Lane Theatre Group|
This open air picnic production will take place at The Monastery Gardens
Sat 19th July 2:00pm & 6:00pm
Sun 20th July 2:00pm
Box Office: Tickets available from TIC Market Square or on the door or Ticketsource
|The Storytellers is a magical interweaving of four traditional fairytales, The Princess and the Pea, The Elves and the Shoemaker, The Giant and the Golden Hairs and The Nightingale, which will captivate this generation as they have previous generations. |
This is a delightful entertainment which will appeal to the whole family from the youngest to oldest members.
The structure is basically four playlets linked by two main characters.
|Copythorne Amateur Theatrical Society|
Copythorne Parish Hall
|Oh What a Lovely War|
Saturday July 19th at 2.30 and 7.30 pm and on Saturday July 26th at 7.30pm.
|Box Office: Tickets: £6 adults, £5 under 16s or family tickets (2 adults and 2 children £15) will be available from Bartley Post Office, Bramshaw Stores and Landford Village Stores – or by phoning our box office on 023 80813415. Alterantively, you can reserve tickets by visiting our website www.copythornecats.com|
Throughout Britain this year, the centenary year of the outbreak of World War One, professional and amateur societies will be performing what is probably the most well-known and iconic of the shows depicting the horrors and tragedies of the war. Copythorne Amateur Theatrical Society is one of the societies lucky enough to be given the rights to perform the show and present it to a local audience.
‘Oh What a Lovely War’, first performed at the Theatre Royal in Stratford, East London, in 1963 (and recently revived there) tells the story of the war through songs and sketches. It presents the war as it was, not as a glorious episode in history, but as a series of blunders and miscalculations by the governments and high commands of both sides. The death toll mounted, the gains in territory were few and only those with a vested interest in prolonging the war became victors.
Our version is the original, that performed by Joan Littlewood’s Theatre Workshop Company. All the favourite, well-known songs of the time are included. We invite the audience to join in the singing. Original slides by John Bury support our performance. We are grateful to Samuel French Ltd. for granting us the rights to perform this show.
Come and buy your tea and cakes in our 1914 tea room!
|The Lace Market Theatre|
The Lace Market Theatre
by Jez Butterworth
21 - 26 July 2014
|Box Office: 0115 950 7201 OR www.lacemarkettheatre.co.uk|
Johnny “Rooster” Byron is facing down the authorities that want to evict him from his illegal encampment in the woods. Like his namesake, Byron champions defiance, individuality and a lust for life.
|Youth Music Theatre UK|
Author: William ShakespeareThis is a truly exhilarating show combining Belfast-born Garth McConaghie’s fierce electronic score with contemporary choreography: this is Shakespeare as you’ve never seen it before. View the trailer here: uTube
Box Office: Lyric Belfast
|Theatre Workshop Coulsdon|
COULSDON MANOR HOTEL, COULSDON COURT ROAD, COULSDON, CR5 2LL
Wednesday 23 July at 7.45pm
Thursday 24 July at 7.45pm
Friday 25 July at 7.45pm
Saturday 26 July at 7.45pm
Tuesday 29 July at 7.45pm
Wednesday 30 July at 7.45pm
Thursday 31 July at 7.45pm
Friday 1 August at 7.45pm
Saturday 2 August at 7.45pm
Box Office: Please book in advance to avoid disappointment. If a performance is oversubscribed, priority will be given to people with pre-booked tickets. You can book and pay for tickets by phone or online, using a credit card
You can book tickets now, or join our free advance mailing list, simply by telephoning 07709 266728. Or you can contact via the form on the contact page on our website. We’ll gladly send you full information about our forthcoming productions.
Author: LUCY-ANN MARTIN
|THE WHISPERING WOOD|
|In the open air at Coulsdon Manor Hotel|
Come into the woods with us this summer for a truly magical open air production.
Performed within a sheltered glade, we’ll take you to a time when bands of travelling players toured the realm, playing by woodland clearings and parish pumps. They brought with them age-old tales of adventure, romance, laughter and darkness.
In the whispering wood you’ll find fairies and fools; ordinary folk and fallen princesses; stolen children and murdered brides. Tales you may remember – and tales you may never have known. Still you will recognise them though. They’re amongst humankind’s oldest stories – profound, funny, thrilling or chilling.
Remember – fairytales aren’t just for children.
See our Facebook and Twitter pages for the latest production updates and rehearsal photos.
Audience seating is on grass.
For comfort, please bring a rug, cushion, or garden chair to sit on. Do please also bring warm clothing for later in the evening.
The play takes place in licensed premises by kind permission of Bespoke Hotels. Out of consideration to our hosts, patrons are respectfully asked not to bring their own food or drink for consumption on the premises.
There’s a large car park. If you’re using SatNav, the full address is Coulsdon Manor Hotel, Coulsdon Court Road, Coulsdon, CR5 2LL.
For those on foot, the Hotel is just a couple of minutes walk from Coulsdon Road (B2030) and a regular 466 bus service. The 404 bus also passes by on an hourly basis. The nearest railway stations are Reedham, Smitham and Coulsdon South, but it’s a fair walk on stout legs from all of them.
|Musicality Academy of Performing Arts|
The Princess Royal Theatre, Port Talbot
|The Welsh Premiere of |
Alice The Musical
Directed by Amanda Murphy
Musical Director Eleri Thomas
23 - 26 July 2014 7:00pm
|Box Office: 01639 763214|
Tickets £10 Adults
|Weldon Amateur Theatre School|
The Corby Business Academy, Academy Way, Gretton Road, Corby, Northamptonshire, NN17 5EB
|Alice in Wonderland JR|
Our debut production of Alice in Wonderland JR is coming up very shortly (24th – 27th July) and is bound to be a very energetic, fun-filled show. The cast range from the age of four to eighteen, and all have so many different skills that we have included into our debut production.
This musical is bound to get your feet tapping and your hands clapping!
Thursday 24th July 7.30pm<
Friday 25th July 7.30pm
Saturday 26th July 2.00pm & 6.30pm
Sunday 27th July 2.00pm & 6.30pm
Box Office: 07584050828 or firstname.lastname@example.org
|Axis Youth Productions|
Rhoda McGaw Theatre, Woking
Box Office: Tickets are £10 for everyone on Thursday, £13.50 Friday and Saturday (Concessions £11.50 - seniors, children & Students with ID), available from our website, www.axisyouthproductions.co.uk or from our Box Office 020 8890 6826 (weekdays 4pm to 8pm; weekends 10am to 8pm.
We do hope you will be able to support us. If you belong to a group such as brownies, scouts or similar, please contact us as we can offer a special rate.
|The Addams Family, a new musical comedy|
24th to 26th July 2014 Performances at 7.30pm (1pm Saturday matinee)
|We are delighted to be one of the first amateur groups to be able to perform this new show.|
The Addams Family features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Adams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.
|Lyndhurst Drama and Musical Society|
Vernon Theatre, Sandy Lane, Lyndhurst, SO43 7DN
|Barefoot in The Park|
by Neil Simon
JULY 24, 25, 26 2014
|Box Office: Tickets:|
£7 Thursday, £8 Friday and Saturday
Available nearer the show from The Gadget Tree, High Street, Lyndhurst
Enquiries via 02380 282729
Paul and Corrie Bratter, a newly married couple, move into an old 'Brownstone Walkup' on E 47thWintertime.
The joy and excitement of being newly wed soon gives way to everyday reality as the initial trials and tribulations of adjusting to their impossibly small apartment begin to become obvious.
He is a lawyer, stiff and serious, while she is vivacious, fun-loving and passionate. Corrie's mother (Mrs. Banks) is willing to do anything for her daughter, even endure a strange evening out around NYC with the wildly eccentric and whacko Victor Velasco who lives upstairs in the attic, making his nightly journey via the Bratter's bedroom window to his abode in the roof!
Neil Simon's clever comic dialogue ensures that there are plenty of laughs and amusing situations in this hilarious comedy.
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