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  4. The forthcoming production of William Shakespeare’s Henry V by Shropshire Drama Company (SDC) will mark two milestones in the organisation’s history. It will not only be 20 years since SDC first performed the play at Much Wenlock Festival, but also 60 years since Shropshire County Drama Group (SCDG); which was the original name before changing to SDC in 2005; was established in 1958 by the then county drama adviser, Bert Amies, OBE. SDC spokesperson Neville Street, said: “Bert maintained, up until he passed away in 1992, that SCDG should aim to offer ‘challenging, worthwhile and innovative drama’ to the people of Shropshire. Well, we have carried that ethos through to the present day and on occasions delivered our productions to people outside of Shropshire, in particular when we took Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well to the RSC’s Complete Works fringe festival at Stratford in 2006. We performed two shows to capacity crowds in the grounds of Holy Trinity Church, adjacent to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. I think Bert would be proud of the work we have produced, in particular at Much Wenlock Festival from 1984 to 2014, as well as touring shows such as 2013’s rehearsed reading in Shropshire churches of TS Eliot’s Murder In The Cathedral, and in the last nine years, regular performances at Theatre Severn.” Commenting on Henry V, he continued: “In addition to the group of talented new people on board, some of the actors from 1998 are in the forthcoming production and Peter Beechey, who played Chorus 20 years ago, is the director. We hope that the generous audiences we have received since 1958 will continue to attend our productions for many more years to come.” Performances of Henry V start at 7.30pm in the Walker Theatre at Theatre Severn and tickets cost £17.50 and £15 for students (Wednesday and Thursday only). A discount of £1 per ticket is available for block bookings of ten or more people. To book tickets contact the box office at Theatre Severn – telephone 01743 281281 – or alternatively book online at www.theatresevern.co.uk/shows/drama/henry-v/. Picture: Alex Beechey as Henry V.
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    Remember Me This Way, New Stagers

    What happens when a group of glam rock fans discover the unspeakable truth about their most revered idol? Remember Me This Way is an original play, written and directed by one of New Stagers’ Company Ian Pring. We are excited to be bringing you this dark comedy for its first ever performance in October.
  6. Altrincham Today Tributes paid to “lovely” actor who died during a play at Altrincham theatre Altrincham Today Tributes have been paid to a much-loved actor who died after collapsing during the opening night of a play at an Altrincham theatre. David Garner collapsed during the interval of the season-opening play Fondly Remembered at Altrincham Little Theatre on ... View the full article
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    Our Country's Good

    Thirty years after its professional premiere at the Royal Court in London, the Bridewell Theatre hosts the amateur London premiere of Our Country’s Good from 23-27 October, staged by Sedos, the City of London’s leading amateur theatre company. Our Country's Good is a modern classic, exploring themes of crime, punishment and the unifying and civilising power of theatre. Set in 1787, it tells the true story of a group of convicts transported to Australia who, faced with the appalling realities of life in a penal colony, come together to rehearse and perform a play. Timberlake Wertenbaker’s script has been written with the idea of doubling in mind, needing only ten actors for over twenty roles, and this is a big part of why director Chloë Robertson has been chasing the amateur rights for the play so doggedly. “The opportunity that Our Country’s Good gives not only the cast, but also the director and wider production team, really makes this a play to get your teeth into,” she says. “Doubling characters challenges us all to let go of how we may normally approach a play and to consider characterisation, scene changes, direction and how everything fits together in a different light.” “But that’s not the only reason I love this play and have been wanting to direct it for Sedos for such a long time. The humanising, therapeutic and life-changing power of theatre is something I believe in wholeheartedly and Our Country’s Good encapsulates that so perfectly with its play within a play.” “Although set in the 18th century I think that audiences recognise the lessons that the characters learn and the relationships they build with the theatre and their fellow ‘thespists’ are very relatable today.” Box office: sedos.co.uk Bridewell Theatre, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EQ 23-27 October 2018 at 7.30pm, Saturday matinée at 2.30pm Tickets £11.50-16
  8. Urinetown, The Musical Music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann Book and lyrics by Greg Kotis Tomorrow will not stink! Urinetown is a hilarious send-up of greed, love, revolution (and musicals!), in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. In the not so distant future, a terrible water shortage has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by Urine Good Company, a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. With a brutal police force maintaining law and order, it's not a place to get caught short! Risk it and you will be sent off to a place of no return - the infamous Urinetown. The city needs a revolution and every revolution needs a hero... however unlikely they may be. Box office: sedos.co.uk Bridewell Theatre, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EQ 21 November-1 December 2018 Evenings at 7.30pm, Saturday matinees at 2.30pm No show on Sunday 25 November or Monday 26 November Tickets £14.50-23
  9. Our Country’s Good By Timberlake Wertenbaker 30 years on from its premiere at the Royal Court, Our Country’s Good is a modern classic, exploring themes of crime, punishment and the unifying and civilising power of theatre. Set in 1787, it tells the true story of a group of convicts transported to Australia who, faced with the appalling realities of life in a penal colony, come together to rehearse and perform a play. Box office: sedos.co.uk Bridewell Theatre, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EQ 23-27 October 2018 at 7.30pm, Saturday matinée at 2.30pm Tickets £11.50-16
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    Urinetown, The Musical

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    Tomorrow will not stink! Urinetown is a hilarious send-up of greed, love, revolution (and musicals!), in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. In the not so distant future, a terrible water shortage has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by Urine Good Company, a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. With a brutal police force maintaining law and order, it's not a place to get caught short! Risk it and you will be sent off to a place of no return - the infamous Urinetown. The city needs a revolution and every revolution needs a hero... however unlikely they may be. Box office: sedos.co.uk
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    Urinetown, The Musical

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    Tomorrow will not stink! Urinetown is a hilarious send-up of greed, love, revolution (and musicals!), in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. In the not so distant future, a terrible water shortage has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by Urine Good Company, a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. With a brutal police force maintaining law and order, it's not a place to get caught short! Risk it and you will be sent off to a place of no return - the infamous Urinetown. The city needs a revolution and every revolution needs a hero... however unlikely they may be. Box office: sedos.co.uk
  12. Fredrika

    Urinetown, The Musical

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    Tomorrow will not stink! Urinetown is a hilarious send-up of greed, love, revolution (and musicals!), in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. In the not so distant future, a terrible water shortage has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by Urine Good Company, a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. With a brutal police force maintaining law and order, it's not a place to get caught short! Risk it and you will be sent off to a place of no return - the infamous Urinetown. The city needs a revolution and every revolution needs a hero... however unlikely they may be. Box office: sedos.co.uk
  13. Fredrika

    Urinetown, The Musical

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    Tomorrow will not stink! Urinetown is a hilarious send-up of greed, love, revolution (and musicals!), in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. In the not so distant future, a terrible water shortage has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by Urine Good Company, a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. With a brutal police force maintaining law and order, it's not a place to get caught short! Risk it and you will be sent off to a place of no return - the infamous Urinetown. The city needs a revolution and every revolution needs a hero... however unlikely they may be. Box office: sedos.co.uk
  14. Fredrika

    Our Country's Good

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    30 years on from its premiere at the Royal Court, Our Country’s Good is a modern classic, exploring themes of crime, punishment and the unifying and civilising power of theatre. Set in 1787, it tells the true story of a group of convicts transported to Australia who, faced with the appalling realities of life in a penal colony, come together to rehearse and perform a play. Box office: sedos.co.uk
  15. Fredrika

    Our Country's Good

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    30 years on from its premiere at the Royal Court, Our Country’s Good is a modern classic, exploring themes of crime, punishment and the unifying and civilising power of theatre. Set in 1787, it tells the true story of a group of convicts transported to Australia who, faced with the appalling realities of life in a penal colony, come together to rehearse and perform a play. Box office: sedos.co.uk
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  17. Herts Advertiser Area Guide: The busy Hertfordshire village of Redbourn Herts Advertiser Redbourn Players is a local amateur dramatics society that meets twice a week during the autumn and spring at its own studio on Lamb Lane. Their next production, a version of Peter Gordon comedy Out of Focus, will be on at Redbourn Village Hall in ... View the full article
  18. Lancaster and Morecambe Citizen New BBC Radio Lancashire evening line-up revealed Lancaster and Morecambe Citizen Some of the subjects discussed in The Common Room to date include the veil and Burkha, homelessness in Rossendale, local art and a boxing champion's advice on fitness and routine. John Clayton, managing ... that we have helped develop. "We are looking ... and more » View the full article
  19. Trivial Pursuits By Frank Vickery 12-15 September 2018 Directed by Michael Ayres “A summer evening’s barbecue with a few friends in a leafy part of Surrey. A pleasant few hours of small talk, laughter and friendly conversation. An idyllic scenario. Yet not in the world of Frank Vickery’s Trivial Pursuits where the underhand maneuvering, petty intrigue, and egos of a small Amateur Dramatic society are hilariously laid bare over two hours. The director Michael Ayres (also on stage relishing the part of the society’s camp luvvie, Teddy), gathered a group of experienced and talented actors to produce this comedy on The Nomads’ small Studio stage. The restricted space meant the short conversational encounters between the characters could be better handled than in the larger auditorium. Nick, played confidently by Stuart Tomkins, is the director of the fictional Ockham Operatic Society and the annual barbecue is where he announces the next season’s show. The fact that he cannot get the barbecue to light gives the audience a clue as to the way the evening is going to go – badly! The first act skilfully established the characters and the fraught situation. What show would Nick announce? Could he be influenced by blackmail, bribery or other means into putting on a favourite of any one of four of the group? Roz, Nick’s organised and down to earth wife holds the group together in an unflappable way until she realises Nick has been using his directorial influence too intimately with the company’s youngest female recruit. Played by Cheryl Chamberlain, recently seen in Love Me Slender, this was another strong performance. Her sister Joyce, once talented but now a bit of a lush, was played with clear enjoyment by a new Nomad, Fiona Whitehead. The humourless Mona was wonderfully played as a bit of a diva by Juliana Anderiesz, appearing for the first time on the Nomad stage. The part of the society’s treasurer who knows the truth of the dire financial situation the company is in was ably realised by Elaine Burns whilst the part of the depressive Derek was played as an emotional weakling by Paul Asher. His (soon to be ex), wife Deidre was acted with evident delight in the part by the ever-reliable Moyra Brookes and in the exchanges between her and the pathetic Derek we saw all the impatience of an exasperated wife. Deidre’s escort for the evening, the television obsessed Eddie was played superbly by Iain Macfarlane obviously enjoying the potential for humour in the character. In the role of the not-quite ingenue Jessica was Alannah Winn-Taylor, a young veteran of the Nomads. She played the part with spark and energy. Due in no small part to Frank Vickery’s script there were gales of laughter from the audience throughout the show. It ought to be noted that laughs only come off the page when there is an experienced cast who know where the laughs are and how to maintain the pace to maximise impact. Well done to all the actors. Movement around the small set was fluid, and no-one bumped into the furniture or each other. The programme tells me the ‘Tuesday Crew’ was responsible for the set design and build. Whoever and how many they are, they did a first-rate job of constructing a small suburban garden. Plaudits are due also to the lighting crew who created the evening light ambiance and to the wardrobe mistress who dressed the cast in clothes reminiscent of that carefree decade of thirty-some years ago.” VF The post Review – Trivial Pursuits (by VF) appeared first on Nomad Theatre.
  20. Saturday 27th October, 7:45 pm The Surrey Society of Magicians will be joining us for a family-friendly evening of allurement, magical wizardry and entertainment this October. There will be close-up magic in the Greenroom and Studio followed by show in the Auditorium. Tickets £15 – book online or call 01483 284747 The Surrey Society of Magicians is a group of people who work both with amateur organisations and professionally. The members meet regularly (and twice a month in our theatre), to share ideas, receive instruction and create new magical effects. Since their beginning in 1991 they have raised thousands of pounds for various charities and social organisations. The post An evening of magic – Surrey Society of Magicians appeared first on Nomad Theatre.
  21. shropshirestar.com Your weekly Midlands and Shropshire am dram round-up shropshirestar.com Closer to home here in Wolverhampton, local dance school, Linzi G School of Dance will be presenting their annual dance show at Coppice Performing Arts School on October 13-14 at 7pm and 3pm respectively. The show is entitled Make Your Own Kind of ... View the full article
  22. Editorial Oct. 3, 2018 Van Buren County Democrat Taken a step further, Fairfield Bay has an amateur theatre troupe, which, in fact, as a play coming up (see the calendar). We'd like to see a ... Obviously this applies to local political offices, but for that matter it applies to national offices as ... View the full article
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    Variety Nights

    You’re invited to our two Variety Nights; Friday 12th and Saturday 13th October we’ll be hosting two evenings full of music and magic, excitement and enjoyment! All tickets just £10 BOOK NOW Presenting your Variety Night ‘pick n mix’ line-up: Friday 12 October at 7:30 pm The Downsmen – an exciting barbershop group who were very well received at a previous Nomads event, and are often to be found performing in the local Surrey Hills area. Rogue Opera – brought to you by Bronwen who performed at Surrey Showcase to a full audience, prompting tears of emotion! They will be performing a mix of different types of arias and well-known pieces. Close up Magic – from the Surrey Society of Magicians Saturday 13 October at 7:30 pm Guildford Jazz Choir – an amazing choir with a different take on many familiar pieces of music mostly performed a cappella and all original arrangements Close up Magic – from the Surrey Magic Circle All this wonderful and varied entertainment is perfect for the young and old alike! Call the box office on 01483 284747 or Book Online The post Variety Nights appeared first on Nomad Theatre.
  24. Leigh Times Cast & Crew Theatre Workshop in this year's Canvey Raft Race Leigh Times Established in 1999, Cast & Crew Theatre Workshop is the amateur dramatics group for all the people of Canvey Island and Castle Point. As the name suggests, the group is focused on giving its members the chance to take part in plays both on stage as ... View the full article
  25. The Review Newspaper La troupe de théâtre Le cercle Gascon II – 2018-2019 season program The Review Newspaper Following the success of its 2017-2018 productions, which featured multiple 'sold out' shows, the emergence of two local authors whose plays became huge hits, the registration of news members, news sponsors and a new audience, La troupe de théâtre Le ... View the full article
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    An Audience with Murder

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    Banbury Cross players Present:Audience With MurderA Russian Doll of a play. Intriguing, multi-layered, full of unexpected twists, Audience with Murder moves from a seemingly innocuous domestic play reading, through a murder mystery in the classic style, to a final - terrifying and violent - climax. Suspenseful entertainment peppered with dark humour.Tickets: £13.00 | £12.00 concession (No Concession Friday & Saturday) contact www.themillartscentre.co.uk 01295 279002
  27. Prostitution, police questioning and media intrusion form the basis of Gameplan. This hilarious comedy is full of twists, turns and surprises. The cast will be required to do quite a bit of physical work as well as learning lines and having a strong sense of humour and timing! The cast is 4 women and 3 men. Two of the women have a playing age of 16, so must have exceptionally youthful looks! The other two women are 30-40. Two men (one small part) are 30-50, and the third can be any age between 40 and 70.Read more about the play on Alan Ayckbourn's websitehttp://gameplan.alanayckbourn.net/styled-4/index.html Facebook: Banbury Cross Players Twitter: @bcptheatre www.banburycrossplayers.org.uk
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    CLOC MTC ARE an amateur dramatics group local to Great Barr in Birmingham, we have been performing for over 80 years and feature a range of ages within our members. We will be performing 9 to 5 the musical at Sutton Town Hall from the 23rd to the 27th of October. Book your tickets now!
  29. Hillingdon Times Nostalgia: Watford is changed forever as demolition of the High Street begins in September 1965 Hillingdon Times Watford's world of amateur dramatics, and the many who over the years recall the familiar programme credit “produced by Elsie B. Crockett”, will be sorry to hear of her death, at the age of 72. She died last Thursday at her Cassiobury Drive home which ... View the full article
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