Featuring a varied programme, Centre Stage London are proud to announce their 52nd Season which includes: Love Happens Here - An LGBTQI Cabaret; Mic Drop - A Musical Throwdown; Centre Stage Rocks! and the return of family-favourite, the original high-school musical, Grease The Musical!
The season reflects Centre Stage London’s focus on diverse offerings for their members. Chair, Alexis Rose, says “Our team have worked to develop a fresh, innovative season which offers a wide range of opportunities for our members, old and new, onstage and off. Mixing large shows with smaller cabarets, well-known titles with totally new formats, ensures a diverse experience for our actors, creatives and audience. We are proud to be able to continue our tradition of offering exciting, high quality, affordable theatre to central London audiences.”
In February Centre Stage presents Love Happens Here - AN LGBTQI Cabaret. Just like the LGBTQI community themselves, their soundtrack is vast and diverse. Centre Stage London is proud of our LGBTQI members and the connection we have with this vibrant community and is excited to celebrate a message of hope, acceptance, activism and love in Love Happens Here - An LGBTQI Cabaret!
Next up in June, it’s officially on! In a new musical concept, Mic Drop- A Musical Throwdown, Team Girls will take on Team Boys in this musical throwdown of epic proportions! Each team will battle for fame and glory via social media during rehearsals, but only one can be victorious. Who will it be? Well, only the audience have the power to decide at performances. So pick your side, and consider the gauntlet thrown!
Following in September is Centre Stage Rocks! Breaking free from the traditional theatre environment, this is a rock concert that will blast the house down with some of the biggest tunes Musical Theatre has ever seen. An opportunity for vocalists to unleash their inner rock god and perform alongside a live rock band with a festival-like feel, and for audiences to really let their hair down!
Completing the season, in November, Centre Stage London is excited to present the return of family-favourite Grease The Musical. Featuring all the unforgettable songs from the movie including ‘Grease Is The Word’, ‘Summer Nights’, ‘Hopelessly Devoted To You’, ‘Sandy’, ‘Greased Lightnin'’, ‘You're The One That I Want’ and more, dust off your leather jackets, pull up those bobby-socks and see Danny and Sandy fall in love all over again at The Bridewell Theatre in the original high-school musical!
About Centre Stage
Centre Stage is a central London-based theatre company that has been entertaining audiences with musicals and cabarets for over 50 years. An amateur society and registered charity, we began as a light opera company in 1966.
Our members range in age from their 20s to their 60s and come from all walks of life - current members include teachers, lawyers, bankers, directors, web designers, nannies, librarians, managers, event organisers and retirees. But we all share one thing: a passion for musical theatre!
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RC Sherriff's seminal World War 1 play Journey's End is being brought to the iconic Kruitmagazijn (ammunition store) in Ypres, Belgium this October and November. A survivor of Passchendaele, RC Sherriff penned this masterpiece after the war and 100 years since he fought there, Mesh Theatre are bringing it back to the region. Set in a dugout over four days leading to a horrific attack, it charts the physical and mental ordeals experienced by a company of British officers as new recruit, Lieutenant Raleigh, discovers Captain Stanhope, his childhood friend and hero, has changed almost beyond recognition.
Mesh Theatre bring high-quality war dramas to historic war zones, producing live theatre "where history speaks". The shows bring truth and life to classic war dramas in evocative buildings close to the site where so many lives were lost. Their début production in Ypres, Belgium October 10th - November 12th 2017 is set in an immersive bunker at the historic Kruitmagazijn, taking the viewer back 100 years to the trenches of World War 1.
Dates: 10th October - 12th November
Tickets: www.meshtheatre.com/tickets.html or firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07817 707517
Huntingdon Drama Club are in rehearsal for their November production of Arthur Miller’s masterpiece of 20th century drama The Crucible. Premiered in 1953 Miller’s dramatization of the Salem witch trials is a metaphor for Senator Joseph McCarthy’s communist witch hunts that rocked America in the 1950s. Miller’s play (though lukewarmly received on its premiere) has gone on to become his most-performed piece, revived regularly around the world, including recent productions in London at the Old Vic in 2014 and on Broadway in 2016 with British actor Ben Whishaw in the role of John Proctor.
For this particular production the Club have chosen a venue that will add a certain spice to proceedings. The historic Court Room in Huntingdon Town Hall was built on the site of the 16th century trial of the ‘Warboys witches’. Alice Samuel and her family from the nearby village of Warboys were accused of witchcraft by a neighbouring family in 1589 & by 1593 had been tried & executed in Huntingdon. The intimate wooden court room lends itself perfectly to an atmospheric ‘in the round’ interpretation of the play where audience members will be just inches from the action.
Director Rae Goodwin has assembled a strong cast for the production, a mixture of familiar faces along with a number of actors making their debut performances with the club. The Crucible runs at Huntingdon Town Hall from 21-25 November at 7.30pm. Tickets available from Ticket Source via the club website www.huntingdondramaclub.org.uk, by telephone 0333 666 3366 or on the door. Tickets are limited to 69 per performance so early booking is advised! For more information about the Club and the production, visit the website and the club’s Facebook page.
A Fete Worse Than Death by Richard James
Sept 14th,15th,16th 2017 at 7:45p
Location: Aldermaston Parish Hall
Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.
Wednesday 4th to Saturday 7th October 2017, Nightly at 7:15pm (Saturday matinee at 2:00pm) at The Assembly Rooms, Bolsover
Advance tickets £8.00 (Concessions £7.00). Subject to availability tickets will be available on the door priced £9.00 (concessions £8.00)
Based on Frank Wedekind’s controversial 1891 play this brilliantly scored, Tony Award winning rock musical takes you on a journey of sexual awakening, youth revolt, and self-discovery in a time when the establishment held all the cards. Although many will find the themes and subject matter disturbing, the underlying strength of this piece of theatre lies in its ultimate truth as the young men and women of Wedekinds original play together with todays music travel the fraught and rocky path of adolescence, discovering their bodies, their minds, and much more! An electrically charged and vibrant celebration of youth and rebellion, Spring Awakening fuses issues of morality, sexuality, and modern music into a story that packs a powerful emotional punch.
Tickets available at www.courttheatre.co.uk.
From one of musical theatre's most exciting new composers comes Ordinary Days, a refreshingly honest and funny musical about making real connections in the city that never sleeps (but probably should at some point).
ORDINARY DAYS |
27-30 September 2017
Box office: sedos.co.uk
Ordinary Days tells the story of four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect as they search for fulfilment, happiness, love and cabs. Through a score of vibrant and memorable songs, their experiences ring startlingly true to life.
Ordinary Days is an original musical for anyone who's ever struggled to appreciate the simple things in a complex place. With equal doses of humour and poignancy, it celebrates how 8.3 million individual stories combine in unexpected ways to make New York City such a unique and extraordinary home.
BRIDEWELL THEATRE | 27-30 September 2017
27-30 September 2017 at 9pm, Saturday performance at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Box office: sedos.co.uk