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Performing William Shakespeare's original unabridged text, the award-winning South Devon Players Theatre & Film Company, homegrown in Brixham, bring this drama to life in an all-new production. This classic tale of ambition, destiny and murder takes place in the near future, dramatized across a post-WW3 landscape, performed by a strong team of local professional actors.

Winners of the 2017 Epic Award for England, am annual national award for groundbreaking innovation and creativity in the arts, the South Devon Players specialise in high-quality productions based on classical texts, and researched history, developing and showcasing the talent of actors and other creatives from around South Devon.

Brixham performances will take place on
Friday January 18th 2019 - 7.30pm
Saturday January 19th 2019 - 2.30pm & 7.30pm

at Brixham Theatre,
New Rd,
Brixham, TQ5 8TA

- Moderate bloodshed
- No strong sexual content
- No strong language

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Ever wondered if a drama school training was for you?

Come and find out!

*SPECIAL OFFER price for our January taster course - £300*

THE SCHOOL is a new centre for actor training in London, established by experienced tutors formerly of The Poor School and offering a 2 year actor training and short courses.

The two year training is structured around evenings and weekends, enabling students to work and earn whilst they train. It is a robust and rigorous actor training, covering classical and contemporary theatre as well as acting based musical theatre. There is no upper age limit for the course and applications are encouraged from aspiring actors from all backgrounds and walks of life.

The School also offers a 4 day actor training taster course. This intensive schedule of acting, voice, movement, dancing and stage fighting replicates the timetable of the 2 year training and culminates on the final afternoon in an informal performance of a contemporary scene.

The course can be enjoyed as a self-contained drama school taster or treated as an audition for full-time training at The School.

The next 4 day course is TUESDAY 15TH - FRIDAY 18TH JANUARY, 10AM-5PM and is currently available to book at the SPECIAL OFFER PRICE OF £300 (usually £350).

For more information, including testimonials from former students, or to book a place please go to: www.theschoollondon.co.uk.



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Everyone’s favourite outlaw is coming to Solihull!

The Sheriff of Nottingham and his cronies are taxing the people of Sherwood dry in order to keep in the good books of his designer dragon of a wife.

Robin Hood and his (small but perfectly formed) band of Merry Men are swapping Sherwood for Hobs Moat this Christmas to see if, with your help, they can save the day!

Then join us from 13th – 15th December and enjoy a pantomime that promises to make you laugh, with musical numbers that will get those feet tapping and performances to get your hands clapping.

Thursday 13th December 7:30pm
Friday 14th December 7:30pm
Saturday 15th December – 2:30pm & 7:30pm.

Tickets priced at £8.00 for Adults, £6.50 Concessions.
To book please call our hotline on 07760 306605 or email us at hello@moatplayers.co.uk
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Calling out to all past members of The Moat Players, as well as people who are interested in joining one of Solihull's longest running amateur drama groups. In 2019, The Moat Players will be celebrating their 60th anniversary, and to celebrate we are staging a show on 6th, 7th & 8th June to highlight some of the history of the group. The show will feature some old time music hall, a murder mystery play, a pantomime and some of our favourite musical numbers.   

If you are interesting in finding out more, please feel free to come along to our Launch Night on Sunday 6th January at 7.30 pm at St. Mary's Church Hall, Hobs Meadow, Solihull.

We look forward to seeing you. 
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Open Auditions; James Cawood's Death Knell
Open Auditions for BCP's May 2019 Production of James Cawood's "Death Knell" (performance dates 1 - 4 May 2019) will be held at The Mill Arts Centre on Thursday 6 December 2018, 7.30pm. All welcome!

Successful Playwright Henry Roth takes delight in telling his neurotic wife, Evelyn, he has a new, ‘seismic’ play to unleash on the theatrical world. To prepare for its stage debut, he has invited the charming and charismatic (but unknown) actor, Jack Willoughby to their remote Highland home to prepare for the leading role of murderer. Jack’s arrival sends Evelyn into a flat spin when she realises he is her lover - a relationship developed during her time supposedly in rehab in London. Is Henry aware of the relationship?
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Panto: The Emperor's New Clothes
Box Office: www.ticketsource.co.uk/plos

Special discounts available for families and large groups.
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Blackadder the Third
Presented by Grantham Dramatic Society

21st to 24th November 2018, 7.30pm nightly at the Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham


He's back!  Devious Edmund Blackadder returns to the stage for another instalment.  As one of Grantham's favourite comedies, we couldn't resist bringing you the glorious third series in all its Regency splendour.  Don’t miss this latest TV show live on stage.


Our hero has sunk from being nobility to serving the nobility, finding himself butler to pampered idiot George, the Prince Regent. Incompetently supported by ever-cunning dogsbody Baldrick, and

other useless friends, will Blackadder find fame, fortune, or failure?


GDS brings you three episodes live on stage, and it's sure to be a riot!  Featuring: ‘Sense and Senility’, ‘Nob and Nobility’, and ‘Duel and Duality’.


For more information, please visit www.granthamdramaticsociety.co.uk



 As always, opening night is offered at a special rate.

Wednesday 21st November: £9 (£7 concessions)

Thursday 22nd to Saturday 24th: £10 (£8 concessions)

Group rate: book 8 or more tickets for £1 off per ticket (Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer)
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The Seagull
Written as a "comedy", The Seagull is about a group of people on a family estate in Russia. Chekhov's writing heralded a new form of drama and became highly influential in the evolution of dramatic writing (with character becoming more important than plot) but his melding of naturalism and symbolism creates an ethereal dimension. At its heart, it's a study of people and human nature: frustrated lives, ambition, unrequited love and destruction, set against the backdrop of nature and the passing of time.
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The Game's Afoot - Brightlight Theatre Company
Christmas, 1936. Connecticut, USA. Broadway star William Gilette, famous across the world for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes, is preparing for a weekend of celebrations. But when one of his guests is found stabbed to death, Gillete himself assumes the role of Sherlock Holmes and attempts to track down the killer before they strike again. 

The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering comedy whodunit set during the Christmas holidays. 

Tickets are £8 (£5 over-60s). The performance is situated at St. Peter's Church Hall, Frimley, GU16 7AQ on 8th December at 7.30pm and 15th December at 2.00pm and 7.30pm. 

Book online here https://seaty.co.uk/TheGamesAfoot, or you can call or text the box office on: 07546 737813. 
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HONK! The Ugly Duckling Musical
‘Honk!’ is an award-winning adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen story ‘The Ugly Duckling’ developed by Anthony Drewe and George Stiles, the creative duo behind Broadway’s ‘Mary Poppins’ and the new ‘Half A Sixpence’.

Ugly looks quite a bit different from his duckling brothers and sisters. Mocked on the farmyard and pursued by the ever-hungry Cat, Ugly finds himself on an adventure of self-discovery and finds out that being different is not a bad thing to be. Join Ugly and a cast filled with a collection of other farmyard animals for a heartwarming celebration of what makes us special.

Book your tickets now for an amazing show starting off the Christmas season.

Tue 27th Nov – Tiered £17, Level £14*
Wed 28th Nov – Tiered £17, Level £14
Thu 29th Nov – Tiered £17, Level £14
Fri 30th Nov – Tiered £17, Level £14
Sat (Matinee, 2.30 pm start)) 1st Dec – Tiered £17, Level £14 *
Sat (Evening) 1st Dec – Tiered £17, Level £14

Concessions are availbale
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The Argyle Players' Autumn production is 'And Then There Were None', taking place from Wednesday 5th to Saturday 8th December 2018 at The Tovey Hall Theatre, Central United Reformed Church, Grove Street, Bath. Performances commence at 7:30pm and tickets are £10 (including programme and refreshment), shortly available from Bath Box Office - bathboxoffice.org.uk 
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Jack & the Beanstalk - Tyldesley Little Theatre
Panto time again (oh yes it is!!). Our traditional panto returns with the dreadful jokes, strange men
dressed as even stranger women and girls dressed as boys... yes it’s all good family fun and all in good taste.

Connor Parkinson takes over the lunacy which is the TLT panto. After taking roles in several pantos,
Connor takes the reins in this his panto directing debut

Evening performances on 1st, 4th, 5th, 7th, & 8th December at 7:30pm

Matinee performances on 1st, 2nd and 8th December 2018 at 2:30pm

For further details... www.tlt.org.uk
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Garden Suburb Theatre presents Noel Coward’s Hay Fever, a classic play with a modern feel. Judith and David Bliss reside in the country with their grown up children Simon and Sorel. The family think they are a sociable bunch and each invites a guest down from London to stay for the weekend. What they have omitted to do is consult either the others or their long-suffering maid Clara. The scene is set for high drama, theatrical emotional outbursts and questionable romantic clinches. Will the unsuspecting guests survive the weekend with their sanity intact?

Book tickets at: www.upstairsatthegatehouse.com/hay-fever

TICKETS £14/£12

Performing 22-24 November at 7.30pm and 25 November at 4pm
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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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Banbury Cross players Present:

Audience With Murder
A 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)
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Sheffield Theatre Company, Day One, is returning to the stage this November with the critically acclaimed hit ‘Closer’ by Patrick Marber.

 ‘Closer’ follows the lives of four people fuelled by love, lust and the blurred lines between the two. A powerful, darkly funny play that dissects the highs and lows of relationships and how honesty is frequently not the best policy. This is not a love story.

The production, which was first performed at the Royal National Theatre in 1997; is the second original play written by Patrick Marber. In 1998, it won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play and has since been performed around the world.

In 2004, ‘Closer’ was famously adapted into a Hollywood movie starring Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Natalie Portman, and Clive Owen and was nominated for two academy awards.

Day One’s production of the play sees a return for director Laurie Nelson, who directed the company’s sell out performance of ‘No Exit’ at the Montgomery Theatre in 2017.
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'The Father' by Florian Zeller
25th October - 3rd November at 8pm
Matinee 3rd November at 2.30pm

Florian Zeller's critically acclaimed play ''Le Père' won 3 Molière Awards in 2014 (France's answer to the Oliviers) in his native Paris. Following it's translation into English by Christopher Hampton, two sold-out runs in London's West End, 'The Father' received numerous ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ reviews in London and on Broadway, and went on to pick up several awards and nominations on both sides of the Atlantic, including Best Actor for Kenneth Cranham at the 2016 Olivier Awards. It is now presented by The Miller Centre Theatre Company in Caterham, Surrey.

Andre is a man facing persecution from all sides. First some girl, a “helper” - whom he doesn’t need at all - steals his favourite watch. Then his daughter Anne tries to take his flat away and Anne’s husband (or lover) Pierre, is not at all sympathetic. To top it off, strangers keep entering Andre’s flat, telling him that they are his friends and family. However aged he may be, Andre knows that he is a powerful man, a man of authority. After all, he still has all his faculties... doesn’t he?

A darkly humorous and deeply poignant play, The Father is a tragi-comic mystery, and an unsentimental, emotionally intense look at the world through the eyes of a man experiencing memory loss.

Tickets £9 & £11 from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/caterham-surrey/the-miller-centre-theatre/the-father 
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Fasten your seat belts, return your tables to the upright position and prepare to blast off! Join us for when The Bard meets Rock 'n' Roll as we Return to the Forbidden Planet!

All tickets £9.00 available from www.littletheatredonnington.co.uk
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Monty Python’s



Book and lyrics by Eric Idle

Music by John Du Prez & Eric Idle


A musical lovingly ripped off from the film“Monty Python and the Holy Grail” 


Come and see the fun filled show which mixes the irreverence of Python with a loving “nid” to the charms of musical theatre. With great songs including “Knights of the Round Table”, “The Song That Goes Like This”, “Brave Sir Robin” and the chance to sing “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life”


Please note the show contains adult language and lots of silliness


From the original screenplay by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin


In association with Theatrical Rights Worldwide


All songs published by Rutsongs Music & Ocean Music Ltd., © 2004. All rights Reserved, except songs from Monty Python & the Holy Grail, published by EMI/Python (Monty) Pictures as follows: “Finland,” music and lyrics by Michael Palin; “Knights of the Round Table,” music by Neil Innes, lyrics by Graham Chapman and John Cleese, “Brave Sir Robin,” music by Neil Innes, lyrics by Eric Idle; and “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life,” music and lyrics by Eric Idle from Life of Brian, published by Python (Monty) Pictures


Original Broadway Production produced by Boyett Ostar Productions, The Shubert Organization, Arielle Tepper Madover, Stephanie McClelland/Lawrence Horowitz, Elan V McAllister/Allan S. Gordon, Independent Producers Network, Roy Furman, GRS Associates, Jam Theatricals, TGA Entertainment, and Clear Channel Entertainment.


“Spamalot” is presented through special arrangement with and all authorised performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW), 122-124 Regent Street, 3rd floor, London W1B 5SA. www.theatricalrights.co.uk 


Your privacy is very important to us and our Privacy Notice is available here: http://www.dtedwards.org.uk/wos2/WMS%20Privacy%20Statement.pdf
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A Bunch Of Amateurs
A comedy by Ian Hislop & Nick Newman. Keen to boost his flagging career, fading Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steel arrives in England to play King Lear in Stratford – only to find that this is not the birthplace of the Bard, but a sleepy Suffolk village. And instead of Sir Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judi Dench, the cast are a bunch of amateurs trying to save their theatre from developers. Jefferson’s monstrous ego, vanity and insecurity are tested to the limit by the enthusiastic am-dram thespians. As acting worlds collide and Jefferson’s career implodes, he discovers some truths about himself – along with his inner Lear!
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Blackton Football Club is in trouble, and the chairman is about to sell his star player to save the club and himself from ruin, as well as indulging in a bit of match fixing. But his daughter, the star player’s fiancée, may have something to say about this. And the star’s redoubtable mother looks likely to scupper both the marriage and the transfer. A story of love, honour, class and football in the 1900s, by the author of Hobson’s Choice, Harold Brighouse 

In the MET Theatre, Stafford Gatehouse.

Tickets £10.50, concessions £9.50 (including Gatehouse booking fee) from www.staffordgatehousetheatre.co.uk or 01785 619080

For more information check out www.staffordplayers.co.uk,  www.facebook.com/staffordplayers, Twitter@staffplayers or Instagram staffordplayers17
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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.

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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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Bishopstoke Players’ September production this year is based on the much-loved TV comedy, “The Vicar of Dibley”. All your favourite characters from the hugely popular series – Alice, Hugo, Owen, Jim, David and of course Geraldine – will be on stage to bring you an evening of fun and laughter.


The ancient old vicar of Dibley has passed on and parishioners are horrified to learn that the Bishop has appointed a woman in his place. As Geraldine battles to win over the sceptical parish council, the villagers (with the exception of influential David Horton) gradually learn to accept her as The Vicar of Dibley.


This show brings together some of the best loved moments from the TV series and links them to make a wonderful evening of comedy, culminating in a fairy-tale wedding.


Performances are in Bishopstoke Memorial Hall from Thursday 27th to Saturday 29th September 2018 at 7.30pm. Tickets are £8 (£6 for those aged 16 or under) and are available from www.bishopstokeplayers.uk/buy-tickets or email boxoffice@bishopstokeplayers.uk or phone 07871 006551.


“The Vicar of Dibley” has been adapted for the stage by Ian Gower and Paul Carpenter from the original TV series by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer. With kind permission of Tiger Aspect Productions.


As with all Bishopstoke Players’ productions, proceeds will be donated to the charity Action for Children.
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1307 (the fall of the Knights Templar) Brixham Theatre
1307 (the fall of the Knights Templar) Brixham Theatre
Brixham Theatre
New Road, Brixham TQ5 8TA

June 22nd; Curtain up at 7.30pm,
June 23rd Curtain up at, 2.30pm and 7.30pm

Tickets £8 (full) £7 ( conc)

http://tickets.brixhamtheatre.uk or call 01803 415987
Forget Assassins Creed; the real history and legends of the Knights Templar is equally exciting, with many unsolved mysteries to this day. Historically a monastic order of crusading knights in the middle ages, the Knights Templar began from humble origins, but soon became a powerful, international organisation, answerable only to the Pope, and institutionally extremely wealthy. As the medieval crusades failed, so did the Templars, and in 1307, among accusations of heresy, and treason, the senior members of the Order were arrested. Legend tells that their wealth, seen by eyewitnesses only months before, had vanished. With the accusations of heresy upheld, the Order was disbanded, and the last Grandmaster, Jacques de Molay, burned at the stake in 1314.

Legends remain. What became of the Templars treasure? Were they really heretics, or victims of a political trap? Legends tell of them protecting various secrets, including those that could destroy the church - some of those legends relate to the Holy Grail; the cup used by Jesus at the Last Supper, or lost gospels, or even that Jesus himself had descendants who lived on through the ages.

Based tightly on the history, and some of the theories, the film follows Hughes and Angelo, formally of Jacques de Molays inner council, from the fall of Acre, to Paris, and then as they go on the run to the Bristol preceptory, tonwards to Templecombe in Somerset and then to Trebeigh in Cornwall .

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