Horror, humour and humanity in the trenches – R.C. Sherriff’s classic drama, set over the course of four days leading up to a massive German attack on the British trenches in 1918, Journey’s End charts the tension and claustrophobia as the new recruit to the company, Lieutenant Raleigh, discovers that Captain Stanhope, his former childhood friend and hero, has changed almost beyond recognition.
Sunny has been playing the “outrageous and raunchy Lilian Bellamy” in Radio 4’s The Archers for the past 17 years and has become one of the listeners’ most favourite characters! Her antics have kept the nation gripped and entertained. Sunny will fill you in on all the behind the scenes stories about the World’s longest running soap opera- an evening of anecdotes, banter, and favourite pieces from her long and distinguished acting career. You don’t have to be an Archers listener to enjoy this highly entertaining afternoon! There is something for everyone!
Celebrating 65 years of Rochelle – An evening of dance and entertainment
A union strike at a pajama factory generates plenty of steam heat in this toe-tapping, comedic love story. With an energetic score by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, The Pajama Game is brimming with songs and dances that have become musical theatre standards, including “Steam Heat” and “Hernando’s Hideaway.”
Book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell
Music and Lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Based on the novel 7 1/2 Cents by Richard Bissell
An amateur production presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) www.mtishows.co.uk
Join the residents, staff and guests of the Grand Operetta Hotel where everyone – even Barney the bell boy – has a tale to tell and a song to sing.
Jessica Swale’s debut play is set in Girton College, Cambridge, in 1898, and centres on the campaign to allow female students to graduate. Although established in their own college, attending the male students’ lectures, and doing the same assignments and exams as their male contemporaries – they just weren’t given a degree at the end of it. A moving, comical and eye-opening story of four young women fighting for education and self-determination against the larger backdrop of women’s suffrage.
It’s 1956 and the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are having their annual quiche breakfast. Will they be able to keep their cool when Communists threaten their idyllic town? Surprisingly emotional…hysterically funny…and genuinely surprising!
From a life of poverty to the First Lady of Argentina, Eva Peron was hailed as the spiritual leader of the nation. Seen as the champion of the poor, her ambition, glamour and power made her the world’s first major political celebrity, winning the adoration of the people. With a chart-topping score including Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, Oh What A Circus, You Must Love Me, and Another Suitcase in Another Hall – Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical is a classic.
Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Originally Directed by Harold Prince
An Amateur production by arrangement with The Musical Company Ltd.
An evening of dance and entertainment by this popular dance academy.
A comedy by John Mee
Lloyd George Junior and Infants has had an inspection, and the report’s not good. The scheming head is only concerned with sucking up to anyone who’ll enhance his CV, and the all-female staff are either too disgruntled, too lazy or too naive to care. Then in walks a handsome new supply teacher ………
Classic Midlands folk rock band Quill which comprise Joy Strachan-Brain – Lead Vocals; Kate McWilliam – Violin; Matt Worley – Bass Guitar; Lee T Evans – Lead Guitar ; Abby Brant – Keyboards; former Robert Plant drummer Andy Edwards and former “Move”, “ELO” and “Black Sabbath” drummer Bev Bevan on percussion, are back with a great new show.
Get ready for a fabulous night of music, featuring an eclectic mix of Christmas favourites, stylish covers of well-known songs, original numbers and Quill standards. Get ready for a fabulous night of music – including stylised versions of Christmas songs like Fairytale In New York, Rocking Around The Christmas Tree and Happy Christmas. Original new songs such as Grey Goose Call and Elephant in the Room plus quirky interpretations of Blackberry Way, Telephone Line, Changes and Gold Dust Woman. A Quill set takes you on a journey through an unexpectedly wide range of powerful story telling material, with the songs being delivered with imagination and lyrical beauty, all shot through with the presence and ease that only real stage craft can bring.
If you’re not already a fan of Quill, you will be after seeing what promises to be a superb night of entertainment.
A fabulous evening by this popular Concert Band
Follow the yellow brick road and discover all the wonders of Oz.
Enjoy Dorothy, the Scarecrow, Tinman, and Lion, (and yes Toto too) as they seek the Wonderful
Wizard to find that there’s no place like home!
The Wizard of Oz is a two act, full – length, ballet adaptation of the iconic tale by L. Frank Baum, told through the magic of classical dance. Set to a classical score which brings the story to life, this production is family friendly and is the perfect way to introduce children to the classical ballet. The production is presented with beautiful backdrops, stunning theatrical sets and costumes evoking the iconic sketches by W.W. Denslow, from the original publication.
One of the most popular of all Pantomimes – Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp, takes you on a madcap journey to ancient China to meet Aladdin and the rest of the Twankey Family. Follow Aladdin’s quest to win the heart of the beautiful Princess Balroubadour – first he needs to find wealth by finding a Magical Lamp! Join the Pantomime Company on a magic carpet ride to a spectacular production for all the family!
PLEASE NOTE – UNFORTUNATELTY CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF THREE WILL NOT BE ADMITTED TO THE AUDITORIUM.
The musical based on Billy Liar
Billy Fisher, a Walter Mitty fantasist, lives with Mum, Dad and Gran in Stradhoughton and is an undertaker’s clerk – but in his mind he is President of Ambrosia, a film star, a scriptwriter – and anything else glamorous that happens to occur to him! BILLY is a fast-paced brassy, Broadway-style musical, with outstanding songs such as Ambrosia and Some of Us Belong to the Stars which were famously sung by Michael Crawford who starred in the title role at Drury Lane.
A musical based on “Billy Liar” by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall
Book by Dick Clement and Ian la Frenais
Music by John Barry
Lyrics by Don Black
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with
Music Theatre International (Europe)
All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe
Mean and marvellous, this Neil LaBute play has more surprises than a case full of Cracker Jack boxes, and every one is neatly tucked away behind a candy coating of romantic comedy. Set in a small university town in the American Midwest, it centres on the lives of four young students who become emotionally and romantically involved with each other.
A musical thriller
Stephen Sondheim’s iconic musical will bring the dark side of Victorian London to life. When a prisoner returns to town, he promises to wreak vengeance on the men who stole his freedom. And his revenge is a dish best served piping hot ……….
Music and lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Book by HUGH WHEELER
From an Adaptation by CHRISTOPHER BOND
Originally Directed on Broadway by HAROLD PRINCE
Orchestrations by JONATHAN TUNICK
Originally produced on Broadway by Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards in association with Dean and Judy Manos
An amateur production presented by arrangements with Music Theatre International (Europe).
All authorised performance materials supplied by MTI Europe www.mtishows.co.uk
In the court of the Austrian Emperor Joseph II, Antonio Salieri is the established composer. Enter the greatest musical genius of all time. Peter Shaffer’s iconic play explores the relationship between court composer, Antonio Salieri, and the divinely gifted young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
A hand clapping, rip roaring show from start to finish. Calamity Jane is an action packed, rip-roaring adventure, featuring many classic songs. Deadwood, Dakota territory, is a typical Wild West town where men are cowboys and women are clean living, wholesome gals. That is apart from Indian Scout Calamity Jane, who is as hard riding, gun tooting and boastful as any man on the prairie.
Adapted by RONAQLD HANMER and PHIL PARK
From the stage play by CHARLES K. FREEMAN after WARNER BROS. film written by JAMES O’HANLON
Lyrics by PAUL FRANCIS WEBSTER
Music by SAMMY FAIN
Amateur production by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe)
All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe www.mtishows.co.uk