The Old Mill Theatre's latest play reading on Wednesday, May 8, has been chosen by Graeme Johnson.
Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris is an intensely topical satire that explores the fault line between race and property. It received its British premiere at London's Royal Court Theatre in 2010 and won the Evening Standard Award for Best Play the same year, transferring to the West End
Comedy, corruption and sexy 1940s charm come to the Old Mill Theatre this June in the play Born Yesterday.
Written by Garson Kanin – responsible for many Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn films – it follows the uncouth, corrupt and rich junk dealer Harry Brock and what happens when he brings his showgirl mistress Billie Dawn to Washington DC.
The Dumb Waiter is a one-act play by 2005 Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter written in 1957.
There's Gus and Ben. A basement in Birmingham. Two men await instructions for the next job. Gus needs matches. Ben has a newspaper. Both men have revolvers.
"Love And Perfect Harmony" is the fourth play by English playwright Raymond Hopkins performed by Endeavour Theatre Company. The action of this play takes place in the local community hall in the south of England, where the local choral society holds its rehearsals. The chois is nominated to take part in a competition in Austria, and the bossy Edith, who expects to take the solo role at the competition, is outvoted in favour of a newcomer, Carrie, who is a much better singer. But when Carrie withdraws, they have to persuade Edith to come back. There are lots of twists and turns, and amusing situations, especially with the secret romance between Edith's daughter, Jenny, and Hugh, another member of the choir, and Carrie's attraction to the shy choirmaster. NOTE: There is a Matinee performance on Sunday 5th May at 2.30pm
A bold and brash musical – with big hearts and beehives – will make Limelight Theatre’s stage come alive this June.
Adapted from the original 1988 John Waters movie, Hairspray is set in 1962 Baltimore and follows “pleasantly plump” teenager Tracy Turnblad and her dream to dance on The Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, she becomes an overnight celebrity and launches a campaign to let the African-American teens dance with the white kids.
A fully staged and costumed production tracing the musical and theatrical collaboration between W.S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan and Richard D'Oyly Carter
The story is narrated by Richasrd D'oyly Carte and the action alternates between rehearsal and performance mode presenting excerpts from all 13 Savoy operas.
At times sad, but frequently witty, this show could just as easily be titled " G & S - all the best bits"
Written & Directed by Donna and Andrew Foote this show presents all the joy and colour expected of a full Gilbert & Sullivan production