And A Little Love Besides – July 2022

Here is our new production for July 2022

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The Friday Fellowship meets every week to organise the activities of their Parish. Their world is filled with bazaars and rummage sales and organising church fetes until an “unfortunate incident”. Mr Briggs, the leader of the committee and of the church youth club, is accused of having “touched” a girl. This brings some surprising reactions from this group of “Christians” and gives an insight into the true nature of morality, forgiveness and love for one’s fellow man. Set in the early 1970’s the message is relevant to every age making this a genuinely funny and touching play.

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We are back! New season and new production!

After a 2 year long absence we are back with a great play to entertain you all this winter

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Roland, a hard drinking tycoon, is considering buying an old Victorian house, once a brothel. His solicitor and the vendor, a builder, arrive to complete the deal. Also in the house are his wife, a frustrated dancer who is always considering leaving him, her brother and later the brother’s fiancee, who is uncertain whether or not to run away. In the course of one hectic night and morning, with continual running up and downstairs and in and out of rooms, these characters, each immersed in a personal problem, try to sort themselves out. All this takes place in a highly ingenious and original setting in which all the rooms, passages and stairs are on a single level.

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Neville’s Island

Our next production is nearly upon us, Neighbourhood Watch by Tim Firth. We will be performing this at two different venues this time round to give our audience the best chance of catching us! The box offices are different depending on venue so please read the following…

We are at Theatre on the Steps in Bridgnorth on Thursday 31st May, Friday 1st June and Saturday 2nd June. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.theatreonthesteps.co.uk/product/nevilles-island-albrighton.

We will also be bringing the play back to Albrighton to perform on Saturday 9th June at Albrighton Primary School. Tickets are £8 for adults and £7 for concessions and you can buy them here. Or ring 07434 830142 for Albrighton tickets.

A hilarious comedy from the writer of Calendar Girls. Four out-of-condition, middle-aged businessmen sent off on a team-building exercise in the Lake District succeed in being the first people ever to get shipwrecked on an island on Derwentwater.

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Neighbourhood Watch

Don’t worry we haven’t branched out into community security, instead it is the title of our next production, Neighbourhood Watch by Alan Ayckbourn. We will be performing this on Wednesday 28th Feb, Thursday 1st March, Friday 2nd March and Saturday 3rd March at Albrighton Primary School. Tickets are £8 for adults and £7 for concessions and you can buy them here. Early booking is essential as this play is in the round which means you are right up close with the actors and seating is limited.

Brother and sister Martin and Hilda Massie live together, leading a quiet, Christian existence in the confines of the Bluebell Hill Development. Just as they are preparing for a housewarming gathering, their peace is shattered by a young trespasser in their garden. The Massies’ neighbours congregate in their living room and together they agree to form a neighbourhood watch group to safeguard against further incidents. What begins as a well intentioned scheme for a safe community ends up unravelling relationships all over the estate. A delightful mix of hilarity and drama make this a funny and thought –provoking production.

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New Season – New Productions!

We had a fantastic 2016/17 season and now we plan to have an even better 2017/18 season. For the first time we have planned out our entire season in advance. We think this gives us great stability as a group and helps us choose a more varied programme to entertain you, the audience.

First up this year will be It Runs in the Family by Ray Cooney. This rip-roaring farce will run from 8th-11th November 2017.

Secondly we are performing in the round once again and will present Neighbourhood Watch by Alan Ayckbourn from 28th Feb – 3rd March 2018.

Finally we will return to Theatre on the Steps with the classic dark sharp comedy Abigail’s Party by Mike Leigh from 31st May – 2nd June 2018.

We hope you agree that we have selected a broad range of comedy there from the fast and furious through to more thoughtful dark and instrospective fare.

More info to follow and tickets on sale soon!

Roundelay!

Kindly Keep it Covered was a great success, 4 great audiences enjoyed themselves thoroughly with our knockabout farce.

Now we have chosen our 2nd production of the season which will be Roundelay by Alan Ayckbourn from 22nd to 25th March 2017.

This is a brilliant, dark, funny production that will make you laugh and cry all in one night. 5 different playlets all with a different theme and genre. First performed in 2014 professionally we will be one of the first amateur groups in the UK to present this play.

ROUNDELAY is Alan Ayckbourn’s 78th play, a series of five self-contained one-act plays (The Judge, The Novelist, The Politician, The Star and The Agent), written to be performed in any order, all of which are connected in some way. The order they are seen in affecting the audience’s perception of the plays and characters. With a possible 120 combinations each performance of ROUNDELAY will be completely different.

More info to follow and tickets on sale soon!

Chorus of Disapproval – Rehearsals well underway

Rehearsals are now well underway for our next production. Our vocal chords are being tuned up carefully, lines are being learnt and hilarious scenes are being put together and polished. The play is a mixture of rehearsal scenes where we see the Beggar’s Opera “come together” and fantastically crafted comedy scenes showing us the relationships between the cast members of the operatic society. Throughout  this, short musical numbers tie the whole thing together and underline themes, moods and comic moments. The play is a simple comedy at heart but the addition of music and pathos at times makes it a special production. This play really does have something for everyone.

Tickets are now on sale for Chorus of Disapproval by Alan Ayckbourn at Theatre on the Steps in Bridgnorth.  Not only are we doing our normal evening performance on 2nd, 3rd and 4th June 2016 we are also putting on a special matinee on Saturday 4th June at 2:30pm. So if you don’t like tackling the steps in the dark, or if you want to enjoy a play in the afternoon and then go out for a meal with friends in the evening then this is the performance for you! Tickets are on sale direct from the Theatre on the Steps ticketing website. We hope to see you there!