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DOORS 7:30PM

SPRING / SUMMER -  2015

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Rise and Fall of the Northern Star

Written and performed by Stella Grundy & directed by Iain Bloomfield ~ Stella Productions

 

Sex, drugs and rock & roll - Tracy Star wanted it all! 

 

Born into the depressing landscape of 1980's Northern Britain, Tracy sought to escape the mediocrity of her life and make something of herself in the burgeoning music scene - with Bowie as her guiding light.

 

Tracy formed the band Northern Star, who went onto release singles, Now and Then and Heavyweight before breaking free under industry pressure andrecording as a solo artist known simply as, ‘Pop Star’. Tracy Star soon became an indie superstar and then indulgence took it’s toll...

 

The Rise and Fall of a Northern Star offers a peculiar blend of comedy and tragedy interspersed with an original soundtrack and rhythmic pacey dialogue. The show has received brilliant feedback from audiences and critics, as well as receiving nominations for Manchester Theatre Awards, Best Fringe Production and the Manchester CityLife Awards.

25th of May

Doors 7pm, Show 7:30            

Stanard ticket £10, Concessions £8

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Spaniel in the Works Theatre Company presents:

Nothing Changes follows the lives of a group of painters and decorators trying to survive in “austerity Britain”, especially Ruth, a single mother trying to make a better life for her and her son. This emotional, sometimes humorous play with music explores the disparity in our society.

 

“A vital piece of theatre that needs to be seen by everyone”

Audience comment

April 27th and 28th

Doors 7pm, Show 7:30

Tickets:

£10 Standard,

£7 Concession 

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Anonymous is a Woman presents:

F.A.N.Y

Five Women. One War. One Purpose.

F.A.N.Y is a startling new play about courage, bravery & exception.

 

This evocative production immerses you in the front-line reality of the Great War from a rarely seen perspective... a woman's.

 

Innovative 'Theatre Company Anonymous is a Woman' present 'First Aid Nursing Yeomanry': The story of the incredible women who drove ambulances from the front line of the bloody battlefield to the nearby Hospitals in WW1. The show is based on real accounts already accessed from the F.A.N.Y records and the Imperial War Museum, and adapted from a novel by Robert Radcliffe. So little has ever been said about these war women; now as part of the Imperial War Museums Centenary Partnership their story will finally be heard

Doors 7pm, Show 7:30  

14th of April

Tickets:

£14 Standard,

£12 Concession

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Colin Dexter’s eponymous sleuth made famous by the late, great John Thaw returns to the stage in this original play written by Alma Cullen, author of several episodes of the original TV series. Inspired by both the TV series and the Colin Dexter novels, this intriguing incarnation of the unassuming, stoically-reserved, often grumpy Inspector takes its cue firmly from theatrical history.

Opening with a performance from Hamlet, a young professional actress playing Ophelia dies suddenly mid-performance. Inspector Morse is immediately on the scene, having been in the audience. The stage is cordoned off and becomes a fully fledged murder scene. The plot delves deep into Morse's history as a student in Oxford, reuniting him with 'ghosts' from his past. Giving us an insight into some of the events which shaped Morse's life in years to come. A real treat for the Morse fan.

Visually stunning with clever use of stage to create a myriad of locations and a larger number of characters, this thrilling and intelligent mystery leaves the audience constantly guessing in this “stage-within-a-stage” whodunit.

April 26th

Doors 7pm, Show 7:30  

Tickets:

£11 Standard,

£10 Concession

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New Writing Showcase 2015

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The New Writing Platform is back, with six new Plays by six local new writers, from an open submission contest.  This year's line-up features one student-only slot (won byMy Brother the Clown by Rosie Gailor) and a script to honour Bristol as

European Green Capital

(Fracas by Martine

Shackerely-Bennett). The other winning plays are Privet Flowers by Linda Morse, Lady Killers by Matt Fox, Control by Phil Booth and Let's Go Be Heroes by Ross Willis. An eclectic mix of monologues, dialogue, comedy and drama, come and see local talent at its finest. Directed by local directors and artists Russell Hancock, Bella Fortune, Donell Rijorke and Helena Middleton  and curated once again by local playwright and dramaturg Amy Bethan Evans.

Tickets £6 Full/ £5 Concessions

Doors 7pm

Show 7.30p

May 4th - 6th

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