MACBETH by William Shakespeare The Nonentities – Main House (A) How much are we masters of our own fate ? When Macbeth is told what the future appears to hold, the pathway he chooses leads to bloody and brutal events. Driven by an ambitious wife and haunted by supernatural words and visions, Macbeth descends into a world of mayhem, murder and madness from which there is no return. Written in 1606, the play still resonates today in it’s examination of a world where excessive ambition results in terrible and catastrophic consequences. Curtain up 7.30pm £ Tickets Standard Ticket Prices
KISS ME KATE Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter Book by Bella and Samuel Spewack Kidderminster Operatic Society – Main House (A) For KODS it’s another op’nin’ of another show as they present the classic musical Kiss Me Kate. 1940s Baltimore. And it’s the first night of a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew. Rehearsals are over, costumes donned and there’s a 10 minute curtain call. Leading lady and superstar Lilli Vanessi is the ex-wife of the show’s charming leading man, Fred Graham. Fred has a fondness for flirtatious fresh-face, Lois Lane. Meanwhile, Lois’ boyfriend Bill is getting himself into debt (under Fred’s name) which leads to hairy encounters with a pair of foolhardy gangsters. The stories unfold on and off-stage, comically intertwined in Cole Porter’s classic musical. Full of wit, dance, show business and hit songs including ‘Another Op’nin’, Another Show’, ‘Brush Up Your Shakespeare’ and ‘Always True to You in My Fashion’, Kiss Me, Kate will leave any Tom, Dick or Harry grinning from ear to ear. By arrangement with MusicScope and Stage Musicals Limited of New York. Curtain up 7.30pm Matinee 2.30pm £ Tickets Matinees & Thursday 9th March – £12.00 All other performances – £14.00 SPRING SUMMER 2017 FEBRUARY – MARCH
Kidderminster Rose Young People's Theatre JUNIOR GROUP Presents...SCREEN TIME! Written by Helen Timmins.
Sam Brewster is an adventurous 10 year old girl. She loves being outdoors, on her rollerskates, her skateboard, her bike, her heeleys - anything with wheels basically. Her Mum and Dad on the other hand are tied to their laptops and their smart phones, anything with a screen and an internet connection. Both parents work all hours to give Sam the things that they never had but all she really wants is for her Mum and Dad to spend time with her doing the things that she loves. So, one day, when school is unexpectedly closed due to snow, she decides to teach her Mum and Dad a lesson.
Suitable for Age 5+
Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th March 7.30pm
Back in 2009, Jonny Miller, Chris Lloyd, Peter Anderson and Keith Buck began a labour of love. Now in 2017 with the release of their critically acclaimed studio and 'LIVE' acoustic albums, 'Talon - The Acoustic Collection', has to their amazement, taken on a life of its own. This year the show will once again be touring, and if you have not seen this show before then you are in for a real treat. Sat on bar stools and armed with no more than their trademark four part vocal harmony, acoustic instruments and laid back banter, Talon will leave you spellbound. Come and experience the other side of Talon as they perform a wide and varied selection of their own arrangements of contemporary acoustic classics.
"Essential listening if you appreciate great musicianship, major label production standards and the tightest harmonies you will hear this side of Crosby, Stills & Nash"
'MAVERICK' (The UK's Leading Country Music Magazine)
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The Nonentities Studio Show (A) When a young boy has his two front teeth knocked out by another boy, the parents of both children decide to meet to discuss the issue in a civilized manner. But as the evening wears on, and the drinks start flowing, the polite conversations turn into uncomfortable exchanges. The atmosphere unravels as both sides quickly descend into squabbling, finger-pointing, name-calling, stomping around and throwing things. And that’s before they break out the rum! A dark and delicious comedy about the childish tensions bubbling under our polite veneers. Winner of the 2008 Olivier Award for Best New Play Curtain up 7.30pm £ Tickets Standard Ticket Prices
Adapted by Constance Cox from Wilkie Collins’ 1860 novel, the play centres on Sir Percival Glyde, who is being hounded for money by the sinister Count Fosco. Marriage to the heiress Laura Fairlie seems his only option. But a threat to his reputation posed by Anne Catherick and his desperation to secure the money only add to his woes. Kidnapping, insanity, forgery and seduction abound aplenty in this classic reworking of the text. A wonderful slice of Victoriana mystery and intrigue.
This modern and much acclaimed classic follows unemployed skiffle band member Francis Henshall, who takes a job as minder to East End hood Roscoe Crabbe. Unbeknown to Francis, “Roscoe” is really Rachel, (the twin sister of Roscoe) in disguise. To make matters more complicated, the real Roscoe was murdered by Stanley Stubbers…Rachel’s boyfriend ! Francis also gets a job with Stanley, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be reunited with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart…… Simple.
“A glorious mix of verbal and physical comedy” : The Guardian
Winner of Best Play at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2011
From the people who brought you '50 Shades of Fizzog', 'Freezin' and 'Suck it & See' and the creators of Internet Sensations The Dancing Grannies with over 300 million views world wide. They bring you yet another non-traditional tale of fantasy set in 1910 and perfected in a single afternoon's rehearsal! Not one, not two, but a few fairytale's interwoven, with an added Black Country twist to spice things up a bit. Cos lets face it, every fairy needs a tale.
CATS A Youth Group production by arrangement with The Really Useful Group Ltd. KODYS – Main House (A) Based on T. S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the show is set amongst a larger- than-life junkyard playground and is alive with our favourite feline characters including Rum Tum Tugger, Mr. Mistoffelees, Macavity, Jennyanydots, Old Deuteronomy, Grizabella and Skimbleshanks. The Jellicle Cats come out to play on one special night of the year – the night of the Jellicle Ball. One by one they tell their stories for the amusement of Old Deuteronomy, their wise and benevolent leader, who must choose one of the Cats to ascend to The Heaviside Layer and be reborn into a whole new Jellicle life. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber based on ‘Old Possum’s Book Of Practical Cats’ by T.S. Eliot. Orchestrations by David Cullen & Andrew Lloyd Webber Original production by Cameron Mackintosh Ltd. and The Really Useful Group Ltd. Curtain up 7.30pm Matinee 2.30pm £ Tickets Matinee & Thursday – £11.00 All other performances – £12.00
In 2017 the Nonentites celebrate their 80th birthday –and to mark this marvellous milestone each play in the 2017-2018 season will feature a play from each decade the Nonentities have been performing. We kick off the new ‘decades’ season with the classic supernatural comedy ‘Blithe Spirit’ by Noel Coward. Written in 1941, it remained the longest running comedy in British theatre for three decades. “Blithe Spirit” revolves around Charles, an author, who is planning a séance as research for his new book. He invites an eccentric medium, Madam Arcati, into his home, intending to expose her as a fraud. To witness this event, Charles and his second wife, Ruth, invite the sceptical Dr. Bradman and his anxious-to-believe wife, Violet. When, in the course of the seance, Madam Arcati mistakenly summons Charles’ first wife, Elvira, back from the beyond, things get thoroughly out of hand with hilarious results!
Enjoy an evening with John Challis , one of the nation’s greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1’s Only Fools and Horses. In this one-off show the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career.
Having worked with some of the biggest names in show business, he’ll be spilling the beans about Only Fools and Horses co-stars like Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst and friends and fellow performers including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oliver Reed and George Best. He’ll also recall tales from his time in Dr Who, Coronation Street and other TV classics.