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'Ghosts' touches nerves that are as sensitive today as they were a century ago. Widowed Mrs Alving is choosing to build an orphanage to honour her dead husband. But the return of her son Oswald, combined with the priggish advice of Pastor Manders, results in a series of revelations that threaten to shatter the veneers of respectability they have all created for themselves.
Cecily, Reggie, and Wilfred are in a home for retired musicians. Every year there is a concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday and they take part. Jean, who used to be married to Reggie, arrives at the home and disrupts their equilibrium. She still acts like a diva, but she refuses to sing. Still, the show must go on... and it does. A beautiful and poignant play full of humour and wit.
An absolutely delicious piece to get your teeth into, Oh What A Lovely War is a satire of World War I but its messages and warnings are, it seems, timeless. The realities of war have not changed, even if the methods of conducting it have. Using humour and popular songs of the time, we present a tribute to the real heroes : the aptly titled cannon fodder.
The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable.
Joseph, his father's favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures. He is purchased by Potiphar where thwarting advances from Potiphar's wife lands him in jail. When news of Joseph's gift to interpret dreams reaches the Pharaoh (wryly and riotously depicted as Elvis), Joseph is well on his way to becoming second in command. Eventually his brothers, having suffered greatly, unknowingly find themselves groveling at the feet of the brother they betrayed but no longer recognize. After testing their integrity, Joseph reveals himself leading to a heartfelt reconciliation of the sons of Israel.
Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock 'n' roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless.
Stage adaptation by Michael Gyngell and Mark Haddigan
Orchestrations by Keith Strachan
|Mon 7th - Sat 12th Apr 2014||Ghosts||Studio||The Nonentities (A)|
|May 12th - 17th 2014||Quartet||Main||The Nonentities (A)|
|Mon 9th - Sat 14th Jun 2014||O What a Lovely War||Main||The Nonentities (A)|
|Thur 26 Jun - Sat 28 Jun 2014||Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat||Main||KODS(A)|
The Rose is a modern, 181 seat, fully equipped theatre, with a free-form Studio that seats up to 60 people. The Theatre is owned and administered as a Charitable Trust by The Nonentities, an amateur society promoting both amateur (A) and professional (P) plays and entertainments throughout the year.
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