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Forget modern "wannabies" - the real Daddy of terror is back! Powerful, poetic adaptation of the iconic story with the traditional characters - stays refreshingly close to the original in believable reality!
Join the Starlight Singers as they take you through an evening of selected highlights from some of the biggest Musical Theatre shows. Featuring music from Miss Saigon, Les Miserables, Wicked, Blood Brothers, Jesus Christ Superstar, Sunset Boulevard, Rent and many more, this special concert will take you on a grand tour of of Broadway shows with a medley of musical delights.
There will be something for everyone from big set pieces, to solo's, and duets. So come along and enjoy an exhilarating, uplifting evening to remember.
Blood brothers By Willy Russell. A Liverpudlian West Side Story - at times powerful, hilarious, and heart-rending. One of the few truly modern classics!
KODY'S is delighted to present its third full–scale musical production, Bugsy Malone, at the Rose Theatre. A slapstick musical comedy following the rivalry between two half–witted street gangs and the washed up, well–intentioned, one–time boxer who steps in to take control of Fat Sam's gang and give Dandy Dan and his boys what they've got coming. The message is one of good, clean fun, the characters are wonderful 1920's cartoon cut–outs and the weapons of choice are 'splurge' whip cream guns, flour bombs, and custard pies. The music will have you singing along, with many memorable favourites, My Name is Tallulah, Fat Sam's Grand Slam and the wonderful Finale , You Give a Little Love.
Great Witley Operatic Society present Musical Memories – a tribute to 200 years of tunes – from Gilbert & Suliivan to Lloyd Webber, from Pirates to Les Miserables Saturday 29 June 2013 2.30pm Matinee £9 7.30pm Evening £11
Psychoanalyst Dr Prentice instructs his new secretary to undress but doesn't expect to be interrupted by his wife, her blackmailing lover, a meddling government inspector and an inquisitive policeman! Hiding her is the least of his worries, as libidos run riot, identities are swapped and social decorum is buried. Arguably the finest work of one of this nation's most celebrated playwrights. A gloriously witty and hilarious comedy you'd be mad to miss.
Set in 1941: a tribute to the collective spirit of wartime bomber crews and their partners. Peter Kyle, a Hollywood star, has turned up in the hope of reclaiming the one true love of his life, the recently married Patricia. She, however, is faced with a conflict. Who needs her more? Kyle, whose career is on the skids, or her pilot husband, Teddy, whose breezy manner conceals shattered nerves? A deeply moving portrait of people at war.
New York, New York! It's the city that never sleeps! And within it all human life. From the news seller to the chorus girl, from the gambler to the missionary. All of them caught up in the teeming vitality of the city streets. All the hot gamblers are in town, and they're all depending on Nathan Detroit to set up this week's incarnation of 'The Oldest Established Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York'. The only problem is, he needs $1000 to get the place. Throw in Sarah Brown, who's short on sinners at the mission she runs. Sky Masterson, who accepts Nathan's $1000 bet that he can't get Sarah Brown to go with him to Havana. Miss Adelaide, who wants Nathan to marry her. Police Lieutenant Brannigan, who always seems to appear at the wrong time. Set the lot to the music and lyrics of Frank Loesser and you've got quite a musical... and quite a story! Includes the songs: Fugue for Tinhorns, 'Luck Be a Lady' & 'Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat'. Show dates are 17–26th October 2013 (2 x Saturday Matinees) , 7.30pm start evenings and 2.30pm matinees Ticket prices: £12.50 evenings / £10 matinee
James Mullinger – Living The Dream (Brand new stand up tour for 2013) Last year, James Mullinger's stand up show sold out every date on a national tour. This year, the critically acclaimed comedian, TV presenter, journalist and BBC Radio regular is back with his most hilarious, honest and uplifting show yet. Described by the Evening Standard as 'a rising comic star', by Jimmy Carr as 'a great stand up' and by Michael McIntyre as 'the next big thing', Mullinger's show is not to be missed! James Mullinger is about to become a father for the second time and he tells all on pregnancy, fatherhood, farts and Thomas The Tank Engine as well as life on the road, meeting Paul McCartney, his past as a hard drinking party machine and why he loves Kidderminster. Packed with hilarious stories, non-stop gags and a honesty rarely seen in stand up comedy, you are guaranteed to leave the show with a smile on your face and a spring in your step. With his usual lack of embarrassment, he shares the hysterical tales others would pay to conceal. Seen last year on TV with Jerry Seinfeld, Stewart Lee and also on Comedy Central interviewing Judd Apatow, Ross Noble and Daniel Craig, Mullinger is one of the most exciting and unmissable rising stars in the UK. Catch him now! What they say about James Mullinger: 'Fast paced, intelligent and very very funny.' Shappi Khorsandi 'Fantastic, very talented and very funny. The next big thing.' Michael McIntyre 'Compulsive viewing... A talented comedian worth keeping an eye on in the future.' Huffington Post 'Something of a sensation. Brutally honest, distinctly personal – the anecdotes come thick, fast and raucously funny.' Evening Standard 'A great show, very funny stuff.' Time Out 'The novel content and exuberant nature of his stand up makes him one to watch for the future.' The Guardian
Sherlock Homes – A Study in Fear!
The world's most famous detective in the world's most thrilling case... A gripping new play based on the classic story THE FINAL PROBLEM by Arthur Conan Doyle The world's most successful detective takes on the world's most notorious villain... Sherlock Holmes, brilliant, flawed and inclined to justice, locks horns in deadly combat with Professor James Moriarty, brilliant, flawed and wholly inclined to evil!
When Holmes arrives unexpectedly at the door of his old friend and colleague Dr Watson, at the beginning of this hugely entertaining new version of the classic Conan Doyle tale, he begs the good Doctor's assistance for one final case... and an exhilarating evening of chase, disguise, mystery and detection are the inevitable result, culminating in a breath–taking showdown at the tumultuous Reichenbach Falls. Rumpus... renowned for their striking special effects... ensure no holds are barred when they bring this most famous of all detective stories to the stage...
"a brilliantly executed and thoroughly enjoyable production for fans and non–fans of Holmes alike" (Panic Online Magazine)
International Medium Patricia Redmond (also known as Tricia) has established a reputation for conveying accurate and detailed information from those in the next life.While her compassion and sense of humour has won the hearts of many - her remarkable evidence that 'life is eternal' has gained her the respect of people in the UK and overseas. Join Patricia for an uplifting and inspiring evening as she demonstrates her natural ability to communicate between the 'two worlds'. DISCLAIMER: A demonstration of Mediumship is a form of experiment. No claims are made and a personal message is not guaranteed.
The SOUNDS OF SIMON A Tribute to Simon and Garfunkel As seen on BBC The One Show! The Sounds of Simon is a tribute to the wonderful music of Simon and Garfunkel. Lose yourself to nostalgia as the full band play such classics as Mrs Robinson, The Boxer, The Sounds of Silence and You Can Call Me Al as well as all the others that have established Paul Simon as one of the most successful songwriters of all time. Paul and Art are played to perfection, bringing in elements of their famously fractious relationship, as well as replicating the beautiful harmonies flawlessly. This is a wonderful show filled with excellent music, nostalgia, and a genuine love for some great musicians. www.soundsofsimon.co.uk "Ben is something of an expert on Paul Simon." - BBC The One Show "A world class act." - The Hinckley Times "The lead singers have excellent diction, wonderfully balanced harmonies and above all a friendly approach to audience contact. What a treat to listen to live sound with perfect volume." The Melton Times. "A musical feast for anyone who loves the songs of Paul Simon." -Chris Lloyd (Talon) "Our own Simon and Garfunkel." - Musician Records "Their harmonies were spot on." - The Outsider
To meet Oscar Wilde was an inducement printed by Victorian Society hostesses on soiree invitations. In this fascinating play Oscar Wilde gives a dissertation on his life in a lecture in 1899. Supported by colourful character and his friend, Lord Evelyn, and an actress, Penelope Dyall, we are taken, in a series of short scenes, on a journey through Wilde's life.
Alan Bennett's stage adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows has become a classic in its own right. When Mole goes boating with the Water Rat instead of spring-cleaning, he discovers a new world. As well as the river and the Wild Wood, there is Toad's craze for fast travel which leads him and his friends on a whirl of trains, barges, gipsy caravans and motor cars and even into battle. A wonderful evening for children of all ages.
Master story-teller, Andrew Meller, star of An Evening with the humour of Bob Newhart & Tom Lehrer, Talbot House and An Audience with Sherlock Holmes, presents a festive and topical evening of favourite Dickensian characters and stories. This 90 minute performance in two halves is a rich homage to the man who singularly influenced our Christmas festivities more than any other. There is of course Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the ghosts from Christmas Carol, but also Pickwick and his Christmas at Dingley Dell, Pip's Christmas encounter with the escaped convict Magwitch on the marshes, Christmas Eve in Cloisterham from The Mystery of Edwin Drood and The Christmas Dinner from Sketches by Boz. Christmas isn't Christmas without Dickens - A Very Dickensian Christmas is the perfect show for every theatre this December.
Our popular Christmas offerings with punch Christmas Entertainment and mince pies!
Bachelor Bernard couldn't be happier: a flat in Paris and three gorgeous stewardesses all engaged to him without knowing about each other. But Bernard's perfect life gets bumpy when his friend Robert comes to stay and a new and speedier Boeing jet throws off all of his careful planning. Soon all three stewardesses are in town simultaneously, timid Robert is forgetting which lies to tell to whom, and catastrophe looms. A riotous farce.
Young, rich, beautiful and newly married, Lady Windermere seems to have it all. That is until she is visited by one of London society's most notorious gossips, who suggests that not only is her husband having an affair with the mysterious Mrs Erlynne, but that this woman is about to turn up to Lady Windermere's 21st birthday ball. Soon nothing is as it seems in this comic thriller, full of intrigue, jealousy and brilliant one-liners.
'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.
|Mon 20th to Sat 25th May 2013||Dracula||Main||The Nonentities (A)|
|Friday 31st May 2013||From Broadway to Broadwaters||Main||Starlight Singers (A)|
|Mon 17th to Sat 22nd June 2013||Blood Brothers||Main||The Nonentities (A)|
|Wed 26 Jun - Fri 28 Jun 2013||Bugsy Malone||Main||KODYS (A)|
|Sat 29 Jun 2013||Musical Memories||Main||GWOS (A)|
|Sat 6 Jul - Sun 7 Jul 2013||Gifts Of Flame||Main||The Nonentities Youth Theatre (A)|
|Mon 9th - Sat 14 Sep 2013||What The Butler Saw||Main||(A)|
|Mon 7th - Sat 12 Oct 2013||Flarepath||Main||The Nonentities (A)|
|Thurs 17 - Sat 26 Oct 2013||Guys and Dolls||Main||Carpet Trades (A)|
|Sat 2 Nov 2013||James Mullinger||Main||(P)|
|Mon 4th Nov 2013||Sherlock Holmes - A Study In Fear||Main||Rumpus Theatre Company(P)|
|Thurs 7th Nov 2013||Patricia Redmond||Main||(A)|
|Fri 8th Nov 2013||Sounds Of Simon||Main||Table-Nine (P)|
|Mon 11th Nov - Sat 16th Nov 2013||To Meet Oscar Wilde||Studio||The Nonentities (A)|
|Mon 2nd - Sat 7th Dec 2013||Wind In The Willows||Main||The Nonentities (A)|
|Fri 13th Dec 2013||A Very Dickensian Christmas||Main||(P)|
|Wed 18th - Fri 20th Dec 2013||Christmas Entertainment 2013||Main||The Nonentities (A)|
|Mon 27th Jan - Sat 1st Feb 2014||Boeing Boeing||Main||The Nonentities (A)|
|Mon 24th Feb - Sat 1st Mar 2014||Lady Windermere's Fan||Main||The Nonentities (A)|
|Sat 29th Mar 2014||Talon Acoustic Show||Main||(P)|
|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)|
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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