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"It's 1963. The year Beatlemania was born, the Profumo affair scandalised Britain and preceded the resignation of Harold Macmillan, Ronnie Biggs, Buster Edwards and co. snatched £2.6m cash from the London to Glasgow mail train, the 'Britain in Bloom' campaign began, the US trounced 'Great Britain' 23-9 in the Ryder Cup .. and Cliff Richard and the Shadows took off on a joyous jaunt across Europe in a Routemaster bus in the film 'Summer Holiday'. The film is now a feel-good stage musical in Michael Gyngell and Mark Haddigan's adaptation, with Don and his fellow London Transport bus mechanics journeying through Paris, the Alps, Italy and then Greece, along the way picking up three young girls in a clapped-out Morris Minor and a young American pop star on the run from her domineering mother, and all to the strains of a hit-filled score featuring In the Country, Summer Holiday, I Could Easily Fall in Love with You, Bachelor Boy, Move It, Living Doll, The Young Ones and On the Beach. A real taste of Great British nostalgia to a score your audiences will already know and love!"
This riotously funny farce revolves around the efforts of invited party guests to save their host and themselves from a serious scandal. First on the scene is Ken who discovers Charley, a prominent Government official, in his bedroom, too dazed to speak, with a bullet wound in his ear. His wife, Vivian, and domestic help have disappeared. As the belated guests arrive with tales of 'car crashes' – in both their literal and marital lives– a second gun shot is heard. When the police intervene straws are drawn as to who should pretend to be Charley and a touching and fantastic explanation is concocted to cover the evening's 'goings on'.
(Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.)
AN ADDITIONAL DATE HAS BEEN ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND
On the back of the incredible success of their award winning 'Talon - The Best of Eagles' show; Jonny Miller, Chris Lloyd, Peter Anderson and Keith Buck began a labour of love. 'Talon - The Acoustic Collection', has to the guys amazement, taken on a life of its own, in fact, it has become so popular that they have just released a brilliant new acoustic album. 2014 will see the album being backed up with an extensive tour from 6th February - 5th April followed on the 20th July by a seven night cruise on board Fred. Olsen's largest and newest cruise ship 'Balmoral'. If you have not seen 'The Acoustic Collection' 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 simply leave you spellbound. Come and experience the other side of Talon as they perform a selection of their favourite contemporary acoustic classics from such artists as James Taylor, Simon & Garfunkel, Cat Stevens, CSN&Y, The Everly Bothers, Michael Jackson, The Eagles and many more...
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Come and join us as we journey through some of the most loved songs of this totally awesome decade! It has been decreed by the power of Greyskull that it will be an unashamed evening of big hair, neon brights, and all things eighties!! Why not find the inner Madonna in you...unleash that Boy George look or maybe pay homage to Dexys by wearing your dungarees! Let’s turn back the clock, enjoy the 'madness' and 'party like its 1999' all over again........'relax'...YES DO IT!!! ......book those tickets ....and enjoy a great night ....just step into the Delorean (which looks strangely like the Rose Theatre, Kidderminster) and we'll take you back in time to the greatest decade ever!
'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
|Thur 6th - Sat 15th Mar 2014||Summer Holiday||Main||Kidderminster Operatic and Musical Theatre Company (A)|
|Thur 20th - Sat 22nd Mar 2014||Rumours||Main||TOR (A)|
|Sat 29th - Sun 30th Mar 2014||Talon Acoustic Show||Main||(P)|
|Fri 4th Apr 2014||Blast from the Past We Love the 80s||Main||Limelight (A)|
|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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