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Orphaned Oliver Twist goes from mistreatment in the London workhouses to falling in with a gang of pickpockets led by the roguish Fagin, the kindhearted Nancy, and the menacing Bill Sykes, before finally finding a home, in Lionel Bart's musical adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel.
Music, Lyrics & book by Lionel Bart, based on the novel by Charles Dickens.
a gentle comedy about a self-help group for Agoraphobics run by Gwenda, who is an ex-agoraphobic herself. She bullies three of them to help out at a local rummage sale. Margaret, Katrina and Bell-Bell have all become agoraphobics for various reasons which become apparent during the play. Beneath the humour lies pain and tragedy bringing a great deal of pathos.
A hilarious view of amateur theatre where Guy Jones joins a local operatic society that is putting on The Beggar's Opera. He rapidly progresses through the ranks to become the male lead, while simultaneously conducting liaisons with several of the female cast. Many of the songs from The Beggar's Opera are kept within the play, usually being sung with their own, new context.
Our popular Christmas offerings with punch and mince pies!
Simon Mostyn and Kay Ridgeway, a rich woman, are on their honeymoon on a paddle steamer on the Nile. Among those present are Canon Pennefather, Kay's guardian, and Jacqueline, his former lover who has been dogging their footsteps all through the honeymoon. Simon is shot in the knee. A few moments later Kay is found shot in her bunk. Can Canon Pennefather lay bare an audacious conspiracy and make sure the criminals do not go free?
The Nonentities once more join the R.S.C. Open Stages project with their version of this well known Shakespeare play. A play of wit, wisdom and wrong doing in which Shylock and Antonio lock horns over money and Portia finds a husband in unusual circumstances.
With all the charm of an old-fashioned musical comedy, this show combines memorable music with comic writing to create an evening of pure fun! Non-stop tomfoolery unfolds as a cockney cut-up attempts to prove himself worthy of his inheritance. KODS present a true blockbuster and a fantastic show for the whole family. Book & Lyrics L.Arthur Rose and Douglas Furber. Music by Noel Gay. Book revised by Stephen Fry. Contribution to revisions by Mike Ockrent
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.
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Written in 1989 but still astonishingly real today, this much performed yet no less loved two-hander set in a local pub waltzes the audience through a spectrum of human emotion, weaving a rich tapestry of life in a working class town through intimate insights into the lives of the Landlord and his wife and the colourful pub regulars.
The famous play that spawned the musical My Fair Lady is Shaw’s most popular. It follows the story of Lisa Doolittle, who is gradually transformed from a flower girl to a duchess for a bet by a professor of language, Higgins. Unfortunately Higgins fails to appreciate that she is a human being with feelings, and this leads to many a humorous encounter.
Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing's On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring: all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play. The play opens with a touring company dress-rehearsing Nothing On, a conventional farce. Mixing mockery and homage, Frayn heaps into this play-within-a-play a hilarious melée of stock characters and situations
|Thur 16th Oct - Sat 25th Oct 2014||Oliver||Main||Carpet Trades Musical Theatre Company (A)|
|Fri 31st Oct 2014||Patricia Redmond||Main||(P)|
|Tues 4th Nov - Sat 8th Nov 2014||Pirates of Penzance||Main||Worcester Gilbert & Sullivan Soc.(A)|
|Fri 14th Nov 2014||The Sounds Of Simon||Main||(P)|
|Mon 17 Nov - Sat 22 Nov 2014||Bazaar and Rummage||Studio||Nonentities (A)|
|Mon 1 Dec - Sat 6 Dec 2014||A Chorus of Disapproval||Main||Nonentities (A)|
|Tue 16 Dec - Fri 19 Dec 2014||Christmas Entertainment||Main||Nonentities (A)|
|Sun 28 Dec 2014 - Sat 3 Jan 2015||The Snow Princess||Main||Limelight (A)|
|Saturday 17 Jan 2015||Scenes, Sonnets and Swords||Main||(A)|
|Mon 26 Jan - Sat 31 Jan 2015||Murder on the Nile||Main||Nonentities (A)|
|Mon 23 Feb - Sat 28 Feb 2015||The Merchant of Venice||Main||Nonentities (A)|
|Thu 5 Mar - Sat 14 Mar 2015||Me and My Girl||Main||KODS (A)|
|Mon 23 Mar - Tues 24 Mar 2015||Talon||Main||Talon Music Ltd (P)|
|Mon 20 Apr - Sat 25 Apr 2015||Two||Studio||Nonentities (A)|
|Mon 11 May - Sat 16 May 2015||Pygmalion||Main||Nonentities (A)|
|Mon 8 Jun - Sat 13 Jun 2015||Noises Off||Main||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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