Show dates are 1st to 6th May 2017
Auditions for The 39 Steps have been announced. See http://www.theatre62.org.uk.
Auditions are taking place on 10th, 11th, 14th October at Theatre 62. Show dates: 20-25 February 2017.
Based on the book and the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film, The 39 Steps is a splendid mix of comedy, adventure, mystery and thriller. Richard Hannay is a bored London gentleman whose life suddenly becomes infinitely more interesting when a woman is murdered in his apartment. Who is she? Why did she take refuge with him? And what are the mysterious 39 Steps?
Framed for her murder, Hannay flees London for Scotland on a mission to find out the answers to these and other questions. Along the way he comes across an assortment of unusual and mysterious characters and is reluctantly accompanied by prim Pamela, who inadvertently finds herself handcuffed to Hannay. Will they save Britain from a den of devious spies?
A small cast plays countless characters in this wonderfully inventive and gripping comedy about an ordinary man on an extraordinarily entertaining.
Details can be found at http://www.theatre62.org.uk
Just a few of the Theatre 62 team that came along to the West Wickham Village Day organised by the Friends of Blake Park. What started out as a typically grey and damp Bank Holiday Monday soon became a beautifully warm and sunny day. Thousands attended – of all ages – and strolled round the 80+ stalls and stands of local West Wickham clubs, organisations and businesses.
The entries for the 2016 Bromley Theatre Guild Full Length Play Festival are:
Di and Viv and Rose by Amelia Bullmore
Aged 18, three women join forces. Life is fun. Living is intense. Together they feel unassailable. Crackling with wisdom and wit, Di and Viv and Rose is a humorous and thoughtful exploration of friendship’s impact on life and life’s impact on friendship.
27th – 30th April. 7:45pm
Adjudication Thursday 28th April
Hayes Village Hall, Hayes Street, Bromley, BR2 7LH. Box Office 07905210718
Pornography by Simon Stephens
It’s July 2005 and Britain feels like the centre of the world. Big events are happening and everyone is talking about them. In schools, offices, streets, shops, parks and homes – there’s a buzz in the air. But in less than an hour in central London, everything changes.
21st – 23rd April. 8 pm
Adjudication Thursday 21st April
Downe Village Hall, High Street, Downe, Kent, BR6 7UT, 01322 383991
Collaboration by Ronald Harwood
In 1931, composer Richard Strauss and writer Stefan Zweig embark on an invigorating artistic partnership. But Zweig is a Jew and the Nazis are on the march. Is it possible to keep artistic aspiration and political action separate? How fine is the line between collaboration and betrayal?
25th – 30th April 8 pm
Adjudication Wednesday 27th April
Wickham Theatre Centre, Corkscrew Hill West Wickham, BR4 9BA, 07542 716888
Farnborough Dramatics Society
The Enquiry by Charlotte Hastings
An enquiry is to be held by a prisoner was attacked. The Governor and her staff soon discover that the reason for the attack was not what it, at first appeared to be.
19th – 21st May 8pm
Adjudication: Friday 20th May
Farnborough Village Hall, Farnborough Orpington Kent BR6 7BB. Tel 01689 854995
Beckenham Theatre Centre
Waiting for GODOT by Samuel Beckett
Beckett’s masterpiece is about two men waiting for Godot to arrive. Two other men join them for a short period and then leave. After this a boy arrives to confirm that Godot will not be arriving that day!
14th – 19th March 7.30 pm
Adjudication Friday 18th March
46 Bromley Rd, Beckenham, Kent BR3 5XL, tel 07500 908331
Bromley Little Theatre
The Lieutenant of Inishmore by Martin McDonagh
Psychotic IRA terrorist Mad Padraic only cares about one thing more than Irish independence and that’s his beloved cat, Wee Thomas. So when Padraic learns that Wee Thomas has been killed, someone’s going to pay. Big time. And when a group of hit men arrive to assassinate Padraic, the body count goes into overdrive.
8th – 16th April 7:45pm
Adjudication Friday 15th April
North Street, Bromley, Kent BR1 1SB, tel 020 3189 1690
The Thrill of Love by Amanda Whittington
A gripping drama about Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain. A divorcee with a young child to care for, Ruth works in the kind of nightclubs where there’s more than just a drink on offer.
28th – 30th April 2016
Adjudication: Friday 29th April
Burnt Ash Drama Association
On the Razzle by Tom Stoppard
The story revolves around one long chase, chiefly after two naughty grocer’s assistants who, when their master goes off on a binge with a new mistress, escape to Vienna on a spree.
7th – 9th April 7:45pm
Adjudication Saturday 9th April
St Andrews Church Hall, Burnt Ash Lane BR1 5AF
Pratts Bottom Dramatic Society
The Reunion by Peter Gordon
28th – 30th April
Adjudication: Saturday 30th April
105 Cudham Lane North Orpington Kent 020 8650 6187
One Man Two Guvnors by Richard Bean.
ln the British seaside town of Brighton, Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle.
band. Despondent and desperate for chips, Henshall ends up in the employ of Roscoe Crabbe, a small-time hood from the East End of London. But it turns out that ”Roscoe” is really his twin sister Rachel in disguise; the real Roscoe was murdered by Rachel s boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.
As fate would have it, Stanley is also hiding out in Brighton and waiting to be reunited with Rachel, and, as fate would further have it, he ends up employing Henshall as well.
ln order to keep both his jobs Henshall must keep his two guvnors from discovering each other as well as sort out a little romance of his own.
17th – 19th March 8:00pm
Adjudication: Saturday 19th March
St Francis Church Hall, Ravenswood Avenue, West Wickham Kent, BR4 0PW, tel 0845 680 4568
Awards and Finals Night: Friday 24th June at Keston Village Hall, Heathfield Road BR2 6BA
Please check http://www.bromleytheatreguild.org/ for the latest information.