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Broseley's panto - hey !!The panto has become an integral part of Broseley's enjoyment and expectations, and 2015's going to see the tradition upheld. This year, there's a new director (Gill Kelly).
Another new face is that of Bryan Shepherd, musical director, who's a member of Broseley's Community Choir - for whom he's done a host of original compositions, and many arrangements. There are several other new faces on the production team too - and they're all intent on keeping up the standard set across the years by Mike Kaiser and colleagues.
Sleeping Beauty's going to maintain the feel for a little bit of romance, fun, lusty good humour,and slapstick that we all expect from panto - oh yes we do !!!
As well as such regulars as Brian Haycock, Nick Downes, Joan & Mike Banks and Steph Tench, Gill's got some new faces in the cast. One is John Sugden who played the weighty role of Sir Thomas More in BroADS' "A Man for all Seasons" last year, but who's playing, this time, a wicked witch of all things! And then, we're told, there's going to be a good fairy "with attitude" - what next??
January 29 to 31 & February 1
then February 5 to 7.
Matinees Sat's & Sun's
Full details on posters around town
Clays are doing pre-panto special meals.
They're delicious !!!
details on posters
Following the sell-out phenomenon of AN AUDIENCE WITH DOREEN, this new satire introduces us to an hilarious alternative universe, populated entirely by women.
You’ll spot some familiar faces as they delve fearlessly into the controversial worlds of politics, religion, the monarchy, the NHS – and take an irreverent look at the new opium of the masses – TV.
A cast of thousands – all of whom bear an uncanny likeness to the irrepressible Ms Jordan – will take to the stage, including dear old Doreen herself. Sacred cows, lazy cows – nothing and no-one is off limits in this hilarious and merciless lampoon of all things British. So turn off the button marked ‘political correctness’ and prepare for a unique night at the theatre.
Here’s what they said about our previous show...
“GENIUS, BROUGHT TEARS TO MY EYES”
“OH MY GOD THIS IS AMAZING”
“VERY CLEVER AND VERY, VERY FUNNY”
“GILL JORDAN SHOULD BE MADE A DAME AT THE VERY LEAST”
WARNING: THIS SHOW CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE AND IS NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN.
Why are we showing you this?When Walt Disney's daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, Mary Poppins, he made them a promise. It was one that he didn't realize would take 20 years to keep.
It only won 11 awards !!
In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood movie machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, she reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney's plans for the adaptation.
For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on the author, but the prickly person doesn't budge. He soon begins to watch helplessly as Travers becomes increasingly immovable and the rights begin to move further away from his grasp.
It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the truth about the ghosts that haunt her, and together they set Mary Poppins free to ultimately make one of the most endearing films in cinema's history.
They will be playing recorded music for Sequence, Ballroom and Latin dancing, and are hoping to make it a regular monthly event - depending on interest.
So? It scores 8.2
Does that make it worth seeing,
at THIS price ???
Emile Hirsch, Marcia Gay Harden, William Hurt (Directed by Sean Penn)
Who’s in it?
What’s it about?This is a drama based on the true story of Christopher McCanless, a young man who leaves his middle class existence to live in the Alaskan wilderness.
Giving up his home, family and all possessions except the few he carries on his back, McCandless embarks on a journey through America. His ultimate goal is to reach the wilds of Alaska to spend time with untamed nature, away from the obligations and relationships of the modern world.
In the months leading up to his ‘Great Alaskan Adventure’ his travels take him on a journey of self discovery where he learns to appreciate the world around him and reflect on his troubled upbringing. When he reaches Alaska he is ill prepared for the hardships to come.
Won 26 awards !!
Amateur dramatics with real drama.
Broseley's highly regarded drama group are going to grip us with yet another outstanding play, directed by Bill Mills – you can expect yet another outstanding performance. It'll be played in the round, with an intermingling of stage and screen.
Ella Fitzgerald's is a beautiful rendition of 'Someone Who'll Watch Over Me': a soulful song about love. Frank McGuinness knew it well, and he used it to name his spellbinding play, which is definitely not a love story.
The scene is a cell in the Lebanon, where the Hezbollah are holding three hostages. The trio of men live for months: no, for years, in perpetual fear, trapped in their breeze-block cell.
Someone Who'll Watch Over Me digs deep into the discomforts and complexities of their emotions. McGuinness shows us the intimate relationships and bonds which form in this clever ‘stuck in a lift’ scenario. Trying to alleviate the intense, killing boredom, the inmates share their failings, their ambitions and their paranoia. All of this blends together to create the rich and complex characters. The growing tension is relieved intermittently with banter between the hostages, who are an Englishman, an Irishman and an American. McGuinness cleverly takes advantage of the comic potential between these closely linked yet sometimes conflicting nations, even though he's caught them up in the most horrendous of situations.
This infamous production had millions of Americans in a state of panic because they thought that a real Martian invasion was taking place. Our version, adapted and directed by Liz Herdson, will reproduce most of the sound effects manually, with some help from the audience, so it will be a lot of fun - but be prepared to scream as well!
Date changed from 10 to 14 - Jan 29th.
Added 30 Jan