Anniversary Open Day Tours Oct 7th
Come and experience the Magic Sat Oct 7th: Tours at 12, 1.30pm, 3pm, 4.30pm
Tours are Free to Attend but please book a time
The Current Nomad Theatre is 25 years old! Come and see how we make the magic, in our professionally designed theatre, with a conducted tour. You will learn about the history of the theatre, see backstage, get to experience lighting,, sound and video hands on, and see the revolve in action.There will be displays of props, costumes and make up. The bar will be open so you can chat to us after the tour. Please book your tour in advance so we can manage numbers and everyone gets a chance to take part
Out of the fire Presents:Chopped Liver and Unions by J.J. Leppink
Friday 20th October at 8 pm, Tickets Adults £15, Children/Students £12
This is the story of women’s activist and Trade Unionist Sara Wesker. In 1928 She fought in the battle of Cable Street. Did this formidable woman’s passion for the cause destroy the passion for the love of her life? This has just finished playing to rave reviews at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe and is a must see
Outside Edge by Richard Harris
Directed by Jeffrey Wightwick
Tuesday 12th to Saturday 16th September at 7.30 pm
Roger has enough trouble assembling his cricket team to play against British Railways Maintenance Division Reading East, but these complications pall before those occurring among their wives and various girlfriends. As a final catastrophe, rain starts to fall.
Tickets Adults £15, Children and Students £10
This amateur production of “Outside Edge” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd on behalf of Samual French Ltd wwwconcordtheatricals.co.uk
Monday 3rd and Wednesday 5th July at 7.30 pm
Show dates: Tuesday 5th Dec to Sat 9th Dec at 7.30 pm and Sat 9 Dec at 2.30pm
Aladdin by Ben Crocker
Directed by Michael Ayres, Choreographer Samantha Potten
A hilarious traditional pantomime with a great script, brilliant songs and fabulous dancing. Set in Old Peking, will Aladdin outwit Abanazar and win over Princess Jasmine?
By Arrangement with Ben Crocker Pantomimes
Characters: Abanazar, Aladdin, Sergeant Ping, P.C. Pong, Widow Twankey, Wishee Washee, The Emporer, Princess Jasmine, Genie of the Ring, Genie of the Lamp, Panda, Chorus
If you would like to audition please email Moyra on [email protected] or just turn up on the night. If you are interested but cannot make the dates please let us know so we can arrange to see you
Alice the Musical
Saturday 1st July at 2.30 pm
Directed by Samantha Swanborough
Based upon the original story of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, bt Lewis Carroll. Adapted and dramatised by Mark and Helen Johnson and Richard Davis
Tickets: Adults £10, Children under 16 £6
Back by popular demand we are having another Murder Mystery Club Night with a 3 course Curry. The date is 8th July, time to be confirmed. There will be all the usual fun, and a raffle. If you would like to come along and join in the fun please email Moyra on email@example.com We will then contact you with the menu choices
The Nomes Present: “Alice The Musical
Directed by Samantha Swanborough
Based upon an original story of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll. Adapted and Dramatised by Mark and Helen Johnson and Richard Davis
Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July at 2.30pm
Tickets: £10, Under 16’s £6
Two Hilarious comedies
Snakeskin and Fur, Written and Directed by Phill Bingham
Honeymoon Suite by Tony Layton, Directed by Moyra Brookes
Tuesday 20th to Saturday 24th June at 7.45 pm in the Studio
Snakeskin and Fur
Liberty, a hustler, is searching for a man to help her with a scam. She needs to interview lots of men quickly so uses speed dating and meets Oscar (the best of a bad bunch!). She sets him a test, a short con. She describes how it should work and what he should do, they then try to play it out……….
Ageing, faded pop star Jet checks into the bridal suite with his new wife Pat, his PA of over 15 years. The marriage is, for him a publicity stunt, not so for her. Francis , the porter, gets drawn into the stunt. During their stay they gradually make discoveries about each other with a surprising conclusion…….
An amateur production by arrangement with Stagescripts Ltd
Auditions: May 16 and May 30th at 7.30pm at The Nomad Theatre
Show Dates: 12-16 September at 7.30pm
Outside Edge by Richard Harris
Directed by Jeff Wightwick
Roger has enough trouble assembling his cricket team to play the British Railways Maintenance Division Reading East, but these complications pall before those occurring among their various wives and girlfriends. As a final catastrophe, rain starts to fall
Roger: Middle Aged, Captain of the team, full of himself,talks down to people addressing them like his troops
Miriam: Middle aged, Roger’s wife, plain looking makes no effort, downtrodden
Bob: Middle aged, nervous man, smokes too much
Ginnie: Middle aged, Bob’s wife an attractive women with a faint northern accent
Dennis: Older Middle aged, tall if possible, drinks too much, self made sales manager
Maggie: middle aged Kevin’s wife, tall wears a fur coat at all times with a flat london accent
Kevin: middle aged short with a drinkers stomach (can be padded)
Alex: 20-30 Tall too much money, public school boy
Sharon: up to 25 Alex’s girlfriend. Very attractive, blonde feels out of place at the cricket club
This amateur production of “Outside Edge” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd. www.concordtheatricals.co.uk
If you are interested in auditioning please email Moyra [email protected] or just turn up on the night. If you cannot make the dates but want to audition please let us know so we can arrange to see you
Two One Act Comedies
Scheduled: 20-24th June at 7.30 pm
If you are interested please email Moyra Brookes, chair[email protected] or just turn up on the night. Please let us know if you are interested but cannot make it so we can arrange a suitable time to see you
Snakeskin and Fur written and directed by Phillip Bingham
An Original play: Liberty is a hustler and is in search of a man to assist her with a scam. She’s racing against time to find someone so uses speed dating to interview as many men as quickly as possible! Here she meets Oscar, who is the best of a bad bunch and with reluctance they get together.He thinks its because of his charm and ability to sell himself. Liberty decides to set him a test and settles on a simple “short-con” to test him. She describes to him (and hence the audience) how it should work and what he should do. They then try to play it out…….
Oscar: Playing age 30’s
Liberty: Playing age 30’s
Geoff: Male any age
Facilitator:Male or Female, any age
Barista:Male or Female, any age
Bartender: Male or Female, any age
Honeymoon Suite by Tony Layton
Directed by Moyra Brookes
Something Old Something New
Ageing and fading pop star Jet checks into the bridal suite with new wife Pat. She has been his PA for over 15 years and has seen it all. The marriage is, for him, a sham, a publicity stunt, not so for her. Francis the porter is an unwitting pawn in keeping the press at bay. During their stay they gradually make discoveries about each other with a surprising conclusion ……….
Jet: Middle aged faded rocker
Pat: 35-40 smart, quick witted PA to Jet
Francis: Wily, elderly Irish Porter
Bookham Light Operatic Society in association with The Nomads presents:
Orpheus in the Underworld
Directed by Jackie Shearer, Musical Director Laura Brown, Choreographer Samantha Potten
Wed 24th to Sat 27th May at 7.30pm and Sat 27th May at 2.30pm
A comic operetta in three acts. From the original by Hector Cremieux and Ludovic Halvy Music by Jaques Offenbach, New book and lyrics by Phil Park, Music adapted and arranged by Ronald Hanmer
Tickets: Adults 17, Children under 16 £12
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International on behalf of Joseph Weinberger Ltd
Two Hilarious Russian Farces
The Bear and The Proposal (part of The Sneeze)
by Anton Chekov, translated and adapted by Michael Frayn
The Bear Directed by Justin Cobb, The Proposal Directed by Murray Stephen
18-22 April at 8pm in the studio
This amateur production of “The Sneeze” (featuring The Bear and The Proposal only) is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd www.concordtheatricals.co.uk
The Bear: Grigory, a landlord has come to collect an outstanding debt but meets his match in the mourning widow, Elena, whose husband died 7 months ago. She has no money in the house , he won’t leave without it.This leads to a clash of wills. Can the butler get Grigory to leave before things get out of hand? How will it resolve itself? Come along and find out
The Proposal: A young Russian landowner goes to propose to his neighbour’s daughter. Apart from being a neurotic, hypochondriac he is very eligible and her father is delighted- so what could possibly go wrong? And what have two hunting dogs got to do with it?
Two one act comedies by Anton Chekov.
Scheduled: 18th -23 April at 8pm
If you are interested please email Moyra Brookes , [email protected] or just turn up on the night. Please let us know if you are interested but cannot make it so we can arrange a suitable time to see you.
The Bear by Anton Chekov Translated by Michael Frayn
Directed by Justin Cobb
A one Act Comedy. Elena’s Husband died 7 months ago and she is in deep mourning. Grigory arrives and explains she must settle her late husband’s debt. She has no money as she is waiting for her steward to arrive the following day. Grigory is angered and challenges her to a duel with surprising results…..
Elena Ivanovna Popova : a middle aged landowning widow with dimples on her cheeks, her husband has dies. Playing age 35-55
Grigory Stepanovitch Smirnov: a middle aged landowner. Playing age 35-55
Luka: Popova’s aged footman, caring, loyal and not so intelligent
The Marriage Proposal by Anton Chekov Translated by Michael Frayn
Directed by Murray Stephen
In this farce Ivan has come to propose marriage to his neighbour’s daughter, Natalia. After he has received permission to marry Natalya, she is invited into the room and he tries to convey the proposal. However a series of arguments follow on a variety of topics. This results in some interesting complications….
Stepan Stepanovitch Chubov: a landowner, bluff and hearty playing age 50+ but must be old enough to be Natalya’s father
Natalya Stepanovna : his daughter, described as 25 but playing age could be between 25-40. A robust country lady, argumentative but fond of Ivan
Ivan Vassilevitch Lomov: a neighbour, age given as 35 but playing age could be 35-50. Needs to play significantly younger than Chubov, nervous, tending to hypochondria but still capable of being equally argumentitive.
Table Manners by Alan Ayckbourn
Directed by Danny Sparkes
Tuesday 14th to Saturday 18th March at 7.30 pm
Tickets : Adults £15, Children/Students £12
This is our final play in the Norman Conquests Trilogy and it is often considered the funniest. We started off in the Garden in 2019, moved to the Living Room in 2021 and are now in the Dining Room in 2023! Will Annie get away for her illicit weekend? Her brother Reg and sister-in-law Sarah have arrived to look after mother. However, Norman has arrived to pick up Annie, contrary to plans. The family’s constant misunderstandings lead to arguments and complications …………..
This amateur production of “Table Manners” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd www.comcordtheatricals.co.uk
Blue Fire Theatre Co present:
Marie Lloyd Stole My Life by J.J.Leppink
Saturday 18th February at 7.30 pm
Tickets: Adults £15, Children/Students £12
A tale of tempestuous relationships, a scandalous divorce, infamous jewel heist and a rescue at sea- all set against the background of Victorian Music Hall, and all absolutely true!
Nelly Power was a male impersonator and headliner at all the major theatres, but life was not a bed of roses and she was finally usurped by the next teenage sensation, her end was both sad and premature. That “teenage sensation” was Marie Lloyd! “Marie Lloyd Stole my life” is the story of the unglamorous side of showbusiness in Victorian London, told through the subversive lens of Music Hall. It’s a bit Ripper Street and a bit EastEnders, with songs.
Horsley Live Music Club Present:
Friday 17th February at 8pm
Counterfeit Quo are the UK’s longest running Status Quo tribute band. Get ready to rock to Caroline, Down Down, Pictures of Matchstick Men, Rocking all over the World and Whatever you want as well as some better known album tracks. They have toured all over the UK and Europe.
Peter Pan By J.M. Barrie
A lively Pantomime version
Adapted and Directed by Graham Botterill
6th to 10th December at 7.30 pm and 10th December at 2.30 pm
Tickets: Adults £17 Children/Students £12
This amateur production of “Peter Pan” is presented by arrangement with Great Ormond Street Children’s Charity and Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd. wwwconcordtheatricals.co.uk
Cheshire Cats by Gail Young
Directed by Marion Millinger
Tuesday 15th to Saturday 19th November at 7.30 pm
Tickets: Adults £15, Children/Students £12
“Cheshire Cats” follows the antics of a group of friends as they aim to stride across the capital in record time in their decorated bras and posh new trainers, but the problem is that one of the team doesn’t seem to meet the physical criteria!
This London Moonwalk adventure is a cross between a girl’s night out and a real mission to support a cause so close to many hearts, with plenty of laughs and a few tears along the way. “Cheshire Cats is a truly comic homage to walkers, marshals and organisers of charity walks everywhere.
This amateur production of “Cheshire Cats” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd. www.concordtheatricals.co.uk
The Surrey Magicians Present :
An Evening of Close-Up and Stage Magic
Friday 21st October at 7.30 pm
Tickets: Adults £12, Children/Students £10
Prepare to be amazed! The evening will comprise a first half where you will be seated at a table and the magicians will move between the tables so you can see the magic “Close Up”. The second half will be traditional Stage Magic with the magicians on stage and the audience in the auditorium.
Blithe Spirit By Noel Coward
Directed By Murray Stephen
Tuesday 27th Sept to Saturday 1st Oct 2022 at 7.30 pm
Tickets: Adults £14 , Children/Students £10
This comedy sees Charles Condomine, a novelist, wanting to learn about the occult for a new book. He arranges for a medium to hold a seance at his house.. The scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his annoying and temperamental first wife Elvira after the seance. Elvira tries to disrupt Charles’s marriage to the straight laced Ruth who cannot see or hear the ghost. Chaos ensues! The medium , Madame Acarti, is called back to try and exorcise the ghost. Will Charles be left in peace with no further ghostly visits……?
This amateur production of “Blithe Spirit” is produced by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd. www.concordtheatricals.co.uk