The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomens’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of Macbeth

Tuesday 17th-Saturday 21st May at 7.30 pm; The Nomads present an amazing comedy:

The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of MACBETH

By David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jnr

Directed by Elaine Burns

Tickets: Adults £14 Students £10

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6 ladies of the Guild bravely or foolishly attempt Macbeth. Mrs Reece, Thelma and 4 other ladies of a mixed age range play all the best parts! Henry the Stage Manager is forced to take over as Lady Macbeth and an increasingly angry producer plays Macbeth for several Pages. All of the fun and tricks we expect from a Farndale Production If you like “The Play That Goes Wrong ” you will love this!

Ember Big Band present: Fine Women and Song

World Premiere

Ember Big Band Present : Fine Women and Song

Saturday 7th May 7.30 pm

Tickets Adults £14, Children/Students £10

This amazing evening tells the story of of the world’s greatest female performers, musicians, composers and lyricists. You will hear some brilliant music and learn some amazing facts. The last time the band visited the theatre they sold out!

Sold Out: Horsley Live Music Club Present: Counterfeit Beatles

SOLD OUT :Horsley Live Music Club Present: Counterfeit Beatles

Friday 25th March at 8.00pm

Tickets £17.50

Described as ‘the UK’s most authentic and entertaining Beatles tribute band’, the Counterfeit Beatles were formed 20 years ago today.

Since then, the band has performed more than 1,000 times at festivals, theatres and TV shows in the UK, Europe, India, Japan and South Korea.

In a two-hour show, complete with costume changes, the Counterfeit Beatles re-create the magic of the world’s most famous band. Get your ticket to ride now – the Counterfeit Beatles are as close to the real thing as you are ever likely to get.

TOP FLIGHT Productions present : “Choice Grenfell”

TOP FLIGHT Productions present:

“Choice Grenfell”

Friday 11th-Saturday 12th March at 7.30 pm

Tickets: Adults £15 Students £10

This show celebrates the life of Joyce Grenfell and provides a unique view into her life through the eyes of her much respected friend and musical director William Blezard

 

Alice In Wonderland

Alice In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

23rd-27th November 2021

Adapted and Directed by Graham Botterill

Tickets: adults £16, children/students £10.

The Nomad Theatre proudly presents a celebration of Mr Lewis Carroll’s enchanting fantasy – a splendid time is guaranteed for all!

Join us for our family-friendly adaptation of the classic story of Alice, a little girl who falls down a rabbit hole one summer afternoon. On her journey into Wonderland, she’ll meet many new friends, and see some extraordinary sights.

This production is brought to you by the NODA award-winning team who produced A Christmas Carol in 2019.

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Living Together

Living Together by Alan Ayckbourn

14-18th September 2021 at 7:30 pm

Tickets: adults £14, students £10.

Directed by Danny Sparkes

Living Together is the middle play of the ‘Norman Conquests’ by Alan Ayckbourn. Fortunately, each play can be performed independently, although the action takes place over one weekend among the same group of related people.

A common factor is Norman’s inadequate attempts to ‘seduce’ his sister-in-law and brother-in-law’s wife, whilst keeping his own wife happy! This is a comedy that shows just what happens when families misunderstand what is happening under their noses!! The common theme is Norman’s assertion – “but I love you!”

All That Glisters – The Nomes

A show by The Nomes

All That Glisters

10th & 11th July 2021 at 3:30pm

Tickets: Adults £6, Children/Students £4

During the Spring Term, we conducted classes online and we’re working together on creating our brand new summer show: ‘All that Glisters’ or Shakespeare meets Hollywood!

The show mixes plots and characters from Shakespeare’s plays with late 20th century stereotypes and Hollywood movie glamour. The characters all dream of movie industry fame and winning gold. Imagine Juliet as a movie starlet, Prospero as a  producer, Caliban as a director, Romeo as a stuntman and the Fairies as an award-winning pop group!

To realise their dreams they journey through storm and peril to Hollywoodland. A fun-packed and original piece of family theatre…

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Written and Directed by Sammy Swanborough & Matt Findlay

Devised with The Nomes students

Production Manager: Jackie Shearer

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens

Adapted and Directed by Graham Botterill

Tuesday 11th to Saturday 15th December at 7.30pm, matinee on Saturday at 2.30pm

Tickets: adults £16, children/students £10 (£12 for adults on the 11th)

Box office: 01483 284747 or Book Online

The famous tale of Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey from miserable miser to generous benefactor, has been a popular feature of Christmas since it was published in 1843. Scrooge’s redemption is prompted by the visitation of a succession of spirits. By turns exciting, terrifying, amusing and always moving; this story is a wonderful prelude to Christmas.

The Chalk Garden by Enid Bagnold

The Chalk Garden

By Enid Bagnold

Directed by Murray Stephens

Tuesday 13th to Saturday 17th November at 7.45pm in the studio

Tickets: adults £12, children/students £10

A troubled teenage girl lives with her eccentric grandmother, Mrs. St. Maugham, in a big house in Sussex, with a Chalk Garden. When a new governess is hired, partly to keep Laurel’s mother from taking her back, the brittle calm of the household is shaken. Miss Madrigal has no past, and no references; but when Mrs. St Maugham’s old friend the Judge comes to lunch, secrets are revealed and illusions destroyed.

Enid Bagnold’s 1955 play deals with issues that are as relevant now as they were in the 50’s, renewing and rebuilding lives, and above all the need for love, and the need to move on.

It was first performed on Broadway, in 1955. It opened in London in 1956 with Edith Evans and Peggy Ashcroft, and was the most successful play that year, eclipsing both “Look Back in Anger” and “The Deep Blue Sea”. It won numerous awards in Britain and on Broadway, including rave reviews from Kenneth Tynan. It has been revived regularly. There was a run at the Donmar Theatre in 2008, with Margaret Tyzack (her last play) Penelope Wilton and Felicity Jones in her breakthrough role, and it is running at Chichester this year with Penelope Keith. It was also filmed in 1964 starring Edith
Evans, Deborah Carr, Hayley Mills and John Mills.

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

Much Ado About Nothing

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Andrew Hamel-Cooke

Tuesday 9th to Saturday 13th October at 7.45pm

Tickets: adults £14, children/students £10 (£12 for adults on the 9th)

A sharply witty romantic comedy – a battle of the sexes. As soldiers memories of conflict give way to a life of parties and masked balls, two fall madly, deeply in love, while another two reignite their own altogether more combative courtship.

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Trivial Pursuits by Frank Vickery

Trivial Pursuits

By Frank Vickery

Directed by Michael Ayres

Wednesday 12 to Saturday 15 September at 7.45pm

Tickets: adults £12, children/students £10

At the summer meeting of the local am dram society, next season’s play is to be announced. The society’s business manager, Nick, runs into trouble, having promised a different show and the plum roles to four different people.

In this comedic look at the world of ‘am-dram’, the audience may find the scenarios of hidden agendas, scores to be settled and all the behind-the-scenes shenanigans which go into a production, a little familiar.

All in all, this play will make you chuckle and chortle, perhaps even raise the odd wry eyebrow or groan! Now, does anyone know how to light a barbecue properly?

A comedic look at the world of amateur dramatics!

  • Derek – Paul Asher

Play In A Week 2018 – Keeping Score

Play In A Week celebrates 20 years in 2018!

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Keeping Score

Directed by Brandon McGuire

Performances 28 July at 7.30 and 29 July at 2.30

Tickets: £13

Book online or call 01483 284747

The Nomads annual week-long project for people with a range of physical and/or learning disabilities. A special play is commissioned each year with a unique part to suit every individual wanting to participate. Not to be missed!

Love Me Slender by Vanessa Brooks

Love Me Slender

By Vanessa Brooks

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Directed by Andrew Hamel-Cooke

Tuesday 10th to Saturday 14th July at 7.30pm

Tickets: adults £14, students £10

Box office: 01483 284747 or book online

A perceptive and comedic look at a modern issue… Siobhan, the ‘Achiever of the Year’ inspires her hopeful new recruits in the Slim For Life dieting club. Siobhan has lost seven stone, found a new self, a fulfilling job and a wonderful husband. Now, she encourages others to achieve the same.

These are seven very contrasting women – Siobhan, the leader of the group and a total control freak, who struts around the stage in her ‘Achiever of the Year’ banner and her ever faithful Kelly, quiet and deep and heading for disaster from the moment the play opens. Claudette the Liverpudlian, with an obsession for food, attractive, confident and loud, who is the exact opposite of Rosie, the dowdy and lank-haired loser. There is Lucinda, who feels far more at home with a large gin and tonic, is sophisticated , smart and could organise any office in the city. Celia is a jolly hockey sticks lady and everybody’s friend with a perfect marriage, or so we are lead to believe, initially, and Jean who is being ripped off by Siobhan and cannot afford to be.

The cast

  • Siobhan – Moyra Brookes
  • Claudette – Cheryl Chamberlain
  • Rosie – Laura Spalding
  • Lucinda – Sarah Gage
  • Celia – Susan Monteregge
  • Jean – Nikky Kirkup
  • Kelly –  Emily Ingold

“A Right Royal Romance” in association with BLOS

In association with Bookham Light Operatic Society

A Right Royal Romance

A concert of romantic songs from the shows to celebrate the Royal wedding, presented to you by BLOS!

Musical Director: Selena Hegarty

Thursday 17 to Saturday 19 May at 7.30

Tickets: £12 – call 01483 284747 or book online.

With songs from composers such as Andrew Lloyd Webber, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Loewe, Gilbert and Sullivan, Franz Lehár, Leonard Bernstein.

Enjoy hearing musical numbers from the shows you love… Oklahoma, Les Miserables, The Phantom of The Opera, Patience, My Fair Lady, Half a Sixpence, Ruddigore, Kiss Me Kate and more!

Box office: 01483 284747 or www.ticketsource.co.uk/nomadtheatre

Showtime Singalong – with The Duffers & Gruffers Choir

Showtime Singalong – with The Duffers & Gruffers Choir

Saturday 24th March 2018 at 7:30pm

In aid of Play In A Week 2018

Presenting songs from their favourite shows, the D&G Choir and their Musical Director, Martin Hall invite you to join them in a “Showtime Singalong” featuring songs from Oliver, My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, Oklahoma, Carousel and many more.

You’ll have the words so you can join in a much or as little as you like. There will also be a selection pf special performances for you to sit back and enjoy!

This evening is open to everyone and will be raising funds for Play In A Week’s 20th anniversary production in 2018.

Tickets £12 via the box office on 01483 284747 or www.ticketsource.co.uk/nomadtheatre

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About Play In A Week

Play In A Week is the Nomads annual week-long project for people with a range of physical and/or learning disabilities.
It enables actors with learning and/or physical disability to enjoy the magic and benefits of participating in a show and putting on 2 public performances every summer in our fully equipped and accessible modern theatre.

To achieve this, a cast of around 50 performers are backed by over 60 volunteers and specialist professionals. A special play is commissioned each year with a unique part to suit every individual wanting to participate.

New songs and music are composed, and dances choreographed to fit the script. Personal achievements since 1999 are both inspiring and humbling. Accessing performing arts and being part of this very special company has amazing benefits for our participants and volunteers, as well as providing great entertainment for our audiences!

Funding for this project comes primarily from donations and fundraising events which run throughout the year.