Play in a Week – inclusive theatre rehearsed over a week

Strictly Come Shakespeare directed by Brandon McGuire

Workshops every day Monday 25 July to Friday 29 July 2016

Performances 30 July at 7.30, 31 July at 2.30

Tickets ; £12

“Our specially commissioned play for 2016 is “Strictly Come Shakespeare” – where, in the year of the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death, a modern TV classic comes over all Shakespearian!

Play In A Week is an annual week-long fully inclusive project, now in its 18th year, which enables actors with learning and/or physical  disabilities to enjoy the magic and benefits of participating in a theatre show and putting on public performances. “

Play In A Week 2016 production

Play In A Week 2016 production

Starting on a Monday morning each July, between 40 and 50 enthusiastic and talented participants and a raft of volunteer helpers, along with a team of specialist professionals start work at the Nomad Theatre in East Horsley.

The actors work hard everyday throughout the week to rehearse, learning lines, songs and dance routines from scratch.  There are no “limitations” on who can be an actor at Play In A Week.  Everyone is welcome regardless of disability.  All we require is that people come along with enthusiasm, energy and team spirit, and are able to attend every day in order to learn their parts and be an equal part of the Company.


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There are lots of ways in which you can get involved to volunteer at Play In A Week and have some fun helping put on the show!

During the rehearsal week itself, and for the performances, we need helpers to support our participants in a range of ways:  Assistance with script reading and learning lines, mobility, transport, having lunch and refreshments, learning dance routines, making quick costume changes, remembering cues and entrances.

Loserville by Elliott Davis and James Bourne


In association with Showdown Theatre Arts

Saturday 16 July and Sunday 17 July at 3pm and 7.30

Tickets:  adults £12, children/students £10

It’s 1971 and Michael and his sci-fi obsessed, social misfit friends are about to change the course of history, fashion and dating in no particular order.


Club Night in memory of Alan Wiseman Friday 1st July at 7.30


We are holding a Club Night in memory of Alan  Wiseman who died  suddenly on 15th February.

Alan joined the Nomads as an actor in 1997 to take part in a Young Nomad production Much Ado About Nothing.  He became a regular director and actor, performed at club nights and was Editor of Nomad News.

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The evening will also be a fundraiser for the new bar.  You won’t need a ticket but there will be a retiring collection.

So far we have the cast of Pajama Game performing Steam Heat and the knife throwing scene,  Graham Botterill and Richard Peachey performing one of the Pete and Dud sketches, Adrian Juste will sing The Elements from Tomfoolery, while James Marr will accompany many others.


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Arabian Nights

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Nomes Youth Theatre Summer Show

Arabian Nights

Directed by Rachel Scott and Francesca Peplow

Friday 24 June at 7.30, Saturday 25th June at 2.30 and 7.30, Sunday 26th June 2.30

Tickets: adults £10, children under 16 £7

Join us on a trip to faraway lands filled with genies, flying carpets and magic lamps!  This magical and creative production is devised by the Nomes’ four Youth Theatre groups who are all aged between 4 and 18.




The Pajama Game

PG Game front A5 JPEGThis delightful 50s musical is presented at the Nomad Theatre, Bishopsmead Parade, East Horsley, KT24 6RT, in association with Bookham Light Operatic Society.  Performances run from Wednesday 11th to Saturday 14th May at 7.30, matinee on Saturday at 2.30.

The Pajama Game’ was an instant hit when first staged on Broadway, winning the Tony Award for best musical in 1955 and further fame via the 1957 film starring Doris Day.  One of the all time musical theatre classics.
At the Sleep-Tite pajama factory all is not well and the atmosphere is far from calm and snoozy.  The workers are up in arms having been refused a seven-and-a-half cents per hour pay rise by the intransigent owner, Mr Hasler.

Into this cauldron  of bubbling industrial unrest comes Sid Sorokin, the handsome new factory Supervisor.  He quickly comes up against the Grievance Committee led by feisty, good looker Babe Williams and falls head over heels in love with her.  But, as ever, the path of true love doesn’t run smooth as they clash over divided loyalties – a battle of the sexes plus management v labour.  Will our lovers win through?
Intrigue, shenanigans, fun and frolic follow with sharp witty dialogue and songs and dance numbers that have become musical theatre standards including ‘Hey There!’, ‘I’m not at all in Love’, ‘Steam Heat’ and ‘Hernando’s Hideaway’.
Don’t miss this joyous, timeless, musical comedy performed by a superb cast and talented musicians. Come and join the fun.
Tickets are £16 adults, £12 children under 16.  Call the box office on 01483 284747 and leave a message on the answerphone.  You can call into the theatre on Saturday mornings between 10.00 and 12.30 or book online via Ticket Source.  The theatre is easily accessible to wheelchair users.IMG_1180

Bugsy Malone (Showdown Theatre Arts)

Bugsy Malone in association with Showdown Theatre Arts

Alan Parker’s film noir spoof complete with splurge guns.
The Nomad Theatre, Surrey on Sunday 17 April 2016
Starts at 2:00PM
Ticket Price: £8.00 – £10.00*
*booking fee applies
Box Office: 01483 284747

Hayfever by Noel Coward


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Hayfever by Noel Coward directed by Alan Wiseman

Alan Wiseman passed away unexpectedly on 15 February but Jeff Wightwick has stepped in as director.  He and the cast are determined to make the play as good as Alan wanted.

22-26 March at 7.45

Tickets:  adults £14, children/students £10, adults £12 on Tuesday

Hayfever is one of Noel Coward’s funniest and most sparkling plays written in a single creative weekend. Each of the dysfunctional Bliss family invites a lover for the weekend; but the results fail to fulfil their expectations – with hilarious results.



Play in a Day

Nomes Youth Theatre presents

Play in a Day Fundraiser

Saturday 4 February performance at 4pm

Tickets:  charity donation on the door for the Anaphylaxis Campaign

Indie artist Zach Johnson at Surrey Showcase

Offering us lyrically driven indie-folk tunes…

Zach Johnson

Zach Johnson is an artist from South-East England, writing lyrically driven indie folk tunes. He has been touring extensively for the last 2 years all round the country, supporting such acts as Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar, The Black Feathers and Luke Jackson at sold out shows.

He has appeared at Trinity Folk Festival, The Big Feastival and Walton Folk Festival, where he was featured in a Folk Radio article, describing him as ‘the stand out courtyard performer‘. Zach released his debut EP, The Last Days of June in 2016 and a single, Small Town, in early 2018, to excellent response. (Spotify link)

Don’t forget to keep an eye on our social media feeds for announcements of new artists… and of course, apply if you wish to take part.

Buy tickets here! TICKETS

Back to Surrey Showcase…

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