The Broadbent Theatre’s Annual Panto – Auditions
We are auditioning for the Annual Panto – Beauty and the Beast
Please come along to the theatre on:
Thursday 19th July at 7.30pm
Sunday 22nd July at 11.00am (till 2.00pm)
If you would like to be involved either performing or helping backstage and can’t make these dates then please let us know.
Sunday 5th August and Wednesday 8th August
Advance Notice- Return of ‘Remembrance’ “Conchies”
Many of you will have seen ‘Remembrance’ in December, a play which tells the story of the founders of the LRP who came here as conscientious objectors during World War 2. The 3 performances were sold out and received very enthusiastically by audiences. There will be another opportunity to see the play for those who weren’t able to get tickets first time round or want to see it again on Sunday 5th August and Wednesday 8th August (details to be announced). The group will then be taking a modified version of the play to be called ‘Conchies!’ to the Edinburgh Fringe. It will be on for 6 evenings starting Monday August 13th at Venue 40, The Quaker Meeting House. If you or people you know will be visiting the Fringe that week the group (known as ‘A Certain Demographic’) would be delighted to receive some ‘home support’.
This Evil Thing – Written and performed by Michael Mears
January 1916. Bertrand Russell is one of the greatest mathematicians of his time. Bert Brocklesby is a young schoolteacher and Methodist preacher. When military conscription is brought in, their worlds are turned upside down. THIS EVIL THING is the compelling and inspiring story of the men who said no to war. From a chapel in Yorkshire to the House of Commons, from a cell in Richmond Castle to a firing squad in France, the questions raised here are as relevant and urgent as they were 100 years ago. Michael Mears, ‘the award-winning master of the one-man show’ (The List) portrays conscientious objectors and a host of other characters with breath-taking physical and vocal dexterity, in this highly original piece of storytelling – partly using verbatim testimonies, while interacting with a multi-layered sound landscape and vivid visual imagery. Michael’s previous solo plays – Soup, about homelessness, and Tomorrow We Do The Sky – won critical acclaim and a Scotsman Fringe First Award. He has also written and performed fi ve specially commissioned
solo plays for BBC Radio 4.