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The Match GirlsA musical drama by Bill Owen and Tony Russell
Tue 23rd - Sat 27th Octobver 2018
Directed by Kerry King
The Matchgirls musical is a political story of women's empowerment and is quite relevant this year as it is 100 years since the suffragette movement made a difference for women. It focuses on the lifestyle of the women match cutters at the Bryant and May factory in Bow, London who went out on strike in July 1888 to protest about the poor working conditions and severe health threats in the match factory. Essentially it's a musical designed, like all musicals, to tug at the heart strings. This will be a musical that will be fun to be involved in and entertaining to watch.
Box OfficeTickets are now available via the Box Office
PerformancePerformances start at 7.30pm prompt, the bar will be serving refreshments from 7.00pm and during the interval.
Bouncers and Shakersby John Godber and Jane Thornton
18th to 23rd February
Directed by Alison Baker and Sarah McCarthy
We are delighted to announce these two iconic plays as our February production. The plays will run on alternate nights to allow our audience to see these companion pieces one after the other, bringng alive the settings of a nightclub and wine bar in the north of Engand in the 1980s. Bouncers features four actors and Shakers four actresses who personify the various characters that populate their working hours.
The plays are poignant, funny and have deservedly become modern classics.
Read ThroughsA read through will take place on Monday 29th October 7.30pm at the theatre. Reading copies are available and audition speeches can be advised.
AuditionsAuditions for both plays will be held from 7.30pm at the theatre on THURSDAY 1st November. All Welcome
CastThe actors can be of age 18 upwards and the actresses 18 to 40ish.
There will be some choreographed movement involved but not complicated dancing, however the 80s soundtrack will be vital to setting the sense of time and place.
Really terrific parts to show versatility, physicality and verve!
Plays, Pints and Pot Luck!Friday 5th October, starting at 7pm.
All members are welcome to come along and join in or listen to our next play reading on Friday 5th October. The play to be read is ‘Witness for the Prosecution’ by Agatha Christie. The bar will be open and you are invited to bring along a little something to contribute to a pot-luck supper.
This will be the last Plays, Pints and Pot-luck in this format but there will be future play readings in conjunction with the newly formed play selection sub-committee. Sarah would like to thank all those who have supported the play readings and made them so enjoyable.
To all members, drama lovers, wordsmiths and those who would like an input into the types of plays we put on:
we are forming a play selection sub-committee to try and streamline the process of choosing material.
Those choices will be put to the full committee to form our future programme.
If you are interested in being involved in this exciting development please contact Sarah McCarthy 01206 395649 or firstname.lastname@example.org
JuniorsFollowing the success of our Junior Theatre Group, which has now been running for over a year, we are planning to start another group in September for twelve to fifteen year olds. The group will meet on Thursday evenings at the Manifest Theatre from 6.30 to 7.30. There will be three terms a year in line with school terms. The cost will be £10.00 per term plus an annual membership fee of £5.00.
Anybody interested please contact Chris on 01473 328770 or 07860 328770 or email to email@example.com
Book Club (2018) - Fri 23rd November 7.30pm
Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading 50 Shades of Grey in their monthly book club.
Movie TicketsTickets cost £5 and are only sold on the door, non members will have to join for an additional £2
Doors open 7pm, showing starts 7.45pm
Regular film nights with Laurel & Hardy
Manifest members are welcome to attend