A GOOD BRIT by Simon Jones - Reading
Jun
19
7:45 pm19:45

A GOOD BRIT by Simon Jones - Reading

Simon's production of A Good Brit will open our season. Set late 1970-early 80's during the cold war, the build up to the salt talks between the nuclear powers. A Russian ship heading for Cuba with cars and car parts has come under the radar of a covert government group. It coincides with the first operation of a fledgling agent (Frost) seconded from the army life into the world of Grey operations. The cloak and dagger operations are run by Mr Driver, who's words must be followed to the letter, or Frost is out. Frost is thrown headlong into a world where he told not to trust anyone.

Codes and rules must be followed to the letter to keep him from harm. The mission must be carried out no matter what the consequences might lead too.

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A GOOD BRIT by Simon Jones - Auditions
Jun
26
7:45 pm19:45

A GOOD BRIT by Simon Jones - Auditions

Simon's production of A Good Brit will open our season. Set late 1970-early 80's during the cold war, the build up to the salt talks between the nuclear powers. A Russian ship heading for Cuba with cars and car parts has come under the radar of a covert government group. It coincides with the first operation of a fledgling agent (Frost) seconded from the army life into the world of Grey operations. The cloak and dagger operations are run by Mr Driver, who's words must be followed to the letter, or Frost is out. Frost is thrown headlong into a world where he told not to trust anyone.

Codes and rules must be followed to the letter to keep him from harm. The mission must be carried out no matter what the consequences might lead too.

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THE DEVIL AT MIDNIGHT  - reading
Aug
14
to 17 Aug

THE DEVIL AT MIDNIGHT - reading

Just in time for halloween our director Theresa Kay makes her debut at the Harlequins with Brian Clemens thriller The Devil At Midnight, which is guarenteed to have you on the edge of your seats. Members of the play selection team couldn't put this script down once they started to read it.

Clemens wrote many on stage thrillers in his time. In this, Liz Burns, a psychoanalyst, recieves an unexpected visitor - Nicki, a troubles young woman who is visited in her dreams by a devil who carries her away to an old lonely, terrifying house. Liz sees immediately that her visitor is a victim of child abuse and as the details of Nicki's past life emerge, clue mount up that point to Liz's husband Jack as the perpetrator and Nicki is out for revenge.

Theresa is looking for 2 male (20s, 40s) and 2 female (20s, 40s) to form a cast of 4. If you would like further information attend the reading or you can reply to this email.

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THE DEVIL AT MIDNIGHT - Auditions
Aug
21
7:45 pm19:45

THE DEVIL AT MIDNIGHT - Auditions

Just in time for halloween our director Theresa Kay makes her debut at the Harlequins with Brian Clemens thriller The Devil At Midnight, which is guarenteed to have you on the edge of your seats. Members of the play selection team couldn't put this script down once they started to read it.

Clemens wrote many on stage thrillers in his time. In this, Liz Burns, a psychoanalyst, recieves an unexpected visitor - Nicki, a troubles young woman who is visited in her dreams by a devil who carries her away to an old lonely, terrifying house. Liz sees immediately that her visitor is a victim of child abuse and as the details of Nicki's past life emerge, clue mount up that point to Liz's husband Jack as the perpetrator and Nicki is out for revenge.

Theresa is looking for 2 male (20s, 40s) and 2 female (20s, 40s) to form a cast of 4. If you would like further information attend the reading or you can reply to this email.

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A GOOD BRIT by Simon Jones
Sep
5
to 7 Sep

A GOOD BRIT by Simon Jones

Simon's production of A Good Brit will open our season. Set late 1970-early 80's during the cold war, the build up to the salt talks between the nuclear powers. A Russian ship heading for Cuba with cars and car parts has come under the radar of a covert government group. It coincides with the first operation of a fledgling agent (Frost) seconded from the army life into the world of Grey operations. The cloak and dagger operations are run by Mr Driver, who's words must be followed to the letter, or Frost is out. Frost is thrown headlong into a world where he told not to trust anyone.

Codes and rules must be followed to the letter to keep him from harm. The mission must be carried out no matter what the consequences might lead too.

Simon directed comedy Which Service Please? which was a sell out in October 2018. He is the writer of Which Service Please? and The Last Stop (also performed at the Harlequins) and we welcome his production of A Good Brit. 

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HANGMEN - reading
Oct
2
7:45 pm19:45

HANGMEN - reading

"I'm just as good as bloody Pierrepoint."


‘Hangmen’ is a late 1960s-set black comedy about a retired executioner, Harry Wade (presumably named after real-life hangmen Harry Allen and Stephen Wade), that unfolds in the smoky lung of a Manchester pub run by this upright local celebrity.

It is the day that hanging is abolished in 1965. A baby-faced newspaperman wants an interview with Harry. Any mention of ‘celebrity’ executioner Albert Pierrepoint gets Harry’s goat. The regulars slip into an easy hierarchy of knockabout male power, matters turn uneasy when a cocky young southerner, Mooney, starts to ingratiate himself at the pub. Unease turns to dread when Harry’s daughter, Shirley goes missing and Harry’s former assistant, Syd has suspicions about the culprit.

McDouagh's writing feels ’60s in origins, with echoes of Harold Pinter’s linguistic gamesmanship and Joe Orton’s gallows humour. For much of the past decade, McDonagh, after earlier successes like ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’ and ‘The Lieutenant of Inishmore’, has put his mind to film, making‘In Bruges’,  'Seven Psychopaths’ and the multi award winning 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri'. There’s a hint of 1960s cinema in ‘Hangmen’ too. That partly comes via the northern kitchen-sink dramas of the decade, but it’s also there in how young Mooney nods to the discomforting modish charm of the likes of Malcolm McDowell: a sinister spotlight in the gloom.

For all its talk of hanging and abolition, this isn’t a political play. It’s more about the past catching up with the present, and about power and pride among men. A hangman might wield power over his victim – but there’s always someone round the corner with a bigger, longer rope if he’s not careful. It’s avicious, funny play, stained with nicotine and nihilism.

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HANGMEN - auditions
Oct
9
7:45 pm19:45

HANGMEN - auditions

Our director is looking for a cast of 14 males* (2 of these could be female) and 2 females, one who looks around 15 years old. We also require help backstage. If you would like to read a copy of the script to audition or a word with the director, please reply to this email.

*Two characters are hung in this production, our director has knowledge in onstage stunts and health and safety. There will be a dedicated rehearsal for hangings to ensure the safety of our actors.

"I'm just as good as bloody Pierrepoint."

‘Hangmen’ is a late 1960s-set black comedy about a retired executioner, Harry Wade (presumably named after real-life hangmen Harry Allen and Stephen Wade), that unfolds in the smoky lung of a Manchester pub run by this upright local celebrity.

It is the day that hanging is abolished in 1965. A baby-faced newspaperman wants an interview with Harry. Any mention of ‘celebrity’ executioner Albert Pierrepoint gets Harry’s goat. The regulars slip into an easy hierarchy of knockabout male power, matters turn uneasy when a cocky young southerner, Mooney, starts to ingratiate himself at the pub. Unease turns to dread when Harry’s daughter, Shirley goes missing and Harry’s former assistant, Syd has suspicions about the culprit.

McDouagh's writing feels ’60s in origins, with echoes of Harold Pinter’s linguistic gamesmanship and Joe Orton’s gallows humour. For much of the past decade, McDonagh, after earlier successes like ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’ and ‘The Lieutenant of Inishmore’, has put his mind to film, making‘In Bruges’,  'Seven Psychopaths’ and the multi award winning 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri'. There’s a hint of 1960s cinema in ‘Hangmen’ too. That partly comes via the northern kitchen-sink dramas of the decade, but it’s also there in how young Mooney nods to the discomforting modish charm of the likes of Malcolm McDowell: a sinister spotlight in the gloom.

For all its talk of hanging and abolition, this isn’t a political play. It’s more about the past catching up with the present, and about power and pride among men. A hangman might wield power over his victim – but there’s always someone round the corner with a bigger, longer rope if he’s not careful. It’s avicious, funny play, stained with nicotine and nihilism.

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THE DEVIL AT MIDNIGHT by Brian Clements
Oct
23
to 26 Oct

THE DEVIL AT MIDNIGHT by Brian Clements

Just in time for halloween our director Theresa Kay makes her debut at the Harlequins with Brian Clemens thriller The Devil At Midnight, which is guarenteed to have you on the edge of your seats. Members of the play selection team couldn't put this script down once they started to read it.

Clemens wrote many on stage thrillers in his time. In this, Liz Burns, a psychoanalyst, recieves an unexpected visitor - Nicki, a troubles young woman who is visited in her dreams by a devil who carries her away to an old lonely, terrifying house. Liz sees immediately that her visitor is a victim of child abuse and as the details of Nicki's past life emerge, clue mount up that point to Liz's husband Jack as the perpetrator and Nicki is out for revenge.

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HANGMEN by Martin McDonagh
Dec
11
to 14 Dec

HANGMEN by Martin McDonagh

"I'm just as good as bloody Pierrepoint."

‘Hangmen’ is a late 1960s-set black comedy about a retired executioner, Harry Wade (presumably named after real-life hangmen Harry Allen and Stephen Wade), that unfolds in the smoky lung of a Manchester pub run by this upright local celebrity.

It is the day that hanging is abolished in 1965. A baby-faced newspaperman wants an interview with Harry. Any mention of ‘celebrity’ executioner Albert Pierrepoint gets Harry’s goat. The regulars slip into an easy hierarchy of knockabout male power, matters turn uneasy when a cocky young southerner, Mooney, starts to ingratiate himself at the pub. Unease turns to dread when Harry’s daughter, Shirley goes missing and Harry’s former assistant, Syd has suspicions about the culprit.

McDouagh's writing feels ’60s in origins, with echoes of Harold Pinter’s linguistic gamesmanship and Joe Orton’s gallows humour. For much of the past decade, McDonagh, after earlier successes like ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’ and ‘The Lieutenant of Inishmore’, has put his mind to film, making‘In Bruges’,  'Seven Psychopaths’ and the multi award winning 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri'. There’s a hint of 1960s cinema in ‘Hangmen’ too. That partly comes via the northern kitchen-sink dramas of the decade, but it’s also there in how young Mooney nods to the discomforting modish charm of the likes of Malcolm McDowell: a sinister spotlight in the gloom.

For all its talk of hanging and abolition, this isn’t a political play. It’s more about the past catching up with the present, and about power and pride among men. A hangman might wield power over his victim – but there’s always someone round the corner with a bigger, longer rope if he’s not careful. It’s avicious, funny play, stained with nicotine and nihilism.

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The Magic Frostie Show
May
26
7:00 pm19:00

The Magic Frostie Show

Imagine mind-blowing mindreading, superheroes, hilarious puppets, balloons, music, and of course INCREDIBLE magic.  It's a great FAMILY show for both kids and adults, and not to be missed.

Magic Frostie is one of the UK's top holiday park acts, and is back in his hometown for 1 night only.

Tickets are available from: www.magicfrostie.co.uk

or

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-magic-frostie-show-tickets-43545519822

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