What’s On


Mar
3
Sat
2018
Dick Whittington
Mar 3 @ 15:00 – 17:30
Dick Whittington @ the blakehay theatre | England | United Kingdom

Chelis Theatre company returns to the Blakehay Theatre with the popular pantomime ‘Dick Whittington’.

The traditional story of a boy who arrives in London to seek his fortune.  Helped by the beautiful Alice and his trusty cat he sails the seas, defies the evil ‘Ming’ to win the day and his girls heart.

An exciting interpretation packed with both well known and original songs, with plenty of audience participation, this talented company once again offers a show for all the family to enjoy!

Dick Whittington
Mar 3 @ 19:00 – 22:30
Dick Whittington @ the blakehay theatre | England | United Kingdom

Chelis Theatre company returns to the Blakehay Theatre with the popular pantomime ‘Dick Whittington’.

The traditional story of a boy who arrives in London to seek his fortune.  Helped by the beautiful Alice and his trusty cat he sails the seas, defies the evil ‘Ming’ to win the day and his girls heart.

An exciting interpretation packed with both well known and original songs, with plenty of audience participation, this talented company once again offers a show for all the family to enjoy!

Mar
9
Fri
2018
Hats Off to Laurel & Hardy
Mar 9 @ 19:30
Hats Off to Laurel & Hardy @ The Blakehay Theatre | England | United Kingdom

Lucky Dog Theatre Productions is a professional company from Surrey which produces historically accurate new work about famous lives and events.

It consists of actors Tony Carpenter and Philip Hutchinson, who are generally regarded as the world’s top Laurel and Hardy re-enactors. The have recreated movie and newsreel footage for public events on the sites where the originals happened and have also been the first people to perform many Laurel and Hardy scripts that had been unseen for years.

After gaining six five-star reviews at Brighton Fringe in 2013 with their first show, this new play garnered six of its own in 2014 has been frequently lauded as the most accurate, moving and affectionate piece ever written about the world’s best-loved comedy duo of all time.  Time and again it has had audiences howling with laughter at live and filmed recreations of their most famous routines before reducing grown men to tears at the inevitable conclusion.

This is a highly-regarded and popular play about the lives of Arthur Stanley Jefferson (Stan) and Norvell Hardy (Ollie). The show will guide you through their early lives, rise to international stardom, decline of their movie careers and their phoenix-like revival on the stages of Europe. It details their commitment, the appreciation of their fans, the love of their wives and – most enduringly – their unerring devotion to each other. Expect to laugh your socks off, accompanied by a little singing and questionable dancing, before having your heart broken.

The play was written by member Philip Hutchinson and has been touring nationally to rave reviews, standing ovations and sold-out houses since September 2013.  It has also run at the Laurel & Hardy Museum in Ulverston, to full standing ovations at the Laurel & Hardy Conventions in Manchester, Sheffield, Southend and Cumbria, in Hollywood, Berlin, Prague, London’s West End and to a sell-out audience of 1800 at The Colston Hall in Bristol. The show won the Best Performance Award at Birmingham Fringe in 2015 and is much-loved by the popular Fringe press.

★★★★★ ‘Outstanding’ – FringeReview

★★★★★ ‘The next best thing to meeting the comedy duo in person… Don’t miss this rare treat’ – Love Fringe

★★★★★ ‘Do not miss the experience of a lifetime’ – Remote Goat

★★★★ ‘So accurate it was like watching the original pair in action’ – FringeReview

★★★★ ‘A convincing production, and one to see’ – Fringe Guru

★★★★ ‘Funny, insightful and charming’ – Reading Post

May
5
Sat
2018
Twist
May 5 @ 14:30
Twist @ The Blakehay Theatre | England | United Kingdom

Baroque Theatre Company Presents: Twist

A Comedy Thriller by Miles Tredinnick

UK Theatre Tour

Directed by Adam Morley

Presented with echoes of ‘Pulp Fiction’, “Twist” is edgy, slick, stylish and cool. Tarantino meets British farce in the rip-roaring comedy thriller that will have you guessing until the shocking end! David Woods is a mild-mannered accountant who sees a sensational way of making a fortune by writing a kiss-and-tell biography about his bitchy wife Sarah, the nation’s favourite actress from the hit soap Doctors and Nurses. He then realises that his book will do even better if she is murdered first! Unfortunately a few obstacles get in his way…This will be the first time “Twist” has been toured professionally in the UK.

 

Baroque Theatre Company is delighted to be collaborating once again with Miles Tredinnick, having toured nationally with his hilarious “Up Pompeii” in 2014. Miles (who is also known as Riff Regan, lead singer for band London) is a rock musician as well as a stage and screenwriter. He wrote stage and TV material for Frankie Howard and was also a writer for “Birds of a Feather”. His stage plays have been performed worldwide.

Twist
May 5 @ 19:30
Twist @ The Blakehay Theatre | England | United Kingdom

Baroque Theatre Company Presents: Twist

A Comedy Thriller by Miles Tredinnick

UK Theatre Tour

Directed by Adam Morley

Presented with echoes of ‘Pulp Fiction’, “Twist” is edgy, slick, stylish and cool. Tarantino meets British farce in the rip-roaring comedy thriller that will have you guessing until the shocking end! David Woods is a mild-mannered accountant who sees a sensational way of making a fortune by writing a kiss-and-tell biography about his bitchy wife Sarah, the nation’s favourite actress from the hit soap Doctors and Nurses. He then realises that his book will do even better if she is murdered first! Unfortunately a few obstacles get in his way…This will be the first time “Twist” has been toured professionally in the UK.

 

Baroque Theatre Company is delighted to be collaborating once again with Miles Tredinnick, having toured nationally with his hilarious “Up Pompeii” in 2014. Miles (who is also known as Riff Regan, lead singer for band London) is a rock musician as well as a stage and screenwriter. He wrote stage and TV material for Frankie Howard and was also a writer for “Birds of a Feather”. His stage plays have been performed worldwide.

May
10
Thu
2018
University Centre Weston – Musical Theatre Devised
May 10 @ 19:30 – 21:50
University Centre Weston - Musical Theatre Devised @ The Blakehay Theatre | England | United Kingdom

A showcase of second year Foundation Degree Musical Theatre students work.