by Jack Stacey
directed by Katie Milward
Young Writers Season: Big Spirit present a brand new play in a stunning production about what happens on a school campus when a shooter comes along.
Written in a verbatim style the presentation has a documentary feel that makes it absolutely contemporary.
Strong writing, strong acting - very Big Spirit!
Age advice: 12 years (strong language and descriptive content)
Book and lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik
Based on the play by Frank Wedekind
Big Spirit Youth Theatre present this unnerving, entertaining, funny and dark musical play about youth which caused riots when it exploded onto the stage in 1906 and has lost none of its provocative power.
Brought bang up to date, this new version examines the exuberance, intensity and confusion of teenage life today. Spring Awakening asks important and pressing questions about how young people are shaped for their future by a generation that doesn't understand them.
by Ronald Harwood
directed by Elliott Bunker
Three retired opera singers, Cissy , Reginald and Wilfred, live a peaceful life until the arrival of Jean, a big opera star and ex-wife to Reginald. Is there any chance that the four will ever sing together again? Do they even want to?
Full of warmth, fun and a few tough moments, it looks at the challenges of relationships and the ageing process.
Recently made into a film starring Pauline Collins, Billy Connolly, Maggie Smith and Tom Courtenay.
The unique - “Swing Time” band show – Five Star Swing featured at London’s Leicester Square Theatre! Swing-along with songs from Glenn Miller, Sinatra, Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Jazz & Blues.
"Superb - they swing like crazy!” says Sheila Tracy, BBC.
As seen on BBC TV’s "Children in Need", Dame Vera Lynn’s Charity Ball & Blackpool Tower Ballroom.
“Swing and Song of the highest order” – Telegraph.
This show presents the best songs from Five Star Swing’s fifteen national theatre tours! Featuring Simone from the Ivy Benson Orchestra, and Chris Smith (Jnr) composer and arranger for the BBC Radio Big Band, Herb Miller Big Band (Glenn’s brother), plus Tony Bennett’s trombonist!
By Sam Steiner
Directed by Russell Hurn
***SPECIAL OPENING NIGHT OFFER - FREE GLASS OF WINE!***
***THURSDAY EVENING - POST-SHOW CHAT with THE CAST & CREW***
The average person will speak 123,205,750 words in a lifetime. But what if there was a limit? Oliver and Bernadette are about to find out. Most couples develop their own private language and codes. Some will even recycle them from one relationship into the next. Once you’ve said “I love you” to one person, is it devalued if you use it for another? When someone tells you “we put a brick through the window”, what are they really saying? Perhaps if words are strictly limited, you have to look more carefully to read between the lines.
Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons imagines a world where we are forced to say less. It’s about what we say and how we say it; about the things we can only hear in the silence: about dead cats, autism, eye contact and lemons, lemons, lemons, lemons lemons.
This intriguing new play has won several awards and appeared two years running at the Edinburgh Fringe.
‘A beautiful play about the preciousness of language … about as promising as debuts get’ Time Out
‘Takes the can opener to a typical opposites-attract romcom in order to explore wider issues of democracy and free speech’ Guardian
by WIlliam Shakespeare
Feel part of the action with one of our special £6 seats - you're virtually one of the cast!
It’s the perfect night for love – and tomfoolery!
We think Shakespeare wrote A Midsummer Night’s Dream to celebrate a wedding and its themes are the majesty, magic and madness of romantic love.
With Titania’s eyes infected with love even Bully Bottom becomes beautiful, while besotted Demetrius and Lysander fight over Helena.
They’re all, all of ‘em, Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered – for love!
It’s everybody’s favourite Shakespeare comedy performed by the Bancroft Players and Big Spirit combined! What a night this Midsummer Night promises to be! Don’t miss it!