New Youth Theatre- Seussical Jr

Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favourite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

Performed by children from New Youth Theatre.

Presented by New Youth Theatre.

Copper Studios… Into the Woods

Embark on this thrilling production of Into The Woods performed by a cast of 30 talented young performers that has rehearsed in just under a week.

With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and the book by James Lapine, this magical tale follows a Baker and his Wife as they attempt to undo a spell. Their journey intertwines with many classic fairy-tale stories, creating a dramatic, yet comedic narrative which reminds us that not all fairy-tales have happy endings.

This show is perfect for those wanting to escape into a storybook world of princes, princesses, wolves and giants and be transported to a place where wishes do come true – albeit with unforeseen consequences.

Creative Team:
Directed by Abigail Pidgeon
Choreography by Megan Hindley
Musical Direction by Harry Hindley

*This amateur production is performed in arrangement with Musical Theatre International–

Bonington Players… Home, I’m Darling

The Bonington Players are pleased to announce that, following sold-out seasons at the National Theatre and in the West End, and a national tour, we are proud to bring Laura Wade’s Olivier Award-winning comedy to the Bonington Theatre.

How happily married are the happily married?

Every couple needs a little fantasy to keep their marriage sparkling. But behind the gingham curtains, things start to unravel, and being a domestic goddess is not as easy as it seems!

Copper Studios Present: A Chorus Line

One Singular Sensation!🎩

A love letter to theatre, A Chorus Line will be directed/choreographed by Megan Hindley, with musical direction by Harry Hindley. With a book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Edward Kleban, A Chorus Line features iconic songs including ‘One’, ‘I Hope I Get It’, ‘Nothing’ and the hit ballad ‘What I Did For Love’.

An Evening of National Connections Plays

Flying High Youth Theatre and Drama groups perform extracts from past NT Connections plays, followed by Flying High Young Company’s 2023 production of Wind/Rush Generation(s) by Mojisola Adebayo. This play is about the British Isles, its past and its present written for all young people to perform regardless of their cultural background, skin colour, ability or gender.

Tickets: £8.00 each (£5.00 under 25s)
Age recommendation: 14+
Warning: Some strong language and references to disturbing events in the past

*Please note, this performance will start at 7.30pm, not 7pm as previously stated

RSC- First Encounters With Shakespeare: Romeo & Juliet

A gatecrashed party. A chance meeting. Love at first sight.

When Romeo meets Juliet, the world around them melts away. But then reality kicks in; their families are enemies, and they will never be allowed to stay together. With the world against them, they hatch a plan to escape the lives they were born into. But fate has other ideas.

Following the success of last year’s sell out Twelfth Night, the latest in our series of First Encounters productions makes Shakespeare’s star cross’d lovers relevant for a new generation of theatregoers.

This 90-minute version of Romeo and Juliet uses an edited version of the original language to create the perfect first introduction for young people aged 7-13 and their families.

The tour of First Encounters: Romeo and Juliet is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

The Mayor’s Panto: Jack & the Beanstalk

The ever-popular Mayor’s Panto returns to the Bonington for a performance of the classic fairy-tale involving magic beans and more! Book early to avoid disappointment, as this will sell-out!

All in aid of the Mayor’s chosen charity!

Bonington Players… Come On, Jeeves!

The Bonington players return with a comedy by Guy Bolton and PG Wodehouse!

Mischief, mishaps and mayhem abound in this high-spirited comedy which brings PG Wodehouse’s larger-than-life characters to the stage. Perhaps none more so than Jeeves, the most superb “”gentlemen’s gentlemen”, who acts as butler and bookie to an impoverished nobleman.

Performed by the Bonington Players

Behold Ye Ramblers! – a new play by Neil Gore

Behold Ye Ramblers! is the story of the Clarion Ramblers, their contribution to the Right To Roam and to the health and wellbeing of working people after its formation well over a hundred years ago.

The Clarion Movement itself was made up by readers of the ‘The Clarion’ newspaper that formed clubs dedicated to leisure and educational pursuits – Clarion cyclists, Clarion Ramblers, Scouts, Clarion Vocal Unions (choirs), and so on – and to the promotion of Socialism.

Songs from “The Clarion Song Book” will provide much of the backdrop for the show.

80 mins + interval

Live & Local: Rhubarb Theatre… Finding Chester

Finding Chester takes us on a bumpy journey around Britain’s treasured towns, cities and countryside, as our two unlikely heroes follow the tracks of the missing moggy.  From Leicester to Lands’ End, London to the Lakes.  Will Chester and Edith be reunited?  Join Rhubarb Theatre to find out.

Rhubarb Theatre, known for their imaginative styles of storytelling, perform this fun filled fantasy for all the family. Prepare for hilarity, poignancy, and surprises around every corner. Finding Chester  is a show told through visual inventiveness, puppetry, mask, dance, song and lots of laughter.

Presented by Live & Local