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6:38am Sunday 27th July 2014
WRITTEN by local writer and Ledbury Amateur dramatic Society member Paul Costello, Terms and Conditions Apply is a hilarious new comedy, a fabulous political satire about a five-year coalition government, seen through the eyes of ordinary households and in stark contrast to how it's seen through the rose tinted spectacles of politicians.
5:41am Sunday 27th July 2014
2:46am Saturday 26th July 2014
9:41am Friday 25th July 2014
4:43pm Thursday 24th July 2014
2:10pm Wednesday 16th July 2014
9:19pm Monday 14th July 2014
4:23pm Monday 14th July 2014
5:46am Sunday 6th July 2014
7:19am Friday 4th July 2014
4:51am Friday 4th July 2014
ODDSOCKS are back at Bishop of Hereford's Bluecoat School with their production of Twelfth Night, a madcap musical treat with Shakespeare's love stories intertwined with well-known British chart hits to keep the blood pumping and the mood merry.
10:30am Monday 30th June 2014
5:38am Sunday 29th June 2014
WHO’S Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, a multi award-winning masterpiece is set during the course of one brutal and hilarious night when George, a college professor, and his wife, Martha, invite a young couple back for late-night drinks after a faculty party.
5:41am Saturday 28th June 2014
JOIN the Worcester Repertory Company in Hereford Cathedral’s beautifully atmospheric Chapter House Garden for a magical production of one of the Bard's funniest and best loved plays, A Midsummer Night's Dream. Set in a realm rich in fantasy, this enchanting tale of mischief, magic and mistaken identity promises a night of sheer fun and entertainment.
5:29am Saturday 28th June 2014
12:52pm Friday 27th June 2014
NATIONAL Theatre Wales's new production, Mametz, which runs on a sheep farm near Usk until Saturday, July 5, is a site-specific piece with a site so perfect for its subject - the battle for Mametz Wood in 1916, fought by the 38th (Welsh) division during the First Battle of the Somme - that for two and a half hours we felt we had been transported in both place and time.
7:27am Friday 27th June 2014
A UNIQUE piece of drama will be premiered on July 9 and 10 by The Courtyard's Senior Youth Theatre, when they present Stories on our Doorstep, the result of an intergenerational project, which has involved the group in visits to residents of care homes to uncover their wonderfully rich and diverse stories.
8:45am Thursday 26th June 2014
5:35am Friday 20th June 2014
GEORGE Feydeau’s high spirited romp Sauce for the Goose is stuffed with preening characters knitting their legs in sexual frustration, its heady mix of passions, pace and pleasure the perfect mix for a good night out.
6:51pm Thursday 19th June 2014
3:50pm Thursday 19th June 2014
11:26am Thursday 19th June 2014
1:52pm Wednesday 18th June 2014
WITH summer upon us and the World Cup in full swing a night at the theatre may not be the first thing on your mind, but having seen the opening night of ‘As You Like It’ at the Ludlow Shakespeare Festival last Saturday, there can be no doubt that the production, in association with the Stafford Gatehouse Theatre, gives football a run for its money.
4:16am Thursday 12th June 2014
3:31pm Tuesday 10th June 2014
12:05am Monday 9th June 2014
5:54am Sunday 8th June 2014
7:49am Saturday 24th May 2014
4:59am Saturday 24th May 2014
6:00pm Thursday 22nd May 2014
FINDING Joy, a full-mask production from Vamos Theatre in collaboration with The Courtyard, returns to Hereford on Saturday, having just picked up an Argus Angel award recognising artistic excellence during the Brighton Festival.
3:02pm Thursday 22nd May 2014
1:06pm Thursday 15th May 2014
AWARD-winning actor Dean Elliott (Buddy Holly in Buddy – The Musical) and a full cast of performers tell the fascinating tale of how two young boys from Queens, New York went on to become the world’s most successful music duo of all time.
4:55am Sunday 11th May 2014
IN the year that marks the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, Arts Alive is thrilled to bring Tim Crouch’s unique interpretations of the bard’s classic plays A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Tempest to Lyde Court, near Hereford.
6:50am Saturday 10th May 2014
5:47am Friday 9th May 2014
5:03am Friday 9th May 2014
VOTED the nation’s number one bedtime story by BBC Radio 2 listeners, The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler is now a hit stage musical, adapted by Tall Stories and coming to The Courtyard next week.
7:47pm Friday 2nd May 2014
5:28am Friday 2nd May 2014
LEDBURY Amateur Dramatic Society's forthcoming production, Through a Dark Cloud Shining, was written by LADS member Barbara Jones and was first performed to high acclaim in Ledbury in 2000 and is this time being directed by her daughter Sally Watson.
2:43pm Thursday 1st May 2014
FOLLOWING the huge success of previous tours Great Expectations and Les Miserables, Hotbuckle Productions present a new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic David Copperfield, which can be seen on Saturday at Ledbury's Market Theatre.
7:09pm Friday 25th April 2014
TABLETOP Games is a new piece from Ian Kendall, whose work has been performed across the West Midlands over the past decade, and depicts a world where ritual takes precedence over belief or faith, and where moral ambivalence reduces human relationships to a series of brutal power struggles. Stripped of sentiment and empathy, the desperate need to assert control makes the characters powerless subjects (or objects…?) within the vicious cycle of life.
5:45am Friday 25th April 2014
HAVING been born in Evesham, the arrival of the current tour of Pygmalion in Malvern sees its star Alistair McGowan enjoying something close to a homecoming. "Of all of the places on the tour," he says, "it's the one with the most emotional resonance.
5:16am Monday 21st April 2014
7:25am Sunday 20th April 2014
THE brand spanking new Grumpy Old Women show includes learning the art of ‘Grumpy Grooming’, the joy of large pants, a free nagging master class (how to get your way without him even noticing) and beards for women - which style will suit you?
6:20am Sunday 20th April 2014
THE Play That Goes Wrong exploded onto the stage with phenomenal success last year. Opening at the Old Red Lion in London to unanimous rave reviews, the show then transferred to the West End where it enjoyed two successive runs at the Trafalgar Studios, followed by a sell-out season at the Edinburgh Festival, and it's now coming to Malvern Theatres.
4:25pm Thursday 17th April 2014
5:49am Monday 14th April 2014
AMBITIOUS drama group, the Cradley Village Players will stage their most spectacular show ever this Easter, complete with a peach that glows, a peach that flies over the heads of the audience and a peach that rolls over members of the cast.
10:42am Sunday 13th April 2014
7:48pm Thursday 10th April 2014
COMEDIAN Billy Pearce emerged from the fertile talent fields of Butlins in the mid 1980s. Multi award-winner Billy has won just about every comedy award going, including a British Comedy Award, Solo Comedian of the Year and Best Television Comedy Newcomer at the London Palladium.
7:58am Monday 7th April 2014
TO coincide with this year’s World War 1 centenary commemorations, Performing Arts students at Hereford College of Arts (HCA) take to the stage to perform their adaptation of the critically acclaimed musical, Oh What A Lovely War.
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