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The end of the 2014/2015 season is in sight. What a fantastic season it has been! Have you checked out what 2015/2016 will hold?
Main Stage
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde 5th – 12th of September 2015-01-28
Woman in Mind by Alan Ayckbourn 17 – 24th October 2015-01-28
Chads 400th Production – The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen & Ron Nicol 5 – 12th December 2015
I Ought To Be In Pictures by Neil Simon 23rd – 30th January 2016
Brief Encounter by Noel Coward & Emma Rice 5th – 12th March 2016
The Ladykillers by Graham Linehan 21st May – 28th May 2016
Studio
Duet for One by Tom Kempinski 11-14th November 2015
Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett 17th – 20th February 2016
Play 3 to be confirmed by Samuel French Ltd

#theatre #SamuelFrench #Stockport #Cheshire #Manchester #AmatuerTheatre #NeilSimon #NoelCoward #EmmaRice #GrahamLinehan #SamuelBeckett #TomKempinski #RonNicol #HansChristianAndersen #AlanAyckbourn #OscarWilde  
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The Night Of Shattered Lives: Remembering Kristallnacht:

There are two holidays this month that remember horrible events: one the horrors of war, on November 11th (Remembrance Day); and the other the horrors of hate of a People (Kristallnacht, literally “Night of Crystal,” often referred to as the “Night of Broken Glass”), on November 9th. The former is well-known among many peoples of the world; the latter more so among the particular people subjected to such hatred and violence.

Thus, to broaden the audience is to do justice to a memory. Thus, it is more than appropriate to broadcast last week’s Library of America (LOA) selection, Aufenthalt in Rosenheim by Vincent Sheean—it acting as a faithful record of the early thinking and its effects, causes and influences of such hatred and what it often and tragically leads to:

Thus, to broaden the audience is to do justice to a memory. Thus, it is more than appropriate to broadcast last week’s Library of America (LOA) selection, Aufenthalt in Rosenheim by Vincent Sheean—it acting as a faithful record of the early thinking and its effects, causes and influences of such hatred and what it often and tragically leads to:

Aufenthalt in Rosenheim
Vincent Sheean (1899–1975)
From Reporting World War II: American Journalism 1938–1944

This month marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of Kristallnacht— literally “Night of Crystal,” but more often “Night of Broken Glass.” On November 9–10, 1938, the German Nazi Party carried out a pogrom, during which ninety-one Jews were killed, 26,000 men were sent to concentration camps, and the confiscation of Jewish property was accelerated. Over 250 synagogues were destroyed, many burned to the ground. The name of the tragedy came from the shattered glass from homes and Jewish-owned businesses that littered city streets.

More at http://perryjgreenbaum.blogspot.ca/2013/11/the-night-of-shattered-lives.html
The Night Of Shattered Lives
The Night Of Shattered Lives
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#Kristallnacht refers to the Night of Broken Glass, a pogrom against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and parts of Austria on 9–10 November 1938, carried out by brownshirts and non-Jewish civilians. German authorities looked on without intervening.

The name Kristallnacht comes from the shards of Broken Glass that littered the streets after Jewish-owned stores, buildings and synagogues had their windows smashed. Arthur #Miller’s 1994 play is set at the time of Kristallnacht.

Phillip and Sylvia Gellburg are a Jewish married couple living in New York in the last days of November 1938. Phillip works at a Wall Street bank, where he works on foreclosing. Sylvia suddenly becomes partially paralysed from the waist down after reading about the events of Kristallnacht in a newspaper. Is her condition psychosomatic? Dr. Harry Hyman gradually unravels Sylvia’s problems. Miller at his best.
 
Call now to book your tickets for this poweful masterpiece – 0161 428 8712

#Kristallnacht #Miller #ArthurMiller #BrokenGlass #theatre #Manchester #Stockport #AmDram  
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Chads Youth Theatre are proud to present Dominic Cooke’s adaptation of the acclaimed novel ‘Noughts and Crosses’ by Malorie Blackman.

Calum is a Nought – a second class citizen in a world run by Crosses. Sephy is a Cross – daughter of one of the most powerful men in the country. Noughts and Crosses simply don’t mix, but Calum and Sephy are determined to try.

Originally performed by the RSC, and based on a bestselling young adult novel, the story explores a dystopian world in which racial and class segregation are rife. With echoes of ‘Romeo & Juliet’ and parallels of our increasingly fragmented society, this is a challenging and relevant piece which the Youth Theatre is thrilled to explore.

Chads Youth Theatre is always trying to push the boundaries of our work as we are very fortunate to have such an impressive pool of talent. Noughts and Crosses offers much more adult themes than we have dealt with in the past and this was a challenge we were confident in presenting to the cast. As expected, they have risen admirably to the task and have still managed to surprise us with their mature attitudes, work ethic and commitment to the piece.

Noughts and Crosses started life as a novel by Malorie Blackman. Blackman is a British writer who holds the position of Children’s Laureate from 2013 to 2015. She primarily writes literature and television drama for children and young adults. The novel saw great success and is very popular with its generation. The story was later adapted and directed by Dominic Cooke and performed at the Civic Hall in Stratford-upon-Avon in winter 2007/8. Of the piece, Dominic Cooke remarked that the world of Noughts & Crosses echoes many different settings: “There’s the America of the 1950s, South Africa under apartheid, and in the handling of the Liberation Militia, the IRA of the 1970s and Eighties. It’s remarkable how the story also speaks to people who have been divided on other than racial grounds.”

Booking has now opened; call today on 0161 428 8712 to see this powerful piece performed by exceptional talent in the Youth Studio.
#theatre #stockport #manchester #amdram #amateurtheatre #youth  
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They’re here! Here are the open audition dates for Chads Theatre’s 2015/2016 season:
 
Sunday 12th April – The Snow Queen
Monday 13th April Woman in Mind/Waiting for Godot
Friday 17th April I Ought To Be In Pictures/Duet for One
Sunday 19th April The Ladykillers
Monday 20th April Brief Encounter
Wednesday 22nd April The Importance of Being Earnest
Sunday 26th April - Catch Up Auditions*
 
*Please do not reply on auditioning for all your desired pieces on the Sunday catch up. The Sunday catch up is for auditionees who genuinely cannot make the other audition dates.
 
All Sunday auditions are at 2pm, weekdays at 7pm at the theatre.

#theatre #auditons #audition #manchester #stockport #amdram  
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Kevin Spacey will be presented with a Special Award this year at the Oliver Awards for his monumental contribution to British Theatre during his time as Artistic Director at the Old Vic Theatre! #EventLife #KevinSpacey #OliverAwards #OldVicTheatre #ClarenceDarrow #Theatre
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The year is 1963, the Conservative Party is in office, and Harold Macmillan – the Prime Minister – is staying with his wife in a castle in the Scottish highlands.
 
Their holiday is cut short by the arrival of two men – one from Westminster, the other from MI5 – with news of a scandal that threatens to rock the government, and to damage our foreign policy.
 
This is, of course, the ‘Profumo affair’; a sensational story of call girls, wild sex parties, and possible malign Soviet interference. This is a world Macmillan knows nothing of, and his reaction to it reveals a great deal about his politics, and his personal life.
 
The topical masterpiece is not to be missed and can be seen on the main stage at Chads Theatre from the 7th – 14th March 2015 and directed by Derek Slater.
 
Call the Box Office now on 0161 428 8712 to book your tickets.

#profumo #HughWhitemore #theatre #AmDram #Manchester   #Stockport #Macmillan #HaroldMacmillan #ALetterofResignation  
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Welcome to the amateur dramatic world of Little Grimley; a society whose membership numbers are four: Gordon-their well meaning chairman, Bernard – who does sound, lights… and builds the sets, Joyce – who takes the minutes and is the society’s treasurer (only one problem though, she can’t add up!) and lastly, Margaret who does nothing but act and moan at Gordon.

Their last show sold seventeen tickets, and that was because Joyce’s husband bought four so he could be there to give her a lift home after performances. They have little money and are about to disband. But Gordon has a plan. He will write a play which will put ‘bums on seats’.

Will he be successful? Will Joyce have too much money to count? Will Margaret have the main part? And will Gordon remain as Chairman?

Come and find out on between February the 18th – 21st in the Chads Studio space.

Tickets are on sale now, and are limited for the Studio so call now on 0161 428 8712.

#theatre   #stockport   #manchester   #grimley   #studio   #amdram   #amaterdramatics  
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The year is 1963, the Conservative Party is in office, and Harold Macmillan – the Prime Minister – is staying with his wife in a castle in the Scottish highlands.

Their holiday is cut short by the arrival of two men – one from Westminster, the other from MI5 – with news of a scandal that threatens to rock the government, and to damage our foreign policy.
 
This is, of course, the ‘Profumo affair’; a sensational story of call girls, wild sex parties, and possible malign Soviet interference. This is a world Macmillan knows nothing of, and his reaction to it reveals a great deal about his politics, and his personal life.

The topical masterpiece is not to be missed and can be seen on the main stage at Chads Theatre from the 7th – 14th March 2015 and directed by Derek Slater.

 Call the Box Office now on 0161 428 8712 to book your tickets.

#theatre   #stockport   #manchester   #profumo   #aletterofresignation   #hughwhitemore   #politics   #Macmillan   #HaroldMacmillan  
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That time has come again for the next season at Chads Theatre to be announced and we are all very excited to announce the following:
 
Main Stage
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde 5th – 12th of September 2015-01-28
Woman in Mind by Alan Ayckbourn 17 – 24th October 2015-01-28
Chads 400th Production – The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen & Ron Nicols 5 – 12th December 2015
I Ought To Be In Pictures by Neil Simon 23rd – 30th January 2016
Brief Encounter by Noel Coward & Emma Rice 5th – 12th March 2016
The Ladykillers by Graham Linehan 21st May – 28th May 2016
 
Studio
Duet for One by Tom Kempinski 11-14th November 2015
Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett 17th – 20th February 2016
Play 3 to be confirmed by Samuel French Ltd.

#theatre #stockport #NewSeason #AmDram #Manchester  
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