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The 2017 Teignmouth Players pantomime to be produced at PAVILIONS TEIGNMOUTH
Directed by Sally Falçao
Performance dates and times
Evenings at 7:30pm - December 27th, 28th, 29th and 30th
Matinees at 2:30pm - December 28th, 30th, 31st and January 1st
full-length British pantomime, taking the Hans Christian Andersen story as its starting point.
Every year, Queen Green holds a competition so that she might find a suitor for her son, Prince Pea. But her meticulous, and often impossible, challenges have (quite deliberately) left him a bachelor.
So when the mischievous Mandarin Orange kidnaps the original fairy tale Princess, Cinderella, to train his two daughters, will Prince Pea finally be wed?
Or will the unique charms of the boisterous Raspberry Sorbet win his mother over? And in a land where fruit and vegetables walk and talk, what exactly will be hidden beneath that famous mattress?
The Merchant of Venice – Shakespeare
directed by Jon Miles
The Merchant of Venice, with its celebrated and moving passages, remains one of Shakespeare’s most beautiful plays.
Depending on whom you ask, it also remains one of his most repulsive.
Was Shakespeare being anti-Semitic, or was he merely exploring anti-Semitism?
Things are not always what they seem.
Blackadder (at Pavilions) –
Richard Curtis/Ben Elton
Directed by Amy Burton-Smith
With its fourth and final chapter the chronicles of the Blackadder dynasty brings us into the twentieth century and into a much darker period of history.
Often voted one of television's greatest moments, it again showed Blackadder to be one of the most intelligent as well as among the funniest of British sitcoms.
Haunting Julia – Alan Ackbourn
directed by John Miles
A play for today. It touches on the failures of education and parenting, on media pressure and overdoses.
Kurt Cobain comes to mind.
More universally, Haunting Julia mourns how in adolescence and adulthood, we do our loves wrong.
My Old Lady – Israel Horvitz
directed by Steph Austin
A down on his luck middle aged man inherits an apartment in Paris and must live with the elderly woman that has inhabited it for decades.
]here, he learns friendship, falls in love, and must finally deal with the death of his father.
Gay White and Angela Healy present a cabaret with a difference at the Ice Factory this December for two nights only.
Full of fun and laughter with a smattering of Christmas tunes the evening will include mate- rial old and new. The auditorium will be trans- formed into a cabaret setting with tables each seating up to four people and our very own “Elf Service” will be on hand so you don't even need to go to the bar to get a drink.
Tickets are £10 and include mulled wine, mince pies and tidbits to help to get you in the festive spirit. Get yours from the box office or online at teignmouthplayers.com.
Please note that due to the different layout beIng adopted, there will only be forty seats available for each performance.
Friday’s Child is from the pen of local playwright Austin Hawkins. Austin’s one act plays have won a clutch of awards in recent years in theatre festivals for actors, directors and for his original scripts, including ‘Runner Up’ in a National play writing competition.
In this three act play ‘Friday’s Child‘, Alan and Mary Hurst are predictably going about their lives, he an insurance executive and magistrate, and Mary a ‘pillar of the community’, playing bridge, in the Townswomen’s Guild and doing charitable works.
Returning from the office one evening Alan has a chance encounter with a young sex worker, Sharon, and agrees to go back to her flat. Their meeting triggers a chain of unwelcome revelations as Sharon, Alan and Mary have their settled lives challenged and face a catalyst for change.
Hang on to your seats as the verbal sparks start to fly!
Mary Hurst - Maura O'Donoghue, Alan Hurst - Kevin Booker, Sharron - Jemma Carlin-Wells
The Powderham Live Sessions!
Sunday 1st October 2017 at The Ice Factory, Teignmouth
Welcome young musicians!
Applications are now open for the opportunity to perform at an event which will showcase the fantastic musical talent in our local area. The sessions are open to young musicians and singers of all genres, whether you perform on your own, with others or as a group.
To apply you must be aged between 13 and 19 and live (or go to school) in the Dawlish, Kenton, Starcross or Teignmouth area. (and have your parent or guardian's permission)
The event is being organised following the hugely successful Powderham Live! evening held last November and is designed to give more young people the opportunity to perform at the castle. Some of the acts will be invited in November to perform in the beautiful, historic music room for the second Powderham Live!
Take a look at our youtube channel to see photos and video clips from last year's event.
We look forward to hearing from you!
What a Way to Go
Following the success of The Cankerbury Tales last year, Arne House Productions is proud to present its latest venture.
What a Way to Go is a musical comedy following the fortunes of Mabel Potts in her bid to gain freedom from the limitations of her family life.
The script, music and lyrics have all been devised by Peter Whittle, a local songsmith and scribbler who is once again delighted to see his doodlings being performed by such a talented and enthusiastic group of performers from the South Devon area.
Further information can be found on: www.arnehouse.webs.com
BOOK Tickets as follows:-
Teignmouth Players Return to the Pavilions Teignmouth for Blackadder the Third
Last Summer theTeignmouth Players took to the stage at the new Pavilions Teignmouth auditorium for the first time and hit just the right note with their much acclaimed production of Blackadder II.
It seems that the Players are ‘on a roll’ at this venue as they return this month with a cunning plan to reprise the Blackadder connection with three episodes from Blackadder the Third. These hugely popular scripts, originally for Television, are written by Ben Elton and Richard Curtis who will generously donate their royalties from this production to Comic Relief.