by Peter Quilter
"A mad play, full of dynamism, momentum, funny dialogue and great surprises...
…Well worth seeing - you can be assured of great entertainment" - Topzine magazine
Based on the author's earlier play Respecting Your Piers, Curtain Up! is the hilarious story of five women who inherit equal shares in a dilapidated theatre and plan to bring it back to life again. They try various fund-raising schemes but their most ambitious is to hold a concert featuring local talent and a world-famous star who agrees to appear for no fee! However, their plans go awry and it's a race to keep their audience from guessing the truth of the matter.
Another fantastic and hilarious play with an all-female cast from the author of Just The Ticket which has been performed hundreds of times around the world!
A Youth Theatre Production
by Enda Walsh
“One of the most thrillingly enjoyable evenings I’ve had in the theatre” - Sunday Times.
“Punchy, provocative” The Independent.
Enda Walsh's Chatroom is a play about manipulation, cyberbullying and adolescent insecurity. It was first performed as part of the 2005 National Theatre Connections season, an annual festival of new plays for youth theatres and schools.
The play's action takes place in a staged representation of the virtual space of an internet chatroom. A group of bored and restless teenagers – William, Jack, Eva, Emily and Laura – spend their time deconstructing children’s literature and the messages in modern pop music. But when a new member, Jim, joins to share his depression and thoughts of suicide, the conversation takes a dark turn. The group is torn between those who want to help and those who see this as a chance to create a martyr for the teenage population.
This is a chance for our Youth Theatre to get their teeth into some modern, gritty and thought-provoking drama, exploring how technology impacts the lives of various teenagers as they grow up in today’s society.
by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft
The British TV Sitcom classic comes to the stage
"Listen very carefully, I will say this only once - you will revel in the latest stage production of the TV cult comedy classic 'Allo 'Allo! You won't be able to help yourselves." - The Stage
Based on the hugely successful British television series that ran for seven seasons, this uproarious comedy relates the adventures of a hapless cafe owner, Rene, in occupied France. You can see all of your favorite TV characters in the flesh, including Rene's tone-deaf wife Edith, Major-General von Klinkerhoffen and the Gestapo officer Herr Flick!
Rene and his wife have stashed a priceless portrait stolen by the Nazis in a sausage in their cellar, where two British airmen are also hiding until the Resistance can repatriate them. Communications with London using the wireless that is disguised as a cockatoo add to the many embarrassments this intrepid proprietor endures in the company of his patrons. News that the Fuhrer is scheduled to visit the town inspires tricksters disguised as Hitler to frequent the cafe. Meanwhile Rene summons all the wit he can muster to save his cafe and his life.
What would you do with three magic wishes? Well why not use one to join us at Grove Park Theatre this holiday season as we invite you to the spectacular pantomime Aladdin and the Lamp. Meet Aladdin – a poor boy who is about to cross paths with destiny and go on the ride of his life where danger, excitement and hilarity await. Our story sees us in China where the evil Abanazar is hunting for the fabled Lamp; the owner of which will have access to all the magic in the world. But Abanazar can not do this alone and needs the help of a young brave man – enter Aladdin. Can Aladdin trust Abanazar? Will good save the day? And what exactly is in this Lamp?
All your favourite pantomime characters are there: the brash but “beautiful” Widow Twanky, the hapless and hilarious Wishy Washy…, even the Emperor of China makes an appearance! And, did I just see a Panda?
Come along to Grove Park Theatre and discover why our pantomimes have been beloved by Wrexham audiences for over 35 years! There’s going to be music, magic and merriment so book your ticket today and don’t miss out!