OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR - JOAN LITTLEWOOD'S Musical Entertainment
By Theatre Workshop,Charles Chilton, Gerry Raffles and Members of the Original Cast
Title Suggested by Ted Allan
BY ARRANGEMENT WITH SAMUEL FRENCH LTD
Weds 22nd October to Sat 25th October 2014
Weds - Sat at 7.30pm &
Saturday Matinee at 2.30pm
The New Bradford Playhouse
4-12 Chapel Street,
Bradford BD1 5DL
Box Office 01274 308727
Tickets £12.00 (full) & £10.00 (conc)
Concessions include under 16,over 60, Passport to Leisure holders
Buy 10 get 11th ticket free
To get your Tickets click on BUY TICKETS, or the link below, or contact the theatre direct.
SHOUT a fantastic musical set in the 60's performed on stage at The New Bradford Playhouse 19th June 2013 to 22nd June 2013. See NODAs review click on Show Info
Also review of the last pantomime we did Cinderella
Robin Hood and The Babes in The Wood by Alan P Frayn
A note for our regulars, the dates for our Pantomime have changed from late Nov/Early Dec to January. So something to look forward to after Christmas. This new Panto by Alan P Frayn will be on stage at The New Bradford Playhouse from 21st to 25th January 2015. Watch this space for more Information. Auditions will be taking place July/August 2014.
OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR - Tickets now on Sale
The musical - Oh What a lovely War will be performed at The New Bradford Playhouse between the 22nd & 25th October 2014 - to tie in with the 100 year anniversary of the Commencement of World War One.
It was the war to end all wars- well not quite; for with the ricochet of one bullet, the entire course of human history was changed forever... By fusing the surreal with the factual, and juxtaposing savagely funny satire with quiet sorrow, the war is presented as the "new attraction" at the Brighton Amusement Pier, complete with syrupy cheer up songs, shooting galleries, free prizes, and a scoreboard toting up the dead! This is a most outstanding musical play about World War One.
Auditions for our next Pantomime - Coming soon - Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood
note from Director -Kazia Gamble
I've been busy making plans for my first Panto with Bradford Players and was going to give you a short synopsis of the story, but then I thought " what's the point?" We all know what happens in Panto Land and this ones no different from the rest. We have a magical fairy to set the scene, a Principal boy and girl who fall in love after two minutes, a Baddie for the kids to boo, a couple of idiots to mess everything up and a Dame to keep everyone in their place. Add to that mix a Medieval Castle, a Forest camp, a schoolroom full of naughty "children", a plot that goes horribly wrong, a spider, a ghost etc.etc.etc.....it's all there, plus fabulous songs, colourful costumes , amazing dance numbers and a stage full of happy people...YOU
I am aiming to have get- together/workshop/auditions towards the end of August and have everything cast and ready to go by early September. Don't worry if you are involved in OWALW as we can work around you if need be. I'm looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the get together.....I'll let you have the date as soon as I can.
List of Characters
Robin Hood Our courageous hero who becomes an Outlaw. Principal boy (F)
Little John One of the Merry Men, a Simple Simon type. (M)
Friar Tuck Another of the Merry Men. Plump and jolly. (M)
Will Scarlett (Wilhelmina) Another of the Merry Men , but this time played by a girl.
Sheriff of Nottingham A ruthless, greedy tyrant. The Baddie! (M)
Maid Marian Friend to the Babes, pretty, kindhearted Principal girl (F)
Nurse Nellie Nickerlastic The Babes nursemaid. Typical Panto Dame (M)
Snivel and Grovel Comedy twosome, bungling henchmen.(M) or (F)
Ella and Sam The Babes. Age around 10 to 12. (M) and (F)
King Richard Smaller part, three appearances including finale (M)
Fairy of the Forest Another small part (F)
Peasants, Courtiers, Minstrels, Heralds etc.etc to be played by Chorus, Dancers and Children