01/10/2017
by Merlin Beedell
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Hairspray the musical – booking now!

A vibrant and talented young cast will be taking to the Commemoration Hall stage at the end of October to bring you the scintillating and funny 60s musical, ‘Hairspray’.

In 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, plump teenager Tracy Turnblad’s dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance programme. When Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight, and meets a colourful array of characters, leading to social change as she campaigns for the show’s integration.
In 2003 the show won eight Tony Awards, including one for Best Musical, out of 13 nominations. It ran for 2,642 performances, and closed on January 4, 2009. Hairspray was adapted in 2007 as a musical film and also had a London West End production nominated for a record-setting eleven Laurence Olivier Awards, winning four including Best New Musical.

 

Tickets: £8 for adults, £5 for under 18s, £25 family ticket (2 adults & up to 3 children) – available from the beginning of October on TicketSource or from Southern Cross Travel on Wadhurst High St (right next to the Commem).
Special rates for groups of 10 or more – please contact Catherine c.m.whitehead@btinternet.com or on 01892 783384.
Performances start at 7.30pm on Thursday 26th, Friday 27th and Saturday 28th with a matinee at 2.30pm on Saturday 28th October.  Doors and bar open half an hour before curtain up.

We’ll have you dancing in the aisles, you’ll come away singing and wowed by the young talent we have in Wadhurst!

08/06/2017
by Merlin Beedell
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Some great events in June..

Wadhurst Youth Theatre group are to present Hairspray this autumn…

06/05/2017
by Merlin Beedell
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“Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay!” The NODA Review!

“Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay!”
The play, by Nobel prize-winning Dario Fo, is a combination of comedy and satire. A spontaneous demonstration by women against rising prices ends in a riot and mass theft. Crazy disasters pile on each other as Antonia and Margherita try to conceal from their husbands what they have stolen by pretending to be miraculously pregnant and try to convince a sceptical police inspector that all the local women are celebrating the feast of St. Eulalia, the patron saint of fertility. This leads to characters eating dog food, making soup from strange ingredients, hiding in coffins and a Maoist police sergeant following Giovanni and Luigi’s lead and looting goods from a jack-knifed lorry.
The comedy is fast and furious with an undertone of real pathos and contains some coarse language.

See the Full Programme and Review for the production that took place on Thursday 18th, Friday 19th and Saturday 20th May, starting at 7.45pm.

 

18/01/2017
by Merlin Beedell
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Auditions, Films, Reviews!

See the recently published Noda Report On WDC 70th Year Celebrations. Very nice summary of events.

Don’t forget to come to the Auditions for “Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay” next Monday (23rd Jan).

Have you booked your tickets to see WYTKidz Grease (3:30pm) and the fabulous Mamma Mia movie (7:30pm) on Sat 28th? Projected onto the big screen at the Commem! Sing and dance along for only £5 (£3 kids) for both.

06/01/2017
by Merlin Beedell
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Mamma Mia and Wytkidz Grease – 28th Jan

  IT’S BIG SCREEN JANUARY 2017!

If you missed it first time around, come and join us in Wadhurst Commemoration Hall on SATURDAY 28 JANUARY at 3.30pm where we’ll be presenting our DVD of WYTKidz 2016 performance from ‘Grease: The Musical’ – including behind the scenes fun!
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For ABBA fans, come along with your friends at 7.30pm for a great night out and singalong to the movie ‘Mamma Mia’ starring Meryl Streep and three gorgeous hunks!  Wigs, flairs and glitter optional!
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£5 (£3 under 18’s) for both shows, or just come along to your favourite.

Tickets available via Southern Cross Travel (seats will be unallocated).

For group booking, please call in or ring Anneka at Southern Cross Travel on 01892 783896

OR contact Catherine on c.m.whitehead@btinternet.com or 01892 783384 (eves)

Popcorn, nibbles, tea, coffee and bar (evening show) open throughout the performances.

04/12/2016
by Merlin Beedell
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Looking forward to 2017!

Keep an eye on the diary for events in January to replace the Panto, that had to be cancelled. We should have a couple of sing-a-long movies for you.

May production read through & auditions: Dario Fo’s brilliant farce ‘Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay!’ Be part of our next stage production, either on stage or backstage. Grainne Murphy is directing this highly celebrated farce to be staged May 18th–20th 2017 and you are all invited to come along to the initial read through to enjoy the play and find out more. Be prepared for a lot of laughs!

Read through: Tuesday January 17th 8pm in the Orchard Room Open auditions: Monday January 23rd 8pm in the Orchard Room If you can’t make either date or would like to find out more beforehand, ring Grainne on 07762 023440

What’s the play about? When inflation reaches an all-time high, Margherita leads a revolt at the local supermarket. This wild farce will show you how to survive on a diet of dog food! The Cast: 2 men and 2 women to play the two main couples plus 1 man (or several) to play an undertaker, army sergeant, policeman and old man.

02/11/2016
by Merlin Beedell
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Vintage costume & quality clothing sale. 13th Nov

On Sunday 13th November, why not drop in to the sale of quality clothing & costumes – or even book a table to sell your own quality wares?  Call Penny Bones on 01892 783896 for further details or to book a table.

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18/10/2016
by Merlin Beedell
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Arms and a Man – Tickets now for sale!

wad_arms-and-the-man-60x40_Hurry – get your tickets now before they sell out for this popular show. Get your tickets on our online BOX OFFICE or at Southern Cross Travel, next door to the Commemoration hall.

Light-Bites will be provided between the 3 acts. So you will be seated around tables of 8.

Come and see and support your favourite actors:

Grainne Murphy / Fred Lynam / David Bainger / Phoebe Horn / Patrick Cotter / Juliette Finn and me, Merlin Beedell

 

10/09/2016
by Merlin Beedell
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Invitation to the AGM – 28th Sept @ Commem

Wednesday Sept 28th 7.45pm               AGM in the Commemoration Hall
Please all come and contribute your ideas at the Annual General Meeting. We don’t have club ‘members’ so we need all our supporters to pitch in and get involved.
– We enjoy drinks, nibbles and a chance to catch up.
And.. see full details in the diary section on the right.

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