Date: 30th June
Film Night for Society Members
Wednesday 30th June 2021, 7.30pm
Ring 219024 to book a seat – Free to existing members
2hrs Cert 15 (UK/USA)
April 6th, 1917. As a regiment assembles to wage war deep in enemy territory, two soldiers are assigned to race against time and deliver a message that will stop 1,600 men from walking straight into a deadly trap.
* Please note this film includes scenes of war some may find upsetting.
* Social distancing measures will be in place.
* Face coverings must be worn for the duration of the film.
Start date: 16th September
End date: 18th September
Time: 7.30pm + Sat matinee 2pm
Set in 1980s’ Liverpool, Shirley Bradshaw feels trapped in a world of domesticity and needs a change in her life before she has yet another conversation with the wall. When her friend Jane invites her on a trip to a Greek island, Shirley jumps at the chance and comes to realise that there is still joy to be found in life… it’s never too late if you truly believe.
Adela Forestier-Walker, who played Shirley a quarter of a century ago in Mike Ogden’s tour de force production at the Ath, will now be directing the luminous Rebecca Richardson in the role.
Rebecca is no stranger to our audiences; she recently excelled as Queenie in Blackadder 2, as the heartbreakingly bad mother, Mrs Beech, in Goodnight Mr Tom and as overly protective mum, Mrs Pike, in Dad’s Army and next year Rebecca goes full circle to play Mother in The Railway Children. Coincidentally, Jacky Page will be reprising her role as Stage Manager 25 years after she did the same for Adela – so what goes around can come around again in the nicest way.
ALL TICKETS £10
Thursday 16th Sep – 7.30 pm
Friday . . . 17 Sep – 7.30 pm
Saturday Matinee – 18th Sep – 2.30 pm
Saturday 18th Sep – 7.30 pm
In Support of Alzheimers Support Wiltshire
Start date: 28th October
End date: 31st October
Time: 7pm + Sun matinee 2pm
The Athenaeum Masqueraders are back with the classic musical Oliver!
From the 2018 & 2019 NODA SW Best Musical nominated group, who brought shows like 9 to 5 The Musical, The Addams Family and The Full Monty and Legally Blonde, The Athenaeum Masqueraders bring to you the “Ageless, timeless and matchless” (Sunday Express); musical OLIVER! by Lionel Bart in celebration of their 20th anniversary year in 2020.
About The Show:
This terrific piece of musical theatre is an adaptation of the classic Charles Dickins novel Oliver Twist following the story of the title character Oliver and his journey around Victorian England as an orphan. Starting his life in a Workhouse, Oliver travels to London and finds himself getting involved with a gang of pickpockets led by Fagin! When Oliver fails to successfully pick the pockets of Mr Brownlow who kindly takes him in, Oliver finds himself at risk hunted by Bill Sykes and Nancy who endeavour to get him back so that they can protect themselves, Fagin and the rest of the pickpocket gang from being exposed.
Featuring huge musical numbers such as Food, Glorious, Food!, Consider Yourself, Fine Life and As Long as He Needs Me by Lionel Bart, this is “A terrific show. A masterpiece – extraordinary, powerful and gritty.” (Mail on Sunday).
You can really consider yourself part of the Family with Oliver!
Group discount: Buy 10 seats and get 1 free.
Thursday 28th Oct – 7 pm Start.
Friday . . .29th Oct – 7 pm Start.
Saturday Evening – 30th Oct – 7 pm Start.
Sunday Matinee – 31st Oct – 2 pm Start.
Book, Music and Lyrics by Lionel Bart
Orchestral arrangements by William David Brohn
Original orchestrations adapted by Stephen MetcalfeThis amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe www.mtishows.co.uk