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Summer Workshop

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A Summer workshop for ages 7 - 18

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Simon Spillett and Peter King’s Tribute to Tubby Hayes

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The 10th Annual WriteFest

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A showcase of new writing, never produced anywhere else.

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Gabriel Garrick’s Expansions Quintet

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Brontë

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"Out on the wild and windy moor" three sisters put pen to paper and, unknown to their beloved father and brother, begin to write...

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Darius Brubeck Quartet

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Killer Joe's Set Builder

Tony Travis fits kitchens for a living so spending the bank holiday weekend building the Killer Joe set is a bit of a bus man's holiday. The set is more than just a kitchen; it is the inside of traile...

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Talking Heads

When I visited a Talking Heads rehearsal last weekend their technical team were busy putting up lights and painting doors. This meant the actors had been sent back to the foyer to rehearse their monol...

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Animal Farm Musical Director

Animal Farm is a joint production with Progress Youth Theatre and the principle has been carried through to the backstage roles. The musical director is Amelia, who has been a member of the Youth Thea...

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Lit by Gaslight

In a previous Gaslight blog post  I talked about the stove that had been found on a skip. This week I was able to see it in its full working glory. Gaslight starts tomorrow (Monday 23rd February 20...

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Read Through of The Merry Wives of Windsor

A 'read through' of a play is just that - a group of people get together to read the play aloud  from beginning to end, but without acting it out. The first rehearsal after a play is cast is usually ...

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Gaslight fireplace

Gaslight was written in 1938 but is actually set in late Victorian London around 1890. At Progress we like adapting and reusing things especially if they are free! The fireplace in the photo below is...

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Muskets for the Three Musketeers

Any staging of The Three Musketeers is going to need swords and, of course, muskets.Kevin Copping (Aramis) modelling one of the musketsFortunately there are people involved in this production who were...

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Mojo

Most theatre groups have more female than male actors and are constantly looking for plays that offer good parts for women. I was intrigued therefore that Progress Youth Theatre have chosen to prod...

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Noises Off - life imitating art imitating life

Alex McCubbin is playing Lloyd Dallas, the director of the play-within-the-play in Noises Off. He  claims that he only agreed to be assistant director for Love's Labour's Lost...And Won last summer a...

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Noises off - constructing the set

Noises Off is a difficult play for small non-professional theatres to put on. There are three acts, the first one showing the stage set of the play within the play. The second act shows the backstage...

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