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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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An abundance of scripts - 9th Annual Writefest

Our 9th annual Writefest starts tonight (15th October) and runs until Saturday 18th you can now buy tickets on-line using our new booking system here.As you can imagine with seven separate plays on on...

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Reaching Out

The first in a series of blog posts from our members comes from Shona Pepper, our Graduate InternWelcome to my first blog post at the Progress Theatre! I’m Shona, the Progress Graduate Intern and I...

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Love's Labour's Lost ...And Won, First Night Nerves

This year's open air Shakespeare Love's Labour's Lost... And Won opened last Wednesday at Caversham Court Gardens. I was helping on the box-office that night so got a good view of the first night ner...

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