Bridgetown Repertory Theatre

Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Want to add some wonder to your week? Get along to the theatre’s annual pantomime – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz!

There’s nothing like sitting back and being entertained, and when that comes with a feel good vibe and a wow factor, that is hard to top!

That’s what you’ll get at this year’s pantomime.

Bring the kids, bring your friends.

There really is something for everyone in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The cast have been busy rehearsing, having fun and enjoying some chill time by the looks of it!

The panto is coming along beautifully, we can’t wait to see it when it opens on December 3rd.

Stay tuned for more sneak peeks and details.

Cast hard at work
Cast floor flower
The cast is a bunch of animals!
Who the heck is lion?!

OUCH Youth Festival

The OUCH Youth Festival is a night of youth performances – dance, music, song, theatre and more.

Come, be entertained and amazed by our talented local youth.

SATURDAY 14th AUGUST

Two sessions-

5pm – 7pm Primary School aged performers

7pm – 9pm Teenage performers

Free sausage sizzle between sessions

Come and have a fantastic night out whilst supporting our youth – $5 entry

Wyrd Sisters

Directed by Brian Baker

Shows 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th June @ 7pm Matinees 20th, 27th June @ 2pm

It’s almost time for Terry Pratchett’s Wyrd Sisters. Adapted from the novel of the same name, by Stephen Briggs, this play is part of the hugely popular Disc World Series stories. It is sure to entertain. A fun mix of fantasy and comedy, steeped in the traditions of fairy tale and Shakespeare, this play has it all.

Three endearing, and slightly off-putting, witches are inadvertently tasked with the protection of the kingdom. The evil duke and duchess are upsetting the land. Can the Wyrd Sisters help save the world, without meddling too much? Come along and find out.

Natural Causes opens this week

Bridgetown Repertory Theatre’s first production of 2021 opens on 8th April.

Natural Causes began life as a TV movie starring George Cole and Prunella Scales in 1988. It was subsequently adapted for the stage by Eric Chappell, opening in 1992. The tale of a man wanting to run off with his secretary, but who first has to deal with his wife, leads him to contact a successful suicide merchant. Let the shenanigans begin. An elaborate plot takes twists and turns to reveal an outcome no-one is expecting.

Bookings can be made via Trybooking.

Trouble 07 – Licensed to Panto

It’s pantomime time again, yay!

2020 needs a few laughs and here they are….in this James Bond meets Dick Whittington farce!

Agent 0007 must go undercover as Dick to thwart the evil organisation SPHINCTER, who are trying to destroy pantomime as we know it.

Can Dick (James?) outsmart King Rat or will we be doomed to never boo, hiss and cheer our panto heroes and villains again?

Come and boo, hiss and cheer and find out.

Trouble 07 has a cast of young and old – splendid costumes, cats, rats, fairies, a dame, goodies, baddies, not so baddies, jokes, song and dance.

All the fun and frivolity we love in a panto will be on display from Fri Dec 4th – Sun Dec 13th.

Fridays and Saturdays – 7.30pm

Sundays – 2pm

Grab the family and come along.

Tickets at trybooking.com

https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=673554&

Maureen Flemming FOH Manager

Dear members

I am writing to let you all know that after today’s show Maureen Flemming will be retiring from her position of Front of House Manager. She will be handing the reins to Johanna Rogers and Ray Galloway.

Maureen has worked tirelessly for the Bridgetown Repertory Club over many years. In fact, she has worked, and continues to work, tirelessly for many clubs and committees, and on many projects in our community.

Maureen started as a volunteer at the club soon after she came to town in the 90s. She is a club trustee and honorary life member. For the last ten years she has been Front of House Manager: organising volunteers, stocking the kiosk, cleaning, decorating and setting up the foyer, serving up scones and greeting audiences for every performance of every show that has been presented over that time. Considering the club puts on four shows a year of its own, not to mention youth shows, music nights and other visiting shows, that equates to being present at, and being the face of, a lot of shows!!

Nothing has ever been too hard for Maureen; she gives of herself and her time generously. She truly cares for others, offering help and assistance whenever she can. I am sure that those of you who have worked alongside Maureen over the years can attest to her selfless, kind, and gentle nature. So, it is with sadness that we bid her farewell from official duties within the club, however, we look forward to seeing her have a chance to sit back and enjoy the shows.

Thank you, Maureen. Thank you, thank you.

We appreciate all that you have done for Bridgetown Repertory Club and all that you do for our community.

Darling Buds Of May

Rehearsals are well under way for our next production, H.E. Bates’, Darling Buds of May. The stage play was adapted from the successful novel which also spawned a highly popular television series that you may be familiar with.

The play centres on the lovable Larkin family, Ma, Pa and their brood of children. Pa has a touch of mischief, encouraged by his loyal and capable wife. They love their family and wish to see their eldest daughter with a suitable husband, especially since she is already with child! Ssshhh! Enter the young tax inspector, come to force Pa to pay up. Will he fall for the charms of the Larkin family? Who could resist?!

With a local cast of youth and adults, a fun and highly humorous script, and under the talented direction of Rob Snelling, this is one not to be missed.

Opens Sept 10th.

‘Ma, Pa, Mariette Larkin and Cedric Charlton’
Photo: Jennie Stock