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  • The Shropshire Drama Festival. (a first round festival of the All England Theatre Festival) The festival is held every Spring and showcases the best theatrical talent from around the county. Two or three one-act plays are shown each evening and a professional adjudicator is on hand to give the competing teams the benefit of his comments. The festival ends with an awards evening where individual and group talent is singled out for the presentation of various awards. The competition is organised into adult and youth categories and the winners can go on to represent Shropshire in the All England Theatre Festival. Updated:Sunday, […]

    Shropshire Drama Festival 2020

    The Shropshire Drama Festival. (a first round festival of the All England Theatre Festival) The festival is held every Spring and showcases the best theatrical talent from around the county. Two or three one-act plays are shown each evening and a professional adjudicator is on hand to give the competing teams the benefit of his comments. The festival ends with an awards evening where individual and group talent is singled out for the presentation of various awards. The competition is organised into adult and youth categories and the winners can go on to represent Shropshire in the All England Theatre Festival. Updated:Sunday, […]

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  • In November each year the Wellington Theatre Company, located at the Belfrey Theatre, hosts a Drama Festival, for both Adults and Youth, aimed at encouraging Amateur Drama in Shropshire and beyond. Both Full Length and One Act Plays can be entered. All entries to the Festival will be adjudicated. Companies who are familiar with Festivals will be well aware of the benefits resulting from an assessment by an experienced eye. Youth drama groups, in particular, can gain immeasurably from adjudication. I hope you will be interested in entering and below are links to: Festival Entry Form (downloadable – right click and […]

    46th Wellington Drama Festival

    In November each year the Wellington Theatre Company, located at the Belfrey Theatre, hosts a Drama Festival, for both Adults and Youth, aimed at encouraging Amateur Drama in Shropshire and beyond. Both Full Length and One Act Plays can be entered. All entries to the Festival will be adjudicated. Companies who are familiar with Festivals will be well aware of the benefits resulting from an assessment by an experienced eye. Youth drama groups, in particular, can gain immeasurably from adjudication. I hope you will be interested in entering and below are links to: Festival Entry Form (downloadable – right click and […]

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  • An unmissable evening of entertainment for all fans of stage and screen musicals, old and new! Enjoy a selection of songs and scenes from the West End, Broadway and Hollywood. PERFORMANCES – Saturday and Sunday Matinees at 2.30 pm. Friday and Saturday Evenings at 7.30pm boxoffice@belfreytheatre.com   Updated:Wednesday, March 13, 2019

    A Night at the Musicals

    An unmissable evening of entertainment for all fans of stage and screen musicals, old and new! Enjoy a selection of songs and scenes from the West End, Broadway and Hollywood. PERFORMANCES – Saturday and Sunday Matinees at 2.30 pm. Friday and Saturday Evenings at 7.30pm boxoffice@belfreytheatre.com   Updated:Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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  • Inspector Drake and his sidekick Sergeant Plod return in their most perplexing case yet, confronting everything from missing tortoises, to triplets, to deadly tropical spiders. Another thrilling ride in the company of the world’s greatest detective, as he attempts to solve one murder at the same time as avoiding his own. This amateur production of “Inspector Drake & the Black Widow” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD a Concord Theatricals Company. boxoffice@belfreytheatre.com   Updated:Saturday, March 16, 2019

    Inspector Drake & The Black Widow

    Inspector Drake and his sidekick Sergeant Plod return in their most perplexing case yet, confronting everything from missing tortoises, to triplets, to deadly tropical spiders. Another thrilling ride in the company of the world’s greatest detective, as he attempts to solve one murder at the same time as avoiding his own. This amateur production of “Inspector Drake & the Black Widow” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD a Concord Theatricals Company. boxoffice@belfreytheatre.com   Updated:Saturday, March 16, 2019

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  • A fun-packed, rollicking nautical pantomime full of song, dance and romance! Prince William’s royal parents are stony broke, and would really like their son-and-heir to marry into wealth. But William longs for adventure on the high seas, and has caught the eye of a young Mermaid Princess, Sirena. PERFORMANCES – Saturday and Sunday Matinees at 2.30 pm. Friday and Saturday Evenings at 7.30pm boxoffice@belfreytheatre.com Updated:Wednesday, March 13, 2019

    The Little Mermaid

    A fun-packed, rollicking nautical pantomime full of song, dance and romance! Prince William’s royal parents are stony broke, and would really like their son-and-heir to marry into wealth. But William longs for adventure on the high seas, and has caught the eye of a young Mermaid Princess, Sirena. PERFORMANCES – Saturday and Sunday Matinees at 2.30 pm. Friday and Saturday Evenings at 7.30pm boxoffice@belfreytheatre.com Updated:Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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  • A fun-packed, rollicking nautical pantomime full of song, dance and romance! Prince William’s royal parents are stony broke, and would really like their son-and-heir to marry into wealth. But William longs for adventure on the high seas, and has caught the eye of a young Mermaid Princess, Sirena. PERFORMANCES – Saturday and Sunday Matinees at 2.30 pm. Friday and Saturday Evenings at 7.30pm boxoffice@belfreytheatre.com Updated:Wednesday, March 13, 2019

    The Little Mermaid

    A fun-packed, rollicking nautical pantomime full of song, dance and romance! Prince William’s royal parents are stony broke, and would really like their son-and-heir to marry into wealth. But William longs for adventure on the high seas, and has caught the eye of a young Mermaid Princess, Sirena. PERFORMANCES – Saturday and Sunday Matinees at 2.30 pm. Friday and Saturday Evenings at 7.30pm boxoffice@belfreytheatre.com Updated:Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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  • Kay Ridgeway has led a charmed life. Blessed with beauty, enormous wealth, and a new husband, she embarks on a honeymoon voyage down the Nile. Fatal circumstances await when the idyllic surroundings are shattered by a shocking and brutal murder. Under scrutiny is a multitude of memorable passengers, all with a reason to kill. The tension and claustrophobia builds, as a shocking and audacious conspiracy is laid bare. This amateur production of “Murder on the Nile” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD a Concord Theatricals Company.   boxoffice@belfreytheatre.com Updated:Wednesday, March 13, 2019

    Murder on The Nile

    Kay Ridgeway has led a charmed life. Blessed with beauty, enormous wealth, and a new husband, she embarks on a honeymoon voyage down the Nile. Fatal circumstances await when the idyllic surroundings are shattered by a shocking and brutal murder. Under scrutiny is a multitude of memorable passengers, all with a reason to kill. The tension and claustrophobia builds, as a shocking and audacious conspiracy is laid bare. This amateur production of “Murder on the Nile” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD a Concord Theatricals Company.   boxoffice@belfreytheatre.com Updated:Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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  • Widely considered one of the funniest plays in English, Wilde’s much loved masterpiece The Importance Of Being Earnest throws love, logic and language into the air to make one of theatre’s most dazzling firework displays.   boxoffice@belfreytheatre.com Updated:Wednesday, March 13, 2019

    The Importance of Being Earnest

    Widely considered one of the funniest plays in English, Wilde’s much loved masterpiece The Importance Of Being Earnest throws love, logic and language into the air to make one of theatre’s most dazzling firework displays.   boxoffice@belfreytheatre.com Updated:Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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  • Presented by Belfrey Youth Theatre Peter Pan – the Musical  tells the classic J.M. Barrie tale of a young boy who refuses to grow up. On a quest to find stories with which to entertain his young cohorts in Neverland — an island refuge for “Lost Boys” — Peter returns to the real world and meets Wendy, Michael, and John Darling. The Darling children accompany Peter back to the magical Neverland, where they learn to fly, get involved in all sorts of adventures, defeat the evil Captain Hook, and are changed forever.   PERFORMANCES – Saturday and Sunday Matinees at 2.30 […]

    Peter Pan – the Musical

    Presented by Belfrey Youth Theatre Peter Pan – the Musical  tells the classic J.M. Barrie tale of a young boy who refuses to grow up. On a quest to find stories with which to entertain his young cohorts in Neverland — an island refuge for “Lost Boys” — Peter returns to the real world and meets Wendy, Michael, and John Darling. The Darling children accompany Peter back to the magical Neverland, where they learn to fly, get involved in all sorts of adventures, defeat the evil Captain Hook, and are changed forever.   PERFORMANCES – Saturday and Sunday Matinees at 2.30 […]

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  • Alan Bennett’s first play, written in 1973, is a farcical comedy set in Brighton in the 1960s where the lust and longing of the permissive society has well and truly taken hold of the apparently respectable Wicksteed family. Like some saucy Magill seaside postcard as retouched by Magritte, or an end-of-the-pier romp reorganised by Orton, the piece shows how a collection of stock types from Hove find themselves propelled into the permissive society with the arrival of a false-breast fitter from Leatherhead. Identities are mistaken, the wrong knockers admiringly fondled, and libidos burst out of enforced hibernation. boxoffice@belfreytheatre.com or 01952 […]

    Habeas Corpus

    Alan Bennett’s first play, written in 1973, is a farcical comedy set in Brighton in the 1960s where the lust and longing of the permissive society has well and truly taken hold of the apparently respectable Wicksteed family. Like some saucy Magill seaside postcard as retouched by Magritte, or an end-of-the-pier romp reorganised by Orton, the piece shows how a collection of stock types from Hove find themselves propelled into the permissive society with the arrival of a false-breast fitter from Leatherhead. Identities are mistaken, the wrong knockers admiringly fondled, and libidos burst out of enforced hibernation. boxoffice@belfreytheatre.com or 01952 […]

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