Grow Up Grandad
Poppy is eleven and has attitude. When she finds herself living with her cantankerous grandfather, a man she neither likes nor loves all hell breaks loose.
Something of a hermit; a man living in the past who sees very little good in anything or anybody, her Grandad is suddenly and unexpectedly confronted by a tornado of energy who can’t sit still and asks too many questions.
Bite My Thumb
It’s Friday night, it’s disco night - time for Bouncers to come alive!
Judd, Ralph, Les and Lucky Eric invite you for a night on the town in this hilarious and outrageous look back at the 80’s nightclub scene.
In the tacky, glitzy glamour and flashing lights we meet the smooth talking DJ, the lager swilling lads, the lip-sticked, laquered girls and many more gyrating to the pulsating beat of the dance floor. All under the ever watchful, ever ready, ever observant BOUNCERS.
Bouncers was voted by the National Theatre as one of the greatest plays of the 20th century.
Please note that this will be performed in the Playhouse Bar Studio.
Contains explict descriptive dialogue, not suitable for under 16's.
Eight bold new monologues commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act from the perspective of gay men - and women - whose lives it affected.
Playing Sinatra is a powerful psychological drama set in an oppressive old house in London, where grown-up siblings Norman and Sandra resist their lonely future by living out their fantasies in the music of their idol, Frank Sinatra.
Norman, an agoraphobic bookbinder, works at home and heats microwave meals to perfection; Sandra, with outside job and interests, longs to break free of her existence. But the option of leaving her mentally disturbed brother and running off with the “mystic” Phillip proves less than straight forward ... This tense play’s clammy grip never slackens ....
Joining the show is a trio of astounding Burlesque and Aerial Display. The award winning Captain Of The Lost Waves is a Nu Vaudevillian music and storytelling fuelled folk opera, taking it’s inspiration from music hall fused with the modern twist of an intergalactic time detective’s travels.
Raising funds for Candlelighters. Registered Charity No: 1045077
We shall be looking for members and prospective new members to fill roles in:
'Dial ''M'' for Murder' to be directed by Ged Marescaux,
'The Sociable Plover' to be directed by Jeanne O'Rourke and
'Dick Whittington' to be produced/directed by Leighton Hirst.
Playhouse ST are also going to be looking for cast members for their productions later this year so our younger members involved with them can also be auditioned for parts in those productions also.
They are to be ''Me and My Friend''(the whole play) by Gillian Plowman
''The Night Alive'' by Conor McPherson.
We shall commence the auditions at 10.30 a.m. and will open the doors to The Playhouse Bar/Studio for people from 10.00 a.m. for refreshments. There are a number of persons who have not yet renewed their membership. If you are planning on attending the session it will be an ideal opportunity for you to do so.
Casting will take place shortly following these auditions and first consideration will go to fully paid up members.
We should like a very short prepared piece of your own choice which showcases your talent and we will ask for a ''cold'' reading from the play/s on offer above.
Weekdays 11.30am - 1.30pm and Saturday matinees as publicised for individual productions.
Entrances via front of Playhouse - follow the signs and from the car park at the rear of the building.
L.I.F.T. is about ... launching our beautiful theatre forwards to face a bigger and brighter future. It’s about giving it a much-needed facelift, whether that’s better access or more desirable décor.
But it’s chiefly about bringing people together. Just like in the early days of the Halifax Playhouse where members worked together to build, hone and improve this stunning, listed building, safeguarding and preserving it as a prestigious arts venue fit for purpose and the future. Together we can make it happen.