Who Are We...?

A theatre club for Young People aged 8 and upwards who live in or around the village of Mark, Somerset.

We meet weekly in term time on Wednesday evenings with our main aim to produce a show which is performed over 3 nights at The Princess Theatre in Burnham-on-Sea.

Alongside this we have loads of fun with drama games, improvisation, music, dance and workshops which cover all aspects of the theatre. We also organise trips out to shows to see how its done by the 'professionals'!

John Gilvear

John Gilvear

Annie Jr - 2017

Performance Dates:

 Thursday 23rd March - Saturday 25th March 2017

Annie JrVenue:

The Princess Theatre, Burnham-on-Sea

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Our next production is "High School Musical", to be performed at the Strode Theatre, Street, from Thursday 15th March to Saturday 17th March 2018.

Tickets available on line from the Strode Theatre or, call the Box Office on 01458 442846. (Opening hours 10am - 2pm Mon to Sat)

Performance Dates:

2nd - 4th July 2015

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Venue:

The Princess Theatre, Burnham-on-Sea

Synopsis:

Little Dorothy Gale of Kansas, like so many girls her age, dreams frequently of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away. At the end of the rainbow, she finds herself in picturesque Munchkinland; home of the fascinating people, the Munchkins. In this famous land of Oz, Dorothy meets her first fairyland figure: the Sorceress of the North.

The Munchkins fête Dorothy as a heroine, because in landing, her house has accidentally killed the Wicked Witch of the East, who had long tormented the Munchkins. Dorothy wants to return to Kansas, fearing her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry will worry about her. The Sorceress advises Dorothy that only the great Wizard of Oz can help her get back to Kansas. But Dorothy has an enemy, the Wicked Witch of the West, sister of the dead Wicked Witch of the East, who vows revenge. The witch is frightened away on her first encounter with Dorothy by a protective mark which the Sorceress placed on Dorothy's forehead. Dorothy must find the Munchkins, again, to get directions to the Emerald City. She gets directions to Munchkinland from the Scarecrow who joins her. The Wicked Witch of the West puts a curse on the bridge which leads them to the Munchkins. Finally able to outsmart the witch, they make it to the side of the bridge where Munchkinland is located, and meet the Tin Woodman. The three travelers find the Munchkins and get directions to the Emerald City.

The Munchkins bring the three friends to the forest where the yellow brick road begins. They warn the travelers of lions, tigers, bears and Jitterbugs (fantastic dancing creatures, half animal, half plant, under the Wicked Witch of the West's power). The travelers meet a lion, who ends up joining them on their journey. The Wicked Witch of the West attempts to stop the journey by setting her Jitterbugs on the three friends. Luckily, Dorothy is able to contact the Sorceress of the North, who freezes the Jitterbugs, and saves them from being danced to death.

Finally at the Emerald city, we are treated to the Royal Army of Oz Changing Of The Guard. Dorothy introduces herself and her friends to Lord Growlie, his daughter Gloria and the Army. Lord Growlie explains that the Wizard of Oz is the most powerful Wizard in the world, but that if you bother him with a foolish request, he could destroy you as quickly as a snap of his fingers. While Lord Growlie notifies the Wizard of Oz he has visitors, Gloria entertains Dorothy and the three other travelers tour the palace.

When Dorothy and her friends finally meet the Wizard, he is forceful and looks like a beast. He demands that they kill the Wicked Witch of the West before he will grant them their wishes. Without knowing that the Witch has a recipe which will break the Sorceress' protective mark on Dorothy's forehead, the four travelers go to the Witch's castle. Along the way, the Witch eavesdrops on their conversation and learns of their plans to kill her. The Witch casts a spell on Dorothy which takes the girl away from her friends and brings her to the castle. The three remaining travelers hurry to rescue Dorothy. The Witch plans to kill the four friends by shrinking them into nothing, in a cauldron of magic water. The Scarecrow, Tinman and Lion disguise themselves as ghosts to rescue Dorothy. Their true identities are accidently revealed, and the Witch threatens the Scarecrow with fire. Dorothy protects the Scarecrow by pulling the Witch back into the full cauldron, to extinguish the fire. The magic water puts out the fire and shrinks the Witch into nothing.

Back at the Emerald City the Wizard Of Oz throws a party in honor of the four friends. When they finally meet the Great Oz, the four discover he is an ordinary man, not a great beast or a powerful wizard. Nevertheless, the Wizard of Oz is able to grant everyone's wishes. He gives the Lion a medal to represent courage, the Tinman a watch to show his large heartedness, and the Scarecrow a diploma for a Doctor of Scarecrow to signify graduation from advanced study. The Great Wizard of Oz escorts Dorothy back to Kansas in his rocket ship.

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The show opened on Thursday 27th March 2014 until Saturday 29th March 2014 with an extra matinee performance on Saturday.

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A4-Poster-Take-3-ThumbTickets are now on sale for the upcomimg production of Me and My Girl being performed at the Princess Theatre in Burnham-on-Sea.

The show opens on Thursday 27th March 2014 until Saturday 29th March 2014 with an extra matinee performance on Saturday.

Tickets can be booked directly with the theatre, either in person at the box office or by telephone on 01278 784464, or alternatively on line via this link: book your tickets.

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Read about this show at Burnam-on-Sea.com

Performance Dates:

 18th March - 20th March 2009

Venue:

The Princess Theatre, Burnham-on-Sea

Plot:

witw page01Mole has a sudden case of spring fever, gives up on his house-cleaning, and ventures out of his home. He finds himself by a river (he has been such a stay- at-home that he has never seen it before) and meets the Water Rat, who invites Mole into his boat, something else he has never seen before. "Believe me, my young friend," Rat says dreamily, "there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."

A world of friendships, the joy of carefree wandering, of picnicking, and playing has opened for Mole. Half way through our story, the Mole, Rat and the Badger go to Toad Hall to try to help their friend Mr Toad who has a bad habit of reckless driving. Toad has quite a few adventures. His irresponsible living and extravagance lead to the loss of his home to the barbaric stoats and weasels. The four friends go to battle to regain Toad Hall. The play ends with a banquet where all the friends rejoice at Toad's return.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Performance Dates:

27th March - 29th March 2014

Venue:

The Princess Theatre, Burnham-on-Sea

Plot:myt-masks

Act I

In the 1930s, the Harefords, a family of haughty aristocrats, are seeking the legitimate heir to the title of Earl of Hareford. Bill Snibson, a Cockney from Lambeth is found and named as the long-lost “Earl of Hareford”. It seems that the 13th Earl had secretly and briefly wed a girl from a bad neighborhood. But Bill's rough Cockney ways do not satisfy the Will of the last Earl: In order to gain his inheritance of the title and estate, Bill must satisfy the very proper executors (Maria, Duchess of Dene, and Sir John Tremayne) by learning gentlemanly manners. The Duchess thinks that she can make Bill “fit and proper” but not his Cockney girlfriend, Sally Smith. The Duchess plans a party in Bill's honour, but Sally is not to be invited. Sir John tells Sally that she and Bill ought to return to Lambeth, but he is moved by Sally's heartfelt declaration of love for Bill.

At the party, Bill puts on airs and tries to please his new-found upper-class lawyers, family and servants, but his everyman roots quickly begin to show. Sally shows up in inappropriate garb, with her Lambeth friends, saying that she is going back to where she belongs. Bill seconds this at first but then teaches the nobility The Lambeth Walk.

Act II

Bill must make a speech in the House of Lords in coronet and “vermin”-trimmed peer's robes. Sally leaves, telling him to marry someone with good blood, and, in a scene inspired by Gilbert and Sullivan's Ruddigore, the portraits of Bill's ancestors awaken to remind him of his noblesse oblige. Bill and Sally have gained an ally in Sir John, who offers to help them by engaging a speech professor (implied to be Henry Higgins from Pygmalion) to help Sally impress the Duchess.

Bill constantly bemoans his separation from Sally. Preparing another party for Bill, the Duchess realises how much Sally means to him. This puts her in a romantic mood, and she accepts an offer of marriage from Sir John. Bill, dressed in his old outrageous Cockney clothes, declares that he's going home and goes upstairs to pack. Just then, Sally astonishes everyone by arriving in an elegant gown and tiara and speaking with a perfect upper-crust accent. When Bill returns downstairs, Sally conceals her identity. When she reveals it, Bill is relieved and the couple gain the acceptance of the family.

 

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Performance Dates: 

20th - 23rd March 2013

Venue: 

The Princess Theatre, Burnham-on-Sea

bm page01Welcome to 1929 New York. Dandy Dan's hoodlums terrorise the district, exterminating undesirables with their new weapon, splurge guns. His rival is Fat Sam Stacetto, who runs the Grand Slam Speakeasy, but Fat Sam's gang still use old fashioned pies. Fat Sam engages the help of Bugsy Malone, a smooth city slicker who hitherto has been more    occupied in sweet talking Blousey Brown, a would be girl singer, whilst trying to fend off the advances of Tallulah,  Fat Sam’s head showgirl. With Bugsy's help, Fat Sam escapes from a frame-up but he learns later that Dandy Dan's mob have splurged nearly all his gang. They've also destroyed his sarsaparilla and grocery rackets, the whole empire's gone! There's only one hope left. Fat Sam pays Bugsy 400 dollars in exchange for more help. Bugsy, who has promised to take Blousey to Hollywood, has to break his date with her. Is she mad! Meanwhile Bugsy and Leroy Smith, a guy with an awesome punch, witness a secret delivery of splurge guns at Dock 17. With a bunch of down and outs, they help themselves from the crates. Then the police arrive, led by Captain Smolsky and Lieutenant O'Dreary. Bugsy and the gang escape through a trapdoor. Finally Dandy Dan prepares for a showdown at Fat Sam's speakeasy. When his mob burst in, Bugsy and the guys let 'em have it!. Splurge, custard pies, the lot...
Out of the gooey pandemonium it emerges that Bugsy and Blousey have made it up. Peace has broken out at last.

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Performance Dates: 

 22nd March - 24th March 2012

Venue:

The Princess Theatre, Burnham-on-Sea

Plot:

Lion-Witch-Wardrobe-poster-1When the Pevensie children, Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy are sent out of London during World War II, they have no idea of the magical journey they are beginning. In the darkness of the old country house where they are sent, the children stumble through an old wardrobe to the land of Narnia, where animals talk and magic exists. This is the first story of Narnia written by C.S. Lewis and it tells the story of how these four children with the help of Aslan, the Great Lion, help defeat the White Witch who holds Narnia. The first of the children to make their way into Narnia is Lucy, the youngest. There she meets Mr. Tumnus the faun who confesses to her that he is an agent of the White Witch and he is supposed to capture any humans he meets. He explains that the Witch has held Narnia under an enchantment which makes it always winter and never Christmas. The only way the Witch can be defeated is to have four humans sit on the throne at the castle of Cair Paravel. When Lucy returns home, her brothers and sister think she is either lying or crazy, but soon Edmund follows Lucy into the world and meets the White Witch who plies him with Turkish Delight extracting a promise from him that he will bring his siblings to her. Finally, all of the children go through the wardrobe into Narnia. There they go on a journey to rescue Tumnus who has been arrested, find Aslan the Great Lion and defeat the White Witch forever. While a wonderful adventure, the story is also allegorical in nature telling symbolically the story of Christ's sacrifice on the cross. Aslan the Great Lion is a Christ figure who sacrifices his life to save Edmund's. During the journey to find Aslan, Edmund betrays his siblings and goes to join the White Witch becoming her prisoner. After his rescue, the witch approaches Aslan claiming the right to Edmund's life because of his traitorous act. Aslan later goes willingly to the Witch in Edmund's place, letting her kill him. As the girls, Lucy and Susan secretly watch he is shorn of his mane, tied up and killed. As they dispair, he suddenly appears to them alive again and leads them to the aid of Peter's army defeating the Witch forever. The children spend years in Narnia where they grow up to be Kings and Queens having many adventures until one day they are hunting in the woods and find their way back to their own world through the Wardrobe. There they are children again and find that no time at all has passed.

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