What’s On ?
11th April 2015
Coffee Morning - monthly, each 2nd Saturday
10:30 to 12:30
Come along and have a coffee or tea and some rather excellent home-made cakes on our regular 2nd Saturday of the month Coffee Morning. All proceeds go toward the further development of the Blackmore Theatre. Everyone is welcome ! If you’d like a theatre tour please ask one of the members on the day and they will do their best to show you round.
16th to 21st March 2015
by Rona Munro Director: Wendy Bishop
A striking play with four great parts for women, Rona Munro creates a believable world of domestic friendship and betrayal in a far from ordinary setting.The drama of everyday life in Belfast burning buses, ravaged blocks, gunfire are but offstage events in this stirring play about three women whose men have been killed or imprisoned for their political activities. Chilling themes are off set by many humorous and heart warming moments in this play about people, not politics, which offers excellent acting opportunities.“Rona Munro’s ear for the authentic cut and thrusts of Belfast’s unsung heroines is sharp, abrasive and at times downright painful…It is also celebratory and funny.” - Daily Mail
13th to 18th April 2015
Exmouth One Act Play Festival
Entries from visiting drama clubs with adjudication.
15th to 20th June 2015
by Richard Harris Director: Mary Mulchay
This is a rollicking comedy about the attempts of some working class amateurs to overcome their inhibitions and left feet in a low-rent dance studio in North London. Mavis, a former professional chorus girl tries her hardest to teach the bumbling amateurs some terpsichorean skills for an upcoming recital. But before the dancing begins Mavis must mediate the minor dramas that erupt among this motley but loveable crew on their way to triumph at their recital. Liza Minnelli starred as Mavis in the popular film.
17th to 22nd August 2015
by Eric Chappel Director: Margaret Bond
Alec Firth is having an affair with his assistant, Liz, and has organized his domestic life so that they can go to Spain on holiday without making Alec’s wife Maggie remotely suspicious. What could possibly go wrong? Plenty. On the doorstep, in dizzyingly rapid succession, are: Phoebe, Alec’s mother, who has discharged herself from her old people’s home; Alec’s son Jamie, with a broken ankle; and his daughter, heavily pregnant and not planning to marry the child’s father …
12th to 17th October 2015
Curtain up on Murder
by Bettine Manktelow Director: Andy Jury
The play is thriller/murder mystery with a few twists. The first is that the plot surrounds a drama group putting on a murder mystery. You see them rehearse and then they realise they are locked in the theatre. One by one the actors are bumped off. Tensions ramp up as the play progresses and the bodycount rises. Eventually the murderer(s) are revealed but there are still more twists woven into the plot.
18th to 23rd January 2016
Dick Whittington – The Pantomime
by Graham Barraclough Director: Mary Mulchay
A traditional family pantomime by Graham Barraclough. Dick travels from Gloucester with his cat to find his fortune in London. He meets Alice Fitzwarren who persuades her father to give Dick a job. All is well until something goes missing and Dick gets the blame and is dismissed in disgrace. Determined to prove his innocence Dick joins a voyage to the Barbary Coast, where his adventures really begin! The evil King Rat and the all-powerful Sheik Anvac are set to ruin Dick’s chances of happiness – will he ever get back to England? Will he be able to prove his innocence? All the usual fun and frolics of traditional pantomime make this great family entertainment – not to be missed!