The Winter's Tale
Our RSC OPENSTAGES project - The Winter's Tale will be launched January 2014 - keep watching the website for details.
Festival of Peace War & Remembrance
Our Festival of Peace War & Remembrance as part of Wirral Remembers will be launched February 2014. If you would like to submit a poem, short play, piece of prose or a song please email firstname.lastname@example.org
A VERY VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS
This December we will be presenting
A VERY VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS - a seasonal revue which will take place at The Floral Pavilion, New Brighton, The Lyceum Hall Port Sunlight and The World Museum Liverpool.
This hour long show is packed with well-loved Christmas carols and songs and extracts from Dickens and other famous writers creating a wonderful flavour of a by-gone era.
A cast of over twenty will be both gentlefolk and paupers bringing a truly Christmas-aura to those cold December days.
We are joined by some members of The Crucible cast - Alex, Adam, Bethany, Emma, Gareth, Jill, Keith and Sue.
Also members from past productions, helpers and backstage crew will perform - Adrian, Calli, Josh, Mark, Pat, Phyllis, Val and Tash
Finally, we welcome some new faces - Emlyn and son Finn, Ian, Joe, Megan, Tom and our Pianist Jack.
Sunday 1st December
The Floral Pavilion plaza lunchtime concert 1pm
Weds 4th December
The Lyceum Port sunlight 7.30pm Price of £4 includes refreshments and will begin 7pm
Sat 7th December
The Floral plaza lunchtime concert 1pm
Sun 8th December
Rotary Christmas Fair at the Floral Fair begins 11am - performance at 1pm
Sat 14th December
The Treasure House Theatre, the World Museum Liverpool Performance 1pm
Please email email@example.com for details.
A VERY VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS
The first read through for A VERY VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS will take place on Wed 11th September 2013.
This hour long entertainment includes songs, poems, prose, monologues and extracts to get us in the mood for the festive season and will be a Free show at lunchtimes in the Floral Pavilion's plaza lounge as well as other venues across the region.
If you would like to take part (must be 16yrs or over) please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Our big project for 2014 is to present various shows and presentations to commemorate WW1.
Voices of Remembrance - words and music on the theme
Words of War - original offerings from local writers
L.I.F.E - a musical with a peaceful message for young people 16 - 30yrs plus much more
email email@example.com for details
The Winter's Tale
The Winter's Tale - an adaptation of Shakespeare's wonderful late romance for 2015 - details to follow.
DVDs for The Crucible are now available
DVDs for The Crucible are now available £2.50 ( box set of 4 discs) please email for ordering.
Hand in Hand will be part of WIRRAL REMEMBERS in 2014 producing commemorative performances during Sept-Nov 2014. An open meeting will take place for anyone interested in all events at the Floral Pavilion on Weds 19th June at 7pm. Eileen Willshaw Heritage officer will be in attendance to talk about funding.
On Sun 30th June we will be holding a FREE drama workshop at Melrose Hall. Booking is required so please email firstname.lastname@example.org - see events page. Come along and have some fun with games, impros and devised theatre.
We have also applied for RSC OPENSTAGES again for a production in early 2015 anyone interested should email us.
If you haven't already please join our facebook page - hand in hand theatre.
Press Release - March 2013
DRAMATIC PLAY HELPS COMIC RELIEF
Hand in Hand theatre are no strangers to success – over the past 6 years they have received much acclaim and praise and have won many awards but their latest production of THE CRUCIBLE has surpassed everything they have achieved. They also raised £257.00 for Comic Relief with collections after performances.
4 performances in 2 days with a cast of 22; the atmosphere couldn’t have been more intense but audiences were riveted to this powerful drama. Not only did schools attend the school’s matinee but 5 schools attended on the Friday evening and sat, attentive and engaged, until they were on their feet clapping and cheering: The spectacular cast receiving overwhelming praise and a standing ovation.
What people said:-
“That wasn’t an amateur production ... they must have been professional!”
“Better than the playhouse! ”
“Amazing, brilliant, moving”
“The best play I have ever seen”
“Excellent production... a really powerful and impressive performance. Really impressed.”
“Stunning and breath-taking – the acting was so brilliant”
“Everything –the acting, the set, the costumes, the direction, everything was just fabulous”
With another stunning soundtrack from Andy Taylor this production was atmospheric and powerful.
Soundtrack can be heard: http://andytaylor.bandcamp.com
Hand in Hand Theatre would like to thank the Floral Pavilion for their help and support.
Please keep watching our website or our group on face-book for further details.
This week also saw Hand in Hand win at the Quarter Finals of the All England Theatre Festival at Grange over Sands and they will now perform their current production BENTLEY: Road to Justice at Todmorden on 21st May.
Remembrance Day Revisited
This November, Bev Clark's awarding play Remembrance Day is to be featured again on Vintage Radio during Remembrance week- available to listen on line at Vintage Radio. The programme will go out as part of a 2 hour programme on 11/11/10 and on the following Sunday (Remembrance Sunday). The first hour contains a variety of things including an extract of the interview you did with me and the second hour contains the play