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Refer to the HIGHBURY FLYER for the latest information on upcoming Films, Performances and On Line presentations

Meanwhile please enjoy ourlockdown safe performances on Youtube
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Highbury Theatre Centre is ready to greet you in line with current Covid Regulations


    It is essential to pre-book your tickets well in advance, either using the links in emails or social media posts advertising the event or via our website (http://highburytheatre.co.uk/), as numbers are limited.

There will be no tickets sold on the door.

·        When booking, select the number of tickets you need based on the number of people coming from your household (including support bubble) only. You’ll receive an initial confirmation email.

·        Bookings will close no later than midnight, two days before the performance / film, but earlier if the seats are selling out. We will then allocate seats, making sure there’s space around each household group. Tickets will be allocated in booking order, so early bookings will get first allocation of seats.

·        You’ll get a second email, advising you of your seat numbers. You are invited to show this email on your smart phone or tablet but you don’t need to print it out and we’ll be able to check the seating plan if you don’t have it.

·        Please arrive at Highbury between 7:00pm and 7:20pm. You’ll be asked to wait outside until we are ready to greet you.

·        Please wear a face covering (unless you’re exempt) and keep this on all the time you’re inside.

·        The box office, coffee bar and bar will be closed.

·        As with everywhere else, if you have any Covid-19 symptoms please don’t book or attend. If you’re unable to attend, please ring us on 07944 636 815 by 7:15pm on the evening of the production / film so we know you’re not coming, and we’ll refund the price of your ticket(s).

·        Please keep an eye on your emails just in case there are any changes to Covid-19 restrictions that mean we have to alter our arrangements.

What hasn’t changed?

·        You’ll need your membership number to book on line. If you don’t know what it is, please contact boxoffice@highburytheatre.co.uk

·        You’ll have the chance to let us know if you have any problems with mobility that mean you need a seat in a particular area.

·        We’ll offer you our usual friendly welcome.

·        Ice creams will be on sale for £2. Please bring the exact money with you to reduce the need to handle cash.

Here is the link to our short film about our arrangements, which you can see on YouTube here: Taking our first tentative steps towards reopening our theatre

If you need any assistance, just email boxoffice@highburytheatre.co.uk

Highbury Film Club
present

Saturday 5 June 2021 at 7.30pm

The Personal History of David Copperfield

This wonderful comedy (119 minutes, Certificate PG, trailer) written and directed by Armando Iannucci, is the first theatrical film production of Dickens’ novel in 50 years.
It stars Dev Patel together with Peter Capaldi, Hugh Laurie, Tilda Swinton, Ben Whishaw and PaulWhitehouse.

‘The Personal History of David Copperfield puts a fresh, funny, and utterly charming spin on Dickens' classic, proving some stories truly are timeless.’

‘It really is an entertaining film, managing to both respect and reinvent the novel from which it takes its lead.’

Highbury Players were due to present Deep Cut by Philip Ralph when theatres had to close their doors for the first lockdown. 
The play concerns the death of 18-year old Private Cheryl James who was one of four young soldiers to die at Deepcut Barracks between 1995 and 2002. The play traces her parents’ struggle to establish the truth behind her death.

We have been working on an alternative presentation of the production We have made an audio recording of the play which will be accompanied by images from the final dress rehearsal and would like to invite you to join us, listen to the story and see what the play would have looked like.

We are hoping that Philip Ralph will be able to join us via the wonders of technology for a question and answer session after one of the presentations, but details are still being worked out.

Loving Vincent (2017)

This remarkable film (96 mins, certificate PG) the first fully painted animation, tells the story of the life and death of van Gogh. Each of the 65,000 frames is an oil painting on canvas by a team of 125 artists drawn from around the globe. Trailer.

‘...dazzling visual achievement...’

First conceived as a seven-minute short film in 2008, Loving Vincent was realised by Dorota Kobiela, a painter herself, after studying the techniques and the artist's story through his letters.

Winner of Best Animated Feature Film Award at the 30th European Film Awards in Berlin Loving Vincent was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 90th Academy Awards.

It was also the final film role of Helen McCrory who died in April this year.

FUTURE PRODUCTIONS

The Players are keeping fit with on-line rehearsals and recordings.

We have a series of well rehearsed readings practiced in a Covid Safe environment which we will perform on stage or Youtube over the coming months so watch the Highbury Flyer for ticket booking arragements

 'Lockdown in Little Grimley', written by David Tristram is currently in production - under strict Government guidelines of course - and will be unleashed later this year.
The play is written for performance on stage within the Government Covid guidlines.

We hope this will be for a 5 night run. David is one of the country's most prolific comedy playwrights and a good friend of Highbury so we're confident our (physically distanced) audiences will have a great night out during these troubled times. 

We’re planning to reopen for our regular play season when regulations are relaxed including ‘Nell Gwynn’ by Jessica Swale , a rumbustious saucy romp that is just what is needed after these dire times.

Meanwhile enjoy Readings and Videos
from Highbury Players

on Youtube at Highbury Stories

The latest is a short story-Turmoil in Trafalgar Square

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