2001/2002 - 60th SEASON

Note: No performances on Sunday or Monday except where stated.

There is usually an exhibition of the work of local artists in the Foyer during a production.

18 - 29 September 2001

THE SOFT SEPTEMBER AIR by Charlotte Hastings
The dramatic tale of Lindsey, successfull novelist, widowed, childless, who is persuaded into boarding students. She is determined not to get involved with them, but events overtake her.

6 - 17 November 2001

HOTEL PARADISO by Georges Feydeau
This mad French frolic finds an assortment of refined people in a run down, cheap hotel. Amongst the guests there is a hen-pecked husband, a octogenarian, a chorus girl, a ghost investigator and a police raid.

Thursday 27 December 2001 - 5 January 2002

Lewis Carroll's myriad cast of characters accompany Alice, and guarantee to delight children of all ages.
Note Performance Dates and Times
 Thu 27 Dec
Fri 28 Dec 2.30 pm
  7.30 pm
Sat 29 Dec  2.30 pm
   7.30 pm
 Sun 30 Dec 2.30 pm
 Wed 2 Jan  7.30 pm
 Thur 3 Jan 7.30 pm
 Fri 4 Jan 7.30 pm
 Sat 5 Jan 2.30 pm
   7.30 pm

29 January - 8 February 2002

It is 2014 and "a lady of the night" is summoned to a London hotel, but not to provide her usual services, only to sign a document regaring a murder! We then go back 40 years in a mixture of pastiche, psycho and time warp comedy that only Ayckbourn could write.

13 - 23 March 2002

DOWN WITH DARWIN by Peter Cooley
PREMIERE. - A new play by a Highbury Players member.
A drama written almost exactly as history records, translating into a compelling story which is both sad and amusing of the British scientist, Charles Darwin. Born in 1809, he laid the foundation of the controversial Theory of Evolution.

30 April - 11 May 2002

MISERY by Stephen King
A contempory thriller. Romantic novelist Paul Sheldon spins off a lonely road. He is "rescued" by schitzophrenic Annie. ........His nightmare begins.......

11-22 June 2002

A classic comedy set in the early days of the 1939/45 war. Boy and girl schoolchildren find themselves evacuees under one roof to the despair of both their teachers and their parents. Also involved are the Games mistress, lugubrious Caretaker and the warring Heads - plus a bit of romance.

11 - 13 July 2001
A musical play from Highbury Youth Theatre

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STUDIO Productions

16 - 20 October 2001     Highbury Players -The Best Wife by Michael Crompton (PREMIERE)

7 - 8 December 2001    Highbury Youth Theatre - An Xmas Review.

16 - 20 April 2002         Highbury Players TBA  - cancelled

25 - 29 June 2002         Highbury Players - Duet for One by Tom Kempinski

It is anticipated that the Youth Theatre will present occasional productions in the Studio.

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Visiting Companies, Other Productions and Special Events.

7th & 9th August 2001 at 7.30pm.
Short Course for Stage Managers.

12 September 2001 at 7.30 pm.
New Members Evening -
Introduction to the Team, Tours, Any Questions and Bar Snacks.

3 - 6 October 2001
Class Act Drama Centre -
Children's Theatre with modern version of A Midsummer Nights Dream

9 - 13 October 2001
- Banners Gate Music Society

25 November 2001 -
Graham Aveling Celebration Concert with CLOC & Highbury members

20 - 24 November 2001
STARZ! Performing Arts -
The Magic Crystal. A new Children's Musical by Gavin Prime
STARTZ! Children's Theatre School

27 November 2001
Floral demonstration -
Wylde Green Flower Club

7 December 2001
Christmas Party -
Highbury Members

6 January 2002
Alan Milnes -
Private Event

13 - 16 February 2002
We have Songs to Sing-O
- An evening with G&S Banners Gate Music Society

19 - 23 February 2002
Beauty & the Beast Pantomime -
Circle Light Opera Company

24 February 2002
Living with Lady Macbeth -
Rebbecca O'Dowd Drama School, Boldmere

6 March 2002
Poetry Readings

24 March 2002
Castle Bromwich Singers -
Nature's Melodies (0121 748 7635)

6 April 2002 - Cancelled
Andy Bole and Tina McBain

12 April 2002 - Postponed
Auction Sale -
In aid of extension funds

13 April Mozart 13 Wind workshop
in Studio with Colin Touchin & Paul Knapman

12 May 2002
Class Act Drama School

14 May 2002
Wylde Green Flower Arranging Club

18 May 2002
Paul Knapman & Friends -
featuring the Delta Clarinets and Saxophones

22 May 2002
Peter Cooley reviews the writing and performance of Down with Darwin.
In the Bar.

25 May 2002
Highbury 60th Birthday Party in the Theatre

23 June 2002
Midsummer Madness -
STARTZ! Children's Theatre School & Friends

11 - 13 July 2002
Their Scarves were Red -
Highbury Youth Theatre main auditorium production

16 - 20 July 2002
Childrens' Theatre - Class Act Drama School

21 July 2002
Revolution -

Productions may also be presented by Associated Companies including:-

Anne Harris School of Dance
Jane Cook Dance Schools - Boldmere Ballet and Sutton Stage Schools.
The Blenheim Wind Quintet, Delta Clarinets & Saxophones with Paul Knapman
The Raconteurs & Andy Bole & Tina McBain
Banners Gate Music Society
Circle Light Opera Company
Class Act Drama School
Nottingham & Trent University Drama Society
Birmingham & Midlands Operatic Society (BMOS)
Gavin Prime & STARTZ! Children's Theatre School
Rebbecca O'Dowd CentreStage Drama School
Castle Bromwich Singers
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