2002/2003 - 61st 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.

24 September - 5 October 2002

ALLO ALLO by David Croft
From television to play. The adventures of Rene the hapless cafe owner in occupied France. The comedy unfolds, from a priceless painting kept in a cellar, the hidden British airmen he hopes to repatriate and the problem of wireless communication with London.

12 - 23 November 2002

The dull routine of a shabby private hotel in the West Country is broken by the arrival of exciting new guests whose car has broken down. A vivacious and attractive woman, her 18 years old daughter and her husband are snowbound. The effect of their arrival is comic and also tragic and the strains begin to show...

27 - 30 December 2002 & 2 - 4 January 2003
Matinees 28,29,30 December & 4 January at 2.30pm
A must for all the family. Our seasonal offering with plenty of audience participation - Oh yes there is!

4 - 15 February 2003

TOUCH AND GO by Derek Benfield
Brian is a jogger, or is he? An ideal opportunity to visit his girlfriend!
This comedy has the basic ingredients of deceit, deception and mistaken identity. A laugh-out-loud show, sustained until the end.

18 - 29 March 2003

THE ACCUSED by Jeffrey Archer
A tense Courtroom drama with a difference - the audience are the Jury at the Old Bailey and will decide the ending.
Did Dr Sherwood murder his wife? The decision is yours.

29 April - 10 May 2003

AMY'S VIEW by David Hare
Certainly David Hare's masterpiece. A sellout at the National Theatre with Judi Dench.
A funny, moving and fascinating play.
Esme is a well known West End actress, although her fame is diminishing. The visit of her young preganant daughter, Amy, with a new boyfriend sets in train chain a series of events which only culminate 16 years later.

10 - 21 June 2003

GREAT EXPECTATIONS by Charles Dickens, adapted by Hugh Leonard
This play brings to life all of the vivid character of the origional book, conveying the story with great clarity, atmosphere and theatrical flair.
This adaptation of "Charles Dickens" most popular novel is both exciting and haunting

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STUDIO Productions

2 - 26 October 2002     Highbury Players -The Cruise by Michael Crompton (PREMIERE)

3 - 7 December 2003     Highbury Youth Theatre - A Boxfull of Youth

8 - 12 April 2003 POSTPONED   Highbury Players - The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

2 - 26 April 2003  Highbury Players - Talking Heads by Alan Bennett

20 - 24 May 2003          Highbury Players - Saving Ardley by Tudor Gates

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Visiting Companies, Other Productions and Special Events.

6,8 August 2002
Stage Manager's Course

8 - 12 October 2002
The Pyjama Game
- Banners Gate Music Society

15 - 19 October 2002
Annie get Your Gun -
Circle Light Opera Company

20 October 2002
Children's Theatre
- Class Act Drama Centre - Cancelled

24 November 2002
Sunday Night at Highbury -
Aldridge School

26 November 2003
Floral demonstration -
Wylde Green Flower Club

27 - 30 November 2002
Children's Theatre
- Class Act Drama Centre

7 - 11 January 2003 (Matinee 11.01.03)
The Three Musceteers -
A new Pantomime by The Top Theatre Company supported by "It's behind you"

12 January 2003
Children's Theatre
- Rebbecca O'Dowd CentreStage Drama School

18 January 2003
A musical Evening - Posaune Voce

Saturdays in February
Youth Theatre Pantomime -
on tour at local halls for charity.

18 - 22 February 2003
- Banners Gate Music Society

22 February 2002 ( 9.00 a.m - 5.00pm)
Workshop on Characterisation

4 February - 1 March 2003
Hansel & Gretal Pantomime -
Circle Light Opera Company

8 March 2003
A musical evening
- The Delta Quartet

1 - 5 April 2003
Children's Dance -
Anne Harris School of Dance

13 - 17 May 2003
Children's Theatre
- Class Act Drama Centre

8 May 2003
The Musical Mixture Show
- Ragtime, Country, Folk & Rock music - Organised by Alan Strong

20 May 2003
Floral demonstration -
Wylde Green Flower Club

31 May 2003 9.45am - 4.00pm
American Accent Dialect Workshop

22 June 2003 (Cancelled)
Children's Theatre
- Rebbecca O'Dowd CentreStage Drama School

24 - 27 June 2003
Something for the Weekend
- by The Top Theatre Company supported by "It's behind you"

28 June 2003
Highbury Youth -
Special function

5 July 2003
A musical evening - The Blenheim Quintet

8 - 12 July 2003
A teenage Musical Play by Malcom Sircom - Highbury Youth Theatre main production.

15 - 19 July 2003
Children's Theatre
- Class Act Drama Centre

20 July 2003
Evening of modern Dance - DanceForce

3 August 2003
The Tempest
- Visit from the Summer School of the LTG National Youth Theatre

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 Banners Gate Music Society
Circle Light Opera Company 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
The Top Theatre Company
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