PRODUCTIONS AT HIGHBURY LITTLE THEATRE

2004/2005 - 63nd 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.


21 September - 2 October 2004

CAUGHT IN THE NET by Ray Cooney
The sequel to "Run for your Wife" finds the bigamist taxi driver John Smith still keeping his two families in different parts of London. However, his teenage children, a girl from one family and a boy from the other, have met on the Internet and are anxious to meet in person since they have much in common....

9- 20 November 2004

PACK OF LIES by Hugh Whitmore
The Jackson's best friends are their Canadian neighbours, the Krogers. A detective from Scotland Yard suspects the Krogers of spying, and he asks the Jacksons to help set a trap. Should they betray their friends?

20 December 2004 - 1 January 2005
Matinee Performances starting at 2.30pm - 27, 29, 30, 31 Dec 2004
Evening Performances starting at 7.30pm - 20, 21, 22, 23, 28, 30 Dec 2004 and 1 Jan 2005

ALADDIN by Wiley Bowkett
A traditional pantomime that will appeal to all ages! Follow the antics of our young hero Aladdin, the wicked Abanazer, a booby trapped cave and a magical Genie.


25 January - 5 February 2005

QUARTET by Ronald Harwood
Set in a home for retired opera singers, two men and two women reveal the ups and downs of growing old as they reflect on past experiences and accomplishments. They are asked to sing a quartet at a charity concert, and the rehearsals reveal far more than whether their voices are still up to it.

8 - 19 March 2005

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE by Arthur Miller
Eddie Carbone has helped raise his wife's neice, Catherine, but has developed an unwitting sexual attraction towards her.
His wife's two cousins enter the country illegally looking for work, and when Catherine starts dating the younger cousin, Eddie becomes madly jealous.
The play must rank as one of Miller's finest dramas.

19 - 30 April 2005

KISS OF DEATH
Actress Zoe Lang attends a most unusual workshop and finds herself auditioning to be the bait for a real-life killer known as "The Surgeon". As the police move in on their prime suspect they get an unwelcome surprise.....

7 - 18 June 2005

RELATIVE VALUES by Noel Coward
An American film star, Miranda, is preparing to wed a British earl when Don, her old flame and current Hollywood sensation, arrives at the family seat. To complicate matters further a servant reveals that Miranda is her sister.
Vintage Coward!

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HIGHBURY YOUTH THEATRE PRODUCTIONS

9 - 11 December 2004      Xmas Production in The Studio:- And now for Something Completely Different.

22 May 2005 Which way to Turn - Theatre in Transit workshop presentation in association with Highbury Youth


6
- 9 July 2005 Main Theatre Production :- Our Day Out by Willy Russell

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STUDIO Productions by Highbury Players.

17 - 21 May
2005          
SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN by John Godber,
With a cast of two this is a delightful play about Liz and Jack who have always spent their summer holiday in Blackpool: A funny, poignant examination of the ups and downs of their marriage over the years.

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Visiting Companies, Other Productions and Special Events.


4 - 9 October 2004
Children's Theatre
- Class Act Drama Centre

14 - 16 October 2004
PASSPORT TO PLEASURE -
an "Around the World Review" of music and drama presented by the Friends of Highbury

17 October 2004
Sunday Night at Highbury -
Jo Dwyers Blooming Singers meets DanceForce (In aid of Development Fund)

23 - 27 November 2004
CABARET the Musical
- R&A Productions

28 November 2004
Sunday Night at Highbury -
Aldridge School

30 November 2004
Floral demonstration -
Wylde Green Flower Club

8 December 2004
Highbury Theatre Trust AGM

12 December 2004 at 8.00pm
The Highbury Christmas Carol Service at Emmanuel Church, Wylde Green. All welcome!

16 January 2005
Highbury Players AGM

7
- 12 February 2005
Sleeping Beauty Panto -
Circle Light Opera Company

15 February 2005
Chester Road Baptist Celebration Concert
including Manor Operatic Society & Wylde Green Dance Studio.

17 - 19 February 2005
The Knave of Quills -
MDCC Theatre Company (in The Studio)
A new play by Robert Stanyard. A tale of cunning, deception and murder giving rise to a number of questions concerning William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, Thomas Kyd and Robert Greene.
Who is the Knave of Quills?

26 February 2005
Casino Night -
Fun night in aid of Development Fund by Punchline Productions - Jane & Friends

20 March 2005
Sunday Night at Highbury
- Not Macbeth - A History of Comedy -Variety by Punchline Productions - Rob & Friends

2 April 2005
Saturday Night at Highbury - 3 Play Music -
Folk, R&B etc - Phil

10th April 2005
Night School by Harold Pinter -
Special performance in the Studio

4 - 7 May 2005
Time Gentleman Please -
An origional musical play - From the Top Theatre Company

8 May 2005
Sunday Night at Highbury
- Music by The Delta Quartet (Paul Knapman) & Kelly Williams with Norman Satterthwaite.

10 May 2005
Floral demonstration -
Wylde Green Flower Club

11 - 14 May 2005
Children's Theatre
- Class Act Drama Centre

15 May 2005
Sunday Night at Highbury - Country Music Showcase -
Organised by A Strong in aid of Breast Friends charity.

19 June 2005 Cancelled due to ill health
Sunday Night at Highbury - Three & a Bit
- sing Songs from the Shows

23 - 25 June 2005
SHOW STOPPERS -
Musical Review - Circle Light Opera Company

26 June 2005
Familiarisation
with Highbury Players 2005/2006 Season productions.

10 July 2005
Sunday Night at Highbury - Acorn Antics -
Variety Concert organised by B Young & Friends of Acorns Hospice

12 July 2005
A Winning Night
- Special production for the Development Fund by The Really Serious Theatre Company

15 - 16 July 2005
RESURRECTION 2005 -
An Evening of modern Dance - DanceForce

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
Circle Light Opera Company
Class Act Drama Centre
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
A & R Productions
Music of the Night
DANCE FORCE
From the Top Theatre Company
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