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Spotlight Theatre Bridlington, shows, plays, East Yorkshire Theatre, Musical theatre, drama, comedy, pantomime, BAODS
"The Dumb Waiter/A Slight Ache" Monday 27th - Thursday 30th October 7.30 pm
The Dumb Waiter is a one-act play written in 1957 - In an airless, windowless basement, two hit men await their orders The last job has got Gus thinking while Ben just wants a cup of tea.
 
But their usual routine is disturbed and events start looking ominous when the unexpected and increasingly perplexing messages start arriving through the 'dumb waiter'.
 
"Small but perfectly formed, The Dumb Waiter might be considered the best of Harold Pinter's early plays.”
 
A Slight Ache is a tragicomic play written in 1958 . One of the main themes involves one's insecurity about threats to one's self-identity embodied in the character of the matchseller, of whom one of the other two characters, Edward, is utterly terrified
 
The theme of growing old is also prevalent: according to Edward, the Matchseller is old, practically stone deaf, and has a glass eye, and the middle-aged Edward and Flora continually reminisce about their youth throughout the play.
 
£8.00 (Adults only)
 
 
  "Bouncers" Friday 31st October, Saturday 1st November 7.30 pm
Under the watchful eye of the ever present bouncers, a gaggle of gorgeous girls, a smooth talking DJ, a group of likely lads and a whole host of other unforgettable and colourful characters collide with outrageous results.
 
Lifting the lid on the Friday night experience, four actors portray numerous roles to create a poignant and hysterical send up of the nightclub scene.
 
Renowned and beloved writer John Godber's most iconic play, Bouncers, is now one of the most performed plays of all time and has gained an Olivier Award nomination as well as being voted into the National Theatre's top 10 plays of the 20th Century.
 
Don't miss your chance to experience this comedy masterpiece.
 
£9.50/Child £3.00
 
 
 

"Celtic Christmas Songs"

Friday 14th November 7.30 pm
Chris ("one of the UK's most staggering and influential acoustic guitarists") and Maire ("the greatest Celtic harper of our age" ) have presented their unique musical vision in twenty two countries on five continents - at venues ranging from London's Barbican and Sydney's Town Hall to splendid palaces in Kyoto and Istanbul as well as tiny historic churches.
 
Their performances are a breathtaking blend of traditional Irish music, hot jazz, bluegrass and baroque, coupled with striking new compositions and Chris's delightfully subversive wit.
 
THE TIMES "Dazzling virtuosity" THE DAILY TELEGRAPH "In a class of their own"
 
£9.50/Child £3.00
 
 
"Wizards,Witches & Whiskers"" November Friday 22nd / Saturday 23rd 7.30 pm
........................................Friday 28th 7.30 pm /Sunday 30th 2.30 pm
 
Spotlight's young members present a miscellany of songs and music from some of the best known shows in the musical world.
 
Sit back and enjoy revisiting the African world of Simba the lion cub, and the rubbish tip world of Mr Mistoffolees and Grizabella.
 
Dorothy, the Tin Man,the Scarecrow and others come to life in the Land of Oz while the witches Elphaba (the Wicked Witch of the West) and Glinda the Good tell their story in Wicked.
 
 
 
£8,00/Children £5.00
 
 
 

"The Clapham Girls' War"

Saturday 29th November 7.30 pm
Theatre on the Edge presents the story of how WW1 changed the lives of the women of Hull.
 
Based on factual events, this new drama with music and poetry looks at the war on the Home Front through the eyes of five fictional characters, who work at Madame Clapham’s in Kingston Square (now The Kingston Theatre Hotel).
 
They experience the bombings, the shortages and deprivation as they see their menfolk set off for the war. We learn about their hopes and aspirations as women of their time – a period when women did not yet have the vote and had few rights in the workplace or at home.
 
As featured on BBC Radio Humberside’s WW1 At Home November 11th to 14th.
 
£9.50/Child £3.00
 
 
  "The Mice Who Ate Christmas" Tuesday 30th December 7.30 pm
A Christmas comedy for all ages based on the legend surrounding the writing of Silent Night.
 
It is 1818 and Edna and Wilbur are having trouble getting into the spirit of Christmas, because they are two particularly hungry village mice who find themselves sailing for Switzerland 'Land of Cheese', that mythical place where the streets are paved with cheese and rivers run brimful of chocolate !
 
Sheltering in a village church on Christmas Eve, the hungry mice eat through the church organ bellows by mistake, leaving the kindly young priest without a note of music for Midnight Mass
 
Edna and Wilbur have to hurry to make amends, and in doing so inspire the writing of a brand new Christmas carol.
 
£9.50/Under 16s £5.00
 
 
  "Flanders and Swann Revisited" Saturday 24th January 7.30 pm
Michael Lunts returns to Spotlight with a programme that brings together the songs of Flanders and Swann and the words and wit of Sir John Betjeman.
 
Featuring a cornucopia of songs, familiar and less familiar, from 'The Hippopotamus' to 'A Transport of Delight', from 'The Gnu' to 'Have Some Madeira, M'Dear', the songs of Flanders and Swann are shown to be rooted in that vision of the recent past often called 'Betjeman's Britain'.
 
It is a world where Betjeman shares his love of all forms of 'obsolete transport' with Flanders and Swann's evocation of pre-Beeching Britain in 'The Slow Train'.
 
Wallow in a little nostalgia for a by-gone world and the more gentle humour exemplified by these arch-observers of the national character.
 
£TBC
 
 
 
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...........TICKETS FOR ALL SHOWS ARE AVAILABLE ONE MONTH BEFORE THE PRODUCTION DATE............................
............FROM BRIDLINGTON BLINDS & CURTAINS, BRIDGE STREET,BRIDLINGTON OR 01262601006..........................
 
 
."That's Snowbiz" Saturday 15th November (Stagedoor Academy)
 
."Wartime Upstairs/Downstairs" December 9/10/11/16/17 (Spotlight Production)
 
."Cinderella" December 13/14/19/20/21 and January 2/3/4/9/10/11 (Spotlight Production)
 
."Peter Pan" Saturday 14th February (Duck Egg Theatre )
 
. Ian Sherwood - Guitar Sunday 22nd February (Artery Presentation)
. "Brief Lives" Saturday 28th February (Other Lives Production) 
 
."Thick as Thieves" Tuesday 21st April (Reform Theatre)
 
."Unlikely Lads" Sunday 10th May (Badapple Theatre)
 
."April in Paris" Saturday 30th May (Reform Theatre)
 
.Vin Garbutt in Concert Saturday 27th June
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

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