Bury Theatre Workshop the community THEATRE COMPANY
RECRUITMENT - cOME AND BE AN ACTOR!
NEXT RECRUITMENT WORKSHOP Unitarian Meeting House 7.30 pm til 9.30 pm Monday 27 November 2017 Twice a year we have our 'Recruitment Workshops' to which we invite anyone and everyone who has an interest in theatre and would like to have some theatrical fun with us. Click here for details of our upcoming productions. We'll be casting the next 3 shows soon after the workshop.
Recruitment workshops are fun and nobody is placed under any pressure but we'd love to get to know you and figure out how best we can give you some of the enjoyment of taking part. Of course, if you don't want to act but would like to help in other ways we'll be delighted to meet you. No experience necessary, total beginners and Oscar winners - all welcome!
The Cast of Romeo and Juliet, July 2015
Download Shakespeare's own advice on acting here...
Membership of BTW is just £10 per year and you can now pay by PayPal just by clicking the button below. You'll receive regular updates on BTW plays and events and you'll be entitled to discounts on some tickets. Also, all actors and crew are required to be members. Welcome aboard and we look forward to working with you!
By Moliere Unitarian Meeting House, Churchgate St, Bury St Edmunds Thurs 5, Fri 6 and Sat 7 October, 7.30 pm Saturday matinee, 2.30 pm
Classic tale of hypocrisy, trickery and comeuppance from 17th Century France. See 'Future Productions'for details. You can download a flyer for Tatuffe here.
Our 'Studio' venue - the Unitarian Meeting House in Churchgate St, Bury St Edmunds
the good person of Szechwan
You'll see from our 'Future Productions' page that we're performing this play be Bertolt Brecht in January at the Theatre Royal. Bertolt Brecht is one of the most influential playwrights of the 20th Century. He was a committed socialist and all of his plays express his political views in a variety of ways, all of them very entertaining. Although he was writing in dangerous times (he was exiled from Nazi Germany), his ideas about society are very relevant today as Capitalism (as expressed through neo-conservatism and 'austerity') and Socialism (see the radical transformation of the Labour Party brought about by supporters of Jeremy Corbyn) come increasingly into open conflict with one another. Brecht developed a particular approach to performance that was revolutionary at the time and is still a characteristic of the most radical and interesting theatrical productions. On Monday 25 September we are holding a workshop specifically on the Brechtian approach to theatre and performance and in advance of The Good Person of Szechwan. All are welcome to the workshop and I very much encourage you to come to see our production in January. Tickets are available now! Download a flyer here. In a time of increasing economic disorder, social upheaval and political instability, the theatre should engage with the world outside the stage door. And Brecht's unique mixture of radical innovation and classical restraint, scepticism and hope, deep seriousness and anarchic wit, points the way.(Stephen Unwin. 'The Complete Brecht Toolkit' 2016)
We're pleased to announce our productions for the year from September 2017 which we hope you'll come and enjoy. Details and ticket purchasing are on the 'Future Productions' page but they include: Tartuffe by Moliere. Unitarian Meeting House, 5 to 7 October. Director - Margaret Kinnear-King Tomb with a View by Norman Robbins. Unitarian Meeting House, 16 to 18 November. Director - Susan Richardson. The Good Person of Szechwan by Bertolt Brecht. Theatre Royal, 23 to 27 January. Director - Tim Lodge. Animal Farm by George Orwell, adapted by Sir Peter Hall Unitarian Meeting House, 12 to 14 April 2018 Director - Josh Brown The Hollow by Agatha Christie Theatre Royal, Dates TBC Director TBC Shakespeare in the Park - The Merchant of Venice Abbey Gardens 3 to 7 July 2018