Welcome to Nailsea Little Theatre
Nailsea Theatre Club was formed in 1963 by a few dedicated enthusiasts. Since then it has had a continuous programme of successful productions and currently presents three plays a year. Some years ago the club became a registered charity and as a consequence was able to obtain a National Lottery grant to extend the premises - an old Methodist Chapel which is used for rehearsals, scenery building, social events and productions. The new extensions were opened by our past president, Tom Williams, in June 1996. Since the start of the 2011 season the premises at Union Street have become known as Nailsea Little Theatre.
Our doors are open
July 1963, a warm sunny Sunday afternoon, the place - Westway, Nailsea, and two young men are talking over their garden walls and taking a rest from cutting the grass. Only a year before, they had moved to the village - one from London and the other from Newcastle. This conversation wasn't much different from many the two had enjoyed over the past 12 months until one magic word was mentioned - THEATRE. This became common ground for both of them and a basis for much eager discussion in the months ahead.
This Seasons Productions...
Remember Remember11th & 12th November 2016
NLT is pleased to welcome back Jenny Wren Productions and their November the 5th themed Show Remember Remember. This new play by Holly Tonks couldn’t be more topical. In the back room of a London pub, an unlikely group of men plot to overthrow King James 1. We all remember, remember one of them: Guy Fawkes, the man with the big hat, dodgy moustache and explosive personality. But is he really the one whose effigy should be burned every 5 November? Caught in the act, was he the real revolutionary or the ringleader’s puppet? If Hound of the Baskervilles was anything to go by this promises to be a great Show which will play on two nights. Performances will commence at 7.45 p.m. with a ticket price of £12.00. Tickets can now be reserved for this production and please see the Ticket Availability page for more details. Although still to be confirmed NLT’s second production of the 2016/17 Season is destined to be Breezeblock Park by Willy Russell, to be directed by Vicki Hyde. Originally commissioned in 1975, Willy Russell’s Breezeblock Park is at once painfully funny and sharply moving. The play is set on a Liverpool housing estate at Christmas when a close-knit Liverpool family gather for the festivities. However, beneath the glitzy gift wrap, tinsel and fairy lights lie concealed jealousies, a secret and petty squabbles and the festivities slowly start to unravel! Tickets for our second Show are not yet available but in due course can be ordered from the Box Office telephone 0777 298 1037, opening times Monday to Friday 09.00 - 17.00 and Saturday 09.00 - 12.00 noon. Full details of our Season can be found on the What's On page and finally for all non Box Office enquiries about NLT call 0782 653 7397.
Our first Show of the 2016/2017 Season has now closed having played to full houses all week. Our thanks go to cast and crew for producing another magnificent NLT Show, which although a departure in format was no less successful and very well received. Well done all!
Ahead of NLT’s second Show NLT is pleased to welcome back Jenny Wren productions and their November the 5th themed Show Remember Remember. Tickets are now available for this Show and see the “Ticket Availability” page for more details of how to book for what promises to be another fine production by this travelling Company.
NLT’s second production of the 2016/17 Season is destined to be Breezeblock Park by Willy Russell, to be directed by Vicki Hyde and on the 25th and 28th October Vicki will be hosting a reading and casting. The time is 19.45 for 20.00 and all are welcome. The Show dates are the 27th February to the 4th March 2017. Please come along if you are interested in the production in whatever capacity.
Also for those Associates who wish to renew their membership for the 2016/2017 Season and likewise for those of our audience who would like to become Associates the 2016/2017 renewal form is available to download from the membership page. It is still possible to join for the remaining two Shows at a cost of £17.00.
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