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...
KATE McNAB AND JOHN TELFER SING THEIR FAVOURITE SONGS31st March 2017
As an addition to our 2017 Season, NLT is pleased to announce the return of Kate McNab together with John Telfer to Nailsea Little Theatre on Friday 31st March 2017. This is a fantastic two-hander of an event! Kate McNab is the consummate jazz singer. Ex-Sweet Substitute harmony group, Kate’s oral history shows (Doodlebugs and Bogeymen, Mrs. Gerrish’s Guesthouse etc.) have been much-loved in this area since 1997. This evening welcomes fellow actor and maestro musician/singer and composer John Telfer (ex Bristol Old Vic Company, ex Bergerac etc. and currently playing Alan Franks, Vicar of Ambridge, in The Archers) to the stage. Their acclaimed first two-hander was “The Very Thought of You” in 2015 which sold out a three week run at The Brewery in Bristol (‘Both were top class’ – the Bristol Evening Post) and the “Show of Strength” dinner theatre show, Fanny & Johnny Craddock, is now in its fourth year of touring. An evening not to be missed the Show will commence at 7.45 p.m. and tickets 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. Ticket price £10.00. In addition, NLT’s final Show of the Season is Life and Beth by Alan Ayckbourn, to be directed by Robin Richards. Dating from 2008 the play features recently widowed Beth, hosting her first family Christmas since her husband’s Gordon’s death. However, a visit and prayer from the local vicar brings an unwelcome and unexpected Christmas visitor to the house. Tickets for this Show are not yet available but when they are they 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.
As an addition to the 2016/2017 Season NLT is pleased to announce the return of Kate McNab together with John Telfer to Nailsea Little Theatre on Friday 31st March 2017. This is a fantastic two-hander of an event and an evening not to be missed. Please see the “What’s On” page for more details and how to book tickets.
NLT’s third production and the final Show of the Season, 22nd – 27th May 2017 is Life and Beth by Alan Ayckbourn, to be directed by Robin Richards. Dating from 2008 the play features recently widowed Beth, hosting her first family Christmas since her husband’s Gordon’s death. However, a visit and prayer from the local vicar brings an unwelcome and unexpected Christmas visitor to the house. Please see the “What’s On” page for more details and also look out for details of ticket availability in due course.
In Club news there are two dates for your diary. The 22nd April sees another Skittles Evening at the Grove, kindly organised by Connie and Barrie Walker and on the 24th June Peter Newman returns with another of his famous quizzes. Also we are pleased to announce that on certain days the Theatre will be open for working parties and for people to drop in if they are free. Details of all events are on the NLT events page. Also, for those Associates who wish to renew their membership for the 2017/2018 Season and likewise for those of our audience who would like to become Associates the 2017/2018 renewal form is available to download from the membership page………(click Read More and/or the title to see the full post)