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...
Breezeblock Park27th February - 4th March 2017
NLT’s second production of the 2016/17 Season is 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! In addition the play promises a great opportunity for budding young actors to have a chance to take to the stage in Nailsea. Tickets for our second Show are now available and 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.
Well done to Peter for once again hosting another superb Quiz to kick start NLT in 2017! Congratulations to the winners and commiserations to the losers but regardless, all seemed to have a very enjoyable evening.
Now that the New Year is well and truly underway our thoughts turn to NLT’s next Show. NLT’s second production of the 2016/17 Season is Breezeblock Park by Willy Russell, to be directed by Vicki Hyde. The Show dates are the 27th February to the 4th March 2017 and tickets are now on sale. Please see the “Ticket Availability” page for more details. Also, the play promises a great opportunity for budding young actors to have a chance to take to the stage in Nailsea. Further, as an addition to the 2016/2017 Season NLT is pleased to announce the return of Kate McNab to Nailsea Little Theatre on Friday 31st March 2017. However, in a departure from her previous performances, this evening will be purely musical with Kate and her accompanist performing a range of well known songs for your aural pleasure! Please see the “What’s On” page for more details.
In other news NLT is sad to announce the death last week of Ruth Pring. With her husband Keith, Ruth had been involved in the Club almost from its inception and over the years made an enormous contribution to its success. A talented dress maker and designer her panto costumes were a delight to behold, always capturing the right mood and enhancing the look and feel of a production. Always an active member Ruth served the Club in a variety of ways and although in later years her failing health curtailed her involvement, she was unstinting in her enthusiasm and support for NLT. She will be greatly missed and our thoughts are with Keith, Elaine, Julian and the grandchildren at this difficult time.
In other Club news, 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……….(click Read More and/or the title to see the full post)