Tag: drama

James Hyland – A Lesson From Auschwitz

James Hyland – A Lesson From Auschwitz

Thursday 28 April 2022, 7:30pm

Award winning actor James Hyland commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) with a powerful drama performed with Michael Shon

In 1941, Rudolf Höss, Commandant of the Nazi concentration camp known as Auschwitz, assembled his SS personnel in a secret meeting with the express purpose of introducing a new method for exterminating Europe’s Jews: Zyklon B, a deadly poison gas. Every soldier in attendance was sworn to secrecy, and no one questioned its usage. No one except a lone Jewish prisoner, forced to participate and humiliated throughout; the very prisoner upon which this “lesson” would be demonstrated.
 
Based upon real events, ‘A Lesson from Auschwitz’ explores how and why the Nazis did what they did, shedding light on the mentality of the perpetrators and the disturbing reality of life in a death camp.

Recommended for: Ages 14+

This is an immersive theatre play which involves direct audience address as well as scenes of violence which some audience members may find disturbing. The age recommendation is therefore classified as 14+.#

Proceeds will be donated to charity

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James Hyland – Dracula’s Guest

James Hyland – Dracula’s Guest

Fri 29th October 2021, 7:30pm


Award winning actor James Hyland is back with DRACULA’S GUEST
Based on the works of Bram Stoker
Adapted, Produced and Directed by James Hyland

Dracula.

An ancient creature, embittered by the burden of immortality and the intolerance of those who would decry him monster. Alone in his keep, but for the memories of centuries past. A living death that only a vampire could understand. Or perhaps a special guest or two. Providing they can live long enough to survive their host’s unique hospitality and his deliberate attempts to drive them insane.

Based on the bone-chilling works of Bram Stoker, “Dracula’s Guest” takes you into the dark heart of Victorian horror to reveal the very meaning of terror and the consequences of collective evil and personal spite.

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Dramatic Improv Workshop

Dramatic Improv Workshop

Mondays from 20 Sep – 29 Nov 7-9pm


THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT
NEW WORKSHOP
Come and join us for 10 weeks of creative, playful, connected spontaneity and cooperation
All levels of experience and inexperience are welcome!
PLUS End of term show at The Two Sisters Arts Centre!

£150 booked by 31st July, £200 after
More info from:

www.facebook.com/TheUnqualifiedYesImprov

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Children Of The Revolution – The Story of Sealand

Children Of The Revolution – The Story of Sealand

Monday 21 June 2021-Satuday 26th June 7:30pm (Sat 4pm)

Black&White Productions

SEALAND – an independent country on a mysterious platform just off the coast of Felixstowe surrounded by myth and fantastical stories, inextricably linked to both Radio Caroline and The Bates family. But how much do you really know of its story? The truth is stranger than fiction!

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A Christmas Carol – as told by Jacob Marley (deceased)

A Christmas Carol – as told by Jacob Marley (deceased)

Friday 11th December 2020, 7:30 pm

THIS PRODUCTION HAS NOW SOLD OUT

Jacob Marley is dead and condemned to an eternity of carrying a heavy chain, forged in life; a life to which he can no longer return except to recount the tale of his miserly business partner, Ebenezer Scrooge, and the path that lead to his redemption. Through Marley’s words, we learn how three magical spirits opened Scrooge’s eyes and made him realise the true value of love and forgiveness.

Told from the perspective of Scrooge’s deceased business partner, this award-winning stage adaptation has been hailed as the “definitive telling of A Christmas Carol” (Redditch Standard), and rated as one of “the top Christmas shows in London, Edinburgh and around the UK” (High 50 Culture).

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Fagin’s Last Hour

Fagin’s Last Hour

Fri 30 Oct 2020, 7:30PM

Produced and performed by James Hyland, Fagin’s Last Hour is an amazing and engaging retelling of Oliver Twist from Fagin’s perspective.

Hyland gives an incredible performance bursting with energy: his impressive vocals and performance conjure up Fagin who is menacing but also a venerable frightened and desperate man. The audience also meets the quiet and shy Oliver, a nimble and confident Artful Dodger, a dark, frightening and violent Bill Sikes as well as a warm-hearted and confident Nancy and even Bulls Eye the dog. Spellbinding. He shifts roles with ease, keeping the dramatic tension and the play flowing. The set, costume and makeup are excellent, evoking the eerie, claustrophobic atmosphere of a prison cell holding a desperate and frightened Fagin.

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