Theatrecraft is delighted to announce that this year's musical is to be Our House. Winner of the Laurence Olivier Best New Musical Award in 2003, and written by Tim Firth of Calendar Girls fame, Our House features more than 20 of Madness' hit songs including It Must Be Love, House of Fun, My Girl, Baggy Trousers and of course Our House.
Billed as "A London Love Story", the musical comedy has a fictional Sliding Doors-like plot line. It's a modern-day morality tale about young Joe, his mates, his girlfriend Sarah and the night Joe commits a petty crime to impress her. After the crime, Our House follows the two courses Joe's life would have taken had he stayed to face the music when the police arrived, or bunked the law and made a run for it.
A touching tale of life and love, heartbreak and comedy, right and wrong, Our House is an irresistibly brilliant musical bursting with non-stop classic hits. So put on your baggy trousers and join us for this love story with drama, energy and lots of laughs.
Performances start at 7.30 pm each evening and include a Saturday matinee at 2.30 pm. Book tickets online at www.strodepark.org.uk or by ringing the Box Office, Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm, on 01227 373292. Tickets £10.00 (£8.50 concessions).
Well Theatrecraft finished their virtually sold out run of Tim Firth's Calendar Girls yesterday, Saturday 20th April 2013, and what could be better than ending on a full house standing ovation. This has been an emotional and challenging journey for both our cast and crew, but has also been one of our most fun productions to date. We had a good adjudication from Arthur Rochester and now have our fingers crossed that this brilliant play wins Theatrecraft one or two accolades at the KDA Awards evening later this year.
The Times newspaper was in to review the show during the week's run and you can read what they had to say by clicking here. For all those who supported Theatrecraft and donated throughout the week to the Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research fund we would like to say a huge thank you.
Theatrecraft will be holding Open Auditions for our forthcoming Summer Musical, Our House. If you are interested in appearing in Our House and can sing and dance then please contact Christine Railton on 01227 365882 to let us know that you will be attending the Read Through and Auditions. Parts are many and varied but all potential performers need to be aged 16 or over.
The Read Through is being held on Friday, 5th April 2013 followed by Principal Auditions on Friday 12th April 2013 and Chorus Auditions on Tuesday 23rd April 2013. All dates will commence at 7.30 pm and will be held at our rehearsal rooms in Arkley Road, Herne Bay. (Please see below for map)
Theatrecraft is absolutely delighted to have secured the award for 'Ensemble Acting' at the Kent Drama Association's Full Length Play Festival 2012 for their entry 'The Memory of Water' by Shelagh Stephenson. But the accolades didn't stop there, as Theatrecraft also received Runner Up certificate for 'Initiative in Stage Presentation'.
Theatrecraft is no stranger to the Kent Drama Association's Awards as 2011 saw us take home both the 'Ensemble Acting' and 'Initiative in Stage Presentation' for our production of 'Blood Brothers' by WIlly Russell.
Freda Dingle, Chairman of Theatrecraft said "we are so pleased that our hard work and commitment has been recognised with an award and a runner up place in this year's Full Length Play Festival. It is a testament to the dedication and talent of both our cast and crew members that Theatrecraft has been continually recognised by the Kent Drama Association which celebrates the best of the best of the Kent amateur acting community."
Theatrecraft is a thriving amateur society, affiliated to the National Operatic and Dramatic Association NODA. With three productions a year, including a summer musical, a pantomime and a play, there is always something for everyone to enjoy. A society for all seasons!