Chelmsford Theatre Workshop at The Old Court Theatre Chelmsford have just announced their new season and are looking forward to seeing new and loyal audiences who enjoy fascinating, interesting and comedic theatre. They have something for everyone this season and as an award winning theatre company it will be well worth coming to see what they have on offer. They are a community theatre totally run by volunteers and have a professional approach to all their shows.
Their first October production is a dramatized reading of Animal Farm by George Orwell and adapted by Nelson Bond from the 5th to 7th Oct. A must for all schools and lover of the book these tickets are at the special price of just £7 cons £6 . It is then followed by the fabulous over the top comedy The House of Dracula. By Martin Downing. A scary hilarious farce with fantastic set and costumes and a great way to celebrate Halloween. 31st Oct till 5th Nov.
Their Christmas production is the Musical – The Merry Wives of Windsor with songs from the 50;s and 60;s to get your feet tapping. 5th to the 17th Dec. Just the show to get you in the Christmas spirit. Following this Jan 9th to the 13th they have the thriller Don’t Look Now by Neil Leyshon. Who can forget the eerie famous film with Donald Sutherland and Julie Christies. In February 13th – 17t h Mad Forest by Caryl Churchill, another great show for schools to come to. The play lays bare how political and social upheaval can split families and their loyalties in Romania.
Bothered and Bewildered by Gail Young is a comic drama following Irene and her daughters coming to terms with her Alzheimer’s 20th to the 24th.. There will be a charity event for this play.
The Fifth Elephant by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs. 2018 will see groups from all over the UK perform plays to mark Terry Pratchett’s 70th birthday, and Chelmsford Theatre Workshop will be proud to contribute to this anniversary event. Dates for this are 24th to 5th May.
In June they have the fantastic play Ladies Day by Amanda Whittington which celebrates the only time Ladies Day was at York in 2005. A fun production where there will be a Prosecco and Pimms bar and a charity competition for best dressed person and all proceeds going to a local charity. Get ready to dress up and have a great time with the songs of Tony Christie.
Their last show will be The Wish List by Katherine Soper who with delicate and sensitively powerful writing, asks what our labour is worth and how can life be lived when the system is stacked against you? 10th to the 14th July.
Apart from the reading all tickets are £10 concs £9 except Friday and Saturday and can be purchased on line at www.ctw.org.uk or by phone on 01245606505. The Old Court Theatre has a bar and coffee bar and a friendly welcome. They look forward to seeing everyone at their season.