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25 Oct 2017
Ten percent of the profit from a forthcoming play at Theatre Severn will be donated to Severn Hospice, it was announced today. Shropshire Drama Company’s (SDC) production of Alan Ayckbourn’s Bedroom Farce runs from 08 to 11 November at Theatre Severn’s Walker Theatre. A comedy set in the 1970s, the events of the play revolve around the up and downs in the lives of four related couples – parents,...
16 Mar 2016
To commemorate 400 years since the passing of arguably the greatest play wright of all time, a Shrewsbury restaurant is hosting an evening of special food, drink and entertainment in honour of William Shakespeare. The Drapers Hall Shakespeare Banquet will be held on 23 April, the date of his birth and death. The six course menu will be based on medieval fayre such as squire’s broth of vegetables...
Peronistas on show
07 Mar 2016
Forget chocolate, Shrewsbury Sixth Form College are offering local audiences a taste of Argentina this Easter time. SSFC's English Bridge Campus is the venue for performances of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Time Rice's hit musical 'EVITA' from Wednesday 23rd to Saturday 26th March.  SSFC’s Music and Dramatic Arts Manager, David Place was keen to point out the challenges that the students face for this...
Martin Fischer with his new taiko drums
02 Nov 2015
For six months a set of Japanese drums have been hand crafted by experts in China, finished in Germany and shipped across the channel - but they have now arrived at their final destination, a school in north Shropshire. The Taiko drums worth £10,000 were specially ordered in April after a fundraising drive by the Japanese-style drumming group based at Thomas Adams School in Wem. Taiko in the...
25 Sep 2015
A Shrewsbury musician has just completed a commission from Shropshire Drama Company (SDC), to write and arrange four pieces of music for its forthcoming production of William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, which takes place at Theatre Severn from 28 to 31 October. Adam Beresford-Browne, who will also be playing the role of Amiens in As You Like It, is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, well...
06 Jun 2015
2015 sees the anniversary of a very special little girl. She’s one hundred and fifty years old but hasn’t aged a day. Who is she? Alice Liddell, but she is better known to most of us as ‘Alice in Wonderland’. Hundreds of events are happening around the country to celebrate Alice’s birthday including a staging of ‘Crocodiles & Cream’ (the life story of Lewis Caroll) at Theatre Severn this June...
15 Apr 2015
Open auditions this month to join Shropshire Musical Theatre company Get Your Wigle On You might have seen Shrewsbury’s Get Your Wigle On at Theatre Severn recently for productions Footloose, Oliver, Grease,  and Les Miserables …to name a few.  The high-energy local performance group produce six to eight full scale musicals per year at Theatre Severn with  a fun and friendly approach to...
Waving Cat of Japan - puppet show
04 Apr 2013
Staff at a Shropshire arts venue are preparing to host a spectacular childrens puppet show. As part of its diverse programme of childrens arts activities for the spring season, the Hive in Shrewsbury is looking forward to presenting The Waving Cat of Japan. This cultural extravaganza is set to wow audiences of all ages in May! The live performance at the Hive on Tuesday May 28 will showcase the...
Ugly Duckling puppet show for children in Shrewsbury
20 Aug 2012
Young theatre-goers from across the county have been snapping up the opportunity to see The Ugly Duckling when the show glides into Shrewsbury later this week. The Hive Music and Media Centre will be hosting a performance of the popular children’s classic on Thursday August 23rd at 2pm. The Ugly Duckling will be performed by the acclaimed touring theatre company Sea Legs Puppet Theatre and people...
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