theatre

24 Apr 2016
Calling all talented singers! MTJ Productions are looking for aspiring musical theatre performers to join the already star-studded cast of ‘West End Story’. The performance which takes place at Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn on July 1st features performers such as Alex Reid, former Celebrity Big Brother winner, West End singer Cici Howells, Trinity Theatre’s Nancy Laura Coard, Lucy Edge and other...
18 Apr 2016
The Hive, an arts charity and venue in Shrewsbury working with young people and children across the County has won What’s On Readers’ Award for Best Small Theatre/Arts Venue in Shropshire. The Hive has been running as a venue for over 10 years and hosts weekly events including frequent gigs by internationally renowned musicians, film screenings and creative activities for children & young...
02 Apr 2016
Celebrity personality Alex Reid will be making a special appearance in one of the county's top theatre venues as part of a night of star spangled entertainment. The Celebrity Big Brother winner will be at Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury this summer as he takes on the role of compere in a musical theatre-themed show 'West End Story' produced by Shropshire performer Michael Jenkins. Despite it being...
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...
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...
03 Jun 2015
This June Theatre Severn will be hosting the UK premiere of EGLANTYNE, a new one woman play about the extraordinary and inspiring Eglantyne Jebb.  Eglantyne is one of the most influential women of the 20th century and yet one of the least known.  Born and raised in Shropshire, Eglantyne was a courageous, charming, passionate, humanitarian, human rights activist and social reformer. In 1919,...
02 Jun 2015
This June Theatre Severn will be taking a step back in time and reliving the swinging sixties as they welcome Birmingham based pop group The Fortunes to the venue, celebrating their fifty first year in the business the evening promises to be a musical celebration of the era . The Fortunes were pioneers of the Brum Beat movement alongside bands such as The Moody Blues, and The Move and had a...
01 Jun 2015
This June Theatre Severn is taking a trip into the grotesque, wading into the bizarre, and sailing on the seas of the unsettling, and what vehicle will they be using on this madcap journey? ‘A Ship of Fools’. A Ship of Fools Theatre Company will be bringing their latest production ‘From the Cradle to the Bin’ to the Shropshire venue later this month. The show has been described as part musical,...
21 May 2015
One of the UK’s premier theatre academies based in Shropshire is encouraging aspiring performers to secure their space at an upcoming masterclass being hosted by world-leading industry stars. Key Theatre Academy is giving individuals the chance to learn from some of the very best in the performing arts industry with four hour-long masterclasses being held at Theatre Severn from 1:45pm until 5:...
07 May 2015
Shrewsbury based theatre company Vested Interest are serving up a second helping of ‘Sauce’ this May. Last summer they teamed up with Origins Restaurant of Shrewsbury College to deliver an evening of food and theatre. Writer and director Vicki Duckett explains that the show has been brought back by popular demand. ‘We had people ringing up desperately trying to get hold of a ticket. It was such a...
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