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09 Nov 2018
Take a step back in time and a giant stride into the future to learn more about Shrewsbury’s Quarry on Sunday 18 November 2018 as part of a UK-wide festival of humanities. Co-organised by Dr Liz Oakley-Brown (Senior Lecturer in English Literature) and Dr Anna Mackenzie (Deputy Head of Events) of Lancaster University, with independent Shrewsbury researcher Advolly Richmond and artist Jamila Walker...
20 Jun 2018
Extra dates have been added to The Wightman Theatre Company’s production of Brief Lives by Patrick Garland. Following its run from Wednesday 06 to Saturday 16 June, the play will now also be showing from 26 June to 06 July. Directed by Beverly Baker, Brief Lives is a one-man play featuring John Aubrey; played by Adrian Monahan; a 17th-century Englishman who met and kept accounts of many of the...
08 Jun 2018
The 17th Century’s John Aubrey was the gossip columnist of his day, writing about who has begat who and who has been hung, drawn and quartered and had his liver preserved for posterity (one of The Wightman Theatre’s more unusual props). He’s concerned about the decline of the Nation’s moral compass since good old Queen Bess died and the insidious progress of the plague. He’s also cataloguing the...
29 May 2018
Tickets are now on sale for The Wightman Theatre Company’s (TWTC) forthcoming production of Brief Lives by Patrick Garland. Rescheduled from the beginning of May, the production is the third play to be staged at the Shrewsbury based theatre this year and runs from Wednesday 06 to Saturday 16 June.   Directed by Beverly Baker, Brief Lives is a one-man play featuring John Aubrey, a 17th-century...
25 Apr 2018
Tickets are now on sale for The Wightman Theatre Company’s (TWTC) forthcoming production of Brief Lives by Patrick Garland. The production is the second of three professional plays to be staged at the Shrewsbury based theatre between now and the end of June and runs from Tuesday 01 to Friday 11 May. Directed by Beverly Baker, Brief Lives is a one-man play featuring John Aubrey, a 17th-century...
19 Apr 2018
Tickets are now on sale for The Wightman Theatre Company’s forthcoming production of The Glass Menagerie. The production is the first of three professional plays to be staged at the Shrewsbury based theatre between now and the end of June and runs from Saturday 21 to Saturday 28 April. Written by Tennessee Williams and first premiered in 1944, The Glass Menagerie, which is set in pre-World War...
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...
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