Statement re Covid-19 situation
We regret to announce that due to the ongoing health emergency, all our activities are on hold until we are advised that it is safe to resume. Watch this site for updates and Thursday throwbacks.
We're not being idle however. Here is our first lockdown story for you to enjoy and we have started play readings on a Wednesday evening. Message the website via the contact form if you would be interested in reading with us.
Thursday Throwback 6 August 2020
6 August 2020: The last Curtain Raisers production to appear on the Pavilion stage was Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian, adapted for the stage by David Wood. Our young actors were joined this time by a brave adult actor, Chris Walker as Mister Tom. At least he didn't have to contend with a real dog as well, as the company used a puppet. Again the young cast created many locations and moods using simple props and settings. They are a real credit to the Club.
Our Curtain Raisers presented this exciting new play as part of the NT Connections Festival 2020. The play, especially commissioned and written by John Donnelly explores how careful we need to be with the language we use, and the resulting problems when we aren't. Unfortunately the planned Partner Theatre Festival in Southampton , together with the Fesitval at the National Theatre were cancelled due to the pandemic. However, you can see some more of John Donnelly's writing on BBC iplayer, in episode one of BBC4s Unprecedented series. A recommended watch.