Guide to Plays for Performance
The essential guide to plays licensed by Nick Hern Books for amateur performance.
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- Barton Theatre Company on Iron
- A short note about The Haunting from the Partington Players
- Falmouth Academy, Massachusetts, discuss their performance of Arabian Nights
- University of Nottingham recently performed Eight and it went down a storm.
- Hear how the Nortonians AmDram Group provoked side-splitting laughter with The Hound of the Baskervilles
- CHADS Theatre in Cheadle Hulme discuss their amateur premiere of A Tender Thing
- Bangor English Drama Society (BEDS) reveal the joys of directing Arabian Nights
- Ryan Vernel shares his thoughts on Ella Hickson's Eight
- Questors hope to see you at their post show discussion to Parlour Song on 17 October 2012, for a chance to meet the company and talk about their experience in staging Jez Butterworth's play.
- Do you need to borrow some breeches? If you're staging Lilies on the Land, do get in touch with email@example.com where you can borrow the full range of costume, including WLA badges and armbands, the iconic dungarees and even milking jackets!
- A warm recommendation to stage Passing Places - a road movie for the stage!
- Read a review from the Malta Sunday Times and feedback from audience members of Unifaun Theatre Company's production of the controversial play Paul
- In case you need to learn how to tar and feather someone on stage for Loyal Women (or just for fun), we'll show you how!
- David Baxter shares his staging tips for Contractions, Mike Bartlett's ink black comedy for two female performers.
- The Kelvin Players Theatre Company share their secrets for a successful production of Ladies' Day, and have props to give away!
- Congratulations to the young cast of Mission Theatre's Youth production of His Dark Materials on their great review; they have clearly done a brilliant job!
- Fat Dog Theatre recommends 100 as a play for which there are minimal staging requirements
- Putney Arts Theatre on why they chose to stage Foxfinder
- Unbroken, a modern reworking of La Ronde, with plenty of opportunities for physical theatre
- Companies interested in performing Mine can get in touch with Capital Theatre Company to use their originally composed music to go with the play.
- Anyone in need of costumes for Ladies' Day? Contact the Burton Joyce Players to find out more.
- An interview with the cast of Putney Art's upcoming production of Little Gem.
- Parlour Song by Jez Butterworth, the writer of Jerusalem, is a great comedy with dark undercurrents.
- Dominic Cooke's version of Arabian Nights is 'the perfect mix of storytelling with space for physical theatre and movement'.
- Tips on staging Liz Lochhead's Good Things, the perfect alternative Christmas show.
- Rattigan's Winslow Boy is a revelation for Putney Arts Theatre
- Glowing review of Unifaun Theatre's production of The Female of the Species in the Times of Malta!