Season 6

Season 6/7

'Hansel & Gretel' for Christmas 2019 is now scripted (1st Draft).

This the darkest of Grimm's tales has thrown up many issues in our crafting which makes it unsuitable for younger children; we have therefore marked the poster as 12A as in the cinema. The script will deal with issues surrounding child abuse and how far an abused person can go to protect themselves against ongoing abuse; we also deal with issues about the apportionment of blame in abuse cases and many other challenging topics.  As well as performing at Christmas we will be presenting a workshop about the devising of Hansel & Gretel for 'Everybody's Reading Festival' in Leicester on the 6th October 7pm @ Pork Pie Lbrary - Admission Free.


Earlier in the afternoon at Pork Pie Library on the 6th October at 3pm we will be presenting for children and adults our adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's 'The Ugly Duckling'. We are also intending that both children and adults can follow the show with some 'colouring in'. More details nearer the time. Again admission is free and tickets for both shows can be reserved at the Pork Pie Library or on our website.


December 2018 at The Swan in the Rushes - 'A Child's Christmasin Wales' - Dylan Thomas


2019 will involve an 'outreach project' with members of the group presenting in Loughborough and supporting a group in Keighley West Yorkshire to also perform 'Vagina Monologues'  V-Day projects (a new treatment by Lisa Wood) - 28thFebruary, 1st & 2nd March 2019 in Loughborough (Fearon Hall) & 6, 7, 8th March at Kala Sangam Arts Centre, Bradford.


We have got the rights for April/May 2019 to perform Dario Fo's classic political piece 'Accidental Death of an Anarchist, but intend to try and reschedule this for 2020.


May/June/September 2019 we hope to begin work on a presentation based on Richard Bach's 'Jonathan Livingston Seagull', for presentation in October for Everybody's Reading Festival and at Swan in the Rushes.


Why not contact us and think about being involved in a 'Stage Left Theatre Workshop' production. No previous experience is necessary  and we guarantee that you will have an exciting and challenging time. We always introduce people new to performance in a protected way.















Reviews of Everybody's Reading presentations October 2018 @ Pork Pie Library. Due to bad weather, an accident on the M1 and Leicester playing at home audiences were smaller than expected, but both performances were enthusiastically received. Parents who came with children to 'Ugly Duckling' were vociferous in saying there should be more shows like this, accessible to younger children. It was a delight to see and hear a two year old, quacking with the ducks and wildly barking with the savage dog. We love this space and its links with that famous daughter of Leicester, writer Sue Townsend. We look forward to presenting there again in the future. Equally the workshop presentation of how we crafted our script for our forthcoming production of 'Hansel and Gretel' was received with requests that more presentations such as this would provide an invaluable resource for theatre groups and schools across the county. Some of the ideas created by those present will be used in final re-writes of the script. (The above comments were drawn from feedback forms completed by people attending the performances.) 'A Child's Christmas in Wales' Our first show at 'The Swan in the Rushes' was well received by audiences, who were excited to see a rarely performed presentation of this Dylan Thomas classic tale. The cast of 4 engaged the audience with skill and charm as they unfolded Thomas' remembrances of his childhood Christmas memories. This is a story worthy of further exploration/development and a second viewing at some time in the future. Collections taken at the performances and donations from the group allowed £100 to be given to 'Save the Chidren Fund', as the performance left the audience reflecting that unlike the granddaughter in the play, for many a lack of snow at Christmas would be the least of their worries. 'Vagina Monologues' has already started initial rehearsal sessions both for our performances in February/March at Fearon Hall, but also up in Yorkshire where we are supporting a new group 'Surviving Sistas' who will be performing at Kala Sangam Arts Centre in Bradford in March.