The Alexandra Players will perform Sir Alan Ayckbourn’s Drowning on Dry Land over four nights this February, Wednesday 20th to Saturday 23rd.
About the play
Charlie Conrad is a celebrity. His talent? He hasn’t got one; the nation took him to their hearts for very publicly being unable to do anything competently. One fateful day, however, Charlie meets Marsha, and his marriage and career go into freefall… Drowning on Dry Land examines the current obsession with celebrity for its own sake and chillingly but hilariously demonstrates how celebrities can be destroyed as quickly as they are made.
Tickets cost £9 (£8 for concessions) and can be booked online via the Alexandra Players’ website, by email, or by phone: 07867 627 987.
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News in from Charlton’s amateur dramatics group about their upcoming production:
The Alexandra Players are delighted to present “Oh What A Lovely War” in support of The British Legion’s #ThankYou100 campaign. Through the sale of poppies, we hope to raise money for the charity and provide our audiences with 4 nights of acting and entertainment in October.
Oh What A Lovely War
A chronicle of the First World War, told through songs and documents in the form of a seaside pierrot entertainment of the period, was devised and presented by Joan Littlewood’s Theatre Workshop at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East, London, in 1963. It was the result of close co-operation between writer, actors and director, where the whole team participated in detailed research into the period and in the creative task of bringing their material to life in theatrical terms. It won the acclaim of audiences and critics and the Grand Prix of the Theatre des Nations festival in Paris in 1963 and has become a classic of the modern theatre.
8pm, Wednesday 24th – Saturday 27th October 2018 (Doors open at 7.30pm)
Tickets: Seats £9 Concessions £8
Venue: The Alexandra Hall, Bramshot Avenue, Charlton, SE7 7HY
The Alexandra Players are back at Bramshot Hall at the end of the month with their latest production, Agatha Christie’s A Murder Is Announced:
“An announcement in the local paper states the time and place of a murder to occur. When the victim falls, Miss Marple is on hand to provide the final solution”.
8pm, Wednesday 30th May – Saturday 2nd June 2018. Doors open at 7.30pm.
Seats £9 Concessions £8.
Book online, by text, phone or email:
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The Alexandra Players return to the Alexandra Hall on Bramshot Avenue at the end of this month with a production of Season’s Greetings, written by Sir Alan Ayckbourn. The play, directed by Juliette Harrison, runs from Wednesday 25th to Saturday 28th October. Tickets will be available on the door, or you can book or reserve tickets online, by email, text or phone on 07867 627987.