Madhatters Theatre Club

 


Productions 2000 to 2007


Among our productions 2000 to 2007 have been:
 

Full list of past productions
Recent Productions
Productions 2008 to 2011


November and December 2006

Under Milk Wood The colourful and acclaimed story of a small fishing village in the early 1950's came to life in our production which included members of the Madhatters and kids from Malorees School. Famous for the radio version starring Richard Burton, this was a fully staged performance suitable for everyone.
Review





May 2006

The Roaring Boy of Brent. Commissioned especially for the MadHatters, this was an enjoyable romp around eitheenth century Brent. Characters included notorious highwayman Jeremiah Lewis and his adoring acolyte



Nathanial Gubbins. Jeremiah Lewis and his gang of ruffians carried out robberies along the Edgware Road. The villain of the piece was Jonathan Wild who pursued the villains on behalf of the Law but also took a cut of the proceeds.
Add the Highwaymen's floosies and the football loving orphans, and a good time was had by all. Review



December 2005

The Grand Guignol Theatre with the presentation of two classic French style melodramas; Chop Chop and The Kiss of Blood. Grand Guignol were short plays popular in Parisian cabarets in the 19th century, especially at the Théâtre du Grand Guignol. The plays emphasized violence, horror, and sadism. Although Grand Guignol was introduced into England about 1908, it remained essentially a Parisian theatrical form. Review





May 2005

Dry Rot was one of the most successful farces that has appeared in London. It deals with a crazy, but very likeable gang of bookies who, in order to be near the racecourse, are staying at a country hotel run by a retired colonel and his wife and daughter. Secret rooms, sliding panels, mistaken identity and a nice little bit of romance are some of the main ingredients of this very racy and slick farce, which never lets up for a moment and provides some of the best possible entertainment around.
NODA Review



November 2004

The idea for 101 Dalmatians came after a friend remarked to Dodie Smith that Dalmatians would make a nice fur coat. The plot is a simple one and revolves around the attempt to steal the Dalmatian puppies to make into a fur coat. The book was first made into a Disney cartoon in 1961 and then a feature film, staring Glenn Close in 1996. Dodie Smith's children's novel was dramatised in 1997 and is brought to the stage by Glyn Robbins.
NODA review





May 2004

First performed in Athens in 404 BC, Frogs is one of the oldest, funniest and most famous comedies in the world. This comedy may be more ancient than most but the sharp humour is guaranteed to appeal to a modern audience; complete with singing, dancing and togas. Many of the themes are as relevant today as two thousand years ago.
NODA review



December 2003

The Government Inspector by Nikolay Gogol first appeared in 1836. A rollicking satire on the cupidity and stupidity of bureaucratic officials. Local officials of a small town mistake a young traveler for an expected government inspector and offer him propitiatory bribes to induce him to overlook their misconduct in office.
NODA review






May 2003

You Can't Take It With You by Moss Hart & George S Kaufmann. This play is a classic American comedy, which won a Pulitzer prize, concerning the unusual activities of the Vandererhof family. The play is one of the funniest comedies of its time. It was later made into a film for which James Stewart won an Oscar.



November 2002

A Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni. This was a boisterous new adaptation by Lee Hall for the Royal Shakespeare Company of Carlo Goldoni's classic 18th century comedy. Goldoni was a master of the comic stage and his play set in a Venice obsessed by passion, food and money set the standard for all future comedy plays.






November 2001

The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society's Production of MacBeth by David McGillivary & Walter Zerlin jnr. Originally performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1976 and again in 1983. The play is now popular with amateur societies as it depicts the Townwomen's Guild attempt to perform an all women version of MacBeth.



November 2000

The Freeway by Peter Nicholls is a play of the future set on a motorway which has an 80 mile total grid lock traffic jam. It revolves around the relationships between the various groups of travellers stuck in the jam.





   

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