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The Turn of the Screw A Gothic Ghost Story
by Ken Whitmore, from the story by Henry James
 March 7-10 2018
tickets now on sale, click here
 1873: A young woman, Miss Grey arrives at a remote country house and is engaged as governess to two orphaned children, Miles and Flora. Miss Grey settles in with her duties, and all seems well until the children begin to act strangely and she begins to see ghosts ... the trouble is that no one else seems to see them. This classic psychological ghost story by Henry James is adapted for stage by Ken Whitmore - a spine-tingling old fashioned horror story in the vein of The Woman in White and The Others.

Southwick Players Youth (SPY) present

Fantastic Mr Fox

by Roald Dahl, adapted by David Wood
July 18-21 2018, 7.30pm

A real children's favourite from the mind of Roald Dahl.

 

Fantastic Mr Fox is a tale of "goodies vs baddies", with the wonderfully witty Mr Fox running rings around his enemies … the revolting Boggis, Bunce & Bean.

When Mr Fox steals one chicken too many from a local farm, the farmers decide the only cure is to rid themselves of Mr Fox by any means possible. Outwitted at every turn, the farmers ploys backfire, and the animals celebrate with an enormous feast at their expense.

 

This adaptation is enormous fun, and will capture the imagination of young and old alike - and most of all, will have audiences enthralled ... with creative, magical staging, it will be a wonderful play for the Southwick Players Youth Group.

 

David Wood has adapted many children’s stories for stage, including Dahl's "The Twits" and "The Witches".
show pack available now, email showpack@southwickplayers.org.uk

The Corn Is Green
October 10-13 2018 A heart-warming and poignant comedy
 Into a tiny Welsh mining village in 1900 steams an opinionated
and driven English woman – determined to educate them all,
whether they like it or not. Into this mix of opposites is thrown 
the most talented, if uneducated, Welsh miner that she has 
ever seen, and she sets him on the road to a future nobody 
ever dreamed possible.
A story of triumph over adversity, of following your heart, 
following your dreams. Of conflict and sorrow. Of inspiration. Emlyn Williams most enduring play, even more inspiring due 
to it being semi-autobiographical. It premiered in 1938 in 
London with him in the lead role, and since then it has endured 
many revivals and films, with different versions starring such 
acting royalty as Deborah Kerr, Bette Davis, Ethel Barrymore, Katherine Hepburn; and the last revival in 2007 starred Kate Burton, daughter of Richard Burton. There are delightful dramatic clashes of English against Welsh, of middle class education against working class illiteracy, of old traditions against new knowledge.
Show Meeting: Tuesday 5th June 2018 - get it in your diary now! Show pack available April 2018.

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