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WHAT'S COMING UP

AUDITIONS, SHOWS, CLUB NIGHTS

 


 

We are always on the lookout for new people, on stage or backstage.

Want a Challenge?

Want to Develop a New Skill?

Want a New Hobby?

Want to Rekindle Your AmDram Experience?

Want to Meet New People?

Want to Laugh Till Your Sides Hurt?

 

Come along and find out how much fun the world of Amateur Dramatics is!

Experienced or not, there's something for everyone, so why not come along and meet us.

You'll be amazed what you've got in you!

 

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PANTO TIME!

 

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

 

We are looking for a Director, Producer and Crew for this year's panto,

Jack and the Beanstalk.  

 

We haven't chosen a script yet, so there's plenty of room for your own ideas.

 

We audition and start rehearsals in August.

Rehearsals are usually Monday and Thursday.

 

Show Run: Tuesday 5 to Saturday 9 December 2017

 

Interested?

 

Contact: Carole on 01864 504278 or carole@jdcecology.co.uk

 


 

 'ALLO 'A LLO

By Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft

Directed by Carole Davidson

(This amateur production is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd)

 

Tuesday 23 May 2017 to Saturday 27 May 2017

7.30pm in Biggar Corn Exchange

Tickets: £10 Adult, £8 Under 16's

(Parental discretion recommended, 15+yrs)

Available Online at www.biggarcornexchange.org.uk

and

Brownlies of Biggar (from 21 April).

 

Queries to Anna Ludwig (Producer):  annaludwig.personal@gmail.com

 

 


 

GIANNI SCHICCHI

By Giacomo Puccini

Directed by Alison Bishop

 

A one-act comic opera 

Buoso Donati lies dead in his curtained four-poster bed, with his relatives gathered round to mourn his passing, but they are really more interested in learning the contents of his will. Buoso has bequeathed his fortune to the monastery, much to everyone’s dismay. In a tale of sex, lies and red tape, Gianni Schicchi comes to the rescue with a cunning plan to hide the fact that Donati is dead, disguise himself as Donati and have the will rewritten in the family’s favour. But he has a surprise in store for them all!

 

SHOW RUN:           Wednesday 27 September to Saturday 30 September 2017

 

Character

Voice

Age Range

Gianni Schicchi

baritone

50s to 60s

Lauretta, his daughter 

soprano

20s

Zita, cousin of Buoso Donati 

contralto

50s to 60s

Rinuccio, Zita's nephew 

tenor

20s

Gherardo, Buoso's nephew (age 40)

tenor

40s

Nella, Gherardo's wife (age 34)

soprano

30s to 40s

Gherardino, their son (age 7)

Light soprano or treble

16+ but acts as a 7 year old.

Betto di Signa, Buoso's brother-in-law, poor and shabbily dressed, of uncertain age

bass

30s to 60s

Simone, cousin of Buoso (age 70)

bass

Mid 60s up

Marco, Simone's son (age 45)

baritone

Mid 30s to late 40s

La Ciesca, Marco's wife (age 38)

mezzo-soprano

30s to 40s

Maestro Spinelloccio, a doctor

bass

20s and up

Ser Amantio di Nicolao, a notary

baritone

20s and up

Pinellino, a cobbler

bass

20s and up

Guccio, a dyer

bass

20s and up



 

 

 


 

Anyone taking part in a BTW show in any capacity, must be a member of Biggar Theatre Workshop. If you are not already a member, membership forms can be obtained from: 

Jenni Featherstone at biggarcornexchange@gmail.com

or

Carole Davidson on carole@jdcecology.co.uk, or 01864 504278

 


 

Biggar Theatre Workshop

at The Corn Exchange

For information about what's on in the Corn Exchange, click HERE

 


 

Photos from past Biggar Theatre Workshop shows can be viewed

by clicking on the show name below:

 

Snow White and the Biggar Dwarfs 2014

The Cripple of Inishmaan 2014

Calendar Girls 2013

Biggar Shorts 2013

Guys and Dolls

Treasure Island - The Panto

Ordinary People

Oscar Wilde's 'Lord Arthur Savile's Crime'

Good Things

Aladdin

Sweeney Todd

Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Me and My Girl

Miracle Worker


 

The Biggar Theatre Workshop was founded in 1971 and since then has become one of the main sources of arts facilities in the district, allowing the people of Biggar and the surrounding areas the opportunity to participate in live theatre as well as creating a performance and arts venue for local and travelling theatre groups.

The Workshop is housed in the Biggar Corn Exchange, a Grade B listed building dating back to 1860. The building is a major landmark in the town, built on the site of the old rat-infested Meal House. The new Corn Exchange failed to achieve success as a grain market, and became a popular dancing and entertainment venue. In 1935 the Corn Exchange was gifted to the Biggar Burgh Council and the Biggar Theatre Workshop now leases the building from the local council at a nominal rent as its venue for its theatrical performances.

Now nearing completion of the first phase of an extensive re-furbishment project, Biggar Theatre Workshop at The Corn Exchange are actively looking to include the wider community and visiting groups  to make best use of the building as a more diverse community resource.

If you have any interest in joining us as a theatre group either on stage or behind the scenes, or even just finding out what we are all about as a potential venue for public or private events/functions please contact us by clicking on the link below

CLICK HERE

 




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