It’s with great sadness we have to say that, as the result of today’s government advice, Stone Revellers have realised we are unable to perform Return to the Forbidden Planet later this month and we have had to make the decision to postpone. We really hope we will be putting RTFP on stage later in the year and we will keep our audience up to date through email, FB and other Social Media as soon as we have more confirmed detail. We will update you all further when we know more, please keep your eye on all our avenues of communication including this Facebook page for more detail …..
Stone Revellers are excited to announce the exciting line up of shows that we have for you in our upcoming 2020/21 season!
Return To The Forbidden Planet (1st-4th April 2020) is the final show in our current season, tickets are on sale now.
Following this, we have 4 more shows lined up for your entertainment; A comedy (with a serving fish and chips), a play, a pantomime and a musical.
Murder Afoot – 10th-13th June 2020
An outrageous comedy whodunnit that is guaranteed to delight our audiences this summer, not least because we will be serving fish and chips in with the ticket price. Audience will be seated at tables and our team will cater for you through the evening as you enjoy this year’s comedy – split into 3 acts – with the first interval being for your food and the second interval for a cabaret style performance.
Dangerous Liaisons – 16th-19th September 2020
A dark drama that follows two rivals as they use sex as a weapon to hurt those around them. A The 1999 film Cruel Intentions was also an adaption of Les liaisons dangereuses, the french 18th century novel. Most recently revived by the National Theatre, where it was described as “one of the best stage adaptions ever written” by the Observer and “Theatre at it’s most seductive” by the Evening Standard.
12 days of Christmas – 2nd-5th December 2020
Every December, we present a popular Panto and this year will be no different. Our theme is the 12 days of Christmas and our production team have some wonderfully festive ideas up their sleeves for your family this year.
Our House – 24th-27th March 2021
Revolving around the hits of MADNESS (baggy trousers, it must be love and many, many more) – Our House (by Tim Firth) tells the story of London lad Joe Casey from a key moment on his 16th birthday. The audience are shown two parellel worlds, one where he chooses to be good and one where he chooses the wrong path altogether. Our House is heartwarming and hopeful with surprising depth.
Be part of it!
Seen something you’d like to be part of? All you need to do is audition. Auditions are open and transparent and we welcome new members every show. You’ll be seen on a “first come first seen” basis and often we host a pre-audition workshop where you can come to learn more about the show and what our production team is looking for. Sign up for our newsletter and follow our social media for details.
We’re always looking for production team members too – so please get in touch whatever aspect of theatre that you’d like to get involved in. From technical, to setbuild, to playing instruments to sewing costumes and everything in between – we need you! So come and join in.
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How are our shows chosen?
Every year, we reach out to our members and ask for suggestions of the shows that they would like to perform, across our four genres. The committee chooses the most viable shows from those selections based on a number of factors including cost, do-ability whether enough of our members and paying customers will benefit. Committee votes upon this shortlist and the show with the most votes wins.
However, the musical is slightly different. The committee creates a shortlist but this is put out to our members to vote upon their first, second and third choice. This year, unbelievably, it was a tie between the two most popular musicals and Our House won based on more people voting for it as their second choice.
Take the plot of Shakespeare’s final play, the Tempest, add the setting of a science fiction B movie, characters and clichés from the original Star Trek series, throw in everyone’s favourite early rock and roll music including Great Balls of Fire, Good Vibrations and the Young Ones, and sprinkle a liberal helping of Shakespearean Dialogue.
That’s how Bob Carlton created the crazy, hilarious and unique musical The Return to the Forbidden Planet.
Stone Revellers first presented this show 20 years ago and it was the first musical we performed in our current venue. We are overjoyed to be revisiting a musical that has long been one of our favourites.
What is the X-Factor created by the mad scientist Dr Prospero? Who will Miranda choose? Will Arial the robot survive the monster and will Captain Tempest and his gallant crew ever escape from the forbidden planet?
Join us at St Michaels Hall in Stone from 1st to 4th April 2020 to find out.
Stone Revellers are delighted to announce their cast for The Admirable Crichton, the comedy play that takes place Wednesday 4th until Saturday 7th September 2019 at St Michael’s Hall in Stone, Staffordshire.
Bill Crichton: Jason Whitehurst
Earl of Loam: Tim Clegg
Eliza Tweeny: Jen Dixon
Lady Mary: Emma Wilson
Lady Catherine: Hannah Adams
Lady Agatha: Lauren Turner
Lady Brocklehurst: Sue Coles
Lord Brocklehurst: Alex MacIvor
Reverend John Treherne: Michael Duckworth
Ernest Woolley: Rob Stanway
Miss Fisher: Zoe Andrews
Lead Ensemble: Bill Coles
The Admirable Crichton (1902), a play by J. M. Barrie and adapted for Stone Revellers by Kath Walton, is a satirical comedy dealing with class and social structure, about a butler who rises to become the leader of his aristocratic employers after they are all stranded on a deserted island.
J.M. Barrie was a Scottish novelist and playwright best known for the world famous Peter Pan.
This production follows the success of last year’s play – One Man, Two Guvnors (September 2018) directed by Harri Bailey, which delighted a record audience with an extra performance added and won the NODA award (Revellers 4th in 5 years).
The current production team aim to produce a show of similar caliber. Director Kath Walton makes her debut for Stone Revellers following her graduation from Liverpool Hope University with a Masters in Performance. She will be ably assisted by Charl Andrews – also making her directorial debut for Stone Revellers.
TICKETS are on Sale from Monday 1st July from The Home & Colour Centre on Stone High Street (01785 817307) or here on our website – checkout with your card securely and with no booking fee.
Stone Revellers have been producing theatre in Stone for 41 years and continue to thrive as a society, welcoming new members for every show through open auditions. On their 40th anniversary last year the group kick started the Crown Wharf Theatre Trust, a project in partnership with Joules Brewery to bring a 150 seater theatre to Stone by 2021 – with an ambitious £300,000 fund raising target.
Revellers are always looking for volunteers in the areas of Set Building, Technical (lights and sound), Stage Management, Costume design and all associated roles for our 4 shows each year. If you are interested in joining Stone Revellers then please contact us via the website, social media or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Producers for The Admirable Crichton: Joanne Whitehurst & Rob Stanway.
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SAVE THE DATE!
Stone Revellers are delighted to announce that our next musical will be THE WEDDING SINGER.
It was a smash hit on broadway but was first released as a film starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore.
Tickets will be on sale by 5th December and are expected to sell extremely quickly, so don’t miss out!
AUDITIONS will be in December (the week after our panto) at St Michael’s Hall. We’re looking for strong actors, dancers & singers. No experience necessary and you don’t have to be a member to audition.
We are an open and inclusive society. Rehearsals are 3 times a week (Tuesday eve, Thursday eve and Sunday afternoon – 2.5 hours each) for 12 weeks. All at St Michael’s Hall in Stone.
Audition pieces and character profiles will be released VERY SOON!