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Revellers off to Craggy Island with Father Ted!

Father Ted

Stone Revellers are off to Craggy Island in June as they bring much-loved sitcom Father Ted to the stage. Do you want a ticket? Go on, go on, go on, go on! The sitcom gave us some of the best comedy characters ever – the well-intentioned but occasionally amoral priest Father Ted; his impossibly dense sidekick and priest-in-training, Dougal; the constant ...

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The God Particle to be staged in Stone in May

The God Particle

The God Particle – a romantic comedy from the award-winning writer behind BBC1’s Miranda – is being staged in Stone in May. A scientist and a vicar walk into a bar… Joining forces they solve a perplexing mystery, stumbling on faith, knowledge and love along the way. The God Particle is a light-hearted but serious-minded play about faith, evidence, science and the importance of ...

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Back to the 60s with A Bad Penny at Oulton Village Hall

It’s 1964 and the sleepy village of Nether Claybourne (not unlike Oulton) is about to experience its first major change for 50 years. This comes initially in the guise of a modern-thinking vicar, Rev Martin Braithwaite, who embraces the burgeoning youth culture of the 1960s. Then Micky Greenaway, the manager of up-and-coming pop group The Bad Pennies takes on the lease ...

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The Mikado – Stone Revellers stage Gilbert & Sullivan classic

The Mikado

Stone Revellers are staging The Mikado, Gilbert & Sullivan’s classic comic opera, in the town in April. This will be Stone Revellers’ first ever Gilbert & Sullivan production and follows their first ever Shakespeare production – A Midsummer Night’s Dream – last year. The Mikado is a continually popular hit with audiences and, while this won’t be a complete reimagining, The Revellers ...

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Open auditions for High School Musical

High School Musical

Stone performing arts academy Rooftop Studios is hosting an open audition on Saturday 23rd January for boys and girls between seven and 18 for its upcoming production of the hit Disney show High School Musical. Following hugely successful runs of the musical at the academy’s sister schools in London and Brighton, the audition call presents an exciting opportunity for youngsters to showcase ...

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Stone drama school alumni bags 5* West End review

Alex Mellor Rooftop Studios Stone

A former student of Stone’s performing arts academy Rooftop Studios has won critical acclaim for her debut professional role in a West End production of Ushers: The Front of House Musical. Staffordshire born and bred Alex Mellor – who performs under the stage name Alexandra Parkes – landed the role of Rosie and performed with the Edinburgh Fringe cast of ...

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