The Octagon Theatre, in partnership with Evolution Productions, is looking for girls to be part of the Juvenile Ensemble and for their spectacular pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk, which will run at the theatre this Christmas. The audition will take place at 11.00am on 21st September at The Octagon Theatre. To audition you must be between 8-15yrs inclusive on 1st Sept on 2014. The audition will end at approximately 1.00pm but you may need to stay longer if you are successful. Bring water but no food or other drinks. Come wearing comfortable clothes and soft/dance shoes. You will be taught a routine on the day. We require a total commitment to the pantomime from the rehearsal period to the full run of the performance: 22nd November 2014 – 4th January 2015.
To book tickets click here:
To book tickets : http://www.octagon-theatre.co.uk/whats-on/drama/not-about-heroes/
Director: Eliot Giuralarocca
Composer: Tom Neill
Designer: Victoria Spearing
Costume Designer: Jenny Lethbridge
Lighting Designer: Charlotte McClelland
Not About Heroes is the unforgettable story of two of the finest ‘Great War’ poets, Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, their friendship, their inter-dependency, their poetry. Through the letters and poems of these two men, Stephen MacDonald’s acclaimed play paints a vivid and moving picture of their friendship and the conflict that brought them together.
One hundred years on from the beginning of the First World War, Not About Heroes is both exhilarating and uncompromising in its exploration of love, war and a friendship that changed the face of British poetry.
“One of the most innovative, audacious companies working in contemporary English theatre” The Stage
Suitable for ages 12+.
Trailer produced by LivelyWood Pictures
New Show: The King Is Back at the Octagon on 17th January 2015
‘The King Is Back’ – Starring Ben Portsmouth Winner of Elvis Presley Enterprise Memphis Ultimate Elvis competition. UK Elvis tribute artiste, Ben Portsmouth topped the bill on David Letterman show 8th February 2013. In August 2012, Ben made history when he won the Elvis Presley Enterprises “Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest’ which took place in Memphis, crowning Ben as the “Worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist” the only artist from outside the USA to ever win this prestigious title. Ben Portsmouth captures, with remarkable accuracy, each stage of Elvis’s career whilst maintaining a style and presence of his own. Experience the essence and spirit of what it must have been like to see the young “King” perform. With stunning costumes and superb musicianship, this is one of the best Elvis tributes performing today.
New Show: Circus of Horrors coming back to the Octagon 15th January 2015.
The Circus of Horrors The Night of the Zombie The show that stormed into the finals of Britain’s Got Talent & now a West End smash is back to mark its 20th Anniversary in spectacular style. The last few of years has seen the profile of The Circus of Horrors jump tremendously after rampaging into the finals of Britain’s Got Talent & to this date it is still the only circus ever to reach the finals. Its appearances on various subsequent TV shows have turned what set out as a cult show into a household name – taking the Extreme to the Mainstream, Its TV credits now boast The X Factor, The Slammer, Daybreak, Fairground Attractions, Who wants to be a Millionaire, Body Shockers, Fake Reaction, This Morning, Ant & Dec, The One Show & A Royal Command Performance. Last year saw another giant leap for the show when it began a series of dates in London’s West End becoming the first circus to appear in a West End Theatre for 100 years. The show started it’s gruesome begging’s at the 1995 Glastonbury Festival and became an instant hit, touring al over the world from Chile to Chatham, Argentina to Aberdeen, Japan to Jersey including festival appearances with Alice Cooper, Eminem, Motley Crue, Oasis, Iron Maiden, The Manic St Preachers, Marilyn Manson and many more. The latest incarnation ‘The Night of the Zombie’ is set in 2020, a decrepit & corpse ridden London, plagued by a swamp of Zombies. In a city ruled by the undead & climaxing in an awesome flaming apocalypse. The story twists and turns with grisly murders and sensational shock’s – all interwoven with some of the greatest and most bizarre circus acts on earth, sword swallowers, knife throwers, daredevil balancing acts, astounding aerialists, a demon dwarf, a Guinness World Record holding ‘hairculian’ hair hanging beauty, Sinister Sisters, gyrating & fire limboing acrobats & much more. Performed by an almighty cast with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek and the devil driver rock n’ roll of Dr Haze & The Interceptors from Hell.
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The Octagon Theatre is celebrating 40 years in Arts & Entertainment
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The Octagon Theatre is celebrating 40 years in Arts & Entertainment. We asked people in the area what they think the Octagon means to the community.
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