Category: Community Theatre (page 2 of 2)

Boston Marriage @ The Spring, Havant

tumblr_inline_nxr8naHDPD1rgiv1h_500A play by David Mamet that pays tribute to Oscar Wilde… sounds like an odd concept, but Boston Marriage manages to blend the best of both writers, Mamet’s snappy dialogue married to Wilde’s verbose grandeur! Continue reading

Arsenic & Old Lace @ The Spring, Havant

tumblr_inline_nzip7yXl1k1rgiv1h_500How do you approach a play when the film based on it is steeped in generations of lavish praise and is a regular on “favourite” and “best” lists? Well, if Humdrum’s take on Arsenic & Old Lace is anything to go by the answer is to pepper your cast with people who’ve never seen the movie and then let their imaginations run wild. Continue reading

Cider With Rosie @ The Spring, Havant

tumblr_inline_nqldqg45vl1rgiv1h_500Cider with Rosie is one of those plays… you know, the ones you’ve definitely heard of and you think you know a bit about but that you’ve somehow never seen. Determined to rectify that I was in buoyant mood as I arrived at theSpring Arts & Heritage Centre for Humdrum’s take on Laurie Lee’s life story. Continue reading

The Mikado @ The Spring, Havant

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Ah The Mikado, perhaps the best known of Gilbert & Sullivan’s once ubiquitous operettas but now, like it’s kin all too often consigned to dusty church halls and sneered at by the theatrical cognoscenti. Continue reading

Enchanted April at The Spring, Havant

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There’s something charming about a play promising “Sunshine and Wisteria” on a damp March evening.  All the moreso when presented in the agreeably cosy confines of The Spring by the lovely folks from Humdrum. So, it was with much anticipation of a warm and relaxed evening that we headed off to let the enchantment begin. Continue reading

Birdsong @ The Kings Theatre

I must preface this review with an admission. I’ve been involved with CCADS since 1994, performing in shows with many of the people in this production. If I’m honest this probably leads me to be too harsh, rather than to overly sing the praises of those who deserve it…
Sebastian Faulks’ Birdsong is widely regarded as a modern classic, first published in 1993 and already on the curriculum for schoolchildren. The themes of love and loss are ones we can all relate to and have led to the book being adapted for radio, television and the stage. Continue reading

The Hound Of The Baskervilles @ The Spring

tumblr_inline_mjy40lqibr1qz4rgpIt was with great reticence that my wife and I approached The Spring ahead ofThe Hound Of The Baskervilles… not that we were apprehensive about the quality of the show, but because we were really, really (really!) early! Continue reading

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