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My name is Peter Drake and I am a playwright. I am posting to let you know about some of the work that I think would work well in amateur theatre. If you like the sound of any of these, please contact me and I will send you either synopsis or script. My email address is [email protected]
Thank you.
GSOH
GSOH is a light comedy about three middle aged men who, for various reasons, set up an es**rt agency. The play has been performed many times in the North East and does require a Geordie accent for authenticity. It would be possible to tweak the script to allow for a different regional accent to be used. Cast: three men in middle age and one slightly younger female (who could double two smaller female roles).
The Prisoner’s Friend
A drama set in the First World War that tells the tale of a man required to defend a soldier accused of cowardice. The Prisoner’s Friend requires a large, mixed cast with some doubling possible. There are roles for younger as well as older actors. The play is also available as a monologue, a version of which was performed at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2004
What Ever Happened To Johnny Diamond?
WEHTJD? is a dark comedy for two youngish men, although could be played by women. Set on a desert island, it tells the story of a concept artist/performed (think David Blaine) who exiles himself only to be discovered accidentally by a tourist.
The Book Club
Four middle aged women meet regularly to discuss books and plays. Over time they learn that their monthly meeting means more to them than just a love of literature. The Book Club is a bitter - sweet comedy that requires four female actors. The play lasts about 45 minutes so suitable for a festival.
Bodyguard
A fifteen minute monologue for mature female. Set in a school it tells of a teacher falsely accused of an assault. Bodyguard was a finalist in the Off Cuts Festival at the Old Red Lion Theatre in Islington a few years ago.
Saw you for the first time last night in Catisfield Fareham = absolutely great! Cant wait for your next production!
Bullybeef and Whizzbangs at Hurstbourne Tarrant last night.

Very well written and superbly performed, highlighting the realities of trench life with a good deal of humour. Well worth catching over the next few days.

Much thanks to the actors for their time after the show.
Couldn't resist going to see my offspring for a second time in Bouncers. Seriously amazing performance by all 4 fabulous actors. It was as funny the second time as the first. Well done BlackBox theatre company
Noooo I was coming to see you tomorrow eve, but they lady says its cancelled....is she telling porky pies?!! I really want to see it xx
Break a leg you Bouncers this evening, on your opening night! Pretty excited about your show with us tomorrow night in our, waiting-to-be-launched, top bar, pub theatre! :-)
Coming soon to Catisfield Memorial Hall, don't miss out on your chance to get tickets as they're going fast!
So looking forward to Bouncers on Friday :) x

BlackBox are a professional touring theatre company taking their extraordinary shows to smaller venues and rural communities throughout Hampshire and beyond.

“Brilliant” ... “not to be missed” ... “Theatre this good on our doorstep - fabulous

Operating as usual

Christmas raffle - Minstead Trust 14/12/2021

Christmas raffle - Minstead Trust

Please support this fabulous local charity. Merry Christmas x

Christmas raffle - Minstead Trust Money raised will help Minstead Trust to keep supporting people with learning disabilities to live more independent lives.

Photos from BlackBox Theatre Company's post 05/12/2021

Fancy a cheesy pineapple one?

Well after 20 shows, our tour of the iconic Mike Leigh comedy Abigail's Party has now come to an end.

We'd like to say a massive thank you Hanger Farm Arts Centre and Minstead Trust for our rehearsal space, to our multidue of performance venues, and of course our incredible cast and crew.

A big thank you and congratulations to our director Chris Hawley, a huge thank you and "well done for putting up with us award" to our Technical Stage Manager Hannah Wood, and our superb cast: Francesca McCrohon, Marcus Churchill, Jenni Bowden, Scarlett Briant, and David McCulloch

If you were lucky enough to catch one of our performances of Abigail's Party, why not let us know what you thought in the comments below? And be sure to follow us on social media as we'll soon be announcing our next production.

See you in Summer 2022!

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Sir Antony Sher: Actor dies of cancer aged 72 05/12/2021

Sir Antony Sher: Actor dies of cancer aged 72

A true giant of the theatre.

Sir Antony Sher: Actor dies of cancer aged 72 His film work included Shakespeare in Love while his stage work included Richard III and Macbeth.

Photos from BlackBox Theatre Company's post 04/12/2021

Tonight we bring our hit tour of the Mike Leigh classic Abigail's Party to a close, with a performance at the Forest Arts Centre in the New Forest, Hampshire

Audiences and Critics across the South have been raving about this iconic comedy and tonight is your LAST CHANCE to catch us in action, so book your tickets now to avoid disappointment!

https://www.forest-arts.co.uk/event/abigails-party

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Abigail's Party | Forest Arts Centre 04/12/2021

Abigail's Party | Forest Arts Centre

IT'S THE FINAL NIGHT!

Over the past couple of months, we've been touring the South of England, bringing the iconic comedy Abigail's Party to local communities, including theatres, arts centres, village halls, churches and even a golf club!

With rave reviews from critics and audiences alike, don't miss out on your final chance to catch Abigail's Party and book your tickets for tonight's show at Forest Arts Centre.

Do YOU like Demis Roussos?

#Theatre #AbigailsParty #Tour #TouringLife #Hampshire #HampshireTheatre #NewForest #NewMilton #WhatsOnHampshire #WhatsOnNewForest #Local #SupportLocal #SupportTheatre #SupportTheArts #MikeLeigh #SupportLocalTheatre #TheatreIsBack

Abigail's Party | Forest Arts Centre Aspirational Beverly and her put upon husband Laurence are hosting a drinks party for new neighbours, Angela and Tony, together with mild mannered divorcee, Sue, who’s daughter, Abigail, is h

02/12/2021

THIS SATURDAY! Catch the final performance of our Abigail's Party tour at the Forest Arts Centre in the New Forest.

Book your tickets now: https://www.forest-arts.co.uk/event/abigails-party

This is your last chance to catch this iconic comedy, which has been called a "triumph" "wonderful fun" and "superb entertainment" by our audiences, and has been described as "flawlessly directed" by critics!

So don't miss out and join us for a night of classic theatre, this Saturday!

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30/11/2021

Two more shows to go. Friday at The Ashcroft Centre, Fareham is sold out but there are still tickets available at Forest Arts Centre in The New Forest for Saturday. See you there @forestarts_nm @newforestnpa #forestartscentre #newforest #newforestnationalpark @visit_hampshire @ourhampshire #hampshire #abigailsparty

Two more shows to go. Friday at The Ashcroft Centre, Fareham is sold out but there are still tickets available at Forest Arts Centre in The New Forest for Saturday. See you there @forestarts_nm @newforestnpa #forestartscentre #newforest #newforestnationalpark @visit_hampshire @ourhampshire #hampshire #abigailsparty

Timeline photos 30/11/2021

From our friends at Hanger Farm Arts Centre and Minstead Trust

For one week, starting from midday today, you can help people with learning disabilities recover from the mental trauma of the pandemic and rebuild their confidence to get out into their community with friends.

Donate on our Minstead Trust page on the Big Give website between midday today and 7 December and your donation will be instantly doubled until we reach our target of £40,000.

With your support we will be able to:

- Re-establish our drop in community groups to offer advice and friendship for people with learning disabilities.
- Give more support to people wanting to attend social activities and follow their passions.
- Set up a welfare fund to cover the cost of social activities and holidays.
- Recruit volunteer and staff buddies to accompany people out and about in their communities.
- Offer courses for people to rebuild the skills they need to feel comfortable with others.

Find out more about the impact you can have at www.minsteadtrust.org.uk/charity/support-us/big-give-2021/

Abigail's Party | Forest Arts Centre 30/11/2021

Abigail's Party | Forest Arts Centre

We've only 2 shows left on our Abigail's Party tour!

This Friday we're performing at Ashcroft Arts Centre in Fareham, to a SOLD OUT crowd!

Fear not, as there are still tickets available for our final show, this Saturday at Forest Arts Centre in the New Forest.

Click below to book your tickets, but hurry as they won't be there for long!

#Theatre #TheatreIsBack #Tickets #TicketsOnSale #NewForest #NewMilton #ForestArts #AbigailsParty #MikeLeigh #Comedy #Tour #TouringLife #Saturday #SaturdayNight #SaturdayVibes #SaturdayMood

Abigail's Party | Forest Arts Centre Aspirational Beverly and her put upon husband Laurence are hosting a drinks party for new neighbours, Angela and Tony, together with mild mannered divorcee, Sue, who’s daughter, Abigail, is h

Abigail's Party | Forest Arts Centre 29/11/2021

Abigail's Party | Forest Arts Centre

With our Friday performance of Abigail's Party now sold out there's just one more chance to see this brilliant production.

Tickets are still available at Forest Arts Centre this Saturday, 4th December at www.forest-arts.co.uk/event/abigails-party

"A brilliant production by a superb cast"
"A joy. Don't miss it"
"BlackBox richly deserve their reputation as one of the south's leading professional touring companies"
"I couldn't stop laughing"

So if you like Demis Roussos and a cheesy pineapple one come and join us for a great evening of live entertainment

Abigail's Party | Forest Arts Centre Aspirational Beverly and her put upon husband Laurence are hosting a drinks party for new neighbours, Angela and Tony, together with mild mannered divorcee, Sue, who’s daughter, Abigail, is h

Abigail's Party | Forest Arts Centre 28/11/2021

Abigail's Party | Forest Arts Centre

The final show on our Abigail's Party tour is at Forest Arts Centre in the New Forest, on Saturday 4th December!

This iconic comedy has been a TRIUMPH with audiences across the South and next Saturday is YOUR LAST CHANCE to see it on stage.

So book your tickets now using the link below, but hurry as they won't be there for long!

#Theatre #TheatreIsBack #NewForest #NewMilton #ForestArts #Hampshire #HampshireCulturalTrust #WhatsOnHampshire #HampshireTheatre #LocalTheatre #SupportLocal #SupportLocalTheatre #SupportTheArts #SupportTheatre #AbigailsParty #Comedy #Seventies #MikeLeigh #DemisRoussos

https://www.forest-arts.co.uk/event/abigails-party

Abigail's Party | Forest Arts Centre Aspirational Beverly and her put upon husband Laurence are hosting a drinks party for new neighbours, Angela and Tony, together with mild mannered divorcee, Sue, who’s daughter, Abigail, is h

Abigail's Party at Hurstbourne Tarrant Community Centre 27/11/2021

Abigail's Party at Hurstbourne Tarrant Community Centre

Tonight, we're heading back to Andover with a performance of Abigail's Party at Hurstbourne Tarrant Community Centre.

Missed our performances at The Lights and Longparish Village Hall? Well then tonight is your last chance to catch this iconic comedy on stage! So avoid disappointment and book your tickets now by clicking the link below!

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Abigail's Party at Hurstbourne Tarrant Community Centre Tickets are now available for Abigail's Party at Hurstbourne Tarrant Community Centre, Hampshire on Saturday 27th November 2021. Click the link for further information and to secure your tickets now!

Abigail's Party at St Nicholas Church 26/11/2021

Abigail's Party at St Nicholas Church

We're back on the road today for the first of our 5 final shows!

Following on from our performance at Catsfield, and our upcoming sold out show at Ashcroft Arts Centre next week, tonight's performance at St Nicholas Church in Wickham is the last chance for any Fareham based folk to buy tickets for Abigail's Party!

So what are you waiting for? Don't miss out, click the link below and book tickets to see this iconic comedy live on stage!

Do YOU like Demis Roussus?

#TheatreIsBack #Fareham #WhatsOnFareham #Wickham #Hampshire #FarehamTheatre #WhatsOnHampshire #Theatre #AbigailsParty #Friday #FridayVibes #FridayFeeling #TicketsOnSale #FinalShows #Tour #TouringLife

Abigail's Party at St Nicholas Church Tickets are now available for Abigail's Party at St Nicholas Church, Hampshire on Friday 26th November 2021. Click the link for further information and to secure your tickets now!

Abigail's Party at Hurstbourne Tarrant Community Centre 24/11/2021

Abigail's Party at Hurstbourne Tarrant Community Centre

Following performances at The Lights and Longparish Village Hall, we're returning to the Andover area once again, as part of our on-going tour, with a performance of Abigail's Party at Hurstbourne Tarrant Community Centre this Saturday.

If you've missed our previous performances, this is the last chance for any Andover folk to catch this iconic comedy on stage, or a chance for you to see it again!

Audiences have been raving, so book your tickets now as they're already flying off the shelves!

#Theatre #TheatreIsBack #HurstbourneTarrant #Andover #WhatsOnAndover #AndoverTheatre #AndoverHampshire #Hampshire #TestValley #LocalTheatre #LocalBusiness #SupportLocal #SupportTheatre #SupportTheArts #SupportTheArtsInYourCommunity

Abigail's Party at Hurstbourne Tarrant Community Centre Tickets are now available for Abigail's Party at Hurstbourne Tarrant Community Centre, Hampshire on Saturday 27th November 2021. Click the link for further information and to secure your tickets now!

23/11/2021

Forest Arts Centre, Saturday 4th December at 7.30pm

BlackBox Theatre Company, one of the south's leading professional touring companies, finishes its autumn tour of the classic seventies comedy, Abigail's Party, at Forest Arts Centre next Saturday.

Acclaimed by critics and hailed by audiences, this is a must see production of a much loved favourite.

Tickets are still available from www.forest-arts.co.uk/event/abigails-party

"A joy. Not to be missed"
"A brilliant performance by a superb cast"
"BlackBox have done it again. Another triumph"

Forest Arts Centre, Saturday 4th December at 7.30pm

BlackBox Theatre Company, one of the south's leading professional touring companies, finishes its autumn tour of the classic seventies comedy, Abigail's Party, at Forest Arts Centre next Saturday.

Acclaimed by critics and hailed by audiences, this is a must see production of a much loved favourite.

Tickets are still available from www.forest-arts.co.uk/event/abigails-party

"A joy. Not to be missed"
"A brilliant performance by a superb cast"
"BlackBox have done it again. Another triumph"

23/11/2021

If you were hoping to book tickets for this brilliant show at The Ashcroft Centre I'm afraid this performance is now SOLD OUT! However you can still catch it at St Nicholas Church in Wickham this Friday.

http://blackboxtheatrecompany.com/whats-on/

If you were hoping to book tickets for this brilliant show at The Ashcroft Centre I'm afraid this performance is now SOLD OUT! However you can still catch it at St Nicholas Church in Wickham this Friday.

http://blackboxtheatrecompany.com/whats-on/

Abigail's Party at St Nicholas Church 23/11/2021

Abigail's Party at St Nicholas Church

Next up, we're returning to St Nicholas Church in Wickham, with our touring production of Abigail's Party!

Tickets have been flying off the shelves, so hurry and click the link below to book your tickets in advance of this Fridays upcoming performance!

#Theatre #TheatreIsBack #Fareham #Wickham #StNicholasChurch #WhatsOnFareham #Hampshire #Hants #WahtsOnHampshire #Performance #Play #Comedy #AbigailsParty #MikeLeigh #FridayNight

Abigail's Party at St Nicholas Church Tickets are now available for Abigail's Party at St Nicholas Church, Hampshire on Friday 26th November 2021. Click the link for further information and to secure your tickets now!

WHAT’S ON – Black Box Theatre Company 22/11/2021

WHAT’S ON – Black Box Theatre Company

Can you believe there are only 5 shows left on our Abigail's Party tour?!?!

Tickets are selling fast, so don't miss out on your chance to catch us bringing this iconic comedy to the stage!

Head to our website to book those all important tickets, but hurry as they won't be there for long!

Fri 26 Nov - St Nicholas Church, Wickham
Sat 27 Nov - Hurstbourne Tarrant Community Centre, Andover
Sun 28 Nov = Thursley Village Hall

Fri 3 Dec - Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham (SOLD OUT)
Sat 4 Dec - Forest Arts, New Milton

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#Surrey #Wickham #Fareham #Andover #Thursley #Godalming #NewForest #NewMilton #TestValley #LocalTheatre #SupportTheArts #SupportTheatre #SupportLocal #Arts #Comedy #Classic #TicketsOnSale #TicketsOnSaleNow #SellOut

WHAT’S ON – Black Box Theatre Company WHAT’S ON Abigail’s Party 20th October to 4th December Scroll Down to Book Tickets Following our sell out and critically acclaimed outdoor tour of Blithe Spirit this summer, we’re back out on the road this autumn with Mike Leigh’s seventies classic, Abigail’s Party. Aspirational Beverly an...

Photos from BlackBox Theatre Company's post 22/11/2021

Some more amazing comments from our fantastic audience members, as our tour of Abigail's Party continues.

There's only a few chances left to catch this "fantastic performance" so head on over to our website for the remaining list of venues, dates, and to book your tickets.

#Theatre #TheatreIsBack #Audience #AudienceFeedback #Tour #TouringLife #Comments #Reviews #Acting #ActorsLife #SupportLocal #SupportTheArts #SupportTheatre #Hampshire #Syurrey #HampshireTheatre #ProfewssionalTheatre #MikeLeigh #DemisRoussos

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Only THREE tickets left for our performance of Abigail's Party at Ashcroft Arts Centre on Friday 3rd December!!!

Who's gonna one of the lucky ones to snap up those golden tickets?!?!

https://ashcroftartscentre.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173613078

#Theatre #Fareham #AshcroftArtsCente

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Photos from BlackBox Theatre Company's post 20/11/2021

Always nice to have some familiar faces in the audiences.

Check out these comments from some of our Blithe Spirit cast members, who came along last week to catch us on stage again with Abigail's Party

We're entering the final weeks of our tour, so don't waste anymore time and head over to our website for a list of remaining dates, venues, and to book your tickets!

#Theatre #TheatreIsBack #Audience #AudienceFeedback #Acting #ActorsLife #Cast #CastMembers #TheatreLife #BlitheSpirit #AbigailsParty #PositiveFeedback #LocalTheatre #Local #SupportLocal #Hampshire #Surrey #Tour #TouringLife #HampshireTheatre #SurreyTheatre #Corhampton #Wickham #Fareham #NewForest #NewMilton #Andover #HurstbourneTarrant #SupportTheArts #SupportTheatre

Photos from BlackBox Theatre Company's post 20/11/2021

What better way to spend to spend a Saturday night, than with Dinner and a Show?

Tonight Abigail's Party is performing at Corhampton Golf Club. The night kicks off at 6.30, with a 70's inspired buffet, followed by this iconic comedy at 8pm!

Call 01489 877279 to book your place!

#Theatre #TheatreIsBack #Corhampton #CorhamptonGolfClub #Dinner #dinnerandashow #Hampshire #HampshireTheatre #BookNow #AbigailsParty #Seventies #MikeLeigh

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