lewes drama collective productions 2020

Autumn 2020 – Spring 2021 Production Programme

From dystopian worlds to Victoriana tales, festive stories and enchanting adventures, we aim to present a variety of productions at the All Saints Centre in Lewes that we hope will entertain audiences of all ages:

 

Lewes Drama Collective’s Youth Group proudly presents

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Lord of the Flies

24th October 2020 at 3pm 

By William Goldberg. Published 1954. Adapted for the stage by Nigel Williams and published 1996. This amateur production is presented by special arrangement with Faber & Faber Ltd.

A chilling tale of a group of plane-wrecked English schoolboys trying to survive on a deserted island, is just as relevant today as when it was first published in 1954.

“He forgot his words, his hunger and thirst, and became fear; hopeless fear on flying feet”.

The situation deteriorates within the group as the trappings of civilization begin to fall away and some members become the hunted.

Please note that due to audience number limitations at the venue, tickets will only be available to production family members and will not be on public sale.

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Lewes Drama Collective’s Youth Group proudly presents

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This Changes Everything

24th October 2020 at 7pm

By Joel Horwood. Published June 2015. This amateur production is presented by special arrangement with Nick Hern Books. 

A dystopian story focusing on a group of disillusioned young women, who are fed up with society – a culture failing to engage with the causes or impact of climate change; the inequities bred by exponential growth; and the negativities imposed by Capitalism.

‘We can’t change things here, that’s the whole point, no one listens to us or cares, the only way we’re gonna change things is by going somewhere else, starting afresh.’

Unbeknown to their families or the authorities, they form The Community on an off-shore platform out at sea to begin a new type of society with a better way of living. Despite their good intentions however, how long can the group function as intended before things start to fall apart?

Again, please note that due to audience number limitations at the venue, tickets will only be available to production family members and will not be on public sale 

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Lewes Drama Collective’s Junior Club proudly presents

A Collection of Christmas Entertainments

20th December 2020 at 1pm 

The Thirteenth Cookie by Mary Barile

The Sole of Christmas by Mary Barile 

Regift by Lori Soard

Synopsis and box office details will be released nearer the time.

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Lewes Drama Collective’s Youth Group proudly presents

Alice in Wonderland

6th and 7th February 2021 at 3:15pm 

By Lewis Carroll. A Dramatisation by Alice Gerstenberg of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass”. Released March 2011

Inspired by the 1865 novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson over the pseudonym Lewis Carroll, tells of a girl named Alice who falls through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world full of most peculiar creatures. The tales’ narrative, characters and imagery are considered to be amongst the finest examples of literary nonsense with lasting popularity for all ages.

Box office details will be released nearer the time.

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Lewes Drama Collective’s Youth Group proudly presents

The Importance of Being Earnest

31st January 2021 at 3:15pm 

By Oscar Wilde. Released 2006. Transcribed from the 1915 Methuen & Co. Ltd. edition by David Price

“A Trivial Comedy for Serious People”

First performed on Valentine’s Day in 1895 in London, this much loved story unveils a society of protagonists who maintain fictitious personae in order to escape burdensome social obligations, such as the very serious institution of marriage. With its high farce and witty dialogue, The Importance of Being Earnest has become Wilde’s most enduringly popular play and has been revived many times for stage and screen (most recently in 2002 featuring Dame Judi Dench, Colin Firth CBE, Reese Witherspoon and Thomas Geoffrey Wilkinson OBE).

Box office details will be released nearer the time.

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Lewes Drama Collective’s Saturday Youth Group proudly presents

Dexter and Winter’s Detective Agency

14th March 2021 at 3:15pm

By Nathan Bryon. Published July 2019. This amateur production is presented by special arrangement with Nick Hern Books. 

‘Chasing criminals has never been so much fun… jam-packed with energy and humour’ – The Stage

Having gotten mixed up in a jewellery robbery, Dexter’s mum is sent to jail. On their wild adventure to uncover the truth and free his mum, Dexter and his best friend Winter unveil some surprising discoveries.

‘Loud, bright and absolutely bursting with energy… a whole lot of fun and surprisingly moving’ – Theatre Weekly

Box office details will be released nearer the time.

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Lewes Drama Collective’s Youth Group proudly presents

Arabian Nights

22nd May 2021 and 23rd May 2021 at 3:15pm

Royal Shakespeare Company’s version by Dominic Cooke. Published 2009. This amateur production is presented by special arrangement with Nick Hern Books. 

‘A masterful piece of storytelling… a truly magical piece of theatre that delights all the senses’ – Whatsonstage.com

A wonderfully creative re-telling of the Arabian Nights collection, featuring elegant characters as well as a strange and magical world with giants, chatty birds, tricky thieves and adventurers including Ali Baba, Es-Sindibad the Sailor and Princess Parizade.

‘Superb… weaves a potent spell of enchantment as it moves from cruelty to happiness and from the blissfully ribald to the deeply affecting’ – Daily Telegraph

Box office details will be released nearer the time.

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