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Bedroom Farce by Alan Ayckbourn

Posted on March 9, 2017 at 6:05 PM

This play is the early Ayckbourn at its best and in spite of the title being called a farce, nothing could be further removed from the old Whitehall farces or the likes of “Run for your Wife" by Ray Cooney. Bedroom Farce is a play revolving around four couples, all of who know each other. It is a typical Ayckbourn study of people and their characters, and the darker underside of one of his characters.

Delia and Ernest, are having an evening out to celebrate their wedding anniversary; on the same evening Malcolm and Kate are having a house warming party to which their friends Trevor (who is the son of Ernest and Delia) and his strange wife Suzanne have been invited. Also on the guest list is Jan, the previous partner of Trevor, and husband Nick who is in bed with a back problem. From there on it is pandemonium and intrigue.

Auditions will be held at 7.30 at Chapel Place on Wednesdays 8th and 22nd March. We are hoping that many new people will come along, whether just interested in reading, auditioning for a part of just being a member of the group. There is always a warm welcome

Performances will be on 6-8th July at The Watermark, Ivybridge

 

 

 

 

Cinderella pantomime

Posted on March 9, 2017 at 5:55 PM




Cinderella was a sparkling success - over 700 people attended the 5 performances, with sell-outs at the matinees. The pantomime was a modern take on the classic tale, with bright lights,bubbles, dancing, colourful costumes, music and a confetti filled dramatic finale! There were laughs galore for all ages with the hideous, ridiculo

us and hilarious step sisters: Stella and Chardonnay! Plenty of audience participation and a good old singalong at the end. The cast and production team worked really hard to stage such a stunning show.

Pantomime 2017

Posted on April 28, 2016 at 11:25 AM

Look out for our forthcoming Pantomime 'Cinderella' by Norman Robbins in February half-term, 2017 at The Watermark, Ivybridge. Performance dates: Thursday 16th, Friday 17th, Saturday 18th at 7.30pm and Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th at 2.30pm. Ticket prices £8 and concessions £5.50 on sale now from the Watermark box office, contact: 01752 892220.

The production is a modern telling of this family-favourite pantomime, embracing topical themes and modern personalities. Look out for panto characters around the town and a competition for the children. So much to look forward to!


Cinderella


Cinderella and her Prince


Cinderella, her Prince, Fairy Godmother and one of her very Ugly Sisters!


Comedy Double Bill

Posted on April 28, 2016 at 10:50 AM


Featuring two comedies from two very different eras: 'A Mad Breakfast ' by Isabel McReynolds Gray and  'A Jolly Sinister Jape' by Elliot Strange. Performances on Friday 29th & Saturday 30th July at 7.30pm at The Watermark. Tickets on sale now from the box office : £7 and (conc) £6 . £1 off for Watermark Club Members.



‘A Mad Breakfast’ is a one-act farce set in the dining room of a late 1950’s boarding house. The guests arrive for breakfast and hilarity ensues as chaos tops confusion, soon causing one of the new guests to fear for their life! Who knew breakfast could be so entertaining!?

‘A Jolly Sinister Jape’ is a fast-moving, madcap comedy, set in the 1920’s, with a liberal sprinkling of hilarious period slang, along with mystery and thrills. It wouldn’t be a mystery without the large house on a stormy night with a thunderstorm thrown in...very sinister indeed!

Want to know more? Please come and see the show!


'A Jolly Sinister Jape'



'A Mad Breakfast'


The Scatterbrained Scarecrow of Oz

Posted on September 7, 2015 at 5:50 PM

The Scatterbrained Scarecrow of Oz by Alfred Bradley was performed from 12th -14th february 2016.The family show, a sequel to Wizard of Oz, was staged during half-term at The Watermark, Ivybridge. 'Dorothy returned to 'Ivybridge', along with all her old friends and a few new ones. The weather in Kansas  turned nasty again and once more she found herself whisked away from home to the land of Oz. Things were very different  in Oz and Dorothy had a few problems to solve when she met up with the Scarecrow again. Together with her friends:Scarecrow, Lion and Tinman, they travelled to the Mountains of Darkness, hoping to put things back to 'normal' again and avoid the clutchesof their enemy.'

Agatha Christie's 'Cards on the Table'

Posted on September 7, 2015 at 5:30 PM

Ivybridge Theatre Company presented the classic Agatha Christie thriller to enthusiastic audiences at The Watermark on 14th & 15th August. The company performed the whodunnit with great expertise, recreating not just the mood of the period, but also the originality of the diverse characters.The twists and turns of the plot kept them guessing and re-guessing the outcome, right through to the conclusion of the final set.


 








Cards On the Table by Agatha Christie - Coming Soon!

Posted on April 30, 2015 at 5:15 PM


Following on from  the success of Agatha Christie's 'And Then There Were None' in the summer of 2012, ITC thought it would be great to stage another Christie play and particularly appropriate in this, the 125th anniversary year of her birth.

The members have chosen 'Cards on The Table', adapted for the stage by Leslie Darbon. It will be staged at The Watermark on Friday 14th & Saturday 15th of AUGUST at 7.30pm.

The play is a typical 'whodunnit': the scene is set with Mr Shaitana, a rather strange and wealthy collector of objets d'art, hosting a dinner party for six people. A murder is committed of course but there are many red herings and skeletons in the cupboard before the Superintendent can lay his "cards on the table"!


Tickets are on sale now from The Watermark box office (situated in the Library), Ivybridge. Tel: 01752 892220. Ticket price: Full £7 & concessions £6.

It's Panto Week! Oh Yes it IS!

Posted on February 16, 2015 at 6:45 AM

First show this Friday!  7.30pm, then matinees (2.30pm) Saturday and Sunday, with another evening show on Saturday (7.30pm)  Get your tickets now - box office 01752 892220.

Aladdin

Posted on December 19, 2014 at 2:25 AM
Check out our photos page for a sneak preview of our February 2015 pantomime ????

Panto Time!

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 11:35 AM
It's that time of year again! Rehearsals have started for our pantomime in February 2015. We are putting on Aladdin :-) Are you interested in joining us? We have a few small parts that we still need to fill..... If you fancy treading the boards and having a lot of fun in the process, why not come and audition? We meet on Wednesday evenings at Chapel Place, Ivybridge. Get in touch if you want to find out more. We also would love to see you if you fancy helping out backstage. There's always loads to do, so why not join in and make new friends at the same time :-)

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