Belmont Theatre wins Top Award!
On Saturday 13th June a crowd of us went to the Barnet Festival Awards evening. We were awarded a trophy for The Most Ambitious Choice of Play for 'Remembrance'. It was with great pride that I collected the trophy. This was for two reasons, one it was a damn good play and secondly because as I had spent most of the rehearsal period in either plaster or an air boot, it was very satisfying to actually be able to go onto the stage to collect it!!!
Mary Woolf was nominated for 'Best Actress', Judi Campion for 'Best Actress in a Supporting Role' and the set for 'Best Design and Construction'.
Thanks again to everyone involved. Please see the photos and the very very wide smiles!!!
PARDON ME PRIME MINISTER
OCTOBER 28 – 31 2015
This is a traditional farce, quick-fire action, mistaken identities and chaos at No 10 Downing Street on the eve of a puritanical budget.
OUR LAST SHOW 'RELATIVE VALUES' BY NOEL COWARD
Belmont is in the middle of a programme of imaginative workshops. Our next is a presentation on “Musical Theatre” on Sunday afternoon 15 November 2015. We are also planning a lighting design and rigging workshop to be held in the Pump House Theatre itself, date to be announced.
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Below you can see how some of our members recently enjoyed a very successful
Further photos from the Shakespeare workshop below.
Below is a 'thank-you' note to Linda and Mel from Andrea, whom you can see playing Caesar above.
We had a nice note of thanks from our Patron, Heather Bickerton, after she came to see our show 'Remembrance' at the Pump House and with her permission we publish it here:
"Just a brief line to thank you and the other talented folks who gave us such an inspirational evening on Friday (28.2.15.) After the pleas in the magazine to come and experience something different etc, I feared it might be "above my head" and possibly depressing. How wrong. The four of us came and found it absorbing with profound messages interspersed with delightful humour. We were totally absorbed, entertained and impressed. Well done with the Irish-speak, so well maintained. Do hope you do well in the Barnet Drama Festival - you must do with a performance like that! Mary, you and Bernard created such a genuine and romantic partnership which I related to - it certainly is possible. Keep entertaining us like this - our gang would not miss any of your shows. Much love Heather.''
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