March and the days are getting longer, the cherry blossom is coming out and spring is in the air. We are beginning to look towards the future and possible outside shows over the summer months. Meanwhile we have more online shows planned. Auditions have just been announced for Eight by Ella Hickson which will be a pre recorded online show. Check out the Audition pages of the website for more information.
Our online ticketed performance of The Weir, by Conor McPherson, directed by Ian Higham took place on 25th February. The cast included: Joe Bradley, Jim Dixon, Ellen Fife, Tim Iredale and Graham Kellas. The show was produced by Jeff Graves and the Technical Producer was Tom Sainsbury. We estimate nearly 250 people watched online based on ticket sales and feedback was great. A few comments below:
Congrats to all cast and crew of The Weir! I really DID feel I was in a pub with you. Would love to know what you were really drinking though...
Very well done! Congrats to the whole team behind this. Surprisingly cinematic too. Thank you for showing how to do plays in Zoom.
The Weir lost nothing on Zoom - such a powerful play and brilliantly put together by everyone - massive congratulations and thanks to you all for treating us to an evening of proper theatre in our homes.
Well done guys. Really enjoyed The Weir! Special shout out to the magical technical direction. It was spot on! I’m so in awe!
Tickets are now on sale for our New Writing Showcase, ‘It’s what’s inside that counts’, led by Rebecca Marangos – six new short plays by playwrights from around the world:
Performance date: Thursday 25th March, at 7.45pm
Online and live production – tickets on sale now.
PUTNEY THEATRE COMPANY
We are one of the leading amateur theatre companies in the UK, based in Putney, south-west London.
We produce theatre that challenges our audiences, but also entertains them. We provide a friendly atmosphere and a process that helps actors, directors and backstage crews develop, get to know new friends and become part of our local community.
There are lot of ways to get involved. Find out more below:
How to Get Involved
We are a membership community, which means we ask everyone who gets involved with productions and the company to become a member.
If you're interested in joining us, we run regular member events for you to introduce yourself. If you drop us a line, we'll be happy to arrange for you to come in, see the space and talk to some current members.
Any theatre revolves around its shows, and Putney Theatre Company productions range from large-cast plays to monologues.
We stage about 12 main productions a year and our range is wide and challenging. Recent productions have included works by Shakespeare, Chekhov, Alan Bennett, Nina Raine, Tom Stoppard, Vicky Jones and Lucy Prebble to name just a few.
We aim to produce a diverse range of theatre – we don't only play the classics. Putney Theatre Company actively supports new writing, and often stages plays by relatively unknown writers – with much success. We also provide a showcase for our own members’ writing: members’ plays are regularly performed, and several have gone on to be published and performed elsewhere.