2017

 

Tangled Tales

 

by Adam Urey

 

An amalgamation of fairy tales. How does Little Red Riding Hood feel about Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk? That hungry Big Bad Wolf seems intent on eating something, whether it be Grandma, three little pigs or the sheep on the hill where that silly boy cries wolf. But how does a conversation with the troll under the bridge go?

 

7th - 9th July

 
 

Alice in Wonderland

 

by Lewis Carroll adapted by Kate Mitchell and Adam Urey

 

Alice is sitting outdoors when she spies a white rabbit with a pocket watch. Fascinated by the sight, she follows the rabbit down a rabbit hole. She falls deeper and deeper underground and finds herself in a mystical world of ludicrously extravagant characters. The Mad Hatter, the extraordinary Cheshire Cat and that immovable Queen of Hearts, to name but a few. As Alice delves deeper into this unpredictable, threatening terrain, can she escape? And more importantly, what's it all about?

Academy and Romiley Little Theatre combine forces to bring you this version of Alice in Wonderland which has been adapted from the novel and contains innovative physical theatre, contemporary dance, large scale puppetry and cutting edge storytelling methods, driven by our industry professionals.

26th - 28th Jan

 
 

2016

 

The Jungle Book

 

by Rudyard Kipling adapted by Kate Mitchell

 

Shere Khan the tiger has hunted a man cub, but the wolves have adopted him as their own and named him Mowgli (the frog). As Mowgli grows up, he is guided by Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther, who supported Mowgli's wolf parents in their desire to raise Mowgli. But Shere Kahn will soon catch up with his prey.

This version has been adapted from the novel and contains innovative physical theatre, contemporary dance, large scale puppetry and cutting edge storytelling methods, driven by our industry professionals.

25th - 28th May

 
 

2015

 

Tales from Under the Tree

 

Christmas Stories adapted for stage by Adam Urey & Kate Mitchell

 

Understand what Christmas is about for different countries & cultures with this festive fun and surprisingly poignant piece of theatre. Stories include; Old Papa Pavnov (from Russia), The Little Christmas Star (from Spain) & The Snow Queen (from Denmark). Using music, dance and storytelling, we bring you traditional Christmas tales from around the globe.

 

17th - 19th Dec

 
 

Peter Pan

 

by J. M. Barrie adapted by Kate Mitchell and Adam Urey

 

A magical tale of childhood, growing up and the adventure of a lifetime.

Join Wendy, Michael and John as they journey to Neverland; a place with no parents, too many pirates and, of course, Peter Pan.

This specially written adaptation uses elements of physical theatre and puppetry to bring this tale to life in a new innovative way! With a cast of beloved characters from Tinkerbell to Nana Dog the Academy and Romiley Little Theatre embark on their exciting first joint production.

 

14th - 16th May

 
 
 

Cast

 

Narrator/ Shadow      Rachel Brown

Michael Darling          Billy Johnson

John Darling                Willem

                                     Babrovskie

Wendy Darling            Mia Chowdhuri

Mr Darling                   Simon Cove

Mrs Darling                 Hayley Corbett-

                                     Johnson

Nana Dog                    Lindsay Murray

Liza                              Kayleigh Bell

Peter Pan                    Leon Pimlott

 
 

Pirates

Jemima                        Lucy Taylor

Jim                               Max Howells

Mullins                        Jane Boggiano

Smee                           Geoff Lockton

Starkey                        Lindsay Murray

Cecco                           Simon Cove

Turley                          Hayley Corbett-

                                     Johnson

Captain Hook             Michael Howells

 

Lost Boys

Tootles                        Abigail Pritchard

Nibs                             Amy Cartwright

Curly                            Antonia Bourke

Slightly                        Helen Large

Tinkerbell                   Elinor Mackinnon

                                    John

Cubby                         Kayleigh Bell

Pockets                       Jessica Morton

 

The Tribe

Tiger Lilly                    Jessica Morton

Chief-Big-Little-

-Panther                      Geoff Lockton


Animal Chorus / The Tribe

Lathan Ball, Grace Braddock, Olivia Brown, Bethan Flinn, Isabella Furney, Millie Gough, Amelia Jackson, Alex Worsley

 

Production Team

Directed by                  Adam Urey

                                      Kate Mitchell

Assistant Director        Jack Warner


Stage Manager
             John Hale


Technical Manager      Brian Cookson

Production

Co-ordinator                Simon Cove

Lighting                        Peter Wright

Sound                           Andy Gelsthorpe

 

2014

 

Grimm Tales

 

by Adam Urey (Based on fairytales by Brothers Grimm)

 

This production of Grimm Tales is based on a collection of the stories, woven together to create one adventure for some of the Grimm brothers' favourite characters. Stories include; Hansel and Gretel, The Story of the Youth who went Forth to Learn what Fear was, Little Brother & Little Sister, & The Girl without Hands. Staying true to the original stories dark tones, this production weaves a chilling spell over it's audience with breakthrough theatrical methods. Using shadow puppetry, physical theatre and heightened language; allow yourself to witness landscapes emerge and disappear before your very eyes.

 

22nd - 23rd Nov

 
 

The Last Post

 

Devised by Adam Urey, Kate Mitchell & Academy students.

 

Academy's offering to this special event is a touching story of one soldier's journey. Contemporary dance, physical theatre and shadow puppetry methods are used in this dramatic performance.

 

29th Sept