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Lincoln Shakespeare Company

DEC 2006



SALTMINE THEATRE present 'THREE WISE MEN AND A BABY' (7pm ~ Tickets £6 adults £4 concessions ~ Box office: 01476 408486) - WALTON GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL, KITTY BRIGGS LANE, GRANTHAM

Eric, Doreen and Brian try to stage an all-singing, all-dancing musical whilst struggling with their own distinct lack of talent. To add to their angst Marjory (their director) has a real desire to bring a live camel on stage. A festive cracker of a Christmas musical play. Stuff the turkey, come along and join in the carol singing. This musical extravaganza will have you laughing, crying and carolling along. Suitable for all ages from 2-102!

OCT 2006




Shakespeare's timeless farce The Comedy of Errors takes to the stage at The Gartree Community School tonight at 7pm. It is being presented by the highly acclaimed Northumberland Theatre Company (NTC) as part of Lincolnshire's Rural and Community Touring Scheme.

This play is a comic masterpiece of mistaken identity: two sets of identical twins create mayhem and confusion in a hilarious yet poetical farce. Performed in NTC's inimitable style, this is fast and furious fun whilst taking an irreverent look at love and marriage, social standing, money and the law

Brothers, sisters, master and servants find themselves confused, baffled, and bewildered by the events of a single day in Shakespeare's earliest comedy. The Comedy of Errors relies heavily on misunderstanding, misidentification and witty dialogue.

The characters include two sets of twins, Antipholus of Ephesus and Antipholus of Syracuse and Dromio of Ephesus and Dromio of Syracuse. Dromio of Ephesus is the slave of Antipholus of Ephesus, and Dromio of Syracuse is the slave of Antipholus of Syracuse. Antipholus of Ephesus is unaware that he has a twin brother, Antipholus of Syracuse. And Dromio of Ephesus is unaware that he also has a twin brother, Dromio of Syracuse. Obviously it's a recipe for farcical mix-ups when all the twins converge in Ephesus.

The play is suitable for a family audience, recommended for children 11 years and over. If you enjoy sitcom' you'll love this. If you love Shakespeare you'll enjoy this. If you love both then don't, whatever you do, miss this!

The Comedy of Errors is being performed at The Gartree Community School, Tattershall on Wednesday 4th October at 7pm. Tickets are available from the school (tel. 01526 342379) or on the night priced £6 and £4 (concessions).

JUN - JUL 2006

Youth Drama at the Lion Theatre

A wealth of local, young acting talent from Horncastle Young Stagers and Upstagers tread the boards shortly at the Lion Theatre in their Festival Of Youth Drama. The groups are hard at work rehearsing three separate plays which will be presented over consecutive weekends from June 30th to July 15th, bringing you a feast of entertainment!

Opening the festival is "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller, the well known classic play which draws a chilling parallel between the Salem witch hunt of 1692 and the McCarthyism which hit the USA in the 1950's. The play, directed by Wendy Ireland is presented by the older members of the group and promises to be an evening of gripping drama not to be missed. "The Crucible" will be performed on Friday 30th and Saturday 1st July at 7.30pm.

The Young Stagers take over with the timeless tale of "Pinocchio", adapted by Michele L. Vacca (from the C. Collodi novel) and produced by special arrangement with Classics on Stage! Chicago. Follow Pinocchio on his journey from wooden puppet to real live boy, meeting a host of unforgettable characters on the way. Directed by Sheena Liversidge, this is the same group who gave us "Cinderella" and "Beauty and the Beast" last year and it promises to be fun for all the family. "Pinocchio" is being staged on Friday 7th July at 7.30pm and Saturday 8th July at 3pm and 7.30pm.

Completing the trio of plays are the younger members of Upstagers with the magical story of "Peter Pan"  adapted from the J. M. Barrie classic by David Ireland. Join Peter in Neverland along with Wendy, John and Little Michael as they do battle with the dastardly Captain Hook and crew. This beautiful tale of the boy who never grew up is directed by Nancy Byrne and can be seen on Friday 14th July at 7.30pm and Saturday 15th July at 3pm and 7.30pm.

Judging by previous sell out successes the festival performances are sure to be popular - so hurry and book your tickets now! Tickets for all productions cost £3 and £2 (concessions) and are available from:

The Box Office, Essential Collection, 6 High Street, Horncastle. Tel 01507 522885

Les Mis to steal the Limelight!

Limelight, the South Holland Centre's very own youth theatre group brings to life Victor Hugo's moving novel in their portrayal of Les Miserables. In their first summer show, the talented youngsters are set to present Spalding's first full-length performance of 'Les Mis', infusing energy and zest into the tragic and poignant story. Limelight gives children from 4 to 18 the chance to learn such skills as acting, singing and dance and put them into practice here, in what will be an exciting, enthusiastic and memorable experience for everyone. Les Miserables School Edition will be performed by South Holland's youngsters at the South Holland Centre on Monday 17th, Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th July at 7.00pm. Tickets are £7 / £8 concession or £24 family ticket from the Box Office 01775 764777 or online at

A performance that appeals to all ages, students will light up the stage with such classic show tunes as; On My Own, I Dreamed a Dream and Empty Chairs at Empty Tables.

Les Miserables has not been made available to amateur drama groups. However, an especially adapted script - the Schools Edition - is available to youth theatre companies, promising lively performances filled with the future stars of The West End.

The world's most popular musical!

Limelight won't disappoint in their adaptation of Victor Hugo's extraordinary tale.