Amazing amateur performances

Amazing Amateurs

Thu 24 Aug 2017

We've got some amazing amateur theatre productions taking place at the Guildhall Theatre this autumn and winter. Kristian Thomas Company, Heanor Musical Theatre Company, Gatepost Theatre Company, JKB Productions, Four Blokes Theatre Company and Kaleidoscope Players will be entertaining you with a range of shows from musicals to pantomimes.

Kristian Thomas Company are bringing In the Heights by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegria Hudes to the Guildhall Theatre from Wednesday 30 August to Saturday 2 September. In The Heights tells the story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighbourhood. Fresh from London’s West-End comes a brand new, feisty yet loveable and exhilarating, yet emotional musical. 

Forever Young is a bittersweet song drama about people in their later years and their never ending love of theatre, brought to the Guildhall Theatre by Heanor Musical Theatre Company. The story is set in a nursing home for retired actors and musicians, featuring music from I Will Survive to That’s Amore! Heanor Musical Theatre Company will be supporting AGE UK during this production. The production runs from Thursday 12 to Saturday 14 October.

Filled with gut-busting humour and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, Avenue Q is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favourite for audiences everywhere. Gatepost Theatre Company will bring Avenue Q to the Guildhall Theatre from Tuesday 17 to Saturday 21 October, and it is suitable for children aged 15 years and over.

JKB Productions present Ring of Fire from Thursday 9 to Saturday 11 November at the Guildhall Theatre. From vintage country to rockabilly, rock ‘n’ roll, searing ballads and gentle songs of love and faith, Ring of Fire provides the story of Johnny Cash and the incredible struggles and triumphs of his life. 

Cool Hand Luke will be taking place at the Guildhall Theatre, presented by Four Blokes Theatre Company. This iconic rebel casually struts onto the stage straight from Don Pearce’s original novel. Emma Reeve’s formidable adaptation resonates for new generations with its powerful story of individualism, oppression, friendship, punishment and salvation. Catch it from Tuesday 14 to Saturday 18 November - suitable for children aged 14 years and over.

Get in the Christmas spirit with Jack and the Beanstalk by Kaleidoscope Players, from Friday 1 to Sunday 3 December. A giant pantomime full of family fun and frolics, fantastic costumes and stunning sets! Join Jack and a host of wonderful comedy characters as their lives are transformed by a handful of magic beans.