Central Studio, Basingstoke
Central Studio: 01256 418318
Central Studio is on the campus of Queen Mary's College, Cliddesden Road, Basingstoke, RG21 3HF, telephone 01256 417511. Click here for a map.
Private Henry Tandey VC, 9th November
How one single shot could have changed world history! It is the 28th September, 1918 in northern France. A humble British Private has the opportunity to change the course of history by preventing World War Two! This is the compelling story of Henry Tandey VC, the most decorated British Soldier of the Great War who with one single shot could have made the world a very different place. One actor and three musicians tell Henry’s incredible story.
Made in Dagenham, 15th to 16th November, 19:00 at QM Hall
Based on the 2010 film of the same name, Made in Dagenham the Musical is an uplifting show that uses factual events to explore themes of love, friendship, marriage and work. Interweaving musical numbers with serious and comic scenes, the show brings to life the real-life strike at the Ford Factory by the 1968 sewing machinists in Dagenham, Essex which influenced the passing of the Equal Pay Act of 1970.
Absent Friends, 23rd to 25th November, 19:30
By Alan Ayckbourn. A group meet to give comfort to a bereaved friend, Colin. However, his acceptance of the situation and memories of the fulfilling time spent with his fiancée serve only to highlight and widen the rifts in the other relationships. Colin’s well-meaning, unremitting attempts to rake over everyone’s past are born out of kindness but the effects are calamitous! Absent Friends deals, comically but sensitively, with the tongue-tied, embarrassed modern response to death, uncomprehending husbands and neglected wives, rotting marriages and adulterous sex.
Santa In Love, 15th December, 16:30
This hugely popular, highly interactive production has been designed as the perfect Christmas show for younger families with children aged 2-5. Have you ever wanted to know a secret? A Christmas secret! Maybe you’d like to know where the fairy on top of the Christmas tree comes from, or why you never see a Christmas elf, or what exactly happened to Frosty the Snowman? Or maybe you’d like to know the greatest secret of them all... the one about Santa Claus and the thing he secretly loves best. Could it be presents? Could it be reindeer? Could it be snow? You’ll never guess, so if you want to find out then join Santa and his friends in this fun filled family musical complete with games, giggles and all your favourite Christmas songs.
For more details
see Central Studio's web site at www.centralstudio.co.uk.