In the Home Counties area alone there are usually twenty or more live shows to choose from in any one week! Some are lavish professionally produced touring musicals, some are plays and musicals put on by our amateur societies that use one or other of our professional theatres – of which we have about 15. Then there’s the amateur groups who are so successful that they own their own theatres – and following up close behind are the smaller groups that use our village and church halls.
DON’T BE FOOLED! An evening watching some of our amateur groups can often be just as enjoyable as some professional companies. Over the years I’ve noticed that – weirdly, it is often the amateurs themselves who look down on other amateur societies – the pros are just glad that you are helping to keep Britain’s theatrical heritage alive!
With the help of the theatre companies themselves I hope that this Theatre Blog will just be a useful reference as to whats on this week, whats coming soon, whats worth seeing – and what should be avoided at all costs!
Our local theatres are happy to keep me informed, but it does help to keep them interested if we can spread the word and get as many people who are interested in theatre generally to join us by checking out this site regularly and when ever possible, getting involved
I shall look forward to your comments…..happy theatre going!