Showing posts with label Theatre. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Theatre. Show all posts

Friday, 9 July 2010

A Second U.S Production of my Play!

Exactly a month after the Idaho-based Knock ‘Em Dead theatre company contacted me regarding the performing rights to my stage play of A Christmas Carol another email suddenly plopped into my inbox, also from a U.S theatre company, also enquiring after the performing rights to my play. This company was 2,000 miles away from the first, on the Atlantic Coast of the southern United States, in the state of Virginia.

To have one production of a play you’ve written being performed is wonderful, but to have two at the same time, and on the other side of the world, is absolutely amazing!

Eden Troupe theatre company will be staging a production of my stage play of A Christmas Carol this coming December as part of their 2009 / 2010 season. The theatre company is part of the Patrick Henry College, located in the town of Purcellville, 40 miles north-west of the capital, Washington DC.

Over the past 3 years Eden Troupe have staged stunning productions of such classic plays as Joseph Kesselring’s Arsenic & Old Lace, Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible and Reginald Rose’s Twelve Angry Men.

Performance dates are yet to be confirmed (the theatre company have promised that they will have that information for me in a week or two’s time!), but I am told all performances are being scheduled for December only.

As with Knock ‘Em Dead’s production of the play I will be making regular updates with news, information, photographs and artwork as and when the company passes them in my direction.

For more information on the theatre company, ticket prices and all future shows, please visit their website on the link below.

The Eden Troupe theatre company can be found at :

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

A U.S. Production of my Stage Play!

A little while back I was approached by Knock ‘em Dead Dinner Theatre, a U.S theatre company based in Boise, Idaho, enquiring about performance rights for my stage play of A Christmas Carol. I’m thrilled to say that negotiations have now been concluded and the company will be producing my stage script this coming Christmas.

There will be 13 performances beginning on 19th November 2010 and running until the last Saturday before Christmas, with the final performance on 18th December. Although details have yet to be finalised tickets will go on sale in a couple of months time and should be priced between $15 - $20.

The theatre company began producing shows over a quarter of a century ago, back in 1984, with their first production of Dracula, a stage adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic vampire novel. Since then they have increased their number of productions per season from two to an impressive five, as well as finding a permanent 122-seater home for their full-time theatre company on Parkcenter Boulevard.

I will, of course, be making regular reports and updates on the progress of the play as soon as rehearsals start (auditions begin in July) on my blog, which I hope will include photographs of the cast and crew as well as poster / flyer artwork and pages from the programme.

It’s also my intention, at some point, to put up a blog entry about the original professional productions of A Christmas Carol, performed in the Victorian street exhibition at the Castle Museum in York, back in 2003 / 2004 – once I’ve badgered a few friends and colleagues into sending me some of their cast / production photographs, as well as some behind-the-scenes pics.

Meanwhile, for more information on the forthcoming stage production, as well as details about other wonderful shows planned for their 2010 / 2011 season please visit their theatre company website on the link below.

The Knock 'em Dead Dinner Theatre Company can be found at

My stage play of A Christmas Carol is still available at Amazon.Com :