Monday, 14 June 2021

Robin Hood Returns!

We are delighted to bring a brand new production of Robin Hood to Morden Hall Park in July 2021

It is with great excitement we can announce that tickets are on sale for our open-air production of  A Tale of Robin Hood: The Rescue at the National Trust's stunning Morden Hall Park!!

This new production, written especially for Morden Hall, will take place in their beautiful Rose Garden, with the audience socially distanced in accordance with government guidelines.

Originally scheduled for the summer of 2020, this show -
filled with sword fights, heroism and romance, along with live music, singing, and dancing - was sadly postponed for a year due to the pandemic. We cannot wait to bring it to you this summer!

Can our valiant heroes defeat the evil tyrant who rules over Loxley in the King's absence? Might Sir Guy of Gisborne finally succeed in his lifelong mission to see Robin Hood hanged? Can true love conquer all - or will the wait 'until death do us part' be a shockingly short one? Join Robin and his friends on a daring mission to save Gisborne’s prisoners from the hangman’s noose and find out!

Running Time: 1h 15m
Dates: Fri 30th July to Mon 2nd August & Sun 15th Aug
Times: 11.30am & 2.30pm each day

Book online at:
(Due to current Covid restrictions, all households will be seated together and socially distanced from others.)

Wednesday, 2 June 2021

We've Won - Christmas Starts in September!

#StoryGivesBack Winners Announced

We are delighted that Shadow Road Productions have just been announced as one of the two winners of this year's #StoryGivesBack initiative from Story Events!

Following the online vote, first by previous visitors to Story's renowned London Christmas Party Show and then by the wider public, we have been named as one of the two boutique suppliers they would most like to meet! As a result, our prize is the offer of a free stand at the 2021 show on the 7th and 8th September, so that they can do just that!

You can read more about us and the show - and find out how to register to visit yourself - on the #StoryGivesBack page on their website, here.

As some of you may already be aware, Shadow Road is a small independent theatre company which specialises in bringing exciting pieces of theatre for all ages and occasions to unusual venues and spaces in creative new ways. Our work usually involves a charitable aspect of some kind – raising awareness or funds - or, as with Fireside Folktales in particular, taking live entertainment out to people who might not otherwise have the opportunity to enjoy it.

We are now aiming to branch out into events, corporate entertainment, and private parties – offering something original and exciting to these markets and, in turn, enabling us to fund more of our voluntary and charity work elsewhere. Winning this competition is a wonderful opportunity for us to meet many of the people who could help us take those next steps into the future and we can't wait to show everyone the fantastic entertainment – festive and otherwise – that we have to offer!

Thursday, 15 October 2020

Perform 'Persephone' With Us - New Short Courses Coming Soon!

 


Have you ever wanted to act? Or perhaps you are already a keen actor - amateur or professional - who's been missing the chance to tread the boards, to be part of a company, working together to create a piece of theatrical magic?  Would you like to take part in a performance you can invite your friends and family to attend (for free!) and show them what you've been doing with your time and your talents?  If so, we have just the short course for you!

In either five consecutive evenings (6.30pm-9.30pm each day) or two days (10am-5.30pm), we will guide you through the rehearsal process for our one-act play Persephone & the Pomegranate Seeds (a retelling of the classic Greek myth which we have been performing in various venues since May 2019), from beginning to end.  All costumes and props will be provided, and the rehearsal process will include everything from the initial readthrough and working through the text together, to sessions focusing on character, a basic introduction to stage combat, a dress rehearsal, and a final production that you can invite your friends and family to!

We will be running these courses for the first time - though they have been in the pipeline for a while now - at the end of this month, during the week of half term, beginning on October 26th.  If you are interested in finding out more and possibly signing up, please visit THIS PAGE on our website for further information and to book your spot. 

Places are strictly limited, with a maximum of six students for each of the two courses, ensuring that everyone gets the most possible out of the experience.  For these first runs we are also offering a one time only 25% discount off the standard price, so if you would like to book a place, please don't delay - we'd love to see you there!

Please note that social distancing will be observed - if you are attending together with someone from your household or support bubble, please let us know!  - but we are confident that this will not interfere with your enjoyment of the course.  All props etc will be rigorously sanitised, and students' temperatures taken before each rehearsal. In the event of the course having to be cancelled due to any change in government regulations, you will be offered a full refund.  If you have any further questions or queries, don't hesitate to get in touch.

NOTE: We also have some places on each course available for free - or what you can afford - to those unable to pay the stated price.  To apply for one of these bursaries, please fill out THIS FORM and we'll get back to you ASAP! 

Tuesday, 1 September 2020

More Performances in September!

We have just closed our fantastic Fireside Folktales in the Garden week, having enjoyed seven magical days of wonderful performances, wildly varying weather, and audiences of all ages both excited to see live theatre making a return and delighted by the different plays they were watching! 

Here's what they had to say about MACBETH: SLEEP NO MORE, which you can also catch at The Coach & Horses, Barnes SW13 9LW on Wednesday 2nd & Thursday 10th September at 6pm and at The Turbine Theatre on the Jetty on Wednesday 9th September at 8pm:

"Dramatic sword fighting!”   

“Superb performances”

“Amazing! Very entertaining”

“Absolutely fantastic! Very enjoyable performance. Thank you so much, hard to believe that was just four people! Magnificent!”

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MACBETH: SLEEP NO MORE is on at The Coach & Horses, Barnes SW13 9LW
on Wednesday 2nd & Thursday 10th September at 6pm
- tickets, including a special Family Ticket offer, are available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/shadowroad

&

at The Turbine Theatre on the Jetty on Wednesday 9th September at 8pm - tickets HERE.