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WAITING IN THE WINGS

This expression alludes to the theatre. It is an area unseen by the audience, where actors wait for their cue to come on stage. The…

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ENTERTAING AUDIENCES SINCE 1947

The year 2022 marks a tremendous milestone for the Abbey Foregate (SURC) Drama Group as it celebrates its 75th Anniversary. The group traces its roots…

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TO PROMPT OR NOT TO PROMPT ?

Like a tightrope walker who knows he may not need the safety net, but feels safer in the knowledge that it is there, so some…

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BREAK A LEG DARLING, YOU’LL BE FABULOUS!

THE ORIGINS OF ‘BREAK A LEG’ Why do they say, “Break a Leg “in Theatre? If you have been to a theatre performance, odds are…

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ZOOM WITH A VIEW

March Madness Abbey Drama were mid-rehearsal when the first lockdown was announced. The news headlines were reporting a new SARS-like virus that reportedly came from…

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AMATEUR DRAMATICS, HERE I COME!

Joining a  local Amateur Dramatic Society was always on my list of things to do. I had been thinking about doing it for a while…

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PASS THE CAKE

Pass the Cake. I joined the Abbey Foregate (SURC) Drama Group because  I saw a production that was of such stunningly high quality, I wanted…

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ACT 1 BEGINNERS PLEASE !

But wait! -where are the lights? We often take lighting for granted but the more you know about lighting the more you can engage your…

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VIEWS AND REVIEWS

Review of ‘Quartet’ What a fabulous evening! It was hard to remember that this was actually Sue Hughes’ directorial debut; it was such a polished…

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