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  • Pinocchio

    17 November 2018 All Day

    Join us as we bring Pinocchio to life this Christmas! This adaptation of Carlo Collodi’s classic tale follows an inquisitive young puppet, carved from wood by the lonely toymaker Geppetto, on a mischievous journey to discover what it takes to become a real boy.

    Venturing from the safety of Geppetto’s workshop, Pinocchio finds himself in a series of chaotic situations, narrowly escaping the clutches of Mangiafuoco’s Puppet Theatre, the depths of the ocean and the Land of Toys.

    The production is 1 hour 50 minutes (including interval)


    Holly Sayer as Pinocchio
    Ralph Birtwell as Geppetto
    Daisy Ann Fletcher as Blue Fairy
    David Alwyn as Mangiafuoco/Little Man
    Martin Bassindale as Fox/Candlewick
    Alec Fellows-Bennett as Understudy

    Creative Team

    Director: Alec Fellows-Bennett
    Writer: Toby Hulse
    Executive Producer: Gaynor Cheshire
    Producers: Michael Penn & Sam George
    Choreographer: Steve Elias
    Composer & Musical Director: Steve Allan Jones
    Set & Costume Designer: Mila Sanders
    Costume Supervisor: Chantelle Nolan
    Lighting & Video Designer: Will Monks
    Casting Director: Anji Carroll
    Production Manager: Ned Lay
    Company Stage Manager: Hannan Finnegan
    Deputy Stage Manager: Pippa Kay
    Assistant Stage Managers: Alexandra Littler & Abigail Philpot
    Sound Designer/Sound No.1: Edward Bramall
    Technical Team: Alex Carver, Dilpesh Patel, Joshua James, Joseph Maguire & Charlie Scarlett
    Director Experience Placement: Jake Castle
    Sound Experience Placement: Scarlett Warrington



    Click here for the full gallery of production shots. Images by Anda Latsa.


    Accessible Performances



    British Sign Language (BSL) performances
    Friday 23 November, 10.15am & Friday 28 December, 1pm

    Relaxed performance
    Saturday 15 December, 1pm
    During the relaxed performance, small changes are made to make the performance environment more relaxed and accessible for anyone who has sensory sensitivities including those with an Autistic Spectrum Condition. 

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  • Sam Avery: The Learner Parent

    19 January 2019 8:00pm

    Parenthood is a crafty beast. The second you master something it changes the game so you're rubbish at it again.

    Stand-up comedian, viral blogger and bestselling author Sam Avery (aka the Learner Parent) started his award-winning blog when his twin boys were born. A million nappies, Peppa Pig episodes and a head-full of hair loss later, he shares all the lows, highs and hilarious in-betweens of his experiences of first-time parenthood.

    Sam's honest, messy account of wrestling with sleep deprivation and breast pumps - right through to his botched attempts at discipline and pathetic bids to stifle various toddler tantrums that definitely registered on the Richter scale - will have you testing your pelvic floor with laughter.

    "Quick wit and painfully funny" Metro

    "A gifted storyteller" The List

    Find out more about Sam Avery on his website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram



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  • Year 13 Acting: Enron

    21 January 2019 All Day

    Presented by BOA Year 13 Acting Students. Written by Lucy Prebble. 

    The rise and fall or the Texan energy company Enron, told through an exhilarating mix of political satire, modern morality, physical theatre and multimedia spectacle. 

    Find out more about BOA on their website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

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  • Year 13 Acting: Nell Gwynn

    24 January 2019 All Day

    Presented by BOA Year 13 Acting students. Written by Jessica Swale.

    We follow the tale of Nell Gwynn as she rises through the ranks of being a simple orange-seller to being the most famous actress of the Restoration era. Soon catching the eye of Charles II she leaves mischief, mayhem and merriment in her wake. 

    Find out more about BOA on their websiteFacebookTwitter and Instagram

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  • Gary Delaney: Gagster's Paradise

    26 January 2019 7:30pm

    One of Britain's leading one-liner comics returns to the road with another onslaught of lean, expertly crafted gaggery. A Mock the Week regular and recent star of the new Live at the Apollo series, Gary's shows are renowned in the business for a near unrivalled volume of high-class gags. You should expect no different from this, his brand new tour for 2018. Please note Coolio will not be appearing.

    ‘A cavalcade of brilliantly inventive puns’ ★★★★ Guardian
    ‘More quality jokes in one hour than most comics have in their entire careers...Quite brilliant’ ★★★★ Scotsman
    ‘A master craftsman’ ★★★★ Times
    ‘One of Britain's grandmasters of the one-liner' ★★★★ Chortle

    Find out more about Gary Delaney on his Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


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  • Year 13 Acting: Road

    29 January 2019 All Day

    Presented by BOA Year 13 Acting Students. Written by Jim Cartwright.

    Under the guidance of the rum-soaked wideboy Scullery, we are taken on an evening's tour of a scruffy, depressed road in a small Lancashire town. We meet the inhabitants of young, middle-aged, and old, glimpsing their socially and emotionally wretched lives in the sharp, sad, funny and angry play.

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  • Year 13 Musical Theatre: The Phantom of the Opera

    21 March 2019 All Day

    Presented by BOA Year 13 Musical Theatre students

    Based on the 1910 horror novel by Gaston Leroux, Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash-hit musical, The Phantom of the Opera, follows the a deformed composer who haunts the grade Paris Opera House. Sheltered from the outside world, the lonely, romantic man tutors and composes for Christine, his muse. As Christine's star rises, a handsome suitor from her past enters the picture and threatens to drive the Phantom mad with jealousy. The entire opera house is at the mercy of his terrorising and murderous ways.  This is a musical spectacle not to missed.

    Gala Performance: Saturday 23 March, 7pm

    VIP Tickets £21 include premier seating and a glass of fizz on arrival. Add a Souvenir Programme to your order for £5.  

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