THE GLEE CLUB
4 – 27 June
Kiln Theatre, Out of Joint and Cast present
THE GLEE CLUB
by Richard Cameron
‘When I do go back to those days in my head, it’s to that pit and the fun I had with a bunch of old men singing songs.’
It’s the Summer of 1962. The hard-working, hard-drinking members of the Edlington Miners’ Glee Club are preparing for their local gala. But as times change, they realise that the ‘good old days’ may not last forever.
A poignant and hilarious comedy featuring hit songs, Richard Cameron’s renowned play celebrates the shared experiences and close bonds between a group of unlikely friends.
£15 – £32.50
2 h 15 mins including interval
4 – 27 June
Help us to champion unheard voices, support the next generation of artists and make theatre for everyone.
This gorgeous play by Richard Cameron revived with tender élan by Kate Wasserberg featuring a marvellous cast zeroes in with extraordinary skill
A tender exploration of male friendship and sense of community. All six actors have terrific voices, harmonising beautifully
Breakneck Bronco – Soho Theatre, A Wondrous Place – Sheffield Theatres/Royal Exchange/Northern Spirit
She Ventures and He Wins – The Young Vic, Kiss Me Kate
– The Watermill Theatre
The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe – Bridge Theatre, Much Ado About Nothing – Northern Broadsides
Torchwood – BBC TV, The Full Monty – UK tour
Martha, Josie and The Chinese Elvis – Stephen Joseph Theatre, Our Town – The Royal Exchange
Bill Ward’s stage career includes Viva Forever, Million Dollar Quartet and Spamalot in The West End, Shakespeare In Love at the Bath Theatre Royal and on tour, Look Back in Anger at
Northern Stage and The Lady From The Sea at The Royal Exchange. His television roles include the roles of Charlie Stubbs in Coronation Street and James Barton In Emmerdale.
Richard Cameron writes for theatre, television and radio, and won the inaugural Dennis Potter Award in 1997 for his television play Stone, Scissors, Paper; and the Mental Health in Media Award for his radio play, The Kon Tiki 2 Expedition. He has written a number of critically acclaimed stage plays, including Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down, which won a Fringe First and The Independent Theatre Award, The Glee Club for The Bush Theatre, which transferred to the West End before a national tour, and was adapted as a radio play for Radio 4; and Great Balls of Fire, the story of Jerry Lee Lewis, was produced for Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, and transferred to the West End. He adapted Silas Marner for BBC Radio 4.
Kate Wasserberg is Artistic Director of Out of Joint for whom she has directed Rita, Sue and Bob, Too (Bolton Octagon, Royal Court Theatre and tour). She was the founding Artistic Director of The Other Room in Cardiff – which won Fringe Theatre of the Year at the UK Stage Awards and was nominated for a Peter Brook Empty Space Award under her leadership, where her directing credits included The Dying of Today, Play/Silence, Sand and Seanmhair. Her other directing credits include The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Glengarry Glen Ross, Roots, Gaslight, The Glass Menagerie and A History of Falling Things (as Associate Director for Theatre Clwyd), All My Sons and Insignificance (Theatre Clwyd), The Barnbow Canaries (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Ten Weeks (Paines Plough), The Knowledge (Dirty Protest at the Royal Court Theatre) and Saturday Night Forever (Aberystwyth Arts Centre/ Edinburgh).
Musical Director & Sound Designer
Associate Director and Movement Director
Wed 24 June
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