THE GLEE CLUB

4 – 27 June

Kiln Theatre, Out of Joint and Cast present

THE GLEE CLUB

by Richard Cameron

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‘When I go back 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.

Important Information

Age Guidance 14+

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Post Show Discussions 16 June 20

Captioned 18 June 20

Gala performance 24 June 20

Audio Described 25 June 20 (pre-show touch tour from 6pm)

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Ticket Prices

£15 - £32.50

Dates

4 – 27 June

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CAST

Bill Ward

Bant

Creative Team

Richard Cameron

Playwright

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

Director

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).

 

Mark Bailey

Designer

Musical Director & Sound Designer

Dyfan Jones

Katy Morison

Lighting Designer

Sita Thomas

Associate Director

Gavin Joseph

Assistant Director

Gala Performance

Wed 24 June

Help support Kiln Theatre’s work as a registered charity by buying a ticket to our Gala Performance.

Every ticket includes a glass of wine and a programme. Keep an eye out for some VIP guests in the audience too!

All proceeds from the evening are in aid of Kiln Theatre. Your support helps us to create innovative productions, to make theatre available to our local community and to connect everyone, whatever their background, through the power of performance. Read more here.

The Glee Club is a co-production between Kiln Theatre, Out of Joint and Cast