We are Studio 61, an amateur theatre group based in west Wolverhampton, performing a wide range of drama and we welcome new members and new audiences.
Following our move to The Victory Hall in Lower Penn we are presented with some new challenges and opportunities in our stage sets. We perform a wide variety of drama, favouring ‘black box’ and ‘in the round’ presentation so if you are experienced in, or have a particular interest in, innovative set design and construction we should be excited to hear from you.
Due to the unavailability of the performance rights, we are unable to perform the Victoria Wood plays as our November production as planned. But have no fear! We will be replacing this with a production of Arcadia by Tom Stoppard.
There will be play readings/auditions for this production on the following dates:
If you are interested in being involved but cannot make those dates please email the director (Jane – firstname.lastname@example.org) to let her know and she can sort something out.
23rd – 26th February
In The Dumb Waiter, Gus and Ben are on the job, waiting and listening. Into the waiting silence rattles the dumb waiter with extraordinary demands for dishes they cannot supply – and who is operating the dumb waiter in an empty house? In a while their instructions will come and they will know what to do.
In The Lover, married couple Richard and Sarah both have lovers. They indulge in erotic wish fulfilment and thus keep the marriage refreshed. Then Richard begins to upset the status quo by refusing to allow the distinct halves of their relationship to remain separate. Sarah’s afternoons have been for Max, the evenings for Richard. This evening, Max encroaches on Richard’s preserves.
8th – 11th June
Amid the dreaming, the dramas and the dirty dishes, something has to give. But will it be Kath or the kitchen sink?
Things aren’t going to plan for one family in Withernsea. Pieces are falling off Martin’s milk float as quickly as he’s losing customers and something’s up with Kath’s kitchen sink. Billy is pinning his hopes of a place at art college on a revealing portrait of Dolly Parton, whilst Sophie’s dreams of becoming a ju-jitsu teacher might be disappearing down the plughole.
23rd – 26th November
This wonderfully witty play by one of our greatest living playwrights transports us between events in a grand country house in 1809 and the present day when two writers struggle to interpret these events using what evidence they can find, each hoping to further their own academic credibility. Everything is here, from sheer farce to intellectual debate. Throw into the mix a motley assortment of brilliantly drawn characters, a tortoise, Fermat’s last theorem, a hermit and the history of landscaping and we have an absorbing, challenging and entertaining play. Best to keep a clear head and save that drink at The Greyhound until after the show!