Welcome to Studio61.org.uk
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.
An announcement to all members and any prospective new members from the director of the February 2015 production:
“Our February 2015 production is “The Weir” by Conor McPherson. We are holding the first two read-throughs on the following dates: Monday 21st July and Friday 8th August at The Victory Hall, Lower Penn, Wolverhampton, WV4 4UP (adjacent to the Greyhound Pub), both events start at 7:30pm.
“The read-throughs will be gender blind, so all attending who wish to read will get the opportunity to do so. Irish accents, both good and bad, will be most welcome, but are not mandatory!
“Especially welcome would be anybody new to the company. Read-throughs are quite informal occasions and provide a great opportunity to get a feel for Studio 61 and to meet and chat with the members.” – Kevin Porter
Our November production will be Oh What a Lovely War by Joan Littlewood’s Theatre Workshop, Charles Chilton, Gerry Raffles and Members of the Original Cast.
The cast and crew have been announced and our rehearsals start on 4th July. Take a look at the production page for more information.
- We’re very pleased to announce our 2015 season of plays!
- The Weir by Conor McPherson
- February 2015 – Directed by Kevin Porter
- All My Sons by Arthur Miller
- June 2015 – Directed by Sarah Carter
- The White Devil by John Webster
- November 2015 – Directed by Suzanne Smith
2013 in Review
We began 2013 with a February double bill of one act plays, A Man of Letters by Tim Firth and A Respectable Funeral by Jimmie Chinn. A duo of new directors for Studio 61 were found in Ray Manning and Sarah Carter and two small but strong casts told the stories of both sign-mounting, amateur crime writer Frank and three sisters, Joyce, Greta and Evadne, mourning the passing of their mother.
In June we performed the last of Alan Ayckbourn’s “The Norman Conquests” trilogy, Round and Round the Garden. Andy Alsop directed this cast of six in the story of Norman’s misguided attempt at a saucy weekend away with his sister-in-law, as seen from the garden.
And finally, in later November Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The School for Scandal was dragged out of the 1700s and launched into the 21st Century, helmed by Jane Fosbrook. Gossip spread via BlackBerrys and the potential threat of Lady Teazle’s rumoured philandering airing on Twitter helped bring this classic restoration comedy right up to date.