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.
We’d like to wish all of our patrons and friends a very Happy New Year with the announcement of our first production of 2014: Adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson’s thrilling novella, we will be performing a radio play of Jekyll and Hyde as written by Leonard H. Caddy between Friday 21st February and Sunday 23rd February. Take a look at the production page for cast details.
- Keep your diary free for our 2014 play dates:
- Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd February 2014
- Friday 13th, Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th June 2014
- Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd November 2014
- These dates are provisional and may be subject to change.
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.