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.
Ticket sales are going strong for our November production of Oh What a Lovely War by Joan Littlewood’s Theatre Workshop, Charles Chilton, Gerry Raffles and Members of the Original Cast, but it’s not too late to grab your seat! There are still tickets available for the Wednesday and Thursday performances. You can download the flyer here or phone our box office on 01785 840370. Tickets cost £8 each and include a refreshment during the interval.
- 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.