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Othello By William Shakespeare

Off The Ground Youth Theatre Present

Othello

By William Shakespeare

 

 

Othello is Shakespeare's tragedy of a great love torn apart by jealousy and betrayal. As an African prince who has defied racism to rise to the rank of
General in a European army, the esteem in which Othello is held as a soldier is second only to his love of the beautiful and virtuous Desdemona.
However, "honest" Iago spins a web of lies that threaten to break the bonds of unity between lovers. Disharmony spreads as Iago's malicious
deeds force Othello to doubt the honourable Desdemona, with tragic consequences.

 Thurs 3rd, Fri 4th and Sat 5thApril,

The Lady Chapel in Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, 7.30pm.

Tickets £10 Adults,  £6 Cons.

 

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Caucasian Chalk Circle By Bertolt Brecht

 

Off The Ground Youth Theatre Present

 

The Caucasian Chalk Circle


By Bertolt Brecht

 

“terrible is the temptation to do good”

 

As a young maid flees a burning city she makes a radical decision to rescue the Governors baby from the flames. In the midst of the revolution she can’t help but do good.  Throughout the winter months high up in the Caucasus she hides from those who’d have the enemies baby killed. Their subsequent misadventures across her war-torn country become the heart of Brecht’s playful parable, the question is, once captured will others decide to do what is right in a world that has gone so wrong!

 

Thur 20th, Fri 21st and Sat 22nd March.

Calday Grange Grammar School, 7.30pm

 

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Trojans By Simon Adorian and Sue Cottam

Off The Ground Youth Theatre Present

TROJANS

By Simon Adorian and Sue Cottam

 'We are the eyes of the city, The ears of the city, Heart of the city, Fists of the city!'

 

On the walls of the besieged city of Troy, near the Sceaen gate, are the Youths on the rampart. Troy's self declared defence league. The children left behind in the city after the adult population deserted them to play their part in the 10 year war. TROJANS is a play about war, tactics, pride, honour and ultimately, betrayal. A modern take on the Ancient Greek story of the siege of Troy.

Thurs Feb 13th, Fri Feb 14th and Sat Feb 15th  Heswall Hall 7.30pm. Tickets are £8 Adult, £4 Cons


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Monkey

 

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“There was a rock that, one day, became magically pregnant. 

Eventually it split open giving birth to a stone monkey.

The nature of monkey was irrepressible!”

 

Off the Ground Youth Theatre are re-telling one of the greatest stories ever written.  The classic Chinese novel Journey to the West is better known to most Westerners as Monkey, and it tells of a journey to India to collect Buddha's sacred scrolls.  Monkey is joined on the journey by the priest Tripitaka, the lecherous Pigsy and the water-demon Sandy.  But all is not easy for the four pilgrims.  They must overcome dragons, monkey-eating demons, Yama, King of the Dead and being imprisoned in a mountain for five hundred years before they can finish their quest!

Join us; bring a picnic, something to sit on and a thirst for adventure!

Royden Park Thurs 4th, Fri 5th and Sat 6th July. Tickets £8 adults, £5 Cons


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Overspill


Off The Ground Presents


"Overspill"


By Ali Taylor

 

Glass bursts in stars, a shower of light, dust and ash, dust and ash, dust blooms, in a cloud of dust and glass." 

In town every Friday night, same time and place, Potts, Baron and Finch get ready for their weekly dose of booze, birds and burgers. But their night out takes a terrifying twist when an explosion rocks the town centre, and a suspicious population points the finger.Ali Taylor's poetic, high-energy play was one of the winners of Metamorphosis 08, the playwriting competition organised by the Churchill Theatre, Bromley, and the Ambassador Theatre Group.

This is our first show at The Unity Theatre in Liverpool.

 Overspill is on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th April 7.30 at The Unity Theatre, Liverpool.

Tickets available from the Unity website at £10, £5  (www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk).

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The Canterbury Tales

Off The Ground Youth Theatre Presents

 "The Canterbury Tales"

By Geoffrey Chaucer


This is an outrageous re-telling of Chaucer’s classic "The Canterbury Tales". If you’ve never seen this on stage it’s time to grab a bottle of wine and some friends and travel with our improvisational impresarios to Canterbury. On their way they lay bets on who can tell the tallest (often dirtiest) tale!  If you think classic literature is all tights and posh accents – think again. Say no more, except “where can I get tickets?”

 "The Canterbury Tales" is on Thursday  14th to Saturday 16th March 7.30 at Calday Grange Grammar school.

Cabaret style, please bring your own alcohol.

Tickets £8 and £4.

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Comedy of Errors

Off The Ground Theatre

Presents


"Comedy of Errors"

by William Shakespeare

 

 “We came into the world like brother and brother,
And now let's go hand in hand, not one before another.”

Shakespeare's joyful comedy of mistaken identity follows the fortunes of two sets of identical twins, accidentally separated at birth, then miraculously thrown together again. In a town the size of Ephesus, events like these can only lead to confusion.

This most farcical of comedies is a carnival of clowning and a laugh out loud treat for the whole family to enjoy. So bring a picnic, your friends and maybe even a bottle or two of wine and revel in the antics in Ephesus.

Another triumph for Off the Ground – the company never fails to unearth new, young talent.” ***** The Public Reviews, Peter Pan (2012)

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1001 Arabian Nights

Off The Ground Youth Theatre  Presents


"1001 Arabian Nights"

 

"For a thousand and one nights they have forgotten to be afraid, but now, as night falls, and the lamps are lit.

We are the voice of an ancient story, which tonight, feels dangerously complicated."

 The Mon group have been delving into their imaginations to bring you a world of colourful characters and unusual happenings in their production of “1001 Arabian Nights”. The king having been spurned by his wife takes bride after bride from the village killing them all after a day until he weds Shaharazad! This clever young girl decides to tell him a story and each night longing to hear more the king lets her live. Come and join us on a journey through the spiced air of Arabia as we travel with Shazarahad for 1001 nights.

1001 Arabian Nights is on Thur 14th to sat 16th Feb 7.30 at Heswall Hall.  Tickets £8 and £4.

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