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January News

 

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A very happy New Year from all of us here at Off the Ground!

 

A small Russian town is crying out for a hero. Someone to distract from the seemingly constant cycle of drunk and corrupt politicians and police commissioners who lie and cheat their way to the top. When Ilya, a shell-shocked soldier who can no longer drink, returns from the frontlines at Chechnya, he finds himself stood in the eye of a political tornado, which could tear his hometown to pieces at any moment.

 

Come and join OTG Youth Theatre’s senior group for this hauntingly hilarious, deeply populist play, inspired by Gogolian comedy, that cuts to the core of small-town bureaucracy, and what it means to please all of the people all of the time.

 

Performances will be March 9th, 10th and 11th at 7:30pm. Tickets are available here, or on the door on the night.

 

News of our Monday and Thursday group productions is forthcoming very soon, so keep checking here for updates.

 

As always, keep up to date with all things OTG by following us on TwitterFacebook, and by checking out our blog.

 

September News

 

Well, it looks like the summer has finally come to an end and today we’ve returned the final costumes from our touring production of Zorro.  Thank you to everyone who came to see us over the last couple of months and for the very kind feedback.  If you enjoyed the show and, more specifically, Connor Wray’s writing then you don’t have to wait long before you can read his first published novella.  It is out on 3rdOctober and can be pre-ordered by following the link below:-

 

 

Pre-order now

 

We’re also preparing our new Youth Theatre and professional programme.  The Youth Theatre re-opens on Monday 26th September and our members will be working on some Roald Dahl as well as an exciting piece of new writing and some classic literature.

 

We’ll be releasing a full list of productions, including news about next year’s tour, in the next news edition, so keep checking back here – it promises to be a year full of exciting new work.  We hope to see you in the very near future.

 

As always, keep up to date with all things OTG by following us on TwitterFacebook, and by checking out our blog.

   

June News

 

 

Off the Ground would like to thank all who came and supported the company at PhysicalFest, for the sell-out performance of Creature. It was a stunning performance from six of the brightest talents within the company.

 

A review of Creature can be found here.

 

Coming off the back of such an incredible performance it was important for us to keep creating, and so at the end of June our youth theatre will present something entirely different…

 

Join Alice as she tumbles down the rabbit hole on a 50 minute interactive adventure. Journey into Wonderland, where your decisions determine what you see and where you are taken, from playing croquet with the Queen of Hearts to taking part in a Caucus Race.



Thursday 30th June

Friday 1st July

Saturday 2nd July

 

Shows at 7pm and 8pm



There are two route options, which are determined by the cake you choose upon arrival. It is possible to see both routes on the same evening by purchasing a Double Journey ticket, available here.

 

Places for these shows are strictly limited. As a result, tickets must be bought online.

 

When buying tickets, please note that there are different options for the purchase of single journey tickets (£7) and double journey tickets (£10). Please only select the tickets for the routes you intend to see. For example, if you wish to see both shows on the Friday evening, you should select ‘Wonderland - Friday (Double Journey)’ tickets.



In other news, fight rehearsals have begun for our Summer tour of Zorro, and the first fights look truly fantastic. Keep coming back for updates on progress and exclusive rehearsal content.

 

As always, keep up to date with all things OTG by following us on Twitter, Facebook, and by checking out our blog.

   

May News

Off the Ground would like to say a huge congratulations to our Monday youth theatre group members, whose performance of Our World on Sunday 8th May as part of PhysicalFest’s YoungFest was simply fantastic. The feedback has only been positive for the two sell-out shows. If these talented youngsters are anything to go by, then the future is bright for Off the Ground.

 

If you’re reading this and wondering where the April edition to our ‘Latest News’ section is, then have no fear, you haven’t missed it, there simply wasn’t one. Apologies for this, but the company have been so caught up in the excitement of the vast number of projects we are lining up that April seemed to fly past in a blur!

 

It is May now, however, and time to fill everybody in on all the stuff you can look forward to in the coming months.

 

First is OTG’s performance Creature, as part of Tmesis Theatre’s internationally-renowned PhysicalFest. The show takes place on

 

THURSDAY 26th MAY, 8pm

 

It is on for one night only at the Unity Theatre in Liverpool. Tickets are only available from the Unity Theatre website. It is a devised movement piece which penetrates to the very core of what it is to be sentient, communicative beings.

 

Away from this we are still exploring the possibility of a mini-tour for the Monday evening youth theatre’s performance Our World. The aim is to perform the piece to a number of local youth theatres, including our own Wednesday and Thursday groups.

 

After this we are full steam ahead into our Summer youth theatre production of Alice in Wonderland. This production will be a collaborative effort from all three youth theatre groups at Off the Ground, the first time such an undertaking has occurred in a long, long time. The show itself will be an interactive promenade performance; inviting audience members to join the madness as they follow Alice down the rabbit-hole and become a part of her adventures. Come along, and see how your choices as an audience could shape the fate of Wonderland…

The performances will take place on:

 

THURSDAY 30th JUNE

FRIDAY 1st JULY

SATURDAY 2nd JULY

With multiple showings each evening.

 

Once this has finished there’s no time to lose and it will be straight into rehearsals for the Summer touring production of Zorro. The casting is completed, our venues and dates have all been confirmed, and can be found on the right-hand side of our homepage.

 

If you would like to purchase tickets for any one of our Summer shows, they are available here.

 

In other news, our tutors page has been updated and now includes a profile for our Monday group Lead Tutor, Grace Goulding.

 

Youth theatre fees can still be paid online by clicking here. We are now into the Summer term, so anybody with payments outstanding from the Spring or Autumn terms of this academic year will be duly notified.

 

As always, to keep up to date with everything OTG and its members, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or check out our blog.

   

March News

 

The weather is improving and soon the clocks will spring forward, giving us all an extra hour of daylight to enjoy. Here at Off the Ground we never like to let that go to waste, and so we have begun working on a number of Summer projects for you to get excited about.

 

 

Our Monday groups performance at Tmesis Theatre's YoungFest as part of PhysicalFestwill take place on May 8th. Ticket information will be posted here as soon as it is available. We are also exploring the possibility of a mini-tour for this production, performing it alongside OTG's Thursday group as a double bill to youth theatres across the north west. The production itself is a devised physical theatre piece inviting you to enter their minds as they attempt to answer the weird and wonderful questions that fall out. What is life actually all about? Isn't Donald Trump a really funny name? How will I know if I'm actually happy? What would happen if all my teachers turned into animals? Come and support the fantastically talented future of Off the Ground.

 

 

Meanwhile, our Wednesday group have begun work on their next project. Come the Summertime they will be performing an interactive, promenade performance of Alice in Wonderland. This performance promises to be as challenging to the cast as the script is bonkers, and will be great fun for all of the family. As always, keep checking here for more information on this as it becomes available. 

 

 

Off the Ground are also working toward a headline performance at Tmesis Theatre's PhysicalFest. This production will be called 'Creature', having been confirmed in March, so check back next month for the definite details of dates, times and ticket information. 

 

 

Our Summer production of Zorro is currently being redrafted, ready for the first round of auditions, which will take place in mid-April. Anybody interested in auditioning for this year's touring production should contact Off the Ground at 0151 625 2929, email us, or drop us a message on Facebook

 

 

Once again Off the Ground would like to make you all aware of the latest updates and changes to the website. All of our youth theatre tutors will soon have their own profile pages, the majority of which are already live here if you would like to know more about those at OTG charged with nurturing the next generation of fantastic actors. There is also the option to pay for youth theatre fees online via Paypal. To do this simply click here or follow the 'Buy Tickets Online' link at the top of the page. If you should encounter any problems just get in touch via phone or email and we will endeavour to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. 

 

 

 

As always, to be kept up to date with all things OTG, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or check out our blog

   

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