News from the Forum Studio Theatre

Blithe Spirit 16th – 25th May

Starting this week, director Mark Newman brings a lively version of Noel Coward’s ‘Blithe Spirit’ to the Forum Studio Theatre.

Charles Condomine, a successful novelist, wishes to learn about the occult for a novel he is writing, so he arranges for an eccentric medium, Madame Arcati, to hold a séance at his house. At the séance she inadvertently summons Charles’s first wife, Elvira, who has been dead for seven years. Only Charles can see or hear Elvira; his second wife, Ruth, does not believe that Elvira exists. The ghostly Elvira makes continued, and increasingly desperate, efforts to disrupt Charles’s current marriage, finally sabotaging his car in the hope of killing him so that he will join her in the spirit world although – predictably – things do not go entirely to plan!  It takes a further visit from Madame Arcati to try to calm our restless spirits down as events take one riotous turn after another and threaten to spiral hilariously out of control.

With memorable characters and witty dialogue Coward’s much loved play is described as ‘an improbable farce’ – imagine ‘Poltergeist’ crossed with ‘Fawlty Towers’ and you won’t be too far off capturing the spirit (whoops!) of Mark Newman’s new production.

Book now or call the Box Office on 01244 341 296

Script to Stage …. and beyond Friday 28th June

‘Script To Stage …. and beyond’ is a Chester based Writers’ group established in April 2010 with initial funding from North West Playwrights.
This now annual script in hand show features original comedy and drama brought to life by talented local actors.

Tickets are only £5. Book now or call 01244 341296

Auditions for this year’s pantomime

Auditions for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will take place on Sunday 7th July at the Forum Studio Theatre at the following times….

10.30-12.30 – Dwarfs

1.30-5.00 – Principals & Senior Chorus

Principal parts available….

Snow White – Female – Principal Girl
The Prince – Female – Principal Boy
Simple Simon – Male – Comic
Nurse Kitty Litter – Male – Dame
Wicked Queen – Female – The “Baddie”
Fairy – Female – The “Goodie”
The Rabbit – Male or Female – A Furry Friend

…and we will be looking for 3 teams of seven dwarfs and 2 teams of six dancers.

For the auditions we will be setting songs and script that we will want to hear and these will be available in the audition packs, and there will also be a dance/movement element to the audition on the day.

For further information and to register to receive an audition pack please contact Rob Stevens –


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