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Rock Bottom: Meet the Cobblestones, just an ordinary Stone Age family of cave folk living on Stoney street, Rock Bottom…

 

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Sister Act: When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder she is put in police custory in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be found…

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Overlooked/ Violets & Vinegar Doube Bill: Back from the Edinburgh Fringe a Guide Bride & Carver Theatre double bill…

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Plays, Pantomime, Juniors & Youth Shows 2023-24 

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Carver Juniors present

Rock Bottom

Written by Craig Hawes

Meet the Cobblestones, just an ordinary Stone Age family of cave folk living on Stoney Street, Rock Bottom! But when cave boy inventor Bobby Cobblestone hatches his first very good idea, he’s whisked off to work for none other than the beautiful celebrity Lady Lava!!

28th – 29th Jun 2024

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Musicline School Musicals Ltd.

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Carver Youth presents

Sister Act JR

When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover.

12th – 13th Jul 2024

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International.

Home from the Edinburgh Fringe

Out of 3535 shows that performed at the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, it was an unlikely coincidence that two of our finest Greater Manchester amateur theatre companies happened to be performing in the same week at the same venue. Both shows had such fantastic audience feedback that it seemed obvious they must ‘bring the shows home’ to give our local audience a chance to enjoy them. We are therefore delighted to announce we will be ‘Home from the Fringe’ for a double bill at Guide Bridge Theatre and The Carver Theatre, Marple, on Saturday 27th July 2024.

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Two Plays In One Show

Overlooked

Jack is homeless and sleeping on the street – after all “no-one wants a loafer on their sofa.” Audrey is one of “we wheeled people,” resiliently dealing with a world designed for the ambulant. Overlooked, literally and figuratively, they are thrown together, they connect through a love of crime fiction, but is this enough? Can they overlook their own preconceptions and vast differences between them, to forge a true friendship?

Violets and Vinegar

Three women. One space. A neglected housewife, a determined party girl and a clueless teacher shamelessly expose their sexual exploits. Join us as they tell the sweet and sour story of their love lives. This character comedy is sure to make you laugh out loud. Think Alan Bennett meets Fleabag (minus the hot priest).

Adapted for a modern audience this play was originally written by David Lodge for the Carver Theatre in the 1990s.

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