Swindon & Wiltshire

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15032702_1720761178245323_5670009821824178893_nWant to ‘Road Test’ something new in front of a supportive crowd who
will give feedback? Interested in developing scripts/performance
writing for stage/film/stand up/sketch – then take a look at our event
next week at Swindon’s Bohemian Balcony. This will become a regular
event open to those wanting to do a reading of a piece and or as a
scratch night.

NOEL & GERTIE at Swindon Arts Centre

9th March 2017.

Matthew Townshend Productions is bringing a superb adaptation of Sheridan Morley’s Noel and Gertie to theatres across the country in the new year.

The show, which will be on tour between September and November, chronicles the legendary lifelong friendship of playwright Noel Coward and actress Gertrude Lawrence.

Featuring songs, sketches and scenes from some of Coward’s best works, it pays tribute to two of the best-loved performers of this century while taking a well-orchestrated trip down memory lane.

Scenes from Private Lives, Still Life and Blithe Spirit and snippets of timeless songs such as Dance Little Lady and, of course I’ll See You Again, make it a show which entrances.

The nature of the production allows for an intimate setting which encourages the audience to pick up every smirk, grimace and subtly raised eyebrow.

But the cast of just two – accompanied by a pianist – can also hold their own on a big stage.

The mtp production, based on the original which ran for nine years in the West End, featured as part of the 75th Anniversary season of Frinton Summer Theatre 2014 and met with rave reviews.

Banff Mountain Film Festival Tour is Returning Bigger than Ever!

21st  March at the Wyvern Theatre, Swindon,

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is back in the UK and Ireland for 2017, with more screenings and more action than ever before.

Featuring an evening of exhilarating adventure films, the tour kicks off in Brighton on 25 January and finishes in Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, on 17 May, with nearly 100 screenings at over 50 venues along the way.

“It’s fantastic to be back with our biggest tour yet – a reflection of the enormous appetite for

adventure that UK and Irish audiences have,” says Tour Director Nell Teasdale.

“The Banff Tour is more than a series of exhilarating film nights. Each screening offers a real sense of community, bringing together people with a wide range of outdoor passions. And we guarantee that viewers will leave with new enthusiasm and inspiration for their own adventures too!”

The short films, starring the world’s top adventurers on exciting journeys in mind-blowing

destinations, are selected from hundreds of films entered into the prestigious Banff Mountain Film Festival held every year in the Canadian Rockies.

The UK and Ireland tour has two different programmes of films to choose from, each lasting about 2½ hours, with free prize giveaways at each screening. The tour is part of the wider Banff World Tour, which travels the globe each year, visiting nearly 50 countries and reaching more than 400,000 people worldwide.

  • 2-3 March Malvern, Forum Theatre
  • 4 March Birmingham, Town Hall (matinee and evening screenings)
  • 21 March Swindon, Wyvern Theatre
  • 22-23 March Bath, Komedia
  • 4 April Cheltenham, Town Hall
  • 5-8 April Bristol, Victoria Rooms (four screenings)