Recent, Current & Upcoming Schedule

Cast

Leadwell       Gordon Meredith

Swiddles                     Neil King

Thelma                  Evie Gutteridge

 

Director      Richard Avery

Stage Manager/Technician, Sound and Music     Nathan Smith

 

Summer 2022

Where you Anyone Before, Private Godfrey?

A play by Nicolas Ridley about the life of his father, Arnold. Wounded three times in WW1, invalided out, actor at Birmingham Rep until ‘let go’, Arnold kept going by working in his father’s boot and shoe shop. In spare time he sat in a lumber room above the shop writing plays, and so successful was he that at one time he had three plays running concurrently in the West End. Becoming wealthy, he spent much time in the 1930s on the French Riviera. Through a disastrous foray into films he lost all his money, served as a Major in WW2, struggled to survive financially, and like many jobbing actors spent hours waiting for the telephone to ring with the offer of a job. And then along came Dad’s Army…

During lockdown we have been developing the script with Nic Ridley.
Provisional casting involves Jessica Duffield, Evie Gutteridge and Neil King
Richard Avery will direct
 
Touring June and July 2022
 
Provisional dates
 
Thursday 16th June
 Etton Village Hall HU17 7PG
£10.00
For reservations ring 01482 862752
or email otherlivesproductions@yahoo.co.uk
 
Friday 17th June
Old Malton War Memorial Hall YO17 7HD
 
Saturday 18th June
Sand Hutton & Claxton Village Hall YO41 1LL
 
Sunday 19th June
Withernsea Meridian Centre HU19 2HH
£7.50
For reservations ring 01482 862752 or email otherlivesproductions@yahoo.co.uk
 
Tuesday 21st to Thursday 23rd June
tbc
 
Friday 24th June
Heron Theatre, Milnthorpe
 
Saturday 25th June
Bishop Burton Village Hall  HU17 8QJ
£10
For reservations ring 01482 862752 or email otherlivesproductions@yahoo.co.uk
 
Sunday 26th June
Monk Fryston and Hillam Community Centre LS25 5EA
 
Tuesday 28th June
Ropewalk, Barton-upon-Humber
 
Wednesday 29th June
tbc
 
Thursday 30th June
Sutton on the Forest, Grey Village Hall YO61 1DP
 
Friday 1st July
Potto Village Hall DL6 3HQ
 
Saturday 2nd July
Whixley Village Hall Y026 8AP
 
Sunday 3rd July
Arts Centre, Helmsley
 
Tuesday 5th to Saturday 9th July
Beverley East Riding Theatre HU17 9BE
£??  For reservations ring 01482 874050
 
Tuesday 12th July
tbc
 
Wednesday 13th July
tbc
 
Thursday 14th July
North Dalton Old Chapel YO25 9XA
£?? including supper
For reservations ring 01377 217625
or email roseandrobin25@gmail.com or rosevistaarts@outlook.com
 
Friday 15th July
Lockington Village Hall YO25 9SN
 
Saturday 16th July
Spotlight Theatre, Bridlington
 
Sunday 17th July
Yarm Arts Centre
 
 
 

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During the first half of 2017 we mounted platform performances of Dylan Thomas’s

Under Milk Wood

at the East Riding Theatre

All performances were sold out, but we plan revivals there and/or a tour of East Riding villages.

Watch this space

 

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 In Spring 2015 and Autumn 2016

we toured with Patrick Garland’s

Brief Lives

a highly amusing one-man show which follows a day in the life of

 

John Aubrey

the seventeenth century diarist

See audience reaction at http://otherlives.org.uk/brief-lives-comments-reviews)

“Everything is here – wit, farce, tragedy, pathos – often bawdy, frequently uproariously funny. A truly delightful entertainment.”The Guardian

 

Old John Aubrey takes his audience by the hand and, with a twinkle in his eye, leads you through a day late in his life, launching into wicked tales.  He regales you with tales of his contemporaries – Oliver Cromwell, Charles II, Nell Gwyn – and stories gleaned as a child from folk who knew the likes of Shakespeare, Queen Elizabeth, Sir Walter Raleigh. By turns he is a stand-up comic, a philosopher, a lodger in a garret room suffering crying babies and other noisy co-tenants. Once he starts speaking to you he is like the Ancient Mariner – you cannot choose but hear.

Funded by the Arts Council of Great Britain

and the East Riding of Yorkshire Council

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In February 2016 Other Lives Productions presented a short tour entitled

 WINTER WARMERS

 A fireside entertainment of tales to chase away the last of Winter

 Readings and semi-dramatisations,

including a guest appearance from the past

Featuring Richard Avery

(formerly of the Royal Shakespeare Company)

and

Neil King

(John Aubrey in Brief Lives)

Funded by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council

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In September and October 2016 Other Lives actors Richard Avery, Neil King and Gordon Meredith appeared in the East Riding Theatre’s production of Hamlet

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If you would like news of our forthcoming shows, do email us on otherlivesproductions@yahoo.co.uk and we’ll place you on our e-circulation list

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