Knock Drama News

December 27, 2016

Jack’s Back!

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It’s Panto Time!  Oh yes it is! And we have a “Giant” problem… If you are free on Friday 6th January at 7.30pm or Saturday 7th January at 2.30pm  or 7.30pm – please come along!

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September 17, 2016

My Friend Miss Flint 21/22 October

Filed under: Performances,Uncategorized — belfastsally @ 9:30 am

miss-flintRehearsals going well for “My Friend Miss Flint” by Donald Churchill and Peter Yeldham, in association with Samuel French. A wonderful situational comedy. Fantastic cast line up including some members making their stage debut (with Knock Drama) and some familiar faces.

“When Tom Lambert, botanist and TV gardening personality, receives a call from Inland Revenue enquiring about his public relations consultant Joanna Flint, he can honestly say he has never heard of her. By lunchtime, he knows all about Miss Flint”

Curtains Up at 7.30pm in Elliott Hall at Knock Presbyterian. Tickets £8.00 (concession £7.00) to include refreshment.  Tickets available from Kaye Brown 02890 961598 or pay at door.

 

 

April 30, 2016

Church Drama League Awards

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Fantastic evening at the Church Drama League awards last night. Lovely to catch up with the Steel Magnolias. Congratulations to Pippa Mitchell and Sarah Steen who were both awarded Certificates of Merit and to Ashleigh Marshall (pictured) who brought home the silver as “Most Promising Newcomer” for her role of Annelle. Congratulations also to Ron McNeice who was awarded a Certificate of Merit in the “Unsung Hero” category. Well done everyone ‪#‎proudofyouall‬

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March 19, 2016

Tickets Available for Steel Magnolias

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February 14, 2016

Steel Magnolias

Filed under: Awards,Performances — belfastsally @ 2:13 pm

Knock Drama Society are delighted to announce that their next production “Steel Magnolias” will take place on 7th, 8th and 9th of April.  Please “save the date”.  This play will be entered into the Church Drama League competition with the adjudication happening on the Saturday night.

The performance on Thursday night will be in partnership with our nominated charity Saphara  http://www.saphara.org which works in the field of education for girls in India,

Details of tickets to follow in due course.

 

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February 12, 2016

Knock Drama is 40 years old!

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Calling all past and present members!  Please come and help us celebrate our anniversary on Saturday 11 June (ticket details in due course).

Do you have a story to tell?  Or photo to show?  We would love to hear from you! We hope to get as many members and past members together so spread the word!

If you have any questions, or information – please contact knockdramabelfast@gmail.com

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January 24, 2016

Sleeping Beauty Got the Point

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Keith Milligan (L) and Phil Ross (R)

OK – what do you get when you take three grumpy postmen, a lovelorn fairy, at least two princes, a princess and a neurotic king and queen, mix them all up, throw in a ghost, five courtiers, four dwarfs and a handful of children. Put them all together and sprinkle with a witch’s help and two hapless window cleaners. Put in oven, bake until done and serve with a liberal helping of music and laughter. The answer – Sleeping Beauty Gets the Point.

As Princess Beauty (Becca Mackie) wore the trousers, and there was no shortage of men available to wear the dresses. We had three men in dresses, including our principal boy (David Neill) on stage at the one time! A challenge ably met by our costume ladies Maureen and Beth.

Good Fairy played by Maree Kearney was pushed to the end of her tether by affable but well meaning Paperman (Andrew Middleton) and then it all started to go wrong.

Edward Thompson as the Prince in the Land of Charm sounded off about the never-ending stream of princesses in dire states of emergency. Further trouble arrived on his doorstep in the form of four dwarfs (yes four) who have been downsized due to lack of work. Strong performances by Brazen (Jenny Wilson) and Bashful (Emma Wilson) who had been reading self-help books and now wants to run the show, added to the chaos.

At the risk of giving offence, Timmy Spence nailed the role of grumpy old king with seamless effort. Despite valiant efforts by various courtiers and subjects, and some fairly cheesy jokes, he would not smile.

Further comedy was provided when the Good Fairy and her Sidekick (played by Bethany Brown with excellent timing and delivery), turned two hapless window cleaners into a couple of Dames. Paul and Petula Wright (Keith Milligan and Phil Ross), worked the audience like a dream to “Man – I feel like a woman!”

Once again audience feet were tapping the whole way through from the catchy duet “Let’s do It” to “Putting on the Ritz”

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Thanks as always to Ken and Trevor for the music, to Janet who did her best to ensure a “pitch perfect” performance, and to Rebecca (AKA Scary Dance Lady) who put a spring in everyone’s step. Thanks also to Richard and Aaron who shed some light on the matter, even whipping up a storm and to Ronnie who built, painted, sawed and hammered his way through the last three months, putting the sets together. Juli added a little colour to the faces (and the performance).

 

Finally thanks to all our front of house staff and Ken Marshall, who kept the whole thing between the hedges, with my assistance.

 

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December 15, 2015

It’s Panto Time!

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The stage is set. Well – it will be this week!  The lines are being learnt (one hopes), the dance moves are being finalised and the leg warmers are coming out of storage.

This year – with a cast of over 30 (including two dames), rehearsals are in full swing for “Sleeping Beauty Gets the Point”.  We haven’t quite made it to the week where everything falls apart and we tear our hair out, but I am sure it is not far off.

Book early to avoid disappointment!

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November 22, 2015

Housekeeper Wanted/Plaza Suite

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Knock Drama, in association with St Mark’s Players are delighted to announce their forthcoming amateur production of two One Act Plays – Plaza Suite by Neil Simon, and Housekeeper Wanted, by Philip King and Falkland L Carey (presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Limited)

7.30pm on 4th December and 5th December at Heyn Hall, St Marks Dundela.

 Tickets (£8.00 /£5.00 concession – including refreshments) are available from 02890 292830 or 02890 961598 or pay at the door.

October 11, 2015

Save the Date: House Keeper Wanted & Plaza Suite

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PlazaSuite1IconWe are delighted to announce that we will, in conjunction with St Mark’s Players, be staging two evenings of entertainment at 7.30 pm on Friday 4 December and Saturday 5 December 2015.  The evening will take the form of two one act plays, with refreshments being served during the interval.

St Mark’s will be staging “Plaza Suite” (the final Act of 3 self-standing Acts) by Neil Simon, and Knock Drama will be staging ‘House-keeper Wanted’ by Philip King and Falkland L Cary.

Tickets £8.00 per ticket (concession – senior/under 16 –  £5.00).  Tickets available from Eileen (02890) 292830 and Kaye (02890) 961598.

Hope to see you there!

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