Rapunzel: A Tangled Panto
December 2rd, 2022 – January 7th, 2023
Princess Rapunzel has been kept locked up in a tower for almost eighteen years by witch Gothel, who she believes to be her mother. But her royal parents, have not given up hope that one day she may return to them. And every year they celebrate her birthday, by releasing one sky-lantern for every year she’s been gone.
Rapunzel’s solitude is broken by the arrival of three Fairies, who persuade her to let them transport her to the outside world. Gothel discovers Rapunzel has been freed, and enlists the help of two villains to return her to the tower.
Auditions for As You Like It
One of Shakespeare’s most beloved romantic comedies is transported to the Woodstock era as Rosalind decides to flee from her tyrannically uptight uncle to the Forest of Arden, where her free-spirited father has been banished, along with his band of hippie followers. Colorful country folk, comic and romantic complications, the cynical observations of Jaques (“All the world’s a stage.”) and Shakespeare’s poetry make for a richer mixture than your typical romcom. Folk and rock music popular in the 60s and 70s will be performed in place of songs from Shakespeare’s time.
Recent Past Productions
THATS A WRAP for
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Based on Charles Dickens’ final unfinished novel, this hilarious whodunit invites the audience to solve the mystery by choosing the identity of the murderer. The tale is presented as a show-within-a show, as the Music Hall Royale – a delightfully loony Victorian theatre company – presents Dickens’ brooding mystery. Musical numbers include “Perfect Strangers,” “Don’t Quit While You’re Ahead,” “Off to the Races” and “Moonfall”.
Let’s All Go to the Music Hall
The British Players Online Music Hall
In the middle of the pandemic your friends at The British Players have an answer for you. Our title song says it all – “Let’s All Go to the Music Hall” (online). We assembled an amazing array of artists for your amazement and amusement. There are a Cheeky Chappie, a Red Hot Mama, an acrobat, and a full complement of singers and entertainers with new versions of audience favorites from our treasure trove of material from Music Halls past. One thing is guaranteed – you have NEVER seen anything like this before. And here’s hoping we will be off the virtual boards and back to performing for you in-person by the end of the year.
But until then:
REMEMBER as we sing in our opening number “there’s no entertainment like a good old Music Hall.”
POUR yourself a pint or a pitcher or a glass and imagine it has been brought to you by a lovely, saucy barmaid.
This show premiered on March 27, 2021 but you can watch it at any time by clicking on the button below.
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HAVE A BANANA!