Abbey Theatre https://www.abbeytheatre.org.uk/ The Company of Ten in association with Radio Verulam presents Abbey Theatre Audio. Sat, 17 Aug 2019 16:02:48 +0000 en-GB © 2018 Abbey Theatre, St Albans AL1 2DL St Albans Theatre, AL1 2DL Abbey Theatre, St Albans The Company of Ten in association with Radio Verulam presents Abbey Theatre Audio. Abbey Theatre marketing@www.abbeytheatre.org.uk clean http://www.abbeytheatre.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Abbey-Theatre-Audio.jpg Abbey Theatre https://www.abbeytheatre.org.uk/ Abbey Theatre, St Albans marketing@www.abbeytheatre.org.uk The Company of Ten in association with Radio Verulam presents Abbey Theatre Audio. No https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.2 The Old Fighting Cocks https://www.abbeytheatre.org.uk/podcast/the-old-fighting-cocks/ Sat, 14 Apr 2018 12:14:31 +0000 admm8h http://www.www.abbeytheatre.org.uk/?post_type=podcast&p=5116 by Mial Pagan

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A story of the bravery and horror of ordinary people from St Albans in the First World War.

The recently produced and recorded play is based on the fictional exploits of a group of local soldiers going off to fight in the First World War.

Written by Mial Pagan and produced by Jo Emery, the play takes its inspiration from the memorials found in the streets around St Albans Abbey. The soldiers who sign up and go off to fight call themselves ‘The Old Fighting Cocks’ after their local pub, our most famous “Ye Olde Fighting Cocks”, where the landlord Robert Clifford is a father figure to them.

The men talk about the prospect of war, then the excitement of joining up to serve their King & Country, with all their hopes, fears emotions and worry for their loved ones.

As the play progresses, Clifford (as narrator) reflects on his days in the army, and the conversations turn to the victories and tragedies of the conflict, with the inevitable loss of life and the locals who never made it home or returned wounded and badly affected by their experiences. The scenes switch from pub to battlefield, the men’s letters home and the personal conversations between the two lovers in the story, Vera Spence and Reuben Lawrence.

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Empire of Dirt https://www.abbeytheatre.org.uk/podcast/empire-of-dirt/ Fri, 11 Nov 2016 20:01:37 +0000 Stuart Barry http://www.www.abbeytheatre.org.uk/?post_type=podcast&p=4321 by Ian Jordan

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As Clay Jones, Pastor of the Mega Church New Life in Bible-belt U.S.A., prepares to leave for the evening he meets Jerry Summer, an ageing member of his congregation. Fawning over the successful Pastor, Jerry’s motives soon come into question. ‘Empire of Dirt’ looks at the precarious relationship between faith and finances.

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Lear and His Daughters https://www.abbeytheatre.org.uk/podcast/lear-and-his-daughters/ Thu, 10 Nov 2016 11:36:44 +0000 Stuart Barry http://www.www.abbeytheatre.org.uk/?post_type=podcast&p=4312 Adapted by Chrystalla Spire from King Lear by William Shakespeare

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By stripping Shakespeare’s King Lear of its other characters, this adaptation focuses on the relationship between Lear and his daughters. Set in modern day, the play explores the timeless issues surrounding love, guilt, obligation, family relationships and the care of elderly parents.

It presents a new perspective of this powerful tragedy, as Shakespeare’s rich text has been adapted by extracting one of its many themes, while retaining a coherent narrative.

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Spaghetti Junction https://www.abbeytheatre.org.uk/podcast/spaghetti-junction/ Thu, 10 Nov 2016 11:27:14 +0000 Stuart Barry http://www.www.abbeytheatre.org.uk/?post_type=podcast&p=4311 by Anne Stafford Murray

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A suburban middle aged couple. An unexpected change of circumstances. Secrets, lies and mid life crises among the expertly made cafe lattes.

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Delivered https://www.abbeytheatre.org.uk/podcast/delivered/ Wed, 09 Nov 2016 16:09:56 +0000 Stuart Barry http://www.www.abbeytheatre.org.uk/?post_type=podcast&p=4310 by Jane Fookes

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The past, they say, is dead and gone. But what do they know of its corrosive grasp on the living? When Nadia lets a stranger into her flat, claiming to have something for her, what exactly is being delivered, and who will benefit? The past catches up to her in very unexpected ways.

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Terms and Conditions Apply https://www.abbeytheatre.org.uk/podcast/terms-and-conditions-apply/ Wed, 09 Nov 2016 11:04:44 +0000 Stuart Barry http://www.www.abbeytheatre.org.uk/?post_type=podcast&p=4299 by Peter Hale

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Suppose there was a kind of Berlin Wall running next door? What side would you like to be?

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Impromptu https://www.abbeytheatre.org.uk/podcast/impromptu/ Wed, 09 Nov 2016 10:23:09 +0000 Stuart Barry http://www.www.abbeytheatre.org.uk/?post_type=podcast&p=4293 by Derek Rhodes

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August 1953: a hotel terrace in Dinard, France, where two women try to come to terms with a consequence of the war that had ended eight years earlier.

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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde – Part 2 https://www.abbeytheatre.org.uk/podcast/the-strange-case-of-dr-jekyll-mr-hyde-part-2/ Thu, 17 Sep 2015 15:03:41 +0000 Stuart Barry http://www.www.abbeytheatre.org.uk/?post_type=podcast&p=3657 The Company of Ten in association with Radio Verulam

Following successful runs at the Malting Arts Theatre and the Camden Fringe Festival, The Company of Ten presents this compelling one-man show based on Stevenson’s classic mystery tale about the inexorable conflict between good and evil.

The novella has been faithfully adapted for the stage by Mark Waghorn, who is also the performer of this 60-minute play in a production directed by Jo Emery. Their aim is to thrill audiences with a combination of powerful story-telling and stunning physical theatre.

A wonderful theatrical experience – Madeleine Burton, Herts Advertiser

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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde – Part 1 https://www.abbeytheatre.org.uk/podcast/the-strange-case-of-dr-jekyll-mr-hyde-part-1/ Thu, 17 Sep 2015 14:48:14 +0000 Stuart Barry http://www.www.abbeytheatre.org.uk/?post_type=podcast&p=3640 The Company of Ten in association with Radio Verulam

Following successful runs at the Malting Arts Theatre and the Camden Fringe Festival, The Company of Ten presents this compelling one-man show based on Stevenson’s classic mystery tale about the inexorable conflict between good and evil.

The novella has been faithfully adapted for the stage by Mark Waghorn, who is also the performer of this 60-minute play in a production directed by Jo Emery. Their aim is to thrill audiences with a combination of powerful story-telling and stunning physical theatre.

A wonderful theatrical experience – Madeleine Burton, Herts Advertiser

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