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the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy

Director: Nicky stewart & Mat hodson

Writer:  Douglas adams

MAD presents the Radio Play, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (part 1, or ‘Fit the First’) by Douglas Adams.

Link to listen here -

https://soundcloud.com/.../mads-hitchhikers-guide-to-the...

In the first few weeks of lockdown back in April, MAD decided to try our hand at a radio play. Through the next few months some members met virtually, twice a week, rehearsing this production. The experience not only allowed us a creative outlet, a social connection with a familiar process and ‘something to do’ but it also was a huge learning process for everyone.

The cast not only produced all the character voices, they also created as many of the sound effects as possible using anything they could find! All the ‘music’ was also created by members. We also learned the best ways of gathering individual ‘voices’, and were able to involve those not able to join the virtual rehearsals. Each voice or effect was collected individually and edited together - another skill we had to learn!

So please when you listen, understand that the creation of this production is our first attempt at this type of production. We are still editing ‘Fit the Second’ which should be completed by the end of October. We hope you enjoy listening even half as much as we have enjoyed making this.

This has been a ‘not-for-profit’ production.

jack & the beanstalk

POSTPONED

MAD are sad to announce this show has been postponed due to the current Covid-19 pandemic. As the government has advised people to avoid theatres, and in the best interests of our audience and members, we have chosen to defer the production until a later date.

All ticket purchases with be refunded in full. 

We are hoping to stage the production at a future date and look forward to welcoming you back at this time.

We will provide an update on the situation whenever we are in a position to do so.

Jack is a poor boy living with his widowed mother and a dairy cow in a farm cottage. The cow's milk is their only source of income, but when the cow stops giving milk, Jack's mother tells him to take Daisy to the market to be sold. When Jack returns from the market with only a handful of beans, Jack's mother is distraught and throws the beans away. This traditional 'tale' is full of laughs, goodies and baddies that will have you laughing and boo-ing the whole way through - oh, yes it will!

Keeping Up Appearances

POSTPONED

Director: MAt hodson

Writer:  Roy clarke

MAD are sad to announce this show has been postponed due to the current Covid-19 pandemic. As the government has advised people to avoid theatres, and in the best interests of our audience and members, we have chosen to defer the production until a later date.

All ticket purchases with be refunded in full. 

We are hoping to stage the production at a future date and look forward to welcoming you back at this time.

We will provide an update on the situation whenever we are in a position to do so.

Keeping Up Appearances is one of those programmes that was so deeply embedded in our cultural consciousness that the mere mention of an invitation to a Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced Bouquet) candlelight supper sent people fleeing. 

The action is centred around a church hall where social climber Hyacinth is showing her new painting “Willows by Moonlight” at the local art exhibition. At the same time and in the same venue her long-suffering neighbour Emmet is directing a play for the local amateur dramatic company, and is determined to go to extreme lengths to keep Hyacinth out of the play.  When Hyacinth hears that the part of Lady Melvern is yet to be cast, nothing will stop her from taking this role!

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