Welcome from The Carlton Players @ The Little Theatre, Birkenhead

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The Carlton Players are the resident company at The Little Theatre. We produce 7 plays a year including a pantomime, comedies and series plays. We are always looking for original plays to produce so if you wish to submit one feel free and our play reading committee will look at it. The theatre is regularly hired out to other community drama, musical and dance groups. If you wish to hire it get intouch and we will see what we can do. 

 

Tickets
 £9 Full Price & £6 NUS/U16s on the door
 £1 off if bought in advance

We offer a range of tickets to encourage new an old audiences alike. If you are a charity, school, run a community group get in touch and see what we can offer. For individuals and smaller groups ask about our subscriber tickets.

 

New Members

We always welcome new members to the The Carlton Players and they can get involved in as many or as few aspects of the theatre as they want.  Area include acting, directin, backstage, technician, admin & front of house.

CHARITY TUESDAY IS BACK

For each of our productions we set aside Tuesday for another charity to raise its profile and raise funds for itself.  We currently have the charity night for Waiting in the WIngs still available.  If you aren intereseted in that production or are interested in one of next years productions contact info@carltonlittletheatre.co.uk

31st May 4th June

Synopsis 

By Jeremy Lloyd & David Croft

 

Based on the hugely successful British television series that ran for seven seasons, this uproarious comedy relates the adventures of a hapless cafe owner, Rene, in occupied France. You can see all of your favorite TV characters in the flesh, including Rene's tone-deaf wife Edith, Major-General von Klinkerhoffen and the Gestapo officer Herr Flick! "Listen very carefully, I will say this only once" - you will revel in the latest stage production of the TV cult comedy classic 'Allo 'Allo! You won't be able to help yourselves. – 

 

The Stage "Good moaning. You stupid woman. Ze flashing knobs. I was just hanging up the knockwurst when I remembered all the happy times we had in 'ere. Yes, it's 'Allo 'Allo! and it is coming back." – The Guardian
 

Charity for this production

Charity

If you are a charity and interested in working with us in anyway email ​charity@carltonlittletheatre.co.uk

Hire

If you are interested in hiring the theatre email:

lettings@carltonlittletheatre.co.uk

 

Sponsor

If you are interested in sponsoring a show email info@carltonlittletheatre.co.uk

 

 

Subscribe

If you wish to become a subscriber email subscribers@carltonlittletheatre.co.uk.

 

In September

Synopsis


Winner of the 2012 Edgar® Award for Best Play 
from The Mystery Writers of America!

It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. Then it’s up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays.

 

In November

Synopsis

10 -14 November  7.30pm

Matinee 14 November  2.30pm

 

WRITTEN BY JOHN NICHOLSON & 

STEVE CANNY

WHAT WOULD YOU DO FOR THE 

PERFECT CHRISTMAS?

Reality and the ridiculous collide in an enchanting festive adventure, whisking you between Victorian England and the present day.

 

Jack Wilkins is forced into a desperate attempt to retrieve his life after accepting an irresistible offer from a sparkly eyed stranger. But time is running out and if he can’t honour the deal he has struck and get to the hospital by the allotted hour, he will lose everything. Forever.

18th-20th December

Synopsis

This original pantomime is written by local writer Graham Breckon and features ADAGIO DANCE.

 

A traditional family pantomime based on the classic fairy story. Cinderella lives with her father and thoroughly unpleasant step-mother and step-sisters. Can she escape from her life of drudgery with the charming Prince. This timeless story is re-told with singing, dancing and lots of fun along the way
 

 

26th-30th January

Synopsis 

Premier of the original adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Novel by local award winning poet and writer Ian Nenna.

 

I saw the pale student of unhallowed arts kneeling beside the thing he had put together. I saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, and then, on the working of some powerful engine, show signs of life, and stir with an uneasy, half vital motion. Frightful must it be; for supremely frightful would be the effect of any human endeavour to mock the stupendous mechanism of the Creator of the world.

 

Quoted in Spark, 157, from Mary Shelley's introduction to the 1831 edition of Frankenstein

 

15th-19th March

Charity for this production

Synopsis

WRITTEN BY AGATHA CHRISTIE

 

Clarissa, the second wife of Henry Hailsham Brown, is adept at spinning tales of adventure for their bored diplomatic circle. When a murder takes place in her drawing room she finds live drama much harder to cope with, especially as she suspects the murderer might be her young stepdaughter Pippa. Worse still, the victim is the man who broke up Henry's first marriage! Clarissa's fast talking places her in some hair raising experiences, as she comes to learn that the facts are much more terrifying than fiction... 

 

"So closely woven with thrills and comedy that shocks and laughs are about fifty fifty." - London Guardian

 


 

19th-23rd April

Synopsis 

Noel Coward’s tribute to theatre

Gather together a group of elderly ex actresses under the same roof and immediately you have the makings of a plot! This is the story of such a group, their feuds and friendships, their laughter, and tears, the poignancy of old age off-set by time ripened character.

The action of the play passes in the lounge of "The Wings”, a charity home for retired actresses in the Thames Valley. Fading actress May Davenport considers herself the leading lady at the home, until a woman who held comparable star status in her day with whom May has been estranged for years, takes up residence at the home

 

13th & 14th May

The Mayor of Wirral has brought together local music talent, all in aid of saving the Little Theatre in Grange Road West, Birkenhead over a two night period you will be able to hear your favourite songs from the Musical's, "So please come along and support this really worthy cause on the 13th & 14th May".

 

2015-16 Season

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