Welcome to award-winning SUP. A friendly community theatre group open to all, we rehearse two evenings a week at the University of Southampton, usually Tuesday & Thursday
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We’re having our short August ‘break’ – even so, there’s lots of activity going on in the background, planning our October 2019 and January 2020 productions: watch this space!
SUP AGM AND ANNUAL AWARDS: TUESDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER, 7pm sharp, University of Southampton Highfield Campus
OUR OCTOBER 2019 PRODUCTION
BRAND NEW MURDER MYSTERY – AVAILABLE TO LICENCE AND PERFORM
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO PLAN AND PERFORM YOUR OWN EVENT – CHARACTERS, NARRATIVE, CLUES, PROP IDEAS AND MORE – FOR MURDER MYSTERY EVENTS, AM DRAM GROUPS AND CHARITIES
SPECIAL RATES FOR CHARITY FUNDRAISING PERFORMANCES – PLEASE EMAIL US
COMBINING THREE BRITISH OBSESSIONS: THE WEATHER, WHODUNITS AND CELEBRITY AWARDS CEREMONIES
The great British weather can be bloody murder… Join us at the National Weather Awards, the industry’s most glamourous night of the year, and mingle with top weather presenters including Gail Storms, April Showers, Rockall Malin and Misty Morning – as simmering tensions erupt and a fiendish murderer is on the loose…
This full-cast murder mystery from award-winning SUP Theatre Company puts the audience right in the heart of the action, and delivers a great night out. The outlook is horrible – and a great deal of fun.
FOR MORE DETAILS, PLEASE EMAIL PAUL, SUP SECRETARY
SUP PRESENTS FOR THE FALLEN – EASTLEIGH REMEMBERS FESTIVAL, SATURDAY 14th SEPTEMBER 2019
Following highly successful shows at ROYAL VICTORIA COUNTRY PARK and at the ‘Lepe Into History’ festival at LEPE COUNTRY PARK, we are back with this fascinating show in September.
This funny and moving anthology was compiled by our members Stephen Fenerty and Paul Green.
OUR AWARD-WINNING SPRING 2019 PRODUCTIONS
Our award-winning plays appeared on a double-bill at the Rose Theatre, Eastleigh in April 2019
Watch our trailer for Agatha Christie’s AND THEN THERE WERE NONE (JANUARY 2019)
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR AUDIENCES FOR OUR SELL-OUT JANUARY SHOW
What audiences had to say…
“Absolutely fantastic” – Gillian C.
“Brilliant, very professional. I couldn’t remember whodunit so even better. Well done.” – Julia P.
“You were all amazing. So professional.” – Val S.
“Great show as usual, loved every minute of it” – Carl B.
“Excellent performance by everyone” – Cherry C.
“You were all fabulous and so thrilling to see such a full theatre” – Jane B.
“Wonderful – a very professional performance by all. I’m sure the rest of the audience enjoyed it as much as I did” – Karin M.
Via Twitter – “Fantastic performances, loved the design of the soldiers.”
FOR Totton Festival of Drama, March 2019, we presented:
AND TELL SAD STORIES OF THE DEATHS OF QUEENS by Tennessee Williams
GHOST STORY by Mark Ravenhill
Both plays appeared at the Totton festival 2019 – ‘Queens’ won the TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT award (Duncan Lang and Paul Cresser) and Jess Capes won BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS for ‘Ghost Story’ – both plays appear on double-bill at the Rose Theatre, Eastleigh tonight, Sat 6th April 2019 – BOOK TICKETS HERE
BEHIND THE SCENES
We were delighted to welcome Lady Stoppard, Sabrina Guinness, to our double-bill of comedies at the Rose Theatre , Eastleigh in October 2018 – featuring Sir Tom’s play THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND
UPCOMING SOCIAL EVENTS
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Awards received by our people and productions
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SUP WINS ALL ENGLAND THEATRE FESTIVAL QUARTER FINALS 2018
SUP won BEST PLAY at the Southern Region of the 2018 All England Theatre Festival (AETF) in Weymouth on Saturday 7th April with BULLY BEEF AND WHIZZBANGS, written and directed by Chris Hawley. SUP co chair Stephen Fenerty was also nominated as Best Actor.
Congratulations to everyone who contributed to our success.
We believe this is the first time in 53 years that SUP has progressed to the semi-finals of this prestigious national competition.
Thank you to everyone who supported us in the next round, the Western Region finals in Dawlish on Saturday 5th May. SUP did not win this round but we came within one point of going to the All England Final – and we did walk away with the Adjudicator’s Special Award for Sound (Duncan Lang and Chris Hawley).
SUP WINS TOTTON DRAMA FESTIVAL 2018
The world premiere of “Bully Beef and Whizzbangs”, written and directed by SUP’s Chris Hawley, beat off stiff competition from 13 other plays to be named Best Production at the 40th Totton Festival of Drama on Saturday 24th March.
The play also won Best Actor for Stephen Fenerty, Best Original Script for Chris, and Best Technical Achievement for set, lighting and sound – Chris Hawley, Steve Town, Oliver Trojak, Duncan Lang, Clayton Peters and John Peters,
This was SUP’s most successful night ever at the popular annual festival, and the first time in it’s history that our group has won best play. More here
Murder Mystery events
Our recent Murder Mysteries include a charity fundraiser for the Creative Options Community Mental Health Project – helping to raise more than £600 for this amazing cause – and a murder mystery dinner to help raise funds for a disabled toilet at the country club venue where we appear regularly.
Our highly experienced Murder Mystery team is available for club and society bookings, private parties and charity events: we provide the whole package for a highly affordable price: licensing, script, cast, rehearsals, costumes, special props – and of course, lots of audience interaction on the night! Please email SUP or events organiser Ali for details
Dying to host a Murder Mystery without the hassle? Get in touch!
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About SUP Theatre Company in Southampton
Open to all residents of Southampton, we are a community amateur dramatic society established in 1965. Our home and rehearsal base is the University of Southampton – whose year-on-year support we gratefully acknowledge. We put on two major productions a year, including one at the NST Campus (Nuffield) theatre as well as one-act play evenings, murder mysteries and other events, including community theatre and private parties. We regularly participate in local drama festivals.
As well as theatrical productions we organise social events including theatre trips, play readings and quiz nights, and offer members the chance to attend workshops to learn acting and backstage skills.
Interested in joining us?
Membership is open to everyone. We are a small and friendly society, with a team spirit and are always looking to welcome new members. We welcome all: the experienced and people with no or limited experience
Whether you’d like to act, direct, stage manage, make costumes, manage props or simply join us for play readings, get in touch. You’ll receive all the support and encouragement you need. Please complete the Join us form and we’ll be in touch.