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“Spooky, sophisticated and silly in equal measures”

Night of the Living DeadLive is a comedic re-imagining of George A. Romero’s classic film, which was produced at a time of incredible social and political upheaval. More than just a re-creation of the story, the play also celebrates the history and influence of the movie.

It is uncertain what will happen regarding guidelines for social distancing, the availability and practicalities of audition and rehearsal spaces. We are now hoping to present this play at MAST Studio (formerly NST City) in Southampton in April 2021 – watch this space!


NOW SHOWING

FOR THE FALLEN 2: HOME FRONT

Filmed during lockdown – click here to watch

Volume 2. Page 70, Picture 6. World War II. 8th May 1945. Whitehall, London, England. VE Day crowds are in high spirits after Prime Minister Winston Churchill+s speech.We were disappointed when we had to cancel our rehearsals and planned performances for this anthology: wartime voices from the Southampton Blitz, D-day and VE Day.

However, we re-cast the piece and our fantastic members tackled the various poems, letters, sketches, monologues, first-hand accounts and even songs from the lockdown safety of their own homes – filming the clips. Many of these clips formed part of the live stream from Royal Victoria Country Park for its VE Day celebrations.

You can watch the short videos in this special Playlist on our public Facebook page

Updated Vimeo channel coming soon

Thanks to all our wonderful cast for their creativity and ingenuity

FOR THE FALLEN: HOME FRONT was written and compiled by Stephen Fenerty


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22-25 January – NST Campus

Adapted by Mike Kenny Directed by Paul Green

Marking the 50th anniversary of the much-loved film version, SUP returned with this acclaimed production of E. Nesbit’s classic story of an Edwardian family forced to relocate to rural Yorkshire.

“Adults and children alike are enthralled by the clever mix of imagination and reality” – Financial Times

“Glorious adaptation… it never for a moment runs out of steam” – Guardian

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OCTOBER 2019

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SUMMER 2019

ROYAL VICTORIA COUNTRY PARK, LEPE COUNTRY PARK and EASTLEIGH REMEMBERS festival


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Visit the festival website

GHOST STORY by Mark Ravenhill – directed by Troy Chessman

AND TELL SAD STORIES OF THE DEATHS OF QUEENS by Tennessee Williams – directed by Paul Cresser

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/sup


JANUARY 2019

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Double-bill of comedy murder mysteries – October 2018

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The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard

A Jolly Sinister Jape by Elliot Strange


May 2019 double-bill – Rose Theatre, Eastleigh

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SUP WINS 40th TOTTON FESTIVAL OF DRAMA 2018

SUP entered two one-act plays into the Totton Drama Festival in March 2018

WINNER: Best Play, Best Actor (Stephen Fenerty), Best Original Script (Chris Hawley), Technical Achievement for set, lighting and sound

Bully Beef and Whizzbangs – a world premiere – then went through to the All England Theatre Festival quarter finals in Weymouth (Southern and Mercia Division) and won that too – then competed in the AETF national semi finals in Dawlish, coming a close second (by one point!)

Plus nomination – Best Actress: Darlings, You Were Wonderful!


Bully Beef and Whizzbangs

Written and Directed by Chris Hawley
**WORLD PREMIERE**

ww1The play is set in the battlefields of France during 1916. Smudger, a new arrival at the Front, is keen to shoot his first German whilst Harry is more interested in keeping his head down, thinking of home and enjoying his mug of tea.

Full of trench humour, WHIZZBANGS is a wry look at life in the trenches through the eyes of two reluctant heroes. Stuck in a hole, surrounded by mud and death, how will our boys cope with the ever present danger of being shot or blown to smithereens?
“Cheer up chum! The first seven years is the worst!”


Darlings, You Were Wonderful!

Written by Derek Lomas – Directed by Paul Cresser

A comedy for women… The action takes place in the dressing room of a Little Theatre, where the Amazon Theatre Group is about to perform a little-known 17th century Spanish play.

Dressing-RoomAmid multiple tensions and general chaos backstage, missing cast member Lesley staggers in, paralytically drunk and dressed in motorcycle gear.

Will the adjudicator be impressed by the seething passion of the cast – and with Lesley’s motorcycle regalia…?


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