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A New Season of Digital Theatre

We are delighted to announce a new season of digital theatre, which you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Tickets are very reasonably priced at just £5. Book now The F Word By Conor Hunt -- Directed by Chris Moran 27 - 30 January Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons By Sam Steiner -- Directed by Caroline White 24 - 26 March Scratch [...] Read more

Our New Logo!

A fresh face for 2021 Like the times we're living, we carry on changing and evolving, and Progress Theatre is ready to embrace the new year with renewed commitment and energy for our theatre. You may have seen us hinting at it on social media for a little while, so without further ado, we are very excited to reveal our shiny new logo and the [...] Read more

WriteFest 2020 - the results!

Progress is delighted to announce the selected works for WriteFest 2020: A3 by Neil Jarvis. Death by Misadventure by Liz Carroll. Factory Children by Matthew Beswick. The Fisherman and His Wife by Steph Gunner-Lucas. A Shot at Life by Neil Jarvis. A Thousand Words by Adrian Tang. These 6 plays were selected from 46 submissions by local authors. [...] Read more

QUEENS AWARD FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE

Progress Theatre is honoured to announce we have received the QUEENS AWARD FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE! The MBE for volunteer groups, this is the HIGHEST AWARD given to volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. @queensawardforvoluntaryservice was created in 2002 to celebrate the Queens Golden Jubilee. It [...] Read more

Writefest 2020 - open for entries

Calling experienced or aspiring playwrights! Our short play competition, now it's 15th year, is now open for entries. We are looking for short plays, 8-18 minutes long. Chosen entries will be assigned to directors and presented at the theatre in the autumn. This is your chance to get your work staged. Deadline for applications: 26 April 2020 [...] Read more

Announcing our 2019-20 season

We are proud to announce our season of plays for 2019-20! 2019 The 14th Annual WriteFest Wednesday 11 – Saturday 14 September (with Saturday matinee) Our annual evening of new writing returns to the Progress stage for the 14th year. Showcasing seven short plays by local writers, across a variety of genres, WriteFest offers something for every [...] Read more

WriteFest 2019 is open for entries

Calling experienced or aspiring playwrights! Our short play competition, now it's 14th year, is now open for entries.. We are looking for short plays, 10-20 minutes long. Chosen entries will be assigned to directors and presented at the theatre in October. This is your chance to get your work staged. Deadline for applications: 14 April 2019 - we [...] Read more

Marking the centenary of the Armistice: Birdsong

Marking the centenary of the Armistice:  Birdsong

"No child or future generation will ever know what this was like. They will never understand." Birdsong, which marks the centenary of the Armistice, opens at Progress Theatre tonight (Thursday 8th November 2018) at 19:45. Directed by Steph Dewar, the play runs from 8 to 17 November, and tells the story of Stephen Wraysford (Charlie West), a [...] Read more

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