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David Murray Award Night

21 Oct 2017 In honour of David Murray, who was a very long-standing member, and Chairman, of Network Theatre, we award an annual trophy to a member of Network Theatre Company who has shown commitment beyond the call of duty to our Theatre. Come and join in the celebrations and stay on to enjoy the creative outpourings of the 24-hour Play.
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The Play in 24 Hours

20 Oct - 21 Oct 2017 The perennial, phenomenal Network Theatre Play in 24 Hours is Back. Bring paper, pens and a sleeping bag to your favourite stinking shithole at 7pm on Friday 20 October 2017 and get ready to knock out a gala performance at the 2017 David Murray awards on Saturday 21 October 2017.
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Auditions: ‘The Dark Side’

26 Sep 2017 Auditions for our Christmas production: 'The Dark Side'
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The Provok’d Wife

20 Sep - 23 Sep 2017 In swinging London Lady Brute is provoked to infidelity by her husband. Married in haste – he for sex, she for money and status – Lord and Lady Brute are shackled in wedlock, but looking for diversions. He goes off for a drunken night on the town while she and her niece disguise themselves for a secret meeting with their lovers, spied on by a jealous rival ….. First performed in 1697, John Vanbrugh’s bawdy romp through the pleasure gardens of London comes up fresh-as-paint in this sharp new adaptation by Bernie Byrnes.
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Pitch Party for 2018 Season

16 Sep 2017 Your opportunity to say what you would like to see in the 2018 Season.
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Reading of The Provok’d Wife

30 Jun 2017 A reading of the September production is open to anyone, whether a member of Network Theatre or not. Come and read the play, have a drink and meet the Director.
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21 Jun - 24 Jun 2017 Moscow, 1938. A dangerous place to have a sense of humour; even more so a sense of freedom. Mikhail Bulgakov, living among dissidents, stalked by secret police, has both. And then he’s offered a poisoned chalice: a commission to write a play about Stalin to celebrate his sixtieth birthday. Inspired by historical fact, Collaborators embarks on a surreal journey into the fevered imagination of the writer as he loses himself in a macabre and disturbingly funny relationship with the omnipotent subject of his drama.
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A Celebration Of Nigel Williams

20 May 2017 Nigel was much loved and admired by all those at Network and he will be remembered by many as a gentleman and a true friend. He regarded Network as a second family and his contributions to the Theatre as an actor, director and Chairman were without measure. He will be much missed. There will be a celebration of Nigel’s life at Network Theatre on Saturday 20 May 2017. If you would like to take part by contributing a favourite anecdote of him, a speech, a poem, or a song and dance in memory of Nigel, then please let us know [...]
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Playhouse Creatures

05 Apr - 08 Apr 2017 The year is 1669, and theatres have just reopened after seventeen years of Puritan suppression. The first English actresses appear on stage. Playhouse Creatures focuses on five of the most famous to provide a moving and comic account of the precarious lives of Restoration actresses.
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Write of Spring – Call for Submissions

19 Mar 2017 We’re asking you to submit to us: – a short play (up to 30 minutes in length), – which has not been performed before, – the theme of which should be Spring. (This can be about the season, new beginnings, growth, etc. How you interpret the theme is up to you.) Please send your play or story submission to by midnight on 28 February 2017.  


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