Community Events

Theatre and other Events at Church Stretton School  

We are working hard to make the school; Theatre; and Cinema locally accessible and inclusive in Church Stretton .

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT please!

Our Satellite Live screenings give all of us in the Stretton’s a chance to see top quality productions filmed live from the country’s most famous theatre venues. How lucky we are to have such a lovely local and easily accessible facility which is also available to many local community organisations to hold their events.

How lucky we are to have such a lovely local and easily accessible facility which is also available to many local community organisations to hold their events.

Our Summer Programme continues on 3rd July with Flicks in the Sticks showing of THE BFG.    Based on the story by Roald Dahl a girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant in this epic film.

 Our school SUMMER CONCERT is to be held on 19th July. An annual school event that is extremely popular.

 Then – commencing on 31st July, with the Arts Exhibition Opening Reception - our local CHURCH STRETTON ARTS FESTIVAL offers you an extravaganza of Music, Drama, Pictures and Crafts over a period of 2 weeks at the start of the Summer Holidays.

 We have a great mix of events lined up for our Autumn Programme and into 2018. Some of which are shown here.

 

Church Stretton Arts Festival Events at the School

31st July

Arts Festival

Arts Exhibition Opening Reception

1st August

Arts Festival

4 Girls 4 Harps

 

3rd August

Arts Festival

Clair Whitefield

 

5th August

Arts Festival

Planet Abba Tribute Group

 

7th August

Arts Festival

Kabantu

 

8th August

Arts Festival

Timothy End

 

9th August

Arts Festival

Chapterhouse Pride & Prejudice

 

10th August

Arts Festival

Ferio Saxaphone Quartet

 

12th August

Arts Festival

Katona Twins

 

Details of Arts Festival full programme at school and other venues can be found at www.strettonfestival.org.uk

Flicks in the Sticks: Sully – Miracle on the Hudson [12a]

Monday 4th September

7.30pm £4/£2 

On Thursday 15th January 2009, the world witnessed the "Miracle on the Hudson" when Captain Chesley Sullenberger, nicknamed "Sully" and is portrayed by Tom Hanks, glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.

JOHN LE CARRE: AN EVENING WITH GEORGE SMILEY

Wednesday 13th SEPTEMBER 2017 - Encore 

7.45pm £12/£6

Broadcast live from London's Royal Festival Hall, join us for a celebration of one of the world’s greatest writers as he shares the secrets behind the creation of his most beloved character. From his extraordinary Cold War novels – such as The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – to his powerful descriptions of the War on Terror in The Night Manager, A Most Wanted Man and A Delicate Truth, the writing of John le Carré has come to define the last half century.
 
In a rare public appearance and one-off event, the author reads from his new novel, A Legacy of Spies, which sees the return of his most iconic Cold War characters, as their past comes back to claim them in the present. With a unique question and answer session, this is an unmissable opportunity to experience one of the foremost chroniclers of our age, direct and in his own words.
 
In conversation le Carré discusses the full breadth of his career spanning five decades, and reflects on the continuing story of his most famous creation, the tubby, bespectacled spy, George Smiley.
 
Through this event John le Carré and the producers The Ink Factory are raising money for Médicins Sans Frontières / Doctors without Borders (MSF), and are donating their proceeds to the charity

Book your pre-theatre meals for this event in THE PLACE Restaurant and reserve seats in the theatre. A fantastic meal  prepared by our award-winning chef. Two-courses with wine or soft drink - £13.50

The Magic Flute

Wednesday 20th September 2017

Organisation: ROH Opera

7.15pm £12/£6

Prince Tamino promises the Queen of the Night that he will rescue her daughter Pamina from the enchanter Sarastro. He begins his quest, accompanied by the bird-catcher Papageno – but all is not as it seems…

Tamino and Papageno discover Sarastro is a wise and kind leader. They undergo three ordeals. By the end they are united with their true loves: Tamino with Pamina, and Papageno with his Papagena.

David McVicar’s classic production embraces both the seriousness and comedy of Mozart’s work. The audience is transported to a fantastical world of dancing animals, flying machines and dazzlingly starry skies. The setting provides a wonderful backdrop for Mozart’s kaleidoscopic score, from the Queen of the Night’s coloratura fireworks to Tamino and Pamina’s lyrical love duets and Papageno’s hearty, folksong-like arias.

Flicks in the Sticks: Hidden Figures [pg]

Monday 2nd October

7.30pm £4/£2

As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as "human computers", we follow these women as they quickly rose the ranks of NASA alongside many of history's greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.

Hamlet [12A]

National Theatre

Wednesday 5th October 2017

7.00pm £12/£6

 

We’re really excited to be offering audiences another chance to see this incredibly popular title, after the huge success of its 2015 live broadcast.  We are sure that many of those who saw Hamlet live in 2015 – plus many Benedict Cumberbatch fans! – will be very pleased to see Hamlet returning.

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

Now seen by over 750,000 people worldwide, the original 2015 NT Live broadcast returns to cinemas.

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions.

Coriolanus

Wednesday 11th October 2017

Organisation: RSC

7.00PM £12/£6

A full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield, Coriolanus transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome. Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His ambitious mother attempts to carve him a path to political power, but he struggles to change his nature and do what is required to achieve greatness. In this new city state struggling to find its feet, where the gap between rich and poor is widening every day, Coriolanus must decide who he really is and where his allegiances lie. Rome Season Director, Angus Jackson, completes the Royal Shakespeare Company’s collection of Shakespeare’s Roman plays with a visceral production which sees Sope Dirisu (One Night in Miami, Donmar Warehouse, 2016) take on the title role.

 Alice`s Adventures in Wonderland

Monday 30th October 2017 – Encore 

Organisation: Royal Ballet Meal:

7.00pm £12/£6

Book your pre-theatre meals for this event in THE PLACE Restaurant and reserve seats in the theatre. A fantastic meal  prepared by our award-winning chef. Two-courses with wine or soft drink - £13.50 

At a garden party on a sunny afternoon, Alice is surprised to see her parents’ friend Lewis Carroll transform into a white rabbit. When she follows him down a rabbit hole events become curiouser and curiouser... As Alice journeys through Wonderland, she encounters countless strange creatures. She’s swept off her feet by the charming Knave of Hearts, who’s on the run for stealing the tarts. Confusion piles upon confusion. Then Alice wakes with a start. Was it all a daydream?

Flicks in the Sticks: Their Finest [12A]

Monday 6th November

7.30pm £4/£2

1940, London, the Blitz; with the country’s morale at stake, Catrin, an untried screenwriter, and a makeshift cast and crew, work under fire to make a film to lift the nation’s flagging spirits; and inspire America to join the war. Partnered alongside fellow screenwriter, Buckley, the pair set off to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation and capture the imagination of the American population.

Craft Fayre

Church Stretton School Pta

Saturday 18th November 2017

Arguably the best Craft Fayre in Shropshire

Parent Teachers Association Annual Craft Fayre. A massive collection of stalls of handcrafted, handmade and Christmas gift ideas, to include jewellery, textiles, soaps, candles and more. Refreshments served in the school’s restaurant. Raffle with superb prizes from stallholders. Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.

FOLLIES

National Theatre

Thursday 16th November 2017

7.00pm £12/£6

Book your pre-theatre meals for this event in THE PLACE Restaurant and reserve seats in the theatre. A fantastic meal prepared by our award-winning chef. Two-courses with wine or soft drink - £13.50.

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

 New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.

Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors).

Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, Sondheim’s previous work includes A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George.

Flicks in the Sticks: A United Kingdom [12A]

Monday 4th December

7.30pm £4/£2

A UNITED KINGDOM is a biographical romantic drama about Prince Seretse Khama, later to become the first president of Botswana, who causes a diplomatic stir when he marries a white woman from London in the late 1940s.

The Nutcracker

Tuesday 5th December 2017

Organisation: Royal Ballet

7.30pm £12/£6

Book your pre-theatre meals for this event in THE PLACE Restaurant and reserve seats in the theatre. A fantastic meal prepared by our award-winning chef.  Two-courses with wine or soft drink - £13.50

 The young Clara creeps downstairs on Christmas Eve to play with her favourite present – a Nutcracker. But the mysterious magician Drosselmeyer is waiting to sweep her off on a magical adventure.

After defeating the Mouse King, the Nutcracker and Clara travel through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets, where the Sugar Plum Fairy treats them to a wonderful display of dances. Back home, Clara thinks she must have been dreaming – but doesn’t she recognize Drosselmeyer’s nephew?

 Rigoletto

Tuesday 16th January 2018

Organisation: ROH Opera

7.15pm £12/£6

David McVicar’s acclaimed production of Verdi’s potent and tragic opera is conducted by Alexander Joel, with an excellent cast led by Dimitri Platanias, Lucy Crowe and Michael Fabiano.

Rigoletto arranges to have the Duke assassinated. But Gilda still loves the womanizing Duke and sacrifices herself in his place. Rigoletto eagerly uncovers the corpse only to find instead his fatally wounded daughter, who dies in his arms.

Twelfth Night

Wednesday 14th February 2018

Organisation: RSC

7.00pm £12/£6

Book your pre-theatre meals for this event in THE PLACE Restaurant and reserve seats in the theatre. A fantastic meal prepared by our award-winning chef. Two-courses with wine or soft drink - £13.50 

Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heartbreaking. Twins are separated in a shipwreck, and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Viola but is idolised by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister...

The Winters Tale

Wednesday 28th February 2018

Organisation: ROH Ballet

7.15pm £12/£6

Book your pre-theatre meals for this event in THE PLACE Restaurant and reserve seats in the theatre. A fantastic meal prepared by our award-winning chef. Two-courses with wine or soft drink - £13.50

Shakespeare’s tale of love and loss becomes compelling dance drama in Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet adaptation, with music by Joby Talbot.

King Leontes, possessed by a mad jealousy, believes his pregnant wife Hermione to be having an affair with his childhood friend King Polixenes. His actions tear their families apart.

Hermione’s baby daughter is abandoned and Hermione and their son die of distress. The baby Perdita, rescued by a shepherd, grows up to fall in love with Florizel, son of Polixenes. The young couple is reunited with the remorseful Leontes and Hermione returns from the dead.

Carmen

Tuesday 6th March 2018

Organisation: ROH Opera

6.45pm £12/£6

The young soldier Don José intends to marry Micaëla, a girl from his home village. But when he meets the sensual and fiercely independent Carmen, he sacrifices everything to be with her.

Carmen grows bored of Don José and falls in love with Escamillo. Unable to bear her leaving him, Don José tracks Carmen down and murders her.

This ever-popular opera is given a fresh point of view in Barrie Kosky’s highly physical production, originally created for Frankfurt Opera. The Australian director is one of the world’s most sought-after opera directors, whose Royal Opera debut with Shostakovich’s The Nose in 2016 was greeted with delight. For Carmen he has devised a far-from-traditional version, incorporating music written by Bizet for the score but not usually heard, and giving a new voice to the opera’s endlessly fascinating central character.

JULIUS CAESAR

National Theatre

Thursday 22nd March 2018

7.15pm £12/£6

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.

Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake. 

Manon

Thursday 3rd May 2018

Organisation: Royal Ballet

7.15pm £12/£6

Book your pre-theatre meals for this event in THE PLACE Restaurant and reserve seats in the theatre. A fantastic meal prepared by our award-winning chef.  Two-courses with wine or soft drink - £13.50

Kenneth MacMillan’s powerful telling of Manon and Des Grieux’s tragic love is a masterpiece of modern ballet, set to music by Massenet. Manon’s brother Lescaut is offering her to the highest bidder when she meets Des Grieux and falls in love. They elope to Paris, but when Monsieur G.M. offers Manon a life of luxury as his mistress she can’t resist.

Swan Lake

Tuesday 12th June 2018

Organisation: Royal Ballet

7.15pm £12/£6

Book your pre-theatre meals for this event in THE PLACE Restaurant and reserve seats in the theatre. A fantastic meal prepared by our award-winning chef. Two-courses with wine or soft drink - £13.50

 The Royal Ballet presents a new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet, with additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane.

Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night.

 

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