Plays

More Frog King Love

The review of The Frog King by Alfred Mann for the Bromyard Info Magazine (1st edition August 2017) "Having seen Offbeat’s last production The Raven ("The Killing of Poe" - Ed), which was quite dark with lots of obscure literary references, I wondered just how Barbara Hockley would turn her wordsmith mastery to a show suitable for children of all ages. (more…)

By Barbara, ago
Plays

Sharing the Frog King Love…

At the beginning of August, Offbeat Theatre had an absolute blast performing The Frog King in Bredenbury. Our unusual location required us to convert 4 rooms and a few corridors into a magical fairytale-land - which we did over the months preceding the show. The audience moved from room to room with the action - not quite 'immersive', but a blurring of the lines that usually separate audience from actors. (more…)

By Barbara, ago
Plays

The Frog King – early days

The next Offbeat Theatre production has been a long time coming. After the darkness that was The Killing of Poe in February 2016 we had the promise of a lighter one act play courtesy of The Space in December 2016, which we cancelled for our own inexplicable reasons. But now ... we have the emergence of THE FROG KING! Hooray! (more…)

By Barbara, ago
Plays

May Contain Nuts!

The very very silly ‘May Contain Nuts!’ gets another outing on Saturday 30th April (see poster) This is what it says about Nuts on our Offbeat Plays site Involves: An awful lot of silliness, dressing up as pirates, mysterious old ladies, a few characters from Romeo & Juliet, sword fighting, Read more…

By Barbara, ago
Offbeat News

Award for SPYS with ‘Darkness!’

Last night SPYS (Sodbury Players Youth Section) won the Best Youth award for their production of Rob Hockley’s “Darkness in the night” at the Bristol One-act drama festival!!!! Congratulations from all at OffbeatTheatre – especially a delighted playwright. We’re proud and delighted to have been a part of what must Read more…

By Barbara, ago