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The Lockdown Variety Show

19/06/2020 • ypwqhlle

During these difficult times theatre and the arts are suffering.  Theatres are closed and performance venues don’t know when they can reopen.  Professional and amateur shows have had to be cancelled or postponed.  Sparkle have had their own performance of Much Ado About Nothing postponed to next year but we are staying positive.

Over the past few weeks our members (and some friends) have been recording performances as part of a variety show which premiers tonight (19th June 2020) at 6pm.  All participants have had to source their own costumes, props and set for their performances.  We have had contributions from our wonderful patron, Liz Webster, and a friend of Sparkle Theatre, international ventriloquist Shane West as well as other friends of Sparkle.

Sit back, grab the popcorn, and we hope you enjoy our little show (we expected a show about 40 minutes long – it is actually a full show at 1hr 20 mins).

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Mamma Mia! What a ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

30/01/2020 • ypwqhlle

Well, the new year has started, and Sparkle Theatre is already looking forward to its two big productions this year.  2019 was a great year for this little theatre group and ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ was a huge success, with an additional performance added at the Pavilion Club in Stockingford, and extra dates along with sold out performances at the home of Sparkle Theatre, St Peter’s Church, Galley Common.

During the past few weeks the focus has been on theatre technique and other roles within theatre.  We have looked at projection, and how to project successfully and safely (it is important that projection isn’t confused with shouting).  We have also looked at backstage roles and the importance of understanding health and safety within the theatre or venue.  At Sparkle Theatre we believe everyone should experience all of theatre, not just what is involved on stage.

And so ……. ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ with a twist! The songs of Abba lend themselves so well to this play, and so we are combining the two for our summer show this year, which will take place 25th-27th June 2020 in St Peter’s Church, Galley Common.  Tickets will go on sale in the next few weeks.  We have had a lot of fun during the past few weeks studying Shakespearean insults and looking at the language used.  It isn’t too late to join us for this Shakespearean comedy.  Auditions are on the 8th February, and further information can be found on our Facebook page.

We are also already planning and writing our next pantomime, ‘Robin Hood’.  Performance dates are confirmed for 2nd-5th December 2020 with a matinee on the Saturday.  Further details, updates and more exciting news will follow later in the year regarding this project.

Sparkle Theatre Choir will be joining the main theatre group for ‘Much Ado’ and have already started work on the songs.  They are also on a quest as their next concert (date to be confirmed) will have that as its theme, and all money raised from this concert will be donated to the Sparkle Theatre’s chosen charity – Cancer Research UK. Their last concert (28th November 2019) raised £100 for Cancer Research.

So from all at Sparkle Theatre….. Happy New Year! And we look forward to seeing you (either with us on stage or in the audience) during 2020.


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Pavilion Panto Pandemonium!!

19/10/2019 • ypwqhlle

We are thrilled to announce an extra date for our 2019 pantomime ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’.  This extra date will not be at St Peter’s Church, Galley Common, but will be at The Pavilion Club in Stockingford, Nuneaton on 22nd December 2019. Tickets for this extra date will only be available from The Pavilion Club itself, and Sparkle Theatre are excited to have been asked to perform our pantomime so close to Christmas.

So get ready to meet Dame Trott, Fairy Timey Wimey and a host of similarly ludicrous characters in a rip roaring family pantomime, with a twist.

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Jack and The Beanstalk 2019

18/06/2019 • ypwqhlle

Well, after such a fantastic time doing Phantasmagorical…. it’s that time of year again (oh no it isn’t) when we start looking forward to panto!!

Our pantomime this year is Jack and the Beanstalk (with a twist), and due to the popularity of Snow White last year it has been decided to add additional dates to this years run, so get it in your diary – Wednesday 4th-Saturday 7th December (with a matinee on the Saturday as well as an evening performance).

Our cast are already very excited, and auditions for principal roles will be taking place this Saturday (22nd June), so if you are interested in auditioning please contact us via the contacts page.  Tickets will go on sale this Sunday (23rd June).  We sold out on the last night last year, so do get your tickets early.

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17/01/2019 • ypwqhlle

Happy New Year to all our Sparkle Theatre followers.  And what a year it promises to be!

Tuesday 15th January was the first Sparkle Theatre session in preparation for our next project – PHANTASMAGIORICAL

Our next show (18th May) will be a feast of fantasy, with puppetry and great literary worlds of wonder, such as Alice In Wonderland, Wind in the Willows, Mary Poppins and The Wizard of Oz.  It isn’t too late to join us.  Get in touch and we can arrange for you to attend a FREE taster session.

If that isn’t enough, we are launching the SPARKLE THEATRE CHOIR on Thursday 24th January 7.30-9pm.  The choir will meet every Thursday, and we will be performing songs from Film & Musical as well as Rock & Pop classics.  The choir’s first public performance will be on Friday 17th May.  Come along to our FREE first session on 24th January and try us out.


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Sparkle’s Big Announcement!!!!!

15/12/2018 • ypwqhlle

What a fantastic week in the life of Sparkle Theatre! Well done to everyone involved in Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs. There was a lot of talent on the stage every night, and for a large number of the cast it was there first ever show, after only 14 weeks rehearsal. An amazing achievement, with our youngest members being only 5 years old.

But what’s next for Sparkle Theatre?

Well ………… next term is going to start on 15th January 2019 with puppetry, and this will form part of our Sparkle Show on 18th May 2019.  We will also be offering LAMDA training for those wishing to take exams in Shakespeare, Performance (Acting) and Musical Theatre.  Alongside this, some of our members are taking singing exams next term.

AND!  NEW FOR 2019 

From 24th January 2019 there will be a Sparkle Theatre Choir, which will rehearse on a Thursday night.  We will be singing songs from shows and rock/pop classics.  More details will be available on the Sparkle Theatre website in the coming days, so watch this space!!!

2019 promises to be an exciting year for Sparkle Theatre ending with our Christmas 2019 Pantomime ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all!!


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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – opens next week!

06/12/2018 • ypwqhlle

What a whirlwind the past few months have been.  Who would have thought back in August that Sparkle Theatre would be presenting it’s first show next week! All of the cast and the production team have worked so hard to put the show together.  Sparkle Theatre rehearse one night a week – Tuesday’s between 7.30-9pm – and there will have been 14 weeks rehearsal time.  Some Sparklies joined the group 7 weeks ago and have been amazing, learning the routines, script etc.  For almost 50% of the cast this will be their first EVER show. I am incredibly proud of them all.

So next week we will present our version of the classic tale, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.  Friday night has sold out.  Tickets are still available for Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th December, but are selling fast. Tickets can be purchased from the Sparkle Theatre Shop page – just select your preferred date (12th or 13th December).

Look out for some more exciting Sparkle Theatre news to be announced next week!





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24/11/2018 • ypwqhlle

Sparkle Theatre are pleased to announce that tickets have all but sold out for the Friday night performance of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.  Ticket sales for the Wednesday and Thursday night performances are very good.  The cast look and sound fantastic! It is going to be a great show.  If you haven’t got your tickets yet, do hurry! We would hate for you to be disappointed.

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Snow White Cast List announced!

14/09/2018 • ypwqhlle

Sparkle Theatre is proud to announce it’s cast for Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs:
Fairy Nuff – Emma Woods
Snow White – Abi-Lou Brown
Dame Petulia Flatulia – Anthony James
Timmy Leslie Flatulia – Tony Boucher
Queen Teresa – Kirsty Whybrow
Lord Chamberlain – Jackie Izzy Davidson
Prince Jeremy – Mia Dagnan
Bob – Jess Blake-Batchelor
The Magic Mirror – Pauline Fell
Chip Oakenwood – Charlie Woods
Fairy Light – Natalie Batchelor
Beyonce – Kelsey Willis
Madonna – Millie Jackson
Duffy – Bethany James
Cher – Nicole Hughes
Pink – Lacey Dagnan
Kylie – TBC
Birdie – TBC
Bert – Riley Brogan

Nicole Hughes is also dance captain.

Well done everyone who auditioned! You were all fabulous and that made casting very difficult!  

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Sparkle Theatre’s first rehearsal success

05/09/2018 • ypwqhlle

What a FAB first rehearsal!! It was great to meet everyone – those who had attended the taster session and some new faces too.

The opening number is choreographed!  We have a second number almost finished, but certainly learnt vocal wise. Our patron, Elizabeth Webster, had a great time, and commented on how much talent and potential there was.  It is our role to harness that potential and ‘MAKE YOU SHINE!’

It is never too late to join.  Sparkle Theatre is an inclusive, fun, family orientated society for anyone 5+ – children and adults!  Come along and ‘SPARKLE’ with us! Have a look at the rehearsals page for more details.

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