Aether 3rd Year Graduate Dancers' Choreography Show Friday 8 December at 8.00pm Saturday 9 December at 2.00pm Markova Theatre Tring Park School HP23 5LX Tickets: £8.00
Sixth Form Choreography Show 2017 Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th December at 7.30pm Students from the 6th Form Dance Course present their own programme of original choreography. Tickets: £6.00
The Performance Foundating Acting Course presents......... Hard Times by Charles Dickens Adapted by Stephen Jeffreys Director: Anthony Bessick Friday 1st December at 7.30pm Saturday 2nd December at 2.00pm & 7.30pm Hard Times is set in the north of England in Charles Dickens’ Coketown, with its blackened factories, downtrodden workers and polluted environment. This northern Victorian town is the soulless domain of the strict teacher Thomas Gradgrind and the heartless factory owner Josiah Bounderby. Gradgrind raises his oldest children, Tom and Louisa to be concerned only with logic and facts and figures. But will this really prepare them for a life of emotional turmoil? What will happen when they encounter ‘Mr Sleary's Horse-Riding' circus, a gin-soaked and hilarious troupe of open-hearted and affectionate people who act as an antidote to all the drudgery and endless misery and hardship endured by the workers of Coketown? This innovative production adopts a story-telling style with an ensemble of seventeen actors playing the many weird and wonderful characters that feature in one of Dickens most powerful pieces.