In Basildon

10 Oct - 12 Oct @ The Bridewell Theatre

By David Eldridge
Directed by Spencer Simmons, Priya Patel

Len is on his deathbed and in Basildon the family gather to say their farewells. His sisters still aren't speaking after nearly 20 years. His best mate, Ken, knows lots of secrets. His niece and nephew and their other halves all have issues. Why aren't the sisters speaking and what is in the will? A bitter sweet family drama that will make you laugh and cry. This play received 4-star reviews from the press when it was first shown at the Royal Court.


This production contains very strong language. 

Take advantage of our early bird offer until 10/9/2019 to get your tickets at a discount.
Early Bird Tickets: £15.00 Adults / £11.00 Members / £11.00 Concessions

Tickets: £16.00 Adults / £11.00 Members / £12.00 Concessions

About Us

Spread Eagle Players

The Spread Eagle Players is a London-based amateur dramatics group which rehearses in Canary Wharf and performs at the Bridewell Theatre in Blackfriars. We do all that we can to maintain an ethos of high quality productions whilst making them accessible to all.

The group was started in 1889 as The Barclays Dramatic Society for members of Barclays Bank; the 'Spread Eagle' is in fact a reference to the spread eagle in Barclays Bank's old logo. These days, membership to the Spread Eagle Players is open to everyone over the age of 18, but the group still enjoys the support of the bank.

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The Spread Eagle Players needs you! We are always looking for brand new members to help us out on the stage and off it.

Whether you've never set foot on the stage before, only dabbled in high school or are a professional, you are welcome in our group. We specialise in producing professional-looking shows whilst keeping everything relaxed and friendly. If you'd rather help out backstage, then there is a place for you in the Spreadies! If you love lighting, are sated by stage managing, delighted by directing or would perhaps be pleased with prompting, we have something for you.

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Spread Eagle Players

The Spread Eagle Players produce around three shows per year at The Bridewell Theatre and we're always looking for directors, old and new, to come forward with proposals to fill the available slots. Each year we ask our members to come forward with proposals for shows and we're very open to different genres - we've previously produced everything from pantomimes and farces to dark comedies, dramas and Shakespeare.

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Sweeney bubbling along nicely

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The cast and crew of Sweeney Todd are rehearsing this Saturday for the show at the Bridewell Theatre in just a couple of weeks time. Rehearsals are coming along well and all are happy as pie. They look forward to delivering you this deliciously chilling tale of revenge. Will you be brave enough to take a bite? Tickets are on sale now from our box office.
Posted 01/06/19

Pub Quiz Success!

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Our first event of the new social calendar was a huge success yesterday evening. Four teams took part in an evening of trivia and pizza eating and the game was hotly contested! Eventually after rounds on the 19th century, colours and of course theatre, The Office Flops beat off the competition by 3 points becoming the inaugural Spreadies Pub Quiz champions.
Posted 23/08/18

Calendar

October 19

Thursday 10th - 7:30 PM
In Basildon
Friday 11th - 7:30 PM
In Basildon
Saturday 12th - 5:00 PM
In Basildon

January 20

Sunday 19th
January 2020 Show Week

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