A play from the works of P. G. Wodehouse
Adapted by The Goodale Brothers
Directed by Penelope J. H. Christopher
********* CAUTION too much laughter *******
You will be side-splitting so much at Jeeves & Wooster (not forgetting Seppings!) that for your safety, we have decided that many of our audience would prefer to laugh out loud if masks are worn - so we ask that our patrons do so if possible; additionally to prevent being shaken in your seats by belly-laughing strangers, each booking will be socially distanced by one seat on either side.
Our publicity photographer said she had to stop snapping during a rehearsal she was laughing so much whilst watching the antics of this cast.
Augustus (Gussie) Fink-Nottle, a short sighted, shy, sensitive, nerdy young man, is an old school chum of Bertie Wooster. He has devoted his life to the study of newts, specialising in how the full moon influences the love life of the newt. His on-off engagement to Madeleine Bassett is of continuing concern to Bertie as she has indicated that Bertie is next in line should it not work out with Gussie.
Will it be Bertie or will it be Gussie who walks down the aisle with Madeleine? All will be revealed in ‘Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense’ at the Athenaeum 25th - 27th November. Get your tickets now. Only £10!
Thursday 25th Nov – 7.30pm
Friday 26th Nov – 7.30pm
Saturday 27th Nov – 2.30pm matinee
Saturday 27th Nov – 7.30pm
All Tickets: £12
Jamie House has been a regular on the Atheneum stage for eiht years now after taking to the boards for the first time as Manuel in Fawlty Towers in 2013. Since then, he has appeared in many different shows from Shakespeare to pantomime, from musicals to TV comedies. His most recent roles include Frederick Fleet in Titanic the Musical at the Memorial Theatre in Frome, Pike in Dad’s Army in 2018 and Prince Ludwig in Blackadder II in 2019.
Being a huge fan of classic British comedy, he is thrilled to have been asked to take on the role of Jeeves (and others) in Jeeves and Wooster!
Mark Whitwood moved to Westbury from Cornwall nearly six years ago and has continued to enjoy his participation in theatrical productions, something that has been in his blood continuously from his schooldays. Since living locally, he has performed with Apollo productions and was thrilled to be a part of Oddity Theatre’s production of Sister Act, playing Monsignor O’Hara. He has been fortunate in playing some comedy parts with ALPs alongside the more sombre role of Tom Oakley in Goodnight, Mister Tom. Mark was excited finally to return to the stage after lockdown, playing Mr Bumble in Masqueraders’ production of Oliver! and now participating in this mad cap retelling of Bertie Wooster’s capers, assisted by Jeeves and Seppings.
This is Andrew Chapman’s sixth show with ALPs. After playing one of his major comedic inspirations in Blackadder II two years ago, now he is now back for another, Bertram Wilberforce Wooster. He also played Bernard in Yes, Prime Minister and Captain Lombard
Our Group - Covid Measures
* To avoid overcrowding, If you do not want Pre theatre drinks, we would ask customers to arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before the start of the show.
* Our drama group will be adopting socially distanced seating in the auditorium
* Dedicated exit and entrance routes may be in use to maintain distance where possible
* We would encourage all to keep a safe distance when moving within the building
* Face coverings are no longer legally mandatory, however in light of recent local case rates, we would encourage patrons to wear their mask at all times within the building
* You can use the Track and Trace App, and QR code at the entrance to register your attendance.
* We encourage hand sanitising. Sanitiser stations are available throughout the building
Warminster & District Film Society
17th November film 8th December film
PANTOMIME - MOTHER GOOSE
A Cracking fun size panto by TOM WHALLEY
The evil demon ‘Foie Gras’ desires nothing more than to bring mankind to its knees. All he needs to succeed is to turn a pure human soul to a life of greed and sin. Meanwhile in the town of Billville, Mother Goose and her son Silly Billy are down on their luck. Practically penniless with only Pricilla the Goose to their name until one day, a golden spell makes them EGG-straordinarilly rich! But Mother Goose is as kind as any human could be, she’d never turn to greed and vanity… would she?
Don't delay book today ! Full Price .. £13.00
Senior.......£12.00 (Over 60’s)
Child ........£11.00(under 16)
This panto may feel a little different to previous years with the new measures we’ve put in place to keep our audiences, creative team, and performers safe. However, we are confident that the panto spirit, the spectacle, and side-splitting comedy that you have come to expect from an Oddity Panto will feel just as magical as ever. It is a full-length production but has been carefully trimmed to no more than 90-minutes with all the best bits included! A shorter interval to reduce social interaction and a smaller cast than usual, which has meant we could double cast each part to help reduce any risk. (A red cast and a blue cast.)
Please also be aware that Pyrotechnics, Strobe, UV, and Smoke effects may be used in this production.
Thursday 16th December 2021 – 7:00pm (Red cast)
Friday 17th December 2021 – 7:00pm (Blue cast)
Saturday 18th December 2021 – 3:00pm (Red cast)
Saturday 18th December 2021 – 7:00pm. (Red cast)
Sunday 19th December 2021 – 1:00pm. (Blue cast)
Sunday 19th December 2021 – 5:00pm. (Blue cast)
(Monday 20th December 2021 – NO PERFORMANCE)
Tuesday 21st December 2021 – 7:00pm. (Blue cast)
Wednesday 22nd December 2021 – 7:00pm (Red cast)
Thursday 23rd December 2021 – 3:00pm (Blue cast)
Thursday 23rd December 2021 – 7:00pm (Blue cast)
Friday 24th December 2021 – 1:00pm (Red cast)
Friday 24th December 2021 – 5:00pm (Red cast)
Warminster & District Film Society
12th January film 26th January film
ALL FLOYD's 2022 tour brings more of the classic Pink Floyd anthology to shows throughout the year, all faithfully recreated in the meticulous detail now expected by All Floyd fans.
Delivered with stunning visuals and world-class sound system (Surround sound in selected Theatres) the 2022 tour builds on the successes of previous tours to both astound and impress even the most hardened of tribute act doubters......
"Number after number turned out immaculately, note-perfect, complete with backing singers and that wonderful, rich throbbing sound that Floyd fans will be familiar with. Messers Mason, Gilmour, Waters, Wright & Barrett would have been proud to hear their music so faithfully rendered. Close your eyes and they could have been in the room. They weren’t, but they could have been."
This is a show not to miss, a spectacular and honest display of Pink Floyd’s rich musical legacy featuring tracks from Meddle and the iconic Dark Side of the Moon through to The Division Bell.
The Athenaeum Masqueraders bring back their acclaimed production of Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads II!
From the 2018 & 2019 NODA SW Best Musical nominated group, who brought shows like Oliver, 9 to 5 The Musical, The Addams Family and The Full Monty and Legally Blonde, The Athenaeum Masqueraders bring to you three of Alan Bennett’s hit dramatic monologues in Talking Heads II in February 2022.
About The Show: In January 2017, The Athenaeum Masqueraders staged three of Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads featuring hit dramatic monologues from the 1980s BBC production. The group return to stage 2022, reviving three more monologues including:
A Cream Cracker Under the Settee:Doris, a widow, lives alone. Refusing to relinquish her independence, she surreptitiously cleans when her home help, Zulema, is absent. When we meet her, she has just fallen over whilst attempting to dust a picture frame high on the wall. The day goes on; unable to get help, Doris reminisces about her quiet, uneventful life with its joys and sadnesses.
Her Big Chance: Meet Lesley, an actress. She has just completed a video (‘targeted chiefly on West Germany’) in which she plays Travis, a career girl who enjoys life, spends a remarkable amount of time topless and shoots a man with a harpoon gun. She tells all, blind to the sinister undertones of her story as well as to her own self-delusions and gullibility.
Soldiering On: Muriel’s husband Ralph has just died, leaving her rather well off – until, that is, her son Giles gets his hands on the money and Muriel comes out the loser.
A Cream Cracker Under the Settee, Her Big Chance & Soldiering On by Alan Bennett
This amateur production of “Talking Heads” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd. www.concordtheatricals.co.uk
The Athenaeum Trust
Revised Covid Measures - 15/11/2021
To avoid overcrowding, If you do not want Pre theatre drinks, we would ask customers to arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before the start of the show.
Subject to current government regulations, there is "NO" socially distanced seating in the auditorium(with the exception of Jeeves & Wooster Show)
Dedicated exit and entrance routes may be in use to maintain distance where possible
We would encourage all to keep a safe distance when moving within the building
Face coverings are no longer legally mandatory, however in light of recent local case rates, we would encourage patrons to wear their mask at all times within the building
You can use the Track and Trace App, and QR code at the entrance to register your attendance.
We encourage hand sanitising. Sanitiser stations are available throughout the building
PIANO LESSONS | THEATRE SCHOOL
Working dogs allowed, Induction Loop, Wheelchair Access, Accessible Toilet.