From February to July there are several, events, workshops and there opportunities for you to get involved in the making of Legends of the Rocks, a Community Play for Rusthall to be performed on and around Toad Rock. Rusthall Community Arts are working in collaboration with Claque Theatre to produce the first ever fully devised community play as part of the 2019 Rusthall Festival. To find out more about the project and How to take part click the box below.
The first of two Composition workshop focusing on creating theatre images.
Director: Mike Newell
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Runtime: 2 hrs 4 mins
Cast: Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Courtenay, Michiel Huisman
Set in 1946, the plot follows a London-based writer who begins exchanging letters with residents on the island of Guernsey, which was under German occupation during World War II.
Lily James plays free-spirited journalist Juliet Ashton, who forms a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey in WWII.
Get ready to sing and dance, laugh and love all over again. Ten years after Mamma Mia! The Movie grossed more than $600 million around the world, you are invited to return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi in an all-new original musical based on the songs of ABBA. With the film's original cast returning and new additions including Lily James (Cinderella, Baby Driver). Reprising their roles from Mamma Mia! The Movie are Academy Award winner Meryl Streep as Donna, Julie Walters as Rosie and Christine Baranski as Tanya. Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper reunite as Sophie and Sky, while Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgard and Oscar winner Colin Firth return to play Sophie's three possible dads: Sam, Bill and Harry. As the film goes back and forth in time to show how relationships forged in the past resonate in the present, James will play the role of Young Donna. Filling the roles of Young Rosie and Young Tanya are Alexa Davies (A Brilliant Young Mind) and Jessica Keenan Wynn (Broadway’s Beautiful). Young Sam will be played by Jeremy Irvine (War Horse), while Young Bill is Josh Dylan (Allied) and Young Harry is Hugh Skinner (Kill Your Friends).
David is an actor, singer and arranger. He performed with 7:84 Theatre and was one of founder members of The Flying Pickets. He arranged a number of the group's songs, including the number one hit Only You. His Thewatre work includes Lark Rise to Candleford ( Finborough Theatre, London) Puddle It!" and "Up The Cut" (Mikron Theatre " a national waterways tour) Ford Prefect in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy )Rainbow Theatre. TV including Terry Pratchett's 'Guards, Guards' Films include Grace (2016) Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. David is working on Legend of the Rock as Musical Director and Assistant Director.
Composition Workshop creating words as dialogue, poetry, lyrics, narration and storytelling. How words can be translated from page to stage
The second composition Workshop creating words as dialogue, poetry, lyrics, narration and storytelling. How words can be translated from page to stage
Creating images, props, puppets, costumes. Fast making needs no previous experience and a design team led by Laura Stanfield will be on hand to create compositions around given teems and material; Discover your creative flair
Two full days to compose the first draft script from the deas and presentation of all previous composition workshops and the material we will have gathered. We have just two days to create a one-hour play before casting and the start of rehearsals . The more people, the more heads the better.
Be sure of getting a great pre-show supper, book a table in advance
Well dressing, is a tradition , a custom most closely associated today with the Peak District of Derbyshire and Staffordshire. Yet it began as a pagan custom of offering thanks for a reliable water supply and they were once countrywide, and there has been a small resurgence in Kent. There are hidden and know wells in Denny Bottom but we want to create a new tradition - an annual unique ‘dressing of the Toad’, Some come along to create a ritual that could become a lasting legacy.