Welcome to Burjesta Theatre!

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Our Autumn production this October and November is ‘Revolution’, a theatrical portrait of the momentous events of the Russian Revolution 100 years ago.  Click here for more details.

And for our winter season we’re very excited to be putting on our first ever Xmas Panto, Mother Goose.  Click here for all the latest!

REVOLUTION

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20 – 25th October – Liverpool
7th November – Salford

A theatrical portrayal of the events of the Russian Revolution using a combination of drama, reportage, Greek-style Chorus and elements of dance, song, poetry and music.

October is the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution and our main Autumn production is dedicated to looking at the extraordinary and inspiring events that took place in Petersburg and throughout Russia a 100 years ago. Based on numerous eye-witness accounts from varied sources, Tsarist diaries, Foreign Ambassador’s memoires, the accounts of Bolsheviks who took part in the revolution such as Leon Trotsky and journalists such as John Reed (who wrote ‘Ten Days that Shook the World’) this in-house and original piece of works seeks to give an authentic flavour of what occurred in Russia between February and October of 1917, events which led to the fall of the 300 year-old Romanov dynasty and its replacement by the Soviet Union. The play depicts all the main players in the drama, from Lenin, Stalin and Trotsky to their political opponents such as Kerensky and Tsar Nicholas II himself.

We are performing Revolution at our place of residence, The Casa, Hope Street, Liverpool a 100-seater fringe theatre venue. Dates for the shows are 20th, 21st, 24th and 25th October. Shows start 7.30pm. Tickets cost £8/£6. Reserve tickets on 07913 449 396.

Please note there will be a Q & A with cast and crew members following the show on the 24th October.

We are also happy to announce one further date at Salford Arts Theatre on Tuesday 7th November. To book tickets for this show click on the following link www.ticketsource.co.uk or phone direct on 0161 925 0111

Mother Goose Xmas Panto – the People’s Panto

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Ten shows running from 9th December to 13th January
The original and funniest panto of ‘em all!
And with tickets at only £7 for Adults and £5 for children this certainly is the best value around!
Suitable for all the family!

In our sixth year of existence we’ve finally got round to putting on our first panto and we’re truly all very excited about this one. We’re putting out Mother Goose based on the original 1806 Drury Lane shows it has all the classic characters from Mother Goose and her Golden Egg as well as some beautiful commedia dell’arte ones such as Harlequin, Columbine, Pantaloon and the Clown. There’s a love interest, some villains and of course a pantomime dame. And introducing a very bizarre character – ‘Oddfish’. You’ll just have to come along and see it if you want to know more!

All shows are at our place of residence – The Casa, Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9BQ

Here are all the show dates and times:

December:
Saturday 9th, 2pm
Monday 11th, 7pm
Thursday 14th, 7pm
Saturday 16th, 2pm
Tuesday 19th, 7pm
Wednesday 20th, 7pm
Saturday 23rd, 2pm

January:
Saturday 6th, 2pm
Thursday 11th, 7pm
Saturday 13th, 2pm

To book tickets click on the following link – Ticket Source

‘Creating Drama’ Workshops

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We have a new series of workshops beginning from Wednesday 1st November, 7pm @ The Casa. They’ll run each subsequent Wednesday (with the exception of 6th December) finish for Christmas on 13th December and then resume into January on 10th January.

We’ll be looking at what goes into making great drama, what are the key ingredients as well as looking at some of the great dramas of all time – Oedipus Rex, Richard III, Macbeth and some of Brecht. We hope that they will be of interest to anyone involved in theatre be they actors, directors or writers. They’re open to all levels of experience including total beginners.

Each workshop costs £3/£2. No need to pre-book just turn up on the evening.

For more details about anything Burjesta related contact us at info@burjesta-theatre.co.uk

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Burjesta