PAST PRODUCTIONS

“Judge not the play before the play is done;
Her plot hath many changes; every day
Speaks a new scene; the last act crowns the play.”
Francis Quarles (1592-1644), Epigram: Respice Finem

“Judge not the play before the play is done;
Her plot hath many changes; every day
Speaks a new scene; the last act crowns the play.”
Francis Quarles (1592-1644), Epigram: Respice Finem

A Fireside Folktales Performance.

“If I could work my will, every idiot who goes about with ‘Merry Christmas’ on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart.”

Reviews:
~ Thank you for a brilliant & professional performance this afternoon. The changes of emotions & clothing with such integrity of acting was quite moving. So pleased to be with you – a gem of an afternoon!

A Tale of Robin Hood: The rescue
~ Gorgeous and brilliant! Loved the dancing and the fighting!

Persephone & the Pomegranate Seeds: How the Seasons came to be
~ Great performance. We really enjoyed the singing, the story and the outside setting

Aesop’s Fables: The Harvest Festival
~ A brilliant show – the stories were ideal for the children to understand. And a perfect length too. Very good. Thank you!

“Wrong will be right, when Aslan comes in sight,
At the sound of his roar, sorrows will be no more,
When he bares his teeth, winter meets its death,
And when he shakes his mane, we shall have spring again.”

Reviews:
~ Utterly brilliant, spellbinding and wonderful.  I have a lump in my throat as I think about it ….

An entertaining evening of music, prose and drama to help raise funds for September’s mixed arts mental health awareness festival UNBROKEN, now in its third year, and October’s production of The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe.

A mixed arts ‘mini-festival’ and short film prize with the aim of increasing awareness of the issues of mental health, reducing the stigma surrounding them by opening up the conversation, and confounding expectations as to what a production about ‘mental health’ might involve! 

With King Richard the Lionheart absent, corruption and injustice are rife in England. The country cries out for a champion – and in the heart of the forest, a legend stirs…

Shadow Road Productions were delighted to bring a brand new open-air, promenade production of Robin Hood to the WWT London Wetland Centre, one of the UK’s premiere nature reserves and vital conservation charities!

Reviews:
~ Robin Hood is family entertainment at its best. There’s something for everyone. The four people I went with (two adults and two young children) all thoroughly enjoyed it. I did too. On this evidence, Shadow Road Productions is a company with a very bright future.

A terrible dragon has been terrorising the village of Highcross, taking first their livestock and then their children.  Young Sir Henry, the eldest son of local lord, Sir William of Highcross, was the last to die and since then the village has given up hope.  This St George’s Day, however, it is hoped that a courageous new challenger will step up and change their fortunes forever…

A immersive adventure throughout the London Wetland Centre

On the 7th November 2015, Shadow Road Productions presented an exciting evening of popular music from a variety of West End shows – including, with Remembrance Sunday the following day, a number of pieces from the classic Oh, What A Lovely War!

Thanks to the huge generosity of our wonderful audience, we raised over £1000!

Taking its title from the work of WWI poet Siegfried Sassoon, Dreams From The Pit follows three soldiers – Razor, Jacko and Sully – as they deploy together to Afghanistan.  Life in ‘Afghan’ is tough but for some the return to civilian life is even harder…

Reviews:
~ It was an awe-inspiring evening… A brilliant script with the perfect blend of humour, pathos and meaning. It was very thought-provoking and you hit all the notes exactly. …Will you be able to take it forward? Many more need to see it. – Lieutenant General Sir A.D.S.

Friendly Italian restaurateur Neo Vestri has invited thirty friends and accquaintances – yourself included – to join him at his restaurant Giuliana’s for a three course meal in celebration of his beloved son Cosimo’s 30th Birthday.  It should be a fantastic evening. 

Unfortunately, someone has murder in mind and Francesco the Chef is the first to die.  Can you pick up on the clues and work out who the killer is before they strike again?  You’d better hope so…

Reviews:
~ Well done! It was a fabulous evening, such fun and so very well carried off by all the cast… Very professional. It also brought all the diners together, chatting and trying to work out who dunnit which was nice. The food was excellent too. Congratulations to everyone!

Following the success of Warriors: Remembering the Brave, our third Remembrance production was another evening of poetry, prose, music and drama, this time recalling the sacrifice made by members of Britain’s Armed Forces and those whom they leave behind.  Once again, this production was staged in aid of the Forces charity Combat Stress, raising a fantastic £1,056 in a single night! 

Commissioned for the Barnes Literary Society’s End of Year Entertainment.

A presentation by three estimable Victorian journalists on the exciting events of Her Majesty Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee Celebration. Hear the Queen’s own thoughts on the day, see the reaction of the cheering crowds and indulge your tastebuds while you listen to eyewitness reports from the men and women who were lucky enough to be there…

***** “Wonderfully Patriotic and Jubilant Evening” – Remote Goat

On Remembrance Sunday, an evening of poetry, prose, music and drama honouring the bravery and sacrifice of Britain’s fighting men and women over the centuries.
All proceeds donated to Combat Stress: the UK’s leading military charity specialising in the care of Veterans’ mental health.

Reviews:
~ Yesterday evening was profoundly moving for all of us who watched.  We thought people who missed it, really missed something very well worth seeing.  A big thank you to all of you, and we look forward to the next time

Sorry, Wrong Number is ‘an outstanding study in suspense’, centring on a bed-bound invalid who, alone at night, overhears two men plotting a murder on a crossed telephone line. Will anyone take her seriously? Can she get help before the time runs out….

The Hitch-Hiker introduces us to Ronald Adams, a man who set out to travel from Brooklyn to California and found himself dogged every step of the way by a mysterious hitch-hiker dressed in black. Who is the hitch-hiker, what does he want and how can Ronald escape him? The questions alone have driven Ronald to distraction – what might the answers do to him?

Oswald’s Return is a two-act comedy, written by new playwright Guy van der Westhuizen, which light-heartedly explores some of the conflicts arising between different generations, nationalities and religions.

Set over the course of a single winter’s evening, Cordelia introduces her fiance’s parents, Marty & Ida Baumshnutzweiner, to her own parents, Gerald & Agatha Proudcock, over dinner at their English country home. Cordelia is desperate for the in-laws to get along but, despite her best diplomatic efforts, un-navigable conflicts & personal agendas abound.

On the 9th and 11th of November 2009, Shadow Road Productions staged The Road to Remembrance at the Old Sorting Office by Barnes Pond to raise money for Combat Stress, a charity that supports British veterans suffering from PTSD and other mental and psychological problems as a result of their service in the armed forces. 

For two nights only, Shadow Road invited people to join them for an evening of festive poetry, prose, drama and music – the perfect way to start their Christmas celebrations.  

From a stable in Bethlehem to the WWI trenches in France, from Elizabethan England to Dickensian London, from Santa Claus to Scrooge and Silent Night – we offered it all and more…  

Shadow Road Productions kicked off with two one-act comedies, presented in a double bill from Sun 24th June – Thurs 28th June 2007 at The Old Sorting Office, SW13 OLF.