Dark Horse Theatre Premiere

Dark HorseInspirational playwright and director, Vanessa Brooks, gave a talk and ran a workshop for the Holmfirth Writers’ Group last night. She is currently the artistic director of Dark Horse Theatre company, a leading vocational trainer of actors with learning disabilities, developing skills in preparation for work in the industry at the highest level. She is very excited about their current play. This is what she had to say,

“SING SOMETHING SIMPLE is shaping up to be a terrific comedy. We begin rehearsals in just over a week,  three terrific London based actors will join Dark Horse actor Joe Sproulle to work on a show that’s all about love, life, friendship and happiness and its’ so good to be working on a piece that makes you smile! I hope lots of people come along, enjoy a cracking plot which goes at a lick and some fabulous physical sequences worked up to Easy Listening classics such as ‘Volare’ ‘The Party’s Over’ and ‘I’ve Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts’!  SING SOMETHING SIMPLE is a comedy for everyone seeking an antidote to troubled times and I just know its going to be a great night out at the theatre.”

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 Sing Something Simple






Spencer’s Mum is a jazz singer, his best friend Bonnie plays the mandolin and his brother Kit is heading for pop stardom. Craving the spotlight Spencer goes on his own quest for musical fame which leads all the way to the Royal Albert Hall, inspired by his granddad the legendary Gerry Parkin, session singer extraordinaire.

Surprising, warm, laugh out loud funny and packed full of wonderful live and recorded performances of everyone’s favourite songs like that’s amore!, the party’s over, I’ve got a lovely bunch of coconuts and spread a little happiness this wonderful comedy is a bright and fizzy antidote to the winter blues.

A full length play written by well known playwright Vanessa Brooks, with set and costume by Pip Leckenby who has designed on Broadway and stunning digital projection by Tony award winner Mic Pool this is a world premiere not to be missed.

Subsequent to the show opening for the very first time at the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield the production goes on the road to selected venues nationally for it’s UK world premiere tour.

Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

Date Wednesday 6th March at 7.30pm–Thursday 7th March at 1.30pm and 7.30pm

Box Office: 01484 430528

Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Date Friday 15th March at 8.00pm–

Box Office: 01892 678678

The Cockpit, London

Date Wednesday 27th March at 7.30pm–Thursday 28th March at 7.30pm

Box Office: 020 7258 2925 (From noon, Monday to Saturday)

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Date Wednesday 3rd April at 7.30pm–Thursday 4th April at 1.30pm and 7.30pm

Box Office: 01723 370541

For further information, photographs and interviews with Writer, Director, actors and production team call: 01484 484441.


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