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April 2013 - Hi de Hi
Redhill Academy, Redhill Road, Nottingham NG5 8GX
Wednesday 24th - Saturday 27th April 2013
The stage play Hi-De-Hi! Is based on the BBC comedy from the 1980s TV series. Set in a holiday camp in the 1950s it features the much loved characters of Jeffery, Gladys, Peggy, Ted, Spike and gang and, of course, the glamorous yellowcoats! The audience is guaranteed an evening of laughs, songs, dance and above all entertainment ‘Holiday Camp’ style. Come along and enjoy a nostalgic fun evening and discover whether Peggy gets to achieve her dream of becoming a yellowcoat! Ho-de-Ho!
January 2013 - Brassed Off
Grimley Colliery is set to close as the accountants say there's more money in it shut than open, even after redundancy payments. It means 1200 job losses, a dying town and the loss of its brass band. But under the leadership of Danny, coughing with coal-dusted lungs, the band is somehow transformed into British champions with local lass Gloria whipping up the money needed to get them to the Albert Hall.
October 2012: Taking Steps
Alan Ayckbourn's classic comedy will leave you gasping for breath. The lunacy takes place in a "haunted" decrepit mansion that a rich boozy bucket manufacturer is purchasing for his wife, a frustrated, retired dancer. Her boring brother, his dim fiancee, a dithering tongue-tied solicitor, and a devious builder complete the cast. Set on three floors of a crumbling house, a reportedly haunted former brothel, it follows this mismatch of eccentric people over the course of a frantic night and following morning as complications, confusions and hilarity inevitably ensue.
August 2012: BONOS Golden Jubilee Season
We are proud to announce the details of our forthcoming 50th Anniversary season. We begin with a revival of the very popular Alan Ayckbourn farce “Taking Steps”, and follow that with the stage version of the critically acclaimed film “Brassed Off”. We are very pleased that Newstead Brass will be joining us on stage for this production. We end the season with a stage version of the ever popular TV series “Hi De Hi”
June 2012: NANDA Play of the Year awards
Great night at the NANDA Play of the Year awards last week with the Bonos winning three trophies.
Best All Round Play for “Shakers Re-stirred”
Actress of the Year for Jo Thomas in “Shakers Re-stirred” (Photo to left shows Jo with the Jose Cooke Rosebowl)
Adjudicator's Special Award for Forward Looking Technology and Effects
Congratulations to everyone.
May 2012: Taking Steps
Our fiftieth anniversary season commences with Alan Ayckbourn's three floor farce and a night you will never forget.. The Bonington Theatre, Arnold Leisure Centre, Arnold, Nottingham
Wednesday 17th - Saturday 20th October 2012 ... More details
June 2011 - NANDA Awards
At the NANDA Play of the Year Awards last week, Vic Roberts picked up the Harry Penson Trophy for Actor of the Year for his portrayal of Willy Loman in Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman". He is pictured, left, with director of the play, Howard Whitehurst. - Very well deserved Vic.
June 2010 - NANDA Awards
Congratulations everyone for another successful NANDA awards night - adjudicator's special award for Katherine Howard, best set design for Fawlty Towers and honourable acting mentions for Adam Guest (Manuel in Fawlty Towers) and Anna Hodkin (Katherine in Katherine Howard). Well done.
March 2010 - NANDA Awards
Bono actor takes prize at NANDA One Act Play Festival. Adam Guest scooped the Best Supporting Actor prize at this year's NANDA One Act Play Festival for his role as Manuel in our production of Fawlty Towers. The Bonington Players took one of the episodes from their recent sell-out run of Fawlty Towers to the festival.
April 2010 - John Edge
It was with great sadness that The Bonington Players recently announced the death of their President, John Edge.
John joined the Bonington Players in 1973, appearing on stage in “Not Now Darling”. He was to go on to play many diverse roles in over fifty productions during the next thirty years or so. These included Ebenezer Scrooge, Professor Van Helsing, Archbishop Cranmer, sundry barons, squires and brokers’ men in pantomime and a selection of animals including Mr Badger in “The Wind in the Willows” and Owl in “Winnie the Pooh”. One role he was to play with great effect on three separate occasions was that of an ancient crumbling family butler, most recently in “Ring Round the Moon”. He was last on stage just three years ago in ”'Allo 'Allo” as the piano player in Cafe Rene.
John was a talented scenic artist and set designer and produced numerous sets over the years, particularly period pieces which were his forte. He loved sourcing appropriate furniture and items of décor to ensure that he had the detail just right.
John will be sadly missed.