Seasons Theatre Company is a member-led community amateur dramatics group for people aged 18 and over. All our members have a passion for performance, mainly in musical theatre, working together to stage high quality polished performances in a number of environments. Seasons is a fully inclusive group with some members who have learning disabilities, autism and aspergers.
Based in Staffordshire, we rehearse every Wednesday evening at St. Barnabas Church Hall in Cannock. As a community interest company and a member of Cannock Chase Arts Council, we perform at local theatres including The Prince of Wales, Cannock, The Rose, Rugeley, Norton Canes High School and Great Wyrley High School. We support other local performing arts organisations, either by attending events or working alongside them.
We usually have two main performances each year, one being a gala show and the other being our main show. In the last two years we have performed L. Arthur Rose and Douglas Furber’s “Me And My Girl” and L. Frank Baum’s “The Wizard of Oz”. We have also performed snippets from “Our House”, “Blood Brother’s”, “Les Miserables” and “We Will Rock You”.
A rarity found in amateur dramatics groups, Seasons is fully-supported, with it’s own backstage crew and technicians, as well as having strong musical leadership.
Although we call ourselves a group, speak to any one of our members and they will speak of Seasons as being one big family, all of us having a passion for drama and theatre arts.
Talking of drama, that’s just a part of what we do. In the last two years, Seasons have been to Germany twice and a trip to the West End to watch some of our idols take to the stage. We have more social events planned this year.
Music plays a huge part of our worship at St. Francis. The major musical performance during the past year was our Christmas Extravaganza.
The Church Choir sang Christmas songs with Seasons and the evening raised £500.
Some of the highlights of the evening were the choir singing Santa Baby, Seasons and the audience singing The Twelve Days Of Christmas with actions and Seasons gave a fantastic performance of “Scrooge
— Royston Orme, Director of Music, St. Francis Of Assisi Friar Park —