If you asked people what a pantomime was, many of them would define it as something related to farce. This is partly true, since the origin of the theatrical term derives from the way the actors in this kind of theatre interpret their roles. From the dame, the baddie and all the way up to the usual eponymous hero, from the bad jokes to the tear-jerking ending, pantomime is a typical theatrical English genre put on stage in the run up to Christmas. Oh yes it is!
Don’t worry. Be flappy! Ugly is back at Networks Theatre after 6 years! This musical for all the family is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling” and is packed with great songs and hilarious comedy. Written and directed by Nick Moore the show has a cast of over 20 people and marvellous design and costumes by Dennis Carpenter. So you’re in for a treat! Come and meet Chick Number 9, also known as Ugly, her caring mother, her useless father Drake and the lovely chicks. But watch out for the cats who’ll eat you quicker than you say “DuckMonalds.” Shows are in June on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd at various times. You can book your tickets now on our website. Be as Quack as you can!
Networks Theatre in Orihuela has been creating stories for 18 years. In almost 100 productions they have brightened the Costa Blanca and Orihuela cultural life with dramas, comedy musicals, pantomimes, Christmas celebrations and plays. This April they’re presenting the welcome return of Titanic: Ship of Dreams, a wonderful musical that inaugurated their new theatre back in 2012. The origins of Networks Theatre go back a further 13 years to 1998. Read on to know more about the origins of our new venue.
This year’s awards were a complete success! It was a great night with stunning surprises. Lifetime winners were: Antonio Ferrández, Paula Sala, Jose A. Zaragoza and Jorge Ruiz. Bring us a blank DVD and we’ll give you a copy of the whole show! Check the website for more pictures and to check out the rest of the winners!
Cinderella is now in rehearsal and going really well! Last produced in 2012 it’s a Networks classic pantomime, written and directed by Nick Moore.
Booking is open on our website! Shows are 24th, 25th and 26th of November.
Hello theatre-goers! As Robin Hood approaches, we leave you this special interview done to the only member of the cast that has done Robin Hood… twice! His name is Héctor Calero and the last time we had the chance to see this musical he played the part of Mini Robin… of Mini Who?? Come and see the play and you’ll find out! Let’s get it on!
“I think if we can feed the poor we don’t have to worry about the rich that much, but if there isn’t any better option…”
At Networks we’ve been using theatre as a teaching tool for several years. It wasn’t long ago when we decided to share this method with schools around the Alicante and Murcia area; in order to show how English can be taught through theatre. To help we created Adventures in English. To give you some more details, in 2013 our artistic director Nick Moore wrote our first project knowing that our black box theatre would be perfect for students to enjoy both a good performance and a high quality educational show. Many tings distinguish T.I.E. (Theatre in Education) from other theatre plays.
This year’s March musical is going to be a classic piece of Networks Theatre: Robin Hood and the Abba Silver Disc written by Nick Moore. You’ve probably heard of this story before. One hero and a journey through a series of unfortunate events, until he reaches his final goal: an Abba Silver Disc. Yes, you read it right, an Abba Silver Disc. But why Abba? Well, any person in the entire world can hum at least one of their songs, from Mamma Mia to S.O.S.
This show is so popular that it’s been presented three times! The first outing was written and performed in 2006 starring David Verdejo as Robin Hood, Diana Benito as Maid Marion and Pedro Murcia as Prince John. It was followed the next year with a sequel! So in 2011 with Fernando Verdejo as Robin Hood, Carmen García as Maid Marion and Yeray García as Prince John both shows were performed together as a double bill! That show was originally meant to be performed in our new theatre but the building wasn’t ready! So now finally after four years of waiting, it’s the time to finally fulfil the dream!
When it comes to the task of creating a movie, either a short or a long film, most of the advice you get is: put a script together, get yourself a structure, start outlining a budget… Though all of this is true, in fact you need two basic things only to set you off on a journey to filmmaking land: a camera and an idea. Keep reading to discover our inspiration for both Stand Up For Talent Trailers. more