The Bamboo Princess, adapted from a Japanese Folk tale is a firm favourite at Networks Theatre. First presented in 2001 and again in 2014 it’s based on a popular Japanese story. This comic musical tells the Legend of the Bamboo Princess Kaguya- Hime, who is found in a forest of bamboo trees. The Woodcutter and his wife who secretly take in this baby are blissfully unaware that she will one day return to the Moon to be with her other family. This traditional story has important lessons which can be drawn, such as the need to be honest, the importance of valuing people while they are still with us and accepting that nothing is forever. Nick Moore’s version transforms the story into a musical, with great songs and choreographies, fundamental for our young learners, while also being a joy for the parents to watch.
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Welcome to Networks Theatre where we’ve been presenting theatre in English since 1999. For 15 years we’ve brought pantomimes, comedies, musicals, poetry and plays to Orihuela. If you are discovering our work for the first time you’re in for a treat! If you’re already familiar with our shows, welcome back! Our season this year runs from October through to June and brings you 9 shows that illustrate the wide talent pool that we are tapping into from our local community. We look forward to welcoming you to the shows so come and make a night of it!
Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson, is probably the best known pirate story in the world. It’s common to think of it as the definitive pirate tale: “Fifteen men on a dead man’s chest”, maps, exotic places, parrots, hidden treasures and all the well-known swash-buckling stereotypes about pirates.
This month Networks Theatre, at the hand of Nick Moore, who once again adapts and directs, brings to the stage a musical comedy full of surprises and abundant talent: It’s time for Treasure Island!
“Ready, we’re ready…” Can you carry on? As obvious as it sounds, music is the food of the soul, it’s the protagonist of the most special moments we have in our memories.
In Networks Theatre, it wasn’t going to be anything less, we know so much about this importance. Since 1999, back in the day when using cassette tapes was normal, the theatre group of Networks English Studies has been a constant meeting point for music in all of its formats: from musicals that span the ages, to soundtracks and contemporary music. As we approach our 20th anniversary, the technology used to reproduce the music has changed but the essential element of music is still very much the same.
Many people, perhaps you the reader, have absorbed the songs, their lyrics, their beats and melodies until these became part of your own personal history
Who would have imagined it 20 years ago? Many people, perhaps you the reader, have absorbed the songs, their lyrics, their beats and melodies until these became part of your own personal history. That’s the way the love for music is born, especially the love for music in theatre at the hand of Nick Moore, our founder and artistic director.
He has been at Networks since 2001, where he has been teaching and working creatively in the theatre. [Bio]
Pedro was born in Orihuela and he started his journey in Networks Theatre back in 1999. [Bio]
His favourite show has been Odysseus because it combined a great soundtrack and script resulting in his first “Rock Concert” Show. [Bio]
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