Plays

More Frog King Love

The review of The Frog King by Alfred Mann for the Bromyard Info Magazine (1st edition August 2017) "Having seen Offbeat’s last production The Raven ("The Killing of Poe" - Ed), which was quite dark with lots of obscure literary references, I wondered just how Barbara Hockley would turn her wordsmith mastery to a show suitable for children of all ages. (more…)

By Barbara, ago
Plays

Sharing the Frog King Love…

At the beginning of August, Offbeat Theatre had an absolute blast performing The Frog King in Bredenbury. Our unusual location required us to convert 4 rooms and a few corridors into a magical fairytale-land - which we did over the months preceding the show. The audience moved from room to room with the action - not quite 'immersive', but a blurring of the lines that usually separate audience from actors. (more…)

By Barbara, ago
Offbeat News

The Wonderful Frog King!

Offbeat Theatre recently had a fantastic run of The Frog King – an off-the-wall, magical fairytale coming to our script shop soon! Quick photo of a few characters and a giant frog’s head! Suitable for performance by adults or youth groups. Great fun!

By Barbara, ago
Plays

The Frog King – early days

The next Offbeat Theatre production has been a long time coming. After the darkness that was The Killing of Poe in February 2016 we had the promise of a lighter one act play courtesy of The Space in December 2016, which we cancelled for our own inexplicable reasons. But now ... we have the emergence of THE FROG KING! Hooray! (more…)

By Barbara, ago
Offbeat News

The Frog King Cometh!

The new Offbeat Theatre production is based very very loosely on the Frog Prince and we've called it The Frog King. Immediately you see the looseness of the story! In fact if you hop over (sorry) to the blog you might find a more detailed synopsis. (more…)

By Barbara, ago
Offbeat News

Yet more Darkness

The winner of the talking sandwich prize for the most performed play from the Offbeat vaults has to be Rob Hockley’s Darkness in the Night, which is no surprise really. This moody and dark shot (shades of ‘Queen’), is from the students of Hereford 6th Form College, performing on Friday Read more…

By Barbara, ago
Costumes

Steampunk coming to Wonderland…

This is more like it! We did a production of Beauty and the Beast a few years back and I created/assembled steampunk costumes for the musicians, stage crew and narrator/singer (pictured). About to create a whole lot more for a steampunk Alice in Wonderland costume hire. Watch this space…

By Barbara, ago
Offbeat News

A Moody Shot

Just looking through a few photos for steampunk costume pics and I found this fantastically moody shot from our Beauty and the Beast production a few years back. We did use steampunk costumes in that show, but not for the Beast (Joshua Herriott on the right with cool dreadlocks) or Read more…

By Barbara, ago