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
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

The Killing of Poe

The latest Offbeat show – in Bromyard & Bredenbury (Herefordshire) in Feb. It’s been a long time in the pipeline (as has a blog post), but everything comes to fruition eventually. The strange play that I started in the summer of last year has emerged and is almost ready to Read more…

By Barbara, ago
Plays

Dreams, Darkness and Death

We LOVE it all. But we’re not morbid – just curious and imaginative (I like to think). I’ve been updating various bits of info on Offbeat plays and it strikes me as at least one of these ‘Ds’ is a key element is just about everything we write or produce. Read more…

By Barbara, ago
Plays

Ghost Hunters .. The Final Week

The final week is upon us and I can honestly say, I'm a tiny bit worn out. What with the demands of life (extra ones at present, but that's by the way), and everything that a show demands if you really want to go the extra mile, it takes its toll. (more…)

By Barbara, ago