Plays

May Contain Nuts!

The very very silly ‘May Contain Nuts!’ gets another outing on Saturday 30th April (see poster) This is what it says about Nuts on our Offbeat Plays site Involves: An awful lot of silliness, dressing up as pirates, mysterious old ladies, a few characters from Romeo & Juliet, sword fighting, Read more…

By Barbara, ago
Offbeat News

Award for SPYS with ‘Darkness!’

Last night SPYS (Sodbury Players Youth Section) won the Best Youth award for their production of Rob Hockley’s “Darkness in the night” at the Bristol One-act drama festival!!!! Congratulations from all at OffbeatTheatre – especially a delighted playwright. We’re proud and delighted to have been a part of what must Read more…

By Barbara, ago
Plays

War and Cake

A new one act comedy for teenagers by Rob Hockley ‘War and Cake’ has just been awarded HIGHLY COMMENDED in the Trinity College International Playwriting Competition. Well done Rob! A richly deserved award and we look forward to seeing many performances of this wonderfully funny comedy. More info to come! Read more…

By Edgar, ago
Ideas & Inspiration

Ghosts on Stage

What is it about ghosts? Why are they so fascinating on stage? Personally, I just love the murky, shady world of the unknowable land of the dead. Putting them on stage is a challenge I relish. They crop up rather a lot in my plays as well, so that’s just Read more…

By Barbara, ago
Films

Darkness in the Night – The Trailer

Sometime last year we decided to film a couple of scenes from Rob Hockley’s play Darkness in the Night as a marketing resource. Then (after we had finished filming of course) we thought .. why not make a movie style trailer instead. So .. after a script, a narrator, a Read more…

By Edgar, ago
Plays

Dream Makers in The USA!

BREAK A LEG and DREAM WONDERFUL DREAMS The HATTBox Players in Richmond, Virginia are performing The Dream Makers (a favourite and popular Offbeat Show) tonight NOVEMBER 1st. Which I believe is the US premiere! I would LOVE to pop over and watch them, but, alas, time, distance, available dosh etc Read more…

By Barbara, ago
Plays

How to get your dreams on the stage!

You know when you wake up and you've just had the most amazing dream. You'll never forget it! Until, of course, a few minutes later when it's completely slipped away and no matter how hard you try you can't get it back. So you try to keep a dream diary, but half the time you don't write your dream down (the pen doesn't work/isn't there at the right time and/or a cup of tea/coffee/more sleep beckons....) (more…)

By Barbara, ago