Show Time, Downend
What is it: At each session we show a DVD from the great days of musical comedy.
When is it: Generally twice a month on Thursdays, curtain up at 2pm prompt
Where is it: Castle Suite, Badminton Gardens, Beaufort Rd, Downend BS16 6UE
For more detail please see the Annual Bulletin, latest News Sheet or click on 'send a message' above to contact the convener.
Just turn up with your card; Easy access; No dedicated Parking - may find some nearby; 5 mins to bus stop
Updated 23/7/18 BC
|Dates for your Diary|
|Thu Jan 3rd||CHICAGO - Six Academy Awards including Best Picture for this musical gangster movie set in the Jazz age of the 1920s with Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones & Richard Gere (103 mins)|
|Thu Jan 17th||IOLANTHE - Gilbert's not so gentle mocking of the House of Lords and parliament in general with some of Sullivan's most imposing and music. Filmed with Anne Collins, Derek Hammond-Stroud, Beverly Millls and Richard van Allen. (115 mins)|
|Thu Jan 31st||GYPSY PRINCESS - Emerich Kalman's unlikely romance between a Budapest cabaret singer and an aristocrat: full of wonderful music and dancing. "Irresistable" - "Gloriously tuneful" - "Sweet and Spicy" (95 mins)|
|Thu Feb 14th||A STAR IS BORN - A film star helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career on a downward spiral. ... Judy Garland & James Mason with music by Moss Hart|
|Thu Feb 28th||THE GRAND DUCHESS OF GEROLSTEIN Jacques Offenbach's very funny musical poking fun at militarism; and of course the duchess. Felicity Lott plays the duchess in Laurent Pelly's superb production. (154 mins)|
|Thu Mar 14th||STATE FAIR - Said to be Rodgers & Hammerstein's best kept secret but with many well known songs. Starring Jeanne Crain, Dana Andrews and Dick Haymes.|
|Thu Mar 28th||THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA - 25th Anniversary production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical version of the story with this one at the Royal Albert Hall.|
|Thu Apr 11th||KING'S RHAPSODY - Ivor Novello's enchanting Ruritanian romance echoing the abdication crisis that enthralled pre-war Europe. Errol Flynn as the Prince and Anna Neagle as the commoner he falls for. (89 mins)|