Past Productions

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An Evening with Pasek and Paul

After 4 years of Christmas concerts we wanted to do something else, and instead presented an evening of songs by the famous writing duo.

The Theory of Relativity

A lesser known musical which draws parallels between the famous theory and the relationship between people.

Relatively Christmas

Again joined by Theatre1 alumni and friends our Christmas concert this year brought our usual blend of contemporary musical and Christmas favourites.

Go to I Love You Because

I Love You Because

Set loosely on Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice I Love You Because tells the story of finding love in New York. A wonderful comedy, with contemporary score.

Because It’s Christmas

Given our really small cast for I Love You Because we took a slightly different format this year, and invited Theatre1 alumni to join us for what turned out to be our best concert yet!

Go to Dogfight

Dogfight

Sempre Fe – do or die. Our 2016 production was Dogfight. Set in San Francisco ahead of deployment for a group of young marines, Dogfight tells the very human story of going to war.

Mistletoe and Musicals

Our second concert, again the last Sunday before Christmas. Each year we try to break new ground and bring songs from new and contemporary musicals, as well as some wonderful arrangements of better known classic Christmas songs.

Go to Songs For A New World

Songs For A New World

Our first production, in 2015, was Jason Robert Brown’s song cycle. Each song is about one moment – that moment when you have to decide.

4 Days To Go

Our first Christmas concert, and the start of something of a tradition now at Theatre1, where on the last Sunday before Christmas we bring a blend of the classical and the contemporary to ward off those December blues.

About

Theatre1 is a none-profit contemporary theatre company formed by
David Reynolds and Laura Foxcroft

In 2008 David Reynolds and Laura Foxcroft met as the incoming production team for a local Stafford youth group, putting on Seussical the Musical. They enjoyed working with each other, and had the same drive to develop talent in young people, and strive for excellence.

They went on to produce Children of Eden (which won two NODA awards), Les Misérables, Footloose and West Side Story for that group.

Knowing West Side Story was the last show David and Laura were scheduled to do together an idea formed. As they prepared for opening night of West Side Story, in a brief moment in the Gatehouse Theatre in Stafford the idea to run their own theatre company was born.

Just one year later Theatre1 opened Songs For A New World, by  Jason Robert Brown, and have now produced Dogfight, I Love You Because and The Theory of Relativity - all shows receiving excellent reviews, and building audiences. Each year Theatre1 also produce a concert at Christmas, to give the new cast a chance to get to work with each other before rehearsals start once again in January. For more information please contact the secretary.

Our People

David Reynolds

Director
David is well known to the youth of Stoke, Stafford and the West Midlands for his unique directing style, and passion for theatre. David has directed household classics such as Les Misérables, Footloose and West Side Story, and brings a contemporary and stylistic directorial style!

Laura Foxcroft

Musical Director
Laura has made a career of teaching music to young people and has musically directed shows in Stafford and Stoke for the past 8 years, many of them with David. A Birmingham Conservatoire trained musician herself she has a passion for musicals and musical theatre.

Roger Foxcroft

Secretary
Roger is responsible for the day to day activities of the group, as well as the marketing effort. He is also the main pianist for Theatre1.

Natalie Dale

Company Stage Manager
Natalie is a head of year for a high school, and brings those organisational skills to ensure Theatre1 productions run smoothly.

Reviews

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