Hothouse Theatre
Members and Supporters Newsletter Feb '24

Jack and the Beanstalk
Hothouse Theatre 25-year celebrations started at Christmas with a performance of The Mermaid and the King and Dunc's version of Jack and the Beanstalk.

We hope to have an audio version of The Mermaid and the King available soon. In the meantime, for those who missed it, follow the link below to watch Dunc's Jack and the Beanstalk.
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Hothouse Meeting
Thus 15th Feb, 7:30 pm @ Lincolnshire Poacher, Mansfield Road Nottingham

There are going to be a lot more events over the next 18 months to celebrate 25 years of Hothouse. If you want to get involved with planning the events, then get yourself over to our next Committee Meeting.

The meeting is open to all members and supporters.
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Introducing Mr Charles Dickens
At the end of the month, we will be holding auditions for the next part of Introducing Mr Charles Dickens. This is Hothouse Theatre's mammoth audio project looking at the life of Charles Dickens through writing. It involves dramatising extracts from his novels and is great fun.
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HHT Youth Group
The youth group has been working with Keeping It Wild, the youth forum of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust on creating podcasts. The first sample, Woodthorpe Meadow Nature Reserve is now ready for viewing.
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Supporting Other Projects
As ever, Hothouse is continuing to support other community projects using its skills, knowledge and equipment.

Coming up are several poetry events that we are supporting in various ways.

6th Feb
Open Book @ The Organ Grinder Canning Cirus Nottingham

Guy will be performing as one of the featured poets.
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8th February
DIY Poets Showcase, City Arts, Hockley, Nottingham
Hothouse supports DIY Poets by providing Zoom space for their monthly meetings, as well as supporting their quarterly showcase,
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8th March
Women Say Stuff, City Arts, Hockley, Nottingham
Hothouse has help DIY poets draw down funding for this event.
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Also coming up over the next year or so: Lilly's War – A new play centered on the experiences of Lilly, a nurse in the First World War; 25 years of Hothouse posters – a display of all the posters over the history of Hothouse Theatre; A Crisis in the Life of Norbert Grimshaw – creating an audio recording of Hothouse Theatre's first play; For the Love of George - creating an audio version of this powerful monologue; Rumplestiltskin is Dead – a new play, complementing the For the Love of George trilogy.

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Things coming up!
Guy Jones and Hannah Teasdale
Open Book
6th Feb

The Organ Grinder, Nottingham

poster Guy is the Writer In Residence for Hothouse Theatre, a community theatre and film project in Nottingham. He has written several fringe-style plays and short films for Hothouse.

‘If Anais Nin and Shane Meadows met at a bar to write prose and poems it may well end up like this. An awareness of vulnerability is a strength that Hannah Teasdale expresses with power and insight whilst creating an urban cinematographic vibe of working-class life without for one moment feeling sorry for itself…’ Antony R. Owen

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DIY Poets Quarterly Showcase
Feat. Martin Grey
8th Feb
Door 7:15 p.m. for a 7:30 pm start.

City Arts, Nottingham

poster Martin Grey is a poet, ESOL teacher, co-director of World Jam and co-host of Lenguas online open mic. He has too many copies of his first book, The Prettyboys of Gangster Town, sitting in his wardrobe. His poems usually have themes of personal reflection, humanity (or lack of), moments in time, small details and occasionally, roundabouts. His first ever open mic spot was at DIY Poets. He sometimes wonders if people keep mistaking him for the poet they actually wanted and are too polite to tell him. You can find him at @martin_grey_poet and @worldjamnotm.

There will also be 10 DIY Poets, each doing 5 mins, plus 3 min open mic slots available on the night. All are welcome. This is a pay-what-you-can event.

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Hothouse Theatre Meeting

7:30 pm
Thurs 15th Feb '24
Lincolnshire Poacher
Mansfield Road

Hothouse Theatre's quarterly meeting is where we make decisions. Amongst other things, at this meeting we will be looking ahead to the next 18 months, how we are going to celebrate 25 years of Hothouse and how we are going to fund an Edinburgh Festival show in 2025.

The meeting is open to all members and supporters.

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Introducing Mr Charles Dickens
Hothouse Theatre
Stave 3 part 1
Auditions Thurs 14th March
7:30 pm
This a change of date.
on Zoom

Introducing Mr. Charles Dickens is an audio project, exploring the real life of Dickens, using extracts from his writing to give a flavour of how his own experiences coloured his writing.

The next part will include extracts from Sketches by Boz, Pickwick Papers and Oliver Twist.

The Dickens Story sofar

If you are interested drop us a line and we'll send you scipts and the Zoom link.

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Women Say Stuff 9

8th March

City Arts, Nottingham

poster Annual hybrid event celebrating Women's voices on the open mic, with 3 featured acts.

All welcome to join the audience at City Arts or online via Zoom.

Fundraising to Support the work of @Equation.

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