The Warehouse Theatre
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WHO WE ARE
The Warehouse Theatre is owned and run by Ilminster Entertainments Society and is a fully equipped 150 seat theatre with a raked auditorium. As well as six in-house productions a year the theatre hosts groups and artists from the local area.
The Warehouse Theatre is most grateful to the Somerset Community Foundation for their financial support as we work towards re-opening.
Promoted by Genius PR & Events
MC - ROGER MONKHOUSE
s a consummate stand-up who employs a deadly combination of charm and menace to exert a masterful control over any audience. As a seasoned corporate host and TV warm-up he improvises freely with the crowd but is nonetheless distinguished as a comic by the intelligence of his material and his keen eye for a fine phrase, In 2016 he was voted Best Compere by fellow comics.
"his laconic delivery shields an engaging persona and an enquiring mind"
WILL DUGGAN has been performing comedy since 2009 and since then has cemented himself as a dynamic and interesting performer in comedy clubs around the country. He mixes stories and gags with a cheerfully cynical view of the world.
MAGGY WHITEHOUSE - Funny, warm and strangely inspirational – Paul Tonkinson. - "Both her mother and her bishop think she should get a proper job".
MATT GREEN is a personal favourite of Trish from Genius Events! He is so funny and a genuinely lovely human!
"A talented storyteller...
Green leaves the audience wanting more"
"A stand-up audience's dream"
The Titfield Thunderbolt
The Titfield Thunderbolt is a funny, nostalgic and chaotic play that is sure you to make you laugh out loud.
It is set in 1952 in the fictional village of Titfield, somewhere in England. When the branch line between Titfield and Mallingford is threatened with closure by the Government because it is losing money, various locals including the vicar, take matters into their own hands to try and run the train service themselves. With lots of high jinks, may-hem and the help of the audience, they try to overcome Ministerial Inspection and the local con-man Vernon Crump, who sets up a rival bus service…..but can they succeed??
Come along and find out on the 20th – 23rd October at the Warehouse Theatre in Ilminster.
All aboard for The Titfield Thunderbolt!
Written by Philip Goulding and based on the classic Ealing Comedy screenplay by T.E.B. Clarke
Toms Midnight Garden
This play is an adaptation of Philippa Pearce’s 1950s classic boy’s nightlyvoyage to a Victorian past. Quarantined in his Aunt’s and Uncle’s stuﬀy ﬂat because his brother has measles, Tom is restless and bored. intrigued by a Grandfather clock, religiously wound by the elderly owner of the house, Mrs. Bartholomew, Tom is startled one night to hear the clock strike thirteen! Slipping out of bed he goes to what in his time is a concrete backyard, only to discover a beautiful Victorian garden of the 1880s. He meets the unhappy orphan, Hatty, who initially is the only person who can see him, and he visits her each night at the same hour, writing enthusiastically to his brother, Peter, about his adventures. But although Tom stays the same exuberant 10-year-old, Hatty grows into a young woman during these visits. Before the story can reach its outcome, Tom has to return to his parents, but the truth is revealed in a touching denouement.