Whilst Shipley Little Theatre is open to everyone, and seeks to produce inclusive plays which can showcase and develop the talents of all our members, we also recognise that large-scale productions with big casts can be paradoxically limiting to our output.
In order to address this, the Small Production Team was created to explore texts that may require fewer feet treading the boards and / or have less requirement for expensive production values. Modern plays don’t have (or tend not to have) the 20+ casts we’d need to include everyone. The plays we’re looking at may also make strong demands on actors which are difficult to fully explore with larger casts where the focus of a director is more stretched.
The Small Production Group recently completed their first production which was a suite of 3 vignettes adapted from short stories by Anton Chekhov.