Directed by Bart Lee

Produced by Niki Robinson

Performances
Wed 22 Jul 7:45 pm
Thu 23 Jul 7:45 pm
Fri 24 Jul 7:45 pm
Sat 25 Jul 7:45 pm
Sun 26 Jul 2:00 pm
Sun 2 Aug 2:00 pm
Ticket prices
Adult £12.50
Concessions £10.00
Under 18 £8.00
Family of 4 £36.00
 

The History of Everything is an outdoor festival of performing arts set in the stunning grounds of South Hill Park.

Embark on a comedic caper through time and space, contemplating what a modern-day Magna Carta might look like. We want to champion truth, liberty and free speech.

Join pro comedian MC Ben Watson as he takes us on a hilarious journey through time and space to literally tell us about, well, everything! In just one show! Helped on the way by performing arts groups who will share their views on various subjects from Random facts to the History of The Musicals.

This is a zany, manic upbeat family show suitable for everyone!


Participant Groups

Artemis Studios

Featuring students from Artemis Studios own Junior Theatre Company (aged 5-14) and Medusa Teen Theatre Company (aged 14-19). Both companies are getting ready for a massive production of Les Miserables, which will play in Spring 2016.

Artemis Studios Performing Arts Schools offer an award winning, Ofsted registered (we accept childcare vouchers) private performing arts school and agency in Bracknell, Berkshire. We offer training to performers aged 5-adult after school, evenings, weekends and school holidays. Current and graduate students can be seen in the West End and in film and television (through our agency) and go on to attend top vocational tertiary education such as Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Laines, and GSA.

With extensive experience in the Performing Arts sector, Artemis Studios are dynamic performing arts schools that provides dance, drama and musical theatre tuition to clients throughout the Berkshire and Greater London area. All our teachers and guests are working industry professionals (writers, directors, choreographers, performers, casting directors), degree qualified (or equivalent) as a minimum, with most also holding post graduate or teaching qualifications too. They are the best!

Artemis junior Theatre Company (age 8-14) and Medusa Teen Theatre Company (age 15-21) are award winning and work with industry partners such as the National Theatre Connections and on shows written for them as well as well known productions (Les Mis is coming up soon).

Our five dance companies include the Artemis Phoenix JV’s (10-15) - who have been National Hip Hop Champions for the last three years! Artemis

Phoenix (15 - 24) our senior Hip Hop recently took a first place and Grand Champions title home - beating university level dancers!

For dancers who are also gymnasts we have Artemis Elite - a stunt cheer squad. Students for our dance and theatre companies were invited to dance at Disney

World in Florida for Halloween 2014, and will return in summer 2016!

Join Artemis for FREE fun this summer with Manic Mondays - FREE summer school every Monday - for ages 5-20, Acting, Singing, Dancing, Cheer, Hip Hop and auditions for Les Miserables!

www.artemis-studios.co.uk/manicmondays

Stagecoach Bracknell North

Stagecoach Bracknell North believes in promoting confidence in a fun, friendly and supportive environment. Taking classes in singing, dance and drama has been proven to build a child’s self-esteem. We are proud to offer a full and rounded education, teaching life skills to build confidence and stretch imaginations through singing, acting and dance classes; allowing each child to develop at their own pace with the support of the group. We’ve had the privilege of watching hundreds of children grow in confidence and ability. As part of the UK’s largest network of performing arts schools, Stagecoach Bracknell North is more than just a theatre school, we are a nurturing, safe place for children to grow and build on all aspects of life skills. Pam Goodchild, Principal of the school, is actively invollved in the students learning and is eager to offer new and exciting opportunities for them. www.stagecoach.co.uk/bracknellnorth

bracknellnorth@stagecoach.co.uk

Stagecoach Wokingham

Stagecoach Wokingham has been running for 14 years in the heart of Wokingham. Claire took over in 2013 and bought with her a fantastic team of creative practitioners and professional Musical Theatre performers. Bringing her 10 years of teaching experience, the schools have flourished, now offering classes on Saturdays and Sundays, along with our specialist 15+ class for advanced students.

The piece you see today, written by drama teacher Kim Williams, was entered into our Performance arts Awards in March, which all our students achieved merits and distinctions at very high grades. It is a pleasure to present this in the beautiful grounds of South Hill Park.

We believe in adaptable, productive and fun teaching, Reaching out to those who go onto West End roles and also students who require confidence building. For more information, check out our website www.stagecoach.co.uk/wokingham or email Claire directly Wokingham@stagecoach.co.uk.

2Heavy Productions

2Heavy productions is a professional theatre company run by Stephen Macaulay, Actor, Director and Writer, based at the Mapp Centre in Reading. We have put on numerous productions such as Farside and B is for Black, written by Courttia Newland. Little Sweet Thing written by Roy Williams, Julius Caesar and the Golden Ladder written by Stephen Macaulay. Our productions have predominantly been held at South Street (Reading) and South Hill Park, in addition to this we have also toured the Brighton Festival.

2Heavy productions has also established a Youth Theatre which is aimed at young people who are at risk of offending and those who lack opportunity. Our aim is to help our young people reach their potential and take their place in the world. Relationships are very important, we mentor and support them. Many of our youth have gone on to university and Drama school and some we support in finding a variety of courses to develop their skills.

Our last production was inspired by Shakespeare and we also work very closely with diverse and recognised writers. We are very multi-cultural and this is an ethos the company stands by. We provide two workshops a week and have been supported and funded by the Arts Council as well as receiving money in kind from local theatres.

www.2heavyproductions.co.uk

Missed Out/South Hill Park

“Around this world” is a Global extravaganza and a once in a lifetime show taking you on a journey across the 5 continents and the seven seas, featuring an interstellar international cast of over 500! Having just finished its sell out Broadway run where there were public brawls over tickets and standing ovations nightly it has come to South Hill Park for one night only! Famous faces such as Cadley Brooper, Adele Dazeem and Janifer Lawrince as you’ve never seen them before with a score written by Kan-no East. Cutting edge technology and insane pyrotechnics and stunts that will blow your mind away. Costumes are designed by Blurberry and Livienne Eastwood.

Together the cast and crew boast over 20 Ony’s and 40 Tolivier’s. This is 10 minutes of your life NOT TO MISS OUT ON*!!

The show is written and created by Sarah Allwright, Emma Harris and Sophie Todd who all participate in various youth and community projects at South Hill Park.

* We might have used a little artistic licence.

Missed Out is South Hill Park’s group of young producers, aged between 14-25 years. They meet every Monday to plan and devise arts activities and provision for other young people in the local area. Their aim is to allow better access and representation within the arts at South Hill Park. As a young producers forum they want to be heard and involved in the decision making process and are always trying to find new ways of allowing this to continue.

To join Missed Out, attend an event or learn more, please contact our Creative Learning Manager, Mark Hooper, on mark.hooper@southhillpark.org.uk

Kim Halliday Players

Hello, my name is Kim Halliday and as part of the History of Everything, I am directing and appearing in an extract from The Canterbury Tales entitled ‘The Nun’s Priest’s Tale’ written by local author Clare Bevan.

I directed and appeared as Ma in one of the pirate tales - ‘The Saga of Swimbladder Saul’, which was part of the Moby Dick celebrations at South Hill Park in 2013. I have been ‘treading the boards’ at South Hill Park since 2008 when I appeared at The Wilde Theatre in the Broadway version of ‘Pirates of Penzance’ with Crowthorne Musical Players (playing the part of Ruth). I will shortly be appearing in Fawlty Towers 2 , also in the Wilde Theatre and I am co-directing the annual pantomime ‘Puss in Boots’ for Crowthorne Amateur Theatrical Society (CATS). I love working at South Hill Park and believe we are extremely fortunate to have such a versatile arts centre available to us with such a wide variety of events taking place throughout the year.

Theatre with Teeth

Theatre With Teeth is a student-run theatre company based at the University of Exeter.

Founded in 2007, the company has evolved to become Exeter’s foremost producer of new writing, adaptations, devised work and physical theatre.

We challenge dramatic boundaries to create bold, new and relevant theatre, with our work performed across Exeter and beyond; participating in Exeter’s Ignite Festival, the National Student Drama Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. We offer our productions tailor-made support, and foster developing talent through a broad range of workshops and events, led by students and professional practitioners, attracting people from all backgrounds to the growing theatre movement here in Exeter.

La Four

Lafour Theatre School‎ specialise in Musical Theatre, we love to Act, Sing, Dance and most of all Perform! Our classes are held in Sandhurst on Saturdays, for ages 4-18. Check out our website to find out more www.lafourtheatre.co.uk

We are excited to take part in the History of Everything this Summer. We had a giggle rehearsing and devising for the performance. . Our piece is created by our talented students directed and by Tiffany Lengthorn. We hope you enjoy our whistle stop tour through film history!!

Matthew Foster

Early last summer, Jenny Lockyer was commissioned by Egham Museum to write a collection of songs about Magna Carta as part of its 800th anniversary celebrations. Jenny worked with Matt Foster to record and produce these songs and they now form part of an educational resource (http://eghammuseum.org/magnacarta/resources/, please scroll down to find the Magna Carta Through Song section) and commercial release (magnacartathroughsong.bandcamp.com). You can also listen to all four songs and find out more about the whole project by visiting: www.magnacarta­throughsong.co.uk.

Alongside the work with Egham museum, a Magna Carta Through Song tour is being put together to showcase the songs and celebrate the anniversary. The show is family­friendly and last approximately an hour. Jenny and Matt are planning to visit as many Magna Carta locations as possible this summer and link up with activities celebrating its 800th anniversary.