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Pioneering Theatre, Music and Community Arts

 In Wolverhampton from 1980 to 2013

Wolverhampton


Closed
September
2013

1982 - 2013

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List of all productions:1980 to present

Pioneering Theatre in the West Midlands

1980

Miss Julie
(Strindberg)
School For Clowns
(Waechter)
Give Us A Nod
(Lingard-Lane)
Santa Gets His
(Lingard-Lane)

1981

Mother Goose (Lingard-Lane)
Noah
(Obey)
Robinson Crusoe
(Lingard-Lane)

1982

The Unemployment Shuffle (Company devised production)
Dillydong's Ship's Gone Wrong
(Company devised production)

1983

Cedric's Summer Circus Show (Company devised production)
Example (Coventry TIE)
Hard Times (
adapted from Dickens story by Lingard-Lane)
Robin Hood and His Merry Band
(Lingard-Lane)
The Canal Story
(Lingard-Lane)

1984

The Felipo Family Summer Show (Company devised production)
The Tipton Slasher
(Lingard-Lane)
The Canterbury Tales
(Woods)
The House (Halliwell)
Dick Whittington (Lingard-Lane)

1985

A Taste Of Honey (Delaney)
Edwina's Wonders of Wartime Weaponry
(Company devised)
Zip Into The Grand
(Young Writers' Festival)
Wulf
(Lingard-Lane)
The Thwarting of Baron Bolligrew
(Bolt)

The Tipton Slasher Shout! Ashlyn Joyce, Julian Sedgewick, Joe Fitzgerald, Alex Jones, Dyll Ferreday, Cathy Pemberton, Ian Ashpitel, Tony Heptinstall, Colin Dixon - Brighton Rock Joe Fitzgerald, Cathy Pemberton - When The Wind Blows

The Tipton Slasher (1984)
A story of The Champion Prizefighter of All England

Shout! (1987)
A local perspective on the firefighters' strike of 1977

Brighton Rock (1987)

When The Wind Blows (1988)

1986

The Crucible (Miller)
Professor Hardcastle and His Band
(Company devised)
The Plotters of Cabbage Patch Corner
(Wood)

1987

Shout! (The story of the firefighters' strike of '77 - Lingard-Lane)
Doc Savage's World Beaters
(Company devised)
Brighton Rock
(adapted from Greene by Lingard-Lane)
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
(Lingard-Lane)

1988

When the Wind Blows (Briggs)
The Dumb Waiter
(Pinter)

1989

Huckleberry Finn (adapted from Twain by Lingard-Lane)
Over the Top
(Anthology of War Poetry)
Sinbad the Sailor
(Lingard-Lane)

1990

Johnny Remember Me (Safer sex awareness - Company devised)

1991

It Could Be You (Aids awareness - Company devised)
Macbeth
(Shakespeare)
Wolves The Musical
(Nick Pemberton)
Aladdin
(Lingard-Lane)

1992

Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare)
The Voyage
(Company devised)
The Other Mother Goose
(Lingard-Lane)

1993

Sonic Roar! (Asthma awareness - Lingard-Lane)

Wolves - The Musical! Lesley Beaumont, Tim Hubball, Dyll Ferreday, Colin Dixon, Peter Rees - Sonic Roar! Dyll Ferreday, Dennis Ffrench - Hold Back The Night

Wolves - The Musical (1991)
The story of The mighty Wolverhampton Wanderers presented with an award byThe Minister for Arts

Sonic Roar! (1993)
National tour of an asthma-awareness show, commissioned by Allen & Hanbury

Hold Back The Night! (1996)
National tour of the Soul Thriller

1994

The Low Hill Story (community play by Nick Pemberton)

1995

I Feel Good (drugs awareness - Company devised production)
A Fistful Of Dragons (community play - Nick Pemberton)
Adventures on Treasure Island (Lingard-Lane)

1996

Take Me Too (sexual identity - Company devised)
The Dotty Lottery (community play - Nick Pemberton)
Hold Back The Night! (national tour of Soul musical - Pemberton)
Alice's Adventures In Wonderland (Lingard-Lane)

1997

The Amazing Summer Sound Sculpture (community show - Company devised production show.)
Step On It! (anti racism - company devised production)
Beauty and the Beast
(Lingard-Lane)

1998

Ananse - The Spiderman (Caribbean tales adapted by Lingard-Lane)
The Monster Journey
(adaptation of The Odyssey for children - Lingard-Lane)
The Story Fun Store
(improving Literacy through drama)
Red Riding Hood

1999

Don't Panic (health awareness - head lice, commissioned by Walsall Health Authority)
Crazy World
(issues around young women forced into prostitution, commissioned by PHASE)
Dark Vapour and the Star Warriors

Dyll Ferreday, Matt Salter, Lesley Beaumont, Kathy O'Connor, Sharon Ryal, Dennis Ffrench, Colin Dixon, Clare Russell, Mark Douglas - Sleeping Beauty Eleanor Gray, Dennis Ffrench - Piratz! The Mystery Cycle - Finale Gemma Stevens, Dennis Ffrench - Dick Whittington

The Mystery Cycle - Grand Finale (2004)
The spectacular revival of Wolverhampton's Mystery Cycle in the Grand Theatre with over 300 local participants of all ages  in a stunning community play.

2000

Go For It! (commissioned by Wolverhampton chamber)
Wulfdance
(the smash hit Dome Show)
Cinderella

2001

The Wolverhampton Mystery Cycle
Rattling
(commissioned by NEXUS)
Sleeping Beauty

2002

Dream Raiders (Lesley Beaumont, 2002 till 2004)
Rattling
(in repertoire until 2004)
Crazy World
Wind Dragons
(and again in 2003)
Beauty and The Beast

2003

Behind A Smile (in repertoire until 2004)
Dying2Drive
(and again in 2004)
Citz
Who Cares?
The Adventures of Robin Hood

2004

(Continuation of Dream Raiders, Behind A Smile, Rattling, Dying2Drive)
Piratz
The Wolverhampton Mystery Cycle
The Adventures of Sinbad

2005

The Promise
Sparx
Dick Whittington

2006 - 07

Two very busy years in which the following shows continue to appear in Zip Theatre's Repertoire:

The Promise

Dying 2 Drive

Sparx

Cinderella

The Lingfield Project


2008 - 09


The Promise

Behind A Smile

Packers

Robin Hood


2009 - 10


The Promise

Sparx

Aladdin


Dennis Ffrench, Colin Dixon, Eleanor Gray - The Promise Lesley Beaumont, Dyll Ferreday, Kathy O'Connor, Dan Hewson, Colin Dixon - Dying2Drive Eleanor Gray, Sam Thomas - Sparx! Jon Lingard-Lane, Eleanor Gray, Dennis Ffrench, Dyll Ferreday, Cathy Pemberton, Lesley Beaumont, Colin Dixon - Packers

Packers (2008)
Tonia Daley Campbell returned to Zip for Packers by Local Playwrite Alex Jones.

Tonia’s first appearance with Zip was

in Wolves - The Musical in 1991!

Jodie Edwards, Eleanor Gray - Cinderella