A ROAD TO NOWHERE
A NEW PRODUCTION FROM CHIPPING NORTON THEATRE'S ADULT DRAMA GROUP
During the pandemic The Theatre's Adult Drama sessions moved to Zoom. Unsure of how affective this new set up would be (but intrigued by the challenge), the group threw itself into exploring something new.
The result was fascinating. The group found that they could explore something very different to in-person sessions, with the new medium leading them to look at screen technique and the intimacy of the camera. The pandemic hadn’t hindered learning; instead, it allowed the group to learn something new in a very different way.
Determined not to miss out on a second annual show, the group decided to embark on a new pandemic phenomena: a Zoom play, devised and written specifically by the group. A ROAD TO NOWHERE is a devised piece. A series of monologues and duologues linked together through a day in the life of Neville Elms MP. Sumton is a town divided by opinion and class. Does a proposed bypass get the go-ahead? Is the community’s voice being heard or is political and personal gain the biggest influence? Only time will tell.
'Lockdown and drama, it shouldn’t work should it, but it did. From character work, to radio plays, to a Zoom production. It’s been different, fun, and a link to the group and the world outside the home. A worthwhile drama year.' - Chris Winpenny
'It has been fascinating and a great learning experience. I have been very impressed with Lucy who has adapted her teaching so well and maintained all our enthusiasm throughout.' - David Nixon
'Thank you Chipping Norton Theatre for being there when I needed you after becoming widowed a few years ago. You are more than an entertainment venue and I wish you a long, successful and happy future.' - JM
Cast & Creative
Maureen Ross, Liz Doyle, Liliya Israilova, Maggie Wilson, Dave Winpenny, Chris Winpenny, Adrian Smith, Charlotte Edwards, Eddie McCarron, Candida Richards, David Riley, Janet Morris, Sarah Turner, David Nixon, Thomas Pillinger.
Director: Lucy Joseph