Natura Contemporary Theatre

Natura Contemporary Theatre is the theatre producing arm of the Writers’ and Directors’ Workshop . It produces professional productions only and is dedicated to producing high quality contemporary theatre in town and country locations. It works with both professional actors and semi-professional actors and musicians.

Founded in 2017, Natura Contemporary  Theatre’s artistic director is Caroline Summerfield.

If you are a professional or semi-professional actor and would like to be considered for casting for future productions please do contact us at :casummerfield@btinternet.com

Forthcoming Events:

 

A Christmas Writers’ Workshop and Christmas Play

Come and enjoy a convivial Christmas in the Victorian Christmas Parlour of the Holst Museum Cheltenham on Monday 10th December where playwright Caroline Summerfield will be hosting a creative writing workshop inspired by objects and paintings in the collection. You will be welcomed by the Curator of the Museum Laura Kinnear.   This creative writing workshop is suitable for all levels of experience.

This will be followed in the afternoon by two performances of Caroline’s highly entertaining Christmas comedy play ‘Myself and Other Parts’ starring local actor Bill Cronshaw. When a struggling actor reluctantly takes on the role of Father Christmas a comedy of errors and misunderstandings ensues as miraculous things in the spirit of Christmas start to happen .  ‘Myself and Other Parts’ was inspired by the 1947 Film Miracle on 34th Street (see image above).

Creative Writing Workshop – 10.30 am to 12.30 pm Monday 10th December 2018, tickets £15 (includes tea, coffee and biscuits).

Christmas Play – Myself And Other Parts PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE TWO PERFORMANCES 2.30 pm and 4.30pm Monday 10th December 2018, tickets £10 (includes mince pie and mulled wine). Suitable for audiences 12+ years.

Early booking recommended as seating limited

Tickets can be purchased from the Holst Museum

ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCE OF MYSELF AND OTHER PARTS ADDED – 7PM THE SUFFOLK ANTHOLOGY BOOKSHOP CHELTENHAM THURSDAY 13TH DECEMBER, TICKETS £15 FROM THE SUFFOLK ANTHLOGY. INCLUDES GLASS OF WINE AND Q&A WITH THE WRITER AND CAST.

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PAST PRODUCTIONS :

The Tree Charter Tapestry 2017 Everyman Theatre Studio Cheltenham

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The Tree Charter Tapestry 2018 Canwood Open-Air Theatre Herefordshire

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“A Modern Day Midsummers’ Night Dream”  

 

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An Honest Politician – 6th Stroud Theatre Festival 14th – 16th Sept 2018

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The outrageous diary of an honest politician, John Wilkes, starring actor Bill Cronshaw. Nicknamed the “King Mob” of eighteenth century England, Wilkes lies languishing in prison. Who cares that he’s attacked the government and slandered the King – surely everyone is entitled to express their opinion? Brought to life with a whole host of colourful characters, John Wilkes is determined to deliver his version of events as only a politician can, with his own political diary. ‘An Honest Politician’ was written in 2005 by the playwright Caroline Summerfield for the National Portrait Gallery’s Public Performance Season. Attracting a sell-out audience in London,  John Wilkes has now travelled to Stroud for these performances and to drum-up support as only an honest politician can.

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“Sheer literary brilliance”

Bill Cronshaw has pitch-perfect comic timing”

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BY INITATION ONLY : PARMOOR HOUSE CHELTENHAM

 TUESDAY 9TH OCTOBER 2018

A showcase for the industry of plays performed by professional actors :

Sky Pilots (short radio play) by Stephen Connolly

A Rose By Any Other Name (short stage play) by Lou Beckett 

Dead Girl Walking (full-length stage play) by Caroline Summerfield 

Q&A with the authors chaired by Caroline Summerfield  (pictured below centre)

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