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 and resident playwright 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 Productions:

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Sunday 24th March 2019                                                                                                            

Jane Austen and the Cheltonians  by Caroline Summerfield.

Cast to be announced.  This play will be premiered and conclude the spring  Cheltenham Literary Weekend at Parmoor House Cheltenham. For further information please contact The Suffolk Anthology Bookshop Cheltemham or visit their website.

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PAST PRODUCTIONS :

The Tree Charter Tapestry 2017 Everyman Theatre Studio Cheltenham A play with music and songs by Caroline Summerfield 

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The Tree Charter Tapestry by Caroline Summerfield . A play with music and songs performed in an extend version of the play. 2018 Canwood Open-Air Theatre Herefordshire

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“A Modern Day Midsummers’ Night Dream”  

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An Honest Politician by Caroline Summerfield – 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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Myself And Other Parts December 2018 (A Christmas Play)

Holst Museum and also at The Suffolk Anthology Bookshop

 A Christmas play inspired by the film Miracle on 34th Street. 

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