There has been a promising start for tickets for shows in November at The Lamproom, but we must remind anyone wishing to book tickets that, under Tier 2 restrictions, you can only book tickets FOR YOUR HOUSEHOLD. If you are wishing to attend with people from another household, they must book their own tickets as we need their details in order to comply with the Track and Trace regulations that are mandatory for all venues. We hope that everyone understands that we are insisting on this procedure to keep everyone safe and to ensure that we are acting in a responsible manner by adhering to Government instructions at all times.
After being closed for seven months, Barnsley’s Lamproom Theatre will open it’s doors again on Friday 6th November 2020. Theatre goers around the country have been longing for the day when they can visit their local theatre and experience live performances once again, and the people of Barnsley will soon be able to do just that, as The Lamproom will re-open with a show which was originally planned for April 2020 – ‘An Evening with John Kelly’. The following three weekends will see more to entertain and cheer at The Lamproom. Read on for information about our November productions.
During the past few weeks, plans have been put in place to try to open The Lamproom Theatre (Socially Distant - of course) within the next few weeks. We are hoping to be able to make an announcement in the next day or two. This will mean the end of 'The Lamproom Daily' as we will be back in the office - we hope that you have enjoyed our daily news and information service during the past 204 days . All news about our potential re-opening will be on our website, Facebook page, Twitter page and in e-newsletters that will be sent out to everyone on our mailing list - we hope to be able to welcome you all back very soon - watch this space!
Looking back to just before lockdown (was it really seven months ago?) - The Lamproom Theatre Company performed 'A Bunch of Amateurs' by Ian Hislop. There were some familiar faces, and some not so familiar - did you enjoy the show?
Last week we published a poem by Lamproom regular Ken Brookes of Darfield - this week he has given his permission for us to give you details of his published work 'Poems In Lockdown' His book is available to purchase in the Maurice Dobson Museum, Darfield. It is £5 and the introduction is by Ian Mcmillan. Why not call in and buy a copy? You'll be supporting a local 'treasure' - what's not to like?
Our own Jack Land Noble and Robert Cooper - a.k.a. The Coalfield Symphony - have just announced the upcoming release of their debut album, VIRTUE & VILLAINY. The first of SEVEN singles - ‘Symphony’ - is out Friday 6th November, culminating in the release of the full album in early 2021... when we hope to welcome them back to the Lamproom stage.
The Lamproom Musical Theatre Company have performed 'Little Shops of Horrors' on a number of occasions over the year, most recently in 2017. Here are Emily Kendall (Crystal), Emily Sidebottom (Chiffon) and Emma Turton (Ronnette) -"Da-doo ... Shoop da-doo ... Chang da-doo ... Snip da-doo ... Da da da da da da-doo" 🎵🌱🎶!
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Just over a year ago, Lamproom audiences enjoyed some comedy from the writer and star of Mrs Brown's Boys, Brendan O'Carroll. The Yorkshireman Company performed 'The Course', featuring a whole host of Lamproom favourites - Mark Olsewski, Gemma Williams, Ryan Howe, Richard Caile, Richard Wood, Mick Cooper, Sally Moxon and, of course, Jack Land Noble. What a cast, and what a great play - it was enjoyed by everyone and was a hug Box Office success.
Members of The Lamproom Musical Theatre Company celebrated World Smile Day by thinking of all the reasons they have to smile! 😁 From their 2021 shows Legally Blonde and Joseph to the little things like the plans they have on the coming weekend! What reasons do you have to smile!?! Let us know and we'll share them! 😁😁
The draw for the October Lamproom 100 Club has been made , and the winner is Ms M Goodfellow of Gawber. The winning number was 23. Congratulations to Michelle - enjoy your winnings and thank you for supporting us - we appreciate it!
Our very own pantomime dame and Trustee, Dean Love, will once again be gracing our screens in Coronation Street very soon - we are so proud of him - well done Dean - you are doing Barnsley and The Lamproom proud!
During the past six months or so, many of us have turned our hand to new things and found undiscovered talents. One of these people is a long-standing supporter of The Lamproom who is a regular and valued patron - Mr Ken Brookes of Darfield. He has, with the help of the wonderful Ian McMillan, become somewhat of a poet, and he has given his permission for us to share a 'lockdown' poem with you - what do you think? In the garden we stand and stare Across at each other we smile Still trapped in our beautiful lair It's more than two metres, it could be a mile. The schoolchildren are feeling wasted It's not really easy doing home schooling Missing exams they have never tasted A lot of time spent like a jester, fooling. We spend Midsummers Night dreaming How can we bring this to an end? Thinking, plotting and scheming And shouting across to a friend. Is this much ado about nothing We are finding it difficult stopping.
The Lamproom Musical Theatre Company has been part of The Lamproom 'family' for many years, but did you know that it was previously The Co-Operative Operatic Society and has a long and proud history of producing high-quality musicals in Barnsley? Before changing it's name to The Lamproom Musical Theatre Company and having it's 'home' at The Lamproom, the group performed for many years at The Civic in Barnsley.
Back in 2006 The Lamproom Musical Theatre Company had a day at the races - but do you know which musical they were performing? Can you recognise any familiar faces fourteen years on?
We’re thinking of our two pantomime dames, Dean Love and Jack Land Noble today as they support the #pantoparade and creative workers who are marching through #London to call for greater #COVID19 support. Details here: equity.org.uk/pantoparade Dean has been our dame for a number of years, most recently in 2019, whilst Jack was our dame previously, before he headed for the brighter lights of QDOS pantomime.
The Bard of Barnsley, our very own Ian McMillan has supported The Lamproom over the past twenty one years, appearing twice to host fund-raising events for Parkinson's UK, in 2004 and 2012. Thank you for your continued support of the Performing Arts in Barnsley Ian - if you ever wish to do 'An Evening With' let us know - we would love to have you back on stage! Here is a piece from Ian which he has written recently - hope you enjoy it! ‘Here is the midnight news, read by me, Ian McMillan. Barnsley man Ian McMillan, 64, declared himself ‘reyt chuffed’ at the Government’s new scheme to provide free flat caps for men over 60 when t’temperature drops below freezing. "It’s one o’them simple ideas that’s actually packed wi a looad o’cultural nuance," said McMillan, pulling his cap low over his hair which is whiter than t’clouds over Ingleborough. That’s the hair, not the cap.’
'Get your cloth, Granville' - yet another classic line from a sit-com that The Lamproom Theatre Company brought to the stage in 2011. The production was Directed by non other than a youthful Jack Land Noble - with a large cast made up of faces you will remember from previous and past productions.
Surely one of the most famous lines from a sit-com was the one uttered by Captain Mainwaring to 'Pike' in 'Dad's Army'. The classic sit-com was brought to life by The Lamproom Theatre Company in 2006 - with a cast full of Lamproom regulars and some not-so-regulars who appeared in cameo roles for the first time - are you one of them? We remember our friends from this production who are no longer with us, Derek Haughton, Bill Moss, Dennis Gardner and Keith Priest - thank you to you all for making us laugh and being a huge part of The Lamproom story - we miss you all. https://youtu.be/_YMVPXmaKds
The Lamproom Musical Theatre Company performed 'Oliver' at The Lamproom in 2015. It provided an opportunity for many familiar Lamproom faces to take to the stage. The cast included:- Elliott Kenny - Oliver Mick Cooper - Fagin Jacob Whitehead - The Artful Dodger Danny Wilkinson - Bill Sykes Holly Lees - Nancy and Will Bisby - Mr Bumble