Chippenham Live Theatre at The Neeld

Chippenham Live Theatre at The Neeld

Chippenham Live Theatre at The Neeld

The Neeld in Chippenham hosts a wide range of live theatre shows from family acts to improvisation and story telling. Our program includes a range of established West End theatre shows as well as insightful and ground-breaking new acts. February saw Showstopper! The Improvised Musical which is a brand new musical comedy created from scratch at every single performance of this award-winning show. Each night, audience suggestions were instantly transformed into an all-singing, all-dancing production, with unpredictable results! A hilarious night of live theatre for all that attended the show.

We have lined up some great acts for the spring…

Oliver!

A superb production of the well known West End Musical by the Clogs Musical Theatre. One of the most beloved British musicals ever.

Bringing vividly to life Dickens’ timeless characters with its ever-popular story of the boy who asked for more, Lionel Bart’s sensational score includes Food Glorious Food, Consider Yourself, You’ve Got to Pick-a-Pocket or Two, I’d Do Anything, Oom Pah Pah, As Long As He Needs Me and many more.

Into the West

Chippenham Live TheatreTwenty years after it first hit the stage, the award-winning show Into The West is back and coming to the Neeld bought to us by the Travelling Light Theatre Company. Written and directed by Greg Banks and based on Jim Sheridan’s film by the same name, INTO THE WEST is a magical tale of adventure, heart-break, loss, humour and family which translates well into live theatre.

Imagine a glorious white horse comes out of a sea-mist and into your troubled life. Imagine trying to keep her on the 14th floor of a Dublin tower block. Now imagine the police are after you, and your only escape is to ride into the west…

“Not just exceptional children’s theatre, it is complex, moving and vivid theatre that creates a complete imaginative world of its own” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

Pocketful of Grimms

Chippenham Live TheatreCurrently touring the country are the Story Pocket Theatre who performed at the Royal Albert Hall in 2015. Their patron is Michael Morpurgo one of the worlds best loved storytellers thanks to his multi award winning work.

Let the magical Storyteller whisk you away to a land of fables and wonder to explore some of the favourite fairy tales ever told.

An exciting and high-energy collection of some of the most loved and less well known stories collected by the Brothers Grimm, are brought to glorious life on stage in a rich mix of physical theatre, clowning, puppetry, music and much more….which works exceptionally well in live theatre.

‘..TOTALLY CAPTIVATING…ENTHRALLING MAKE BELIEVE.’ The Stage ****

‘SIMPLY SPLENDID STORYTELLING…’ Scotsman ****
‘…AN EXCEPTIONALLY ENTERTAINING AND CREATIVE SHOW…’ Primary Times: