Our aim is:
- To produce challenging, high-quality theatre in Herefordshire and surrounding counties
- To encourage a wide range of people to be involved in live theatre in Herefordshire
- To give opportunities to all, including those with little experience of live theatre
- To provide greater choice to audiences of live theatre in Herefordshire.
The Wye Theatre Company (in various guises) has been presenting plays since the 1940s and has won awards at national and international drama festivals. We present both contemporary and classical plays which theatre-goers in Herefordshire are unlikely to see performed elsewhere in the county and which give the audience not only pleasure and enjoyment, but something to think about too.
We are an amateur group and membership is open to all; current members come from all walks of life and are of all ages. During productions, rehearsals generally take place three nights a week currently at The Powell Theatre in Hereford. New members can be introduced to the group at any of these rehearsals.
We ask for a membership donation of just £10 a year, which helps cover our costs.
There is plenty of scope to participate on or off stage and new members, experienced or new to theatre, are welcome. For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Shakespeare Gallimaufry
Wye Theatre’s contribution to the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death in 1616 has been to present a revue of readings, poems, sketches and songs, most of which send up the Bard and his plays with affection and mischief. We were delighted that it was really well received by our audiences, most of whom didn’t know what to expect but had an unexpectedly (for them!) laugh-filled and enjoyable evening.
by David Auburn
Catherine is the daughter of Robert, a professor of mathematics who has recently died. Catherine had cared for her father through a lengthy mental illness. After Robert’s death, a former student discovers a proof about prime numbers in Robert’s office. But can Catherine prove the proof’s authorship? Throughout, the play explores Catherine’s fear of following in her father’s footsteps, both mathematically and mentally and her desperate attempts to stay in control.
In 2005, the play was adapted into a film starring Anthony Hopkins, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jake Gyllenhaal and Hope Davis, directed by John Madden.
by Noel Coward
By arrangement with Samuel French.