Bangkok Community TheatreThe largest and longest running English-language community theatre group in Thailand
BCT holds a monthly Club Night event for our members. We provide a variety of activities such as workshops, play-readings, movie nights and theatrical pub quizzes. Club Nights are also open to non-members of BCT for a nominal entry fee, which makes them a great way to find out more if you’re thinking about joining us.
We have several exciting shows coming up:
September: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a hilarious Tony-winning musical
November: Circle Mirror Transformation, an insightful story of discovery
Decmeber: A Christmas Carol, the classic story of holiday season
Tickets for all shows are coming soon!
Whether you love being on stage, behind the scenes or in the audience, BCT is for you. English doesn’t have to be your first language, and you’re welcome whatever your level of experience. As a member you’re encouraged to take part in BCT shows and activities however you like, even if that’s just to meet new friends.
Circle Mirror Transformation written by Annie Baker is an award winning modern play that questions your idea of what acting actually is. Performed at M Theatre, Bluebox Studio, on November 2-4 and 9-11, while tickets will go on sale from September 18. Auditions will be held on Wednesday August 23 at Bistro 33. More information will be on the way.
The story: In the small town of Shirley, Vermont, five strangers gather in a dance studio to embark on a unique journey together in a creative drama class for adults. Taught by Marty, their free-spirited and supportive leader, the group — Schultz, a recently divorced, emotionally vulnerable carpenter, Teresa, an earnest and vibrant former actress, James, Marty’s quiet and genial husband, and Lauren, a reserved and self-conscious high schooler — move through a series of acting exercises, ranging from the heart breaking to the ridiculous. In this one small room, through these few seemingly trivial games, quiet wars are waged, emotional wounds are nursed, and healing is finally, slowly, able to begin. In Annie Baker’s quiet masterpiece, Circle Mirror Transformation, the audience takes a transcendent journey through the mundane into the profound.
Circle Mirror Transformation will make you question what it is to act and how people go about learning how to do it. An absorbingly natural yet outrageously funny play that will prompt you to question what you really know about the noble art of acting.
Appropriate for audiences aged 15 and over, it’s sure to be an insightful performance! We look forward to seeing you at auditions in August and the show in November!
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, the two time Tony winning show, will be performed on Friday and Saturday, September 29, 30, October 6 & 7 at Creative Industries – M Theatre. Tickets go on sale Monday, August 14 for 850Bht.
The story: an eclectic group of six-graders arrives at the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, each eager to win for very different reasons. In hilarious, touching, and catchy songs, each speller reveals his/her hopes, struggles, and passions as they make their way through the competition. In addition to these six quirky adolescents who compete in the Bee, the competition is run by three equally quirky grown-ups.
With an engaging, tuneful score by William Finn and a sweet, funny book by Rachel Sheinkin, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee causes audiences to fall in love, both with the show itself and its “perspicacious,” “jocular,” and “effervescent” spellers.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is about a fictional spelling bee set in the Putnam Valley Middle School. An unusual aspect of the show is that four real audience members are invited on stage to compete in the spelling bee alongside the six young characters.
The whole makes for a charming and entertaining show that is appropriate for audiences aged 15 and over.
Casting is complete and rehearsals are underway; stay tuned for updates via BCT’s Facebook and website!
A play reading evening is a form of theatre without sets or full costumes where participating “actors” read from interesting scripts with minimal stage movement. Our multi Bobs award-winning narrator and host Mimi Carter has chosen some interesting short pieces and this is guaranteed to be a laid back, fun social evening for all thespians!
So come along and bring your friends and join us at Bistro 33 at 7:00PM on Thursday, July 6th, to have some good food and drinks, meet some pretty cool people. And it’s free for BCT members and a mere THB100 for non-members… you can’t beat that for an entertaining evening out.
See you there!
Coming soon from BCT: A Christmas Carol!
The all-time Christmas classic, A Christmas Carol will highlight the BCT Christmas season this December. Performances are set for Friday and Saturday, December 1, 2, 8 and 9. A Christmas Carol will be staged at Creative Industries – M Theatre. Tickets go on sale Monday October 30 for 800Bht.
The story: stingy businessman Ebenezer Scrooge is known as the meanest miser in Victorian London. He overworks and underpays his humble clerk, Bob Cratchit, whose little son, Tiny Tim, is crippled and may soon die. He also has nothing to do with his nephew, Fred, because he disapproves of his marriage. He has no use for Christmas and condemns it as a ‘Humbug’.
On Christmas Eve, Scrooge is haunted by the ghost of his business partner, Jacob Marley. Later he is visited by three ghosts and is given one last chance to change his ways and save himself from the grim fate that befell Marley. The ghost show Scrooge the deeper meaning of Christmas and how to live with charity and compassion towards his fellow men.
Audience: the play is appropriate for audience aged 10 and over.
Stay tuned with BCT’s Facebook page and our website for audition and other details, you old humbugs!
Next up for BCT’s monthly Club Night: yes, it is a dance night with award winning choreographer Meirav Botly (Bob Award Winner 2017–and we say that with love). Meirav Botly recently choreographed our very entertaining Aladdin (2016) and she will teach us basic dance steps that might come in handy for any musical auditions. She will choreograph a Broadway song and by the end of the evening we will be ready to perform that musical number.
This may also come in useful for our upcoming auditions of BCT’s next Broadway musical project. So grab some comfortable shoes and wear something comfortable to move in, tell your friends and join us at Bistro 33 at 7:00PM on Thursday, June 1, have some good food and drinks, meet some pretty cool people.. and it’s free for BCT members and a mere THB100 for non-members. You can’t beat that for an entertaining evening out.