Hello everyone and welcome to the last update from White Cobra for 2021.

FIrstly our short film Running4Ever is now available on our YouTube channel. It's both a product of, and a victim of Covid-19. As we couldn't perform in theatres we decided to make some film and audio dramas, but thanks to three lockdowns, it took a year to film it!

The final result was well worth the wait and at less than ten minutes long it's well worth a watch. Ben Stanton takes the lead role, as the Jogger, so hed on over to find out why and how Ben is indeed, Running4Ever. You can catch the film here

It's been a frustrating year in many ways with the pandemic still dominating the news, and although theatre as a whole has largely returned, we're not staging our first full production until 2022.

We did get back on stage in July when we were invited to stage Love Letters at the British All Winners Final in Coventry, and although we weren't allowed to compete, were delighted to win the Backstage Vote for Favourite Production. It was great to be back on stage and Bernie and Fraser gave wonderfully funny and emotional performances.

We also managed to stage a cabaret evening in the summer, sadly a planned follow up fell victim to Covid-19, and our Murder/Mystery team have just once again staged  the fiendish "Murder at Chizzlepoke Hall" to a sell out crowd in the village of Marston St Lawrence in Oxfordshire.

Incredibly 2022, will see us celebrating our tenth anniversary, with, hopefully, a full programme of theatre productions, more on that in a moment.

We're also on the verge of the release of our four part audio adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Director Rebecca Cockroft has been slaving over an editing suite putting the piece together. The cast have now heard the first two episodes and it's a real treat. Among the extensive cast is Kate Billingham who gets to play one of the roles she's always wanted to, that of Mrs Bennett. Kate explains the appeal of the part and her enduring love of Austen.


Theatrically we're kicking off 2022, with Bette and Joan by Anton Burge, with Victoria Miles and Kate Billingham taking on the title roles of Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. It's a fantastic piece focusing on two of Hollywood's biggest names. Both Bette and Joan were huge box office stars at a time when Tinseltown was at its most glamorous. We'll be taking the show to Devizes, Eastbourne, Chester, Kettering, Market Harborough, and hopefully Hertford and the Isle of Man.

Perhaps most excitingly, we're absolutely thrilled to announce the Northampton performances will be at the wonderful Royal & Derngate, in their Royal auditorium! For us to get the chance to perform at this amazing venue is an honour. It's one of the great theatres in the UK, and we're really looking forward to it, so make a diary date for April 1st and 2nd, with tickets shortly on sale through the Royal & Derngate website.

The play is directed by Martin Borley-Cox and with rehearsals now well underway, he looks forward the production, and our ongoing fascination with Hollywood and it's biggest stars.


Finally, we'd like to wish everyone connected with White Cobra, whether actor, back stage or most important audience members, a really Happy Christmas. We can't wait to get back on stage and see you all again in 2022.

In the meantime several members are treading the boards in various other Christmas show across Northamptonshire.

John Myhill, is appearing in "A Christmas Carol", An Authentic Victorian Magic Lantern Show at Duston Community Centre from December 8th - 11th 2021.
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And April Pardoe and Maggie Holland both feature in Masque Theatre's The Hunting of the Snark, at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, December 7th - 11th 2021.
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Best of luck to everyone in both shows!

Kate & Richard