"Frozen Romans" play tackles over-development of housing

April 22, 2019


The story of how a new building development could threaten a village’s quiet way of life is the topic of the latest drama from the pen of Badapple Theatre Company artistic director, Kate Bramley.

 “The Frozen Roman” tours all over the country from 25th April and follows a group of hapless villagers who fear plans for a new development in their midst could ruin their community. A clandestine meeting at the pub gets heated as the villagers rack their brains for new ways to fight the development. The discovery of an ancient Roman burial site under foot could throw them a lifeline if they can somehow authenticate the existence of their findings - but things aren’t always what they seem!


With the debate still raging nationally over where to build new houses, Badapple’s artistic director and Frozen Roman writer Kate Bramley noticed a common theme of protest in small rural communities. “They feel they are being decimated to make way for new towns. It's a subject that affects many of the places we travel to and even our own home base of Green Hammerton. There's always a level of excitement locally when developers have to get the archaeologists in, just in case they find another part of the Roman road heading north!”


The world première of The Frozen Roman takes place on 25th April at Stillingfleet Village Institute near York then makes its first visit to East Yorkshire the following day at Brandesburton. Don’t miss Bramley’s timely new comedy as the situation goes “ballisticus maximus”!

For the last 20 years, Badapple Theatre Company has been taking productions to the smallest of rural venues, and in doing so find the best of new theatre in the most unexpected of places.


The Frozen Roman stars Jack Alexander, Emma Bright (founder of Middle Child Theatre) and Jack Wagman with original songs and music by Jez Lowe.


 Actor Emma Bright talks to Tony Barker about the play and her dual role.



April 2019


25 Stillingfleet Village Institute YO19 6SJ 01423 339168
26 Brandesburton Parish Hall YO25 8SB 01964 544480/07930 864012
27 Yarm Fellowship Hall TS15 9BT 01642 888786
28 The Cholmeley Hall, Brandsby YO61 4RF 01347 889353

May 2019

1 Sawley Village Hall HG4 3EQ 01765 620250
2 Bingley Arts Centre BD16 2LZ 01274 567983
3 Sutton under Whitestonecliffe Village Hall YO7 2PS 01845 597329
4 Weaverthorpe Village Hall YO17 8EX 01944 738804
5 Green Hammerton Village Hall YO26 8AB 01423 339168
8 Appletreewick Village Hall BD23 6DD 01423 339168
9 Spofforth Village Hall HG3 1AP 01937 591621
10 Newbald Village Hall YO43 4SL 07950 267913
11 St Alban’s Church, Hull HU6 8SA 0740 1179 927 7pm
12 Skipsea Village Hall YO25 8TJ 01262 469714 6pm
15 Burton Fleming Village Hall YO23 3PD 01262 470556

16 Burbage Community Arts Festival www.BCAF.net 7pm
17 Ripley Town Hall HG3 3AX 01423 860340/01423 339168
18 Danby Wiske Village Hall DL7 0LY 01609 771117
19 Kirkby Malzeard Mechanics Institute HG4 3RS 01765 658887
22 Wrawby Village Hall DN20 8SA 01652 653699
23 Easington Community Hall HU12 0TU       01964 650337/01964 650447

24 Portholme Church, Selby YO8 4QH 07979 872670 or tickets@portholmechurch.org.uk
25 Lund Village Hall YO25 9TF 01377 219598/01377 217776
26 Marton cum Grafton Memorial Hall YO51 9QY 01423 339168
29 Frampton on Severn Village Hall GL2 7ED 01423 339168/01452 740258
30 The Cecilia Hall, Puttenham HP23 4PR 01423 339168/07514 548289
31 Horton & Little Sodbury Village Hall BS37 6QN 01423 339168

June 2019

1 Chelwood Village Hall BS39 4NP 01423 339168/01761 490002
2 The Shire Hall, Howden DN14 7BJ 01430 432510
5 Summerhouse Village Hall DL2 3UD 01423 339168
6 Husthwaite Village Hall YO61 4PY 01347 868130
7 Thorner Victory Hall LS14 3EY 0113 2892 733 or thevictoryhall@gmail.com
8 Lanchester Community Centre DH7 0NT 01207 521275
9 Sheriff Hutton Village Hall YO60 6RA 01347 879175/01347 878337
13 Dalton le Dale Parish Hall SR7 8QP 0191 581 3726
14 Potto Village Hall DL6 3HQ 01642 700609
15 Grindleton Pavilion, Grindleton, Lancashire BB7 4RP 01200 441113/0776 524 0405
21 Markington War Memorial Institute HG3 3NR 01423 339168
22 Lymm High School WA13 0RB Lymm Festival 07762 413971
23 All Saints Hall, Poppleton, York YO26 6DA 01423 339168

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