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 A Summary Of Past Productions/Projects Performed under the banner of:-

John D. Slater, Bridgeman Productions, Bijou Productions, Bijou Enterprises, The Bijou Theatre Company and others.

(Key: T.I.E. = Theatre In Education ; JDS = Written by John D. Slater.)

1973
Foreign Air JDS Pub Theatre Tour Bridgeman Prods.
Music Hall Pub/club tour. Bridgeman Prods.
1974
Golden Apple Panto JDS Clubs Bridgeman Prods.
AladdinJDS Civic Thtr. Tour Bridgeman Prods.
1975
Let Play BeginJDS Pub Theatre Bridgeman Prods.
Foreign Air JDS Warrington Festival Bridgeman Prods.
1976
Just for Giggles Civics Tour Bijou Theatre Co.
Sandow’s Funtime Circus Summer clown sketches Tom Sandow
1977
Promotional work for CPC Foods David Anthony Assoc
Weights Circus Clown Sketches Season Charlie Weight
Clownabout Schools Tour Bijou Theatre Co.
1978
Clown Sketches Davey’s Circus Spectacular D. Bowditch.
Clownabout JDS 2nd Schools Tour Bijou Theatre Co.
Promotional work for CPC Foods David Anthony Assoc
1979
A Touch Of Old English JDS
 Schools tour Bijou Theatre Co.
Promotional work for CPC Foods David Anthony Assoc
1980
Just for Giggles Tour & Morecambe Pier Season Nelson Firth.
A Touch Of Olde English JDS
2nd schools tour Bijou Theatre Co.
Just for Giggles Granada T.V. Feature Bijou Theatre Co.
1981
Red Riding Hood JDS Linacre Thtr Wigan Bijou Theatre Co.
Beside the Seaside JDS
Schools Tour Bijou Theatre Co.
Robinson Crusoe JDS Thtr Royal St. Helens December
1982
Robinson Crusoe JDS Thtr Royal St. Helens
Puss In Boots JDS Linacre Theatre – January
It’s A Gas JDS Educational Tour British Gas
Tangerines & Tinsel JDS
Schools Tour Bijou Theatre Co.
Mother Goose JDS Civic Theatres Tour Bijou Theatre Co.
1983
Mother Goose JDS Tour Bijou Theatre Co.
It’s a Gas JDS Second Tour British Gas
The Mad Magician of Mumpentania JDS
T.I.E. Tour Bijou Theatre Co.
1984
Jack & The Beanstalk JDS Tour Bijou Theatre Co.
Dance Invention – an original dance project
Worshipful Owl’s Court JDS
Bijou Box Ballerina JDS
An Inattentive Student JDS
Wigan MBC
Salford City Council
devised by Bijou Productions
1985
Snow White JDS Tour Bijou Theatre Co.
Trip down a Rainbow JDS Schools Tour Bijou Theatre Co.
1986
Three new ballets for Dance Invention
Wowser’s Piece of String
Four Girls & A Doll
Hyena’s Laugh
Wigan MBC.
Salford City Council.
Burnley BC
Let’s do a show Summer School Abraham Guest Centre Wigan MBC
Let’s do a show Leigh Drama Centre, Leigh Wigan MBC
Let’s Do A Show Accrington Town Hall Hyndburn BC
A Clown called Joey JDS T.I.E. Tour Bijou Theatre Co.
Orrell Youth Theatre & Gidlow Youth Theatre Wigan MBC
Dick Whittington JDS Tour Bijou Theatre Co.
1987
Dick Whittington JDS Tour Bijou Theatre Co.
Trip down a Rainbow JDS 2nd T.I.E. Tour Bijou Theatre Co.
Let’s do a show Grange Park Community School St.Helens BC
Let’s do a show Parr Flat Community School St.Helens BC
Summers like they used to be Abraham Guest Centre Wigan MBC
1988
Robinson Crusoe JDS Civic Tour Bijou Theatre Co.
The Gospel According to St. Mark Tour P U Agency
The Gospel According to St. Mark Extract Granada T.V.
Summers like they used to be Accrington Town Hall Hyndburn BC
1989
The Scarecrow’s Holiday JDS T.I.E. Tour Bijou Theatre Co.
Inner Space – 25 min. feature about Bijou Productions Tyne Tees T.V.
The Gospel According to Mark Schs Bijou Theatre Co.
Adventure Summer Sch Accrington Town Hall Hyndburn BC
1990
A Touch of Old English JDS T.I.E. Tour Bijou Theatre Co.
Aladdin JDS Civics Tour Bijou Theatre Co.
The Gospel According to St. Mark Gordon Craig Theatre Break-Thru
Happy Birthday Whatsisname JDS Tour Bijou Productions
1991
A Touch of Old English JDS 2nd Tour Bijou Theatre Co.
Pirates Of Penzuncle Oswaldtwistle Civic Hyndburn DC
Pirates Of Penzuncle Chorley Jayem School
Red Riding Hood Civic Tour. Bijou Theatre Co.
Clown Sketch – on “The Weather Forecast” Morning Time Granada T.V.
1992
After The Flood JDS T.I.E. Tour Bijou Theatre Co.
Clownabout T.I.E. Tour Bijou Theatre Co.
Scarecrow’s Holiday JDS 2nd T.I.E. tour Bijou Theatre Co.
Jack & The Beanstalk Civics tour
1993
Beside The Seaside JDS T.I.E. Tour Bijou Theatre Co.
What We Did In The War Daddy JDS T.I.E.Tour Bijou Theatre Co.
Snow White Oswaldtwistle Civic Hyndburn BC
1994
Snow White The Dome Morecambe Duggie Chapman
Snow White Linacre Thtr Bijou Theatre Co.
The Hyena’s Laugh Oswaldwtistle Civic Thtr Hyndburn BC
The Hyena’s Laugh Adlington Community Centre Bijou Theatre Co.
Let’s Do A Show St. Clements – Ordsal Salford Educ.
The Gospel According To Mark Leeds Bramley Baptist Ch.
1995
The Panto Show T.I.E. Tour Bijou Theatre Co.
Holiday Time Again Summer Sch – St. Clements, Salford Salford Educ
Let’s All Go To Rumplington On Sea Summer Sch – Adlington Bijou Theatre Co.
Santa Claus Is Missing Hyndburn BC.
1996
A Lad And A Lamp North West Schools Bijou Theatre Co.
Tangerines & Tinsel Oxfordshire Schs Bijou Theatre Co.
Our Own Day Out Worden Hall South Ribble DC.
Our Own Day Out Abingdon Arts Centre Richard Speed
1997
A Touch Of Old English T.I.E. Karen McKivitt & Co
Let’s All Go To The Music Hall Bijou Theatre Co.
Meet The Judge County hall/Abingdon Oxfordshire Museums Educational Services.
Coordinating and performances Didcot (Arts) Festival
1998
The Limpet Project Banbury Social Services.
Summers Like They Used To Be Thame Oxfordshire CC
The Case Against Little Bo Peep Adlington Bijou Theatre Co.
Mrs. Moses JDS Edinburgh Fringe Festival Bijou Productions
The Great Nursery Rhyme Explosion Os/twl Civic(2wks) Hyndburn BC.
‘ello m ‘ello Didcot Festival Production Didcot Arts Forum.
The Jonno The Clown Show Oxfordshire villages Bijou Productions
Director/Co-ordinator Didcot (Arts) Festival
1999
Too Young To Care? JDS Oxford Playhouse& Tour Young Carers Outreach
Santa Claus Is Missing Educational Drama Project in Wiltshire
2000
Bo Peep – The Real Story summer school Boston Lincs Bijou Theatre Co.
Lets Do A Show Thame Community Education Centre Oxfordshire CC.
Jonno The Jester Boston Carnival
2001
The Jonno The Clown Show Lincolnshire villages Bijou Productions
Let’s Do A Show Boston, Lincs
Actor’s Life For Me
Let’s All Go To The Music Hall
It’s Behind You
performances for community groups.
2002
Golden Jubilee project The Year The Queen Was Crowned 12 week creative writing project and summer school Boston Mayflower.
Producing “Poetry Roundabout” group.
Lets Do A Show Thame Community Education Oxfordshire CC
Just John
Actor’s Life For Me
Let’s All Go To The Music Hall
It’s Behind You
performances for community groups.
2003
What Rhymes With Friend JDS
Yellow Belly Theatre Company Lincs Tour Working in conjunction with Lincolnshire Literature Development.
Just John
Actor’s Life For Me
Let’s All Go To The Music Hall
It’s Behind You
performances for community groups.
2004
Developing and producing a community pantomime Babes In The Wood
Touring sheltered units Mayflower Housing Association
2005
Performances in the community
2006
Short season in Bridlington
Poetrython 2006
2007
Touring with Alana DuToit

Poetrython 2007

2008
Tales From The Igloo – and community film making projects. “Birthday In Little Town” written & directed by John D Slater. See clip on movies page.
 2009        Reaching 65 years – retirement?                                                 Not on the cards!!!                                                                                     Community film making projects. “Playing To The Gallery” written & directed by John D Slater. See clip on movies page.

2010                                                                                                                          “An Audience With Father Christmas” . Castle Howard – 15 performances. JDS

2011                                                                                                                           “An Audience With Father Christmas” Burton Agnes Hall. JDS

2012                                                                                                                           “An Audience With Father Christmas” Burton Agnes Hall. JDS

2013                                                                                                                   Writing, filming & directing short film – “Waiting For Jeanie”  . See Poetry Page.                                                                                                       Various writing projects.

2014                                                                                                                        “York International Women’s Festival” – two one woman plays. “Mrs. Moses” & “Edna – Tea Lady -OBE” – both written & directed by JDS. Filming both plays in studio.                                                                      Writing, directing & filming  “A Good Send Off” – in studio. See YouTube.

2015 “Putting On The Ritz” – York’s Song & Dance Man – 15  performances.                                                                                                           Filming ” Twilight – North Beach – Bridlington” See Poetry page.             Filming “The Eight Day Mark” playing the part of John Mark – Gospel Writer.                                                                                                                          “The Bethlehem Street Cleaner’s Story” written & performed by JDS.

2016                                                                                                                            “Putting On The Ritz”   York’s Song & Dance Man 30 performances. “Going For A Song” 6 performances.                                                                  JDS. Appointed arts columnist for The Bridlington Echo.

Summary Of Writing.Credits

Happy Birthday Whatsisname A Christmas Musical.
The Emperor’s Beard A magical mystical musical.
Nadine Navara’s Friend A one Act Play.
Foreign Air A play for radio.
Let Play Begin Wigan Festival ’74.
A King & A Donkey A play for radio.
Our Favourite Marigold Three act play.
Trip Down A Rainbow A musical exploration on traditional pantomime.
The Scarecrow’s Holiday Musical play (Stage & audio.)
After The Flood Noah’s story told in words and music.
The Golden Apple Children’s story set to music.(Stage & Audio)
Mrs. Moses A one woman three act play. (Stage & Audio)
What We Did In The War Daddy Schools history project.
Meet The Judge A drama/history project.
Refined Company Three act play.
Too Young To Care? An issue based play about young carers.
The Mad Magician Of Mumpentania A musical play for children.
What Rhymes With Friend? A commission for Lincolnshire’s touring theatre company.
The Gig A one act play.
Edna Tea Lady OBE A one act play.

General Drama Workshops

General workshops have been presented over the period 1982 to the current time, for numerous Education and Local Authorities . Employers have included St. Helens MBC., Wigan MBC., South Ribble DC., Rossendale BC., Knowsley MBC., Warrington New Town, Oxfordshire CC and many more.

Workshops have also been conducted for the Liverpool Diocese and the Oxford Diocese. The Clinical Theology Association, Christian Teachers Association, and The Methodist Movement.

Promotional

Character promotions and presentations have been undertaken for Brown and Polson, Knorr, Tesco, Asda, the Co-op, Pirelli, Times Furnishing, Harris Carpets, the Co-op Bank, Southport Flower Show, and various exhibitions.

Also Mix & Mingle activity for countless galas, festivals, shopping precincts, stately homes, carnivals.