Mayflower 400
In 2020 as part of the 400 year commemorations of the Mayflower ship leaving Southampton for the New World, Mayflower Theatre has commissioned two new musicals and a dance production and this is your opportunity to register to take part.

Combining historical fact with fantastical fiction (by way of Jules Verne and Lewis Carroll) Hourglass is a brand new musical extravaganza, filled with mystery and humour, that celebrates the power of courage and hope. The musical will incorporate a company of both professional and community performers.

Music by Rebecca Applin
Book by Rebecca Applin and Susannah Pearse
Lyrics by Susannah Pearse

Compass is an uplifting coming-of-age story filled with trepidation, friendship and hope following the journey of Liya, a young adult with a passion for aviation. This will be Mayflower Theatre’s Summer Youth Production in 2020.


Music and Lyrics by Stephanie Amies with Teddy Clements
Book by Stephanie Amies, Teddy Clements and Dinos Aristidou

Drift is a new dance production incorporating awe inspiring aerial artists and dynamic contemporary movement in a timeless world, inspired by The Mayflower passenger’s legend with a company of professional and community dancers.

Composer Simon Slater
Dramaturg Robin Belfield
Choreography Zoie Golding
Creative Director Rachel Fox

All three shows will have opportunities for young people and members of the local community to audition to take part.

Hourglass and Drift will rehearse from 18 July to 8 August.

Compass, our Summer Youth Project, will rehearse from 27 July to 13 August.

All performances for all shows will take place on 14, 15 and 16 August.

Further details of how to register to audition will be available in November.

Click here to be kept up to date with information on all of these projects.


We will be undertaking a refurbishment of our Grade II listed auditorium in summer 2018. Please consider a donation to our auditorium appeal. Your help is essential in securing our future.



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