Many of our members present their own productions for charitable
causes. Our new website enables us to celebrate this important
and generous aspect of members' work. Members are warmly encouraged
to send details and photographs for inclusion on this page.
A Lenten Meditation conceived and written by Terence Cooling and
In Lent 2009 CaAPA Members Terry Cooling and Nick
Ward were very
keen to present a "New Working" of The Stations of the
a way which would serve both the Association and the wider Community
of Corpus Christi Parish.
So how can you re-tell a story that everyone knows backwards,
forwards, inside out and upside down in a new and transformational
The simple answer is, of course, that you can't. The story
will always be exciting and transformational because of its very
This presentation was a renewal of a simple promise that holds
something for all of us, whether devoutly religious, devoutly
secular or anything in between.
The young protagonist, who reluctantly finds himself "Stationed",
is not a Christian and does not become one, yet he is renewed
by the very essence of Christ's humanity - a humanity common
to us all.
The work was well attended and very warmly received , and proved
an absorbing and worthwhile undertaking.
YESHU - Nicholas Ward
PRIEST - Terence Cooling
PILATE - Robin Marchal
MOTHER MARY - Ingrid Evans
SIMON - Matthew Pinckney
VERONICA - Laura Olliffe
DAUGHTERS of JERUSALEM - Ingrid Evans and Laura
NARRATOR - Father Christopher Vipers
PILATE'S ATTENDANTS & GUARDS Terry Wheeler
Altar Servers and Parishioners of Corpus Christi
Music - If it Be Your Will by Leonard Cohen
Directed by Terence Cooling and Nicholas Ward
The picture on the right is from Dympna
LeRasle's show, Cool
Britannia, at the CAA. The
show was a fundraiser for a recent diocesan pilgrimage.
TEN TEN PRODUCTIONS
CaAPA member, Martin
having worked with other CaAPA (CSG)
members putting on their own productions, founded tenten
theatre in 2006. tenten is
an independent professional company, specialising in Theatre
Click on the image
on the right for the tenten theatre website.
This page features
photographs, programmes and reviews of various tentenproductions
in which CaAPA members have
participated as actors or directors.
The 2007 production of David
play, Kolbe's Gift, toured fifteen churches and schools in London
The action is based on the death of St
Maximilian Kolbe at Auschwitz,
a story of hope, suffering, sacrifice and the love of God. As
a group of men await an agonising death by starvation in an underground
bunker, Maximilian Kolbe, a Polish priest, offers to take the
place of one of th victims, saving the life of Franek, a Polish
Tales, first produced for
BBC Television in 2001, is a series of plays set in an asylum,
their characters recognisable from figures at the fringes of
the Gospel who encountered Christ but, in some way, missed their
respective opportunities with him: the Rich
Man, the Servant
Girl, the Centurion, Pilate's
Wife, the Widow and the Good
This Lent 2006 tour took in more than thirty churches and schools
in Greater London and Essex, and included performances in Feltham
Young Offenders' Prison and Wormwood
Later in 2006, tentenproductions presented 167
Hours, by tenten's Artistic Director Martin
The play was written for people in their 20s and 30s, dealing
with current issues they may have to face in their lives: binge-drinking,
drugs, extramarital sex and abortion.
Based on Pope
John Paul II’s best-selling
book, The Jeweller's Shop tells of the struggles and triumphs in
the marriage of three couples. A mysterious jeweller acts as a
mystical advisor to the couples, encouraging them to keep love
at the centre of their lives.