Never Ever After - Fundraising show

Never Ever After - Fundraising show

Blackfriars Theatre Academy


Adults £12**, Conc. £10**, Family £38**


NEVER EVER AFTER - Has been written by local playwrite and teacher Kei Bailey. 

Many years after the ‘happily ever afters’, the young people whose lives were disrupted by witches and wolves, and mirrors and midnights are no longer young and all have children of their own; children who had been leading pretty unremarkable and rather uneventful lives. But everything has suddenly changed, dark magic has stirred once again. A new, unfamiliar power has swept across the Kingdom, trapping everyone in their homes, locking everyone away from the outside world. No-one knows where the curse came from, no-one knows when it will disappear. The children of the famous must adapt to their new lives as best they can and face the challenge with courage, humour and a little song and dance.

Tickets for these shows are only available via our Box Office - please email boxoffice@blackfriarsartscentre.co.uk with your contact details, number of tickets required and the date / time of performance and we will get back to you. Alternatively phone Box Office on 01205 363108 and leave us a message with the above details so one of our volunteers can get back to you. 

The Blackfriars Theatre Academy teachers and students have been working hard over the summer to put together this socially distanced production to perform for a LIVE audience outside. Thanks to our connection with Heritage Lincolnshire Branston Hall Hotel, Lincoln have agreed to facilitate this event in their gardens. To find out more about the venue and how to get there visit the website at https://branstonhall.com/

Things you need to know for this performance:- 

  1. Show Duration - 1hr 
  2. Singing will all be pre-recorded due to the current government guidance - however if this restriction is lifted in time then the children will sing live. 
  3. Due to current government guidance there will be no interval during the show.
  4. We ask that you observe social distancing guidance whilst at Branston Hall and follow the signs for access and departure. 
  5. Seating will not be provided so please bring your own seat or blanket to sit on.
  6. Audience will be asked to seat themselves socially distanced from other family groups. If you are a bubble and intend to sit together then we ask that where possible you book your tickets all together at the same time so we have an idea of spacing. 
  7. There will be limited porta-loos available on site as the main house will not be open. 
  8. Theatre Treats: We will have a mini pop up shop on site for Ice Creams, Soft Drinks and Sweets. (Weather permitting)  
  9. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE PERFORMANCE IF YOU OR ANY MEMBERS OF YOUR FAMILY ARE ILL OR EXPERIENCING ANY CORONAVIRUS SYMPTOMS.

Cancellation Policy:- 

In the event of cancellation due to increment weather or changes to the government guidance regarding performances due to the Covid-19 pandemic, you will be offered tickets to an alternative performance, or a gift voucher to use against future Blackfriars Productions. Cash Refunds will not be issued.

Thank you in advance for your support and understanding.

There are 4 teams of students and they will be performing at the following shows:- 

26th Aug at 6pm - Team Maple
26th Aug at 8.30pm - Team Maple

27th Aug at 3pm - Team Ash
28th Aug at 3pm - Team Ash

27th Aug at 6pm - Team Willow
27th Aug at 8.30pm - Team Willow

28th Aug at 6pm - Team Oak
28th Aug at 8.30pm  - Team Oak


**Prices include a 50p per seat 'refurbishment' levy.

Blackfriars Theatre is run predominately by volunteers. The full levy plus gift aid, if applicable, will create a special fund to help maintain and refurbish the towns precious traditional little Theatre. This fund will also allow us to seek 'match funding' opportunities to enhance your theatre experience.

Thank you for your support and understanding. We hope you Enjoy the Show and encourage others to Keep Theatre Live in Boston.



Blackfriars undoubtedly plays a very important role as Boston's centre for entertainment and the arts. It is home to two very successful local amateur dramatic and operatic groups, as well as hosting a varied program of professional stage productions.