2017 Season

Little Light
by Alice Birch

February 7-11, 2017

Director: Jason Salmon

A house by the sea. Teddy wants more light. He’s knocked that staircase down. Alison is soaked through. She’s livid. Clarissa’s ready to burst. They can’t keep meeting like this. An explosive new family drama that asks if we can ever let go ... [More]

Man From Earth
by Jerome Bixby / Richard Schenkman

February 28 - March 4, 2017

Director: Bob Callender

When John Oldman a university professor unexpectedly resigns his startled colleagues impulsively go to his home to press him for an explanation, but what he tells them is too unbelievable to be true ... or is it? [More]

Dancing at Lughnasa
by Brian Friel

March 21 - 25, 2017

Director: Lisa Thomas

Brian Friel's award winning play about the lives, loves and hopes of the Mundy Sisters set during the festival of Lughnasa in the final days of the summer of 1936 in rural Ireland. [More]

by Dawn King

April 18-22, 2017

Director: Mark Ireson

A gripping and unsettling parable, Foxfinder is a darkly comic exploration of belief, desire and responsibility, set in a world both strange and familiar. [More]

The World's Wife
by Carol Ann Duffy

May 9-13, 2017

Director: Jess Osorio

Behind every man there’s a great woman… Forget history. These are her stories. From King Midas to the Krays, via Darwin and the Hunchback of Notre Dame, Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy’s The World’s Wife throws new light on a host of seemingly familiar characters. [More]

The Crocodile
by Tom Basden after Fyodor Dostoyevsky

May 23-27, 2017

Director: Bryon Fear

Ivan is a struggling actor who hasn't received the recognition he feels he deserves, but all that is about to change when, one afternoon at the zoo with his friend Zack, he is swallowed whole by a crocodile. [More]

Forget-Me-Not Lane
by Peter Nichols

June 13-17, 2017

Director: Colleen Batson

Frank is packing his suitcase, and summons up memories of his childhood and adolescence during the Second World War, watching the experiences of his younger self with a mixture of amiable amusement, mortification and nostalgia. [More]

Love's Labour's Lost
by William Shakespeare

June 27 - July 1, 2017

Director: Siobhán Campbell

The King of Navarre and his three closest friends swear an oath to scholarship, which includes fasting and avoiding contact with women for three years ... as they agree the oath the enchanting Princess of France and her party arrive putting the oath and the friendship of the men to test. [More]

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice
by Jim Cartwright

July 25-29, 2017

Director: Charlotte Benstead

Locked in her bedroom and grieving for her father, Little Voice listens to his old record collection perfecting a talent that just might change everything ... [More]

Blue Stockings
by Jessica Swale

September 5-9, 2017

Director: Lily Ann Green

Cambridge 1896. Trinity College is shocked to find the women of Girton Ladies College attending classes and holding their own intellectually. Their College Mistress is trying to change the rules but fighting for change is never easy ... and when you wear heels and petticoats it’s even harder. [More]

Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense
by David & Robert Goodale after P.G. Wodehouse

September 26-30, 2017

Director: Naomi Liddle

Bertie Wooster decides to stage a one-man show revolving around his recent experiences at Totleigh Towers, only to discover on the evening that, in typical Wooster fashion, nothing has gone to plan and the show is not quite ready. [More]

Bette & Joan: The Final Curtain
by James Greaves, with Sarah Thom & Sarah Toogood

October 10-14, 2017

Director: Caroline Beckett

It's 1989. Bette Davis is fragile, on her death bed and is realising with ever growing horror that she is about to spend eternity with her greatest rival Joan Crawford. [More]

God of Carnage
by Yasmina Reza, in a translation by Christopher Hampton

October 31 - November 4, 2017

Director: Simon Gleisner

A darkly comic play that sees two married couples meet regarding a brawl between their two young sons, but as the evening progresses the civilised discussion degenerates into chaos. [More]

Edith in the Dark
by Philip Meeks

November 14-18, 2017

Director: Catherine Raku Evans

As midnight swiftly approaches, Edith Nesbit gives a reading of her work. Not one of her cherished children’s tales, but her terrifying early horror stories. As the stories unfold it becomes clear all is not what it seems … someone in the attic is hiding a deadly secret. [More]

The Great Christmas Vaudeville Extravaganza
by Various

December 8-10, 2017 (with Saturday & Sunday matinees 2pm)
December 14-16, 2017 (with Saturday matinee 2pm)

Producer: Lisa Thomas

Join us for a Smörgåsbord of music, song & dance, comedy and Christmas magic in our all star Vaudeville Extravaganza for all the family!