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2019 Autumn/Winter Season

Sticks and Stones
by Vinay Patel

September 10-14, 2019

Director: Guy Jones

Sometimes we can’t find the right words. Sometimes the wrong word just slips out. Sometimes the right words become the wrong words. In an age when technology can multiply and amplify every mistake, can we find a way to truly understand each other? [More]

Di and Viv and Rose
by Amelia Bullmore

September 24-28, 2019

Director: Jo Boniface

Aged 18, three women join forces. Together they feel unassailable. Crackling with wisdom and wit, Di and Viv and Rose is a humorous and thoughtful exploration of friendship's impact on life and life's impact on friendship. [More]

The Night Heron
by Jez Butterworth

October 8-12, 2019

Director: Lisa Thomas

The sighting of a rare bird attracts attention to a remote part of the Fens but the visiting birdwatchers cannot know what dangers lie in the freezing darkness of the marshes. In an isolated cabin this dark, funny and spellbinding play about a group of outcasts and eccentrics unfolds with unexpected results. [More]

Lear
by William Shakespeare

October 22-26, 2019

Director: Bex Law

Lear’s grip on her country is fading. The war with climate change is all but lost, her daughters are fighting over the scraps and the rain is raining every day. As Britain fractures, will a ray of hope shine through? [More]

How To Disappear Completely And Never Be Found
by Fin Kennedy

November 5-9, 2019

Director: Barry Heselden

Charlie is at breaking point and something needs to change. He embarks on crazy journey to change the only thing he can, himself. Along the way he encounters, a fortune teller, a priest, a pathologist and lots and lots of lost property. [More]

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
by Hugh Wheeler / Stephen Sondheim

November 22-30, 2019

Director: Lee Ridgeway

Victim of a gross injustice that robbed him of his wife and child, Sweeney Todd sets about exacting  his terrible revenge. But as the bodies pile up what's to be done with them? Todd and accomplice Mrs Lovett have an ingenious idea ... Pie, anyone? [More]

A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens, adapted by Neil Bartlett

December 12-21, 2019

Director: Mark Ireson

Using only Charles Dickens’ extraordinary words and an ensemble of eight actors, the quintessential story of ghosts, greed and goodwill is given boisterous new life in this chilling, contemporary, fresh production. [More]

Jumpers For Goalposts
by Tom Wells

January 14 - 18, 2020

Director: Will Howells

Viv dreams of winning the local five-a-side LGBT football league – or at least not coming last. Unfortunately, her teammates are distracted: Geoff by the opposition, Joe by grief, and Luke and Danny by each other. Is victory against the lesbians too much to ask? [More]

Consent
by Nina Raine

January 28 - February 1, 2020

Director: Andy Webb

Friends Ed and Tim take opposing briefs in a rape case. The key witness is a woman whose life seems a world away from theirs. At home, their own lives begin to unravel as every version of the truth is challenged.

Holes
by Tom Basden

February 18 - 22, 2020

Director: Naomi Liddle

Stranded on a desert island after a plane crash, it's up to four survivors to preserve their humanity - and possibly the entire human race. Just as soon as they've dealt with all the duty free. [More]

Good
by CP Taylor

March 3 - 7, 2020

Director: Lisa Thomas

What makes a good man? It’s a question John Halder asks himself - it is something he believes himself to be. But this is 1930s Germany and the choices a person makes may be the difference between good and profound evil. A brilliant fable on morality in a turbulent time.