Category : Productions

08 Mar 2019

The Beaux’ Stratagem

May 28 – June 1, 2019 Running time: TBC A pair of charming young con artists arrive at an inn in Lichfield with the aim of marrying a rich heiress and bagging a fortune, but their scheme soon begins to unravel. This uproarious comedy pokes fun at society’s conventions proving that while the best-laid plans can go awry, love is more important than marriage.   Director: Dave Hollander Cast: Archer – Sebastian Senior Aimwell – Ben Oakes Count Bellair – […]

22 Feb 2019

Father of Lies

May 14 – 18, 2019 Running time: TBC A new pope has been elected, the first Irish pope in history. Before he can take office officially, he is told that he must pass a final test. A meeting, over one entire night, alone in a secret chapel, with a visitor that his advisors won’t name. He only has to remember two things: hold fast to your faith and never let your guard down.   Director: Chaz Doyle Cast: Patrick – […]

19 Feb 2019

The Ladykillers

April 30 – May 4, 2019 Running time: TBC Based on the classic black comedy 1956 film, Mrs Wilberforce is a sweet old lady who rents rooms to Professor Marcus and his gang of “amateur musicians”. But the gang are plotting a robbery, and soon she finds herself alone with five desperate men who will stop at nothing to keep her quiet.   Director: Charlotte Benstead Cast: Professor Marcus – Tom Melly Major Courtney – Ian MacEwan Louis – Sergio […]

28 Jan 2019

Old Fools

April 16-20, 2019 Running time: TBC Pianist Tom meets linguist Viv, and we join them on the rollercoaster ride from youth to old age. This is the story of their love and the life they have shared, from first spark to the dying light – but not necessarily in that order.   Director: Mark Ireson Cast: Tom: David Hepburn Viv: Laura Essex

28 Jan 2019

Heather / Ten Men

March 19-23, 2019 Two 1 Act Plays Double Bill Running time: Approximately 150 minutes including interval; Ten Men will be staged before the interval, Heather afterwards Heather (Director: Penny Thomas) Heather’s written a novel that’s become an international best-seller and Harry, her publisher, is fending off the press and requests for interviews with the reclusive writer … but why? Cast: Heather: Jennifer Nettles Harry: Deesh Mariwala   Ten Men (Director: Elaine Heath) Ten Men is the life of the actor/thug/criminal/alleged […]

28 Jan 2019

Communicating Doors

March 5-9, 2019 Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes including interval Set in a dystopian near-future, this time-travelling comedy-thriller follows a dominatrix as she flees for her life through a hotel room door only to find herself 20 years in the past. Stalked by a psychopath in the past, present and future, the opportunity to alter time for the better puts the lives of three women at stake. Director: Simon Gleisner Cast: Ruella: Fiona Daffern Poopay: Steph Urquhart Jessica: Katie […]

03 Dec 2018

Out Of Love

February 19-23, 2019 Running time: 90 minutes, no interval Lorna and Grace do everything together. They share crisps, cigarettes and crushes; that’s what happens when you’re best friends forever. But at 18, they suddenly find themselves in starkly different worlds. Can anything bridge the gap between them? A tale of female friendship, love and rivalry over 30 years, together with examination of issues facing men of all ages in their struggle to connect.   Director: Cal Beckett Cast: Lorna/Penny: Isabel […]

03 Dec 2018

The Father

February 5-9, 2019 Running time: 80 minutes (no interval) The relationship between a father, Andre, and his daughter Anne who attempts to balance her love for her father and the need to care for him with the demands of her own life. Mirroring King Lear in the parent-child relationship, and looks at how the balance of power between parent and child shifts with age.     After the performance on Wednesday 6 February, there will be a Q&A at 9.45pm […]

30 Nov 2018

She Ventures and He Wins

January 22-26, 2019 Running time: TBC A fun, flirty and feminist restoration comedy from 1696, written by the mysterious ‘Ariadne’ – one of the earliest known female playwrights. High-jinks, cross-dressing, mistaken identities and pranks ensue as our dynamic heroines lead the way in a story that puts the women front and centre.   Director: Bex Law Cast: Charlotte: Megan Jordan Juliana: Georgie Carter Bella: Elena Markham Lovewell: David Angland Charles: Benjamin Hooper Roger: Daniel Kelly Urania: Roxana Graves Freeman: Chris […]

14 Nov 2018

Radiant Vermin

January 8-12, 2019 Running time: 90 minutes, no interval Expectant parents, Ollie and Jill, fantasise about their dream home, far away from the squalor of their council flat. Then an unexpected letter arrives from a certain Miss Dee who offers a way out …. but at what cost? A darkly comic tale.   Director: Jack King Cast: Jill – Natasha Stone Ollie – George Nettleton Miss Dee – Caroline Doyle