8pm June 13-17, 2017 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. Director: Colleen Batson Cast: Frank – Chris Bennett Young Frank – Ben Rathe Ursula – Su McLaughlin Young Ursula – Lynsey Pennycooke Charles – John Lyne Amy – Carole Coyne Ivor – Ieuan Harrild Miss 1940 – Lynsey Pennycooke Mister Magic – […]
8pm May 23-27, 2017 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. Director: Bryon Fear Cast: Ivan – George Nettleton Zack – Paul Dineen Anya – Jade Fane Mr Popov – Guy Jones The Garmon – Owen Chidlaw Running time: 90 minutes with no interval.
8pm May 9-13, 2017 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. Director: Jess Osorio Cast: Eileen Coan Margaret Glenn Káit Feeney Siobhan Campbell Stephanie Gaydon Roxana Graves Victoria Maytom Frances Gillard Running time: 90 minutes with an interval of 15 minutes. Some references […]
8pm April 18-22, 2017 A gripping and unsettling parable, Foxfinder is a dark exploration of belief, desire and responsibility, set in a world both strange and familiar. Director: Mark Ireson Cast: Samuel – Steve Anstee Judith – Lucie Sherwood William – Benedict Andrew Sarah – Emma Miles Director of The Institute – Jeanette Hoile Running time: 105 minutes with no interval. The play includes some scenes of an adult nature which may not be suitable for under 18s.
8pm March 21-25, 2017 An award-winning play about the lives, loves and hopes of the five Mundy sisters, set during the festival of Lughnasa in the final days of the summer of 1936 in County Donegal in rural Ireland. This lyrical tale has become a modern classic that combines romance, humour and heartbreaking tragedy. Director: Lisa Thomas Cast: Kate – Naomi Liddle Maggie – Cal Beckett Agnes – Amy Flinders Rose – Catherine Ellis Raku-Evans Christina – Roísín Deady Father Jack – Derek Dempsey Michael – Eugene Duffy Gerry – […]
8pm February 28 – March 4, 2017 When university professor John Oldman 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? Director: Bob Callender Cast: John Oldman – Chaz Doyle Harry – Jerome Kennedy Dan – Tom Melly Art Jenkins – Daniel Kelly Will Gruber – Peter Bond Linda Murphy – Naomi Wynter Sandy – Victoria Maytom Edith – […]
8pm February 7-11, 2017 Reminiscing. Once a year to tell stories. To share little bits of our little lives. 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. It’s the day of the annual dinner. They can’t keep meeting like this. An explosive family drama that is dark, strange and often funny. It asks why is routine and ritual so important and can we ever let […]
7.30pm December 1-4 & 8-11 (Sat & Sun matinees at 2pm) Many years after the Giant of Jack and the Beanstalk fame has been slain, the land in the sky is ruled over by a just and fair young Queen and her errant brother, the Prince. Meanwhile, in South London suburbia, two Croydon tykes, Jack and Jill, are persuaded to visit the magical kingdom by a passing Fairy. Once there, they join forces with the Queen and Prince and go […]
8pm, November 8-12 In the time it takes to drive them where they want to go, taxi driver Jimmy meets an array of fascinating characters from street walkers, to the grieving and even those who change the lightbulbs on the tube tracks. In these brief conversations as he drives through the night, he gradually reveals significant aspects of his own life, and where he goes when there’s no one in the back seat of his cab. Bluebird was first performed in 1998 at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, […]
8pm, October 25-29 A jaded hotel room in a ramshackle seaside resort. Two people grasp the opportunity to spend precious time together. A stolen weekend which neither will leave quite the same as they entered it. This is what they’ve been waiting for but why can’t they leave their hotel room? A play about love, secrets and coercion Fiona Evans’ Scarborough is a naturalistic four-hander which challenges you to examine your attitudes to gender, power and alcopops. Scarborough has played […]