27th Feb - 3rd March 2018
Lord Arlington is dead, poisoned by a corned beef sandwich. His daughter Emily, who is obsessed by Hamlet, becomes convinced that her mother and a family friend are responsible. She sets out to exact a terrible revenge. Madness, murder, passion, ghosts and retribution are all themes in this complex and compelling drama that is set in the Edwardian era but involves modern sensibilities.
to be directed by Malcolm Todd
Portrait of a Nude
8 -12 May 2018
A fascinating exploration of issues of artistic inspiration, history and censorship. Spanning 193 years and based on real events, this play in four parts traces the history of the social and political responses to Goya's masterpiece 'Naked Maja' from the time of its inception in 1798 Spain, to America and the 1991 sexual harassment case involving the work. Although our response to art is personal and subjective, how much of our reaction is really based on the 'politically correct' values of our times?
to be directed by Jerome Foley
10 - 14 July 2018
to be directed by Lynn Burges, Lesley Founders, Adrian Bacon