Effie's Burning and Swan Song
10 - 13 July 2019
Two contrasting one act plays. One shows us Effie Palmer, a sixty-four-year-old woman with the mental age of a ten-year-old, who since age thirteen has spent her life in mental institutions.
The other introduces us to Donald, a sardonic and weary Chartered Surveyor, who after thirty-five years is on his last day before retirement.
to be directed by Richard Young (Effie's Burning) and Emily Girton (Swan Song)
My Friend Miss Flint
26 - 30 November 2019
This comedy was a hit at the Theatre Royal. When Tom Lambert, botanist and TV gardening personality, receives a call from Inland Revenue enquiring about his public relations consultant Joanna Flint, he can honestly say he has never heard of her. By lunchtime, he knows all about Miss Flint: his accountant and ex wife confesses that she invented Miss Flint as a tax dodge. This tricky situation sets the stage for sparkling comedy.
to be directed by Craig Russell
The Thrill of Love
25 - 29 February 2020
A gripping drama about Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain. A divorcee with a young child to care for, Ruth works in the kind of nightclubs where there's more than just a drink on offer. The girls work hard, play hard and dream of a movie-star life
to be directed by Emily Girton
And Then There Were None
19 - 23 May 2020
A dark thriller in three acts. One of Christie’s darkest tales and a masterpiece of dramatic construction, its growing sense of dread and unfaltering tension will keep you guessing to the very end.
to be directed by Anna Hodkin
Pyramus and Thisbe
14 - 18 July 2020
In Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, a group of blue collar workers decide to practice the play Pyramus and Thisbe for the wedding feast of King Theseus and Queen Hippolyta. In this silly spoof, the characters of Flute, Bottom, and Demetrius comically mishandle the roles and the lines of the performance.
to be directed by Barbara Seymour