A thunderstorm in a windswept country house, a family of failure wrangling over a Will, a detective who has never solved a crime, a writer, an artist and a composer whose works have never been published or performed and a dysfunctional teenager; prime ingredients for a Murder Mystery. But the victim is not who it should be and the murderer’s identity changes overnight!
In the reading room of The Murder League, a crime writers’ literary club, three elderly British mystery writers are bemoaning the fact that their style of writing has dwindled in popularity and sales, and have resigned themselves to living out their lives reminiscing about ‘the good old days’. Stung by the words of a younger member, belittling their now outdated style of writing, they hypothesize about what would happen if a real life murder be committed as in their books. They resolve to turn their hypothesis into reality with unforeseen results!
Considered one of the greatest Rock Operas ever created, Jesus Christ Superstar highlights the political and personal struggles between Jesus and Judas. Featuring a brilliant score including Jesus Christ Superstar, Heaven On Their Minds, Everything’s Alright & I Don’t Know How To Love Him. This global phenomenon continues to wow audiences with its righteous and explosive musical experience.
A retirement home in 1950s France is the setting for this light comedy with Gustave, Henri and Phillipe, 3 First World War veterans whiling away their days, pondering their lot. Thoughts of revenge on the nuns, who care for them, and a breakout from their ‘captivity’ to the haven of the Poplar trees that lure them from afar, keep these comrades united in arms… or do they?
An entertaining evening of delightful words and music including some of the well loved poems, readings and carols capturing the moods, feelings and true spirit of the festive season.
In what is considered to be Ayckbourn’s funniest play, half a dozen friends and family are celebrating Christmas with Neville and Brenda; but peace and goodwill don’t last long as squabbles break out and with too much alcohol and some annoying mechanical toys it’s a recipe for a truly dysfunctional Christmas!
A Musical About Marriage. Set solely in their bedroom, dominated by the large four poster bed, the two character story spans 50 years from 1895 to 1945, focusing on Agnes and Michael’s ups and downs throughout their marriage.
A musical romp through a hundred years of comedy song, performed from the piano by Michael Lunts. Alongside songs by Noël Coward, Flanders and Swann, Cole Porter and the Gershwins, Michael offers up some less familia rgems from the genre. One man, a white jacket, 88 piano keys and a treasure trove of musical mirth, “Tickling the Ivories” is a show that is guaranteed to tickle anyone’s sense of humour.
After being betrayed by his first wife, King Shahrayar seeks revenge by marrying a succession of young women and immediately having them put to death. However, his latest bride, Shahrazad, has the one gift that can save her life, the gift of storytelling. Can this gift save her life?
A warm, poignant elegy about four generations of women across this century, growing up, growing old and growing (or not) wise. They explore the emotional inheritance each woman receives from the other: debts and responsibilities and how it takes generations to learn about the value of real feeling.
A psychological thriller. Set in an isolated chalet in the French alps, a man has apparently lost his wife and is rapidly losing his mind. After having reported his wife’s disappearance to the police, Daniel Corban is visited by a priest who claims to have found her! But has he?
Daisy Meredith, the new girl, is the first scholarship student to attend Grangewood School for Girls. The privileged students are determined to make Daisy look bad in the eyes of the administration. Daisy wins over her chums and saves the school when she cracks a secret code, finds a treasure and saves the life of her chief nemesis all in one night!
The Browning Version: Ill health is forcing Andrew Crocker-Harris to retire from teaching. Mocked by his pupils he is despised by his wife who has found consolation in the arms of a junior master. A parting gift from a young student not only affects him greatly but is the turning point which enables him to find the strength to face a future which had looked so desperately uncertain.
Red Peppers: Touring as veteran song-and-dance act ‘Red Peppers’, George and Lily have a genius for picking quarrels with themselves and just about everyone else! Performing one night in an out-of-town northern theatre a dropped prop, a tipsy MD, a furious House Manager and faded West End star ensures mayhem backstage!