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Our 77th Season of Plays

British Sign Language Interpreted Performances

Continuing in our 77th season, we are pleased to announce that there will be a British Sign Language Interpreted performance on the 1st Saturday evening of each play, interpreter
Sarah Cox.



The Decorator
by Donald Churchill
Friday 29th September to Friday 6th October 2017, 7:30pm

Marcia returns to her flat to find it has not been painted as she arranged.
A part time painter who is filling in for an ill colleague is just beginning the work when the wife of the man with whom Marcia is having an affair arrives to tell all to Marcia's husband. Marcia hires the painter a part time actor to impersonate her husband at the confrontation. Hilarity is piled upon hilarity as the painter, who takes his acting very seriously, portrays the absent husband. The wronged wife decides that the best revenge is to sleep with Marcia's husband an ecstatic experience for them both. When Marcia learns that the painter/actor has slept with her rival, she demands the opportunity to show him what really good sex is.

Booking Tickets for The Decorator
Members: 6:00-8:00pm 22/09/2017 and 10:00am-12:00 noon 23/09/2017
Non-Members: 6:00-8:00pm 25/09/2017 to 06/10/2017 (not Sundays)
Box Office: 01777 702002   Email:



The Matchmaker
by Thornton Wilder
Friday 17th November to Friday 24th November 2017, 7:30p
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Horace Vandergelder, a wealthy merchant in nineteenth-century Yonkers, NY, decides to take a wife and employs a matchmaker, Mrs. Dolly Levi. Dolly subsequently becomes involved with two of Vandergelder's clerks, several lovely ladies, and the headwaiter at an expensive restaurant where this swift farce runs headlong into hilarious complications. After everyone gets straightened out romantically, Vandergelder finds himself affianced to the astute Dolly Levi herself.

Booking Tickets for The Matchmaker
Members: 6:00-8:00pm 10/11/2017 and 10:00am-12:00 noon 11/11/2017
Non-Members: 6:00-8:00pm 13/11/2017 to 24/11/2017 (not Sundays)
Box Office: 01777 702002   Email:



The Perfect Murder
by Shaun McKenna (from the book by Peter James)
Friday 26th January to Friday 2nd February 2018, 7:30pm

Victor Smiley and his wife Joan have been married for nearly two
decades, but each barely recognises the person they wake up next to every morning. Victor is so fed up with his job at the local factory – as well as distracted by his visits to his favourite prostitute, Kamila – that he hardly notices his wife’s constant ridicule. Joan has resigned herself to the fact that Victor will never see beyond her double-chin to a new hair cut or outfit. She even puts up with his constant snoring which keeps her up night after night, but only just. For unbeknownst to Victor, Joan is taking her sweet revenge: spending large amounts of money on his credit card, kitting herself out in a sexy new wardrobe to impress her secret lover, Don. But then, as the bills mount, Victor loses his job. Soon he realises that the only way he can achieve his dream of setting up home with Kamila is to get Joan out of the picture, once and for all. But Victor is about to get a nasty surprise, for he’s not the only one with murder on his mind . . .

Booking Tickets for The Perfect Murder
Members: 6:00-8:00pm 19/01/2018 and 10:00am-12:00 noon 20/01/2018
Non-Members: 6:00-8:00pm 22/01/2018 to 02/02/2018 (not Sundays)
Box Office: 01777 702002   Email:



Waylaid
by David J Harrison (local playwright)
Friday 16th March to Friday 23rd March 2018, 7:30pm

Seven diverse characters hiking along the Pennine Way spend a night in ‘The Hall’, a privately run hostel that is ruled by a disciplinarian dragon
who is still hankering for her previous life in the WRENs. She runs a tight ship: no grog on board and definitely no ‘hanky-panky’. William Hooke, self-satisfied boss of a marine engineering firm, a conceited social climber and a serial philanderer to boot, is about to meet his nemesis in the form of Erica Moore, a discarded former lover who plans her revenge. She plots, with the active support of fellow guests, to humiliate William and call him to account. As William’s travelling companion, and also his exploited employee and brother-in –law, Sam Knight, has every reason to conspire in his downfall, assisted by Erica’s friend Liz Robinson and Chino, a solo rambler who has a habit of bumping into William and Sam en route. Dick and Dora Thistlethwaite are middle-aged love-birds, whose marriage is touchingly fuelled by mutual adoration, complete the guest list…the only cloud on their horizon is the prospect of spending the night apart. If, after watching the play, you feel inspired to walk the Pennine Way, then you haven’t been paying attention. Stay at home, put your feet up and watch a DVD – the author thoroughly recommends that!

Booking Tickets for Waylaid
Members: 6:00-8:00pm 09/03/2018 and 10:00am-12:00 noon 10/03/2018
Non-Members: 6:00-8:00pm 12/03/2018 to 23/03/2018 (not Sundays)
Box Office: 01777 702002   Email:



The Rise and Fall of Little Voice
by Jim Cartwright
Friday 18th May to Friday 25th May 2018, 7:30pm

Blown fuses, real and metaphorical, punctuate the action with flashes
of pent up energy in this acclaimed play. The diminutive heroine frequently plunges the dilapidated house she shares with her alcoholic mother into darkness by playing her dead father's records at a volume matched only by the soulful power of her vocal impressions. Little Voice has a hidden talent: she can emulate every chanteuse from Judy Garland to Edith Piaf. She hides in her room, crooning and dreaming of love, while her disheveled mother mistakes a seedy agent's interest as affection rather than enthusiasm for the gold mine buried in her daughter's throat. This is an engaging fairy tale of despair, love and finally hope as LV finds a voice of her own.

Booking Tickets for The Rise and Fall of Little Voice
Members: 6:00-8:00pm 11/05/2018 and 10:00am-12:00 noon 12/05/2018
Non-Members: 6:00-8:00pm 14/05/2018 to 25/05/2018 (not Sundays)
Box Office: 01777 702002   Email:

 

 

 

 

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