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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.

Tom, Dick and Harry
by Ray and Michael Cooney
29th September to 7th October 2017, 7:30pm

In this hilarious story of three brothers, Tom and his wife are about to adopt a baby.
His brothers are anxious to help make a good impression on the woman from the
agency who has arrived to check on the home and lifestyle of the prospective parents.
Unfortunately Dick, who has stashed boxes of smuggled brandy and cigarettes in the house, and Harry, who is in possession of a cadaver he is planning to sell illegally to a medical school, fail miserably. The adoption agency representative is aghast - and the
illegal Croatian aliens who do not speak English are no help at all.

Booking Tickets for Tom, Dick and Harry
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 07/10/2017 (not Sundays)
Box Office: 01777 702002   Email:

The Matchmaker
by Thornton Wilder
17th November to 25th November 2017, 7:30p

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 25/11/2017 (not Sundays)
Box Office: 01777 702002   Email:

Perfect Murder
by Shaun McKenna (from the book by Peter James)
26th January to 3rd 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 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 03/02/2018 (not Sundays)
Box Office: 01777 702002   Email:

by David J Harrison (local playwright)
16th March to 24th 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 24/03/2018 (not Sundays)
Box Office: 01777 702002   Email:

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice
by Jim Cartwright
18th May to 26th 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 26/05/2018 (not Sundays)
Box Office: 01777 702002   Email:




We look forward to welcoming you soon.