Season of Plays


Play 1: Nobody’s Perfect

by Simon Williams

A fine actor like Simon Williams (Upstairs Downstairs) knows a good play when he writes one. This universally praised comedy features a feminist publishing company looking for new writers in their “For Women By Women” series. Leonard has written the perfect novel, but he is the wrong gender – until he poses as Myrtle Banbury and the hilarious plot really takes off.

Produced by Joan Young

Dates: Friday 24th September 2021 to Friday 1st October 2021 (excluding 26/09/2021)
Time: curtain up at 19:30, curtain expected to fall at 22:00
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Play 2: Ladies in Lavender

by Shaun McKenna

Adapted from Charles Dance’s film script, the play tells the story of two ageing spinsters whose lives are turned upside down when they find the body of a young man washed ashore and close to death. They nurse him back to health and discover he is a talented Polish violinist. Poignant, heart-warming, feel-good and life-affirming, Ladies in Lavender is the winner of five Broadway World UK Awards.

Produced by Ian Mather

Dates: Friday 19th November 2021 to Friday 26th November 2021 (excluding 21/11/2021)
Time: curtain up at 19:30, curtain expected to fall at 22:00
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Play 3: Ladies’ Day

by Amanda Whittington
Work, love and life are just one long hard slog for the fish filleting foursome Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda. But their fortunes are set to change when Linda finds tickets to Ladies’ Day at Royal Ascot the year it relocated to York. Out go the hairnets, overalls and wellies as the four ditch work, do themselves up to the nines and head off for a drink, a flirt and a flutter. If their luck holds, they could hit the jackpot – and more besides!

Produced by Liz Williams

Dates: Friday 28th January 2022 to Friday 4th February 2022 (excluding 30/01/2022)
Time: curtain up at 19:30, curtain expected to fall at 22:00
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Play 4: Wife After Death

by Eric Chappell

Recently deceased comedian and national treasure Dave Thursby had been a serial womaniser whose affairs only catch up with him on the day of his funeral. Even from beyond the crematorium, he seems to be having the last laugh as the reality of his complicated relationships finally dawns on those he lived and worked with. A genuinely funny play from the renowned writer of TV’s Rising Damp.

Produced by Keri MacCloud Duffy

Dates: Friday 25th March 2022 to Friday 1st April 2022 (excluding 27/03/2022)
Time: curtain up at 19:30, curtain expected to fall at 22:00
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Play 5: Groping for Words

by Sue Townsend

A warm and compassionate comedy by Sue Townsend (author of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole). Well-meaning Joyce runs an adult literacy class. She knows that her teaching will require tact and respect and, for her students, even admitting which class they want to attend is agonising. The characters’ struggles with the written word and their embarrassments are handled sensitively and with humour.

Produced by Donnamarie Stamp

Dates: Friday 20th May 2022 to Friday 27th May 2022 (excluding 22/05/2022)
Time: curtain up at 19:30, curtain expected to fall at 22:00
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