Season of Plays


Play 1: One Day I’ll Fly Away

by Janet Shaw

One young woman and one old lady, both battling adversities beyond comprehension. Their lives were poles apart but fate threw them together. This funny and poignant story follows the ups and downs of the two women, as mutual dislike and mistrust turn into an unusual and heart-warming friendship. A play full of humour, pathos and sentimentality which will leave you laughing and crying, probably at the same time.

Produced by Joan Young

Dates: Friday 22nd September 2023 to Friday 29th September 2023 (excluding 24/09/2023)
Time: curtain up at 19:30, curtain expected to fall at 22:00
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Play 2: Life & Beth

by Alan Ayckbourn

Recently widowed Beth is hosting her first family Christmas since the death of her husband Gordon. After 33 years of marriage, Beth is finding widowhood has some surprising advantages – though the descent of her sister-in-law for Christmas isn’t one of them, nor is the mysterious disappearance of Wagstaff. But it’s a visit and a prayer from the local vicar that bring an unwelcome and unexpected visitor to the house.

Produced by Robert Warburton

Play readings for Life & Beth will take place in the Theatre Lounge on Monday 11th September at 7:30pm and Thursday 14th September at 7:30pm. Contact Robert Warburton on 01427 880220 for further details.

Dates: Friday 17th November 2023 to Friday 24th November 2023 (excluding 19/11/2022)
Time: curtain up at 19:30, curtain expected to fall at 22:00
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Play 3: Strictly Murder

by Brian Clemens

It’s 1939 with the world on the brink of World War Two. But that is hardly a concern in the sunny backwater of rural Provence… or maybe it is. No-one is who they are supposed to be, or at least who they say they are. When it comes to bluff, double bluff and take away the bluff you first thought of, this play by a master thriller writer takes some beating!

Produced by Keri Duffy

Dates: Friday 26th January 2024 to Friday 2nd February 2024 (excluding 28/01/2024)
Time: curtain up at 19:30, curtain expected to fall at 22:00
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Play 4: Yes, Prime Minister

by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn

This sharply satirical off-shoot of the popular TV series features Prime Minister Jim Hacker, his secretary Bernard and the Cabinet Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby valiantly attempting to cope with a country in crisis. Debt is spiralling, unemployment is on the rise and the fragile coalition cabinet is at breaking point. Moral considerations collide with the economic future of the nation. Political machinations, media manipulation – it all sounds (and is) hilariously familiar.

Produced by Lloyd Hawkins

Dates: Friday 22nd March 2024 to Friday 29th March 2024 (excluding 24/03/2024)
Time: curtain up at 19:30, curtain expected to fall at 22:00
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Play 5: Educating Rita

by Willy Russell

Originally commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, this play is a witty yet poignant look at a working class woman’s attempts to change her social circumstances through pursuit of an Open University qualification. From the outset, Rita and Frank, her alcoholic tutor, have a profound effect on one another. Their relationship as teacher and student blossoms, ultimately giving Frank a new sense of self and Rita the knowledge she so craves. Winner of the Olivier Award for Best Comedy.

Produced by Donnamarie Stamp

Dates: Friday 17th May 2024 to Friday 24th May 2024 (excluding 19/05/2024)
Time: curtain up at 19:30, curtain expected to fall at 22:00
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