by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton
Brace yourself as you step in to the year 1558, and watch Lord Blackadder and his half-witted accomplices weave madness and mayhem across Elizabethan England!
Featuring three iconic episodes from the original TV series.
This show will be sure to sell-out, so you'd best book fast!
written by Nick Payne
directed by Grace Reinhold-Gittins
Please Note: This play uses adult language that some audience members may find offensive.
‘Constellations’ is a multi-award winning play revolving around the idea that we are all a part of a universe in which at any moment several different outcomes can exist simultaneously.
The two characters meet in a variety of scenes, showing different ways in which their encounters could have turned out as a result of factors ranging from previous relationships to the tone of voice used.
The key with this play is the interaction and chemistry between the two characters.
It really draws the audience in, making you think about how you approach conversations every single day without realising how heavily this affects the outcome of the conversation, or even the relationship.
by W S Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
When a Grand Duke becomes a ghost for a day by playing cards, his replacement has to face four women claiming to be his Grand Duchess. Chaos, sausage rolls and madness prevails!
Perhaps the two greatest tragedies of ancient times given the Big Spirit treatment.
In Thebes, Oedipus looks for the killer of King Laius despite warnings that it will destroy his family. In the second part we meet Oedipus' daughter Antigone, who proves to be stronger than any man when she faces her brutal uncle, the new leader of the city.
The language is spell-binding and the stories are undimmed by time in this thrilling production.
by Imogen Stubbs
directed by Charles Plester
The play is based on the real-life adventures of the Osiris Players, a band of women determined to bring entertainment to as many as possible during the grey days of WW2.
With many theatres closing the aspiring actresses took plays ranging from Shakespeare to Winnie-the-Pooh and performed at schools and village halls up and down the country.
Led by the indomitable Henrietta Oaks they batted bad weather, the blitz and bureaucracy to achieve their mission.
This, by turns, funny and tragic play above all celebrates that Great British virtue of never giving up – in spite of the fact that perhaps you should!
As featured at London’s Leicester Square Theatre.
Swing-along with songs from Glenn Miller, Sinatra, Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Jazz & Blues.
"Superb - they swing like crazy!” says Sheila Tracy, BBC.
As seen on BBC TV’s "Children in Need", Dame Vera Lynn’s Charity Ball & Blackpool Tower Ballroom.
“Swing and Song of the highest order” – Telegraph.
Featuring Simone from the Ivy Benson Orchestra, and Chris Smith (Jnr) composer and arranger for the BBC Radio Big Band, Herb Miller Big Band (Glenn’s brother), plus Tony Bennett’s trombonist!
by Mick Gordon
directed by Seb Creasey
Bea's body is useless to her. For eight years she has laid marooned in her bed, surrounded by the evidence of the life she once led as a student before illness struck.
Now she is dependent on her barrister mother, Katherine, and a carer to do everything for her. On the outside she is almost paralysed, but inside, she's dancing and always reaching for the light. Bea is lively, naughty and full of life.
When she asks something of her mother that no parent would want to be asked, and of her only friend ‘Not Gay Ray’, they are both forced to challenge the boundaries of their own compassion.
by Howard Brenton
directed by Nicki Pope
Hunting through an old chest, the newly crowned James I discovers the controversial legacy of Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII’s notorious second wife. Time jumps back 70 years, when the witty and flirtatious Anne was not only in love with Henry, but also with the most dangerous ideas of her day. Conspiring with the exiled William Tyndale, she plots to make England Protestant – forever.
A celebration of a great English heroine, Anne Boleyn leaps between generations to reveal the debt the outrageous but scholarly James owed to Anne when he shrewdly reconciled England’s religious factions by creating his common, ‘authorised’ Bible. Howard Brenton’s radically revisionist work argues that Anne was more Protestant martyr than sexual predator. It both challenges received wisdom and bulges with theatrical vitality.
This “rollickingly good drama”, full of huge characters, offers a compelling portrait of a woman contentiously described by James I as "the whore who changed England".