by Arthur Miller
directed by Edith Pratt
This award-winning play is set in the Sicilian-American community of 1950s Brooklyn.
The story deals with the timeless themes of classical tragedy: incestuous love, jealousy, betrayal and revenge.
The Carbone family - Eddie, his wife Beatrice and her orphaned niece Catherine - are poor but content.
They live in Brooklyn, where Eddie works at the shipyards. When Beatrice's Italian cousins, illegal immigrants, arrive to stay, the Carbone family's life changes forever.
Their loves and their loyalties are tested - and tragedy results.
A staged Gala Evening set in the 19th and early 20th century Vienna, with operetta gems by Strauss, Lehar and their contemporaries - an evening of fabulous song, dance, glitz and fun!
With a minimum of 10% of the ticket sales going to The Garden House Hospice
by Lucy Prebble
directed by Samantha Powell
***SPECIAL OPENING NIGHT OFFER - FREE GLASS OF WINE!***
***THURSDAY EVENING - POST-SHOW CHAT with THE CAST & CREW***
This compelling play asks what makes us us.
We're in a drugs-trial unit where volunteers are trying an antidepressant. A psychiatrist is present but the audience are really the ones really keeping watch.
The story revolves around two volunteers, psychology student Connie and flirty drifter Tristan, and the doctors conducting the trial. As the medics increase the dosage, Connie and Tristan find themselves attracted to each other but they struggle to work out whether their feelings are real or a side effect of the drug.
If our emotions are manipulated by chemicals, does that make them less real, less valid, less an expression of who we are? If a chemical causes us to lose our memory, what remains of our personality? Are we the sum total of our vital organs or does our brain harbour some extra element that gives us an identity?
Lucy Prebble has come up with an ingenious variation on one of the more common romantic formulas in fiction: Put two attractive people in an unfamiliar hot-house environment, and see what blooms.
THIS PLAY CONTAINS MATURE THEMES AND STRONG LANGUAGE
by W.S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan
When two Venetian Gondoliers are told that one of them is the King of Barataria they leave their newly married wives to find out who it is. Chaos ensues when they meet Casilda, who one of them married when a baby, meaning 3 wives instead of two.
Throw in the Spanish Inquisition, a skint Duke and Duchess, and a secret pair of lovers and confusion reigns supreme.
With one of the longest musical opening numbers in theatre history, memorable tunes such as “A Pair of Sparkling eyes” and “When a Merry Maiden Marries”, as well as a host of dances including the Spanish Cachuca, “The Gondoliers” is full of entertainment for all the family.
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Book by Cheri Steinkellner & Bill Steinkellner
Additional Book Material by Douglas Carter Beane
The musical comedy based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture, Sister Act, written by Joseph Howard.
The hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe nightclub singer who witnesses her boyfriend Curtis Shank commit murder. For her protection, the Police decide to hide her in the one place they think no-one will look – A convent!
Deloris quickly proceeds to disrupt the quiet and safe lives of the resident sisters. In a desperate effort to keep her out of trouble the Mother Superior assigns her to the convent's choir, an ensemble that she soon turns into a vibrant and soulful act that gains widespread fame but unfortunately attracts the wrong attention.
An amateur production presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe).
All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe www.MTIShows.co.uk
by Jack Stacey
directed by Katie Milward
Young Writers Season: Big Spirit present a brand new play in a stunning production about what happens on a school campus when a shooter comes along.
Written in a verbatim style the presentation has a documentary feel that makes it absolutely contemporary.
Strong writing, strong acting - very Big Spirit!
Age advice: 12 years (strong language and descriptive content)
by Ronald Harwood
directed by Elliott Bunker
Three retired opera singers, Cissy , Reginald and Wilfred, live a peaceful life until the arrival of Jean, a big opera star and ex-wife to Reginald. Is there any chance that the four will ever sing together again? Do they even want to?
Full of warmth, fun and a few tough moments, it looks at the challenges of relationships and the ageing process.
Recently made into a film starring Pauline Collins, Billy Connolly, Maggie Smith and Tom Courtenay.
The unique - “Swing Time” band show – Five Star Swing 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.
This show presents the best songs from Five Star Swing’s fifteen national theatre tours! 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!