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The Ghost Train

The Ghost Train
by Arnold Ridley
directed by David Lester

A disparate group of travellers are stranded at a remote country railway station late on a stormy night with no hope of reaching their destination that day. The stationmaster tells a story about a strange death on the line and of a Ghost Train.

They dismiss the story and prepare to spend the night, but then strange things happen … This is an exciting and suspenseful thriller making its first appearance at the QMT on a set designed to give the audience a real chill!

Not to be missed.

Regularly nominated by critics, as one of the scariest plays performed in the theatre, this is Bancroft Players 400th public production.

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Friday 24 Feb 201719:45 Book Now
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hang

hang
by debbie tucker green
directed by Keith Swainston

***SPECIAL OPENING NIGHT OFFER - FREE GLASS OF WINE!***

A CRIME HAS BEEN COMMITTED, THE VICTIM HAS A CHOICE TO MAKE!

First performed at the Royal Court last year, hang is a three-hander that simmers all the way to the boil. A woman has suffered some traumatising crime against her family. It's never clear what, but it's had serious, long-lasting implications.

Now she has the chance to determine her perpetrator's fate; not his sentence, but whether he lives or dies - and if he dies, by what grisly method? She's meeting two officials who will help her decide. They aren't the police but paper-shuffling bureaucrats. The reason for this meeting gradually becomes clear as withheld information generates a certain suspense.

The play is set in what the writer calls the 'Nearly now', and takes place in a clinical nondescript meeting room. The writing is poised and poetic with pitch-black humour. We are asked what our response would be to the worst kind of horror, to sanction reciprocal viciousness or not?

PLEASE NOTE: This production contains strong language!

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Wednesday 15 Mar 201719:45 Book Now
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From Stage To Screen

From Stage To Screen
Pupils and students from the dance school will be performing numbers from various movies and musicals through the decades.

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Friday 24 Mar 201719:00 Book Now
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The Pirates of Penzance

The Pirates of Penzance
by W S Gilbert and A Sullivan

This is one of their more popular shows. Full of the usual G&S topsy-turvy - doomed lovers, incompetent pirates, policemen who are more incompetent along with a host of familiar songs.

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Wednesday 29 Mar 201719:45 Book Now
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The History Boys

The History Boys
by Alan Bennett

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Wednesday 5 Apr 201719:45 Book Now
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Chips 'n' All

Chips 'n' All
With the backdrop of the Falklands conflict this is the simple story of unrequited love and one girl's hope that war won't end her relationship before it's even begun. Featuring music from the time this show is sure to have you dancing in the aisles. Conceived and written by Alan Doggett & Stuart Virgo don't miss this chance to see a brand new work.

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Saturday 8 Apr 201720:00 Book Now

Legally Blonde - The Musical

Legally Blonde - The Musical
Book by Heather Hach
Music and Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin
Based on the movie Legally Blonde

International award-winning hit Legally Blonde The Musical, the all-singing, all-dancing romantic comedy about knowing who you are and showing what you've got, was the winner of seven major awards including Best Musical 2011 (Olivier Awards).

Elle Woods can handle anything. So when her boyfriend, Warner, dumps her she decides to follow him to Harvard Law School and win him back. With some help from new-found friends Paulette, Emmett, her Chihuahua Bruiser, she learns that it's so much better to be smart.

Presented by our award-winning Big Spirit Youth Theatre, Legally Blonde The Musical is the funniest, most fabulous musical show in town. Case closed.

This is a non-professional production presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd.

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Wednesday 26 Apr 201719:45 Book Now
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Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias
by Robert Harding
directed by Brian Seal

Truvy Jones runs a successful beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies in the neighbourhood have a standing Saturday appointment. Along with her anxious and eager assistant, Annelle, Truvy styles the hair of many of the women about town.

As the women of Chinquapin make their ways over life's many hurdles together, they find comfort and a fair amount of verbal ribbing in one another. "You have no idea how wonderful you are," M'Lynn tells the ladies at the end of the play. Truvy responds, with a smile, "Of course we do."

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Monday 15 May 201719:45 Book Now
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The Big Band with Five Star Swing

The Big Band with Five Star Swing
Swing-along with songs from Glenn Miller, Sinatra, Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Jazz & Blues. Featuring Simone from the Ivy Benson Orchestra, Chris Smith (Jnr) composer and arranger for the BBC Radio Big Band, Herb Miller Big Band (Glenn's brother), plus Tony Bennett's trombonist!

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Thursday 25 May 201719:30 Book Now

Oliver! - The Musical

Oliver! - The Musical
Lionel Bart's musical adaptation of the famous Dickens work became an instant stage hit and one of the most popular musicals of all-time.

This vibrant show is packed full of iconic songs like "Food, Glorious Food", "Consider Yourself", "As Long As He Needs Me", "Pick A Pocket", "Reviewing The Situation" - to name but a few.

Follow the journey of the orphan Oliver from a Victorian workhouse into the murky underworld of London's East End where he joins a gang of thieves.

By arrangement with MusicScope and Stage Musicals Limited of New York

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Tuesday 30 May 201719:30 Book Now
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Pronoun

Pronoun
by Evan Placey
directed by Barney Taylor

A love story about transition, testosterone, and James Dean. Josh and Isabella are childhood sweethearts. They meant to spend their gap year together, they meant to be together for ever, But Isabella has now become a boy.

Pronoun was commissioned as part of the 2014 National Theatre Connections Festival and is a bold, powerful piece of energetic theatre. Evan Placey wrote the play through a sense of frustration and anger about the way the media treats people who are trans. However, the play is not about anger; it is about love.

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Wednesday 7 Jun 201719:45 Book Now
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Flare Path

Flare Path
by Terence Rattigan
directed by Nicki Pope

1942, Europe at war, lives being lost, families torn apart - but love will conquer all - or will it… At a hotel on the Lincolnshire coast, Teddy a bomber pilot celebrates a reunion with his wife Patricia.

They are thrown into upheaval when Patricia's ex arrives and an urgent bombing mission is ordered. Patricia also meets Doris, married to a Polish Count, who is one of two pilots not to return from the bombing mission.

Hearing the Count's last letter, she realizes how important her decision is… Who will make the sacrifice during the long night, as she finds herself at the centre of an emotional conflict as unpredictable as the war in the skies?

This is a story of love and loyalty, courage and fear. "A shattering ensemble work in which every detail glows with truth, compassion and humanity, and where every seemingly ordinary second of life in an existence hemmed in by the ever-present threat of death is charged with humanity"

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Monday 19 Jun 201719:45 Book Now
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Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing
The Big Spirit Youth Theatre annual open-air production will take place at The Bury in Barton-le-Clay.

This is probably Shakespeare's best known comedy - the one in which has Benedick and Beatrice battling away and the crazy constable, Dogberry trying to catch the villains. Think fun! Think summer! Think open air theatre! Another energetic and dynamic Big Spirit Youth Theatre production.

Click here for directions from The Queen Mother Theatre to The Bury.

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Wednesday 5 Jul 201720:00 Book Now
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Real

Real
by Shaun Parker

It's 5pm, kids are home, boyfriend's on his way home and dinner's on the go. A normal family evening, or is it... Tracy struggles with past troubles and strives for a normal family life. But what is normal, what is real? A new play written by Shaun Parker will challenge public perceptions on mental health in a witty and dark story.

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Friday 21 Jul 201719:30 Book Now
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