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A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart


Sondheim’s uproarious tribute to ancient Roman theatre and classic vaudeville follows crafty slave Pseudolus as he seeks to win his freedom by helping his hapless master woo the virgin courtesan next door who has, unfortunately, been promised to another suitor.


Hysteria ensues with a nagging wife, a war-drunk soldier and stolen twins! Filled with mistaken identities, clever wordplay, and slamming doors, Broadway’s favourite musical farce stands the test of time, combining fast-paced, irreverent humour with witty, upbeat music to deliver “something for everyone, a comedy tonight!”


This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe).


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Wednesday 4 Oct 201719:45 Book Now
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Reasons To Be Pretty

Reasons To Be Pretty

by Neil LaBute

directed by Matt Gray


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


***THURSDAY EVENING - POST-SHOW CHAT with THE CAST & CREW***


Greg has been overheard admitting that his girlfriend Steph,is no beauty but that he wouldn’t change her for the world. Steph is devastated, whilst Greg can’t see what he’s done wrong. Meanwhile Greg’s friend Kent alternates between boasting about how gorgeous his wife is, and chasing after an attractive new colleague.


The plot follows these young working class friends and lovers, who become increasingly dissatisfied with their dead-end lives, and each other. Throughout the play the author shows us how an off the cuff remark about a lover's features can lead to the destruction of a relationship.


The result is a rueful, intelligent, and often very funny comedy that questions whether we should all stop defining ourselves, and each other, by our outward appearances, and asks whether it is as much of a curse to be conventionally attractive as it is to be considered ugly.


Although Reasons to be Pretty premiered on Broadway almost ten years ago, the themes it explores are still enormously relevant today.


NEW THIS SEASON!: A new addition this season will be a chance to meet with the cast and production crew of all our Studio productions to find out more about the play, the characters and share your thoughts directly. All Thursday night audiences will be invited to stay behind after the show finishes to meet with the actors and director. A great chance to find out more about the production.


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Wednesday 11 Oct 201719:45 Book Now
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The Thrill Of Love

The Thrill Of Love

by Amanda Whittington

directed by Jon Brown


A gripping drama, which takes a fresh look at Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain. A divorcee with a young child to care for, Ruth works in the kind of nightclubs where there's more than just a drink on offer.


The girls work hard, play hard and dream of a movie-star life. Then she meets the wealthy, womanising David, a racing driver with whom she becomes obsessed. Fame comes - but not in the way she imagines.


Why does their relationship end in murder? Why does she plead not guilty but offer no defence? Why does she show no remorse? And who is she trying to protect?


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Monday 30 Oct 201719:45 Book Now
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Earthquakes in London

Earthquakes in London

by Mike Bartlett


Mike Bartlett’s epic rollercoaster of a play takes us from the

swinging London of 1968 to a future London of 2525 - and back

again! It’s a crazy time travel journey that presents us with a

metropolitan clash of people, scenes and decades. A whirlwind

that will leave you amazed and emotionally drained. Very Big Spirit!


Very watchable!


‘Full of ideas and invention, this demented carnival confirms Bartlett as the most exciting writer of the decade’ Evening Standard

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Wednesday 22 Nov 201719:45 Book Now
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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

from the book by Charles Dickens

adapted by Stephen Sharkey

directed by Alison Hudson


Christmas, the most wonderful time of the year…  well it is for everyone except the miserable miserly Scrooge who has no time for friends or fun.  


Bah, humbug!  But one dark, cold Christmas Eve, Scrooge is paid a visit by the ghost of Marley, his former business partner, who tells him that he will be visited by three spirits, each of whom will take him on a magical journey to reveal the error of his ways.  


Can Scrooge really change in time and discover the true meaning of Christmas?  


A Christmas Carol is a breathless and exciting journey through the darkest night of Scrooge’s life and its brightest dawn- Christmas Day.


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Friday 8 Dec 201719:30 Book Now
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Sex With A Stranger

Sex With A Stranger

by Stefan Golaszewski

directed by Cliff Francis


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


***THURSDAY EVENING - POST-SHOW CHAT with THE CAST & CREW***


Adam meets Grace in a club, they chat, they dance, they snog, they go back to hers.


Earlier in the day we see Adam at home with his girlfriend Ruth, as she discusses the future, the flat, a life together and irons his new shirt; with Adam not interested, furtively texting and making excuses for why he won't be back tonight.


In parts funny, bleak, unsettling and thoughtful, the play examines what it is be in your twenties, lonely, hollow and uncertain.


A critically acclaimed play on its debut in 2012.



NEW THIS SEASON!: A new addition this season will be a chance to meet with the cast and production crew of all our Studio productions to find out more about the play, the characters and share your thoughts directly. All Thursday night audiences will be invited to stay behind after the show finishes to meet with the actors and director. A great chance to find out more about the production.


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Wednesday 17 Jan 201819:45 Book Now
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To Catch A Unicorn

To Catch A Unicorn

by Linda Stephenson

directed by Alison Hudson


Mr Algernon Gloo owns a small zoo and has managed to acquire a unicorn.


He hopes owning such a fantastic beast will raise his zoo’s global profile. He locks the unicorn in a hut but the zoo animals have other ideas.


Led by Canasta Camel they help the unicorn escape and hide him in their enclosures until they can think of a plan to help him.


There follows a frantic search around the zoo by Mr Gloo and his staff with the animals always one step ahead. This fast-paced fun musical features some original music and puppets.


Will Canasta think of a plan or will fate intervene?


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Wednesday 7 Feb 201819:30 Book Now
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