by Peter Shaffer
The Royal Hunt of The Sun is a great and largely forgotten masterpiece from the pen of Peter Shaffer (Amadeus, Equus).
It concerns the conquest of Peru by the Spanish conquistador, Pizarro and his 150 mercenaries.
The Inca Empire is ruled by the charismatic king, Atahualpa and Pizarro grows fond of his captor knowing that at some point he will have to kill him.
Big Spirit as always bring their own physical spin to this wonderful story.
Be prepared to be amazed!!
Are you interested in getting involved at The QMT?
Then why not find out more about becoming a member or volunteer at one of our New Members Evenings.
You'll be shown around the theatre and given a special tour of all the areas where your help can really make a difference.
There's more to being involved at The QMT than "treading the boards" - we always need members and volunteers who can help with:
or maybe you have a specific skill or hobby that could be put to great use on one of our many productions:
If any of these things interest you, we'd love to have a chance to chat about the different areas that you can be involved with.
There's no need to book, we meet at 8pm in the main foyer on one of the following dates.
We look forward to welcoming you to the theatre very soon.
written and directed by
Richard and Denise Lovelock
Cinderella is working her fingers to the bone, dreaming of a better life, while her two Ugly Sisters plot and scheme. But after a surprise visit from her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella's life is turned upside down. Cinderella is transported from rags to riches into a world of glittering ballgowns, enchantment and handsome princes... but do happy endings only exist in fairy tales?
This timeless tale is packed with sing-along songs, sensational costumes and hilarious jokes for the whole family to enjoy.
Book your tickets today... Your carriage awaits!
by Jane Shepard
directed by Andy Darley
**OPENING NIGHT SPECIAL OFFER - FREE DRINK**
These two short plays from Shepard's powerful collection Kick-Ass Plays for Women tell unforgettable stories about women finding ways to connect and support each other in unlikely or impossible circumstances.
In Commencing, a straight woman and a lesbian are bounced together on a blind date. It’s a fast-paced, funny play shot through with moments of quiet tragedy as they pick apart each other’s lives and loves in search of meaning.
Nine sees two women held prisoner, chained by the neck in a cellar, using words as challenges to help each other fight off despair and keep hope alive. Harrowing and sometimes brutal, it’s a triumph of the human spirit in the face of the most inhumane circumstances.
(Warning: Strong language)
Refugee gods, transposed to flesh and blood, wash ashore to rouse the myths of ancient England, half-drowned in a forgotten past. They disperse through shifting realities to awaken the giant Albion and find the holy grail in a ritual to save England from the rot of darkness and hatred that’s strangling its soul.
Featuring a Q&A after the film with John Harrigan, the writer and director of ‘Armageddon Gospels’.
“Every single moment held me completely. Harrigan and Foolishpeople have given us a film which draws on the rich depth of Albion’s history and lore, and the beauty of its countryside, to pass through the Chapel Perilous of folk horror to offer the Mongrel Nation a new addition to The Matter Of England, something as precious as the Grail… hope.” - Cat Vincent - Review - The Daily Grail