Season – 2020

13 – 28 March – Spider’s Web   A Comedy Thriller by Agatha Christie directed by Donna Foote, June Richardson & Mary Balme.

 Clarissa, wife of a diplomat, is adept at spinning tales of adventure, but when a murder takes place in her drawing room, she finds live drama much harder to cope with. Desperate to dispose of the body before her husband arrives with an important politician, she enlists the help of her guests. Hilarity ensues when they are interrupted by the arrival of wry detective, Inspector Lord.

Christie delivers a unique blend of suspense and humour by employing a conscious parody of the detective thriller genre. Both tension and laughter occur in equal parts in an intricate plot of murder, police, drug addicts, invisible ink, hidden doorways, and secret drawers.

30 March – 5 April – Modicum Theatre Production Perchance to Dream

“Have you ever had a dream feel real while you were in it?“

Perchance to Dream” follows the mental decline of Katherine Connolly as her worlds are fractured by love, loss, and instability. Caught between reality and dreams, and unable to tell the difference, she finds herself drowning under the pressure until she realises all she has to do is wake up!

1 – 16 May   Last of the Red Hot Lovers   by Neil Simon directed by Sue Murray & Sue Lawson.

Barney Cashman is middle-aged and married, overworked and overweight, He feels left out and decides he wants to join the sexual revolution before it’s too late. As a result Barney arranges three seductions: the first, Elaine Navazio proves to be a foul-mouthed bundle of neuroses. 20 year old Bobbi Michele is next, an actress who’s too kooky by half; and then comes Jeanette Fisher, a gloomy, depressed housewife who happens to be married to Barney’s best friend. Barney’s inept rumblings make “Last of the Red Hot Lovers”  one of the most amusing of Neil Simon’s comedies.

18 – 31 May   Marry My Son a comedy presented by Maverick Productions.

  It takes place in Brooklyn, New York in the sixties. An over protective mother moves her son to an apartment next door and gives. Him a list of prospective girls he should marry. 

1 – 7 June   BelCanto Performing Arts. TBA

17 July – 1st August   Old Times by Nobel Laureate  Harold Pinter directed by Peter Clark. It was first performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Aldwych Theatre in London on 1st June 1971.

 “Old Times” is a three-person fugue with strong currents of sexual rivalry. When Deeley and his wife Kate are visited by her old friend Anna, tensions bubble up as memories are used for more than just reminiscing. Anna is an old friend of Kate’s, whom they haven’t seen in over 20 years. She launches into recollecting memories of concerts and other bohemian haunts the two women shared while young and living together in London. When the memories become more than just stories and prove to be a tool to vie for Kate’s attention, Deeley also begins to bring up stories that are almost too vivid to be true. However it’s Kate’s memory that gives the play its shocking conclusion.

10 – 29  August – Serial Productions. TBA

7 – 19  September  –  Blak Yak Theatre. TBA

6 – 31 October Three Tall Women  by Edward Albee Winner of the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Drama directed by Brendan Tobin.

Three Tall Women takes place in the bedroom of a sick and forgetful old woman. In the first act she is cared for by a middle-aged companion and visited by a young woman to settle some financial affairs. The old woman is imperious and acerbic – the carer deals with and manages her effectively. However, the young woman is impatient and quick to rise to the old woman’s jibes. The three discuss life, they muse on love, family relationships, sex, pain, and the body’s inevitable decline.

Then the old woman suffers a stroke ………

1 – 13 December – The Old Mill Pantomime