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2021-2022

Chads 2022-2023 Season

Ladies in Lavender

adapted by Shaun McKenna 3-10th September 2022

based on the film written and directed by Charles Dance from a short story by William J. Locke

A Heart warming and romantic drama

This amateur production of “Ladies in Lavender” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd on behalf of Samuel French Ltd www.concordtheatricals.co.uk

Two unmarried sisters who live in a quiet Cornish village in the 1930s find their lives disrupted by the discovery of a mysterious young man they find washed up on the beach whom they take in and care for. A heart-warming and beautiful romantic drama based on the film which starred Judi Dench and Maggie Smith.
Two unmarried sisters who live in a quiet Cornish village in the 1930s find their lives disrupted by the discovery of a mysterious young man they find washed up on the beach whom they take in and care for. A heart-warming and beautiful romantic drama based on the film which starred Judi Dench and Maggie Smith.

Shadowlands

by William Nicholson 22-29th October 2022

The life of C. S. Lewis is turned upside down when he meets the feisty American poet

This amateur production of “Shadowlands” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd on behalf of Samuel French Ltd www.concordtheatricals.co.uk

C.S. “Jack” Lewis, Oxford don and author of the famous Narnia books, lives comfortably with his brother Warnie, two ageing bachelors in a world of academia.  Securely confident in his views on God, Life and Love, Jack’s world is turned upside down when he meets the feisty American poet Joy Davidman and his theories are put to the ultimate test.  A hit in the West End and on Broadway the play was made into a film starring Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger

God of Carnage

by Yasmina Reza – Studio production 15-19th November 2022

A brilliant satirical comedy which won an Olivier award back in 2008

This amateur production of “God of Carnage” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd on behalf of Samuel French Ltd www.concordtheatricals.co.uk

Two smart middle-class couples meet to have a polite, civilised discussion over a recent playground incident in which the son of one couple hit the son of the other, but it soon degenerates into something altogether nastier… A brilliant satirical comedy which won an Olivier award back in 2008.

The 39 Steps

by John Buchan adapted by Patrick Barlow 10-17th December 2022

A hilarious version of John Bucham’s famous spy thriller

The 39 Steps adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan and the movie by Alfred Hitchcock licensed by ITV Global Entertainment Ltd and an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon. By arrangement with Fiery Angel Ltd 

This amateur production of “The 39 Steps” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd on behalf of Samuel French Ltd www.concordtheatricals.co.uk

John Buchan’s famous spy thriller, filmed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1935, comes to the stage in a hilarious version in which just four actors take on a multitude of roles and costumes to tell the exciting story with fast-moving theatrical flair.

Round and Round the Garden

by Alan Ayckbourn 28th January – 4th February 2023

Annie has second thoughts about spending the weekend with brother-in-law Norman as the dysfunctional family tries to come to terms with itself.

This amateur production of “Round and Round the Garden” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd on behalf of Samuel French Ltd www.concordtheatricals.co.uk

Sarah’s desperate attempts to have a nice, civilized week end culminate, not surprisingly, in disaster. Ruth, Norman’s wife, is summoned but Norman still contrives to cause havoc involving, finally, all three women. Matters are not helped by such events as the slow thinking Tom mistaking Ruth’s intentions during a conversation they have together. Eventually the horrific week end draws to a close. The four visitors depart, but even at the last moment Norman manages, deliberately or not, to wreck all plans by driving his car into Reg’s. Back they all troop, now facing having to stay. Norman finds himself spurned by all three women and is left protesting with injured innocence that he only meant to make everyone happy.

Copenhagen

by Michael Frayn – Studio production 14-18th February 2023

Set in the middle of World War two, Frayn takes us into a passionate debate on the morality of war and science

This amateur production of “Copenhagen” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd on behalf of Samuel French Ltd www.concordtheatricals.co.uk

In the middle of World War Two the famous German physicist Werner Heisenberg, deeply involved in the Nazis’ attempts to build the first nuclear bomb, travels to occupied Denmark to see Niels Bohr, his old colleague and mentor, and his wife. With his usual theatrical mastery, Frayn takes us into their world, creating a riveting lyric drama out of their rivalries and passionate debate on the morality of war and science.   

Humble Boy

by Charlotte Jones 18-25th March 2023

Sad, Very Sad, Funny, Very Funny—This is a serious wonderful play –(London Sunday Times)

This amateur production of “Humble Boy” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd on behalf of Samuel French Ltd www.concordtheatricals.co.uk

Felix Humble is drawn back to his family home after the death of his father, a biology teacher and amateur beekeeper. There in the garden he finds his waspish mother Flora, her downtrodden friend Mercy and suspiciously ever-present local businessman George Pye, whose daughter Rosie was once involved with Felix. A luncheon is arranged…

All is not well in the Humble Hive. Thirty-five year old Felix Humble is a Cambridge astro-physicist in search of a unified field theory. Following the sudden death of his father, Felix returns to his middle England home and his difficult and demanding mother, where he soon realizes that his search for unity must include his own chaotic home life.

Quietly

by Owen McCafferty – Studio production 25-29th April 2023

A powerful story about violence and forgiveness

This amateur production of Quietly is licensed by arrangement with The Agency, 24 Pottery Lane, Holland Park, London W11 4LZ info@theagency.co.uk

It’s 2009 and Jimmy is in the pub watching Northern Ireland versus Poland. He has invited Ian to join him. They have a lot to discuss. In particular the atrocity in 1974 when an UVF bomb blew up the very pub they are sat in. They were both 16 years old one a victim, one a perpetrator.

She Stoops to Conquer

by Oliver Goldsmith 6-13th May 2023

A reserved lover, it is said, always makes a suspicious husband – (Oliver Glodsmith)

Wealthy countryman Mr. Hardcastle arranges for his daughter Kate to meet Charles Marlow, the son of a wealthy Londoner, hoping the pair will marry. Unfortunately, Marlow is nervous around upper-class women, yet the complete opposite around lower-class females. On his first acquaintance with Kate, the latter realises she will have to pretend to be common, or Marlow will not woo her. Thus Kate stoops to conquer, by posing as a maid, hoping to put Marlow at his ease so he falls for her.

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