2020-21 CENTENARY SEASON

Ladies in Lavender adapted by Shaun McKenna 5-12 September 2020

POSTPONED

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.

 

Shadowlands by William Nicholson 17-24 October 2020

POSTPONED

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 18-21 November 2020 (Studio Production)

POSTPONED

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 Patrick Barlow 5-12 December 2020

POSTPONED

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

The above plays are postponed for now. If we cannot stage them in 2020 we will try to move them to similar ‘slots’ in 2021

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.

Living Together by Alan Ayckbourn 23-30 January 2021

After last season’s opener, Table Manners, now comes the chance to see the next play in Ayckbourn’s superb comic trilogy featuring the disastrous amorous havoc wrought by frustrated librarian Norman over one weekend with his wife, his in-laws and the love-lorn vet, Tom. The play will also work for any coming new to this classic sequence.

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

The Weir by Conor McPherson 17-20 February 2021 (Studio Production)

In a small bar in remote rural Ireland three men meet and drink and tell spooky stories aiming to impress Valerie, newly moved to the area, but find she has the most devastating tale of all to tell…A haunting, evocative theatrical treat by one of the finest modern Irish writers.

“This amateur production of The Weir is presented by arrangement with NICK HERN BOOKS”.

The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard

We revive for this anniversary season one of Stoppard’s funniest and most ingenious plays, first performed by CHADS in 1987. Henry, a successful playwright, has fallen for an aspiring actress, Annie, but his wife is also an actress, and Annie is married to an actor, so how easy is it going to be to tell faked emotions from the real thing?

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

Copenhagen by Michael Frayn 21-24 April 2021 (Studio Production)

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.    

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

Hay Fever by Noel Coward 22-29 May 2021

Coward’s classic comedy features the Bliss family, all four of whom just happen to have invited to their country house a different weekend guest, but hadn’t got round to telling the others about it. The result? Amorous confusions, witty repartee, farcical misunderstandings: all you need for a wonderfully entertaining end to our season.

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

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