by Richard Everett
16 – 23 March 2024
As a clergy wife Grace has spent a lifetime on best behaviour. Now, following the death of her husband Bardolph, she is enjoying the new-found freedom of being able to do and say exactly as she pleases. Having to face the prospect of leaving her home for the incoming vicar, who is not exactly as Grace expects and the return of her eccentric missionary sister, Ruth, together with some disturbing revelations forces Grace to confront the truth of her marriage. Set in a classic English vicarage garden complete with a grass-banked stream and willow, the play is filled with sharp-edged comedy and probing wit.
This amateur production of “Entertaining Angels” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd. www.concordtheatricals.co.uk
Speaking in Tongues
by Andrew Bovell
23 – 27 April 2024
A woman disappears. Four marriages become entangled in a web of love, deceit, sex and death. Who will survive? Nine parallel lives – interlocked by four infidelities, one missing person and a mysterious stiletto – are woven through a fragmented series of confessionals and interrogations that gradually reveal a darker side of human nature.
‘Bovell explores love, marriage, strangeness, intimacy, trust, betrayal, obsession, self-punishment and detachment with generous emotional intelligence’ – Observer
This amateur production of “Speaking in Tongues” is presented by arrangement with NICK HERN BOOKS
An Ideal Husband
by Oscar Wilde
11 – 18 May 2024
An Ideal Husband revolves around a blackmail scheme that forces a married couple to re-examine their moral standards — providing, along the way, a wry commentary on the rarity of politicians who can claim to be ethically pure. A supporting cast of young lovers, society matrons, an overbearing father, and a formidable femme fatale continually exchange sparkling repartee, keeping the play moving at a lively pace. Like most of Wilde’s plays, this scintillating drawing-room comedy is wise, well-constructed, and deeply satisfying.
This amateur production of “An Ideal Husband” is presented by arrangement with NICK HERN BOOKS