Upcoming Shows

The End of the Affair

An Emotional Drama adapted from Graham Greene’s novel by Rupert Goold and Caroline Butler

11th - 16th September 2017


"I measured love by the extent of my jealousy”

Following a chance meeting one rainy night, Maurice Bendrix is asked by his friend to investigate his wife Sarah’s suspected affair, he agrees but with ulterior motives; Maurice was also once Sarah’s lover. He succumbs to jealousy and tortured by the thought that some other man is enjoying her pleasures he becomes resolutely determined to uncover her new lover’s identity, with his fervour and obsessions driving him to uncover the truth behind the ending of their own affair, at any cost.

An intense drama from a classic novelist dealing with themes of passion, hate, revenge and spirituality.

 

Booking opens 21st August 2017

Season's Greetings

A Hysterical Comedy by Alan Ayckbourn

4th - 9th December 2017


"Now we don’t want to start Christmas like this do we”

Neville and Belinda invite a bevy of friends and relatives to celebrate a jubilant and harmonious Christmas; but as the children lurk just out of sight, it's the adults who are letting the side down as festive joy swiftly turns into petty squabbles and major disasters. With warring uncles, incompetent puppet shows, a chef too drunk to cook, cheating at snakes and ladders and a midnight liaison under the Christmas tree, this seasonal celebration becomes the frantic crisis all too many of us can recognise.

 

Booking opens 13th November 2017

Blue Stockings

A Thought-Provoking Historical Drama by Jessica Swale

26th February - 3rd March 2018


"The only thing a woman can own is knowledge… we must infiltrate from the inside”

Girton College, Cambridge, 1896 – home to the country’s first female students and an object of annoyance and derision to many. The latest female intake must balance their studies with economic difficulties, radical politics and the distraction of men in a world of overpowering, ingrained prejudice. And whilst men graduate, the women leave with nothing but the stigma of being an educated woman – unqualified and unmarriageable; the fight becomes not just for their right to an academic life but also to change history.

A moving, eye-opening and often funny story of young women struggling for equality and self-determination.

 

Booking opens 5th February 2018

Rumours

A Frenzied Farce by Neil Simon

16th - 21st April 2018


"Okay... the story... as it happened... oh, God... Well...”

Four couples hoping for a chic and laid-back dinner party at the home of their government minister friend are swiftly disappointed when events start with a dazed host unable to speak and a gunshot wound to the ear. Car crashes, bad backs and healing crystals all contribute to the disastrous evening that leads to lie upon lie and cover-ups galore culminating in a fantastically concocted explanation to the police…

Brilliant entertainment and farcical moments from the master comedic playwright.

 

Booking opens 26th March 2018

Ghosts

A Poignant Period Drama by Henrik Ibsen, newly adapted by Richard Eyre

4th - 9th June 2018


"I am half inclined to think we are all ghosts… and we are so miserably afraid of the light, all of us”

Helene Alving is determined to escape the ghosts of her past having spent her life in an emotional void following the death of her cruel but outwardly charming husband. She resolves to tell her son the truth of his father and achieve the emotional freedom she yearns for. But have the sins of the father become the sins of the son and will some ghosts ever be laid to rest?

A fresh, powerful adaptation of a classic story about duty, family, deceit and liberation.

 

Booking opens 14th May 2018