Upcoming Shows

Dinner

A Deliciously Dark Comedy by Moira Buffini

9-14 September 2019

“It's my creation – like Frankenstein's monster”

An artist, a scientist and a sexpot sit down to dinner; stop me if you’ve heard this before... Paige, hostess extraordinaire, is celebrating the publication of her husband's bestseller by having an eclectic circle of friends to an extravagant dinner. On the menu is primordial soup, apocalypse of lobster, and frozen waste, all served by a (literally) dumb waiter. But with guests harbouring deadly secrets and plotting revenge, there’ll be blood on the carpet before coffee is served. A superb comedy chiller – let the dinner from hell begin.

Booking opens 19 August 2019

Nell Gwynn

A Bawdy Costume Drama by Jessica Swale

2-7 December 2019

“They’ve disgraced our trade. Ruined our art. They’ve put a woman on the stage”

London, 1660; at Drury Lane, a young Nell Gwynn is causing a stir amongst the theatregoers with her quick wit and remarkable beauty. When she takes to the stage as an actress, she causes merry havoc in a traditionally male world, and soon comes to the attention of the King, who has returned to the throne with a love of all things loud, extravagant and sexy. But at a time when women are second-class citizens, can her charm and spirit protect her from the dangers of the Court? A moving, powerful and engaging story, charting the rise of an unlikely heroine.

Booking opens 11 November 2019

Moon Over Buffalo

A Madcap Screwball Comedy by Ken Ludwig

2-7 March 2020

“George is a walking ham — they should stick cloves in him and serve him with pineapple”

George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950s, are playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in repertory in Buffalo, New York. On the brink of a disastrous break-up caused by George’s dalliance with a young ingénue, they receive word that they just might have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town for their matinée, and if he likes what he sees, he may cast them in his upcoming movie. Unfortunately, everything that could go wrong, does go wrong! Brilliant entertainment and farcical moments abound in this chaotic comedy.

Booking opens 10 February 2020

Murder, Margaret and Me

 

An Intriguing Biographical Study by Philip Meeks

20 - 25 April 2020

“The only real truth in what you are about to see is that Miss Margaret Rutherford didn’t want anyone to know the truth”

Agatha Christie, the Queen of Crime, and Margaret Rutherford, the “funniest woman alive”, two national treasures form the creative force behind one of British cinema’s most successful franchises. But the Miss Marple movies were almost never made; Agatha never wanted Margaret, who in turn was mortified at the prospects of sullying her reputation with something as sordid as murder... As an unlikely friendship unfolds, filled with high tea, brandy snaps and gossip, Agatha is determined to unearth Rutherford’s tragic and shocking secret. Moving, amusing, and entertaining from start to finish.

Booking opens 30 March 2020

 

Raising Martha

An Absurdly Hysterical Comedy by David Spicer

8-13 June 2020

“We are all animals. The only difference is we pretend to be something better. But we’re not. We’re cruel, greedy, stupid and selfish”

Gerry and Roger’s mum, Martha, has gone missing; well, most of her has… Five years after her death, she is the inadvertent victim of animal rights activists, campaigning for the liberation of the slimy inhabitants from the brothers’ frog farm. But with only the hapless Inspector Clout on the case trying to establish the whereabouts of their dead mother’s remains, things are not going to go to plan for anyone. An absurdly funny, wickedly black comedy grappling with death, vegan terrorists and six-foot tall, hallucinogenic frogs.

 

Booking opens 18 May 2020