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March 2018

A Brave Face

March 29th - March 30th

  “Dear mum, things are a bit tough right now. But don’t worry – I’m ok. I’ll tell you about it when I get back.” Afghanistan: 2009. Under bright blue skies, a small girl stands and watches the soldier. She smiles, just like his sister… Ryan is there to see the world, learn a trade, get a life. Training is complete, combat is a buzz; he’s part of a team, and knows his job. But on one particular hot and…

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April 2018

A Streetcar Named Desire

April 10th - April 14th

  “Every man is a king.” Stanley Kowalski is no exception. Until one summer, when his sister-in-law Blanche comes to stay. Anxious, seductive and fiercely clever, Blanche is just about keeping it together. But her arrival threatens his entire way of life. As the temperature soars and passions intensify, a burning desire threatens to tear their world apart. This bold new revival of Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece is a fiery portrayal of what it means to be an outsider, in…

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RSC Live: Macbeth

April 11th 7:00 pm

  ‘Something wicked this way comes’ Returning home from battle, the victorious Macbeth meets three witches on the heath. Driven by their disturbing prophecies, he sets out on the path to murder. This contemporary production of Shakespeare’s darkest psychological thriller marks both Christopher Eccleston’s RSC debut and the return of Niamh Cusack to the Company.   Ticket price includes a £1 contribution to our heritage fund.

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May 2018

The Original Theatre Company and Ghost Light Theatre Productions Ltd present Monogamy by Torben Betts starring Janie Dee Monogamy means sharing your life with one person, but what if you shared your kitchen with 5.6 million? Caroline Mortimer, the nation’s favourite TV cook, has it all - a sparkling career, a big house in Highgate, a (golf) loving husband, smart kids and the best kitchen money can buy. But beneath the immaculate furnishings, studio lighting and away from the glare of…

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NT Live: Macbeth

May 10th 7:00 pm

  The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Cert: 12A Ticket price includes a £1 contribution to our heritage fund.

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This House

May 15th - May 19th

  Jonathan Church Productions and Headlong present: The National Theatre and Chichester Festival Theatre production of THIS HOUSE Produced in the West End by Nica Burns, Neal Street Productions and Headlong Written by James Graham Directed by Jeremy Herrin Following sell-out runs at the National Theatre and in the West End this extraordinarily prescient play takes on a new importance in the current political climate. Are we in the midst of a political revolution? Can the country stay united? Roll…

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  A romantic, funny and very touching portrait of life during the early 1940s featuring readings of wartime letters between Oscar-nominated actress Celia Johnson (Brief Encounter) and her explorer and writer husband Peter Fleming (brother of James Bond creator Ian Fleming). The letters read by their daughter Lucy Fleming (Miranda in The Archers, Survivors) and her husband Simon Williams (Justin in The Archers, EastEnders, Upstairs Downstairs) are full of love and warmth and we get an insight into a young…

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  Could this be the final curtain for the world’s greatest detective? Sherlock Holmes lives in retirement on the South Coast. He keeps bees, occasionally casts his fly fishing rod, even plays his Stradivarius when the rheumatism allows. All too aware that he’s older and slower, he’s concerned that he might have lost his touch, paranoid that he is an easy target for his enemies: there have been so many over the years. He never truly believed Moriarty - his…

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June 2018

Birdsong

June 26th - June 30th

  By Sebastian Faulks Presented by Birdsong Productions in association with Original Theatre Company Marking the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, Birdsong is the hit, critically acclaimed stage show based on the world famous novel by Sebastian Faulks. In pre-war France a young Englishman, Stephen Wraysford, embarks on a passionate and dangerous affair with the beautiful Isabelle Azaire that turns their world upside down. As the war breaks out over the idyll of his former…

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August 2018

The Play That Goes Wrong

August 13th - August 18th

  Fawlty Towers meets Noises Off in this multi award-winning West End smash hit comedy.  The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does!  As the accident prone thesps battle on against all the odds to reach their final curtain call, hilarious results ensue! Hailed "a gut-busting hit" by the New York Times, this sell-out West End comedy has won a host of celebrity endorsements from the likes of…

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