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April 2020

  Unfortunately this production has been postponed until December.  For new dates and to book please click HERE.

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  The Glee Club, made up of five hard-working, hard-drinking miners and a church organist, is preparing for the local gala. Though they’re established in the working men’s clubs, they aren’t exactly at the vanguard of a musical revolution. This is the summer of ’62. Britain and music are about to change, so too are the lives of these six men. Will anything ever be the same again? A raucous comedy featuring live music, Out of Joint, CAST and Kiln…

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May 2020

  Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.  Box Office will contact ticket holders as soon as possible to offer refunds.

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The Woman in Black

May 11th - May 16th

  A lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family by the spectre of a Woman in Black engages a sceptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story and exorcise the fear that grips his soul. It all begins innocently enough, but then, as they reach further into his darkest memories, they find themselves caught up in a world of eerie marshes and moaning winds. Join the millions of theatre…

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Absurd Person Singular

May 19th - May 23rd

  ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR BY ALAN AYCKBOURN Directed by Michael Cabot Set Design by Simon Scullion Lighting Design by Andy Grange Costume Design by Kate Lyons Three married couples.  Three kitchens.  Three Christmas parties. Sidney Hopcroft, a small-time tradesman, persuades wife Jane to throw a party hoping to find favour with a bank manager and local architect.  As celebrations begin, class differences and naked ambition combine to hilarious effect as, one by one, the characters seek refuge in Jane’s kitchen.…

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  National Theatre Live The Welkin a new play by Lucy Kirkwood One life in the hands of 12 women. Rural Suffolk in England, 1759. As the country waits for Halley’s comet, a young woman is sentenced to hang for a heinous murder. When she claims to be pregnant, a jury of 12 matrons are taken from their housework to decide whether she’s telling the truth, or simply trying to escape the noose. With only midwife Lizzy Luke prepared to…

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June 2020

Sheila’s Island

June 2nd - June 6th

  The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre presents Sheila’s Island A comedy in thick fog By Tim Firth Sheila, Denise, Julie, and Fay are Team C in Pennine Mineral Water Ltd.’s annual outward bound team-building weekend on Derwentwater. Somehow, Sheila has been nominated team leader, and, using her cryptic crossword solving skills, has unwittingly led her team into the unknown. As the cold, hunger, and desperation take over, our four intrepid heroines find themselves increasingly isolated. Questions are asked; truths are told;…

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Kemp’s Jig

June 5th - June 6th

  "And let those that play your clowns say no more than is set down" - advice that Will Kemp may have done well to follow! In 1600 Will Kemp, the most famous comic and clown of his generation and Will Shakespeare, most famous playwright in history, fell out in an argument over a play. Shakespeare stayed in London, writing for The Lord Chamberlain's Men and producing the plays still renowned the world over. Kemp embarked on a bizarre PR…

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  Broadcast Live Set across a 16-year span from Mad Men to the moon landings, this moving new production imagines a world where the ghosts of fascist Europe collide with the horrors of The Handmaid's Tale, before washing up on a joyful seashore. King Leontes rips his family apart with his jealousy, but grief opens his heart. Will he find the child he abandoned before it is too late? A moving new production directed by Deputy Artistic Director Erica Whyman.…

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  Leopoldstadt A new play by Tom Stoppard Directed by Patrick Marber Regarded as ‘Britain’s greatest living playwright’ (Times), Academy and Tony Award-winner Tom Stoppard’s critically acclaimed new play Leopoldstadt is a passionate drama of love, family and endurance. At the beginning of the 20th century, Leopoldstadt was the old, crowded Jewish quarter of Vienna, Austria. But Hermann Merz, a factory owner and baptised Jew now married to Catholic Gretl, has moved up in the world. We follow his family’s…

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