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March 2018

Turn of the Screw

March 27th - March 31st

Turn of the Screw by Henry James Adapted by Tim Luscombe Starring Carli Norris and Maggie McCarthy THE ORIGINAL INSPIRATION FOR THE WOMAN IN BLACK A young governess agrees to look after two orphaned children in Bly, a seemingly idyllic country house. But shortly after her arrival, she realises that they are not alone. There are others – the ghosts of Bly’s troubled past. The Governess will risk everything to keep the children safe, even if it means giving herself…

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A Brave Face

March 29th - March 30th

  His hardest battle is the one back home “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…

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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’s 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.  

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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…

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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

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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

84 Charing Cross Road

June 4th - June 9th

  By HELENE HANFF Adapted for the stage by JAMES ROOSE-EVANS Directed by RICHARD BEECHAM Design by NORMAN COATES Hollywood and Broadway legend, Stefanie Powers, stars as Helene Hanff in a major new UK tour of 84 Charing Cross Road, alongside Clive Francis as Frank Doel. Adapted from Helene Hanff’s best-selling book, 84 Charing Cross Road is a tender and heart-warming tale of transatlantic friendship. The bittersweet comedy is based on the extraordinary true story of the remarkable relationship that…

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