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October 2018

  Based on true events, Thomas Hardy, 84, has an affair of the heart with the 20-something Dorset woman playing Tess in the local amateur Hardy Players’ production - which drives Hardy’s second wife, Florence, in her 40s, into a jealous rage. Within this highly theatrical love triangle, a deeply moving portrait of a marriage in extremis is played out. Adapted from Christopher Nicholson’s highly acclaimed novel Winter. Adaptor and director Simon Reade’s previous touring plays include Pride & Prejudice, A Room…

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Rebus: Long Shadows

October 15th - October 20th

  By Ian Rankin  Adapted by Rona Munro The brand-new Rebus story written exclusively for the stage. Detective Inspector John Rebus is retired but the shadows of his former life still follow him through the streets of Edinburgh. Whisky helped but now he's denying himself that pleasure. But when the daughter of a murder victim appears outside his flat, he's back on the case and off the wagon. Rebus will need help from his ex-colleagues but one of them is…

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Shakespeare in Love

October 22nd - October 27th

Eleanor Lloyd Productions and Theatre Royal Bath Productions By special arrangement with Disney Theatrical Group and Sonia Friedman Productions present Shakespeare in Love Winning no fewer than seven Academy Awards, including Best Screenplay, the film of Shakespeare in Love, starring Judi Dench, Joseph Fiennes and Gwyneth Paltrow, became an instant classic. Adapted by Lee Hall for a triumphant West End run, this epic Elizabethan extravaganza is exuberant, witty, funny, and a beautiful homage to love, art, and theatre itself. Young…

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HENRY V

October 23rd - October 28th

  By William Shakespeare Directed by Elizabeth Freestone "I think the king is but a man." A divided nation. Trouble on the continent. An ambitious young prince. Emerging from his wild youth with a sense of purpose and adventure, Henry V wages war on France with devastating efficiency. But at what cost? How can he be a good leader and a good man? What compromises must be made in the name of victory? Shakespeare’s play is a thrilling examination of…

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Vulcan 7

October 29th - November 3rd

  Adrian Edmondson and Nigel Planer shot to fame in the 1980s with The Comic Strip Presents…and as Vyvyan and Neil in the massive cult classic The Young Ones. They also starred together in Filthy, Rich and Catflap on television and played in the spoof band Bad News. They co-star in this hilarious new comedy. Gary Savage and Hugh Delavois were students at RADA together. Now in their sixties, they meet again on the set of a fantasy movie. Hugh…

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November 2018

My Mother Said I Never Should

November 13th - November 17th

  Set in Manchester, Oldham and London, My Mother Said I Never Should is a poignant, bittersweet story about love, jealousy and the price of freedom. The play details the lives of four women through the immense social changes of the twentieth century. Using a kaleidoscopic time structure, Charlotte Keatley’s story focuses on four generations of one family as they confront the most significant moments of their lives. In 1940, Doris, a former teacher, encourages her nine-year-old daughter, Margaret, to…

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RSC Live: Troilus and Cressida

November 14th 7:00 pm

  Directed by Gregory Doran Written by William Shakespeare "Lechery, lechery, still wars and lechery: nothing else holds fashion" Troilus and Cressida swear they will always be true to one another. But in the seventh year of the siege of Troy their innocence is tested, and exposed to the savage corrupting influence of war, with tragic consequences. Virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie collaborates with RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran to create a satirical futuristic vision of a world resounding with the rhythm…

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Still Alice

November 20th - November 24th

  Michael Park for The Infinite Group presents the West Yorkshire Playhouse production of Still Alice Best-selling novel by Lisa Genova Adapted by Christine Mary Dunford Directed by David Grindley Set/Costume design by Jonathan Fensom Lighting Design by Jason Taylor Sound Design by Gregory Clarke   Alice Howland is stubborn, clever and driven – a professional at the top of her game. But, diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s at the age of 50, she is compelled to confront her new reality…

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  The Madness of George III by Alan Bennett Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to cinemas, in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse. Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991. The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf…

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The Habit of Art

November 27th - December 1st

  The Original Theatre Company and York Theatre Royal present Alan Bennett’s The Habit of Art Directed by Philip Franks Starring Matthew Kelly and David Yelland   ★★★★★ “I thought it unlikely that Alan Bennett would be able to equal the success of The History Boys (2004) but The Habit of Art is another absolute cracker, often wonderfully and sometimes filthily funny, but also deeply and unexpectedly moving.” Daily Telegraph (reviewing the original 2009 production)   Alan Bennett is one…

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