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Inspired by Stefan Zweig's novella The Royal Game. On board a decadent cruise liner in the late 1930s, the world's greatest chess champion is challenged to a match by a mysterious newcomer. As the strange opponent begins to play, the secrets of his dark past bubble to the surface and it becomes clear that the game is not the only thing he's at risk of losing.
The loveable tale about the pig with an unusual useful talent, made into a film in 1995 this is a highly entertaining tale. When Farmer Hoggett wins a piglet at the fair his wife has visions of juicy crackling - however this is a piglet with ambition. Through various adventures the courageous Babe not only overcomes farmyard prejudice but becomes a hero when he is entered into the Grand Challenge Sheep-dog Trials.
Pip's s impoverished childhood takes on a new dimension when he meets the strange Miss Havisham. An unknown benefactor turns Pip into a gentleman but he falls prey to the corruption of money.
Jane Austen sits writing, her quill scurrying across the vellum. She is dreaming up Darcy, a proud, lip curling, handsome creation in very tight pants. But then a door squeaks, a visitor approaches and Jane hastily hides her work. Now left to his own devices, Darcy embroiders his own storyline whilst his creator embroiders her doilies. When Jane returns she finds the plot has moved on and Darcy is dancing to a rather different tune.
LipService explore the world of women writers, scribbling in secret or under pseudonyms, squeezing in their writing amongst the hustle and bustle of taking tea, choosing chintz and the odd attack of the vapours
The year is 1660. The Puritans have run away with their drab grey tails between their legs and Charles II has exploded onto the scene with a love of all things loud, French and sexy. On Drury Lane, a young Nell Gwynn is peddling her satsumas and wit with equal gusto but, little does she know who is watching...
When Harriet, the publisher at the feminist publishing house Love Is All Around (their motto is For Women by Women), rejects Leonard's new book because he is 'clearly not a woman', he decides there is only one course of action open to him...revenge! Within days he has reeled off the first chapter of a new novel, penned under the 'right-on' womanly pseudonym Myrtle Banbury, and entered it for the Love Is All Around competition for new writers. When he gets a call from Harriet asking to speak to Myrtle Banbury, and offering prize money and a publishing contract, Leonard does what all good men do...he lies and tells Harriet that she is the ailing aged aunt Myrtle Banbury, that neither Dee Dee, his teenage daughter, nor Grampa Gus, his father, know anything about!!
Playwright Alex Dennison is left heartbroken when his fianc?e and leading lady Monica Welles is found dead from an apparent suicide after the opening night of her stage debut. On the anniversary of that ill fated night, Alex assembles the same cast and crew in the same theatre, for a reading of his new play. But as the reading begins, it becomes clear that Alex believes that Monica was murdered and his new play is a devious cat and mouse chase to uncover her killer...
Andy Dufresne is convicted of murdering his wife and her lover and sent to the notorious Shawshank Prison to serve two life sentences. Stripped of his life, family and freedom, Andy is forced to endure a spirit-crushing routine. But with his quiet strength and inner courage there is one thing that Andy never loses - and that is hope.
The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralised by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution. Retaining the thrill and tension of the French Revolutionary setting but merging it with a modern, East London aesthetic, the production reimagines Dickens' dangerous and doomed antihero Sydney Carton as a member of the 27 Club (which includes Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse). The adaptation marries three of the finest artists in their own fields that England has ever known: Dickens the master story-teller, Rattigan the great playwright and Gielgud the mercurial actor. Gielgud intended to play both Sidney Carton and a number of other roles, and this production will realise that ambition - and show off the talents of an incredible team of performers - by having thirty characters played by just eight actors.
15 NOVEMBER - 19 NOVEMBER
EVERYMAN THEATRE, CHELTENHAM
19 OCTOBER - 22 OCTOBER
GRAND THEATRE, WOLVERHAMPTON
22 NOVEMBER - 26 NOVEMBER
THEATRE ROYAL CONCERT HALL, NOTTINGHAM
27 SEPTEMBER - 1 OCTOBER
RICHMOND THEATRE, OUTER LONDON
11 OCTOBER - 15 OCTOBER
BLACKPOOL GRAND THEATRE, BLACKPOOL
20 SEPTEMBER - 24 SEPTEMBER
THE PLAYHOUSE, OXFORD
4 OCTOBER - 8 OCTOBER
ALHAMBRA THEATRE, BRADFORD
13 SEPTEMBER - 17 SEPTEMBER
ROYAL & DERNGATE, NORTHAMPTON
1 NOVEMBER - 5 NOVEMBER
THEATRE ROYAL, BRIGHTON
8 NOVEMBER - 12 NOVEMBER
KING'S THEATRE, EDINBURGH
Prospero, Duke of Milan, his dukedom usurped by his brother Antonio, is put to sea with his daughter Miranda and some magical books smuggled in by his loyal councillor Gonzalo. The sea casts them up on an island where Prospero, exercising his magical powers, makes a home for himself and Miranda. One day a great storm, which Prospero has conjured, breaks up a passing ship and delivers to him the members of his usurping court. Treacherous brother, fellow conspirators and old friend alike come under Prospero's spell. Shakespeare's last play.
The Tempest is the perfect introduction to Shakespeare in performance. The Young Shakespeare Company's 90 minute production is specifically adapted for primary school audiences, combining comedy, drama and live music in a fast moving and accessible production. Shakespeare's words are brought to life with great clarity and energy by the company's experienced professional actors, making this an unforgettable theatre-going experience for young children.
For more than 50 years, Tony Benn has recorded everything that happened to and around him, and as the years passed so the burden of this documentation has grown. Today he has decided to make his last tape.... Based on the famous political diaries of Tony Benn, one of Britain's most respected, celebrated and controversial politicians, this play examines the struggle of a man who realises that maybe it is time to withdraw from the fight, to let others take over, but just doesn't quite know how.
Barbara Love is a famous TV star who, just before her Christmas party is threatened with death by a chilling voice on her answering machine and then receives a macabre present boxed in a miniature coffin. Not so much a 'who dunnit' but more a 'who's going to do it', as along troop the staff of her television show for the Christmas buffet each one of them with a valid motive to murder her. The tension mounts as this cunningly plotted thriller twists and turns towards the final spine-tingling revelation.