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Age must come to us all. But what if there really was a path back to youth? Would you take it? One night, three old friends who have known each other for forty years discover an ancient book that offers up the secret of youth. Within its dusty pages the book reveals a series of rituals, that if followed sincerely - and with absolute diligence - promise nothing less than to turn back the clock, and give them youth once again. They take the challenge.
Love ain't something you just say. Just this word. It's something you do. A 21st century love story. Caneze meets Sully in the college canteen. The heat rises over triple chilli sauce in Nando's. She makes her move in the sweet smoke of a shisha bar. A touchpaper is lit... but neither of them bargained on the lengths to which her brother would go to keep them apart.
"If you look at your classic, romantic plotline, it's pretty warped. A guy sees a girl and he falls in love with her. Right there, you're in trouble." Theresa's blind date with Tony seems to go well and she agrees to dinner. She has a successful career in New York, and it is easier for her to commit to work than another person. But when flowers arrive every day and the phone keeps ringing, she doesn't know whether to feel flattered, angry or threatened.
Dissecting humour from Aristophanes to Zaltzman. The bad boys of abridgment deconstruct the entire history of comedy in 75 minutes. 'It's a show about wit. About quick minds. About what makes us laugh. And what's fair game for laughter. They are exhaustingly hilarious. And the scope of their humour knows no bounds' (Cincinnati Enquirer).
Duration: 1hr 15mins. Suitability: U
Dr Stockmann attempts to expose a water pollution scandal in his home town - about to set itself up as a spa - but his brother conspires with newspapers and politicians to suppress the story. When Stockmann tries to put over his story at a public meeting he is reviled as an `enemy of the people'.
Optimistic newlyweds Arthur and Jenny Fitton are young, in love, and excited to embark on the rest of their lives together. But the wedding night hasn't gone well and their married life is already getting off to a false start. Still living in the Fitton family home, with Mr and Mrs Fitton on one side of the bedroom, and interfering brother Geoff on the other, the happy couple's expectations are slowly becoming as hopeless as their love life. Bill Naughton's The Family Way is a funny and intimate portrayal of life, family, and love in 1960s Bolton. This social comedy illuminates the complex relationships within families, and the tender and precious ties that exist between parents and their children.
Len Johnson 'Fighter' is the story of the greatest British middleweight never to be champion - denied this opportunity because of his colour. This extraordinary man continued his fight against discrimination after his retirement from the ring.?In 1946, along with his comrades Wilf Charles and Syd Booth, Johnson formed 'The New International Society', campaigning for many causes at home and abroad. This story exposes the depths of racism inherent?in British society. This is a story about a true working class hero who fought for all, regardless of race or creed. A visionary and true internationalist. I'm here to meet all comers and all comers I must meet"Len Johnson.
Josie is having a birthday, though she isn't in the mood for a celebration. But a party has been arranged - with one very special guest, A Chinese Elvis impersonator, whose arrival triggers a magical change in everyone, daring them to start life anew. Winner of the Manchester Evening News Best New Play, if features unforgettable characters and a host of Elvis Presley classics.
It's after midnight and Garry, Frederick, Belinda and Brooke, hapless actors rehearsing the trouser-dropping farce, Nothing On, are confused. Should Dotty be holding the newspaper or the sardines? Should there even be sardines? What's gone wrong with all the door handles? And where the hell is Selsdon Mowbray? A month later the troupe hits Goole, and tempers are fraying, hearts are breaking and the riotous fun on-stage is paralleled only by volcanic excitements off-stage. But will the crises turn the comedy into a catastrophe? Can the show go on? Everything desperate director Lloyd Dallas does to make things better, just makes things a little worse.
A highly entertaining, bitter-sweet comedy set in a busy, northern pub. Two actors take on fourteen roles between them during the course of a single evening. Life's pains and pleasures are portrayed through the varied characters who come and go - each sharing their world with the audience in a series of vivid cameos. The central roles of the landlord and landlady hold this slice of life together, their relationship enduring ups and downs to arrive at a final resolution.
Time may have passed but the pub is still standing - just. Punters are now few and far between, and despite all attempts at quiz nights, karaoke and pub grub it could soon be last orders for the struggling landlord and lady. At odds with one another, but holding it together one shift at a time, their lives have become as bitter as the ale they serve. But when a once in a life time opportunity presents itself in the form of a one way ticket out of there, will either of them have the courage to turn their backs on the pub, and most importantly, each other?
World Premiere. From the writer of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Bed, Road and Two comes the world premiere production of Two 2; Jim Cartwright's brand new play that revisits the lives, loves and laughs of regulars in a Northern boozer.
This is a show about facing your fears and becoming a super hero. Teenagers Patrick and Mark spend their days dodging school bullies, reading comic books and dreaming of escape from their small town home. Then they meet Mr Smith - a real-life super hero, with his own costume and canine sidekick. But as they come into conflict with a group of older boys, will he be able to save them from the gang's clutches? Inspired by real events and featuring original live music, We Can Be Heroes is a charming and surprisingly moving new story about growing up to be what you always dreamed of.
Three women of a 'certain age' gravitate to Paris. There's Nancy, a retired headmistress determined to throw off the shackles; Anna, recently widowed - and free - after years of nursing a sick husband; and Raquel, a divorcee in search of eternal youth and a new toy boy. A feel-good play with laughter and tears, the promise of romance, friendship and anger, and the advantages and disadvantages of growing old. Perhaps not La Vie en Rose but We'll Always Have Paris is certainly a play that will leave audiences charmed, amused, thoughtful - and singing!