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Imagine being told to leave your home... Imagine American soldiers occupying your house and land... Imagine being 12 and angry, with only a cat to tell your secrets to... Well it all happened (most of it anyway) in Slapton Sands, Devon, in 1944. Based on Michael Morpurgo's The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, 946 explodes everything we thought we knew about the D-Day landings. With signature Kneehigh sorcery, 946 uses music, puppetry and foolishness to tell this tale of war, prejudice and love. Tender, political and surprisingly romantic, this story speaks to us all and will finally reveal the secrets the US and British governments tried to keep quiet.
The true story of how Mrs Thatcher, once the most powerful woman in the western world, was brought down by her one time friend and political soul mate. It is 1989 and a seemingly invincible Prime Minister has sacked Geoffrey Howe, her Foreign Secretary. She apparently had nothing to fear from him: his speaking skills had, famously, been compared to those of a dead sheep. But inspired by his wife Elspeth - whose relationship with Thatcher was notoriously frosty - Howe overcame his limitations to destroy Mrs Thatcher with one of the great political speeches.
Three teenagers, on the roof of a nightclub, thrown together through circumstance, all searching for an answer to the same question - who cares? Fall Out explores the story of three young people whose night out leads to a journey of self-discovery, testing friendships and questioning identity and loyalty. An uncompromising look at growing discontent and how easily we can be led to find the wrong answers to the questions surrounding our own happiness.
Fall Out combines a high-energy physical theatre performance with the experience of a club night
On the South Coast of France, a small group of young men are being coached in French by M Maingot and his daughter, Jacqueline. They do not find French easy, but their progress is further bedevilled by the presence of Diana Lake who has a gift for making men fall in love with her. And they fall like ninepins. Although Diana has a special fondness for one young man, she is eagerly awaiting the arrival of Lord Heybrook but her plans go awry in a way that takes them all by surprise.
The show is part concert, part biography and celebrates the genius, music and phenomenon of John Lennon. It features 31 iconic hits of Lennon and Lennon/McCartney including Imagine, Strawberry Fields Forever, Revolution, Woman, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, Working Class Hero, and Jealous Guy.
Macbeth is disturbing. Murder always is. This is not a classical representation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, it is an interpretation of the play informed by the terrors that impinge on our daily lives in which evil goes on to take new and different forms.
Not suitable for children.
Murder mystery. 1930's-set suspenseful drama set in a claustrophobic household. Olivia Grayne lives an isolated, stifled life as companion to the bitter hypochondriac Mrs Branson who rules her household with a rod of iron. Danny, the new bell-boy, is a dashing jack-the-lad who soon wangles his way into the old lady's affections, but he is not what he seems. When a murder occurs in the village it causes great excitement and events soon take a very dangerous turn!
On the night Brian Bishop murdered his wife, he was sixty miles away, asleep in bed. At least that's what he claims. But as Detective Superintendent Roy Grace continues to deal with the mysterious disappearance of his own wife, he starts to dig a little deeper into the chilling murder case and it soon becomes clear that love can be a dangerous thing.
Kenny, Sim and Blake have hatched a plan to kidnap their best friend Ross. But it’s not a ransom they’re after. And it’s not a proper kidnapping anyway because Ross is already dead, run over while travelling on his bike to school. So the boys are determined to fulfill a wish that their friend had when he was alive - to visit the place that bears his name, Ross in Southern Scotland. Clutching Ross in his urn, the boys set off from Cleethorpes by train to Scotland to begin an action packed and emotional journey, little realising the effect that Ross had on them during his life and how much he still means to them. Combining dark humour with tragedy, this is a wonderfully poignant story about the trials of growing up, which touches on loss, sorrow, hope and the meaning of friendship.
An adventure story of love, devotion and betrayal. Under the Persian skies, in the valley of the Alburz mountains, Hussain falls asleep with his young love, Zamurrud. And wakes to find a letter perched on her grave. Zamurrud is in Paradise and if Hussain wants to see her again he must join The Assassins. What price is Hussain prepared to pay to reach Paradise? Written a century ago by the famous Lucknow polymath and Communist, Abdul Halim Sharar, this story of the price humans pay for Utopia remains chillingly resonant.
Adapted by award winning director Anthony Clark, and told with dynamic theatricality, this engaging, unpredictable story shifts from the humorous to the terrifying.
The inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society embark on bringing an ambitious 1920's murder mystery (Murder at Haversham Manor) to The Edinburgh Festival. Chris the arrogant head of the drama society has directed the piece and cast himself as the dynamic Inspector. Desperate wannabe actress Sandra and the genuinely doting Max struggle opposite each other as the romantic interest while hapless Dennis still can't pronounce 'facade'. An hour of hilarious disaster ensues; actors get knocked out, the play gets stuck on a loop and the set falls down before the final denouement. The production ends with an uproarious, totally improvised Q&A session with the cast, where the audience can put their own questions to the unfortunate troupe.
Private Dick is in a tight spot - there's a dead dame in his office and he's lost a suitcase full of cash. But with the help of a talking cat, a mysterious mayor and a haphazard hypnotist, he might just find the clues he needs. Expect an avalanche of punishing puns and groan-worthy gags as our hero chases a stolen gemstone whilst battling sudden shipwrecks and suspicious snake-charmers. From the Coventry docks to a Moroccan palace - almost every expense has been spared in this jolly yuletide jape, designed especially to amuse and delight groups of grown-ups. If you want a fun-filled night out away from the kids this Christmas, then this is the night for you! The show lasts around an hour, so it leaves plenty of time to complete your evening with a few celebratory drinks!
The Belgrade's annual alternative pantomime returns to B2 this Christmas in the shape of Private Dick Whittington - a film noir spoof, loaded with so many bad jokes it's ri-dick-ulous!
Ayckbourn's first West End hit comedy of confusion. A lazy summer Sunday in the late 60's. Ginny has fallen in love with Greg and wants Philip to leave her alone. So she sets off to see Philip and tell him once-and-for-all. Greg thinks she's visiting her parents and discovers Philips address so decides to pay a surprise visit and ask for her hand. For once, Philip's wife is still at home when Greg arrives before Ginny. Confused?
Some Guys Have All The Luck is a brand new theatrical production celebrating the career of one of rocks greatest icons, Rod Stewart - from street busker through to international superstar! Paul Metcalfe delivers an authentic and charismatic performance assuming the persona of this legendary singer-songwriter and performer right down to the last detail - from the distinctive vocals to the swaggering showmanship and sheer fun that have made Rod Stewart one of the most loved performers of all time. The show includes all the massive hits from Rod's incredible career, classic rockers like Maggie May, Baby Jane and Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? through to big ballads such as Sailing, You're In My Heart, and Tonight's the Night as well as favourites from his days with the Faces such as Stay With Me and Twistin' The Night Away and timeless Motown tunes from the album Soulbook.
The story of a family and marriage through the eyes of four grown siblings struggling to define themselves beyond their parents' love and expectations. Parents Bob and Fran have worked their fingers to the bone and with their four children grown and ready to fly the nest it might be time to relax and enjoy the roses. But the changing seasons bring home some shattering truths.