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The play follows the adventures of Rene, the hapless cafe owner in worn-torn occupied France, as he and his wife, Edith, struggle to keep for themselves a priceless portrait stolen by the Nazis and kept in a sausage in the cellar. Rene is hiding two British airmen and is endeavouring, with the help of the Resistance, to repatriate them. However, communications with London through a wireless set disguised as a cockatoo add to the many embarrassments he endures in the company of his patrons. Matters come to a head when news breaks that the Fuhrer is planning to visit the town! Rene needs all the wit he can muster to save his cafe and his life. Come and re-live the TV series, the knockwurst sausages, the fallen Madonna's and the classic phases such as "Listen very carefully, I shall say this only once"!
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.
Venturing beneath the cosy facade of middle-class life and into one of every day deceit, Betrayal is a play that begins with an ending. Meet Robert, a publisher, and his wife Emma who runs an art gallery. Add in Robert's best friend Jerry, a literary agent, and then consider the fact that Emma and Jerry have had a seven-year affair and things begin to get interesting. Betrayal opens with Emma and Jerrry meeting for a drink two years after the affair has ended, tracing the relationship of the three backwards over nine years to the evening when it all began...is Emma betraying her husband?...is Jerry betraying his best friend?...or are they all betraying themselves. First played in 1978.
Burton vividly presents the life of the great Welsh actor in his own words from humble beginnings to Hollywood mega-stardom. Beautiful women (not least Liz Taylor), alcohol, wealth, stage and screen are the threads woven into this sad, happy, exuberant, often hilarious one-man show.
Interpretation of five of Chekhov's shortest and silliest plays.
European Arts Company presents a hugely entertaining collection of classic one-act farces by Anton Chekhov. Including 'The Evils of Tobacco', 'The Dimwit', 'The Bear', 'Swan Song' and 'The Proposal', this is Chekhov at his comic best, before Uncle Vanya started shooting, The Seagull got stuffed, The Cherry Orchard was 'car-parked' and The Three Sisters started moaning.
Educating Rita is the unforgettable story of the relationship between a feisty Liverpudlian hairdresser and a jaded university professor. Rita has a passion for literature and is intent upon self-improvement. Frank's disillusionment with live has driven him to the bottle. As Rita grapples with the trials of education, Frank learns to believe in himself again. Originally commissioned by the RSC, the show won the 1980 Society of West End Theatres award for Best Comedy and Best Play. Since this time, Educating Rita has never been out of production somewhere in the world. The film version which starred Julie Walters and Michael Caine was Oscar-nominated and won three BAFTA awards.
Five-star sell-out comedy from Vaults Festival London and Lyric Hammersmith exploring whether our lives are predetermined or shaped by our choices. A Viscera Theatre production written by Roxy Dunn (Channel 4 / Oran Mor Comedy Drama Award shortlisted), director Chris Head, performers Alys Metcalf (The Play That Goes Wrong, West End) and Roxy Dunn (Channel 4's Babylon, BBC Three's Top Coppers). 'God is it funny... A very charming, sharp, smart play' (AYoungerTheatre.com). 'Serious talent to watch' (FemaleArts.com). 'What's the plural of genius? These two are that word' (Paterson Joseph - Johnson, Channel 4's Peep Show).
Eunice struggles to fit in. When she joins a wealthy family as their housekeeper, the very reason for her awkwardness, long hidden and deeply buried, leads inexorably to a terrible tale of murder in cold blood - on Valentine's Day. Ruth Rendell's brilliant plot unravels a lifetime of deceit, despair and cover-ups which, when revealed, brings a shocking revelation almost as grizzly as murder itself.
Shakespeare's darkest of dark tragedies is given the Oddsocks treatment and as this popular company can make a comedy out of anything, be prepared for spine tingling, eye popping, rib tickling hilarity - lots of witches! lots of laughs!. Expect this battle against good and evil to be a physically exciting spectacle, complete with power hungry rulers, mad wives, sword fights, wandering stilted witches, walking trees, blood, wigs, music, dancing and lots of audience participation.
This event takes place at Markeaton Park - Craft Village
Oddsocks are delighted to be breathing new life into Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet by giving it a musical Mods & Rockers theme. There's Nowhere to Run for the Capulets and Montagues as violent confrontation stalks every meeting, even Down at the Tube Station at Midnight. Meanwhile, Juliet's Nurse is looking forward to a good old Twist and Shout at the Capulet party, which Romeo's mates are planning to gatecrash. Romeo has doubts about going to the Capulet Nite Klub but that is where he meets his Juliet, and It Must Be Love. Maybe, just maybe, The Power of Love will end the families' violent feud.