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Set in 1970's suburbia, where Beverly and her husband Laurence are hosting a drinks party for their neighbours. There is plenty of alcohol, an array of cheese-pineapple savoury bites and olives, and Demis Roussos on the record player. As prejudices are unmasked and tempers flare, the evening can only end in disaster...
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.
It's going to be a Silent Fright as Pratt's back and once again he's in the presents of murder! Dong Ding Murder Me On High! introduces Inspector Pratt when he was just Sergeant Pratt as he attempts to discover why the daughter of Sir Walton Gates has nearly been sleighed to death. talking Scarlet are proud to present the world premiere of the fourth instalment of the Pratt trilogy by Peter Gordon and this time it's Seasonal!!
1943. Nazi occupied Guernsey. Widow and mother Jeanne does whatever it takes to keep her adolescent daughter Estelle and daughter-in-law Lily safe on an island filled with danger and fear. Her toughest test arrives in the terrifying Commander Von Pfunz, who's romantic advances maybe the only way to keep her family alive. But tensions intensify when a mysterious young man is washed ashore with no memory of who he is. Fluent in German and the Queen's English, is he an RAF pilot, an SS interrogator, a local boy with amnesia or a saviour sent from heaven? The stakes are high and getting it wrong, means certain death.
London, 1939. Sigmund Freud, one of the greatest names of the 20th century and the father of psychoanalysis, spends his dying days in Hampstead - in exile from Hitler's Europe. An unexpected visitor in the night throws the certainties of a life's work into doubt and blurs the borders between dreams and reality. When things cannot get any stranger, they do. Why has his Doctor found women's undergarments on the lawn? Is there a naked woman in the house? Was Salvador Dali chasing a swan round the garden? Is he barking mad? Or has everything just degenerated into farce? Contains scenes of an adult nature.
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.
Story of the friendship of thespians Coward and Lawrence. Noel Coward and actress Gertrude Lawrence first met in 1913 when he was 13 and she 14. During the 1930's they created stage history with the legendary partnership on Noel's plays Private Lives and Tonight at 8.30. Noel and Gertie is the story of their remarkable 40-year friendship. It is inspired by the songs, plays, letters, poems, films and diaries of Noel Coward, and by both his and Gertie's biographies.
Amidst the fashionable society of 18th Century Bath, our heroine Catherine Morland meets Mr Henry Tilney at a Ball in the famous Pump Room, and instantly falls in love with the dashing young man. On being invited to his family home, the somewhat sinister Northanger Abbey, Catherine, already a dedicated romantic believes herself caught up in a mysterious and dangerous situation
An adaptation written by the company, featuring handmade puppets, props and costume, the show is a great opportunity to see a fresh and inventive take on Austen's classic story of gothic romance and misadventure. Running time: 1hr 15mins
Based on the best selling novel and the hit 1959 movie starring Alec Guinness. Graham Greene's satirical masterpiece is about the ridiculousness of cold war paranoia and sees antihero Wormold - in need of some money (his daughter has reached that 'expensive age'!) - attempt to lie his way through his new job as Agent 59200, MI6's man in Havana. With only his experience as a vacuum-cleaner salesman to rely on, he files bogus reports, apparently randomly dreaming up military installations based on vacuum-cleaner designs, only to discover that his stories start to prove alarmingly close to the truth...
Once you've seen that explosive violence - that pink mist - how can you go back again? Lyrical and devastating, this award-winning verse drama is about three young soldiers from Bristol who are deployed to Afghanistan. Pulling no punches, it weaves their experiences together, setting war-torn trauma against the backdrop of their everyday lives and examines both the physical and psychological fractures they bring home. Drawn from interviews with soldiers and their families, this intensely emotional and poetic work recently won Wales Book of the Year and the Roland Mathias prize. It captures the realities of modern warfare with piercing insight and aching power.
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.
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.
English artist, Peter Meredith, lives in the lush and beautiful countryside of Provence. Sharing his home and his life is young and trusting Suzy. Soon their peaceful idyll will be crushed. Suzy finds out that she has been betrayed. Peter is not the man he pretends to be. What is his real name? What dreadful secret is he concealing? Is he a ruthless killer on the run and is her own life in deadly danger? The arrival of Ross, a Scotland Yard detective, sets wheels into motion that don't stop turning and twisting until a terrible murder is committed.
Frank Galvin is a washed up veteran lawyer and an alcoholic. He is presented with one last chance to redeem himself when he is given an open-and-shut medical malpractice case that no one thinks he can win. Up against the unforgiving medical establishment and the all-powerful Church, he courageously refuses an out of court settlement, believing it is negligence that has condemned a young mother. Smelling a cover up, he instead takes the case and the entire legal system to court. A stunning courtroom thriller made famous by the five times Oscar-nominated Sidney Lumet film with Paul Newman and James Mason.
All the favourite characters from the original TV series are reimagined for 2017, facing the challenges that come with growing old disgracefully in the era of the silver surfer. At Bayview Retirement Home, battle-axe extraordinaire Diana Trent conspires with new resident Tom Ballard to give the conniving manager his comeuppance through a hilarious conspiracy with unexpectedly heart-warming results.