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The same story as the film, barred by the Director (Stanley Kubrick) from being shown in the UK due to death threats he received. Not suitable for children. A controversial and violent tale about choices. Alex gets his kicks by raping and fighting his way around a future city with his gang of droogs, fired up by drugs secreted in their favourite drink of milk. When he gets caught, he chooses the quick way out - being programmed to behave in a non-violent manner. Burgess's cult allegory of free will, adapted from the novella, in all its urban darkness.
Bernard is planning a cosy Parisian weekend with his mistress. He's booked a cordon bleu cook, There's just one slight problem - his wife! Destined to spend the weekend at her mothers, Jacqueline cancels the trip at the last minute, throwing Bernard's plans into complete disarray. Faced with impending disaster, Bernard resorts to desperate measures to hide his wayward love-life! It's an evening filled with mistaken identities, bribery and deception as plans go disastrously awry. Chaos and confusion reign as Bernard juggles his mistress, his wife, her lover, the cook. and the cook's husband - leaving the hapless Robert to take all the blame! Who is the real Suzy and exactly whose mistress is she? Will Bernard's secret be discovered? And just why is Jacqueline so upset by Robert's new found love? All will be revealed in this hilarious tale of adultery and farcical improvisation as a weekend of passion turns into a nuptial nightmare!
You are forever responsible for what you create. Victoria Frankenstein is a brilliant, visionary young woman born into a world not ready for her. The industrial revolution is dawning and the British Empire circles the globe. It's an age of enlightenment, a time where old orders begin to crumble and everything seems possible. Provided, of course, that you are an English-man. Women are not allowed to study medicine in England, so Victoria travels to Ingolstadt, Bavaria to fulfil her destiny and become Dr Frankenstein. Convinced that there is no magic, no god, only undiscovered science, Victoria's experiments lead her to the very brink of human knowledge: the secret of life itself. In the dark of night, a creature is given life. There is violence, there is anger, there is fear. There will be consequences. This psychologically disturbing new version of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's Frankenstein tells a truly great story of power and powerlessness, of fear and revenge; of the creative possibility and terrible destructive power of the human animal.
In 1997, a British film about six out of work Sheffield steelworkers who had nothing to lose, took the world by storm. And now they're back, live on stage, only this time, for them, it really has to be...THE FULL MONTY. Rediscover the six men, their wives and their children and what they had to do to keep it all together.
Benjamin Braddock's got excellent grades, very proud parents and a bright future ahead of him. Benjamin's confused, dissatisfied and not interested in teaching or following in his father's footsteps. When Mrs Robinson, the wife of his father's business partner, asks Benjamin to help her with a zip, a chain of events is set in motion which sees Benjamin fall in love with the daughter of the women he's sleeping with.
Enter, stranger! Knightmare Live is back with a brand new concept and offers YOU the chance to wear the iconic helmet of justice and play the dungeon. For 2016/17 the game has changed. Every show is different, every room holds a new challenge. Don the Helmet of Justice and hold up the Eye-Shield, how long will you last? Fancy your chances, watchers of illusion? Check out www.knightmarelive.com to seek your quest. The critically acclaimed comedy stage adaption of the cult TV classic is now bigger and better than ever. Multiple contestants will be able to take part in an entirely improvised adventure against Lord Fear or one of the other agents of evil. New characters, new puzzles and new jokes aplenty. There might even be a flying dragon.
In the days after the EU referendum, the National Theatre began a nationwide listening project. A team of interviewers spoke to people around the country - from Leicester to Derry/Londonderry and Merthyr Tydfil to Glasgow - to hear their views of the country and town they live in, their lives, their future, and the referendum. sing exact words taken from the interviews, My Country; a work in progress puts those conversations centre stage. Rufus Norris, Director of the National Theatre, collaborates with Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate, to create this new performance which opens in London before playing at venues around the country.
Created in collaboration with; Citizens Theatre, Curve, Derry Playhouse, Live Theatre, National Theatre Wales, Sage Gateshead, Salisbury Playhouse and Strike A Light Festival in association with Cusack Projects Limited.
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.
Shaw's dramatisation of a Cockney flower girl's metamorphosis into a lady is not only a delightful fantasy but also has much to say about social class, money, spiritual freedom and womens' independence. Its combination of ideas and social comment, together with its rich comic characterization, make it one of the most enduring and entertaining of English comedies. Henry Higgins, Professor of Linguistics and confirmed bachelor, wagers that within six months he will transform flower seller, Eliza Doolittle, into a lady who can take her place in high society. Shaw's masterpiece is both brilliantly funny and a devastating critique of the English class system. This play formed the basis of "My Fair Lady".
Sleuth is the story of two ruthless men, locked together in a deadly power game. Andrew, cuckolded by Milo, plots an extraordinary revenge on his handsome, younger rival, which is as stylish as it is lethal. Milo, however, is an adversary who should not be underrated..
Sally has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Her husband is thinking ahead. An obsessive archivist, he is also a leading Roboticist. Their long marriage has had its ups and downs, but now he can make a better version of himself, to look after Sally when he's gone. Will she accept it? And will it work?
When womanising Graham meets the fiancée of Peter, one of his employees, he makes his traditional beeline for her. She however has other ideas preferring Leonard Graham's brother-in-law. When Leonard is forced to own up, Peter's only concern seems to be cricket not his fiancée's infidelity!
Set in a bar in a remote part of Ireland, the local lads are swapping spooky stories to impress an attractive young woman, Valerie, recently arrived from Dublin. What begins as a simple visit to the local pub soon turns out to be an evening of both funny and spellbinding stories, until the final tale takes a strange and unexpected twist...Hailed as the best new play of the nineties, when The Weir premiered at the Ambassadors Theatre, London in 1997, it won McPherson the Evening Standard ‘Most Promising Playwright Award, and in 1999 it won the prestigious Olivier Award for ‘Best New Play .
When psychoanalyst Dr Prentice instructs his new secretary to undress, little does he expect to be interrupted by his wife, her blackmailing lover, a meddling government inspector and an inquisitive policeman. But hiding a naked woman is the least of his worries, as libidos run riot, identities are swapped and social decorum is buried.
White Lily and Night Rider is a window into relationships in today's digital world. Under the pseudonyms White Lily and Night Rider, two 30-something singles build irresistible identities and fall in love. But when they decide to take their relationship to the next level and meet face-to-face, things don't exactly go as planned. The play uses humour to highlight the disparity between the real and online personalities that often leads to mismatched expectations. An out-and-out audience entertainer, it also leaves you with an insight into relationships in today's society.
Acclaimed stars of the West End stage, the Reduced Shakespeare Company, bring their barnstormingly irreverent and breathtakingly hilarious celebration of our cultural heritage - as seen through the eyes of three Americans wearing trainers. In a better-late-than-never nod to the Bard's 400th anniversary, the bad boys of abridgement present this 'new' play by the man himself, as discovered in a Leicester car park! The company has mercifully abridged the play from its full hundred-hour running time to a more palatable ninety minutes!
Fog and creepily haunted houses, supernatural happenings, sea mists and dark stormy nights, lonely funerals and creaking attic doors, all combine in this gripping adaptation of Susan Hill's tense and thrilling story to create a play that taps our primal fears. A grieving lawyer believes a curse has been cast over him and his family by the spectre of the woman in black. In an attempt to exorcise the spirit he engages a sceptical young actor to help him tell his story. His plan begins innocently enough, but as the border between reality and fantasy blur, the horror starts and the flesh begins to creep..