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The people and history of a country house. A dazzling elaborate comedy of ideas. This is Stoppard of 'Jumpers' and 'Travesties' fixed by sublime abstraction and human absurdity. The plot revolves on a scandal that rocked the household of Lady Croom almost 200 years ago: a sexual liaison, possibly involving Lord Byron and resulting in a fatal duel. But did events really take place as they seem, and how does the Croom's handsome and dashing young tutor and his brilliant pupil Thomasina fit into the story? All will be revealed or will it? First performed at the National Theatre in 1993, this is a dazzling comedy of ideas.
Set during a heat wave on a rundown Thamesmead estate, Beautiful Thing is an urban fairytale full of characters that abound with attitude, energy, frankness and humour. The story follows Jamie, an introvert, troubled teen whose dislike of football is reason enough for his classmates to bully him at every opportunity. Living with is pre-occupied single mum, Sandra, Jamie finds himself infatuated with his next door neighbour and classmate Ste. Ste, who is living with his drug-dealing brother and abusive, alcoholic father in the flat next door, is one night beaten so badly that Sandra takes pity and lets him sleep over. In the absence of a third bed, Ste has to make do with sleeping 'top-to-toe' with Jamie. Much to his delight, Jamie is able to provide Ste with the comfort and reassurance he craves and also a little massage with some peppermint foot lotion . . . The boys’ relationship is helped along by Leah, a sassy, Mama Cass-obsessed neighbour and Sandra’s dippy neo-hippy lover, Tony, as they discover themselves, each other and a Beautiful Thing. Jonathan Harvey deftly combines comedy with ardent drama in his critically acclaimed award winning play. Beautiful Thing truly captures what it is to be sixteen and in the first full flush of love.
This production explores the life, death and legacy of the inspirational campaigner, murdered at the hands of the security police in apartheid South Africa. It takes the audience on a poignant and emotional journey through danced storytelling, often joyous, then dropping into the depths of tragedy.
Djanogly Theatre. Part of the Afrovibes Festival
It's four in the morning and Leah is alone in a flat waiting for her boyfriend to call. Over the course of a single night she tells us her story, explaining what it's like to be 14, fearless and full of love . But everything isn't what it seems, and as the sun comes up, Leah begins to unpick the true nature of her relationship with Ali.
Michael Harrison has it all; great career, great friends and a beautiful fianc?. But when his stag night prank goes horribly wrong, Michael finds himself left alone, buried alive and facing a terrifying death. As time runs out and the terror grows, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace investigates Michael's mysterious disappearance. But as the mystery deepens and he begins to unravel a tangled web of deceit, Grace begins to fear that Michael won't be found in time...
As a clergy wife, Grace has spent a lifetime on her best behaviour. Now, following the death of her husband, Bardolph, she is enjoying the new-found freedom to do and say exactly as she pleases. But the return of her eccentric missionary sister, Ruth, together with some disturbing revelations, forces Grace to confront the truth of her marriage. With sharp-edged comedy and probing wit, the play asks whether God can be trusted to do anything right at all. This play was first staged at the Theatre Royal Bath in 2009 and starred Penelope Keith in the leading role.
In a nursing home for actors, a group of aged performers are determined to prove that it's not all behind them with a host of old jokes, surprisingly athletic dance routines and a not-so-reserved rock and roll singalong.
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.
This extraordinary, thought provoking show is a compelling story of love, longing and the ultimate betrayal. In the production, actress and author Tonya Joy Bolton explores one woman's struggle to remain holy despite being horny as hell! She draws on a variety of art forms such as comedy, mime, physical theatre, song, poetry and drama. This enthralling show follows Sheila's amazing journey as she embarks on a set of disastrous dates which lead to unexpected life-changing consequences.
Suitable for age 15+. Contains strong language and sexual content. Running time: approx. 75mins without an interval.
A classic Sherlock Holmes mystery set on a foggy and sinister moor. A beloved baronet lies murdered...Mysterious omens of doom are sent by unseen hands...An escaped psychopath brings reign of terror...A terrifying beast is glimpsed in the dead of night...
How Now Mrs Brown Cow is part of the hilarious series written by and starring Brendan O'Carroll.
After civil war Messina seems to have returned to peace with few casualties and a courtship holds the promise of reconciling the battle of the sexes in a well matched wedding. But the reconciliation's have been too hurried and soldiers can't return to the civilian world overnight.
We are delighted to welcome back LipService following their hugely successful productions Inspector Norse, Move Over Moriarty, Withering Looks and Desperate to be Doris. Doreen Gray has it all, a drive time radio show, a high ratings lifestyle programme, Up Sticks and Away on Even More 4, her famously youthful looks - she ranks up there in the national treasure list alongside Cliff and Lulu. But how does Doreen stay so incredibly young? When Doreen is invited to a school reunion, the headmistress dusts off Doreen's portrait to reveal a dark and dreadful secret.
Featuring community actors as Doreen's school mates and some random fairies.
This show is about you rating me based solely on my looks... It is also about a recent worldwide trend of teenage girls posting videos on YouTube asking viewers to rate their looks. Pretty/Ugly follows Louise's trail of research into how Generation YouTube uses the ever widening field of social networking to reach others. There is a live YouTube experiment, some Britney, a tender and inappropriate love story, and some of her childhood toys. It is about our obsessions, and pretensions, and teenage girls - but don't let that put you off. It is about you, me and the internet.
During the era of reconciliation, white, middle class Ellen Robinson adopted a three year old black baby, Lindwe. Fourteen years later, Lindwe is coming to terms with her life in changing South Africa; her future set, but her identity uncertain. Thought-provoking Rainbow Scars captures Lindwe's emotions as she is forced to confront her true heritage.
Djanogly Theatre. Part of Afrovibes
Full of humour and bawdy wit, this new comedy will transport you into the wanton world of the English Restoration. King Charles II lies ill; Nell Gwyn, once the brightest star of the theatre, rages against her fate. What will become of her if Charles is summoned to his Maker? Mistress Gwyn and Margery, her maid, lead us a merry dance, filled with their laughter, their tears and Nell's enchanting songs of the baroque: a rollicking romp that ends with a sting in its tail.
Penny Crowe is the host of a late-night radio phone in and, as Britain's leading Agony Aunt, she takes calls about every date from hell and the occasional one from heaven. Along with her co-hosts, camp producer Rory Reynolds (Carl Patrick) and former pop starlet Willow Wallace, she is more than happy to dish out relationship advice but she's less happy to take it!
Age advisory 16+ some strong language and adult themes. Running time: 2hrs 29mins (inc. interval). Initially advertised as "Sex and the Suburbs".
The award-winning Skierlik revisits the horror of the racially motivated shootings that devastated the remote settlement of Skierlik, RSA in 2008. We too experience the tangled emotions of Thomas, who has lost his family in the atrocity, as he returns home to his tiny blue shack after running from the unbearable burden of living alone in the family home.
Recommended for audiences aged 14+
Part of Afrovibes 2014
The place is Maycomb, Alabama in the Great Depression years of the 1930s. Momentous events unfold through the eyes of eight year old Scout Finch, growing up in a close knit neighbourhood with her older brother Jem and their summertime visitor Dill. When their father Atticus Finch, a well respected lawyer, mounts a vigorous and compelling case for the defence of Tom Robinson, a poor black man accused of the rape of a young white girl, an idyllic world of childhood is changed forever. Through the drama of the trial and its aftermath comes a searching examination of freedom, justice, honesty and hypocrisy. A compelling, deeply moving story told with warmth and humour.