Hedda Gabler | 19th – 24th February 2018

Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen.  A version by Christopher Hampton.

Directed by Alice Heather

Just married. Bored already. The beautiful and headstrong Hedda longs to be free.

Hedda and the ineffectual academic George Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble.

Her one hope of escaping is that Tesman has expectations of promotion and he becomes the outlet for her ambitions.

But when those ambitions are threatened Hedda comes up with a plan to remove the obstacles, and have some excitement in the process.  If everyone will play along nicely then everything will work out fine.

But Hedda is not the only one with a manipulative streak…

Cast
Hedda Gabler                         Sophia Danes
George Tesman                      Richard Stewart
Thea Elvsted                           Laura Gamble
Ellert Lovborg                        Rob Chambers
Miss Juliane Tesman            Lynn Rushby
Judge Brack                             Wayne Sheridan
Berte                                          Janet Clark

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Communicating Doors | 23rd – 28th April 2018

Communicating Doors by Alan Ayckbourn.

Directed by Kerry Heywood

A dominatrix is hired for an elderly man by the hotel caretaker, but the man doesn’t want sexual services.

He wants her to witness a confession to the murders of his two previous wives by his psychopathic partner.

The dominatrix finds a link through time: can she escape with her own life and go back through time to rescue the wives before they can be killed?

The cast:

Julian……. Howard James
Poopay….  Alice Heather
Ruella…… Janet Edden
Jessica….   Ruth Aylward
Reece…..    Rob Chambers
Harold…..   Ian Evans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Prisoner of Second Avenue | 1st – 6th October 2018

The Prisoner of Second Avenue by Neil Simon.

Directed by Wayne Sheridan.

Auditions: spring 2018

The story of Mel and Edna, a middle-class, middle-aged, couple living in Manhattan.

Mel loses his job, the apartment is robbed, Edna gets a job, Mel loses his mind, Edna loses her job . . . to say nothing of the more minor tribulations of nosey neighbours and helpful relatives.

When they seem on the verge of surrender, they dig the trenches for a battle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ladykillers | 3rd – 8th December 2018

The Ladykillers by Graham Linehan.

Directed by Paul Marshall

Auditions: summer 2018

The classic Ealing comedy which tells the tale of a sweet innocent old lady, alone in her home, pitted against a gang of criminal misfits who will stop at nothing.

Posing as amateur musicians, the gang rent rooms in the house of sweet but strict Mrs Wilberforce.

The villains plot to involve her unwittingly in a brilliantly conceived heist job. With only her parrot, General Gordon, to help her, she is alone with the men. But who will be forced to face the music?