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

The Prisoner of Second Avenue by Neil Simon.

Directed by Wayne Sheridan.

Box Office opens 1st September

Mel Edison lives in an average New York apartment with his loving wife Edna. He’s got an average job, average clothes, average TV… Life’s just ticking along until the day he gets fired. Money becomes scarce, opportunities for a man chasing 50 are even more scarce and all this in the midst of a 1970’s heatwave when the temperatures roaring and the economy is crashing. Left with no choice but to pace the boards of his shrinking apartment, Mel’s mind begins to fall apart and it’s up to Edna to try and keep it all together.

This fantastic Neil Simon comedy is, for the most part, a great two hander for a couple of skilled performers. It is made all the more relevant today with topics such as mental health, class divide and materialism all bubbling under the surface.

The Ladykillers | 3rd – 8th December 2018

The Ladykillers by Graham Linehan

Directed by Paul Marshall

Audition details here

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?