Skylight is a complex, thought-provoking, funny and remarkably timeless play about power, politics, and passion. On a chilly night in East London, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis receives an unexpected visit first from Edward Sergeant and then his father Tom Sergeant, Kyra’s one-time boss and long-time lover. After the painful, and unresolved, dissolution of Tom and Kyra’s relationship, the pair have pulled away from each other physically, emotionally, and ideologically, as Tom continues to focus on his business life and Kyra puts all her energy into teaching in an East End School. There is a bruising emotional truth in the writing, and an exhilarating mixture of wit and anger as these two wounded stubborn creatures rake over the ashes of their past.
“Synge’s irreverent comic masterpiece”
First staged in Dublin in 1907, it caused a riot.
Set in a village in County Mayo, a young chancer, Christy Mahon, wanders into a pub claiming he has killed his bullying father.
The locals, instead of condemning the act, are enchanted by his colourful story and hail him an instant hero. The men toast him and drink more, the women try to woo him, but there are unexpected twists to his tale……
1737 is a bad year for the Royal Family. King George II and Queen Caroline loathe their son and heir, the Prince of Wales and the Prince of Wales loathes them back, with interest. Fanning the flames of this bitter feud is the Queen’s Vice-Chamberlain, the witty and vicious Lord Hervey, whose uninhibited reminiscences provide a wickedly entertaining picture of Georgian life at the top.
An action packed comedy drama that shows us the ladies of Longfield Bishop clinging bravely to the metaphorical mast as they fight for survival against the turbulent storm that is life at the bottom of the local bowls league.
Or possibly not quite as action packed as that.
Angie Collins and Matthew Salisbury first met in the Loft's 2015 production of The Hollow Crown. Angie will be know to Loft regulars both on and off the stage, most recently in Twelfth Night and Playboy of the Western World. Matthew spent many years with the Talisman Theatre and folk group Romany Pie.
As The Unlikely, singer Angie and guitarist Matthew offer a hugely entertaining range of songs from jazz standards to classic rock. Expect an evening of sounds from the sixties, numbers from great songwriters and even a few from the charts, all performed with fun and panache. Is there a better way to spend a Sunday evening? It's Unlikely.
It’s the Second World War and George Crocker is keen to liven up his dull life so he decides to join the village Drama Club. What happens then turns his world upside down!
‘It’s “Dads’ Army meets “The Vicar of Dibley”.’ London Metro.
“My son, who is allergic to Shakespeare, now wants to see a production of Henry V. Result!” Traci, Exeter College.
MARK CAREY trained at The Royal Central School. He has been a writer and actor for over thirty years, notably at The National Theatre as well as the West End, radio and television.
Arthur Miller’s masterpiece The Crucible, centres on the Salem Witch Trials and is a timeless parable of morality and a scorching indictment of intolerance.
In a tight-knit, repressive community in a Puritan town in the late 17th century. a group of girls are discovered dancing in the woods and then immediately fall ill, causing panic to percolate. Buried secrets are brought to light, and scapegoating leads to treachery and betrayal. Intolerance collides with lust and superstition, fuelling widespread hysteria… with tragic results. Unmissable.
A cottage, 1960s Yorkshire. The York Mystery plays are in rehearsal. Farmhand George becomes one of the cast, straining against his roots as a new world opens up to him. Can he grasp the chance for a different life?
Peter Gill’s dazzling play is both funny and a deeply touching reflection on the rival forces of family, class and longing. A five star rated sell out in its London production in 2018.
movie-star life. Yet in 1955, the self-styled ‘blonde bombshell’ is convicted of shooting her lover and becomes the last woman to be hanged in Great Britain. But why was she so keen to admit her guilt, and so loth to offer any defence?